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How to avoid kitchen design problems

Planning kitchen design and imagining finished room

In this day of endless home improvement programs convincing homeowners that they can do it themselves from what they’ve learned on television, it’s important to know that designing a kitchen takes thorough planning. We all enjoy the inspiration of seeing what others have done to improve their homes. But that is not the same as having real life experience in planning and implementing an actual home renovation.

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Why Remodel Now?

Spring is here and the remodeling season begins. If you’re thinking about remodeling, this indeed may be the best time, to both beautify your home and live healthier. Here are some reasons why.

From the Kitchen Views Fall 2009 Magazine:

“Deciding to remodel a kitchen is rarely a snap decision. In a tough economy the questions only multiply, whether the price tag is $2000 for a quick face-lift or $500,000 for a state-of-the-art makeover. But for many households, there’s no better time to embark on a process that will leave you with a home that’s more beautiful, easier to sell and most important of all, healthier for your entire family.


A functional, beautiful kitchen quickly becomes the focal point of home social life — and its benefits extend far beyond just aesthetics or making it easier for one person to chop onions while another is putting the finishing touches on a crème brulée.

The health benefits of upgrading your kitchen range from letting the cook offer more choices to inspiring the cook to forgo a trip to a restaurant in the first place…

And just cooking at home is a big improvement, public health researchers have found.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in a study on dining habits, listed several advantages to eating in: restaurant food has more calories overall; restaurant food has more of the kinds of nutrients Americans should cut back on; and restaurant food has less of the nutrients Americans need more of.

The bottom line: Researchers determined eating out was one factor in the nationwide surge in obesity.

In contrast, a first-rate kitchen invites people to cook in and dine in…

In the final analysis, one thing to remember is that your kitchen is an investment that is used day in and day out, year after year…”


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