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Removing asbestos during a remodel

We bought our house knowing it needed a fair bit of work, but we could never have guessed how complicated the job would get in the end. It turns out not only do we have asbestos in the walls, but also, at some point, the previous owners had some asbestos insulation put in the roof. There are a lot more precautions that we need to make as result but, I'll feel a lot better knowing we aren't cooking and eating our meals near asbestos. Our remodeling contractor has been great and has stepped us through the whole process. Join us on our remodeling journey!

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Removing asbestos during a remodel

Signs of an Outdated Kitchen That Should Prompt You to Schedule Renovations

by Joanne Sullivan

While some kitchen renovation trends are bound to come and go, this does not mean you should put off revamping this space under the presumption that the current design will eventually experience a renaissance. The reality is some fads are better off in the past since they were neither aesthetically pleasing nor functional in the long run. But how can you tell if it is time to invest in an overhaul of this room? Below are a few critical signs of an outdated kitchen that should prompt you to schedule renovations.

Busy flooring

Although there was a wide range of flooring options to choose from in years past, most people can agree the one quality they had in common is they all looked exceptionally busy. From faux parquetry flooring to brick supplies and a host of complex, geometric patterns, the consensus was these solutions added visual interest to the kitchen. In truth, though, these bustling designs did more to detract from the overall visual appeal of the kitchen rather than contribute to its aesthetic value.

A different solution to consider would be opting for sleek designs and robust materials capable of withstanding the demands of this space. Vinyl planks, for example, have become a popular option among Australian homeowners since this material is available in a vast selection of designs that mimic premium supplies such as hardwood, marble and more. Moreover, vinyl plank flooring is moisture-resistant too, making it ideally suited to the wet nature of the kitchen.

A ceiling fan

Depending on how frequently you cook in your kitchen, this space can be incredibly hot and humid. When coupled with Aussie's naturally sweltering climate, spending time in the kitchen can prove impossible without adequate ventilation in place. While ceiling fans were a staple in Aussie kitchens in years past, you should know the bulky nature of this appliance can greatly diminish the visual appeal of your kitchen.

A better option would be engaging in kitchen renovations to replace your traditional ceiling fan with modern, less-intrusive solutions. Vented skylights, for instance, will not only enhance air circulation in your kitchen but will increase natural lighting, making this space seem larger and airier. A range hood, on the other hand, will extract hot air directly away from your cooktop while simultaneously adding an elegant touch to your kitchen. Discuss with your kitchen renovation contractors additional ways that you can enhance circulation in this space without relying on a ceiling fan.

Contact a contractor for more information about kitchen renovations