Just about everybody dreams of turning an okay-but-not-perfect home into a dream home. That’s why home improvement stores and do-it-yourself television programs have become so popular in recent years. And there’s no reason you shouldn’t remodel… as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into, so you can avoid the pitfalls that often snag
Being realistic with your budget is the first rule of renovation. It will hopefully keep you from having expectations that aren’t in your budget. Remember, as the homeowner you set the budget, not the contractor. Do research before setting a budget so you will have an idea what contractors, appliances and materials you will need
Traditionally, bathrooms have been designed to be functional, but have often lacked the style and sophistication that is characteristic of those you see today. Today’s homeowners are investing more money remodeling their bathrooms. Turning them into a place for retreat and relaxation. According to a recent survey, 30 percent of homeowners are spending more than
This year, wouldn’t it be nice to make updates to your house that you’ll appreciate daily? Last year it became clear how important personal home design is. So we’ve been thinking about projects that improve the safety, comfort or convenience of your home. From simple do-it-yourself updates to more involved professional remodels, the options are
Ask people who have completed do-it-yourself projects and they’ll tell you that the projects took at least twice and much time and three times the money they thought they would. The basic reason is that DIYers usually make a lot of mistakes that end up making home improvement projects more expensive and time-consuming. Here are
Kitchen islands add a decorative element to the kitchen. They also add extra work and storage space. Space to store things and prepare meals is often lacking in kitchens therefore an island is the perfect solution to these problems. Some offer additional areas for cooking or an extra sink for cleaning up. There are designs
If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, it is important to have a list of questions ready and available before you hire a contractor and/or sign on the dotted line. Don’t worry if you are appearing insistent. Any respected contractor would not only answer your inquires – he or she would respect and welcome them.
Are you looking to renovate your kitchen this spring? If you are then you are in luck! The pros at Gambone’s CHI can supervise the entire process and help get it done for you while you and your family continue to live your lives the best that you can in these trying times. Here are