Thursday, May 29, 2014

What's in store for you

Welcome to my kitchen remodel blog! If you’re here hoping to get an idea of what’s involved in a kitchen renovation then you’re certainly in the right place. This project was my first attempt at having a kitchen remodeled and it was quite a learning experience. I hope this blog can help other first timers, or anyone out there looking for ideas on layout, cabinets, lighting and everything else that is involved in a kitchen remodel. This project was a collaboration between myself and Greentea Design, a Toronto-based company that carries a very unique line of Asian-inspired cabinetry that I completely fell in love with. They were instrumental in the creation of what turned out to be my dream kitchen.

I’d like to give a breakdown of what sort of topics I covered throughout the remodel process on this blog. To begin I explained how terrible the kitchen was when I moved in and included photos to demonstrate the extent of it’s horrid state.

I provided hand-drawn sketches to Greentea of the layout I wanted and they produced digital 3-dimensional images of what the kitchen would look like with the cabinets and all the fixtures I chose.

There were a few posts after this where I let readers in on all the purchases I had made for crucial kitchen elements like appliances, lighting, countertop, sink and plenty others.

Demolition began, which was mainly executed by my boyfriend and I. That was a lot of fun (and work, but it was SO satisfying).

The kitchen needed to be completely gutted (more so than I had anticipated) so there were a couple of posts explaining what needed to happen and how I had the space modified to accommodate the cabinets.

The flooring was a bit of an odd choice, and I explained my selection and the process of getting the flooring done in time for the arrival of the cabinets.

The cabinets arrived, to my delight, and with them came my amazement at how easy it is to “install” free-standing cabinetry.

I included a post about the installation of all the light fixtures I had selected earlier on in the process. This was one of my favourite stages as my previous kitchen was severely lacking adequate lighting.

The countertop was installed and I was able to snap a few photos during this process.

I then blogged about some of the finishing touches made to the kitchen (placement of accessories, the hatch that was created to access the basement…).

In my last couple of posts I expressed my utter disbelief at how amazing the cabinetry was at allowing me to finally have an organized kitchen (with the help of 25 drawers!!). I also blogged about my delight at finding the perfect dining table (and explained why the first one that I had built didn’t work out).

For photos of the final product.....well, come see for yourself in the many posts below. ;)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

DIY tips for your car window tinting

You must paint the window of your car? Window tinting can be a laborious task, but it can be done without problems with the right tools, the right training, tons patience.Before start the application tint your windows, do not forget to clean them in the first place and that They work in a clean environment environment.

The use of shadows will be much easier if the windows clean and the environment that you are working on are organized. You can use plain paper and water window cleaning solutions for the job just make sure to clean and dry the windows before you start the process.

The next thing you need to do, is that materials from your vehicle, making use of a touch more difficult to remove. This includes rubber sheets, door panels and even seals the door. It will be much easier to work on the windows when. Things no other obstacles in the way

Once everything is ready, you can now run the rear window. The rear windows are assembled in the control curve, which makes it difficult to work on the window. You can easily cover the rear window, so. An image of the Window Tint You can do this by building long line of films that do overlap. Once you're done, carefully cut out the template that you have created to ensure that the edges are about the same as the rear window.

If you have a ready-made template, you can then put on the car, just under careful how you have like on the outside of the window. It would be better if you can use a spatula to remove air bubbles and from the center, then up. You can now operate independently of the top down, using the doctor blade used remove air bubbles, and spraying the solution into the window.

After the tone of the movie is available, use a razor blade to cut the excess film overlap. This process can be done on the front mirror to make it easier for you to apply to the color. Now on the other side windows work carefully makes the model in dependence on the size of windows and use to the film cut to the perfect size. Make sure that you use a squeegee to remove any air bubbles again. Some sanding and cleaning, and you have done with the use of shadow on the window of your car.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Why you need a general contractor?

Most people like to save a lot of money when it comes to home improvement or construction projects. To do this, they tend to be all out for yourself only at a later date that it quite difficult to do and a lot more expensive than hiring a general contractor. Do not spend more money to do the work themselves. Here are some reasons why you should hire them.

Hassle Free
General contractor primarily responsible for the entire project. They are the ones that are allowed to draft and other things, such as materials, personnel and equipment. They are also to ensure that the project runs smoothly and any problems that will arise will be attended to immediately.

Discount supplies and materials
If you have one, purchase of equipment or accessories for your project, it could cost you even more. General contractor always know where to get the supplies and materials at a lower rate. Some shopkeepers are also special discounts for entrepreneurs because they buy raw materials in large quantities. The materials are usually the ones that make the project more expensive, but with a contractor, they can even at a lower price.

They hire labor market
General contractor does not do all the work. They always hire other people to help finish the job. They are also the contacts other subcontractors, if some work needs to be done. They do it all the time, and they know where. People to find work according to your requirements You will also be responsible for any person they bring to work, which includes wages and the payment of hospital costs in case something happens to the people.

Work is done in a professional manner
If you have the setting to a general contractor, you can be sure that the work be done in a very professional manner. Established all the details and requirements for the work will be visible on the completed work. They also offer some guarantees in the event that something happens to the project after it was made. They are also confident that the work will be completed on time, and it will start on the right budget you plan the project.

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