Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen Remodel Survival Tips in Waukesha WI

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With your kitchen remodel expect to prepare food somewhere other than you stove or oven in Madison WI

Finally getting your kitchen remodel done is exciting. Your kitchen remodel can also be VERY stressful, too.

Your new look kitchen will be done soon but there are a few hurdles you have yet to clear. The biggest challenge is the room you use for meal preparation will be unusable for an extended period of time. The truth is cooking is tough to do when stoves and ovens are removed and sinks are unhooked and prep areas are covered or torn out.

A typical kitchen remodel can take from four to eight weeks. And, assuming living away from your home during all or part of your kitchen remodeling is not a reasonable option, below are a few ideas to help minimize the stress of your remodel. Continue reading

2015 Kitchen Remodel & New Home Preferences

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Future kitchen remodel or kitchen design projects are likely to have the following amenities.

Kitchen remodel projects and kitchen design in new homes show very specific trends in 2015. According to a recent survey entitled “The New Home 2015”, done by the National Association of Home Builders, there are certain consumer preferences for new homes and remodeling emerging in 2015 and are expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Some of the most relevant preferences include:

• A double sink, recessed lighting, and table space for eating are very likely in a kitchen remodel
• New single-family home will be smaller and have more green features
• Living rooms will either disappear or merge with other spaces
• Great Rooms are the likeliest rooms to be included in new homes
• Low-e windows are the likeliest green features

A kitchen remodel, or an average new home of 2015, is likely to feature a double sink, recessed lighting, table space for eating, a breakfast bar and pull-out drawers according to homeowners. Continue reading

Kitchen Renovation Return On Investment

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A kitchen renovation ROI can range from 59% to 73% depending on the scope of the project

A kitchen renovation represents a huge investment in your home.

Because the kitchen is often ground zero for many families, whether its breakfast in the morning, evening dinner or the center of entertainment fun, the return on investment of a kitchen renovation includes both financial and “family” components.

Every home improvement has both of those components. Someday you’ll receive a financial return when you sell your property. In the meantime, the enjoyment you receive from an improvement such as a kitchen renovation is even more important than the financial return. Think of the benefits of a kitchen renovation –

  • Easier to work in
  • Added appliances
  • Better lighting
  • Layouts good for entertaining
  • Universal design adding to use and enjoyment
  • Upgraded fixtures
  • Updated floor plan
  • Increasing enjoyment of home Continue reading