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Easy Ways to Renovate Your Edmonton Kitchen

Beautiful Edmonton Kitchens

Is it time to renovate your Edmonton Kitchen? Frustrated with the fact that your toaster is not working because your coffee maker is on? This can be the result of a poor electric connection that is plaguing your kitchen. Your gas might not be working with faulty supply and you are down to your last stove top. Your countertops are stained and your cabinets are broken. You have to address all the leaking taps as well. In short you are frustrated with the condition that your kitchen is in. You need a complete renovation of your kitchen (yikes!), and you are not the only one.

If you are a DIY person, you should have your reservations about renovating your kitchen. A complete kitchen reonvation can be disasterous both with the physical appearance and the time associated with completing it. By the time you have purchased all of the materials and finishings, it will cost about the same as have a professional kitchen renovators complete this huge task for you. It is so important to have this room in your home done right for a few reasons including resale value.

However if your kitchen is functional but outdated, there are several things you can do to give it a fresh look without spending the same price as a used vehicle. With a little bit of TLC and confidence, there are plenty of renovation videos on the web which will help you complete small projects like counter-tops, backsplashes, painting, changing hood-fans and built-in dishwashers.

  • TIP 1: If you are brave enough to take on the re-finishing of your current oak cabinetry, ask an expert to recommend stripping and re-finishing products. This will save you ample hours.
  • TIP 2: Your kitchen forms an important part of your Edmonton household. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have arrangements ready as a substitute for not using your kitchen (pizza anyone?).
  • TIP 3: With our new housing codes, remember any new wiring completed on older homes must be grounded and pig-tailed to current codes. Contact an electrician.
  • TIP 4: Watch the cost: We have so many options today when it comes to kitchen upgrades from built-in wine bars, double fridges, kitchen video screens for those favorite recipes, overhead lighting, deep sinks, spray faucets, am[ple choices of granite, marble, laminate and Quartz countertops.

NOTE: If you are a new home buyer and are finding nice homes with "ugly kitchens", your bank may allow you to do a renovation upgrade prior to moving into your new home. Contact us for more details.

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Almost perfect homes can be yours!

Attention Edmonton House Hunters! If you are a picky buyer, looking for a perfect home and are becoming fustrated because you keep finding the "almost perfect home". There may be a solution.

Did you know, several of our banks and financial lending companies will add in renovation costs with your mortgage. If you have been out House Hunting in Edmonton and find that almost perfect home (but needs a new kitchen, a finished basement or maybe a garage), talk with your mortgage broker and find out if you and your new home qualifiy for combined renovation mortgage.
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