Before you start your remodel


You know the old saying that “April showers bring May flowers.” The month of May brings a lot of other fun stuff, too, including: May Day, Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you!”), Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day – just to mention a few. On top of that, the whole month of May is National Home Improvement month!

10 Steps to Take Before You Start Your Remodeling Project

Just because May is National Home Improvement Month doesn’t mean your remodeling projects will automatically take care of themselves! Often, it’s the steps you take before the physical remodeling begin that make your remodeling successful.

So what can you do to ensure that your remodeling job goes smoothly? The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers their list of Top 10 Tips 


to Prepare for a Remodel:

  1. Research your project
  2. Plan project around the long-term
  3. Set your budget
  4. Use advanced search for professionals
  5. Ask the right questions
  6. Verify your remodeler
  7. Review contracts word-by-word
  8. Keep design in mind
  9. Make your selections
  10. Create a communication plan

Click here Top 10 Tips to Prepare for a Remodel for more details about these important steps, and get your May remodeling project off on the right foot.

The Wonderful World of Kitchen Color


Homeowners who remodel their kitchens often face the dilemma of choosing the right color for their new kitchen. Is there really a “right” color for your kitchen?  There are a number of factors that can influence your choice. The style of your kitchen (traditional, country, rustic or contemporary) makes a big difference, and so does your personal preference. Here’s a helpful tool for seeing what a variety of different colors in different styles of kitchens can look like.

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