One of the first things homeowners want to know when deciding to remodel their Florida kitchen is how long will it take? In a society that is inundated with technology we are used to finding and getting what we want in a short amount of time. A kitchen remodel is not something that you go in one day and do the next. It takes planning and coordination.
When the economy crashed a few years ago people began getting creative when it came to home renovations. Many turned to DIY (Do It Yourself) projects and tried to take on projects such as a kitchen remodel in an effort to save money.
Home makeover reality shows became the all the rage on cable television. In an hour you could experience the before and after of a successful kitchen remodel. They made it look so easy. What they didn’t tell you was that many of these supposedly “Do It Yourself” homeowners were professionals or had the help of professionals throughout the entire project. You didn’t always see all the things that went wrong. While many of these shows did have value, they couldn’t possibly teach you in hour everything you needed to know for a successful kitchen remodel.
We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It is probably one of the hardest working rooms in the home. With that comes abuse along with wear and tear. Whether it is pets, children, or everyday common use kitchens need some updates and maintenance every once in a while.
Islands in today’s kitchens have become a major focus of the overall design and function. It used to be that the island was used for extra storage and countertop space. The purpose and use of islands has changed over the years. Islands are so much more than storage. They add to the style, function, and overall flow of the modern kitchen. It’s not uncommon to see appliances, sinks, and even bookcases included. They have in many ways become the focal point around which a majority of the activity of the kitchen revolves around.
For most, bathrooms aren’t what they used to be. What used to be cold, plain and just a place to shower and get ready now is becoming a retreat and a place to pamper yourself and feel unique. Like kitchens, bathrooms represent the personality and style of the homeowner and can be a place of refuge.
Lots of new textures and styles are being brought into the bathroom. Below are some of the ways you can spice up your bathroom and make it a more personal space with depth and textures.
Ways to Add Texture
- Natural Stone
- Patterned tile
- Wood paneling
Most homes have some sort of mudroom, and those that don’t wish they did! Frequently these mudrooms (or make-shift mudrooms) turn into a place to dump all your stuff into a mess when you walk in the door.