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Before a hammer flies, be sure you’ve covered all the bases You’ve finally took the steps necessary to get your home modification project off the ground. You’ve hired the right people, and now the clock is counting down to when your home becomes a partial construction zone. You may be feeling overwhelmed, but don’t put it out of your mind, that would be counterproductive. Now’s the time you need to get ready! Procrastination has no place when preparing for a construction project. It’s all about preparation. Cast denial aside and embrace this endeavor with all you’ve got. And you can do so...

Installing a kitchen island may bring new life to the heart of your home We’ve all dreamed of buying a “small island” on which to live out our days in beachfront prosperity. Unfortunately, only 1% of us have Richard Branson level-wealth. So we may set our sights a little lower, but we don’t have to compromise any grand ambitions. We can turn our sights to our kitchen, and turn it into an ideal getaway. In fact, kitchen islands have become in-demand over the last few years. They’re not so common that everyone has them, and they are unique enough to be...

When kitchen remodels go over budget Planning a kitchen renovation isn’t an exact science, but a little research and common sense – factored in with your budget – can produce satisfying results. But even the best of planning can’t prevent the assortment of additional costs that arise unexpectedly. On average a kitchen remodel can range anywhere from $1,500 to 50,000! Depending on where you are on that scale, try to pad your projected budget with a 15 – 20% safety net. If you are able to do this, you will almost certainly eliminate any pitfalls, allowing you to uninhibitedly continue the project...

Why your bathrooms image can affect the sale of your home It’s plain and simple, really – a dirty bathroom is a turn-off. No matter where you experience one; a gas station, a restaurant, a friend’s house… they’re likely to gross you out. So why would you ever consider buying a home where the most sacred room of them all is unkempt? A clean bathroom is profoundly important to selling your home. The more appealing it is, the greater your potential buyers’ presumption will be that the rest of the home is as well maintained. You want a bathroom floor that...

A closer look at these cool propellers Besides helping to keep a room crisp and maybe making it possible to shut off the money-draining AC, ceiling fans are stylistic and designed for specific purposes. They’re not all the same and it’s best to have a general knowledge of the different types before buying one for a particular area. Some are engineered to be more efficient outdoors than in. Humidity and weather conditions are factored as well. Many colors and forms are produced to match the wide variety of surroundings in which they need to blend. Below is a list of the six...

You’ve viewed the options. Let’s break ‘em down informally and get to the nitty-gritty… There’s some cool stuff out there – custom, semi-custom… even the stock cabinets look pretty good. But you want to be sure. You’re gonna be spending money, so you’re gonna wanna do it right. For the most part, you like what you’ve seen. Now is the time to start limiting your options. You know your budget and you know what purpose your new cabinets need to serve. Armed with this awareness, a number of possibilities are automatically eliminated - excellent! Are you hoping to establish or emulate a style?...

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