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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

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 Read More 

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. Read More 

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. Read More 

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. Read More 

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 stripper (optional) paint brushes or stain applicator pad wood filler wood stain Ventilate the area by running a fan or opening a window. Read More