White Ice

Stainless appliances are out; at least according to Whirlpool. Instead, we are all hereby instructed to select the new White Ice finish to show our superior taste when designing the ultimate kitchen. It’s been described by one reviewer as employing “Apple’s popular design language.” I have no idea if their bold move will catch on. I guess we’ll find out when buyers featured on House Hunters complain about stainless kitchens. But whether the next new

Recycling Building Materials

The first step of a renovation project is to get rid of all the junk that you don’t want anymore. Maybe it’s a bathroom vanity and toilet, or some windows and doors. For us it was cabinets, counters and appliances. Our old kitchen wasn’t actually junk, since it was in good condition, it just did not fit into our plans for the new space. Although some homeowners make the effort to sell their stuff via

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

This spring we’re embarking on a “fun” project, a kitchen remodel. As I mentioned last month, this is something we’ve been wanting to do for several years. Since it’s been on our radar, we’ve been saving up. As with anything, there are varying cost levels when remodeling a kitchen. You can have a budget of $5,000, $50,000, $150,000 or anywhere in between. Several sources cited that kitchen remodels shouldn’t be more than 15% of the