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building a home addition - what you should know

When building an addition to an existing home, many things can go wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, the addition may not be structurally sound, it may leak water and the electrical system could put the entire home at risk of a fire. When I added two bedrooms to the back of my house, I thought that it was going to be an easy project that could be completed in no time. Little did I know that there is a lot of planning that goes into this type of project. This blog will show you what you need to know before you begin building an addition.


How Small Changes Can Improve Kitchen Remodeling Efforts

People who approach a kitchen remodel often focus on the big stuff. That is entirely understandable given the opportunity to make major changes during one of the biggest of the standard types of home renovations. However, there's a lot to be said for making little changes, too. These four smaller changes can make a surprising difference during a remodel.

Basic Hardware 

Handles, knobs, and other types of pulls often add character to cabinets, drawers, and doors. Consequently, changing them can make a major difference. Especially if you're trying to find ways to save money to spend on bigger items, these little changes can make a difference. If you decide to keep the cabinets so you can spend more money on countertops, for example, you can still update the cabinets by swapping in new knobs. Particularly if the cabinets are relatively plain-looking, this can have a surprisingly big effect.


In kitchen remodeling, tile is a wonderful way to add visual pop without making a massive investment. You can tear up the existing tile or even have it reglazed. Similarly, you could replace non-tile floors with tile ones to change the appearance and make the kitchen more spill- and stain-proof. Moving from plain white tiles to more colorful ones, for example, will take a kitchen quickly in a new direction.

Also, don't be afraid to use tile along the walls. Even if you only go as far as putting in a tile backsplash, it can change the look of a kitchen dramatically.

Windows and Doors

Changing the windows or even the trim around them can go a long way toward refreshing a kitchen. In terms of getting the best deal, you may want to look into new windows to improve their insulation value if they're older than a couple of decades. The right set of windows can also bring in more natural light, and you'll be astonished at how much nicer a kitchen will look lit this way.

Unsurprisingly, you can accomplish the same things with the doors in a kitchen. Especially in a house where the kitchen serves as a direct entryway, replacing a door or at least modifying the trim can make a strong impression.

Faucets and Sinks

One of the most identifying features of a kitchen is the faucet. Upgrading to a more elegant faucet can make a sink look sharper. Likewise, you can install larger basins to make the sink more practical.

To learn more about what improvements you can make with your kitchen remodel, contact a company like Burrini and Sons Contracting LLC.