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6/04/2013

10 Tips To Get You Through Your Kitchen Remodel
By: Lee Dobbins

Most everyone wants a new kitchen but few people realize the work and inconvenience that goes into a kitchen remodel. A big remodel can take months and you won't have access to the room while the work is going on. While this can be a trying time, once you have your beautiful new kitchen in place it will be well worth it!

Here's some tips to get you through the remodel and on to your new kitchen:

1. You will need to set up a temporary kitchen in another part of the house. Make sure it is a convenient location with have access to water and a space to keep food cold as well as a place to heat up meals. Sometimes portable appliances like a crock pot or electric frying pan and a small dorm fridge and microwave work good for a temporary arrangement if you will be replacing your old appliances.

2. Make sure you really think about how long the job will take. Most jobs run take longer than expected. This can be frustrating for everyone, so it's in your best interest to set a realistic date and that way you won't be disappointed.

3. Make sure you know what you are going to reuse. Whether you do some of the work yourself or hire it out make sure that it is very clear what things are going to be reused. The cabinets, counter tops and flooring can become damaged during a remodel and if you are planning on reusing them this can be a huge problem and expense. Remember to be careful around these reusable items.

4. Make sure you seal off the room properly so you don't get dust and debris all over the house. If you have hired someone to do the job, they will probably know just what to do but if you are doing it yourself, invest in some plastic sheeting and make sure you secure it around the doorways as good as possible.

5. Get everything out of the kitchen. Box up everything that will not be used in your temporary kitchen. Label the boxes and store them out of the way.

6. Remove anything that isn't nailed or screwed down. This includes drawers, lazy susans, spice racks, wall clocks, ornaments, etc. Place a protective cover over anything that must remain in place while you work.

7. Make arrangements for the removal of any refuse that may accumulate during the remodeling. if you must rent a dumpster, do so in plenty of time or have a pick up truck on hand for hauling the rubbish to the dump. if you plan to salvage the old cabinetry for a workshop or donation to a charitable cause, have a place ready for them to go as you take them out of your work area.

8. Think safety and remember to turn off all utilities before removing any major appliances, turn off all utilities. This can be done at the individual shut off valves for gas and water. If there are no shut off valves, you will have to turn off the main valve. The main gas valve is usually located near the gas meter. Remember that, once you turn off the gas to the whole house, ALL pilot lights will have to be relit before they will work again. Without careful planning you may find yourself without hot water when you're ready to clean up after a hard day's work.

9. In older homes, the wiring may have been modified over the years and it may not be clear which circuits or fuses control specific areas. If you are unsure, turn off the main power or get professional assistance. Never take a chance with electricity! In addition, tape over the breakers so they won't be turned on inadvertently. If you plan on upgrading your electrical system and adding new outlets and fixtures, it will be necessary to dismantle all existing outlets and fixtures.

10. Remove all light bulbs. Then, dismantle each fixture by using a screwdriver to unscrew the plate and the receptacle and pull the receptacle out of the box. Put wire nuts on any exposed wires for the interim. The bare copper wire is the ground and does not need to be capped.

Author Bio
Lee Dobbins writes for A Kitchen Decorating Idea where you can find more tips on kitchen remodeling and decorating on a budget.

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Saint Paul Award Program Honors the Achievement

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Daryl’s Custom Woodshop Receives 2013 Best of Saint Paul Award

Saint Paul Award Program Honors the Achievement

SAINT PAUL April 24, 2013 -- Daryl's Custom Woodshop has been selected for the 2013 Best of Saint Paul Award in the Custom Furniture category by the Saint Paul Award Program.

Each year, the Saint Paul Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Saint Paul area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Saint Paul Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Saint Paul Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Saint Paul Award Program

The Saint Paul Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Saint Paul area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Saint Paul Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Saint Paul Award Program

CONTACT: Saint Paul Award Program

Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org

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Saint Paul Award Program Honors the Achievement

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Daryl’s Custom Woodshop Receives 2012 Best of Saint Paul Award

Saint Paul Award Program Honors the Achievement

SAINT PAUL October 2, 2012 -- Daryl’s Custom Woodshop has been selected for the 2012 Best of Saint Paul Award in the Custom Furniture category by the Saint Paul Award Program.

Each year, the Saint Paul Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Saint Paul area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Saint Paul Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Saint Paul Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Saint Paul Award Program

The Saint Paul Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Saint Paul area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Saint Paul Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Saint Paul Award Program

CONTACT: Saint Paul Award Program

Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org

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