As a kitchen specialist, I try to educate my clients on the mistakes they can easily avoid when remodeling their kitchens. While beauty and functionality are important in the design, longevity is an equally important factor. Kitchens are a significant investment and should be designed to last twenty years or so.
Today, BuildZoom released the latest figures for the BuildZoom & Urban Economics Lab Index. The numbers show modest but continued growth in new home construction, alongside a complete recovery of existing home remodeling that has slightly slowed down.
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My kitchen is basically Design-By-Pinterest. That's the cool thing about gutting your kitchen and starting from scratch... you can dream up anything. The process was long and pretty terrible (two little kids + a pregnant woman without a kitchen = no bueno) but it all turned out great.
When remodeling, people often spend time trying to save money on materials so they can add unique features that make their home feel special. And why not? Building is a big deal, and you should reward yourself.
When you consider which home remodeling projects to tackle and which ones to shelve, it is wise to think about the payback potential. Which projects will increase the value of your home enough to recoup your investment potentially?
Eleven years ago, I took a lifeless fixer as my canvas and worked diligently to infuse it with vitality. Now, looking back, I can list five makeover strategies that helped turn a house into a home tuned for enjoyment.
I think Toilet just could never get over its fall from riches. It could not see that a comfortable life in a lovely early twentieth century bungalow could be just as satisfying as life in a mansion. Rich people's poop smells just like the poop of the middle class. But such political edifications were lost on Toilet.
Ten years ago, the young physician moved back to this former coal-mining town nestled in the Appalachians with the goal of buying a house of her own in her hometown. But not just any house: It had to be a house with character.
When it comes to the sale of your home, many a realtor will tell you the kitchen is where it's at. And they're right. But there are a lot of things you can do to the exterior of your home for a reasonable price to make the appearance more attractive and decrease the length of time your house is on the market.
It's a known fact that buyers are attracted to pretty, de-cluttered homes when searching for their newest piece of real estate. A lesser known fact, is what truly attracts a buyer, psychologically speaking.
In a bathroom, the more natural light you can get the better! In this particular remodel I really went all out. The bathroom before was such a dark and closed off space. We added a huge skylight, and two huge windows one above the tub.
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I would highly recommend refinishing old cabinets instead of replacing them and I would also recommend doing it yourself. You will save literally hundreds, even thousands, depending on how many cabinets you have.
Lately people have been asking me about how to remodel or renovate a home on a reasonable budget. That's a great question and one that most people never ask before embarking on a desired project. I must admit I didn't before I learned the lessons the hard way.
Kitchens are one of the hardest working rooms in our homes, and advancements in technology, changes in design trends and lifestyle adjustments all serve as motivating factors to remodel. Take a look at the current trends in how much money people are spending on a kitchen remodel and where all that money is going.