Galley Kitchen Remodels: Tips to Consider When You Start You

Galley Shaped Kitchen with White Counters and Countertops

Last Updated on March 29, 2022

Have you always dreamed about remodeling your galley kitchen? The layout of galley kitchens can make you feel like you have fewer remodel options given their limited space. A well-executed galley kitchen remodel can provide you with more space, however. You can achieve the kitchen of your dreams! Here are a few tips to consider when you start your remodeling project.

Take Time to Plan

It is critical to sit down and plan out your new kitchen layout before starting any work. It may feel like stating the obvious, but a well-thought-out plan for your new galley kitchen will maximize space and minimize frustrations.

Consider your Fridge Location

In a galley kitchen, working space is at a premium. When your fridge is closer to the center of the kitchen, you will likely end up with people trying to

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Granite or Quartz Countertop Overlays?

Beautiful Kitchen

Last Updated on July 11, 2022

The day has finally arrived. You’re ready to give your countertops a makeover! Now you need to decide what kind of surface you want. With so many fantastic options to pick from, the choice can feel daunting. We wanted to help you sort through the information so you can find the countertop of your dreams! Below we explore the benefits of two popular countertop overlays—granite and quartz.


One of the reasons granite countertops are popular among homeowners is due in part to their stunning aesthetics. With limitless patterns and colors, granite adds a rich and luxurious appearance to any kitchen or bathroom surface.

Opting for granite countertops from Granite and TREND Transformations offers amazing benefits:

  • Durable – Naturally strong material, offering you a durable and long-lasting countertop.
  • Stain-resistant – You don’t have to stress about those occasional
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Pairing Countertop Colors with Dark Cabinets: Granite

Last Updated on August 17, 2022

Upgrading your kitchen is exciting! You get to transform your space into something perfectly suited to your style and taste. 

Selecting new countertops is one of the best parts of remodeling or updating your kitchen. Whether you choose countertop or cabinet refacing, refurbishing, or replacement, there are so many options to choose from! All of those choices may feel overwhelming. It can be difficult to think about pairing up color palettes between your cabinets and countertops.

If you selected dark cabinets for your kitchen remodel or currently have dark cabinets that will remain, how do you choose an appropriate countertop color? If you’re considering countertop or cabinet refacing, refurbishing, or replacement, we can help you find the perfect color! We offer a few suggestions below to help you learn how to pair countertop colors with dark cabinets

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What Countertops Go with White Cabinets?

Last Updated on August 17, 2022

Nothing is more exciting than updating your kitchen, and one of the best parts is selecting your new countertops!

The choices of materials and colors are seemingly endless, often making these decisions challenging. If you currently have white cabinets that you’re leaving installed or have chosen white cabinets as part of your cabinet refacing or replacement remodel, you’ll want to choose the right countertops to complement them.

 You want to pair your white cabinets with a countertop color that creates a stunning, eye-popping visual in your kitchen. But how do you choose? And what colors are most appropriate? The perfect color can make all the difference when it comes to countertop or cabinet refacing, refurbishing, or replacement projects. Keep reading for guidance on what countertops go with white cabinets to achieve an impressive look.


What Are the Best

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If You Shop at Walmart, Prepare for This Major Change to 28

When you walk into a Walmart store, you don’t really expect to be surprised. In fact, one of the main draws of the retailer is its consistency—as well as its reliably low prices—and shopping at Walmart pretty much guarantees that you can get everything you need in one fell swoop. But now, the company has announced some major changes for 28 locations, and you might be in for a surprise on your next shopping trip. Read on to find out what Walmart has planned, and whether it’ll affect a store near you.

READ THIS NEXT: If You Shop at Walmart, Get Ready for This “Ultra-Convenient” Change.


Walmart has been actively making changes to its business model in 2022, introducing more tech-savvy capabilities and streamlined delivery services. This month, the retailer rolled out new augmented reality features in the Walmart app, allowing you to see what different furniture items look

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Bathroom design mistakes: and 7 ways to change them

The bathroom is often the smallest room in the house and, until recently, they have been a bit of an afterthought when it comes to design. The result was a multitude of bathroom design mistakes that can leave the room feeling drab or lifeless. 

