We’ve all heard the kitchen renovation horror stories – friends and family who decided to renovate their kitchen and are full of warnings about going over budget, or taking far longer than they originally planned. But it doesn’t have to be that way and in our experience, more often than not everything works out on time and on budget. Have you been pouring over issues of House & Home for months and scrolling through thousands of images on Pinterest as you consider finally taking the leap and renovating your kitchen? Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help to keep you set a realistic budget and stay on track… Put a pin in it They say [...]
They say the devil is in the details, and when it comes to renovating and remodeling kitchens & bathrooms, it's even more true. Kitchen and bathroom designs especially are a precise art, where every inch counts in creating a highly functional space. If you're considering tackling your upcoming renovation or remodeling on your own, there are a lot of details that can make or break your project. But don't let that scare you! There are lots of resources available to help you as you plan, or you can work with YouNique at any stage, from design to renovation - start to finish. There are so many things we take for granted when it comes to design. It makes sense, since when something is [...]
Renovating a kitchen can be a big undertaking and an expensive one at that, So if you've decided that you want to renovate your kitchen, here are some things to keep in mind that may shape your new kitchens design.
When trying to decide whether to invest in your current home and renovate rather than selling your house and purchasing a new one, homeowners often consider remodeling their kitchen or bathroom. Here is some information that may make your decision to sell or fix up your home a little easier. Kitchen Consider using the 5 to 15 rule. Basically, the rule states: The entire kitchen project (including cabinets, appliances, countertops, flooring, lighting, trim molding, & wall coverings) should cost no less than 5% and no more than 15% of the current value of your home with approximately 50% of the total cost allocated for cabinets (including accessories and trim).” The typical kitchen budget is 8% of your home’s value. Remember [...]
General Electric Co. will launch a new refrigerator that brews a single cup of coffee and dispenses steaming water for instant soups and oatmeal starting this fall. During a briefing Wednesday morning at Appliance Park in Louisville, the company unveiled a prototype of what executives described as an "industry-first" appliance retailing at about $3,300, which they intend to produce under a partnership with Keurig Green Mountain Inc. The Vermont-based manufacturer makes popular countertop single-cup brewing system and disposable cups with a variety of coffee, tea and hot chocolate brands. No new jobs are expected to spring from the development, but the company has added a line in its refrigeration facility and projects strong sales. GE declined to disclose [...]
Copper accents are stylish remodeling trends that bring out the golden hue in your kitchen. From hammered copper countertops to custom kitchen backsplash tiles, copper is the answer to bring warmth to your kitchen remodel. Many people are going for this rustic look and may not to think to add copper accents to their kitchen.
Merillat has introduced a new sink base called CoreGuard. The doors and sides of the cabinet are made from wood like people would expect, but the rest of the cabinet is where the magic happens. They are made from a seamless, water resistant, polymer. This means no more water damage from leaks or spills below the sink. I am sure a few of us would love to have this under the sink.
Using multi-levels in design makes a dynamic statement, but multi-leveled bathroom design is making a powerful design impact. Here are a few examples of bathroom design featuring multi-levels and stair to break up the floor plan and additional style in height. Dark flooring with contrasting highlights in the steps break up this mostly dark master bath. Different tones in natural woods give textures to this simple multi-leveled bathroom design.
Out of all the times we wash our hands during the day, why not make it in interesting? Here are a few top choices.
Surface "remodeling" is a great way to give your home a lift without dropping the same amount of cash as a small home. This type of work is really renovation, a cosmetic refinishing process, rather than deep down remodeling. Whatever you call it, a surface upgrade can be a fantastic way to update a house that doesn't have any structural or safety issues, but just needs a fresher, brighter look. Surface reno will have the biggest impact in your kitchen or bathroom, where a complete remodel would come with a price tag of tens of thousands of dollars. As well as paying the contractor for labor, you'll save on building permits and designer's fees. Here a list of 11 practical [...]