Bathroom Remodeling | The Do’s and Don’ts (Pt. 2)
Seven costly mistakes
Now that you’re committed to the idea of a new bathroom, you probably want ...
Kitchen Remodeling | Home and lifestyle magazines are filled with pictures of grandiose kitchens replete with hand-carved chandeliers, walk-in refrigeration rooms and dining tables big enough to seat a football team.
Those gargantuan rooms are great, but a lot of folks are cooking, dining and washing dishes in rooms a fraction of their size.
Small kitchens can be cramped spaces filled with plasticware that shoots out whenever you open a cupboard. Or, they can be super-efficient ...Continue Reading →
Bathroom Remodeling | An expertly remodeled master bathroom will provide years of pleasure and comfort. But do an amateur job and you’ll be reminded of the fact every day. It’s a tricky space, unfortunately, with lots of moving parts crammed into a tight footprint, not to mention the volumes of water ready to exploit any and all leaks. Setting a budget ...
Kitchen Remodeling | A granite counter here, new cherry cabinets there. Anyone who’s ever undertaken a kitchen remodeling project knows those costs can add up quickly. According to the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report, the national average cost for a high-end kitchen makeover is now $53,931.
Because they’re such a large investment, most homeowners hope to end up with a finished product that looks fresh as long as possible. What’s hot and trendy today may ...Continue Reading →
Bathroom Remodeling | Americans’ love of a spa-like bathroom experience continues to be strong, with industry watchers reporting that luxurious touches like freestanding bathtubs, separate vanities and top quality materials remain in demand. But if you’ve delayed renovating your bathroom, thinking that creating the ultimate spa at home won’t fit your space, budget or lifestyle, think again. It’s possible to create a spa experience that’s as sensible, space appropriate and affordable as it is ...Continue Reading →
Home Remodeling | Before placing your home up for sale you may want to make some simple repairs and changes. Not only can this help it sell faster, but can also increase the value, giving you more money. If you have an older home there are many changes you can make to have it feel newer and improve the value. Here are five you don’t want to miss ...Continue Reading →
Kitchen Remodeling | I have a tradition. Every Friday night, before I go to bed, I do not set an alarm. I leisurely wake up on Saturday morning and proceed to sort through Pinterest for the next thirty minutes or so; pinning recipes and outfit ideas, but mostly room inspiration.
I moved into my place almost a year ago and it’s pretty well decorated, but I still love scrolling through Pinterest and keeping up on the ...Continue Reading →
Bathroom Remodeling | People don’t often think about lighting and efficiency when it comes to bathroom remodeling, it is as important as selecting the vanity or fixtures. Today’s master bathrooms and dressing areas are often as large as some second bedrooms and are more than just a place to shower, shave, etc.
Bathroom lighting in most older homes is typically just a globe light fixture on the ceiling or under the vent fan. For bathrooms ...Continue Reading →
Kitchen Remodeling | You’ve sautéed some garlic for a favorite pasta recipe. It was delicious, but the lingering aroma, smoky haze, grease and moisture are considerably less pleasant. In addition to messing up your kitchen, scientists have identified compounds known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the vapor released during cooking. PAHs are known carcinogens.
Good mechanical ventilation is your best defense against these potentially destructive cooking by-products. Here are some of ...Continue Reading →
Bathroom Remodeling | The fun part of bathroom remodeling is ogling vessel sinks, walk-in showers, towel heaters, translucent tiles and graceful faucets. Even the newer toilets on the market are pretty cool. But when it comes to putting together bathroom designs in plans that you (and your building inspector) will be happy with, there are some recommendations and rules you should follow. Here is a selection of a dozen, courtesy of the National Kitchen and Bath Association ...Continue Reading →