How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Kitchen? A Price Guide

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This past year, most of us have spent far too much time at home. You’re buried in the day-to-day activities of working from home, attending virtual meetings, managing child care, and doing house chores.

Being home all the time gives you the chance to see the aspects of your home you don’t like. You’ve probably tackled a few home improvement projects already.

Then there’s the kitchen. It was fine for a quick meal, but you’ve become intimate with its shortcomings as you’ve spent the better part of a year in it.

How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen? Check out this guide on the costs of a kitchen remodel before you start planning.

Why Remodel?

There are many reasons people decide to remodel their kitchen. For some people, it’s all about function. They buy a house with an acceptable kitchen and through the years grow weary of its flaws.

There’s not enough counter space, the cabinets are too shallow, the refrigerator sits in an odd location. If you’ve spent the last year cooking more elaborate meals for you and your family, you know how frustrating it is to work in a poorly designed kitchen.

People also remodel

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The Dezeen guide to wood in architecture, interiors and design

Thinking of using timber in your architecture or design project? Our guide to 15 of the most popular types of wood and wood products has links to hundreds of examples for inspiration.



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Ash

Ash is a deciduous hardwood that produces a beautiful pale timber with a grain similar to oak. Versatile, shock-resistant and with no odour, it is widely used for furniture and objects.

Architect R2 Studio used solid ash to create a staircase with a perforated plywood bannister in a London domestic extension while Hannah clad an off-grid cabin in upstate New York with infested ash wood (above.)

See projects featuring ash ›



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Bamboo

Bamboo is a type of grass rather than a tree but its fast-growing canes are widely used in architecture and design both in their natural state and processed into wood-like lumber and fibres.

Bamboo canes are used for the structure, walls and doors of this clothing factory in Colombia by Ruta 4 (above), while designer David Trubridge has reissued his Cloud lighting collection using bamboo strips instead of plastic.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Entrepreneur

Many people say that they want to invest in the real estate market, but only a few have the right mindset to become a successful real estate entrepreneur. If you think you might be in that group, keep reading. We’ve laid out the steps that you need to follow to build your real estate portfolio into a thriving business below. By taking these steps, you should have the knowledge you need to get started on your journey.

What is a real estate entrepreneur?

Above all, a real estate entrepreneur is someone who pursues a real estate career. However, rather than simply becoming a real estate agent or a part-time investor, an entrepreneur seeks to continue to build their real estate portfolio until it becomes a thriving business in and of itself. Typically, once they’ve become established a successful entrepreneur, they’ll dabble within multiple niches in the real estate industry, including residential real estate, commercial real estate, and property management.

Many real estate investors seek to become entrepreneurs because this is a way to build a substantial amount of wealth. After all, it’s not uncommon for successful real estate investors to become millionaires. That said, beyond offering plenty of earning potential,

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New Hampshire Homeowners: Guide For Designing A Dream Kitchen

A design makeover can make you fall in love with your kitchen all over again. Here’s everything New Hampshire homeowners need to know to create a functional and well styled kitchen.

Today’s kitchen isn’t just a space in your home where you cook. It’s also where your family and friends gather to socialize and spend quality time together. A redesign and upgrade can both modernize your kitchen and make it more enjoyable to spend time in. It can also increase the value of your home if you’re thinking about selling in the coming months.

Whether you’re just making a few changes or want a complete makeover, here are 7 ideas to help you create your ideal kitchen.

1. Custom cabinets

If your cabinets are old and outdated, installing custom cabinets can give your kitchen a fresh new look that matches the rest of your home décor. Custom cabinetry also lets you make the most of your kitchen space by fitting into corners and between windows.

2. Countertops

New countertops are another way to spruce up the kitchen. Trending right now are quartz and stone, which come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. To add even more character, install

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What Is Land Speculation? A Real Estate Investor’s Guide

Speculating on land has been a tried-and-tested real estate investing strategy for centuries. As the old saying goes, you should buy land because they aren’t making any more of it. So exactly what is land speculation?

This type of investment strategy is characterized by buying vacant land and holding it until development interest increases in an area. Typically, land speculators will buy up undeveloped property hoping bigger commercial builders and employers will enter the area in the future.

Here’s an overview of this type of real estate speculation, the pros and cons of this type of investment strategy, and whether real estate investors should try to get in on the action.

What is land speculation?

Land speculation typically involves the purchase of undeveloped land to sit on for an indefinite amount of time. The thinking behind land speculation is that a future economic event will dramatically increase the value of the land, which can then be sold.

This economic event is usually urban expansion, housing development, or major employers or industries moving into a particular area. The idea is that there has to be a substantial prospect of future economic growth, and that you, the speculator, will benefit from other

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What Is a Real Estate Consultant? A Guide to the Career Path

While most people are familiar with the concept of a real estate agent or Realtor, a real estate consultant can be a different story. This type of real estate professional can be considered to be a hybrid between a financial planner and a real estate investor. If that sounds interesting to you, read on below. We’ll cover more about what a real estate consultant is, how this job works, and how you can get started on the career path.

What is a real estate consultant?

First, let’s compare real estate consultants and financial advisors. Put simply, real estate consultants are professionals who specialize in helping buyers and sellers make informed decisions about their real estate transactions. For example, they can help conduct a financial analysis for a particular property or assist with strategic planning when trying to build your portfolio.

Since their role in a transaction is more geared toward asset management, these consultants tend to work with real estate investors rather than residential buyers and sellers. For someone trying to become a real estate mogul, for instance, bringing a consultant on board can be a great way for them to develop a comprehensive real estate investment strategy and set

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Real Estate Investing For Beginners: 2021 Guide

The real estate investing business is growing by leaps and bounds. In the best and worst of times, people always need a place to live. That’s one of the many reasons why so many beginning investors are wondering how to invest in real estate.



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If you count yourself as one of us and would like to know more about the best real estate to buy, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about real estate investing for beginners.

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Why Invest In Real Estate?

Some of the main ways to generate passive income include buying dividend-paying stocks and bonds, owning a business, and investing in the housing market with rental real estate. Of these top three investment choices, real estate provides unique benefits that other assets simply do not have.

Cash flow

Net cash flow is the number one reason why real estate investors buy rental property. When you buy a single-family home in the best market rented to a quality tenant, the rental income paid by the tenant will pay for all of your operating expenses, property management, and mortgage, with profit left over at the end of each month.

While both

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