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Different price ranges and what to expect from each… There are plenty of reasons and many potentially motivating factors to update a bathroom. Perhaps enhancing resale value is the priority, or there’s a desire to add capabilities, luxuries, or storage. Perhaps your ambition lies among ‘all of the above’. This type of practical indulgence requires a number of aspects be considered. Obviously the most important is the same factor each one of us deals with every day in one capacity or another – budget. Determining your price range, naturally, is your first step. The size of your project demands careful consideration, as well....

From Glass to Green - A guide to the most prominent cabinet styles The choices you make for your kitchen are important, and you have to be able to live with them. They will not only establish the style that will be prevalent for all to see, they will determine how efficiently the kitchen functions as well. In this in-depth directory, we take a detailed look at all of the types and styles of kitchen cabinets that are available. Most of what you need to know is right here (and anything else is surely within the pages of this site!).  DOOR...

Ingenious solutions for maximizing kitchen drawer efficiency Is everything a mess in your kitchen - to your sensibilities anyway? Maybe you have lids separated from their plastic ware, appliance manuals mingling with pot holders, and spatulas sharing the same drawer as phone chargers. Sure, it’s a mess, but it’s your mess – and that means it can be resolved as much as you are willing. Sure, you’re aware the philosophy of putting everything back where it belongs is a good one. It’s the basic drawer strategy. Unfortunately it does not establish a complete safeguard from the disarray that follows most of us...

Regardless of kitchen style, there’s a cabinet that’s perfect You can’t just throw caution to the wind, cabinet doors are too important to make an uneducated choice about. They can be the identifying factor of your kitchen’s design. They are certainly considered the most visible. If you’re not careful, they may also be the most expensive. Whether you have the budget for the elaborate, or simply prefer the simple route, there is a door designed to be the right fit in any scenario. Among the most well-known cabinet styles is the Shaker-style door. It is in fact, the most common in use...

Working the Galley to make it work for you A central corridor that is sandwiched between parallel rows of cabinets is called a “galley”. Such a layout works inherently well in a kitchen. Many seasoned chefs embrace it, and prefer to work within a galley setup. They believe the design contributes to greater safety and efficiency. Named after the food preparation area of a multitude of transportation vessels such as ships, the galley is traditionally a compact area that maximizes use of its limited size by cramming in as much storage and work space as possible. This is why the concept is...

You’re thinking about tile for your backsplash. Here are several types you MUST check out! One element of a kitchen that can establish a commanding look is that of the backsplash. Depending on the style chosen, you can have an inconspicuous backsplash or a bold one that screams, “look at me!” The backsplash concept has developed wildly over the last few years, and there’s an abundance of ideas for what’s to be done with it. Even so, it’s the classic standard that remains the most popular – tile. Why does tile remain so favored? It’s certainly flexible style-wise, and its budget and application...

Know the distinctive traits common in the world of traditional kitchens Traditional kitchens flourish in a wealth of exquisite features. It doesn’t matter what worldly style is used to influence the setup, it will always share a number of certain combined elements affiliated with its popular arrangement. For instance, pay attention to the architectural details. They’re everywhere, rarely is an area missed. It seems as if even the most finite components are embellished. But the best related design assemblies aren’t overbearing or gaudy, they’re a tasteful potpourri of arches, carvings, moldings, and raised panel cabinets. Speaking of cabinets, their construction type has a...

How to make your same-old cabinets appear all-new You’ve had your eye on new kitchen cabinets for some time now. You’re just waiting for that small cash windfall to enable you in the endeavor. Unfortunately it’s only more time that comes to pass. Your budget never expands, but fret not. There are options to updating those cabinets without replacing them. The best solution - you are going to re-face your cabinets! What does re-facing involve? Naturally there are a number of aspects to consider. Ideally, your cabinets should be healthy enough to last another ten years. If so, they will be able...

Investigating the pros and cons of each You’re second-guessing the standard choice of upper cabinets for your new kitchen. You’re considering options like open shelves or, of even minimal ambition, nothing at all! Perhaps we can help you narrow the playing field with an analysis of the advantages and drawbacks of each.   Standard upper cabinets are known for providing plenty of storage within an elegant symmetrical design. The design options are so plentiful you are almost assured you’ll find the perfect set to match any theme you have established or are pursuing, right down to the hardware. When they are desired, upper...

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...