Blogs from March 2013

Kitchen Islands – Add style, efficiency, and storage to your kitchen

Posted by Admin | Wednesday, March 27th

Kitchen Islands – Add style, efficiency, and storage to your kitchen
If you're looking for a way to give your kitchen a unique look while also making it easier to get things done, you may want to consider a kitchen island. The kitchen island has come a long way over the years. Today’s kitchen islands are often elaborate becoming fully equipped ‘kitchens within a kitchen', often with amenities such as a  sink, microwave, stovetop, and even a refrigerator.  It becomes central to the overall kitchen design and adds a lavish touch to your kitchen.

Kitchen remodel done by KHI
The benefit of a kitchen island isthe additional work space, storage area and room for extra appliances that it provides. If your kitchen is lacking storage areas, a kitchen island may solve your problem.  It can even act as a breakfast bar and often times it becomes a popular hangout for hors d'oeuvres when entertaining. The island is great for extra seating.
A kitchen island can be as simple or as fancy as you desire. Many new kitchen islands are being designed with functional and...
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Tips to Making a Small Bathroom Look Big and Beautiful

Posted by Admin | Monday, March 18th

Tips to Making a Small Bathroom Look Big and Beautiful
A small bathroom can be a challenge when it comes to bathroom remodeling.  After all, you have all the same needs a larger bathroom has but with less space available to meet these needs. The good news is that there are some ways to make the most of a smaller bathroom. Below are some great tips to making a small bathroom look big and beautiful.

Photo taken from KHI's gallery
Make Use of Corners
 
Making use of bathroom corners is a great way to make the room look more spacious. Use corner or standalone sinks or even medicine cabinets that will fit in a corner. A quandrant shower that has a curved door is a great way to gain more space for other things.

Add Fixtures that are Smaller

Another great tip that can help you make your small bathroom look big and beautiful is going with fixtures that are smaller. You can find smaller toilets, vanities, tubs, and even small sinks. They take up a lot less space in the bathroom, which makes the bathroom look less crowded.

Use Mirrors and Glass

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Spring Remodeling Projects

Posted by Admin | Wednesday, March 13th

Spring Remodeling Projects
With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to tackle those home projects that you don’t want lingering into summer. If you’ve been waiting to make a few changes to your home, big or small, check out this list of spring remodeling projects that may be just what your home needs:
Photo taken from Kruse Home Improvement's gallery
1. Build a Deck— Building a new deck in the spring can assure you will enjoy to the warm weather. Though contractors manage to build homes and additions all year long, spring is a great time to have their full attention for outdoor projects and beat the summer rush which involves more outdoor projects such as siding and roofing.
 
2. Renew Your Floors– Winter can be harsh on your floors. Shoes, pets and sand can take its toll on your floors finish. This indoor project may not get you outside, but since it kicks up large quantities of dust, it requires lots of ventilation. Spring allows us the ability to keep the windows and doors...
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Home Improvement Projects to Keep You Busy This Winter

Posted by Admin | Friday, March 8th

Home Improvement Projects to Keep You Busy This Winter
Wintertime is the perfect time to complete various home improvement/remodel projects that require you to be inside. The short days and cold weather allow us to focus on the interior of our homes, garages, or basements. Below are some great home improvement projects to keep you busy this winter.
 
1. Kitchen - Winter is a great time to consider a kitchen remodel. You can do a simple face lift or a complete remodel.  A face lift can be very simple like new paint and cabinet re-facing. These simple changes will give your kitchen a new look and feel. A slightly bigger job can include new countertops and appliances. If you're looking for a full remodel, this will include cabinets, countertops, flooring, lighting, backsplash, appliances, paint and accessories. It may sound overwhelming but with a little planning and the right contractor it will make your winter a lot more exciting!
Kitchen Remodel by Kruse Home Improvement

2. Flooring- Heated floors have become increasingly popular. Nuheat...
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