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remodel

  • Family Advice for Surviving a Remodel

    Theresa and Mark Clement of the popular Do-It-Yourself radio show and website, MyFixItUpLife, see a lot of each other. Partners as a married couple and in business they work with each…

  • 5 Questions To Ask Your Kitchen Designer

    Designing your kitchen space can seem overwhelming at times, especially in the beginning stages. You can save A LOT of time, stress and angst if you hire a kitchen professional that…

  • Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

    Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it…

  • How Do You Live Through a Remodel?

    Could you go two weeks without a toilet? That’s what many New Yorkers face when renovating their apartments and I’m sure you can feel their pain when your kitchen is wrapped…

  • Lose Soffits, Gain Cabinet Space

    What is a soffit, you say? It is the drywall or plaster ‘box’ above your short upper cabinets that connects to the ceiling creating typically a dead space of six to…

  • Living in a 250-sqft Remodeled Garage

    Homeowner Michelle de la Vega rented out her main house for extra income and began a remodel on a 250-square foot garage for herself. With the help of her dad she…

  • Benefits of Deck Designs with Multi-Levels

    Wood and composite decks have a distinct advantage over stone patios. With a wooden frame, it’s a simple thing to install more than one level, creating an attractive and usable space.…

  • Spankin’ New Shower Enclosures

    Have you ever gutted, dry walled, renovated and had to install a shower and tub in a bathroom? Well, I haven’t. But I have had to lay down new flooring, repaint,…

  • How To Save, Spend and Plan a Kitchen Remodel

    The latest series from our Kitchen blog is from Jennifer Volland who highlights the design and build process of her friends Hollywood Hills kitchen. Part I: Where to Save Part II:…

  • How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

    I was so impressed by the proactive approach used in the Melnick/Burton kitchen remodel that I could not let the series end without getting some general pointers from Steven (listed here,…

  • Where to Spend: Kitchen Remodel, Part Two

    If you followed the first installment of the Hollywood Hills kitchen remodel, you know that Steven and Melissa saved a lot of money buying previously owned and gently used appliances on…

  • Where to Save: Kitchen Remodel, Part One

    Los Angeles. Las Vegas. Dallas. New York. Sound like the highlights of a cross-country road trip? Think again … these cities are the original destinations of the appliances in this Hollywood…

  • Bathroom Inspiration Ideas

    Many of us covet a new bathroom. We’ve collected some remodel and design ideas that could provide some inspiration for you to take on the job yourself or at least get…

  • Rental Rehab Saga Part 2: Your Material List

    In our last post, I shared a few lessons from our rental property search phase, including how to avoid neighboring pit bulls. As escrows begin to close (three this week!) I…

  • Rewiring to Modernize a Kitchen: Planning

    Appliances are almost always upgraded during a kitchen remodel and rewiring requires careful planning that should be done during the kitchen design process. Here are the planning steps you should consider…

  • When to Call-In the Kitchen Design Pros

    How do you decide if you need a kitchen design professional? It really comes down to your skill and the risk level you are willing to take. The following scenarios usually…

  • Donate Instead of Dumping

    As you begin a one-room or whole-house renovation, the thought of disposing of the excess of old furniture and building materials can be daunting. Yet there are options for smart disposal,…

  • Cosmetic Kitchen Makeovers

    Kitchen remodels don’t necessarily require a change to your kitchen layout. Many times it is nice to redirect traffic or expand within a kitchen but if you are happy with your…

  • Do Bathtubs Affect Home Resale Value?

    We’ve got mixed feelings on renovating bathrooms before resale. On one hand a sharp looking countertop, tile and fixtures can certainly give a wow impression especially if the taste level and…