No matter how beautiful and well-designed a home may be, the fact is that eventually it will age and show signs of wear and tear. Paints starts to fade and show scuffs and marks, tile starts to chip and flooring shows skids and dents. All of this points to a need for a home makeover, whether it’s just a matter of painting the walls and adding new wallpaper or building stairs for a deck, adding on a master bathroom with a fully decked out spa bath. What’s involved in committing to a home remodel?
An extensive home remodel may mean extra funds are needed. Many homeowners pay for their remodel by borrowing out of the equity in their house, with a refinancing loan. If a loan can be attained at a low interest rate, this can be a smart way to improve the value of a home through a remodel. Once financing has been established, the planning can begin.
Making a Plan
It’s important for a homeowner to really think through the plans for their remodel. Home interior design magazines and websites can be helpful for this, by showing what color schemes and materials really look like in a home environment. After making a decision about what needs to be redone in a home, it’s time to look for a general contractor who can oversee the work.
Finding a Contractor
A general contractor will work with the homeowner to establish plans for a makeover and create a budget. Once the plans are signed off on, workers will be hired to do the job and materials (like paint and wood) will be ordered. Yes, it’s a lot, but with careful planning it can be a great way to improve a home.
Finding a contractor today is easier, as there are many online sites dedicated to offering listings of contractors. Homeowners can review the listings and then arrange a phone call with a candidate that seems right. During a free phone consultation, all the plans can be discussed. If they seem to be a good fit, an agreement should be drawn up. From there, the work of creating a dream home can really begin.
Preparing diners is a breeze. Chopping, dicing and slicing is quick and easy with the chef knife while carving up roasts is like cutting through butter with the carving knife. Fresh baked bread is sliced without smooshing and crushing since the bread knife has a sharp serrated edge allowing easy slicing through the crust without tearing up or smooshing the soft center.
Making salads has become easier as veggies are diced and sliced with ease. Even tomatoes are no problem. The ceramic peeler is easy to use and slides skin right off cucumbers and carrots.
The set includes the following knives:
8″ Chef Knife
8″ Bread Knife
8″ Carving Knife
5″ Utility Knife
5″ cheese Knife
4.5″ Pizza Knife
3.5″ Paring Knife
I’m very impressed with this set so far and would highly recommend adding it to your kitchen. This would also make an excellent gift for housewarming, student going off to college or even for yourself. These are a quality knife set that will look great with any decor.
HSI Glider hair flat iron straightener is a high quality ceramic flat iron. It comes with everything you need from the iron, heat resistant glove, heat resistant storage bag and a bottle of argan oil spray to protect your hair from the heat of the iron.
This iron heats up quickly and is easy to use. The temperate and on off switches are on the inside of the handle so you do not have to worry about hitting the temperature up with your hand while using it.
The HSI is a high quality straightening iron that works wonderfully making hair straight, silky, shiny and soft without making hair frizzy. I would highly recommend the HSI straightening iron to anyone looking for a good iron for their hair. I received the HSI Straightening Iron free in exchange for my review.
The lab created sapphire is large 0.7” x 0.7”. The chain is 16” plus an additional 2” which hangs from the lobster style clasp.
This is a beautiful necklace and would be a perfect gift for a loved one or even as a gift to yourself. I’m very happy with the quality and design of this necklace and would absolutely recommend it. I received this Caperci necklace in exchange for my honest unbias review.
I received some great products from YouCopia in exchange for my review. I received the YouCopia StoreMore Lid Holder, YouCopia StoreMore Bakeware Rack and the YouCopia Drawer Storastack. All of these products are great storage solutions for your kitchen to help unclutter and organize your cabinets and drawers in a snap.
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YOUCOPIA STOREMORE LID HOLDER
The YouCopia StoreMore Lid Holder is a fantastic way to display and organize all your lits for your pots and pans so you can easily see lids and as I did, organize them according to size. It keeps your lids from being scattered around in your cabinets and easy to find. The bottom is made of a strong plastic which does have some weight to it so you don’t have to worry about it falling over. There are 7 dividers which can be adjusted easily to make room for wider lids. This unit measures 11.5″D x 7.3″W x 5.0″H so it will fit perfect in most cabinets.
