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Easy Ways to Renovate Your Edmonton Kitchen

Awesome kitchen renos in your Edmonton home pictureDo you think your Edmonton kitchen is a mess? Are you frustrated over the fact that your toaster is not working because your coffee maker is on? This is the result of a poor electric connection that is plaguing your kitchen. Your gas might not be working with faulty supply and you are down to your last stove top. Your countertops are stained and your cabinets are broken. You have to address all the leaking taps as well. In short you are frustrated with the condition that your kitchen is in. You need a complete renovation of your kitchen (yikes!), and you are not the only one.

You may have your reservations about renovating your kitchen. After all, there's all the noise, dust and lack of mobility while your kitchen is getting renovated. Also, there is the cost factor to consider. However, with a little planning in mind you can take care of all these things in a manner that works for you. You can make use of all the resources available in the market to make sure that you have what it takes to renovate your kitchen and live through the process. It is actually a very simple process if you think about it. All the information that you have and all the products that you need are available. All you need to do is make the right choices and you are set to renovate your kitchen. Of course, your kitchen will be unavailable for use for the next few days. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have made arrangements so your daily routine is not affected. This is most important as the kitchen forms an important part of your Edmonton household. Therefore, you need to make sure that you have arrangements ready as a substitute for not using your kitchen (pizza anyone?).

There are many things to consider while renovating your kitchen. You need to seek out what you require from your kitchen first. If your natural gas is not working, then you need to change your stoves. If you are not getting proper electric connection, then you need to change your lines. If your piping is not working, then you need to get a proper plumber. These are the essentials of a functional kitchen. Check them one by one and make sure to have a list of things to repair.

The next important factor to consider is that the renovations being done should enhance the look of your kitchen. This would mean cosmetic modifications to your kitchen, which would come in form of countertops and cabinets. Marble countertops (look very nice)  will give your kitchen a grand luxurious look that would enhance the quality of your kitchen. You can purchase such countertops from home or kitchen renovators. You should look for one stop shops for all your kitchen renovation needs. This will help you to get all the assistance you will need for your kitchen renovation.

 

If you any other tips or tricks, please share them below or let me know thru my contact page.

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Unique Chalkboard Craft Projects are Stylish Way to Stay Organized in Edmonton

Unique Chalkboard Craft Projects are Stylish Way to Stay Organized in Edmonton image Everyone's life needs a bit of organization - so why not do it with a bit of fun and whimsy? For a new way to get organized, think charming, unique ... think chalkboard paint. That's right, the old-school chalkboard is making a stylish comeback. And with a bit of hands-on creativity, your Edmonton home can be organized, stylish and enjoyable.
 
Definable drawers Is your home being overrun with clutter? The best way to overcome clutter - and keep everything tidy - is to ensure everything has its place. Labeling is a great way to stay organized and alert family members where items are - and where to put them away. Using stickers and markers for identification can sometimes look plain and boring, and are more permanent. Luckily, there is another way to label: chalkboard paint.
 
Drawers are ideal for storage and come in a variety of sizes to store anything from toys to jewelry. Plus, you can find great deals on old sets at yard sales or thrift stores. To start, simply clean and paint your drawers in a color that coordinates with your room's decor. Once the paint is dry, create a border around the front of each drawer with painter's tape. Next, spray several even coats of Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint inside the taped area. When the entire project is dry, use chalk to identify the contents of each drawer. And, don't limit yourself to white chalk. Colored chalk can add a stylish twist to your project. 
 
Time to... To organize your schedule - or your whole family's - keep track of time with a fun and creative schedule clock. This unique project replaces traditional hours and minutes with your daily activities.
 
Another great chalkboard craft projects for your Edmonton home pictureStart by finding a large, flat, wall-hanging clock and carefully remove the hands. Then, apply a coat of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor charcoal black primer to cover the entire clock, making it the same even color. Once the primer has dried, apply three coats of chalkboard spray paint. Finally, when the clock is fully dry, reattach the clock hands and finish by designating certain hours for your daily tasks. This project is especially ideal for young children who don't yet know how to tell time; simply use drawings to help them know when it is time for their activities and you'll avoid the everyday question of "is it time to (fill in the blank) yet?"
 
