Safe Building 101: Creating a Climate-Controlled Space In Your Home

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Safe Building 101: Creating a Climate-Controlled Space In Your Home

As I started to increase my art collection, I wanted to make sure that my investment was protected. I wasn't sure exactly how to store it all when it wasn't on display, but I knew I needed to do something. I decided to talk with a local construction contractor about how to secure my art, and he suggested a climate-controlled secure room in my home. They built a vault-like space in the house that is perfect for long-term storage. I created this site to showcase what was done in the hopes that others may seek the same solution. I hope the information here helps you to secure your financial investment as well.

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Are you thinking about selling your current home and moving to another because you can't stand the kitchen? Are you tired of not being able to do what you want in the kitchen? Moving to a new home can be a hassle and can be expensive. If the main thing that you dislike about your current home is that the kitchen isn't quite right, you may find it easier and less expensive in the long run to change your kitchen around instead of moving house. If your budget for remodeling is limited at the moment, here are some relatively inexpensive things you can do first:

Refinishing the cabinets: If your kitchen cabinets are solid wood and not plywood or laminate, part of your kitchen remodeling project can be sanding and restaining the cabinets. If your cabinets currently have a dark stain, it may not be possible to get back to an oak or a pine color. But, at the very least, you can treat darker wood as you might treat cabinets made out of plywood or laminate: painting. Make sure to get a paint that is right for your cabinets, since some laminates have a plastic surface that is good for resisting stains but that can also resist certain types of paint. 

New floor: Although you may rarely think about the floor itself, a new floor can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of your kitchen. If you're willing to do at least some of the work removing the old tile yourself, this kitchen remodeling project can easily fit into many different budgets. Your local home improvement store can sell you the scrapers and other implements that you'll need to remove the tile, a process that should go quickly after the first few tiles are removed. While you could try to lay the new tile as well, hiring someone to do that part is going to ensure that it looks as good as possible.

Updated appliances: If you're currently stuck with beige or cream-colored appliances from the 80s or 90s, you probably look at modern stainless steel kitchen appliances with envy. But since appliances with a stainless steel finish can sometimes cost thousands of dollars, which may be more than you're paying for a new floor, it may not seem worth it to get new appliances as part of your kitchen remodeling project. However, it is possible to get newer appliances for less. Check your area for an appliance recycling store. These places will fix up and renovate unwanted appliances, selling them at a fraction of the cost of a new appliance. While finding something appropriate can sometimes require a bit of luck, it doesn't hurt to start looking for appliances to go into your newly remodeled kitchen. Contact a remodeling service, like Kavin Construction, for more help.