The StoreMore Bakeware Rack is really great if you have a lot of pans and cookie sheets that just don’t stack up well in your cabinets making it a chore every time you need a specific pan. This rack is really great for keeping those bakeware pans organized by storing them in an upright position rather than a stacked mess. The dividers can be adjusted to fit wider pans, cookie sheets, cake pans, sheet cake pans making it easy to see your pans when you open the cabinet door. The StoreMore Bakeware Rack measures 11.5″D x 7.3″W x 6.4″H and can work with most cabinets to increase and organize your cabinet space.
The YouCopia Drawer StoraStack the perfect solution to organizing all your plastic food storage containers and lids. Most food storage containers will work with this organizer. It can hold 12 or more containers and lids. There are slots for each of the lids but I have found depending on the width of the lid, you may be able to stack a few together, especially on the disposable containers. The containers can be stacked and are held by 2 clips which can be moved based to adjust based on the size of the container. The size is adjustable to the length of the drawer and measures 18.3-21.3″D x 7.4″W x 4.5″H. This is a real lifesaver in the kitchen since plasticware can really be a nightmare to keep organized.
This is a really nice necklace. The detailing on the heart is not only on the front, but the back of the heart is really beautifully done. The heart is a nice weight and size with a pendant size of .8″ x .8″. The chain is also very nice and adequate for the weight of the Swarovski Crystal and measures 16″. The color of the crystal is a beautiful bright light blue which is nicely accented by the diamond crystals. This product is made well and is absolutely beautiful making it a great choice for a gift for someone in your life or yourself. #swarovski #heartnecklace #Caperci https://www.amazon.com/Caperci-Swarovski-Elements-Crystal-Necklace/dp/B01LXDQUZ0/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Both Caperci necklaces come beautifully gift boxed.
The Gio Naturals Organic Carrier Oil Gift Set is a great gift set for those who love using essential oils and organic oils. The set contains 4 carrier oils, Tamanu, Argan, Castor & Jojoba Oils along with an empty bottle to make your own oil blend. These are wonderful 100% Organic and USDA certified Carrier Oils. Benefits can be obtained by using the individual oils, mixing oils or adding essential oils, the possibilities are endless. Castor oils is wonderful for hair loss as well as being great for using on your eyelashes for longer fuller eyelashes. Argan oil is great for your skin and hair. Tamanu Oil can be helpful for scars or any extremly dry or scaly skin including psoriasis and eczema. Jojoba oil is another great oil for your hair and skin. With all the many uses for this set and endless blends that you can make, it makes for a really wonderful gift.
The Chefs Limited 6 Piece Kitchen Utensil Set is a great set of kitchen utensils that look great so I love displaying them on my counter top. The set includes a Spaghetti Server, Slotted Spoon, Soup Ladle, Flipper Spatula, Potato Masher, and Whisk all which can be put on the included carousel stand. These utensils are nice and much heavier than I expected. they have a notch that sticks out the back of each so you can lay them on the counter without the head touching so you don’t make a mess. They are easy to clean and dishwasher safe. I am very impressed and would highly recommend these utensils. This purchase was discounted in exchange for my review.
The Chefs Limited 3 Piece Knife Set is a really awesome set of knives. They are very sharp and easy to handle because they are lighter than most kitchen knives. They slice through anything super easily, even tomatoes! The handles are very ergonomic making it easy to grip without feeling awkward, giving a very comfortable feeling when cutting. They come beautifully packaged in a box with magnetic closure making for a nice presentation if giving as a give. I’m very impressed with the quality of these ceramic knives and would absolutely recommend them.
It was great to have the Chefs Limited Silicone Baking Bundle right before Thanksgiving. I was able to make my cookies without having to worry about using parchment paper because the silicone mat is just wonderful and the cookies do not burn and sticking is a non-issue. The pan is pretty large, 13″ x 18″ which is a bit larger than my normal cookie sheets. This is also just a little bit deeper. We also decided to use this sheet pan to cook our traditional homemade pizza dinner for Thanksgiving. We made the pizza without the silicone mat on the pan and the pizza slide right out of the pan. Any cheese that baked onto the pan easily wiped away. The silicone mitt that comes with this set is cute and matches the silicone mat however, it will take a few uses for me to learn to use this as I am so use to using traditional oven mitts. As someone who typically purchases higher end bakeware due to how much I bake, I really feel this set is of matching quality of some of my higher end products. I am very happy with this set and would absolutely recommend this set due to the quality and that you no longer need to use parchment paper for baking. Overall this is an excellent baking set and I am very satisfied. I received this product for free or at a discount in exchange for honest review.