Remodeling Your Kitchen

Written by Mark Donovan

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Whenrepparttar cabinets do arrive at your doorstep, ensure that they matchrepparttar 100410 list of materials generated byrepparttar 100411 Kitchen Designer. Again, this will help ensure that no delays or unexpected costs arise duringrepparttar 100412 actual remodeling process.

Cabinets: Out withrepparttar 100413 Old and In withrepparttar 100414 New

Oncerepparttar 100415 cabinets arrive,repparttar 100416 cabinet installers will removerepparttar 100417 existing cabinets and countertops, unlessrepparttar 100418 homeowners decide to do this themselves, and installrepparttar 100419 new cabinets. If new flooring is planned, I would suggest installingrepparttar 100420 flooring between removingrepparttar 100421 old cabinets and installingrepparttar 100422 new ones, as this will save time and money. In addition, particularly with Linoleum, you will get a better end product, asrepparttar 100423 Linoleum will be unable to lift-up over time, ifrepparttar 100424 material goes underrepparttar 100425 cabinets. If new flooring does get installed prior torepparttar 100426 cabinet and countertop installation, additional care will be needed to ensurerepparttar 100427 floors are not damage during this process.

Installingrepparttar 100428 Countertops

Afterrepparttar 100429 new cabinets have been installed, measuring and templating forrepparttar 100430 new countertops will be required if Silestone, Granite or Corian are to be used. This task should be planned in advance so that it can be performedrepparttar 100431 same dayrepparttar 100432 cabinets are installed. This will help to reducerepparttar 100433 disruption time. Oncerepparttar 100434 templating has been completed, expect several days to a week forrepparttar 100435 countertops to actually be cut and installed. During this intervalrepparttar 100436 Kitchen Design Center should install a temporary countertop and faucet so that your kitchen remains operational.

Though remodeling a kitchen can be a huge disruption torepparttar 100437 homeowner,repparttar 100438 finished product will quickly eraserepparttar 100439 brief inconvenience. Between its new and contemporary look and features, andrepparttar 100440 knowledge of making a sound investment,repparttar 100441 homeowner will swiftly forget aboutrepparttar 100442 disruption as they fully enjoy their new kitchen.

Over the past 20+ years Mr. Donovan has been involved with building homes and home additions. Mr. Donovan's formal education & profession have been as an Electrical Engineer & Marketing Manager.

Decorating to Sell a House by Meeting Three Key Needs

Written by Julie Dana

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Clean: The house needs to be absolutely sparkling clean. This includes washing windows inside and out, shiningrepparttar kitchen sink, dusting baseboards, bleaching grout around tiles. It also needs to smell clean and fresh. The house can not smell of animals or cooking. Do not have daily housekeeping supplies visible to potential buyers. This includes laundry baskets and dish drainers - nothing to remind people that there will be work to do in this house. You want to meet their psychological need of living in an easy, carefree house.

Reduce: This area of staging® isrepparttar 100409 most over looked area byrepparttar 100410 do-it-yourself home seller. All closets of any kind - (foyer closets, master bedroom closets, linen closet, pantry etc) must only be half full. And that does really mean only ˝ full. Also consider taking outrepparttar 100411 extra living room chair or extra dresser inrepparttar 100412 bedroom. Pack up items you can do without forrepparttar 100413 next couple months. You want to show thatrepparttar 100414 house has lots of space and room to grow. This meetsrepparttar 100415 needs of good value forrepparttar 100416 money.

These three simple but effective decorating techniques can help you market and sell you home for what it is worth.

Julie Dana is a professional Interior Redesigner and Accredited Staging Professional. Her company, The Home Stylist, offers online decorating consultations, do-it-yourself decorating plans and real-estate staging. Visit to take a fun style quiz, vote on a color poll, and sign up for free decorating e-newsletter.

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