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Most remodel projects are undertaken during spring and summer when the weather is hot. But there are some advantages to remodeling during the offseason when the workload for the contractor is light.
The contractor will have the time to focus on your job and make it their priority.
There will be more time to work on your home, so your remodel should take less time.
If you’re planning to go to Grandma’s for the holidays, it’s a perfect time to remodel while you’re out of the house.
Here are some of the remodeling projects that should be considered in winter:
A house that looks appealing from the curb is usually sold quicker that a plain house. Small touches that bring big payoffs in boosting curb appeal don’t need to bust your budget or take over your weekends.
When homeowners renovate their houses, they want to make that it’s more comfortable and that it adds value to their property. While renovations can be costly, if you increase the value of your home you’ll recover a good portion of your investment if you decide to sell.
Secrets to multi-generational homes
Many houses stand on large plots of land that can be challenging to manage. The addition of a small cottage or granny flat can have numerous benefits, as long as it’s planned correctly.
It can be used to house elderly relatives, or it can be rented out to generate extra income. Use it as an office, saving time and money on a commute.
It’s a big decision to remodel your kitchen. You’ll need to drop some money into your house with a promise to see a higher selling price when, down the line, you decide to sell your home.
It will also take emotional resources; putting up with not having a kitchen for cooking and all the remodel mess. Kitchen remodels can range from $18,500 on the low end to $50,000 to 60,000 for a major kitchen remodel.
The only real limit is your wallet. While that maybe a lot of money to spend on one room, most times owners see a rise in the value of their home after the remodel is complete.
What will you be doing in your kitchen? Do you like to cook? Will you be entertaining? Do you have large dinner parties or small family gatherings? All these questions will influence the layout of the kitchen.
For example, if someone likes to cook a lot, the fridge, sink, and range will be close together to make preparing meals easy. If the homeowners like to entertain, the kitchen may be more spacious and luxurious.
The point is for the homeowners and designer to come up with a layout that works for the household. One major piece of your kitchen is your cabinets. They’re on most of the walls and lend a lot of character to your kitchen decor.
A Game of Space
One of the most prominent deciding factors of the layout is the amount of space there is to work within the kitchen. A small kitchen means that the cabinets will have to function in a way that maximizes space.
Open shelving and glass doors makes a small kitchen feel open and airy. Adding a lazy susan to corner cabinets can give access to areas that were previously black holes.
Island or No Island
If the kitchen has an open floor plan a kitchen island can offer storage space, a place to sit and looks stylish. In a large kitchen floor plan often, the island will create a galley like feel adding a sink or range top to the bar.
Most islands include some type of eating area. Small kitchens may not fit a traditional island, but having a connected bar area offers some of the same benefits.
Homeowners can add some custom cabinet elements to their kitchen. Appliances can be hidden from view with cabinet fronts. Microwaves can be built into the cabinets. Other ideas include furniture feet and industrial accents.
Stainless steel kitchen cabinet are gaining popularity in industrial style kitchens. Other options include enamel covered colored cabinets and cabinets created with antique furniture.
Remember that you’ll need to clean those cabinets frequently so choose a style and finish that cleans easily.
You should love your new kitchen. With all the options available, you should be able to create the kitchen of your dreams within your budget. The kitchen is the most important area of your home, and it should be treated that way with quality cabinets and a winning design.
Please feel free to contact us if you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen. We’d love to talk with you about all the styles of kitchen cabinets available.
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A kitchen can use a lot of energy and resources. If you’re concerned about sustainability and want to make your home greener here are a few remodeling ideas can help.
Sustainable Cabinets and Furniture
Cabinets and kitchen furniture contribute a lot to the appearance of the kitchen, but these pieces aren’t always green. Kitchen remodels can be accomplished easily through the selection of the right furniture.
A successful remodeling project begins with choosing the reliable contractor. The right contractor will understand exactly what is expected, use the best materials and constructions methods and complete the job on time and at a fair price. The following checklist will be helpful in ensuring the job is put in the hands of the best contractor:
The average cost for a home addition runs anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000. If you’re investing such a large amount in your home, it makes sense to consider every detail carefully, so you’re satisfied with the outcome. By following a simple set of guidelines for planning a home addition, you can cover all of the possible details and be happy with the end result.
Having an energy efficient home is a popular focus among homeowners. The benefits energy-efficient homes give homeowners, and the environment are impressive. Here are a few remodeling ideas that can make your home greener – and save money in energy savings.
Sealing & Insulation
A lack insulation and poorly sealed doors and windows can have a huge impact on your energy bills. The source of air leaks can be hard to determine. Sealing these leaks is a necessity for optimal energy efficiency. Leaks will force your heating and cooling systems to work overtime to maintain a constant indoor temperature. Look at the seals around your windows and doors, and inspect the corners of your home to plug any possible leaks, reseal any loose panes or padding, and take a look at possibly installing loft insulation.