As part of our ongoing efforts to give back we teamed up with Rebuilding Together to provide crucial home repairs for a family in one of the south-side neighborhoods. We had a blast fixing up the home thanks to all of the volunteers who worked so hard on rebuild day!
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A bland and boring 1980s kitchen with typical oak-trimmed white Melamine cabinets has been transformed with bold color, warmth and upscale details in this 21st century same-footprint remodel by Stanley Home Renovation & Design.
This retired couple with gourmet cooking skills and accessories were committed to two important details in the creative design process – the addition of a Wolf professional-grade range top and the color red. Art work and artifacts collected in the couple’s travels provided the inspiration for the sleek style and warm vivid hues.
The previous kitchen – including a dropped soffit ceiling with fluorescent light panel – was gutted. As the re-design evolved, particular attention was given to accessibility; minimizing reaching and adding a seated prep area, pull-out storage spaces and a concealed lift-up mixer shelf.
The warm earth-tone hues of the porcelain tile floor harmonize with the rich tones of the natural cherry wood cabinets. Clean lines, crown molding and contemporary stainless pulls complete the look. The kitchen island doubled in size and now includes a warming drawer directly opposite the double wall convection ovens and new Wolf cooktop with vented hood.
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When you don’t have enough space to cook, you often get frustrated and turn to the ease of fast food. Well now is the time to break this habit and increase your cooking area. Be ready for some culinary magic when you invest in a discount kitchen cart.
It’s hard to beat a kitchen cart for making meals easy. They move where you need them, provide easily accessible storage and they’re just plain fun. Don’t drag you self from store to store looking for discount kitchen carts in your city. Instead browse a great selection without leaving home when you shop online. You can compare prices and styles with the click of a button and find one that speaks to you.
Large and small, square or rectangle discount kitchen carts come in a variety of sizes and styles. Whether you just need a few extra shelves or drawers and cupboards you’ll find it in a kitchen cart. Choose from a variety of colors from red to black. Choose a wooden butcher block, stainless steel or marble top. Some have a flip up leaf to give you more work space when you need and less when you don’t. Others come with … Read More
I decided to spend about an hour walking around the southern part of Theodore Wirth Park, a large city park just a few blocks from home. I was driving home from Home Depot (a large home improvement store) and parked at the Wirth Lake parking lot. I spent about an hour walking around (without tripod, unfortunately), taking in the sights.
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Actually, there are two home values, the value to the homeowner and the value to the potential buyer. Unfortunately, both values are emotional and not facts based on market data. The homeowner has time in the home, family, years of memories, children growing up, maintenance, occasional blood sweat and tears in room additions, kitchen or bath remodeling. Obviously the owner places a high value on his / her castle and rightly so.
The buyers on the other hand see things differently and act on different emotions. The buyers are looking for that emotional spark at the first viewing. The all-important first impression is what drives the potential buyers … at first. From there the first impression quickly turns to affordability, the cost to get in the home, the closing costs, the monthly notes, the taxes. Should I make an offer? What is the least I should offer?
Market value is somewhere between these two emotional extremes. This is where the appraiser comes in with an objective opinion backed by market data. Market value is defined as the price a willing buyer will pay to a willing seller for a product or service. In real estate, this is known as an … Read More