When it comes to adding value to your home, put your money where your mouths are. The 2 rooms that add or detract value most from a home are the kitchen and the bathroom. Right now stainless steel appliances are the trend but there is no sense investing in them only to put them next to shabby cabinets in an outdated kitchen. When renovating a kitchen, start with the cabinets first. An older refrigerator or stove will look better surrounded by new cabinets. Continue reading →
There is so much more to choosing a faucet than going to a store and grabbing one. There are a few rules to remember such as the holes and handles. If you are just replacing the existing faucet you will want to remember that your new faucet will require the same number of holes in the deck of the sink as your old one. This will include the spout and the handles. Continue reading →
If you are like most of us, you think decluttering your kitchen is clearing everything out and having nothing showing. That means shoving those bills in a drawer, or neatly lining them up on the counter, or even having a junk drawer. If you have to say you have a junk drawer, then that is exactly what it is, junk! Your countertops are filling with clutter, then you need to designate a proper space for it. Continue reading →
There are many reasons why families decide to renovate their homes. Often times it’s because they can’t afford a bigger purchase. It may also be that they already have a well established life in their community and can’t seem to leave a place they’ve known and loved for so long. Love your home and just can’t see living anywhere else, the kitchen or bathroom just needs a face lift or even the flooring needs to be replaced. Whatever the reason, there are ways to assess the home, see how your family has outgrown it and implement change to adapt to your growing family’s needs.
What areas of my home should I focus on renovating?
Countertops are extremely important to the functionality of your kitchen. It is after all, the most used room in your home. If your family has most of their meals at home, this is where they will be prepared. Whether it’s day to day functionality or holiday gatherings, this is the room that will offer up the most memories. For this reason, it should be the most maintained. If countertops begin to wear, it could slow down your average routines.
How can you tell when it’s time to replace your countertops?
Your choice in countertops are drastically important to the look and feel of the room, whether it’s in the kitchen or bathroom. It pulls every other element in your room together from wall color to backsplashes. In addition, countertops have to be durable. They have to accommodate your needs, no matter what those are. It is important to be aware of when you need new countertops in your kitchen or bathroom.
The catch with renovating your backsplash is that it’s not the easiest project to take on. Sometimes they may be hard to remove, chipping one tile away at a time. It’s extremely tedious and time consuming. However, there are ways to make a daunting task a bit more approachable. For example, if your backsplash is still durable, and not yet garbage worthy, you can always simply install over it.
Are you considering giving your kitchen a cabinet refacing? This type of renovation can be done within 3 or 4 days. The design choices are endless, and it is a very affordable option. Cabinet refacing will allow you to change the look and feel of your kitchen without even having to change the cabinets themselves.
When choosing a flooring type for your kitchen and bathroom you have to look for aspects that will not only enhance your room but also offer longevity. Several types of tile flooring will work great but tile can be hard on your legs and feet when working in the kitchen. The best type of flooring is cork or bamboo, it is softer, easy on your legs and feet and is great in damp areas.