This Bright Kitchen Remodel Is Full of Cost-Saving Ideas (But You Won’t Be Able to Tell)

The inspiration: “I have an interest in durability and things that get better with age,” Ben explains. “Everything gets a bit marked or damaged, but that just adds character. I like things that are quite matte in finish, with a tactile sense and a natural utility to them.”

Square footage: 13 square meters (approximately 140 square feet)

Budget: £9,000 (approximately $12,350)

Ben can expand the antique table and reposition the swagged pendant to accommodate guests while entertaining.

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Main ingredients

Countertops: Green concrete made with Lanxess dye. “It feels like it could be the color of copper when it goes green,” Ben imagines. “We used a very light touch treatment, which will allow it to patina and stain.”

Cabinets: Custom tri-ply oak fronts with a mix of original and new standard bases

Hardware: Schoolhouse Mid Century Knobs in Natural Brass

Backsplash: Villeroy & Boch matte gray tiles with brass rods and oak floating shelves. “I quite like the idea of adaptability,” says Ben. “You can play around and change it and create a display.”

Faucet: Dornbracht Tara Wall-Mounted Three-Hole Kitchen Mixer in white. “The tap is quite an unusual shape,” Ben says. “It looks like it’s from a

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FINE Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Co. Available for Full Kitchen Renovations This Spring Season | Feb 2, 2021

Langhorne, PA — (SBWIRE) — 02/02/2021 — FINE Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Co. is currently scheduling appointments for full kitchen renovation projects this spring. As homeowners begin to think about what elements they would like to incorporate into their home, it’s worth taking the time to think of how vital storage might be. For families who require a lot of storage, it’s always best to consider remodeling their kitchens in a way that updates the cabinet space, opens up the kitchen to other areas of the house, and incorporates other storage elements like a kitchen island where possible.

Many individuals think about kitchen storage solely in terms of kitchen cabinets, and that makes it a perfect place to begin planning. Cabinets come in all shapes and sizes, making them an excellent option for expanding a kitchen’s storage capacity without requiring other significant renovations to the room. However, if a homeowner assumes that cabinetry is the only option, they limit themselves significantly when it comes to kitchen design.

Another way to expand storage in a home’s kitchen besides expanding cabinet space is to open the space up to other areas of the house. By creating a more free-flowing floor plan, a

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What kind of lawn is best to plant for full sun?

Q: We had to do some work in our backyard recently and now that the work is finished, the area graded and prepared, we are ready to plant a lawn. The area is in full sun, we have an irrigation system but would rather not use it often. What kind of lawn should we plant? 



a house with trees in the background: Bahia grass grows into a strong, low-maintenance turf for a drought-resistant lawn. It is established from sod or seed. Once it is mature, it rarely needs watering, though it will turn brown in drought, it greens up when water is available again. Mow it between 3 and 4 inches high and fertilize it only if it thins or looks off color.


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Bahia grass grows into a strong, low-maintenance turf for a drought-resistant lawn. It is established from sod or seed. Once it is mature, it rarely needs watering, though it will turn brown in drought, it greens up when water is available again. Mow it between 3 and 4 inches high and fertilize it only if it thins or looks off color.

— Jared, Hobe Sound 

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A: Bahia grass is the most drought tolerant grass grown for lawns in Florida. It is robust, drought and wear tolerant and, for the most part, pest resistant; however, not everyone likes the look of the turf produced. A good Bahia lawn has an open habit, which means when you look straight down, there will be some earth showing through. It is the grass I recommend for folks looking for a drought-busting turf.  

There

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