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Which Kitchen Renovation Mistakes Could Hurt Your Home’s Resale Value?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Which Kitchen Renovation Mistakes Could Hurt Your Home’s Resale Value?

A kitchen renovation is more than just a chance to get the space you have always wanted. It is an opportunity to increase the resale value of your home. Unfortunately, poor decisions made during the design and construction of the new kitchen can actually have the opposite effect. To help you avoid a drop in the resale value, here are some renovations missteps that you should reconsider.   Skipping the Permits Some homeowners attempt to save on the cost of their renovations by skipping the permits. The idea is that the kitchen...

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4 Reasons To Schedule Your Kitchen Remodel In The Winter

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Reasons To Schedule Your Kitchen Remodel In The Winter

If you want to have your kitchen remodeled, it’s best to wait until the winter season to have it done. Here are four reasons why: It’s Easier to Work With the Contractors You Want: Contractors are far less busy in the winter months. This is because exterior work usually isn’t done in the winter. On top of this, not many people schedule for their home to be remodeled during the holidays. If you can swing it, it’s better to look to hire contractors, like Lifestyle Kitchen Designs, to remodel your kitchen in the...

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Awning Window Questions Answered

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Awning Window Questions Answered

Awning windows are common in many different styles of houses. However, new homeowners likely have some common concerns and questions about awning windows that need to be answered. What Can Be Done To Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Older Awning Windows? Over the course of time, it is inevitable that windows will gradually lose much of their energy efficiency. This is related to the fact that the window frames will often develop gaps between the frame and the house as well as the window frame and the glass. When your windows start to suffer...

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2 Ways Fire Doors Keep You Safer Inside Of Your Home

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Ways Fire Doors Keep You Safer Inside Of Your Home

A great way to increase the fire safety of your home is by changing out the regular wood doors that you use inside of your home. Fire doors can provide you and your family with an additional layer of protection should a fire ever break out inside of your home. Here are two advantages. Smoke Protection Most interior doors, such as the ones leading into your bedroom, are designed with space around them at the top and bottom. If you examine your existing bedroom doors, you’ll see that there is a couple inches of space from the bottom of...

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How To Stain Light Oak Cabinets Darker

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Stain Light Oak Cabinets Darker

If you want to update your light oak cabinets to match your remodeled kitchen without replacing them, stain them darker. Oak is a strong wood that comes in medium to light hues, and it has a golden tone. A beginning DIY person should be able to stain the cabinets darker. Here are tips to stain light oak cabinets darker. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: chemical-resistant work gloves safety goggles respirator tarp or drop cloths screwdriver medium and fine grit sandpaper tack cloth dish cloth flat and round scrapers chemical paint...

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3 Ways To Expand Storage Space In Your Studio Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Expand Storage Space In Your Studio Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t need to be expensive, making it a worthy project to take on if you’re frustrated with the small size of your kitchen. If you own a condo or a home that’s studio-sized, you may be struggling with having enough storage in the kitchen. Before getting frustrated and feeling like moving, consider some of the following projects that can help expand on storage to make your kitchen more enjoyable to cook in. Consider Getting a Kitchen Island Built A great way to have more counter space and provide...

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Have An Older Tub? Two Reasons Why You Should Have It Refinished

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have An Older Tub? Two Reasons Why You Should Have It Refinished

If you have an older tub, you may notice that the porcelain or trim is starting to look weathered and worn.  Certain spots may be chipped away, revealing the gray stone or metal underneath and taking away from the beauty of your bathroom.  You may be thinking that it’s time to have the tub replaced, but there may be an even better option:  refinishing.  Refinishing, also known as re-glazing, is a process where a new layer of finish is added to your tub and then painted.  Learning more about the benefits of...

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Eager To Make The Most Out Of A Small Kitchen? 3 Features Not To Skip

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eager To Make The Most Out Of A Small Kitchen? 3 Features Not To Skip

Cooking in a smaller kitchen can prove to be a challenge, especially if you’re somebody who has a large number of kitchen tools and appliances that you use. If you enjoy cooking and are looking for a way to make your kitchen more efficient, you need to keep the limited square footage in mind when beginning any remodeling work. While kitchen designers can help you find a layout that works for your kitchen, you should consider the following remodeling ideas that will help you expand the size of your kitchen without the need for major...

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Remodeling Your Kitchen With Pets In Mind? 3 Features To Include

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Remodeling Your Kitchen With Pets In Mind? 3 Features To Include

Remodeling your kitchen with your family in mind often brings about ideas of what will suit your children, partner, and yourself the best. While you’ve already taken into consideration all the human members of your family, it’s also important that you consider what qualities are important for making a kitchen that is easily managed with pets. Whether you have cats or dogs, it’s likely that you want to fix up your kitchen so that it best serves your entire family, pets included. Taller Countertops When looking into how to...

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Using Solid Or Composite Flooring In Your Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Using Solid Or Composite Flooring In Your Kitchen

There are many different ways to give your kitchen floor the look of natural hardwood. While there are many synthetic materials with fake wooden prints, such as vinyl and linoleum, these never look as good as the real thing. Luckily, there are different types of hardwood products that are cheaper than solid hardwood and ideal for kitchen floors. This article discusses the difference between a composite floor with a hardwood top layer and a solid (one that is entirely made out of hardwood) floor. Solid Hardwood Solid hardwood planks are...

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