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The pros to know when remodeling your kitchen

 

The pros to know when remodeling your kitchen

POSTED BY administrator on Aug 18 under kitchen

The pros to know when remodeling your kitchen
News from ConsumerReports.org:

In the never-ending battle to keep remodeling costs under control, it’s tempting to skip enlisting outside help. If you know what you want and are working within the room’s existing dimensions, you may be able to do the design work yourself, and then hire tradespeople. But if you want a totally new kitchen—not just a swap-out of appliances and cabinets—hiring a trained pro can save you a bundle while helping you sidestep some common and costly goofs.

Designers don’t work for free, of course, but they’re likely to have creative ideas and cost-cutting solutions that you may not have thought of. Even more compelling, a designer’s expertise and experience with materials and construction can help you get the most for your money by narrowing down choices to the ones that fit your lifestyle and budget. Get their advice, then check Consumer Reports’ appliance and material Ratings to find the products that scored best in our tests. Here’s a list of pros to consider hiring for your project:

Architect. This is the expert to call when you’re planning a major remodel or addition, changes that affect mechanical syste…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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Buffalo Grove company expands into kitchen remodeling
News from Buffalo Grove Countryside:

“The kitchen is … it’s a big deal, for a lot of people.”

After realizing that making a bigger deal out of it for smaller customers could be profitable, a Chicago-based plumbing company started using its Buffalo Grove facility as a showroom for complete kitchen remodeling.

Banner Plumbing recently opened a walk-in display area for individual homeowners looking to spruce up their kitchens.

The new showroom, on the second floor of their 1020 E. Lake Cook Road facility, shows potential customers a variety of looks for cabinets, backsplashes, appliances, sinks, electrical outlets, fixtures and, of course, the pipes that will keep all of this working.

“We just decided we’re going to branch into the kitchen design world,” said Marcus Voltz, Banner’s business development manager, who started planning the idea when he joined the company in 2012.

Banner is primarily a supplier to contractors. Its 20 delivery vehicles routinely stop at job sites at 4 or 5 a.m., Voltz said. But after the housing industry fell apart an…………… continues on Buffalo Grove Countryside

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