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Interiors: Remodeling for the holidays? Don’t go crazy


Interiors: Remodeling for the holidays? Don’t go crazy

Interiors: Remodeling for the holidays? Don’t go crazy
News from HollandSentinel.com:

Are you gearing up for the fun, hectic, exciting, loving, partying, giving, family gathering season we are entering?   

You might be ready, but is your house?

If you are expecting to host parties and expecting to invite guests overnight, perhaps it’s time to give your house a critical look. 

First, let’s be realistic about what can and can’t be done in time. Major projects — like remodeling the kitchen or the bathroom or adding a room — aren’t reasonable to consider. Projects that big take several months to complete.

If major remodeling is on your mind, wait until after Christmas. You might find contractors who will promise completion of a major project before Christmas, but be careful. Cutting corners to get the thing done could cost you more in the long run.

What can be done in time?

Well, first you should make a list of what needs to be done. If you are hosting parties, you will want the rooms you plan to use to be arranged so that they allow for mingling and afford a good flow from one room to the other.

Will your kitchen be the center of activity with guests? Will it accommodate your needs? Do the bathrooms look clean and up to date? Does the guest bedroom look inviting?

After answering these questions, you’ll be ready to start working out the kinks.

Let’s begin with the kitchen. If you need a new co…………… continues on HollandSentinel.com

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Related News:

Distressed properties boost remodeling industry
News from Chicago Tribune:

October 25, 2012|Mary Ellen Podmolik | The Home Front

Among common projects, a home office remodel is the loser when it comes to recouping costs, with only 35.2 percent of the average cost recovered at resale, a study shows. (Corey R. Minkanic, Photo for the Chicago Tribune)

The fixing up of distressed properties for resale, rent or residing in is doing more than helping neighborhoods recover and look prettier than they did in the depths of the housing crisis.

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