Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from June, 2013

Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover Ideas

The modern bathroom is no longer just a functional bathing area. It is a place to relax and unwind and enjoy a little quiet “me” time to balance to hectic rest of the day. Those with large houses and budgets can think of converting their bathrooms into home spas. But that does not mean that those with smaller homes and limited budgets have to make do with an old fashioned and uncomfortable room. There is a lot that can be done on a budget to turn a dull and functional bathroom into a place where you will want to spend more time. Here are some budget friendly bathroom makeover ideas for you to consider.
The DIY Option
If you are an accomplished home handyman with the skills to do a lot of the remodeling work yourself, the savings in labor costs can be huge. The key factor here is having the required skills. Starting a project and making a mess of it can result in additional costs for cleaning up and repairing the mess you have created and then doing the work properly. Additi…

Kitchen Cabinets – Refacing vs. Replacing

Remodeling the kitchen is one of the most common of remodeling projects. The kitchen cabinets play a major role in remodeling and the homeowner has 2 options before him when it comes to these cabinets. He can either reface them or replace them. Both options can improve the look of the cabinets and so enhance the overall appearance of the kitchen. But these are 2 very different activities and before making a decision on the way to go it is important to understand the pros and cons of each option.
Refacing Pros Cost savings. On an average the cost of refacing cabinets is about 50% of the cost of installing new ones.No removal or demolition of the existing cabinets is required, so time is saved and the risk of damage to the walls is reduced.The money saved can be used elsewhere in the remodeling. Replacing Pros  New cabinets with new designs and interior layouts that better suit current needs can be created.New cabinets will use modern fabrication techniques and materials and so will …