With all the time we are spending in the house these days, the opportunity to really SEE our homes has become even more visible. The time in the kitchen cooking three plus meals a day, working from home and having adult children returning to their childhood bedrooms highlights what’s working and what’s not in your home. Which brings me to the purpose of this post: home remodeling. More specifically, what you wished you knew before you started your home remodel.
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Have you ever wondered how hard it is to do some of these DIY projects you see on TV or read about in magazines or blogs? Well, I am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying to do projects around my house. I just try to educate myself as much as possible beforehand. In this situation, it has to do with backsplash tile.
TLC had a show called Trading Spaces where homeowners traded homes and did a remodeling project with the help of a trained interior designer. While there were definitely some questionable things done to their neighbor’s homes (grass on the wall???),… Read more
We have made the exciting decision to remodel our kitchen, found our talented interior designer, discussed our ideas, goals and budget and are now ready to move forward into the details of the plan. For this next step in the process, we are going to talk about the kitchen’s layout and materials in our question and answer style with interior designer, Jack Ovadia.
How is a kitchen layout determined? If we want to add an island, what kind of space do we need?
Generally, people with smaller families have smaller kitchens. When we start looking at family environments we see pantries, higher cabinets, major cooktops equipped with ranges, extra countertop space for serving and entertaining.… Read more
Do you ever look around your house and in your head, you’re thinking about all the projects that you want to do when you have the time, money, ideas, right contractors and materials? I do this all the time! All of these different factors come into play when it comes to doing any kind of construction.
While I love to remodel rooms or spaces in my home, I have many a time taken on too much myself in the form of a DIY project. I soon learn there is a reason that people are professionally trained! I have a secret solution though in the form of an excel spreadsheet of talented professionals like electricians, plumbers and painters that I have used myself or others have referred to me.… Read more
Designing a new kitchen or remodeling your current kitchen is such an exciting idea. The anticipation of the gorgeous kitchen you will have to make your fabulous creations, entertain your guests, and cook for your family is energizing. However, when you actually begin the appliance research phase of the project, it can be a lot more intimidating than you first anticipated. It is with that in mind that I share my recent design education with you. In Monday’s post, I talked about Induction ranges, ventilation systems and double oven displays among other tips. Today, I am sharing a few more of my favorite finds from my Jenn-Air design conference experience.… Read more
My house is in a constant state of remodel. How about yours? Every time I am flipping through a magazine that has beautiful kitchen photos, my wish list for my own kitchen gets bigger. As someone who love to cook, appreciates quality products and enjoys entertaining, a fully functioning (and of course, elegantly designed) kitchen is a must. Appliances are key from a cooking perspective.
So what a great surprise to be in Chicago’s Oak Brook mall and discover a store called Pirch that actually showcases full kitchen and bathroom vignettes for us to look at, touch, and envision the whole display in our homes.… Read more