The features in a home are nearly as important as the utilities themselves, and a home’s appeal may largely come from the quality and availability of such things as kitchen cabinets, drawers in the kitchen counters, hinged doors under the sinks, and more, such as dressers in the bedroom or storage units with sliding drawers. This hardware may sometimes fail or have a faulty, older system in place, so homeowners may want to update their cabinets or drawers to make them more attractive and operate more smoothly. A mounting project, meanwhile, may be launched if a homeowner wants to install a shelf on the wall of the living room or the bathroom, or a mounting project may involve setting up the bracket for a wall-mounted flat screen TV. What parts might be used to install or repair cabinets or drawers, and when should crews be called in for a mounting project?
Home Remodeling Stats
Many homeowners enjoy and advantage over rents in that they can modify their homes with a remodeling project. Some of the rooms of a house, or even the entire building, might get upgraded for a new look, and entire rooms might have their function changed based on the work being done. A home’s visual theme might be updated and defined more clearly, anything from art deco to Mission style to Victorian revival, and statistics are out there to show how people like to get this work done.
The kitchen is a particularly popular room for renovation work, anything from the floor to the cabinets to the stove and drawers. Residents of San Francisco, California have proven themselves the most eager to update a kitchen, and homeowners there spend the most on kitchen remodel jobs. An average cost of $70,000 can be expected for a large kitchen’s work. Bathrooms are another popular room to remodel, and the plumbing can be worked on, too. Sinks, toilets, showers, and bathtub faucets can all be replaced with newer, more attractive models that are also more water-efficient. In fact, homeowner remodel jobs involved more than 10.2 million kitchen jobs and 14.2 million bathroom jobs per year, and some other rooms such as the bedroom or even the basement may be altered. What kind of hardware is being updated here?
Mechanics of Remodeling
A homeowner who wants to remodel their kitchen or bathroom may be able to handle everything themselves for a smaller job, especially if no plumbing work is involved, and this may include a mounting project. A homeowner can get rid of their very old TV and replace it with a large flat screen TV, and they can start a mounting project to set up the support frames for this appliance with the right tools such as screws, nails, and screwdrivers or hammers. Handy homeowners can finish a mounting project without too much trouble and set up their new TV where they want, no TV stand required. The same may be true if the homeowner wants to set up a wall-mounted shelf for decoration or for storing items, for anything from candles and antique china all the way to books or DVDs.
Working on the kitchen cabinets and drawers may involve some handy work, too. Cabinet drawer slides, cabinet latches, and more can be purchased at one’s local hardware store and installed with some technical know-how and tools such as nails, screws, and screwdrivers, and if kids are in the house, childproof locks can be installed on drawers or cabinets that contain alcoholic products, or potentially dangerous items such as knives, scissors, or lighters. Various hardware for slides, latches, and locks can be found online as well if a local hardware store does not have the correct size or material that the homeowner wants, and they can be shipped right to the house. If someone’s cabinet doors are creaky or loose or if their drawers often get stuck or are coming loose, the time may come to either fix it with a DIY project or hire contractors who can get it done. New kitchen cabinets can be a major job that requires professionals, but the end result will be spacious, attractive cabinets that can make a whole kitchen look like new.