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Build Your Stairs Deck

Build Your Stairs Deck

For every homeowner, the big decision to buy a home can be complex. The decision means weighing the many pros and cons that come with a house, like its age, its condition, the land surrounding it and the neighborhood where it is located. Owning a house means considering many elements beyond just the condition of the kitchen and the bathroom. It also involves the community the house is in as well as its school district. All of these factors are part of what must be thought through before a home purchase is made.

For many home buyers, a home that is less costly, (and in need of some fixing up) but located in a great neighborhood can be a great deal. That’s because a home remodeling project, which can involve anything from building stairs for a deck to painting the home to creating a master bedroom and master bathroom, is a very doable proposition. What’s involved in planning a successful remodel is a lot of creativity, advance planning, and the assistance of an experienced general contractor.

Finding Expert Help

In years past, finding a great contractor could be an expensive and difficult proposition. Today, however, there are many websites available that offer listings of contractors along with client referrals and sample of their past work projects. All of this makes it much easier to find a great candidate and then arrange a phone consultation. During the phone meeting, the plans for the project can be discussed at length, and the contractor can then draw up an estimate for the job.

Once all of this has been reviewed, the real planning for the project can get underway, as paint colors are reviewed and flooring and carpeting samples are discussed. Once the work begins, the excitement of creating a beautifully remodeled home can be absolutely infectious.

There’s no doubt that transforming a modest home into one that is modern, clean, polished and fabulous does take some time and effort. Done well, however, a home remodel can add tremendous value to a once-ordinary home, as well as to the enjoyment of it.…

3 Ways to Trick Your Eyes into Making a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

3 Ways to Trick Your Eyes into Making a Small Kitchen Look Bigger

The infectious energy of the city life is surely thrilling but cities don’t give you the opportunity to have a sprawled living. All the houses are compact and smaller in size, making the occupants feel cramped up all the time. And even if you can manage to squeeze into your small apartment or house, it certainly doesn’t look good. All of us want to try new décor ideas so that our homes look fabulous and become the reason for every neighbor’s envy. But with a small house like that, that doesn’t seem possible. If you have to expand the square footage, you will need to knock down walls, which are definitely an expensive venture.

So, what’s the solution? You have to give your home a tricky illusion that makes your space looks bigger than it actually is. And since the kitchen is the heart of the house, let’s begin by revamping its look to make it appear larger in space. Here are a few ways in which you can make your small kitchen seem big. Take a look.

Low-Contrast Color Scheme

Nowadays, there are many funky interior design ideas available for the kitchen, out of which, the pop color contrasts are surely stealing a lot of glances. But when you have a small size kitchen, ditch this thought immediately. Instead, focus on how to create a low-contrast color scheme for your kitchen, right from the walls, counters, to cabinets and backsplashes. If you choose similar underlying tone where the appliances and cabinets blend with the walls, the eye is able to seamlessly roam about from one place to another without pausing at any single detail, thereby making the space appear larger.

Invest in Space-Optimizing Kitchen Cabinets

Efficient organization makes any space look neater, and thereby leaving out a lot of free space. So, in order to make your kitchen seem bigger, the first thing you have to do de-clutter it. And the best way to do so is investing in high-quality, modern kitchen cabinets. Kitchen cabinetry has also undergone a massive change in design. Now they come with a lot of more efficient space-optimizing facilities. The cabinet doors are also well-equipped to store more essentials like a place for hanging cups or cutlery. Some even have small baskets to hold little bottles of spices and sauces. There are drawers attached to the cabinets as well, thereby giving you ample amount of scope for better organization. If you have a tidier kitchen, it automatically makes the space look bigger.

Glass Doors & Open Shelving

Glass doors and open shelving is another great trick to make your kitchens appear bigger than it is. With glass cabinet doors, the eye can see past the door into the space inside so that there is more to look at, which seems the space a bit larger than actual. And open shelving too serves the same purpose. The walls are not blocked by the cabinet doors; you just have the shelves on the walls, making …