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Range Hoods - A Few Last Thoughts

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Our last few posts have focused on range hoods. We will wrap up this series with a few last thoughts on guidelines for a range hood's width, depth, and mounting height. 

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CFM - An Explanation

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When selecting a range hood, it is important to choose the correct size. CFM ... or cubic feet of air moved per minute ... is used to measure the size of a range hood. Selecting a range hood / blower's capacity needs to consider stove type, kitchen size, and ductwork. Let's look at how to determine CFM requirements.

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Do I Need a Range Hood?

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When choosing appliances for a kitchen renovation, range hoods are often overlooked. It is important to understand the purpose of range hoods, the various designs CFM requirements and venting options to avoid buyers' remorse.  Keep reading to learn more about range hood details.

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The Stress of Remodeling

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During a remodeling project, a part of your home is thrown into complete disarray, chaos and clutter increase, household routines are disrupted, and everyday items are packed away. At some point during the remodel, stress levels in the home will increase, leading to arguments or the proverbial “kicking the dog.”

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Murphy's Law and Remodeling

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Murphy's Law ... "If anything can go wrong, it will" ... was coined at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949.  Its namesake, Captain Edward Murphy, was an engineer working on a project to determine how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash. Upon finding a transducer wired wrong by a technician, he remarked, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it." The project manager added this to his list of "laws," referring to it as Murphy's Law.

So, how is Murphy's Law connected with remodeling projects?  Like the Air Force project, you can expect to have some aspect of a remodeling project go wrong. This can even include items outside the area being remodeled.

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Expectations are Everything

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A kitchen remodeling project represents a significant of your time and money.  At various times in the planning process our clients ask a version of the following question … “What should I expect during the project?”  As most people only undertake one remodeling project in their life, it is filled with uncertainty and unfamiliarity.

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How Do You Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel?

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So, you made the decision to remodel your kitchen. Now you’re wondering what to do did with everything in the existing kitchen. Here are a few tips to help you in the process.

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Reface or Replace Cabinets?

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As discussed in a previous blog, remodeling a kitchen can be expensive. One alternative is refacing cabinets instead of replacing them. Refacing cabinets can be a viable option, however, there are situations in which refacing cabinets does not makes sense. Let’s look at what refacing is and the advantages/disadvantages of this option.

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The Kitchen Sink - Beyond the Basics

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Today’s kitchen sinks are created to not only look appealing but also make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. With options in accessories and sizes, your sink can have its own sense of style. More than just a basin for piling dirty dishes, today’s sinks offer a variety of convenient options for the busy homeowner. Custom cutting boards made to fit inside the sink offer a place to prep veggies and fruit near the sink, making clean up quick and concise. 

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Universal Design in the Kitchen

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In many areas of life, we tend to think in terms of the here and now. This is often evident in the areas of buying, building, or remodeling a home. We seek out design elements that are representative of our current stage of life. Life, as we know, is fluid and ever changing. Our situation today may not be our situation tomorrow. That is where Universal Design comes in.

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