Oct 13, 2009
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Free Kitchen Design Software – The Cheap and Easy Way to Redesign Your Kitchen

 

With all this new technology, designing your own kitchen is a couple clicks away. There are many types of free kitchen design software available for download online. Most of the downloadable free kitchen design software offer trial versions. Even without a professional background on designing and architecture, this software is here to help you out.

Some of the highly rated free kitchen design software are Smart Draw and Google SketchUp. Both have been highly rated for their efficiency and both have the basic design layout and tools to help you design, remodel or update your own kitchen. There are also paid Kitchen design software versions that offer extra features. Paying for the software can give you more edge in designing your own kitchen. The thing is the paid software is actually a little harder to use because of the extra professional features. It will take you more time to study how to use them.

Before downloading, check out for reviews of the software from internet review sites and personal testimonials from people who have actually used the product. They can also come with brief tutorials to help you out. The Free Software will also help you a great deal with updating your kitchen without relying on and paying too much for interior designers and architects. It can also be a surprisingly fun project for you. You can actually see your dream kitchen unfold in front of you rather than having to wait for the draft from the professional you hired to do the designs for you.

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Oct 12, 2009
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Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget

 

Okay I know what you are thinking. This guy is going to tell me with a can of white paint your cabinets will look great. Well, not hardly. I have seen some jobs where a coat of paint will help escape the inevitable for a little while, but the time soon comes where the cabinets must be replaced.

 

I have been remodeling and rehabbing mainly foreclosures over the last 8 years. I saw first hand that the majority of the expense of a kitchen remodel is in the cabinets. I saw the need for an “affordable” kitchen remodel after feeling cheated for the quality I was getting at large home improvement stores.. Therefore, we started our own cabinet/kitchen remodeling business to get the lowest prices on cabinets. LKN Cabinets was formed.  www.LKNcabinets.com showcases 2 different lines of “Wholesale or Affordable” Cabinets. We also carry the full line of Armstrong cabinets, a well know US cabinetmaker. These 3 distinct lines accomplish our goal of affordability.

 

I invite you, check that, I challenge you to have us quote out your kitchen remodel. For those that have quotes already in hand, don’t be shocked if we come in as much as 50% off our competitors. Quotes are FREE so pick up the phone today.

 

Brian Powers author, Co-Owner of LKN Cabinets

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Oct 12, 2009
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Remodeling Your Kitchen – Will it Pay Off When You Sell?

 

Many homeowners often ask the question, will I get back my money on this remodel if I sell my house soon? The short answer is, it depends.

My second short answer is yes! If your overall home is nice and your kitchen is lacking then it maybe wise to remodel before you resale. But you must take into account the cost to remodel, do not go overboard on your kitchen if your home is an average dwelling. Find out what is happening in your neighborhood as far as kitchen remodels go.

Never remodel with a strong niche theme in mind. That means no checkered flooring, retro, country, etc. A theme that does not fit with your home and or mass market may make it harder to sell your home. Remodeling for profit means your kitchen cost should be no more than 8% of total home value.

For an honest opinion ask your friends and family. You can never trust someone who has motive to gain business or profit from your home. Take it for what it is worth.

Hiring a remodeling contractor. Make a list of exactly what are must have item for your project then hand them out to all that come over to bid. Get as many bids as you like and then you can eliminate from the bottom up. Every contractor thinks they do good work. I know guys who have been remodeling for 20 years who are not very good with quality. Just because they have done it for the longest time does not have anything to do with their knowledge or quality.

Take your time. Avoid contractors that are in a hurry to get you to sign something. They are worried you will find someone better. They are not very confident that you will pick them and their deal.

Finally, If you are in doubt? Don’t do it. Time will tell. But if you plan to live there for a while and think you will enjoy the remodel and can afford it than I say go for it. Often times when I am done with a remodel the homeowner will tell me I really wish I would have done this sooner.

For more info on kitchen remodeling visit my website San Diego Kitchen Remodeling.

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