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Budget-Friendly Tips for Bathroom Remodeling

Budget-Friendly Tips for Bathroom Remodeling Powder rooms are for guests, and on a good day, you make sure that it is spic and span. However, since most people do not use it every day, it tends to get less attention than regular bathrooms except when looking for additional storage. As a result, they can get a little ragtag and unappealing. As powder rooms or guest bathrooms are among the first rooms most home-buyers see, an unattractive or messy one can create a bad impression about the rest of the home. The same is true for any guests that get a peek at it, and you do not want that on general principles. You need to make the effort to make your powder room a model,

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Top Considerations to Upgrade Kitchens and Bathrooms

Upgrading kitchens and bathrooms is always a good idea. It can make you feel more at home because it gives you the chance to put a stamp of your personality in these rooms. Some upgrades are minor, so you can do them yourself. Others are more complex, so you probably need professional help. That said, major upgrades for kitchens and bathroom could have a significant effect on the way you use these rooms as well as the value of your home. You do have to remember that any big improvements you make in either your kitchen or bathrooms come with some headaches. One of these is the cost. While reliable remodeling companies will offer some great packages for kitchens and bathrooms, they can still run

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Reasons to Include Vent Fans in Bathroom Remodeling

Upgrading kitchens and bathrooms are a great way to make a home more functional as well as marketable. Bathroom remodeling is also a good time to address issues you might have, like a bad layout, broken tiles, or leaky pipes. While these are certainly important, many people overlook something equally important: ventilation. Bathrooms need a lot of ventilation, especially if there is no window. Some local building codes address this by making the installation of vent fans a requirement. However, even if this is not true in your case, you should still include vent fans in your design. Here are the reasons to include vent fans in bathroom remodeling. Remove bad smells Most people put in vent fans to remove smells typically associated with bathroom

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Dealing with Wasted Space on Top of Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens usually come in standard heights and dimensions so most people can work comfortably in them. Kitchen cabinets are particularly important as they determine the height and width of the work-space and storage. They come in two variants: wall cabinets and base cabinets. Base cabinets are usually about 36 inches from the floor with countertops. Installers usually hang wall cabinets from 18 to 20 inches above the base cabinets, which is high enough to prevent most people from hitting their heads on it when working on kitchen countertops. It is also low enough for most people to access the contents of cabinets without too much trouble. These standard heights are with respect to the floor. Since the height of the ceiling is typically eight feet

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side-by-side kitchens with granite countertops

Granite versus Solid Surface for Kitchen Countertops

Solid surface products have a lot going for it as an option for kitchen countertops, which makes it a viable alternative to granite. Many homeowners often have to think carefully about making a choice between the two materials. They worry about choosing the wrong material for their own homes as this is a significant investment. Reviews are not much help as those that chose one or the other make good cases for each one. Here we compare granite countertops to solid surface for kitchen countertops to help you make an informed decision. Granite basics Granite countertops are popular because most people associate it with upscale kitchens, but most people know little about granite as a s material. The main thing about granite is it is

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kitchen with awful countertops

Color Facts about Top Materials for Countertops

The kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why homeowners and home-buyers alike give it so much importance. Most people spend more time in the kitchen than any other room during their waking hours. Whether you plan to sell your home for a good price or simply enjoy living in it yourself, it makes sense to make the kitchen as welcoming and attractive as possible. A good way to do that is to put in top quality kitchen countertops. You will not even have to spend very much with that kind of upgrade, and the returns are great in terms of function as well as value. Some people claim that you gain back whatever you put into kitchen countertops, so that is good

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unappealing guest bathroom

Cheap Tricks for Bathroom Remodeling

Some homes are fortunate enough to have a powder room or guest bathroom people can use when they come and visit. Unfortunately, since you do not use guest bathrooms on a daily basis, they may not get as much attention as you would give to a regular bathroom. They also tend to become a repository for stuff that you only use on occasion, if at all. As a result, they tend to be less appealing. This is a mistake, especially if you are planning to sell your home. Guest bathrooms are the first thing people see when they visit, and might make a bad impression you will have to work hard to overcome with the rest of the home. Bathroom remodeling could do wonders in

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Accessories for Kitchen Cabinets You Really Need

Any kitchen is sure to have some type of storage, and that usually takes the form of kitchen cabinets. Aside from storage, kitchen cabinets are also an integral part of the kitchen’s design. Kitchen cabinets represent a considerable investment, so it is important to choose good quality products that will last a long time. However, quality RTA or mass-produced cabinets have standard dimensions, so they may not always provide the kind of storage you need for everything. Most cabinetmakers know this, so they usually offer a line of storage accessories you can use to supplement kitchen cabinets. The design of these accessories will allow you to maximize your storage space and let you use your space most efficiently. Drawers The most common accessories you will

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wood countertops

Why Wood Does Not Work Well as Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen with wood countertops look very homey and rustic, and many people love the effect. The warmth and naturalness of wood work in any type of kitchen, and its beauty and grace increases over the years. Additionally, wood is biodegradable, so if it comes from sustainable sources, it is friendly to the environment. This is why the most popular material for kitchen cabinets is still wood. With all its advantages, you would think that wood countertops would be a great idea. However, wood does not work well as kitchen countertops as it does for kitchen cabinets. Below are some of the reasons why people opt for granite, marble, or quartz for kitchen countertops instead of wood. Fewer options Despite the beauty of wood, it has

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Kitchen Remodeling with Better Lights

Major kitchen remodeling is not always doable. Most people with smaller budgets opt to upgrade their kitchen cabinets or countertops. That is money well spent. However, most people are not aware that getting better lights will add much more value to your renovation than it costs. If you are thinking of doing a small upgrade to your kitchen, add better lights into the mix. If you are replacing your old kitchen cabinets, for instance, you can easily add lights under the cabinet and overhead for better effect and functionality. Many lighting options exist that can help you make your kitchen a better place. Here are some you might want to think about when planning your upgrade. Under cabinet lighting One of the easiest lighting upgrade

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