Labels for entertaining tables When entertaining guests, you want them to feel welcome and at home. Adding personal messages or labels can be the solution to put your party over the top. Chalkboard paint can be the perfect addition to many of your go-to entertainment pieces. Spray the base of your wine glasses and label with guests' names to keep track of drinks.  Spray the fronts of buckets, bowls or canisters to call out their contents. Spray a large platter or board to create a welcome sign or menu for your guests. The ideas are endless. And, for an extra decorative touch, use Krylon Leafing Pens to create whimsical designs around your creations. 
 
Soon, your Edmonton home will feel more organized and stylish with these easy and delightful craft ideas. And the best thing about a chalkboard is you can constantly change it up. Simply erase and write something new. Woot!
 
Got any more ideas for using chalk paint, please share it below or let me know thru my contact page.
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Please visit my new public Open House at 11019 137 AVE in EDMONTON.
Open House on Saturday, August 3, 2013 2:00 pm Call Mike for further info
This is positively an affordable home for a growing family. With plenty of upgrades, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath bungalow has so much to offer. Main floor living room offers laminate flooring & large picture window. Generous sized eat-in kitchen features newer cabinetry, beautiful back splash, under the cabinet lighting & ceramic tile floor featuring decorate mosaic centre piece. Fully finished downstairs offers 3 piece bathroom, family room with cozy wood burning fireplace & wet bar. Second family room can be converted into fourth bedroom or kids playroom. Off the utility room is an established cold room perfect for extra food & preserves storage. Other features are updated main bath, new carpet in all bedrooms, newer interior doors, all newer main floor windows & central air conditioner. Fenced back yard has huge deck, clothesline, double car garage with new automatic door opener & garden shed. Close to shopping, public transit & major through ways, this is a great place for a family to call home. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to get exact address and set up a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 11019 137 AVE in EDMONTON.
This is positively an affordable home for a growing family. With plenty of upgrades, this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath bungalow has so much to offer. Main floor living room offers laminate flooring & large picture window. Generous sized eat-in kitchen features newer cabinetry, beautiful back splash, under the cabinet lighting & ceramic tile floor featuring decorate mosaic centre piece. Fully finished downstairs offers 3 piece bathroom, family room with cozy wood burning fireplace & wet bar. Second family room can be converted into fourth bedroom or kids playroom. Off the utility room is an established cold room perfect for extra food & preserves storage. Other features are updated main bath, new carpet in all bedrooms, newer interior doors, all newer main floor windows & central air conditioner. Fenced back yard has huge deck, clothesline, double car garage with new automatic door opener & garden shed. Close to shopping, public transit & major through ways, this is a great place for a family to call home. Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to get exact address and set up a private showing.
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I have listed a new property at 438 16311 95 ST in EDMONTON.
766 sq ft FULLY FURNISHED 1 bedroom LUXURY condo in Eaux Claires Promenade, a highly desirable complex just behind Namao shopping centre. Located on TOP FLOOR for security, features of this non-smoking home include modern open concept floor plan, large bedroom, corner gas fireplace, BRAND NEW carpet, insuite laundry with large storage room, gas BBQ & forced air heating/cooling with included central air conditioning. Good size kitchen has stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinets & counters including a large working island. Includes ALL FURNITURE, TV, Blu-Ray, full cooking & eating set, etc. Condo contributions include water, heat & gas utilities. Complex amenities include fitness room, games room & guest suite for your visiting family. Energized parking stall can be seen from south facing balcony for vehicle remote start. Plenty of overnight visitor parking right in front of building. Available with a quick possession, this home shows excellent, is picture perfect & priced right. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to set up a private showing.
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I just sold a property at 5003 123 AVE in EDMONTON.
Welcome to the perfect starter home for a large family. Sitting on a large lot in the community of Newton, this 4 bedroom home has so much to offer. At 1150 sq ft on the main floor, there is plenty of room for all. The living room has a large bright window while you can enjoy family dinners in the separate dining room. The upstairs bedrooms all feature original hardwood under the carpet. Kitchen has newer oak cabinetry with all included appliances including a convection oven. Downstairs is fourth bedroom, laundry area with sink, storage room and super large family room. Outside, the totally fenced yard had an established vegetable garden & flower beds which would appeal to a green thumb. Dad gets his workshop with insulated 22'x24' double car garage with 240 VAC power. Other upgrades are newer shingles, eaves trough, soffit, both exterior doors, hot water tank and sturdy vinyl fence. Close to the Yellowhead, public transit and shopping, this super clean family home shows great & is priced right! Check out the virtual tour here. Call Mike at 780-242-5229 or email me to get exact address and set up a private showing.
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