Kitchen Remodel - What you Need to Know

Written by Paul Forte

You have decided to makerepparttar plunge and begin to plan your kitchen remodeling project. There are so many questions and you’re not sure where to start. There are some steps you should follow to help you survive what is probablyrepparttar 142257 most intense home improvement project you will ever embark on.

So where do you start? One decision that comes first is who is going to be doingrepparttar 142258 project. If you are thinking of making this a do it yourself project, take a long hard look before diving in.

A full kitchen remodel requires a tremendous amount of different types of skills. Besiderepparttar 142259 obvious trade skills of carpentry, plumbing, electrical there isrepparttar 142260 organizational skills and decision making ability. If you intend to dorepparttar 142261 project as a couple make sure your relationship can withstandrepparttar 142262 stress. A beautiful kitchen doesn't outweigh a happy marriage.

The key to a smooth kitchen remodel can be summed up in one word, Planning! If that didn't sink in, read that last sentence again. I can't stress strongly enough how importantrepparttar 142263 planning stages are in a kitchen remodel. There are a hundred reasons not to rush into a project like this. If everything goes perfectly while installing a new kitchen, it is still rather trying. Add some speed bumps intorepparttar 142264 mix and it turns into a pull out you hair experience. You will need to do as much as possible in order to not leave anything out. Read all you can find onrepparttar 142265 subject, visit forums, look in magazines for ideas and talk to your friends and family who have already tookrepparttar 142266 plunge. Learn what to expect during your Kitchen Remodel

A modern kitchen today is a large investment of money. Cabinets and appliances are a major part of that expense. These are amongstrepparttar 142267 first decisions you will need to make. Even before you see a kitchen designer consider your alternatives when it comes to color and style ofrepparttar 142268 cabinets. This will give you a base to start from. There are countless cabinet companies and different quality cabinets. When you finally get to a showroom that isrepparttar 142269 time to begin downrepparttar 142270 road of how much and how good a cabinet you want and can afford.

How to Design a Recessed Lighting Plan

Written by Paul Forte

Recessed lighting is part of almost every home remodeling project these days. You may call them high hats, can lights or pot lights depending on what part ofrepparttar country your in. Withrepparttar 142256 proper lighting plan, recessed lights can help illuminate a room. One ofrepparttar 142257 most important principles to understand when designing a recessed lighting layout is beam angle. In recessed cans,repparttar 142258 light is produced inrepparttar 142259 shape of a cone. You picturerepparttar 142260 light starting as a point atrepparttar 142261 light fixture and forming a circle onrepparttar 142262 floor. The beam angle isrepparttar 142263 angle of this light out ofrepparttar 142264 bulb. For example a 60-degree beam angle will produce a circle of light about 9 feet across onrepparttar 142265 floor ifrepparttar 142266 fixture is 8 feet offrepparttar 142267 floor.

That is just one part ofrepparttar 142268 formula. That circle of light we now have onrepparttar 142269 floor is not allrepparttar 142270 same intensity. About five and a half feet of that circle is good intense light whilerepparttar 142271 remainder is spill over and diminishes as it gets further fromrepparttar 142272 center. This is very important to understand. With this information, you can overlaprepparttar 142273 spill over light so that you end up with a nice even light pattern overrepparttar 142274 entire area you are trying to illuminate.

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