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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger

Ask anyone who spends time in a kitchen and the one common requirement they will all have is that it shouldn’t be small. Small can be understood in two ways – small as in there not being enough space for working and storage and small in terms of making the room feel cramped and claustrophobic, even if there is adequate work and storage space. If more space is really needed, then the kitchen will have to be enlarged, which is a major remodeling project. But if the need is only to make the room feel larger and more comfortable, then a few cosmetic, color and design changes could give you the look you want at a much lower cost that actually enlarging the kitchen would involve. Making A Small Kitchen Look Bigger Ø   Replace the solid kitchen cabinet doors with glass ones. The glass will make the cabinets look lighter and since you will be able to see into the back to the cabinets, the illusion of having more space will be created. You must guard against overcrowding the ca

Tips To Keep Down the Cost of Home Remodeling

Nearly all home remodeling is done on a budget. The size of this budget will vary from case to case and on the circumstances under which the remodeling is being done. If it is purely a cosmetic one, then the budget will typically be whatever can be conveniently spent. If it is one that involves essential repairs or modifications to the home, then the money will have to be found, even if it means making sacrifices on other aspects of life. But whatever be the reason and the budget, there is no need to waste money and a little planning and thoughtful evaluation of the need and reasons for the changes you plan to make can help to cut costs. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry likens planning a remodel to buying a car. You see an ad for a car you like at a price you can afford. But if you allow the dealer to tempt you with add-ons and optional extras you don’t need, the price can skyrocket. Being able to differentiate the essentials from the optional extras is t