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What NOT to waste your money on in the Kitchen

 

You've scoured the home magazines and are set on a design. After a few months, you realize that your "perfect kitchen" is full of flaws! Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. Here's our experts' opinion on what you can do to save some money in your kitchen reno or update.

 

Short Cabinets

That space between the top of the cabinet and the ceiling is either going to collect dust or clutter, or both. Installing cabinets that go to the ceiling will eliminate the need for that extra-long dusting wand, and give you more space to store that hot-dog maker the kids never use anymore. 

 

Cheap Cabinets

Speaking of cabinets, installing cheap ones will end up costing you more in the long run. Sure, they look nice, but cheaply made cabinets will show wear and tear under quicker under heavy use. Instead of replacing your current ones, try freshening up the current set with new paint or hardware. 

 

Dim Lighting

Accent lights can be great eye-catchers, but your kitchen is lacking other light sources, your pretty pendants will soon become a pain. Instead of splurging on a few statement fixtures, spread your money around! Installing a dimmer and including some under-the-counter lighting will make better use of your dollars. 

 

Major Remodel

You may not need to rip your kitchen down to the studs. No, really. You can save dollars and your sanity by opting out of tearing your most-used room apart. Simply adding a new sink and faucet, and painting something can save a major headache.

 

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Using renewable resources in the bathroom

 

If you’re looking at reducing your impact on the environment in 2016, our experts have some different ways you can go greener in your bathroom. 

 

Game-changing vanities

Companies like Ronbow are bringing in game-changing technologies to their vanity systems to reduce ecological impact. Materials like Strawboard have recently emerged as an excellent alternative to wood. This extremely moisture-resistant material has been proven to stand up against splintering while affixing hardware, warping in damp conditions, and resistant to mould and pests.

 

Natural Stone Tile

Not just easy on the eyes, natural stone tiles also hold certain warming benefits that linoleum or hardwood would lack. Natural stone tiles are also perfect for laying on top of electric underfloor heating systems, which will add a touch of luxury to your bathroom. 

 

Buying Local

Buying through local companies can often mean you receive better warranties on products and better service with onsite maintenance and repairs. Not only that, local businesses will often hire people who have a better understanding of the products they are selling. They also tend to take more time to get to know customers. 

 

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