Kitchen and bathroom renovations are near the top of the list when it comes to home improvement projects. Here are some things to keep in mind if you're thinking of remodeling one of those rooms.
1. Choose elegant edges on affordable countertop materials. By picking an attractive edge on less costly countertop materials like laminate, you can improve the overall look without increasing the cost by very much. Currently popular is the 45 degree edge which gives the countertops the look of being rounded.
2. Install a water filter beneath the sink. This will allow you to enjoy filtered water, but without having to pay for the replacement filters for jugs, or buying bottled water. Most filtration systems will save a homeowner approximately $360 each year on purified water when compared to the same amount of bottled water.
3. Create a temporary kitchen while yours is out of commission. During the period that your renovation makes your kitchen unusable, it is much less expensive to be able to use your fridge, microwave oven, coffee machine, and table in a different space than it would be to eat in restaurants or order take-out each day. Read more...