Are you thinking about getting a new kitchen? Studies show that homeowners start looking and educating themselves about kitchens up to 2 years before the begin their project. We call this pre-kitchen remodel phase the “Greenhouse Phase”.
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Before taking on any house project, it’s good to know what the industry is doing, and what is popular at the time. Industry statistics and trends help you make better decisions on where to spend your money, as well as where you biggest returns can be on your investment. This is especially true when doing a new kitchen or bathroom.
Below are some of the key elements of what the industry says about your kitchen project so you can be informed.
More and more it is less common to go into a home without pets than one with pets. Americans love their pets and many people consider them a part of their family. A recent study found that 68 percent of homes in America own some type of pet. Most of those homes have at least a dog or cat. Many have multiple pets.
If you are a homeowner that wants a relaxed and laid back feel in your kitchen you might want to consider the cottage style kitchen. It has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is simple, but carefree and cheerful at the same time. It works well with any size kitchen, but is often used for smaller kitchens. The following are a few design elements you might want to include in your Florida kitchen remodel.
For some of us we may just be purchasing our first home and for others we have been fortunate enough to own a home for several years. With that comes a sense of pride and a feeling that those who have not owned a home cannot comprehend. The feeling of walking into your newly purchased home is indescribable. There is just something about knowing it belongs to you and you get to make the decisions.
When it comes to flooring for your kitchen and bath remodel it is all about the comfort. In the kitchen when you are standing at the stove, cooking can be hard on your joints. There are a variety of flooring options that are softer and more buoyant. You can forgo the expensive area rugs and show off the natural beauty of your flooring choice.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen a lot of anxiety can sometimes accompany this big decision. For example will I like the lay out of my kitchen? Fortunately today a lot of the things we used to worry about are alleviated through Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs.
Before CAD, homeowners were forced to use a lot of imagination, and have a lot of faith that they were getting what they really want. The kitchen designer would make a hand drawn representation of what the kitchen would look like. If you, as a homeowner, were lucky, you would actually get someone who was an artist so you weren’t left looking at a rough sketch that resembled a blueprint. In the end, many people were often disappointed because what they envisioned and the kitchen designer’s interpretation didn’t match up.
If you have been thinking about or have begun the process of remodeling a kitchen or bath, you are probably finding there are quite a few opinions out there. Everyone seems to know the best way to do things and you might be feeling a little overwhelmed at this point. You may not even know where to start.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen it is usually because we are either looking for a more updated look or we need one that will help us function better. It is a big investment and not one that we want to have to turn around and do again in a short timeframe.
If you are considering remodeling a kitchen or bathroom you have probably been to Lowe’s or Home Depot to see what they have. You might even be thinking that you are saving money if you go through one of these Big Box stores. Truth is you are most likely paying just as much, if not more and sacrificing a lot. A recent article tells why it is more advantageous to use a cabinet dealer over a Big Box store.