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Avoiding Kitchen Remodeling Pitfalls: Unrealistic Budget

Many of you are seasoned remodelers, and have had 3-5 projects completed on your home. You know roughly what to expect and have enough experience to understand what works and what does not. Then there are those of you who have never remodeled before and are overwhelmed with the complexity that is planning, designing, and building a project.

Unrealistic Budgets

Great New Sinks for Your Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to kitchen renovation, a lot of attention goes to kitchen cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes. Appliances are also in the spotlight. However, as a kitchen-remodeling contractor, I think the sink is one of the most important choices you will make – because you will use it more frequently than any other part of your new kitchen.

How to Do a “Back to Basics” Kitchen Remodel

Like many kitchen-remodeling contractors, we are seeing a back-to-basics trend with kitchen renovations. Now, a basic does not mean bare bones, far from it. Homeowners still want a beautiful kitchen with luxurious extras, but they want kitchen remodeling to focus on functionality and personal style rather than on a “statement” kitchen remodel that features high-end everything and ornate flourishes everywhere.

Here are a few examples:

How Important is Kitchen Cabinet Lighting?

We all know that a well-planned, multi-layered lighting design is a critical component of every kitchen renovation. This should include a combination of ambient, task, accent, and decorative lighting, incorporating a range of light fixtures perhaps accompanied by a dimmer switch. While you are picking out the perfect, pendant lights to hang over your island or the ideal recessed ceiling fixtures, why not also consider lighting that will complement one of the most dominant elements of your kitchen?

4 Ways to Glam up your Bathroom Design!

A glamorous bathroom is a great way to bring the feeling of luxury into your home. Bathrooms are no longer just a functional space in which to shower and brush your teeth, but a place to relax, rejuvenate, and leave you feeling your best for the day ahead. Designs have changed over time to reflect this role as bathrooms become more sophisticated and align with the style of the home.

Elevate your Design with a Bathroom Tile Feature

Today’s top bathroom design trends tend to focus on clean lines, neutral color schemes, and creating a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Whether your bathroom style is traditional or contemporary, a neutral color palette and simple, elegant features serve as an excellent foundation for your design. You can keep this look but add an element of visual interest by including an eye-catching feature to make your design stand out. 

Five Ways to Create a Family Room/Kitchen Combo

Gone are the days when kitchens were situated far away from the living area, and formal living rooms are becoming outdated. A more relaxed style suited to family life and entertaining has become popular, with the hub of activity centered on the kitchen and family room. This is reflected in the rising popularity of open plan kitchen design, which has seen many homeowners knocking down walls to create a free-flowing kitchen/dining/family room, or perhaps incorporating aspects of a living space into their kitchen renovation. 

Consider Installing Cherry Cabinets in Your Kitchen

When renovating your kitchen, some projects can be more expensive than others can. Sometimes you can be in control of the price, based on design, and sometimes you have no control over how much somethings costs. One example of having a choice would be your kitchen cabinets. You can choose material, stain, size, as well as a variety of other options that will make your cabinets completely customized by you.

Benefits of Replacement Windows

Windows can be an important way to keep warm this winter and cool in the summer. If cold weather outside seems to be seeping into your home and the heat from the summer sun coming in, or you have noticed some of the other signs that your windows might be wearing out—such as fog, condensation, rotted or warped window sills, windows that won’t open, or drafty air in the vicinity—here are just a few reasons you should consider replacement windows.

Maintain More Constant Indoor Temperatures