Posts Tagged ‘kitchen remodeling’


Upgrade Your Older Home’s Flooring

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

natural-wood-flooringEasy and Economic Flooring Upgrade Options for Old Homes

When thinking of a home upgrade, most people tend to overlook flooring as it is not the most obvious aspect of a home interior.

However, the floor is an easy way to breathe new life into the look and feel of a home. It is also a great way to boost the value of the property without having to spend too much.

Given below are a few simple and cost-effective ways to refresh the old setting of a home through a flooring upgrade:

Installing a Floating Floor

A wooden floor is a great way to create a feeling of warmth and coziness. One of the most convenient ways to get a new wooden underfoot is by installing a floating floor.

This type of flooring differs from the conventional flooring from the aspect that the wooden strips are attached together with glue or snapped together and are not nailed. Floating floors go well with all types of flooring- concrete, sheet vinyl, ceramic tiles as well as plywood.

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Ten Simple Tips to Kitchen Remodeling

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

kitchen-interior-design-remodelTEN KITCHEN REMODELING TIPS

A kitchen used only for cooking means missed opportunities to create a home with special family time, or fun gatherings with friends.

After all, the kitchen is the center of much of our activities when at home. A comfortable and aesthetic space encourages human interaction and brings people closer together.

Spending some time correctly designing a kitchen will not only increase the value of your house, it will also pay emotional dividends.

Here are some tips we have gathered through our extensive experience remodeling kitchens:

1. SIMPLE IS BETTER
Most of the time less is actually more. The mark of a good design is understatement.

small-kitchen-makeover2. MORE COUNTER SPACE NEAR THE STOVE
Having plenty of space to prep food makes cooking more enjoyable.

3. MORE STORAGE
More storage means less cluttered counter-tops which means a cleaner look. Consider taking your cabinets to the ceilings, you’ll be able to store items not often used out of sight, helping resulting in a less cluttered look.

4. INVEST IN GOOD CRAFTSMANSHIP
Shoddy work simply doesn’t look good and will have to be redone. Investing in good craftsmanship will save you money down the road and fashion a more beautiful space.

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Increase Your Home’s Value with a Kitchen Remodel

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

kitchen-remodeling-tips4 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas Guaranteed to Increase Home Value

1. Increase The Work Area

This is a big one with potential buyers. If one has a family, and will be cooking a lot, work space is a huge issue in a kitchen. Many smaller homes do not have much area to work on. Counter space is lacking, and things can be cramped. Even in large homes, houses can be designed so that the kitchen has better ascetics than function.

This is a good time to have your kitchen remodeled with an eye on increasing the working area. Extend the counters. Add an island or peninsula. Install a hanging track for pots and pans, freeing up counter space, and cabinet space. Even in the smallest kitchen areas, a good designer will be able to redesign so that space is maximized.

They may be vertical, using shelving to free up counter area. They may even put in a stacked area in your counter top, giving you two work areas without increasing the length or width of your counters.

kitchen-design-remodeling-tips2. Install Granite or Tile

Using stone of any kind, including tile, is a great way to increase your home’s value. This goes for both the floors (wood and carpet are poor choices for a kitchen that will be used often because they do not handle spills, moisture, and water very well).

Not only does this lessen the likelihood that your floor will get ruined by water, but it is very attractive to potential buyers. It is considered easy to clean, and will drive up the value of your home significantly. In a tight housing market, this could be the key to getting your home sold.

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

kitchen-design-remodeling-tipsKitchen Remodeling: The Next Big Thing

As the hub of the house, the kitchen holds the most important place. This space is used not only for cooking but also entertaining people.

That’s why the kitchen needs the most importance while planning and designing. A lot of times one has to be satisfied with the existing kitchen but while renovating the house, one always has options of designing and creating their dream kitchen.

Remodeling your house is a challenge as the foundation is already built and one has to plan keeping in mind the space, area and most importantly the budget. Many people are now looking at remodeling their house for better and optimum usage of space and also to own their dream home.

interior-design-kitchenA functional space is the most important aspect to be considered while designing the kitchen. The planning needs to include the key aspects of having an easy and comfortable working area, these include

Utensil Cabinet: Design your cabinets in a way that it can create the maximum storage space for your utensils big and small. Create your cabinets at a height that can be easily reached by anyone in the house from young to the aged.

Electronic Cabinet: Make sure your electronics are well arranged and the sockets hidden for a clutter free kitchen.

Lighting and ventilation: Lighting and ventilation are very important for your kitchen; your kitchen needs to be well ventilated, as this is where one spends their maximum time. Also the right lighting helps in creating an illusion of a bigger space even if your kitchen is small.

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