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Through a partnership with the experts at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, you can upgrade the look and feel of your kitchen from some of the best designers in Colorado who have done kitchen remodeling in Colorado Springs homes for over 25 years. Whether it’s a large or small kitchen space, we recognize that the kitchen is a place where friends and family often gather, and we will do everything in our power to ensure you get the most out of your cabinetry, galley, and everything else to enhance that experience every time you walk in. When you hire our team for our kitchen design services, you know that you’re receiving the time and effort from people who want to maximize your investment within your budget and develop the most beautiful kitchen possible.
The kitchen is one of the most important facets of your home, as it tends to be a major gathering point for the family throughout the day. Since your family spends so much time in it, it’s important that the kitchen is not only aesthetically pleasing to be in, but also functionally conducive for everyone to do what they need to do simultaneously with multiple people in the area.
Have you decided to hire a home remodeling contractor to upgrade your kitchen, yet you’re unsure of the questions you should keep in mind throughout the process? Luckily for you, we’ve provided a short list below of what to consider when remodeling a kitchen:
Adaption for the Physically Challenged
One reason for remodeling is the need to make room for an again parent or other family member with special needs. Before you build that addition or convert your attic, basement, or other spare room into living quarters for a loved one, ask yourself these questions:
Is the person in good health or physically challenged? Physically challenged individuals may have difficulty with some or all the following functions: walking, standing, sitting, lifting, grasping, hearing, and seeing.
If she or he is ailing, who will be the primary caregiver? If you and your spouse work all day, will you need a visiting nurse or other specially trained person to help you? Will that person be hired as a live-in? If so, where will he or she sleep?
Is your family member ambulatory or in need of special services or equipment, such as a walker, wheelchair, or lift to maintain mobility?
Is the condition progressive? Keep future conditions in mind when you plan your remodeling project. For example, a walker-bound person may eventually require the use of a wheelchair. Be sure hallways and doors are wide enough to accommodate it and that he or she can easily reach and manipulate drawers, faucets, toilets, light switches, and other conveniences.
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I'm sharing a great article I found from Sherman Williams. I thought many would find helpful. Enjoy!
Contemporary Challenges Transitional
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We're in the process of remodeling our own laundry room. I'm having a ball, time for new washer,dryer, flooring,cabinetry. Found this great article I thought I'd share... (BPT) - With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it's no wonder that the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house.- Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. But according to Decorator Jenny Komenda, who blogs at The Little Green Notebook, with just a few inexpensive changes, you can brighten your clothes and your mood by transforming your dark and dingy laundry room into a bright, functional (and even enjoyable) place.
Check out these tips from Jenny, The Home Depot, Tide and Maytag for the Brilliant HE Clean campaign on how to create more efficient and enjoyable laundry rooms:
*Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself. By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you'll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. Assign baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze.
*Why not decoupage or paint the insides of your cabinets for a fun pop of color? It's a guaranteed smile each and every time you reach for your detergent. Also don't ignore the door. Adhere some cork panels on the inside of the cabinet doors and create a space to pin all those stain removal tips.
*Don't like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced. Update your laundry room with paint and a concrete overlay for less than $30 in materials. Say goodbye to the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets.
*A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It's the perfect choice for smaller laundry rooms that haven't been updated in a few decades.
*Don't neglect your laundry room walls. Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable.
*A folding station makes all the difference. Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted medium-density fiberboard (MDF) on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.
Learn more about the campaign and enter to win a $5,000 laundry room redesign from Jenny and a Maytag Washer and Dryer by visiting www.tideandmaytag.com.
Yes, though the best way to repair Formica is replacement, there are temporary fixes to keep the appearance of the countertop until you are able to purchase a new one...
Many homeowners think their kitchen is outdated from the looks of their worn cabinets, dated appliances and crackled countertop. What they may not realize is that there are many other reasons, more important than cosmetic, why a kitchen needs to be remodeled.
Q. Looking to 2013, what are some of the upcoming trends in kitchens?
The kitchen is becoming more than just a food preparation area in today's society. Yet, on average, the kitchen still remains one of the smaller rooms in the house. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) considers any kitchen 150 square feet or smaller to be a small kitchen, but that doesn't mean you can't make it look more spacious with some big ideas.
Here are five emerging kitchen trends that the NKBA (National Kitchen Bath Association) has identified for 2012: