A cutting board with storage and legs on casters can be tucked away when not in use. “The rollaway cart is super helpful in keeping countertops clear and gives the cook added chopping surface in a pinch
Two top drawers store napkins, place mats and other tableware close to a nearby bistro table. The bottom drawer stores a large stockpot that one of the homeowners wanted easy access to. This tall stockpot was not going to fit in the pot-and-pan drawers to the left and right of the range. You need both of those drawer cabinets to be exactly the same dimensions to each other.
One end is a full-height, 12-inch-deep base cabinet that stores serving trays that can be easily pulled out for entertaining. On the other end, opposite the range, there’s a 12-inch-deep cabinet with dividers for cookie trays and muffin tins. There’s also a 12-inch-deep drawer that stores spices.
Unfortunately, while renovation mistakes do happen, they can be costly. If you can at all avoid them, you should. With that in mind, I've laid out a list of the top renovation mistakes that homeowners make, as well as some advice on what you can do to ensure that they don't derail your project. Read them over so you don't fall prey to them during your renovation. Your budget and schedule will thank you. Hiring the wrong contractor
Choosing the right contractor is a process. It can be tempting to go with the first one you find to just get it over with. But, the reality is, if you choose the wrong contractor, you could be setting yourself to face a much bigger headache in the long run.
Instead, do your due diligence and thoroughly vet multiple contractors before ultimately deciding which one to hire. Conventional wisdom says that you should gather at least three estimates before getting started on any home improvement project. However, in addition, you should check reference…
When it comes to home renovation, there are big differences in the projects that make people the happiest and the work that results in the biggest payback at the closing table.
New kitchens gave people the biggest thrill, whether they were buyers looking at properties or owners planning to stay put, according to a poll of 20 remodeling projects by the National Association of Realtors. However, new roofing and new floors have the biggest payback, the report showed.
A kitchen upgrade typically cost about $38,300 and returned about 52% of that with a higher sale price, according to the report. A complete kitchen renovation that cost $68,000 returned about 59%, NAR said.
A bathroom renovation that cost $35,000 returned about 57%, while the addition of a new bathroom that cost $60,000 returned about 50%, the report showed. Adding a new master suite might cost $150,000 and return about 50%, NAR said.
A basement conversion to living area costing $46,900 probably would return about 64%, whil…