Remodeling your kitchen

What to Know When Remodeling Your Kitchen

So, it’s finally time to remodel your kitchen; congratulations! It’s a project that’s been a long time coming, and with all of your budgeting and planning, you’ve certainly earned it. But now that you’ve decided that it’s time to begin transforming the space, you may be asking yourself, HOW you want to transform the space? Do you go for crisp and timeless white cabinets or would a darker wood tone better compliment your decor? Are stainless steel appliances the way to go, or is there a better alternative? Would granite countertops be the perfect marriage of look and functionality? 

 

The possibilities truly are endless when it comes to making decisions like this for your renovation; you can decide whether or not these possibilities excite you or overwhelm you. But if you take a few helpful hints from professionals, we have a feeling you’ll thoroughly enjoy your upcoming kitchen remodel. Here are a few expert tips to keep in mind when it comes to renovating your kitchen. 

 

Put Functionality First

When renovating your kitchen, you must always think about HOW you use your kitchen and the items in it, and what your remodel can do to enhance the functionality of the space. For example, doesn’t it make sense to have your silverware and dishware close to the new dishwasher you are installing? Wouldn’t it be easy to have your expanded pantry near Tupperware and plastic containers for easy storage? How you answer these questions will greatly determine the direction of your remodel. 

 

Make Countertops a Priority

Those who cook frequently, according to Better Homes and Gardens, will need more counter space around the oven and around the sink. If cooking isn’t exactly your fortay, you can probably get away with less functional counter space. Have kids in the house? Two countertop heights is a fun way to get them to interact with meal preparation. 

 

Have Corners Work for You

Cabinet corners don’t have to be wasted space. Instead, This Old House suggests installing a half-moon Lazy Susan, double sliding shelves, or pull-out shelves to make the most out of every inch of your new kitchen. 

 

Direct Movement in the Space

According to Better Homes and Gardens, it’s best to keep the cooktop out of high-traffic areas if you have small children frequently in the house. It’s also a great idea to make the refrigerator accessible to those preparing the meal or simply visiting the kitchen to get a quick snack. 

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5 Advantages Pro Siding Installation

5 Advantages of Professional Siding Installation

Do-it-yourself projects are very popular these days for just about everything. The amount of information available online allows anyone to start projects on their own with almost everything including home improvements. One home improvement that is better to be handled by a professional is exterior siding installation and trim installation. HomeTown Remodeling explains why.

 

  1. Proper Tools for the Job

If you’ve never installed siding before, chances are you don’t have the proper tools on hand. You will buy a new set and use them once for the job at hand, then put them away in storage. Instead, hiring a professional can eliminate that.

 

  1. Expert Recommendations

Learning from information online can result in a ton of wasted time and energy. You risk choosing the wrong siding option and having to learn as you go. Instead, a professional from HomeTown Remodeling can give you expert advice on siding options that matches your needs.

 

  1. License and Insured

By hiring a contractor who has a license ensures that the installation will comply with all building codes in your area. They will get building permits quickly which saves you time and not worry about getting involved in the legwork. The insurance will give you the protection against liability for any property damage or injuries.

 

  1. Legal Protection

A signed contract between you and the siding contractor is your legally-binding guarantee. This means the project to replace siding will be finished on a specified date, with the quality and satisfaction as promised.

 

  1. Variety of Trim and Siding Options

HomeTown Remodeling carries and installs the largest selection of siding in Hampton Roads, Virginia. As a siding contractor, we install vinyl siding, trim wrap, fiber cement siding, cedar shake siding, cultured stone, brick, and more. We have a siding for every style and budget.

 

If you want your house to look like a castle or just keep it simple, contact HomeTown Remodeling. Our team is can remodel kitchens & bathrooms and also renovate your house from top to bottom with energy saving replacement windows, attic insulation as well as new roofs and gutters. Call us today at 757-426-0920 or visit our website to learn more.

 

Replacing windows

Tips for Replacing Windows

Windows let sunlight into your home and add plenty of character to every room. If you are noticing a draft, condensation around the window, or rattling sounds from the window, it’s time to replace them. HomeTown Remodeling has plenty of options for window replacements including a selection of energy-saving windows. Here are a few tips for replacing windows.

 

Windows don’t last forever, even though we wish they would. But how do you know when it’s time to replace them? If you notice a gap between the window and the frame or if they’re difficult to open and close, then it is time to replace windows. If you are experiencing high energy bills then this may indicate the windows are inefficient and should be replaced as well. If you feel a draft or if there is condensation on the window, chances are you are losing energy and throwing money out the window and HomeTown Remodeling offers windows with the highest industry standard when it comes to air leakage.

 

If you are ready to replace your windows, the next step is to determine what types of windows are best for your home. Windows need to complement both the exterior and interior of your home so it’s important to choose a replacement window that fits your style and needs. If you need help selecting the right style for your home, call HomeTown Remodeling for excellent service and the perfect window for your home.

 

Did you know almost 70% of energy escapes through windows or doors? If you notice your monthly utility bills are getting higher, it’s time to replace the windows with an energy-efficient window. If you are looking to lose less heat during cooler months, choose a window with a lower U-value. If you are looking to keep your home cooler during the warm months, choose a window with a low SHG (solar heat gain) number. Quality is an important choice to make in your purchase of replacement energy-saving windows and HomeTown Remodeling has any style of window for you to choose from.

 

For all your window replacement, energy-saving windows, and window installation services, call HomeTown Remodeling at 757-426-0920 or visit our website to learn more.

 

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Prevent Frost On Your Car or Truck Windshield – Save Time

Are you tired of this winter weather yet? Are you tired of scraping your windshield in the morning? Here is a cool solution. If you leave a towel or rag on your windshield overnight, the frost forms the towels. Then you pull the towels off in the morning and your windshield is frost free.

Wet Shoes?

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Are your shoes soaked from this wonderful weather we are having? Try this nifty trick! I don’t have a drying rack for my dryer, so I put my shoes on the door. The door will hold the laces, therefore holding the shoes in place. “Disclaimer” I’m sure this will not work on all dryers so be careful. Most flat faced doors work the best, and don’t put the laces where the door locks. I suggest using lower heat or delicate settings for some shoes.

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