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Custom home builder Mark Smith specializes in the design and construction of unique properties that fit your lifestyle. KITCHEN REMODELING ELEVATED

Come check out his newest home underway in Forest Brook, an upscale gated community with 1+ acre lots just a block south of Poplar Pike off Forest Hill-Irene Road.


Memphis Magazine’s

THE 2015




omeowners often live in their homes for years before they commit to remodeling their kitchen due to many reasons, including not knowing what to expect regarding finances, time frame, and the quality and details of the work. When it comes to planning a remodeling project for your new kitchen, there are important details to address on the front end. Your project will progress more smoothly as a result. Planning Be realistic in knowing that you will be out of your working kitchen for weeks and have in mind how you will adapt your daily routine. “How long will the project take?” is one of the first questions clients ask. We specialize in planning so there is no down time between preparing the space and having cabinets and appliances delivered. Knowing approximately how long the project will take can also help clients decide when they want to start the process based on the family’s schedules. Understand that remodel projects are not neat, but all debris should be removed from the jobsite daily, and a final professional cleaning should be executed. Budget Establish a realistic budget for the remodel and be sure to address all costs, including cabinetry, countertops, appliances, flooring, tile backsplash, cabinet hardware, and light fixtures, as well as the labor. It helps for the client to prioritize which items are most important. Homeowners who are planning to stay in their home for five to seven more years after a kitchen remodel can expect to recoup a significant amount of their investment. Don’t wait until you want to move to remodel. Commit to it and enjoy it for years. Contractor/Kitchen and Bath Designer As part of a company that is a licensed

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Memphis magazine September 2015  

In this issue: the music tourism boom, a guide to the 2015 elections, driving for Uber and Lyft, and more!