Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Dreaming of a new kitchen? In order to make your dreams a reality, consider ten common mistakes to avoid in designing and remodeling your kitchen to save you time, money and aggravation. Over-customizing and inflexibility Unless you have money to spare, remain flexible regarding materials and design for your new kitchen. For example, you’re vacationing…

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The Best Kept Secrets In Kitchen Designs

It has often been said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. If that is really true, then why is it that some kitchen designs just don’t seem to support more than one cook or guest at a time? You can turn your kitchen into a functional and beautiful workspace and gathering place…

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10 Tips to Protect Your Basement from Mold

Does your basement ever flood? Is your basement ever damp? If so, you may need to inspect your basement for mold, and possibly remodel it to remove the mold. You may suspect hidden mold if your basement smells moldy, but you cannot see the source. You may know there has been water damage, but not…

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Simple Layout And Framing Of Walls

Framing walls is known in construction as rough carpentry. This has always seemed to me as a contradiction of terms. The framing holds the skin (drywall, sheathing, siding) and has the buildings life lines running through it (plumbing, electric, heating, A/C, telephone, and cable). Like the skeleton is to a body, as are framed walls…

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To Remodel Or Not To Remodel

If your lifestyle has changed and your current home cannot accommodate you–maybe you’ve gotten married or you’ve had children–then remodeling could well provide you with the means to create a more comfortable home. Budget, budget, budget Before you begin anything you really need to plan a strict budget and set aside a specific amount of…

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7 Tips For A Better Kitchen

Eating will never go out of fashion. We will always need a place in the home where we can easily and safely prepare our food. We call that place the kitchen. Here are a few tips to help make your kitchen a better, safer and more efficient place to work in. Lighting is probably the…

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How to Remove Crayon From Carpet and Walls

Crayons are a wonderful tool for little ones to express their creativity, and you’ll proudly display their efforts on your refrigerator for years. But accidental artwork on other surfaces around the home are not things you want hanging around. If you have crayon mashed into the carpet, you can’t remove it quite the same way…

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Planning to Remodel the Bathroom

Planning a bathroom remodel? Each home project of this nature can be broken down into 5 distinct steps. Following through each step will help this often confusing process make more sense and produce a better outcome. Bathroom Design Ask yourself the question – “What will I have when I’m finished”. Similar to planning a road-trip,…

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Ten Ways to Survive Remodeling Your Home

1. Think of the project as a new diet. Who doesn’t want to lose at least five pounds? This is one way to do it. Between running to stores all day and evening long, meeting with contractors, inspecting the work, searching the Western world for the perfect light fixture, who has time to eat? Provided…

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Basement Remodeling Starts With Permanent Waterproofing

Basement remodeling can add lots of extra living space to your home but beware; basement water leakage could put a real damper on your hopes if not properly corrected. There are two conditions you must address for a dry basement, actual water leakage and condensation. Water leakage is a pretty obvious concern to homeowners but…

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