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    13 mistakes to avoid in your next kitchen remodel

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    A GUIDE TO REMODELING RIGHT

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    Our Valuesintegrity, family, honesty, respect, education

    NARI celebrates its 25th anniversary During the past 25 years, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has been connecting central Ohio consumers with top remodeling professionals. NARI has grown to more than 250 trusted professional members since its founding as a not-for-profit trade association in 1985. As NARI celebrates its silver anniversary, we invite home- owners to see for themselves why consumers say NARI members are making the dif-ference in their remodeling

    experiences. For those who have had difficultly locating a skilled contractor, NARI is the best

    resource to turn to. NARI contractors un-dergo a thorough back-ground check and are screened using stringent criteria for experience and craftsmanship. NARI contractors also must display a

    commitment to the NARI code of ethics. By reading this and future issues of NARI TODAY, homeowners can learn more about locating and working with the most trusted

    professionals in the remodeling industry. Without fail, this special advertising feature introduces homeowners to the profes-sional members of NARI and serves as a guide to remodeling right. In this issue, homeowners will find tools to help them feel comfortable with making deci-sions about their remodeling projects. Using these guides will give peace of mind and help produce winning results with your home remodeling project. Hire a NARI professional and experience the best. We hope you enjoy the

    content of NARI TODAY. Experience the difference a NARI member can make. If you have questions about NARI or how to locate a NARI member who can help with your remodeling needs, visit TrustNARI.org to get started. We look forward to serving you!

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    A GUIDE TO REMODELING RIGHT www.TRUsTNARI.ORG

    The design choices homeowners make for their bath-rooms are just as crucial as those made for kitchen remodeling. After all, residential bathrooms are grow-ing in size as well as function. This makes specialized, stylish bathroom cabinetry the hot new trend.

    Many homeowners are rejecting cookie-cutter builder-grade bathrooms. They arent just upgrading their showers to include multiple showerheads and steam functions, theyre upgrading bathroom cabinetry to be on the same level as the rest of the space and a basic vanity base just doesnt cut it.

    ClEvER ClUTTER CONTROlTried and true accessory options for kitchen cabinetry such

    as pullout storage, cutlery dividers and hidden wastebaskets are finding their way into bathroom storage now with adapted uses. For example, one might utilize a cutlery divider in a bathroom vanity cabinet to organize makeup or medications. Similarly, many cabinet manufacturers have taken cues from commercial salon storage and now offer pullout grooming cabinets with stain-less steel bins for hair dryers and hot irons.

    The trend is to make each cabinet as efficient as possible by of-fering specialized storage for all bath items even linens. Custom linen cabinets often are made to match vanities and provide storage for towels within easy reach of the shower or bathtub. They even can include interior clothes hampers. Not only do these customized cabinets eliminate the need for freestanding hampers, but they offer convenience to busy, clutter-conscious homeowners.

    How well a bathroom vanity functions also has to do with its size. Standard vanity height once was considered to be 30 inches, but vanities can now be found in optional 34.5-inch units a height more common to kitchen cabinetry. This is beneficial for an aging population that prefers not to stoop as much, and it provides sheer convenience for an average-height person.

    BEAUTy TO BEHOlDJust because bathroom cabinetry is trending toward function

    does not mean it lacks style or sophistication. Quite the contrary, vanities are moving away from basic and utilitarian to stylish and bold. Bathroom cabinets appear more like furniture pieces found at an antique store or a high-end furniture boutique than those of a big box store. This is because cabinet companies now offer an extensive collection of moldings and onlays to suit most any home style. Bun feet and valances can be found on what was once just a regular toekick, and decorative doors can be applied to the exposed ends of vanities for an extra touch of class.

    Although adding interior accessories and custom moldings to cabinetry will increase its price, that doesnt mean budget-minded homeowners cant enjoy some of these luxuries. Homeowners should be selective about which interior accessories they purchase, and select items they really will enjoy, instead of trying to fill ev-ery cabinet and drawer with a different accessory. Also, theres no need to add every molding and onlay available. A simple mold-ing applied to the toekick can provide a customized look without costing a fortune.

    Working with an industry professional can help when it comes to selection and installation. But just getting to know cabinetry trends, whats available, and what might make a space more beau-tiful and efficient is a good place to get started on any project.

    By NARI member Andrea L. Cole, AKBD, The Cabinet Shop Distribution & Design Inc.

    IMMERSE yOURSElFBathroom cabinetry should be bathed in beauty as well as function

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    1. Poor PlanningPlanning is a critical first step in any remodeling project and never more so than in the kitchen. To achieve their dream kitchens, homeowners must start with what they have. What works in their kitchen? What doesnt? Then consider the new space. How will it be used? Will there be more than one cook prepar-ing meals at once? Will more counter or storage space be required? For the most effective layout, design plans should match lifestyles the way a homeowner actually works and lives in the kitchen.