Bathroom ideas should be quite the opposite, however, as Diane Hyde, marketing manager at Craven Dunnill Jackfield (opens in new tab) explains. ‘If you’re looking to experiment with bold colors and decors and inspired layouts and patterns, the bathroom is the perfect space to make a distinctive design statement that is uniquely individual.’ 

Although many people focus on avoiding or fixing important bathroom remodel mistakes, design mistakes are just as important to rectify so that you can have a spa-like sanctuary within your own home.

Here, experts offer their advice for avoiding bathroom design mistakes and creating a bathroom to impress.

Bathroom design mistakes  


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Phoenix Home Remodel LLC Discusses the Benefits of a Timely

Phoenix Home Remodel LLC is a family-operated company specializing in kitchen, basement, living area, and bathroom remodeling. The company recently shared the benefits of a timely bathroom remodel.

Georgetown, KY – In a recent update, Phoenix Home Remodel LLC highlighted the benefits of a bathroom remodel. The team noted that the bathroom is one of the most regularly used spaces in a household, so it deserves to be in tiptop shape. This can be achieved by enlisting the company’s professional Georgetown bathroom remodeling services. Bathroom remodeling is one of the ideal ways to enhance energy efficiency in a household. A contractor can install advanced light fixtures that lower utility costs, which adds to significant savings in the long run.

The remodelers pointed out that outdated bathrooms are full of safety risks due to uneven tiles, mold, and chipped tiles. Luckily, a Georgetown bathroom remodel is the best opportunity to eliminate

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City of Auburn building permits: July 24, 2022 | Records

The Auburn building inspector has issued the following permits from June 4-17:

• Justin M. Musso, install four windows at 74 Walnut St., $1,200.

• Auburn Siding Window & Door, install siding for owner Mary Jane Giannotta at 64 Clymer St., $15,000.

• Get Finger Lakes Rental LLC, remove chimney at 35 Lansing St., $300.

• Christina L. Clark, build garage at 20 Elizabeth St., $8,903.

• Mobility Products Corp., install ramp for owner Clinton L. Allen at 26 Nelson St., $3,300.

• Helmer Construction, tear off and replace roof for owner Marcial D. Albino at 242 S. Hoopes Ave., $6,000.

• William Juhl, install shed at 14 Nelson St., $2,000.

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• Aquaculture Oz Auburn LLC, building addition at 4022 Tech Park Blvd., $100,000.

• Andrew Bishop, remodel house at 84 Grant Ave., $3,300.

• Katelyn Donovan, install door at 35-37 Hamilton Ave.,

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Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers receives excellence award

From kitchens and bathrooms to decks and entire homes, the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) celebrated the best in remodeling at the 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards June 6.

A highlight of the association’s summer board meeting, the awards recognized the top remodelers across 25 different categories. Winners faced fierce competition, with 57 entries vying for the top 25 awards. Members from six local home-building associations battled it out for top honors.

To identify the winners of the 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards, industry experts reviewed and scored each project based on several criteria. Criteria included: aesthetics, special or unique design solutions, quality craftsmanship, appropriate building materials, budgetary considerations and the challenges the project’s design requirements faced.

Joseph and Melissa Irons of Irons Brothers Construction were at the event and were honored to take home an award for their company’s project, “Biophilic Influenced Backyard.” With this outdoor living addition

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How One Couple Renovated Their Kitchen and Bathroom for Just

In Renovator’s Notebook, homeowners open up about the nitty-gritty of their remodels: How long it really took; how much it actually cost; what went horribly wrong; and what went wonderfully, serendipitously, it’s-all-worth-it-in-the-end right. For more tips to nail your next project, follow @reno_notebook.

Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn 

Total cost: $25,000

Top priority: Defy the contractors who said this kitchen and bathroom remodel would cost $100,000 with clever DIYs and material choices. 

Megan Ananian and Andrew Ginn didn’t set out to plan a wedding and a renovation at the same time. But shortly after getting engaged, the pandemic hit and the longtime renters saw their window of opportunity (in the form of low interest rates and high inventory) to finally purchase an apartment in New York City. As they walked through the door of a 680-square-foot home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, that was in dire need of an update

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