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Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

While I am not a professional contractor, I have a good friend who is. He often calls and tells me about his days and I have learned a lot about home renovations and remodeling options just listening to his stories. Knowing my home remodeling options greatly aided the shopping experience when I was ready to purchase my first home. I wanted to live in a location close to my family, and there were limited homes on the market in the area. However, due to knowing what changes could be made to an existing home, I was able to find a good house that I knew I could make great with just a few changes after I bought it. I was recently inspired to create a blog to share what I have learned about home renovations with anyone who would like to read it!


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Unique Cabinet Designs That Enhance The Look Of Your Kitchen

Your cabinets are a main focal point of your kitchen, so you want to focus on their design first. During the design process, you will have the ability to pick different features, which will allow you to create unique and stylish cabinets for your kitchen.

Two-Tone Cabinets

One design option you have is to use two different colors for your kitchen cabinets. With this design concept, you choose a main color for the face of the cabinets and another color as an accent.

Choosing white cabinets with black crown molding and sides, for example, is one color combination that will make your cabinets stand out. When you prefer a more subtle look, you can use two colors in different shades to achieve a two-toned effect as well. This design concept allows you to add color and dimension to your kitchen with minimal effort.

Decorative Inserts

Inserts for the doors is a design concept that accents your new kitchen cabinets. Glass inserts are the traditional choice for kitchen cabinets. With this option, you can choose from a wide selection of glass types such as frosted, etched, or colored glass inserts that match your kitchen's new look.

However, glass is not the only option when it comes to cabinet door inserts. Several companies offer metal inserts made from copper, stainless steel, and brass. The companies also cut patterns into the inserts, which allow you to customize your cabinets even further.

Frameless Design

When you want a simple and sleek look for your kitchen, then you should look closely into a frameless design. Most cabinets have trim work around the outside edges that are used for stability. However, this same trim work can make your cabinets look bulky or outdated.

Frameless cabinets, on the other hand, have a simple box design that uses a matching veneer over the edges instead of thicker trim pieces. By removing the trim pieces, you get a sleek and simple design that works well if you do not intend to add doors to your cabinets.

When updating the look of your kitchen cabinets, you want to know what type of design options will work best for your kitchen. You can completely replace your cabinets, or you can utilize low cost design options to enhance their appearance and update the look of your kitchen in the process. Whichever path you choose, make sure you utilize the right contractor to ensure a professional finish comes out of your investment.