Budget-Wise Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Remodeling

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Kitchen Renovation within the budget. (Photo Credits) 

Kitchen remodeling, especially a large scale one requires professional services such as a contractor.

Carrying it out single-handedly may just result into a financial disaster and hassle that could have been prevented if professionals have handled it.

Kitchen renovations can remain within the budget as long as there is a mindful and realistic planning on the remodeling goals vis-à-vis financial considerations of the project. National Ready Mix Concrete Association

The website Domain.com.au for instance gave homeowners an idea on what a $20,000.00 budget can do.

“A $20,000 budget lets you design a custom kitchen with stone benchtops. However, Preston says it’s still important to take care with your budget. Her tip is to remember that doors are more expensive than drawers. ‘Where we live and how we live is fundamental to our wellbeing and, as a separate idea, our kitchens are probably one of the most used and abused areas, so I think it’s really worth investing the time to research and plan your kitchen well.’”

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Know the limits

What else can be done to stay within the budget? Concrete

My Domaine answered that question. “Small changes such as a new faucet, a fresh dinnerware set, or window treatments can alter the vibe of your kitchen in a big way. It’s always best to see these types of additions in person so you can feel their texture and see how they look offline. When considering appliances, however, it’s best to research first online.”

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The Sommervilles Showroom meantime shared what can be done with a $20,000 budget.

“Consider bigger interior design changes. Installing a kitchen’s worth of brand-new cabinetry is spendy, so Myers suggests focusing on upper cabinetry. Or eschew upper cabinets altogether in favor of open shelving.(2) Make the backsplash a focal point by adding tile all the way up to your cabinets. (3) Lusting after a new double oven? You may be able to afford it. Complete appliance packages can run $6,000 to $11,000, Myers says. You’ll usually get a deal when you buy them all together, but an individual piece won’t bust your budget.”

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Have you ever had your kitchen renovated?


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Room Renovation 101

All about Room Remodeling

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What you need to know about renovating a room in the home. (Photo Credits)

Renovating a room can be a gargantuan task, so before embarking on such an endeavor, careful research, planning, and close coordinating with a contractor of choice are important tasks that has to be done.

Edith and Evelyn Vintage shared a room renovation that could inspire any homeowner.

“The first thing we did in this room was scrape the popcorn ceiling. Then we removed carpeting, and installed wide plank, hand scraped, oak hardwood floors. Just those two things made a major impact. But we didn’t stop there. Next to the fireplace there was a built in bookcase {see above photo}. Interestingly, it only took up half of the wall, leaving the rest of the space empty. It made the entire wall look a little off. Working with a tight budget, and trying reuse and re-purpose wherever we could, hubby cut the bookcase in half, and then took the top half and used it as a base to extend the cabinet across the entire wall. He trimmed it out, built doors, and added shelves. Now it fills the entire wall to the left of the fireplace, balancing out the space beautifully.”

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Remodeling 101

The Chive meantime shared a family room renovation that turned out to be awesome. Concrete 

“It’s not uncommon for people to want to renovate rooms in their home. But most people wouldn’t even think about doing what this family did. The sad state of their old wall built 10 years ago…”

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De Zeen meantime shared a floating loft room design. National Ready Mix Concrete Association

“West London-based McLaren Excell has completely overhauled the building in Dorset, England. Named Merrydown, it was originally built as a girls’ school in the 19th century, but had been used as a residence since the 1950s.”

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Are you planning to renovate any of the rooms in your home?


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Random Driveway Stories

Anecdotes on Concrete Driveways


Stories concrete driveways tell. (Photo Credits)

Concrete driveways have their share of anecdotes. Some happy, some sad, others vicious, or plain weird.
Just like this driveway in Suburban New York, where instead of vehicles, a CESSNA Plane is parked on one homeowner’s driveway as reported by Fox News. National Ready Mix Concrete Association

“A suburban New York homeowner has angered neighbors on his quiet street because he is using his driveway as a hangar for his small plane. MyFoxNY also reports that Harold Guretzky is facing huge fines for parking his Cessna in front of the garage of his Long Island home. The station said Guretzky is going through a divorce.”

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Intimidating Neighbors

Top Gear meantime gave tips to homeowners whose concrete driveways are being blocked by the neighbors’ cars.

“How about posting a really intimidating warning sign? You know Pinoy drivers: They often need to be screamed at just to get the point. Two other readers sent us a pair of photos that show how to psychologically mess with illegal parkers. With signs like these, we guarantee the incidence of cars blocking your gate will go down significantly.”

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Moving on to something that is not annoying, Today.com featured a little boy who wanted to extend assistance to his neighbors.

“One 3-year-old boy’s birthday present is making his neighbors very happy this winter season. Sam Curry asked his parents, Carrie and Brian Curry, for a bulldozer for his third birthday.”

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What is your happy driveway story?


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