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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


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Kitchen Renovation Tips for a Family with Kids

by Kent George

When planning a kitchen remodeling job, you will be facing some challenges. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you choose the best materials for the job and tips to help the whole family survive without a kitchen during the renovation.

Material Selection

As you chose the materials and products being used in the renovation, you would probably be wise to choose the products and materials that will hold up to the abuse and be easy to keep clean. A few things to avoid in your kitchen include:

Stainless steel appliances: Unless you enjoy spending time buffing finger and nose prints off of the stainless exterior, you should choose something that won't show all of the prints. A light shade finish would do well.

Mortar or sand grout in tile-work: If you plan to have tile installed in the kitchen, consider upgrading the tile to epoxy grout. This grout doesn't require all of the care and attention that traditional grout does. It will not absorb moisture and become discolored as the traditional grout would.

High-end wood cabinetry: They will look beautiful for a long time, but it comes with a lot of work. Not only do you have to prevent them from getting dings and scratches in them, but you have to keep them clean and conditioned. Choose an easy to clean cabinet set for your kitchen.

Renovation Survival Tips

When your kitchen is being renovated, you're going to have to create a make-shift kitchen to get by with. You don't want to spend all of your money buying take-out for every meal while the kitchen is undergoing the renovation. So, find an area of the home that isn't used often such as your dining room.

Your make-shift kitchen should include the coffee pot, microwave, cooking plate, slow cooker, and refrigerator—small things that you can use to put together a meal for the family without too much trouble. Then, keep the meals simple. You don't have to go all out;  just feed them something nutritional and send them on their way.

When it comes time to wash the dishes, go to the utility sink. If you don't have one, your bathtub will have to do after a good sanitizing cleaning with a bleach and water mixture.

Your kitchen remodeling project can be completed without all of the stress that you think might come with it. Hopefully, the tips above will help you get through. Contact local remodeling contractors to learn more.