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3 kitchen remodeling blunders to avoid


3 kitchen remodeling blunders to avoid

3 kitchen remodeling blunders to avoid
News from ConsumerReports.org:

There you are, standing in a kitchen design store or home center, and the stainless-steel appliances dazzle, the granite countertops add just the right warmth. This is what money, lots of money, can buy. But before you spend a dime, look for the downside, that thing that will disappoint or drive you crazy. Here, from the experts at Consumer Reports, is what the salespeople won’t tell you.

Refrigerator door-front water and ice dispensers

Buyers ask for this feature more than any other. Kids also think they’re cool, and dogs sometimes find them handy.

What you’ll want to know: As a group, refrigerators with water and ice dispensers require considerably more repairs than those without dispensers, according to Consumer Reports’ surveys. Water and ice dispensers also up the price and energy use while robbing space.

What to do: Consider our top picks that don’t have a door-front dispenser, such as the Samsung RF261BIAESR, $ 2,100, the top-rated French-door bottom-freezer, or the $ 1,510 <…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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Yes, you can remodel on a tiny budget
News from MyFox Philadelphia:

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If your home no longer fits your needs, it may be time to think about remodeling. Even with a limited renovation budget, there are a number of very practical ways that you can improve your house’s appearance and functionality. Find out how.


Start by brainstorming all the changes you’d like to make in your home. When you look at the ideas that you’ve come up with, you’ll find that most of them (the practical ones, anyway) can be organized into one of three categories. These could be described as:

1) What drives you crazy. It may be a hideously old-fashioned master bathroom or a kitchen with the traffic flow pattern from Hell. Whatever it is, you want it fixed yesterday!

2) What you need. Two bedrooms and a single minuscule bathroom were fine when you bought the house as newlyweds. But…………… continues on MyFox Philadelphia

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