Archive for the ‘Remodeling’ Category

Remodeling a residential kitchen

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Remodeling a residential kitchen can be a large project that redesigns the entire layout and location of relevant features, or they can be smaller solutions such as replacing the flooring or having new counter tops created and installed. Often times the replacement of flooring goes hand in hand with having new counter tops, especially if the new counter tops are going to be of a completely different color, shape and style then the ones currently in existence. More often than not customers have to make cost cutting decisions in order to complete the project due to higher than expected costs and lowered than needed budget concerns.


Kitchen Design Quadrangle Concepts for Laptop Loving Chefs

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Design principles seldom change, but technology changes as fast as we can flip through the pages of a book to read about it. Technological influences and instantaneous information have changed the way we live, and the way we design and remodel our home. In many kitchens, a laptop is an indispensable necessity.


What used to be a work triangle of stove, refrigerator and sink, is now becoming a work quadrangle of stove, refrigerator, sink and laptop. Kitchens have to remain safe and efficient while incorporating the advent of the laptop-loving chef. Laptop-loving chefs may find themselves inconveniently walking back and forth to read an online recipe, watching batter fly off a spatula onto a monitor screen while following a celebrity chef video, and shaking out crumbs and spices from their keyboards as they search for substitutions for exotic spices. (more…)

Small Remodeling Projects At A Lower Cost

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Electing to begin a residential remodeling project can entail several different design concepts from the home owner as well as any interior decorator involved in the process. One of the primary concerns associated with beginning a project of this nature is cost. Remodeling can be a very expensive adventure to get tangled up in. The majority of home owners that undertake this type of endeavor look for cost cutting opportunities at every turn. While some of the projects being considered will require the employment of a qualified professional, in this day and age several small remodeling projects are capable of being done at a lower cost by the Do-It-Yourself enthusiast.


Elegant hardwood flooring that normally costs an arm and a leg to have installed professionally is something that can be done by the average home owner if they purchase their products from the right manufacturer. According to Chicago General Contractors – Global Designs Limited, several companies in the construction industry manufacture snap and lock flooring systems that either resembles natural hardwood, or that use actual hardwood surfaces with cushioned sub surfaces to create an authentic appeal to the finished product. These snap lock systems are very easy to assemble and put into place. It is very similar to finishing a puzzle, the biggest difference being that the pieces are all shaped the same.

In addition to snap and lock flooring systems, manufacturers of vinyl flooring surfaces have incorporated exotic new designs that can resemble several different types of flooring material, hardwood, granite or ceramic tile representations are all available. These vinyl flooring tiles are also available in do-it-yourself kits commonly referred to as peel and stick solutions. While these are very easy to install, they can also be somewhat tricky to place in position depending on the type of adhesive that was used by the manufacturer on the sticky underside of the tile.

Renovate to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A home improvement project may improve your home, but the deconstruction process does nothing to improve the environment. Even if you’re not remodeling to “go green,” you can manage your renovation project to keep debris and waste to a minimum. Just a kitchen makeover can easily result in five tons of debris. A whole house remodel can add thirteen tons of waste to a landfill. To keep your environmental impact minimal during your home improvement project, manage the three “R’s” of the pollution solution – reduce, reuse and recycle.