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Set Your Budget Before You Begin
Your goals for the project will help determine your budget. You'll want to spend less, for example, if you're just refreshing your kitchen before selling your home. But if you want a dream kitchen in a house where you plan to live for a while, you'll want to invest more. Understanding how much you can spend and where best to spend your money, is a critical step in a kitchen design or remodeling project.
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11 Mini Makeovers
To give your kitchen a fresh look, you don't have to rip out and renovate the entire space. Try focusing instead on one or a few key products or design elements that can be updated to enliven your space. These mini makeover solutions will refresh your kitchen without emptying your wallet.
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Common Mistakes
 Gearing up to remodel? Don't start before reading our list of common kitchen mistakes. Your kitchen is an island. Be sure to consider the way your kitchen's look will gel with the rest of your home. An ultra-modern kitchen in a 19th-century farmhouse will stick…
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Surviving a Remodel
Think of a kitchen remodel the same way you would think about partaking in a weight loss program: no matter what anyone tells you, it's not happening overnight. Your patience will be tested; you'll consider cutting corners that aren't worth cutting. Weeks will go by…
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Design Phase
While it can be the most creative and exciting part of planning your kitchen, the design phase can also be the most stressful. Fortunately, careful consideration to your new kitchen's design will set the foundation for a great remodeling project. Before you go rushing into…
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Managing Stress
A kitchen remodel can cause tempers to flare and create overwhelming stress. Remodeling setbacks can manifest in ugly and unfortunate arguments with significant others, family members, and even your pets (who are surely not to blame and can't even talk back). Remember, a behind-schedule remodeling…
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