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Great investment

Kitchen Remodeling is a great investment in your home, and will be enjoyed every day. By remodeling your kitchen you can add value to your home, and at the same time save money with energy efficient kitchen appliances, or by replacing your drafty kitchen windows. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, you have many decisions to make. We are here to assist you with your kitchen remodeling project.

Kitchen remodeling is very broad and consists of many smaller areas. Maybe you'd like to improve your current kitchen, or perhaps you'll want a complete kitchen remodeling. The areas of a kitchen remodel are:

•Kitchen Appliances - Ovens, stoves, cook tops, refrigerators, dishwashers, range, microwaves, hoods, and exhaust fans.
•Kitchen Cabinets - Wood cabinets in oak, maple, cherry, hickory, pine, birch, metal and plastic. cabinet refacing, and kitchen storage items and kitchen islands.
•Kitchen Countertops - stone, marble, quartz, granite, solid surface, wood, metal, and Formica countertops.
•Kitchen Flooring - Hardwood flooring, cork, bamboo, laminate, linoleum flooring. Installation, repair and refinishing your floors.
•Kitchen Lighting - Light controls, chandeliers, fixtures, lamps, fluorescent lights, recessed and spot lighting.
•Kitchen Sinks and Fixtures - Kitchen faucets, stainless steel, brass, plastic and glass handles.
•Kitchen Windows - Skylight windows, double hung and single hung windows, casement and garden windows for growing herbs and plants..
 

 

A beautiful kitchen

A beautiful kitchen is the heart of any home even for those who don't like to spend their time around the oven. With kitchen increasingly becoming the center of social and functional family activities, kitchen remodeling has become one of the most desirable home improvement projects for many homeowners. A new kitchen increases the value of your home and makes your life easier. Almost every kitchen has a design flaw or something that can be changed to make the space more workable and enjoyable.



The Benefits of Remodeling Your  Kitchen

If you are ready to experience a change, but do not want to actually change homes, you should consider remodeling. There is no better room to start with than the kitchen. After all, it is probably the main room where your family comes together most often. Making a few kitchen renovations can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your kitchen design. There are many kitchen remodeling ideas to choose from in order to create the dream kitchen you have always wanted. Here are some benefits of remodeling your kitchen.

Energy Efficiency


Energy Efficiency. Remodeling your kitchen can allow you to make your home more energy efficient. You can choose from many different types and styles of energy efficient appliances. This will help you save money on your energy bills, as well as make your kitchen more visually appealing.
Bigger Kitchen. If you want to alter your kitchen design, you can make your kitchen bigger. There are many options available that will help you achieve this goal. This includes removing walls near the kitchen to expand the available space and adding on to the outside portion of the house to create extra space for your new kitchen.
Lighter Space. One of the many great kitchen remodeling ideas is to lighten up your kitchen. This can change the overall appearance of your home. You can choose lighter colors for your appliances, as well as walls, countertops, and flooring to create this new look.
Increases Value. One of the most important benefits of remodeling your kitchen is that it can increase the value of your home. This will be apparent when it is time to sell it.

                                              



 


What affects  kitchen costs?



The products and materials you choose will have the greatest impact on your new kitchen’s price tag. Cabinets typically account for half the cost. Installation and labor costs (which vary most by geography) take up the next biggest chunk—about 16 percent—followed by the costs of other major design elements. 
 


So what then affects the cost of the products and materials? 

Design Element

Price Depends On

Cabinets

Manufacturer choice; construction quality; materials; interior storage accessories; door style and finish; quantity; difficulty of installation

Appliances

Features; style

Countertops

Quality and type of material; difficulty of installation; edge treatment material and design; backsplash material and design

Flooring

Quality and type of material; difficulty of installation

Sinks & Faucets

Sinks-material; size and number of basins; special colors

Faucets-interior materials; finish; spout style; accessories

Architectural details

Uniqueness of items; level of craftsmanship


To help focus your selection process, ask yourself the following questions. 

 

1.       What’s the main reason I’m planning to invest in a new kitchen? Does my new kitchen represent an investment in the home I plan to stay in for a while or am I just looking to spruce it up for resale?

2.       How much do I want to spend on my new kitchen?
 

3.       If I’m building a new home, how much can I spend on the kitchen? Is the price included in the total cost of the project? How much flexibility do I have with the kitchen’s design and layout? 
 

4.       How much do my favorite products and materials cost for my ideal kitchen
 

5.       Does the cost of my ideal kitchen exceed my practical budget? What less expensive materials could I substitute for pricier options if I need to lower my costs?
  

6.       What time frame would I like to have my kitchen completed in? Do I have time to wait for pricier custom treatments or am I in a hurry? 
  

7.       Have I set aside some cash as a cushion for unexpected costs?
  

8.       How much do I want to budget for the cabinets, which typically account for half the budget for a new kitchen?
 

9.       Do I plan to supply any of the materials or do any of the installation work myself?
   

10.    Do I plan to work with a designer?

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Introduction to San Antonio-Austin, Texas

One of Texas' most famous cities is the City of San Antonio-Austin. Located in the south-central part of the state, San Antonio-Austin is Texas' second-largest city and serves as an economic and cultural gateway to the American Southwest. The city lies about 140 miles northwest of Corpus Christi on the Gulf of Mexico and 150 miles northeast of the city of Laredo on the Mexican border. Several major freeways service the city, including Interstates I-10, I-35, I-37, and I-410; U.S. Routes 87, 90, and 281; and Texas State Highways 16 and 151.

Named for Saint Anthony of Padua, on whose feast day (June 13) a Spanish expedition explored the area in 1691, the San Antonio-Austin River was the principal tributary which spawned the founding of its namesake village in 1718. The site, on the river's west bank, was initially a stopping place on the Texas wilderness trail leading to French trading posts in Louisiana. By 1731 the town was known as San Antonio-Austin de Béxar, which in 1773 became the capital of Spanish Texas. During the Texas Revolution, San Antonio-Austin was the site of several battles, including the battle of the Alamo in 1836, in which 189 defenders held the old Alamo mission for 13 days against some 4,000 Mexican troops. Although the defenders were ultimately killed, the memorable phrase "Remember the Alamo" became forever known as the rallying cry of the Texas Revolution against Mexico. After the Civil War, San Antonio-Austin prospered as a cattle industry hub and military center serving the border region and the Southwest. During the twentieth century, San Antonio-Austin became an important military center for the Army and Air Force through both world wars; a distinction which it has retained to this day. San Antonio-Austin is the current home of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Stanley and Camp Bullis located just outside the city limit