Tips for Choosing a Paint Color for Your Kitchen

We form strong feelings about colors. These associations impact how we feel in a room, and thus how we behave. The color of your kitchen can dramatically impact the kind of activities it sees. Get inspired. Choose one element to help you design your color scheme. Maybe it’s bold tile flooring, or sleek brushed steel appliances. Don’t commit just yet. First, envision what the rest of your space will look like. Once you have an idea, you can begin researching and dreaming, but stay flexible – the perfect complement to those tiles may not be available. Select the least flexible elements first. Before choosing a paint color, evaluate everything else in the room – cabinets, appliances, flooring and furniture. If the kitchen is open to the dining or other rooms, you’ll also need to consider how the paint color will complement other decor schemes. When remodeling your kitchen keep the color you Continue reading

Navigating Your Plumbing

One of the areas you’ll want to figure into your kitchen remodel is your plumbing. Whether you’re looking to put in new sinks or simply want to upgrade your existing setup, you need to be on the lookout for certain common kitchen plumbing problems: Leaky taps. Leaky faucets can be ignored for a short period of time, but in the long run they can lead to high water or utility bills and could eventually cause some significant damage to your plumbing. Leaky taps can usually be fixed without much hassle if they’re caught early. You might just need to replace a couple washers, or the tap itself. But in more complicated circumstances you might need to lay some entirely new pipe. Clogged drains. Much like leaky taps, a clogged drain is a problem that can easily be fixed if caught early but could create some significant issues if you leave it alone Continue reading