Maximize the Usage of Your Kitchen Island

When deciding to do a kitchen makeover, one option is to replace your stainless steel kitchen island with a wood-based, granite counter surface island which withstands damage from heavy falling objects, isn’t impacted by chopping or pounding, and doesn’t collect cat footprints from your 9-year-old Tabby. The surface tend to be very cutting-friendly – that is, it doubles as a cutting board which eliminates the need for a separate cutting surface. Some islands have storage cabinets underneath for extra dishes and stemware, which is attractive as well as convenient for entertaining guests.

Kitchen Island

The island counter top may also overhang slightly to accommodate four bar stools. As such, you may be able to get rid of the kitchen table and actually use your dining room for most family meals (perhaps at dinner time). You may find that placing the island directly across from your kitchen sink is a smart decision – the convenience of carrying freshly-washed vegetables from the sink directly to the island behind makes preparing vegetables much easier. Even if your kitchen is a decent size, one can always use the extra counter space, it’s wise to keep the island as clutter free as possible. Try and avoid the temptation to put your keys or mail on the island by assuring separate spaces are set aside for those items when you walk in the door.



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Alternative Attics for your Los Angeles Home

What do you keep in your attic? Boxes? Old Clothes? Most people use their attics for storage purposes, but that seems like a waste of space especially in home in Los Angeles where square footage is gold!

If you’ve been considering a renovation project for your home, why not transform that attic into a day room, a spare bedroom or even into that walk in closet you’ve always dreamed of. Depending on the size of your attic, the sky is the limit!

You will need to have the attic refinished to protect from harsh weather conditions, but it will definitely be worth the investment when you have an extra room in your house. The cost of an attic renovation will be much less than that of a room addition.

See below for some of our favorite attic renovation ideas.

If you have the space why not turn your attic into a bedroom? Add some windows and you’ve got yourself a nice little getaway.


Imagine lounging on this hammock?


You can turn your attic into a spacious home office. No need to give up a bedroom for it!


A bed, a tub, lots of light. Simplicity at its best.


Transform your attic into a small loft guest bedroom.


GASP! A walk-in closet at a fraction of the cost of a new room addition.



Did you transform your attic into a functioning room in your house? Tell us about it!




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Top 10 reasons to remodel your home

Rеmоdеling your hоmе саn аdd ѕignifiсаnt vаluе tо your рrореrtу. Hеrе iѕ a ѕimрlе liѕt оf basic ѕtерѕ уоu ѕhоuld tаkе bеfоrе уоu сhоѕе tо rеmоdеl уоur home. Yоu wаnt tо mаkе ѕurе you dо аll уоur rеѕеаrсh bеfоrе you decide to rеmоdеl уоur hоmе, оr еlѕе you соuld еnd up with a hаlfwау-соmрlеtеd рrоjесt.

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Remodel Your Bathroom?

Your bathroom is one of he rooms within your home that gets the most use. It might be a small space, but chances are that your bathroom is too small and a remodel is required. Updating your bathroom does not need to be a major renovation project. It is possible to remodel your bathroom in Encino on just about any budget and add both function and value to your home. If you are considering a bathroom remodel but are not sure that it is the right tie, you should be on the lookout for these telltale signs.

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Homeowner’s Guide for Bathroom Remodel in Culver City

Bathroom Remodel in Culver City: If you are a homeowner who has indulged in bathroom remodel at Culver City more than once in the past, then you would know the challenges and the gamut of information you need to process. If you don’t have this exposure, then the entire mission can be overwhelming. Nothing trumps awareness and that is what this homeowner’s guide for bathroom remodel in Culver City will help you with.

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Contractor Tips: Top 10 Home Remodeling Don’ts

Contractor tips: You have finally decided to remodel your home. There are a few things that it will be good for you to know prior to hiring your contractor(best contractor tips). If you plan on doing it yourself, be ready for a real experience and it most likely will not go exactly as you would like it to. (This is true also if you do hire a contractor…)

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Room Addition Sherman Oaks

A room addition is a daunting experience. Yes, we do sometimes outgrow our houses. To be quite frank it is in many cases easier to sell this home and purchase another instead of doing a home addition. Keep in mind that your feelings of your need for more space may not be alleviated by the addition of a room. If you need the addition for a very special reason then that’s a different story.

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