A huge chunk of a kitchen remodel budget goes to cabinetry. However, all kitchen cabinets are not equal. (Duh.) Right off the top, here are five factors you should consider when choosing new cabinets.
Last Monday I was a little ga ga over the barn door Boots and Totty built to close off their nursery from the master bedroom. Today, I'm a full-blown groupie of barn doors used functionally, and as interior design elements. Rustic in nature, but very modern in application. I love that. Next up is my favorite.
Morgan's porch lacked privacy. It also provided no relief from the afternoon sun screaming into Morgan's living room. The answer to these conundrums? Slats.
An interior design enthusiast and remodeling junkie, Meg Ryan is a Curblier at heart. (Even if she doesn't know it.) In the June 2010 issue of Elle Decor, Meg gives us a tour of her Martha Vinyard's home. Meg did use the help of decorator Marsha Russel of Satinwood Ltd, who, according to Marsha was basically a sounding board and procurer. Meg was the visionary. We can get a peek inside Meg's house on Elle Decor's website, but for the full experience, we'll have to spring for a copy of the magazine. However, Meg does share her eminently practical design tips free of charge. Here they are in a nutshell.
Photo Images: Zach Dobson Photography
Who wouldn't love these authentic Mid Century Modern Bullet Lights? They really MOD-ify a room, especially in orange. Big drawback - they are uni-directional spotlights and may cause your partying house guests to either go blind or confess to a crime they didn't commit. My friend Baz, MCM aficionado
Photo Image: Kevin Oreck Architect, Inc.
This winter may be the winter of remodeling two full upstairs bathrooms. I figure I'll learn with the first one and be an expert by the time I'm ready for the master bath. Cococozy has compiled a wonderfully classic and modern collection
BHG jumps on the budget train with these low-cost updates that could actually increase the value of your home. One suggestion--demonstrated above--is to add multi-functional elements, like exposed shelving that serves as storage as well as display.
They also suggest that opting for mid-range cabinetry in the kitchen is the way to go, saving your budget for better-quality appliances, which will steal the show.
If new light fixtures are in...
Nothing bugs me as much as stripping a screw. While taking apart this weird and wonderful rocket chair, one of the soft metal screws just wimped out and lost its grip. See how to quickly remove the pesky piece of metal.
Okay, maybe the living room isn’t dead, but its prominence in the house isn’t what it used to be. Because of the way we live these days, the kitchen is the place to be. Maybe the kids are doing homework and we’re checking e-mail or paying bills, or perhaps we're entertaining. Whatever the situation, the kitchen is where the action is.
Kitchen Remodeling Ideas says, “The trends in kitchen design are set to focus on comfort and usability...
One drawback to remodeling comes when you sell your home and you have to say goodbye to pet projects you have bled, perspired and maybe even cried over. So far, I haven’t been overly brokenhearted about having to say adios to an old abode. Until now.
There has been rumblings of an impending move. Not in the next two months, but surely within the next two years we’ll be leaving here and already I miss it. ‘It’ is my fireplace. A few years ago...
The Island Girls got their start by scouring salvage yards and antique store for original accents and details for Tab's own 126 Cotswold cottage...
Apparently one of the fastest growing segments of home remodeling concerns the part of home in which we don’t actually live: the garage.
Oftentimes the first ‘room’ greeted by guests, the underutilized, forlorn garage is having it’s day in the sun. Companies devoted strictly to the beautification of garages are springing up everywhere. They offer kitchen-quality cabinetry with European hinges, specialty organizers–including grid walls and bike...
When radio stations start playing Christmas music 24/7, I know it’s time for Remodeling Magazine to release its annual cost vs. value report. In it, they compare remodeling costs with resale values for the 25 most popular home improvement projects.
Remodeling Magazine surveyed 10,000 members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Of that, 2,188 responded and supplied the data to compile the report. The figures are...