Month: August 2015

Pinspiration

Everyone has a unique sense of style when it comes to designing and decorating a home. At Vent-A-Hood, if we have learned anything while working with our amazing customers across North America, they get their inspiration from so many places when deciding on a range hood for the kitchen. And it’s true. There are many different ways to find inspiration for future home updates, remodeling projects, décor trends and more. From the traditional magazines at bookstores, to fix-it DIY publications in hardware stores, monthly subscriptions, and online portals, the possibilities are endless. One great resource people love to turn to for inspiration is Pinterest. This online database of ideas from happy “pinners” around the world is a great place to start when looking for new upgrade ideas in the kitchen or different color palettes for the family room. Pinterest brings a whole collection of images and ideas together in one place to help homeowners and future homeowners generate different ideas on home improvement projects. Here’s to your inspiration!

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To Renovate or To Wait? That is the Question.

Planning a time to start home renovations can be very stressful. Planning can be made even harder if those renovations will take place in a room like the kitchen that is frequently used by all members of the family. So, how does one know when to start a major home update and when to wait?The answer is, there is no perfect time. However, there are a few simple key factors to look at that will help you gage when it will be the least disruptive to the family to help make the process easier on everyone.

-Determine what projects you want done on your wish list. Consider whether or not those projects can be broken up throughout the year instead of taking on everything at once.

-Determine how much time you are willing to dedicate to each renovation project.

– Always get a professional opinion on the amount of time your renovations will take.

-If there are children in the house, consider their school and activities schedules.

Sometimes if the renovations will only take a month or two, starting the project as soon as the kids go back to school might be the best option.

– Try not to have projects going around the holidays when friends and family come over more often or it’s too cold to go outside while the renovations are happening.