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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.



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Purchasing Quality Kitchen Cabinets for Your Home

by Scott Gordon

Remodeling your kitchen can bring about more than a 50% return on investment (ROI) for your household. A big part of these renovations generally involves buying a new set of kitchen cabinets. These can either be purchased off the shelf of your cabinet shop's inventory, or you can go the custom route and building your kitchen cabinets from scratch. With this in mind, you can expect to get a lot of value out of purchasing new cabinets. Here's what you need to know about purchasing kitchen cabinets for your house. 

1. Consider when buying some new cabinets is the right move for your household

The kitchen cabinets industry is healthy, which means that you can take your pick of contractors that can install something new for you. Buying new cabinets will help you to improve your kitchen and is one of the biggest fixtures for this room. 

When you buy excellently crafted kitchen cabinets, you can expect them to last five decades or more. You'll need to replace your kitchen cabinets if they have already sustained water damage, are uneven and cracking, or are difficult to open and close. You'll have to have a budget and schedule your kitchen cabinet replacement in a way that serves you.

2. Think about what types of cabinets you need for your kitchen

Take some time to explore the various cabinet options in front of you. You'll first and foremost need to decide between medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and solid wood cabinets. Solid wood holds more value, looks amazing, is easily customizable, and has unrivaled durability. MDF cabinets are uniform in the way they look, aren't subject to warping, and are resistant to water damage. Should you decide to go with solid wood cabinets, cherry wood, oak wood, and cedarwood are awesome selections. 

3. Finance, customize, and maintain your kitchen cabinets

Kitchen cabinets might cost you about $60 per linear foot on the low end, and as much as $1,200 per linear foot for luxury, premium kitchen cabinets. You might need to get a loan to pay for these cabinet finished products. Customizing your cabinets to include a wine rack or beautifully decorated doors and drawers will also be helpful. After you have decided on the cabinets you want, you should keep up with them, clean them, and make sure the materials don't fall apart. 

Getting quality cabinet work starts with the tips above. Contact kitchen cabinet ​contractors to learn more.