Renovations

A New Looking Kitchen on a Slim Budget

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in How Do I?, Kitchen and bathroom, Renovations | 0 comments

A New Looking Kitchen on a Slim Budget

  The cost to renovate a kitchen usually starts around $25,000 and can go up dramatically from there. In addition while all that expensive work is being done you’re usually left without a place  to prepare and cook meals. If you would like to have a new looking kitchen without the aggravation of having your kitchen torn apart for weeks or months and the cost of a major renovation, there are some options. Here’s some ideas on how you can give yourself a new looking kitchen on a slim budget.   Walls and Ceiling One thing that will give your kitchen a dramatic new appearance is to simply give the walls and ceiling a fresh coat of paint. Colors just like clothes go out of style and if your kitchen has been the same color for the last ten years...

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Asphalt vs Concrete Driveway

»Posted by on Oct 13, 2011 in Exterior, Garden, Renovations | 0 comments

Asphalt vs Concrete Driveway

In cities and towns all across the country, the vast majority of home driveways are made from one of two materials – asphalt or concrete. Both materials have their own pros and cons but if  you are considering building a new driveway or replacing your old one, here’s an outline of some differences between the two materials to help you make a decision. Cost Cost is always high on the list when making a decision. Asphalt driveways are primarily made from a petroleum based product so their cost will rise and fall depending on the world wide price of petroleum. However, even with the fluctuating price of oil, asphalt driveways typically are 20% to 30% less expensive than concrete. Installation Both materials require a solid base under them if they are...

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