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Facts about Granite and Quartz Kitchen Countertops

Kitchens need kitchen cabinets and countertops as much as dining rooms need a dining table. You can choose to make do with substitutes, but the real thing will always be better. If you want to improve the function of your kitchen, your best investment would be on cabinets and countertops. Kitchen cabinets are easy. Most are wood or wood-based materials, and as long as you get them from a reputable cabinet supplier and a recognized brand, you should be fine. However, when it comes to kitchen countertops, the choice of materials is much more varied. If you check online, you will find that the top choices are almost invariably granite or engineered quartz. This is a great start, as you only have to choose one

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Bathroom Remodeling

Sink Selection Guide for Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling is typically a bit more complicated than any other type of home remodeling. In most cases, you need a professional remodeling company to do it quickly and properly. That said, if you are simply replacing a sink or putting in a vanity without making any major changes to the structure of your bathroom, you can probably do it on your own. Just make sure you source it from a reliable supplier. Many types of bathroom sinks are available for your bathroom remodel, and some of them are not easy to install. The extent and skill of the work involved will depend on what you choose. On the upside, choosing the right bathroom sink can make a huge difference to the look and feel

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Planning for Bathroom Remodeling Success

One of the best things you can do to make your home more attractive to homebuyers is to do a bathroom remodel. The return on investment is around 70%, which means if you spend $10,000 in your bathroom remodel, the nudge it gives to your home value is about $7,000. That sounds sweet. Even if you just want to make your bathroom more comfortable for your own use and have no plans of selling your home, this bears thinking about. However, just because you decide to remodel your bathroom, it does not mean you will get the most out of it. Not all bathroom remodeling projects go well, especially if you are “winging it.” You need to plan for bathroom remodeling success, and many people

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Kitchen Renovations

Top Tips for Awesome Kitchen Renovations

So, you are thinking about kitchen renovations to kick off the New Year? Wonderful! It is a wise investment, as improving the form and function of your kitchen will make a vast difference to you as a homeowner, and for any prospective homebuyers when the time comes. Renovations are also a great way to fix any problems you currently have. The hard part is deciding what you should prioritize. Here are some top tips for awesome kitchen renovations. 1. Get new cabinets Outdated or downright ugly kitchen cabinets are a major problem for any kitchen even if they are still in good condition. Refacing is one option, but it can be more trouble than it is worth, and quite expensive to boot if you are

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Kitchen Cabinets and Other Trends for 2019

The styles and designs for kitchen cabinets tend to be slow to change. This is a great thing if you want to put in new ones and having to worry about them going out of date quickly. However, there are other ways that kitchen trends can have an impact on your remodeling plans. Generally, you do not want to jump on board design trends because they might change in a few months, especially when it comes to home remodeling. However, kitchen remodeling is a bit less reactive. Kitchens must be functional, so trends tend to reflect that. You can safely use some trends to help you with your own kitchen upgrade if they are in line with the way you work. The following seven trends

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Bathroom Renovations

Cool Color Combinations for Bathroom Renovations

Bathrooms are eminently functional, but the guest bathroom should look attractive as well. You can probably get away with a strictly utilitarian design, but not the guest bathroom. When considering updating your home as part of your new year bucket list, you might want to focus first on the guest bathroom. Bathroom renovations are usually a major undertaking, but if there is nothing actually wrong with your guest bathroom, you can just do a cosmetic update. The best way to do this is to change the color palette, and that should not be too difficult. The real problem is deciding on the color combinations. Here are some cool color combinations for bathroom renovations. The natural look You might feel doubtful about putting in wood planks

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A Guide to Choosing Under Kitchen Cabinet Lights

One of the most important elements in the kitchen is proper lighting. You can probably make do with any old light in the living room or bedroom, but the lights in the kitchen have to be just right for the way you work. You also have to consider the type of lighting you need to be in line with the look and design you want. In most cases, people associate kitchen lighting with overhead lights to keep the kitchen bright. The problem with many overhead lights is they often leave key areas in shadow, especially under the cabinets. You should definitely include under cabinet lights for your kitchen to not only make work easier, but also improve the esthetic. Under cabinet lights add focused illumination

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What You Need to Know about Period Kitchen Cabinets Now

Moving into a brand-new house has its advantages, at least when built properly. All the pipes and wirings are up to the latest codes. And you are starting with a clean slate with all the rooms. However, if you are a fan of old homes and period pieces, you can still get that vibe in a modern home. You can do this most easily in the kitchen. Many manufacturers offer retro-style appliances. You are sure to find marble or granite countertops and sinks that fit into the period you hark back to you without sacrificing modern conveniences. However, creating the look of authenticity with kitchen cabinets takes a bit more work. Kitchens have evolved greatly over the years. Back in the day, kitchens were very

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Top 4 Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2019

Kitchen cabinets take up a lot of real estate in the kitchen. In most homes, you have both base and wall cabinets. Sometimes even tall cabinets that go from the floor to the ceiling. In all circumstances where you have cabinets of some type, you can be sure it will have a big impact on the kitchen design. Since this is the case, you want to choose kitchen cabinets that are not only good quality, but will not make your kitchen look outdated. Fortunately, designs for kitchen cabinets are not prone to fluctuations. Many popular designs today have been popular for decades, and show no signs of waning. That said, some trends have been making their way into cabinet designs. If you are considering a

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Popular Door Styles for Kitchen Cabinets to Inspire You

Kitchen cabinets are an essential part of the room, so they come with their fair share of consideration when doing a kitchen remodel. All cabinets have the same basic elements: the box and the door. The problem is there are so many door styles from which to choose, it can give you a headache choosing the right one for your upgraded kitchen. Here are some popular door styles for kitchen cabinets to inspire you. Shaker-style The Shaker-style cabinet door is a classic because of its simple lines. This door style features four panels making up the frame of the door, and a solid insert. It takes its inspiration from the style of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, best known as the

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