Monday, August 11, 2008

Kitchen Remodel Project Begins

We've been wanting to remodel the kitchen since we moved in 9 years ago. I've been ready to the last several years, but have been waiting for the our employment and financial situation to stabilize.

I've reached the decision that life will never stabilize and we might as well plunge in now.

The cabinet layout plans are pretty much finalized and I'll post them soon.

First step is get the financing set. Although we have some cash, I thought it will be better to keep it for emergencies and finance with a home equity loan. Applied online through "ING Direct" for a adjustable rate HELOC (home equity line of credit). When we're through with the remodel this will convert to a fixed home equity loan. We have a savings account with ING already and their HELOC/loan deal looked pretty good.

Once the financing is set, we'll order cabinets. We might do a local custom cabinet company pending an estimate, but will probably go with "American Woodmark" sold through Home Depot.

I've just put together a schedule and I'm looking at a total of 12 weeks start to finish. Hoping to begin post Family Campout weekend and finish Pre-Thanksgiving. If we do we'll host thanksgiving!

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