I wonder how many hours per week I spend at the kitchen sink. I prepare my meals by washing all the ingredients, including fresh spices.
There are literally hundreds of variables and options when it comes to a kitchen remodel. When you say full kitchen remodel, I am assuming that you mean totally gutting the kitchen down to the studs and starting over.
Another prudent remodeling project to consider these days when cash is tight is a plan to revamp your lighting. Kitchen lighting focuses on energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness today with new -generation light-emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs.
From energy-saving bulbs to recessed fixtures to pendants, there are nearly limitless solutions for putting light where you need it most in the kitchen. Lighting can be decorative, completing a theme or decor, or it can be functional, brightening up workstations and cook centers in your kitchen.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association has announced its awards for last year's top designs for completely renovated rooms that appeal to the eye. Photos and descriptions of the top kitchens and baths are posted on their website.
Homeowner spending on remodeling and home improvement projects is expected to take a major dive going into 2012, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The plunge is daunting, given the small bubble of increase during the spring of this year.
New homes will become ever-increasingly smaller, with rooms doubling up on functionality, designers and realtors agree. If you're thinking of adding a new room, perhaps you should give some thought to combining living spaces rather than adding square footage - that's if you intend to sell your home in the coming decade.
Let's face it: money is tight today. If you're looking to get the most bang for your home improvement dollar, think about making improvements that make your home more livable today and valuable if you plan to put it on the market when times improve.
If you've never sliced the top of your thumb cutting open the edge of a tube of caulk, you have greater dexterity than most part-time home handy workers. I grew up around ratchet-rod caulk guns and cursed a few.
Configuring space for your new kitchen sink is one of the most-important chores when you begin a remodeling project. If you measure wrong, you may not only have to start over, you could find yourself cutting countertops to fit--and that can be costly.