    2. EfficiencyFloor plan is another important element of kitchen design. Most designers recom-mend grouping common elements in a work triangle or station. For example, consider a preparation/cooking station with a separate clean-up area. The clean-up work triangle could include a dish-washer, sink, counter space and recycling center in close proximity to one another. The goal is to minimize the number of steps between various elements to avoid unnecessarily crossing the kitchen. Keep in mind how traffic flows. Family mem-bers traipsing through a work triangle reduce the spaces efficiency.

    3. Visualization Problems It is difficult to visualize what a room will look like from a flat line drawing. Some remodelers negate this by using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) plans. Others will recommend homeowners visit a showroom that has life-size models of rooms and products. If these methods arent working or are not available, try sketching out a full-scale chalk drawing on a garage or basement

    floor. Dont be one of the many home-owners who end up saying, I didnt know it would look like that. For items with color, ask to see a large section of the item before ordering. Bold colors can look great on a small scale, but they quickly can overwhelm a large surface. Dont rely on imagination for these important decisions.

    4. Investigating OptionsHomeowners should know what products are available on the market and what layouts are possible. Investigate products to discover their pros and cons. Clip photos of layouts that inspire or excite. Its frustrating to finish a remodeling project, only later to discover that perfect neglected detail. Take time to research the options.

    5. StorageIs the good china stored in a bedroom

    closet? What about extra plastic contain-ers? Homeowners should take time to inventory what theyll store in the kitchen. There are a number of cabinet accessories available to organize a variety of items, from large pots to dainty teacups. For maximum efficiency, link storage with workstations. For example, store spices near the cook top. Also consider what new storage needs will result from a remodel. If adding a commercial-style range, for instance, a homeowner might want to purchase new cookware.

    6. SafetyHomeowners must consider potential safety hazards in their kitchen designs. For instance, an oven should not sit next to a hallway where someone easily could stumble over an open door. Investigate some of the new smart home technolo-gies, such as ovens with lock-out features. As households become more diverse and multigenerational, safety becomes a major concern.

    7. Lightinglighting is one of the most underdesigned components of the home and one of the most important. lighting creates a mood and provides illumination for increased safety. There are three forms of lighting. Ambient lighting is what illuminates an entire room. Task lighting illuminates one area for a specific task, such as under-cabinet lighting focused on a countertop. Accent lighting highlights an interesting feature, such as a prized china collection. Homeowners should decide what moods they wish to create romantic, functional, fun, etc. and design a lighting plan to match. This should be done before installing

    Dozen 13 common mistakes of kitchen remodelingBakersA

    An extra dough-nut in the bakers dozen might be lucky, but this bakers dozen of common kitchen remodeling blun-ders is no treat. In the most popular room to remodel, the potential for errors is high. But if homeowners are aware of would-be problems from the start, they can turn this unlucky list of 13 into a truly special surprise a beauti-fully remodeled kitchen.

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    walls and cabinets. Dont wait until a proj-ect is over to determine that the kitchen is too dark. Wiring needs to be installed in the walls behind the cabinets.

    8. PrioritizingIn most cases, not everything homeowners wish to have in their kitchens will fit. They must prioritize their needs. For example, if someone has a small kitchen, he or she might not be able to install an island, unless willing to add more square footage. Create a list of wishes, wants and needs, then prioritize with a budget in mind.

    9. TimingA remodeler should be able to provide specific dates for the start and substantial completion of a project. Timing might be affected by changes, unexpected occur-rences or material delays; however, so most remodelers recommend that homeowners do not start a project before a major event

    in the home, such as a wedding or holiday gathering.

    10. BudgetHomeowners should refer to their budgets when making product and design deci-sions. It is easy to overstep a prepared budget with phrases such as: Its only $20 more. It is important to stay in touch with fiscal reality when creating a budget. Hom-eowners must decide what they can afford before they start designing.

    11. Changes and the UnexpectedEvery time a homeowner asks for changes or something unexpected occurs, there will be a delay and a cost. Homeowners should limit the number of changes they initiate during a project. If changes must be made, homeowners should be sure changes are made in writing and signed by both parties before work begins. Ask for a revised timetable and budget.

    12. PreparationTo prepare for construction, homeown-ers should pack away kitchen items in clearly labeled boxes that can be moved to other parts of their homes during a project. Withhold those items needed on a daily basis, such as the coffeemaker. In addition to packing the kitchen, remove fragile items from walls in neighboring rooms. vibrations from construction can cause them to fall, even on floors above or below.

    13. Hiring the Right PersonThe most important step in any successful remodeling project is hiring the right per-son for the job. Ask friends, neighbors and colleagues for referrals. Check references and visit TrustNARI.org.

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    Bold colors can look great on a small scale, but they quickly can overwhelm a large surface. Dont rely on imagination for these important decisions.

    This is ChuckHe shows up late, leaves early,

    doesnt return your calls,and is hard to contact.

    Chuck isnt a NARI Contractor.NARI contractors undergo a thorough background check and are screened usingstringent criteria for experience and workmanship, and must display a commitment to theNARI Code of Ethics. For more information on NARI or a referral to a NARI remodeler inCentral Ohio, visit www.TRUSTNARI.org or call 614-895-3080.

    Call NARI, Before Youre Stuck with Chuck.

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