Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Messy

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52fe58b592e3a.1Even if your home is immaculate in terms of cleanliness, there are still a number of organizational mistakes that can make your home and belongings look messy. After you’ve devoted lots of time and resources to a remodel of your home, it would be a shame to let clutter get in the way of everything looking its best, so be sure to avoid these practices that will distract from the luxurious feel you’ve worked so hard to create.

Mistake #1—A Busy Refrigerator

The kitchen is typically one of the busiest rooms in the house, and many people treat their refrigerator as a giant message board—covered with schedules, bills, magnets, and everything in between. However, these things can get out of hand quickly and make your kitchen as a whole look cluttered and unorganized. Instead, try keeping all of your important documents arranged on a clipboard. Your family will still have access to all the information they need but without the unnecessary mess on the refrigerator.  Continue reading “Mistakes That Make Your Home Look Messy”

Advice for a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Many people think of remodeling a kitchen as a big hassle, but if you’re smart about it, the process can be quite fun and painless. The best general advice for a Tampa kitchen remodel is this—make a plan and then plan some more. When it comes to your home and your money, you can never think about the process too much, and even after you’ve made up your mind don’t forget to expect the unexpected! Here are just a few of the many things you’ll need to think about when planning your own kitchen remodeling project.

 

Be Realistic

You may have a plan for your dream kitchen but does it address the real-world needs you’ll be facing? You might think you want tons of counter space and perhaps even an island, but if you know you won’t be doing a lot of cooking, then much of that space is going to be wasted when it could have been allocated for something more useful. Conversely, if you’re remodeling on a budget and don’t want to spend lots of money on counter space but you’re also an avid cook you might regret that lack of space when all is said and done.

Measure Your Appliances

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than completing a kitchen remodel only to find that your large appliances don’t fit in the space you’ve allotted them. Before you sketch even one blueprint, always make sure you know the exact measurements for things like your stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

Don’t Neglect Your Lighting

Lights are a small part of a room but they make a big impact. When it comes to the kitchen, being practical is always best. Make sure you have enough fixtures to successfully illuminate the whole room. Modern fluorescent lighting is a great choice for the kitchen because it makes reading recipes and ingredient lists a breeze.

Mind Your Corners

When it comes to drawers and cabinets, corners can be a nightmare. It will take some planning, but make sure that all your doors won’t be banging into one another. This is a loud, impractical nuisance that can really scuff up a paint job if you’re not careful.

References: [1] http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/remodeling/planning/kitchen-remodeling/ [2] http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/kitchens/tips-for-kitchen-remodeling/#.