What is the most important room of your home-The kitchen Remodel

What is the most important room of your home-The kitchen.

The kitchen is the central work zone and most commonly used social place of the home. Consider how many times you use this area during the course of the day.  Breakfast, morning paper, coffee, lunch, sort through mail, going over homework with the kids, before, during and after dinner.  When friends and family come to visit, where do you tend to gather? The kitchen, this is why it is referred to as the heart of the home.  This is also the reason the kitchen is the top remodeled room of a home.

 

It is used by everyone -Whether it is your gourmet indulging husband or your toaster popping Eggo son, the kitchen is visited by family and friends more than any room in your home. It is the most public and yet personal area in your home. Unlike a bedroom, which is more private, the kitchen reflects your taste in more ways than just food selections.

 

It has a purpose– Like the bathroom which has a unique function; the kitchen is designed for preparing, serving and storing food.  Even if you are a microwave master, you still need this room for cooking, eating and cleaning up after your meal.

 

It is a Showpiece– Kitchens are the main focus when buying or selling a home.  They are the most visited and remembered room.  A kitchen, by far, reflects the homeowner’s colors, styles and personality. The first room to receive any type of upgrade will be the kitchen due to this.

It is a must-While many rooms in your home can be used as a replacement of others. A bedroom for example, can be used as a den, office or even as a family room or vice versa. The kitchens along with the bathroom are designed to function for that purpose only. While the kitchen, with larger floor plans and added desktop designs, have the distinction of becoming the most versatile room in the home. It can be used not only as a place for meals, but also as an office, a get together, even a place to watch the evening news.

 

It is Unique-It is the only room in your home where you have so many options to show off your taste and styles. You can create a dream kitchen by selecting the type of appliances, dining furniture, flooring, decorative trim, cabinets, hardware, lighting, countertopssinksfaucetsbacksplash designs and wall coloring. Imagine what even a little change could make. No other room in your house has so many options for being creative. And what better room to show off your style than the most visited place in the home.

 

It is Universal-House’s all over the world, have some form of a kitchen, making it into a home. Consider this when reading this article or sitting down tonight for that evening meal. What does your kitchen say about you?  What might you change, a little or a lot?

A lot has change in the housing industry but one thing remains the constant, the kitchen is the main focal point of the home and it is a beneficial place to make any improvements.

We have been in the kitchen and bathroom remodeling industry for over 15 years and have helped homeowners with everything from simple mini make-overs to major renovations.  Are you considering a project but need ideas? Our design specialist can help you; we can show you everything you will need to create that dream kitchen. Flooring-Hardwood and Tile, Cabinets and Hardware, Countertops-Granite, Marble, Silestone, Quartz and Soapstone, Faucet and SinksBacksplash-Travertine,stone,glass and slate.

Electric Fireplaces-13 Reasons Why it’s a Great Choice

Electric Fireplace-13 Reasons Why It’s a Great Choice

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The Electric Fireplace is one of the best options over traditional wood and gas fired fireplace due to the ease of use, saftey and the versatility of the unit.

For instance:

  • Time-Traditional wood burning fireplace can take up to 45 minutes to start. With electric, it’s just a flip of the switch.
  • Heat Control-With a electric fireplace, when you have reached your comfort level, simply shut it off, not so with a wood burner.
  • More Heat Control-Some units are fitted with built-in thermostats, allowing them to be turned on and off automatically depending on the outside air temperature.
  • Ease of Installation-Most units can be installed in under an hour and require very little modifications to the home.
  • Space-These units take up much less space than traditional fireplaces.
  • Environmental Friendly-They require far less in the way of natural resources and release very little carbon dixode and other fumes into the atmosphere.
  • Saftey-With a fan forced heat, consumers never have to worry about the dangers of a real fire, great for homes with small children.
  • Portability-Free standing units can be easily transfered from room to room.
  • Aesthetic Value-A unique advantage of Electric Fireplace, you can control the heat and flame options, allowing you the ambience of fireplace flame without the heat.
  • Overall Cost-Electric Fireplaces because they draw power from the grid are much cheaper to buy and run.
  • Installation Cost-Electric Fireplace require no building code or added home improvement, like a chimney, fireboxes, stove pipes, dampers and so on.
  • Atmosphere-Modern Electric Fireplaces have come a long way from the cartoonish fake glowing embers. Enjoy the beauty without the mess.
  • Cleanliness-No ash by-products, no wood chips, no smoke or soot, simply the cleanest way to a warm and safe home.

With the cold temperatures of winter catching you by suprise, consider a quick, safe and economical option with Electric Fireplace. New modern Electric Fireplaces are designed to mimic the look of a real flame. Simply plug it in, turn it on and enjoy the glow and warmth of your new fireplace.

Electric Fireplace-See it BURN

Fireplace and Granite Lights up Charlotte, NC with Napoleon Fireplace

Fireplace and Granite Distributors of the Carolinas has been delighting homeowners with the installations of new cabinets, new hardwood and tiled flooring, granite countertops and backsplash designs to spice up any kitchen. Not to mention bathroom renovations, outdoor kitchens and grills. We want you to know we are still loyal to our original business of installing fireplaces. Showcased here is an installation in Charlotte, NC of Napoleon’s see thru gas linear fireplace model GSS48ST.

napoleon fireplace model GSS48ST

This outdoor gas fireplace is truly unique with a linear, sleek modern design. This Galaxy model adds excitement to outdoor living, atop a Charlotte highrise or in your own personal backyard patio.

napoleon gas fireplace model GSS48ST

This model is assembled with weather resistant stainless steel for maximum durability in Charlotte’s climate.

This unit is also constructed with two glass wind deflectors to keep the fires going and a safety valve that turns the gas off in case the flame does go out.

This Product Features-55,000 Btu’s, an easy start electronic ignition switch, safety valve that turns the gas off if the flame does go out. Topaz ember bed, a stainless steel burner chassis to ensure outdoor weather resistance, glass wind deflectors to maintain maximum flame. A LED light strip that can be set to the color of your choice. No gas hook up, no problem-this unit also comes with a propane conversion kit. All this and a five year limited warranty.