Archive for July, 2011

Allison Millar
Jul
31
If you've ever shuffled sideways through a tiny bathroom to get from the toilet to the sink, you understand the importance of having space--and a good bathroom layout. When planning your bathroom remodeling, make sure you focus on size and layout--and get the job done right. Gaining bathroom remodeling space To enlarge your bathroom, look for an adjacent room or closet where you can steal 10 to 40 square feet. You can ...
Allison Millar
Jul
28
Got the ugly basement blues? Here are 5 basement remodeling projects to help make your space shine. 1. Make a room--Basements are great for rec rooms, kids playrooms and home offices. When doing just one room: Find the largest area without obstructions from the furnace and water heater. Make it close to the stairs so you don't have to walk through the unfinished space. Add framing, drywall, electrical and paint for $1,000 ...
Allison Millar
Jul
24
Trying to piece together a kitchen remodeling project on a small budget? Try cutting each of the top 5 expense categories. You may be amazed how it adds up to a great kitchen at a great price. #1 Kitchen cabinets It's not uncommon for kitchen cabinets to cost $4,000 to $8,000 or more, depending on the wood, style and finish. Save two ways by: Sticking with baseline oak cabinets instead of the upgraded ...
Allison Millar
Jul
21
If you hate your kitchen cabinets like I hate mine, you've probably had those moments when a crow bar and hammer would have helped your mood. In between thoughts of "Should we just rip them out?"…you need to take stock of your options. DIY home improvement or not? On the DIY scale, installing kitchen cabinets is considered moderately difficult. According to Realtor.com, you need power drills, various screwdrivers, measuring tapes and levels ...
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