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Kitchen Remodel 101: The Budget Guide You’ve been perusing home décor magazines for months, pinning ideas for cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes. You daydream in the aisles of your local hardware store, looking longingly at floor tile, any chance you get. After months—or perhaps years—of dreaming and saving, you finally have enough money to start your kitchen remodel. But how to allocate the funds? Don’t Bust the Budget: setting a budget and sticking to it seems like a no-bra...Read More
Years ago there was a commercial for a hardware store with the tagline “for those who like to decorate, redecorate, and remodel.” While this rings true for some people, it certainly does not encompass all homeowners. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 85 percent of homeowners found purchasing a home to be less stressful than remodeling one. When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, stress levels can skyrocket if homeowners have to relocate all of their hygienic and toiletry items to a di...Read More
Sleek stainless steel appliances, bright white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, butler’s sink, and quartz or granite counter tops. These are the materials of which dream kitchens are made (and understandably so! They offer a beautiful combination of light and textures). Most homeowners—even those who have their “dream” kitchen—admit that there are ways they would improve their kitchens if possible. Obtaining a dream kitchen is within the average homeowner’s reach. With the help of ...Read More
When looking for a contractor, here are some tips straight from the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board: Make sure the contractor is licensed. You can check the status by checking online at (www.cslb.ca.gov) or by calling 1-800-321-CSLB (2752). A responsible and informed consumer can work more effectively with reputable contractors, and can avoid being victimized by unlicensed operators. Get at least 3 written bids on your project and make sure you're comparing b...Read More
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