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From kitchen cabinets to outdoor furniture, wood laminate is all around us The process of lamination is the bonding of two surfaces together with heat and glue to form a more durable material. Plastic lamination is the most common form; it’s what protects most of your ID’s and credit cards. And that is essentially the purpose of lamination, to protect something from the elements and the immediate environment.The process of wood lamination is really quite old and possibly the first. The tombs of the pharaohs contained traces of wood that have been laminated in an ancient process. It is known that...

Follow these tips for making an educated decision In a kitchen remodel, you could be looking at the cost of cabinets taking up to 40% of your total budget. It is a big expense in a renovation. It’s not easy making decisions in regard to cabinet replacements, whatever design you choose sets the look for the entire kitchen and it’s one you likely will have to live with for years, possibly decades.Currently it makes sense to settle on kitchen cabinets of conservative design, as they’re less likely to become wildly out of style any time soon. People are choosing less busy...

The presumed ease and savings aren’t guaranteed You’ve heard that you will save thousands of dollars by being your own contractor in a building project. The unfortunate reality is those claims stretch the truth a bit. Buildingadvisor.com has revealed the reality of it all in great detail. They admit that there are success stories - and just as many nightmares. They explain why it is absolutely necessary to have a complete understanding of what is needed to succeed in such an endeavor and help you recognize the reality of the “savings” you’ll incur. It’s all to help you make the ultimate...

Tips for creating an appealing outdoor space If your patio is in dire need of some reconstruction, these tips are for you. We understand your patio probably came with the house and looks like it hasn’t been touched or renovated in 20 years, but you can start anew - all you need is a solid foundation. This info should help you get a preliminary idea of costs, the processes available, and the types of materials needed. We’ll look at the most popular options as well as a brief overview of the nitty-gritty and reveal what’s new in innovation…Concrete Patios At $5 to...

A guide for knowing and applying light sources You may not be a professional lighting designer, but you understand the importance of layering light. It’s the secret behind turning a standard home into a place of elegance. For years, homes came built with very standard overhead lighting powered by on/off light switches. Now many lighting schemes are being incorporated with the additional feature of dimmers. Whatever a home is lacking light-wise may easily be remedied with additional installations. An artful use of highlights and shadows will create a subtle mood and a pleasing environment.Start with the most obvious factor, the windows....

Tips for making the wisest decision It’s not easy. You’re working with a kitchen and serious questions arise. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new home or a remodel, the issues you face are the same. You’ve probably already learned that it is the cabinets that consume the majority of a kitchen budget. You’re looking at making an investment in something that should be able to last for years, if not decades. Obviously, you’re not going to rush into this – this is something that needs to be done right. So before you carelessly spend time and money, weigh the factors that...