May is National Home Remodeling Month

As Spring approaches, many home owners kick their home improvement projects into overdrive. Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have seen huge gains in popularity, stemming partly from a flood of popular home improvement TV shows. DIY can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can be time-consuming and frustrating too. Before you dig too deeply into a kitchen or bathroom DIY remodel, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I have a clear idea of what I want my finished product to look like?
  • Do I really have time to finish this project?
  • Am I aware of everything I'll need to complete this project? Do I have all those things?
  • Am I familiar with building codes and permits?
  • Do I love physical labor?
  • Will you need assistance with this project? Do I have help?
  • Do I comprehend all the safety issues associated with this project?
  • Am I familiar with the structural makeup of my home?
  • Have I considered the hidden costs?
  • Have I considered that a project gone wrong could actually decrease the value of my home?

For anything more than countertop replacements or faucet change-outs, we suggest that our clients hire a professional home remodeler. It's easy to see a contractor as only added labor cost, but that's a misconception. Professional contractors offer you much more. You get years of experience, the right tools, a network of suppliers and subcontractors, and an in-depth understanding of legal regulations, cost estimating, scheduling, etc. 

If you're considering a kitchen or bath remodel and want to look into hiring a Certified Remodeler, let us know. We can certainly recommend a great one!

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if the cabinets are in good woikrng order, leave them alone. that's the biggest expense you could incur. definitely add some nice hardware though or re paint them. white is pretty stark for me but some folks love it. the counters can be replaced relatively inexpensively but not with granite. there are styles of formica type substances that resemble granite. if you put a beveled edge on them they look alot better too. absolutely add some color too. on the cabinets or walls. and add some molding around the window for a more finished look. give the tile a good scrubbing and re-grout in necessary.

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First figure out what your new style will be and then work from the top down, so yes, it's wise to revome the drop ceiling before or at the same time you revome the cabinets. If you can't afford to buy all new cabinets, try buying unfinished ones, or ones you put together yourself which may cost less. It would be great if you found used kitchen cabinets inexpensively, and then if necessary, paint everything to match. Habitat for Humanity "Re-Stores" sells used cabinets and other building materials, if you have one nearby, or check local ads. One easy way to redesign or open up your kitchen is to see if there's a non bearing wall that can be revomed to create an island, or partially revomed to make a breakfast bar. Make sure you have a licensed contractor or architect advise you on this. Recycle your old, shallow cabinets as a base for this new bar top and use them to store cans and bottles. Or just use the cabinet doors to act as a facade for a plywood base. On an end facing cabinet, take the doors off and add a four inch high piece of trim across the front of the shelf, creating a place to display cookbooks, etc. (sideways with the faces pointing out) If you want to wait to change out appliances, for a few bucks, you can make them look better with appliance paint. You'd be surprised how much money you can save and yet have a custom look with Faux paint or Venetian plaster techniques on your kitchen back splash. Save money by renting or buying an inexpensive tile saw and lay the floor or back splash tiles yourself. The materials are quite reasonable and since your kitchen is so small you can pick up great deals on clearance. The key is to make a plan and be realistic about how much free time you have to devote to this project each month and do it in phases. Set a goal as to when you would like to have it done and put periodic reminders in your calendar to see if you are on target with your goals.Happy remodeling-decorating!

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Jennifer-That is so sweet of you to say! Going to design shocol provided me with a lifetime of inspiration As far as painting cabinets with red walls, white almost always works well in any space but you could venture into light grays and creams as well! Grays are a personal favorite of mine, especially those on the warmer side to compliment the red. Hope this helps. Happy painting!Jessie

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