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Best Practise – Tips for Bathroom Remodeling

Before starting your project it is best to focus on some tips for bathroom remodeling. In the excitement of a bathroom makeover it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the details. So as you will see in the video above, taking a few pointers from basic smart design principals, you can come arrive at a better plan and successful bathroom remodeling solution.

Bathroom Remodeling Basics

To recap in the video these bathroom remodeling basics will help keep your remodeling project on track.

  1. Limit your options
  2. Use What you have
  3. Take Design Cues from Your over all house design
  4. Use Furniture
  5. Use Timeless Materials
  6. Set up His and Her Areas
  7. Splurge a little to accent the change
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Home Remodeling Tips

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Posted by jw3313 on Nov 4, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Why Remodel Your Kitchen

Kitchen upgrade has become a key focus in upgrading many homes today.  It is easy to understand as the kitchen has always been the cross roads of the family more than any room in the house.  Especially in the past twenty to thirty years, the kitchen has changed into an all around meeting area, study area, as well a game room at times. Where in the past the only facilities need were some plug ins for electrical kitchen devices, now counter and table space with easy connection to power for laptops and other electrical devices has become even more important.

Gathering Ideas

At this stage of remodeling your kitchen, it is not important to rush. Now is the time to be thorough in gathering input to give your remodeling contractor or home design consultant. These few tips of where to gather and what to gather will help you with your over all design.

Where to gather information:

    • Home and Design Magazines – Sometimes the examples are advance, but they give you a look a future trends
    • Model Home Shows – Usually you will have a chance to see many models close together so you can compare
    • Open Houses – You will find great value for your own home in seeing how new homes are setup
    • Friends Houses – Be sure to ask them what they like and what they would change if they had a chance.


What Information to Gather:

    • Size and position of counters – Where are they placed with access to shelves and cupboards
    • Table room – How much space is there for extra tables and roll around utility tables
    • What type of sink works best – Are they double, single, with what type of faucts sprayers and disposals
    • Plug in access – What types of electrical plugs, spacing, and access to phone or network cables are available
    • Appliance placement – Everyone will have different taste in appliances, yet sometimes ignore the key issue, how is the access to them?

Like any long term plan, the clearer and more detailed the plan the better the final results.

Special Device Considerations:

Special consideration must be taken these day in regards to special fixtures. Even though many homes have wifi now, sometimes there are devices which work best plugged directly into a network cable. Will you be placing a TV or computer screen somewhere on the counter or table? Media has become a standard tool to so many people. LCD screens have become smaller and touch screen as well as computer tablets have become a tool for storing recipes, and access the news in all rooms. It is not for everyone, but it is important to keep in mind for the future of your home. Search more here.

Attention to Special Needs

When you see the space layout, try to walk yourself through your day to day tasks. There are now specialty design consultants who are trained in not only special needs individuals, but the efficient flow and function of a well designed kitchen.  It is important to take into account these special needs individuals, not just for the elderly in your own home, but those who may wish to purchase your home, should you sell.  So storage within reach for those in wheelchairs or those with limited access deserves special attention. Even for those who don’t have special needs, a well laid out plan can add great value to your final kitchen makeover.

Hopefully these few tips will help you on your path to a better design and a brighter future. For more ideas visit here

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Home Remodeling Loans

Home remodeling loans maybe considered essential when starting up you plans to remodel. But, a few clear thoughts about the extent of your project, your goals, and future plans are important to having a successful home remodel. Should you really need a loan, thinking the process through clearly will be essential to how you apply and qualify for the loan.


As you begin your home remodeling project, you must always have in your mind the value comparison between the cost of remodeling and the value it will add to your home in the future when the home is sold. These points seem very basic, but though rudimentary still they are crucial to your success. Unless the functional value in the upgrade is worth it to you alone, you will need to keep close attention to your budget for the projects, so not to spend more than what you will be able to gain in return. The considerations of doing it out of pocket can be put be hind you when the project becomes so large requiring you to find your solution in a construction loan. Knowing your real intent, the true value of your home improvement, and the cost will be part of the qualification process in applying for a loan.

Financial Institutions

Should you proceed forward with a loan application for a larger project than what you may handle out of pocket, the all normal loan qualification issues will apply as with any financial institution. The lender only wants to secure their self from risk. Having earlier set you plans our clearly, it will be easier for the lender to see your intention, the value so the loan process may move along more smoothly. There are more options to lending and prices than what can be gone into here. The main point is to use the financing to achieve the best successful project you can achieve.

The other consideration in acquiring funding is the budgeting of the project so you have enough funds to complete your project on time and to provide for the little unknown situations without having to cut corners at the last minute making the project into a nightmare. It is easier to give back money you did not need than to go for more funding once the project has started. So, running the budget smoothly so you can pay your contractor timely for each stage will help complete your project to success.


In closing like the design of a whole building, a well laid out plan that includes your complete budget, whether with a construction loan or without, will determine the success of your finished home remodel.

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