Friday, October 26, 2012

Corner Cabinet Remodeling Ideas

One of the things to consider when improving your kitchen is how you want to change the cabinetry. Because so much of a kitchen is cabinet space, kitchen cabinet remodeling is one of the most important things to do when improving your kitchen.

Your cabinet remodeling project can range in complexity from painting your existing cabinet fronts to a fully redesigned set of kitchen cabinets. One thing to contend with when remodeling your cabinets is what to do in a kitchen where you have cabinet space underneath the corner of a counter. When improving your kitchen, you may want to decide how to best utilize this space, and there are a few options.

Lazy Susan Method

One method of remodeling corner cabinets to make use of the space there is to add a lazy Susan, where circular shelves are mounted around an axle, allowing you to turn your corner cabinet's door.

The benefit to this design is that you can store things far in the back corner of your kitchen cabinets with little loss of extra space. However, due to the design of the lazy Susan, with the main support concentrated in a small area in the center, these are often not ideal for heavy things, so you must be conscious of how much load you're putting on them.

Also, including one of these in your cabinet remodeling project sometimes means making smaller openings for nearby cabinets to ensure you have adequate room for the new mechanism.

New Drawers

One interesting idea for remodeling your corner cabinets is to add drawers that pull straight out from the corner, or at a forty-five degree angle, the way most other drawers would pull out, in order to use the space in the back of the cabinet.

Your storage options are limited only by the width and depth of the drawers you have designed, and it's a way to use that corner space without much waste.

Just as with the lazy Susan, though, you may decide to alter cabinet space to the right and left of the corner to allow for wider drawers, but to balance this out, if you have another set of drawers in the kitchen, you can replace those with additional cabinet space when remodeling. Such a redistribution of how you use your space can ultimately make storage easier for you.

Do Nothing

Sometimes, the best thing to do with the corners when remodeling your cabinets is to do nothing. Some home remodeling experts will suggest leaving the area under the cabinet counters as dead space.

Even with the lazy Susan or drawers in the corner, it is often difficult to effectively utilize that corner space, so it's more cost effective to simply leave it be when remodeling your cabinets.

The dead space also leaves you an option for storing large things you rarely need to access. But whether you choose to alter the space or leave it be, you should give some thought to how you best want to alter your corner cabinets when remodeling your kitchen.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hassle Free Kids Bedroom Remodeling

If your kids have been bugging you to remodel their bedrooms, you might be putting it off because of the hassle that goes along with the remodeling process and the speed with which children change their minds. However, there are some simple tips that you can keep in mind to make kid’s bedroom remodeling hassle free and easy.

Keep It Simple

First of all, it is important to keep it simple. Remember that kids go through phases and like one thing, which they obsess about, only to grow out of it several months down the line.

If you are going to be doing kids bedroom remodeling, keep this in mind. Even if your child likes something right now, this doesn’t mean he will like it a year from now. However, there are some ways that you can please him by adding things that are popular, without wasting time and money and having to redo it later on.

The best way is to focus first on a color, or general theme, that your child likes, which he or she has liked for their whole lives. This can be a color scheme like red and blue, or pink and yellow, along with something they enjoy, like trucks, or horses. 

Keep it simple though, and don’t overdo it. Once you have planned for this kind of theme, which should hold true for your child for several years, you can incorporate something that is popular right now that might not be in a few months by using cheap and easy items to apply such as stick on wall paper borders.

This can be a great way to get them involved in kids bedroom remodeling, and it can be a great way to incorporate something that they love. You can stick up some wallpaper, and if it is just a boarder that sticks on, when they have grown tired of it, you can do a quick touch-up kid’s bedroom remodeling and put a new border over the top of it. This is an inexpensive way to keep kids bedroom remodeling something that doesn’t take much time but makes your children happy.

The most important thing to keep in mind is organization. This should be the focal point of your kid’s bedroom remodeling. You are going to want to have plenty of places for your kids to organize things. This means that shelves, boxes, and bins are a must when it comes to kid’s bedroom remodeling. They are going to be your most important assets.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Basic Foundation Of Attic Remodeling Plans

If you are in need of a spare bedroom or an all purpose room you may want to remodel an area of the house that is normally relegated to the storage of seasonal items.  That particular area of the house that normally serves as a storage space is the attic.

If your attic has the potential of becoming that added room, you may want to devise attic remodeling plans to help convert that room into something more useful.   In order to devise attic remodeling plans it is important to have an idea of what the room will look like or what the room will be used for.   Once you have come up with a list of suggested uses for the attic, then the planning process needs to incorporate specific modifications to make the attic as comfortable as possible.

Suggested Uses For The Attic

Before going into great depth with your attic remodeling plans, it is important to picture either in your mind or on paper how you want the converted room to appear.  There are many practical ways that the attic can be effectively utilized.

For example the attic could serve as a quiet room.  A quiet room is a space that can be utilized by family members to get away from the stresses and pressures of life.  This quiet room could serve as a safe haven in which family members can meditate, read a book or simply be alone with their thoughts.

Another suggestion for the use of an attic as part of your attic remodeling plans could be the conversion of the attic into an office.  By climbing the steps into your office area you could be physically signaling to your mind that it is time to work on a project, do office work, read a book, engage in some writing, etc. This secluded converted area could be turned into a powerful space which can be devoted to conducting both personal and private business activities.

Specific Modifications

Before beginning your attic remodeling plans it is important that there are some basic modifications that are accomplished to make the attic space usable.  Those modifications include the installation of material to provide a comfortable environment.  This comfortable environment can be established through the proper installation of insulation.

Another important aspect of providing a comfortable environment, as part of the attic remodeling plans, is the importance of providing an adequate flow of air.  This ventilation can be accomplished by ensuring that there is proper cross ventilation in the home.