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What is a Range Hood

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When choosing appliances for a kitchen remodel, the range hood can often be overlooked. Not spending enough time understanding the purpose of range hoods, various hood designs, CFM requirements, and venting options can result in buyer's remorse. Read on to learn more about the specifics of range hoods.

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Quartz Countertops

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Over the last couple of years, the popularity of quartz countertops has increased significantly. The majority of our clients are choosing quartz, instead of granite, solid surface or laminate for their kitchen or bathroom projects. 

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Keeping the Peace

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A kitchen remodel is complicated enough without the addition of drama. Cranky neighbors and spiteful construction workers can make your project go from disruptive to torturous in a hurry. You may want to brush up on your remodeling etiquette before passive-aggressive (or just aggressive) overtures from neighbors or workers consume your life.

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Keeping Clean During Remodeling

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The amount of dust and dirt that accumulates during a remodeling project can be alarming. You cannot stop it completely, but you can prepare. Here are a few tips:

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Staying Safe

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To stay perfectly safe during a kitchen remodel, you should probably move into a different home. Unfortunately, most of us don't have that luxury. 

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Kitchen in a Box

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For today’s lifestyle, the kitchen is the hub of family activity. During a kitchen remodel, the lack of a usable kitchen poses many challenges.

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Murphy's Law & Remodeling

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Murphy’s Law … “If anything can go wrong, it will” … was coined at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949. Its namesake, Captain Edward Murphy, was an engineer working on a project to determine how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash. Upon finding a transducer wired wrong by a technician, he remarked, “ If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it.” The project manager added this to his list of “laws”, referring to it as Murphy’s Law.

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Expectations are Everything

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A kitchen remodeling project represents a significant of your time and money.  At various times in the planning process our clients ask a version of the following question … “What should I expect during the project?”

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Reface or Replace Cabinets?

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As discussed in a previous blog, remodeling a kitchen can be expensive. One alternative is refacing cabinets instead of replacing them. Refacing cabinets can be a viable option, however, there are situations in which refacing cabinets does not makes sense. Let’s look at what refacing is and the advantages/disadvantages of this option.

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Kitchen Renovation - What is a rule of thumb for budgeting?

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You are getting the itch to renovate your kitchen. When you go to the internet, Houzz, Pinterest, and other home décor sites are your first stops. While dreaming, a couple of questions continue to nag you … “How much will a kitchen renovation cost and can I afford it?”.

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