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How To Create Your Dream Kitchen On A Real Budget - Articles Surfing

When most people remodel a room in their home, they call a contractor and compare bids. While this may work for a vast majority of homeowners, it may not be the best way to operate if you are working with a budget. If you have the knowhow, patience and time to devote to it, you can act as the general contractor and directly hire the workers that you need to complete the task.

You don't have to be a professional chef just to have a dream kitchen. In fact, you can still enjoy the same upscale design at a fraction of the cost and, who knows, maybe you will begin to feel like a professional chef in no time. One of the most popular features in kitchens today is that of granite countertops. Most realtors will agree that its presence instantly adds value to a home. When choosing cabinetry, a neutral shade of oak or cedar can provide a rich look that's easy to coordinate with.

When it comes to appliances, every dream kitchen features stainless steel designs. In addition to providing a sleek and polished look, these upscale additions are classic. In several years, you won't find yourself thumbing through a magazine only to find that stainless steel is 'out' and something else is 'in.' Sure, trends will come and go, but stainless steel has been used for years to create stylish jewelry, watches and flatware and there's no end in sight to it's gaining popularity.

If you decide to tackle the job of being your own general contractor, be sure to purchase the materials yourself. Believe it or not, some professionals will charge considerably more than the actual cost of the materials just for the convenience of your not having to buy the products yourself. By purchasing your own material, you will have full control over the choices, coloring and quality that your new dream kitchen will feature. In addition, you can compare prices and get the best value for your dollar.

When you begin to accept bids from workers, make sure to compare prices. Instead of just accepting the first bid that you receive, consider speaking with more than one worker to find out what his/her company can offer and what type of guarantee, if any, they offer with their work. In the end, your dream kitchen is a personal choice that only you can foresee. If you love it and are willing to make the investment, your new kitchen design may be just the recipe you are looking for.

Submitted by:

Leslie Gerard

Leslie consults for a number of businesses including a leather cleaner & furniture care shop that carries cleaning supplies & other products to care for high-end furniture.



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