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Volume 1, Issue 3

Har v e y ’ s K i t c h en s an d B at h s

June 2010 22560 Glenn Drive Suite 115

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Sterling, VA 20164 703-444-0871 email:

Fresh Spaces

Inside this issue: Curb Costs


Ask Kara


As the summer season fast approaches bringing the excitement of warmer weather, pool parties and vacations, so begins a new season of home renovations creating fresh and renewed spaces to our homes.

Helpful Resources 3 Mark Your Calendar 3 Featured Remodel 3

Speaking of seasons and fresh spaces, the fall holidays are right around the corner! If your looking for a completed remodeled in the fall, now is the time to meet with Kara to get the creative juices flowing. We hope you enjoy our summer newsletter as we focus on ways to curb cost– be sure to check out the “Ask Kara” section this month as she answers your questions on how to remodel on a budget. Have a great Summer!

Karen and Kara

You Don’t Always Need a Huge Budget… •

To curb costs, you  can always add  custom touches  (decorative  hardware, cabinet  organizers) later.  Focus on the basics  to save money now. 

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Don’t change the layout. Keep appliances, sinks, and lights where they are to keep labor cost down. Save details f or later. Consider options carefully. Many of the fun accessories can significantly increase the overall cost. You can always add them later. Distinguish between needs, wants, and wishes. A need is a musthave (functioning refrigerator). A want would be nice to include (upgrading to stainless steel refrigerator). A wish might not be necessary (commercial-grade appliances). Choose af f ordable alternatives. For example, achieve the look of expensive built-in appliances by using a counter-depth refrigerator instead. Mix and m atch countertops. Use expensive materials on small, eyecatching areas, such as an island, and a lower-priced material on the rest.

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Ask Kara 1. How can I get the cabinetry look I dream of within a budget I can afford?

“There are  hundreds of quality  kitchen and bath  products available  today with great  price points”                        Kara

Semi-custom cabinets are a fantastic option when on a budget. For example, with our new semi-custom line, Talora, we are able to build your cabinetry at various price points while at the same time offering a wide selection of door styles and finishes. Talora offers ways to keep costs down but the ability to upgrade certain features to help create similar looks as full custom lines.

Another benefit of a semicustom line is that the lead time from order to delivery is normally half of that of custom cabinetry which is very helpful in getting your project completed quickly. Talora has a great website ( I love their door building tool which lets you easily create your unique door style, wood species and color.

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2. W hat are other ways I can save money when remodeling? The number one recommendation I would give is to be flexible and open minded. There are hundreds of quality kitchen and bath products available today with great price points. The compromise is that they may not be the exact designer brand found in magazines but they can still have a great look and quality. Flexibility in the design will save you money too. If you love a more expensive tile, I recommend using it sparingly and use a less expensive tile in most of the room. You will end up with an expensive look for less!

Welcome our Summer Intern!  We are pleased to welcome Alex Van Nuys who is joining us for the summer as an intern. She will be a senior at Virginia Tech in the fall and is majoring in Housing, focusing on kitchen and bath design, with a minor in Real Estate. We are very excited to have her with us!

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Resources W eb sites Check out our on-line gallery for remodeling inspirations. A great resource for photos and trends with kitchen remodeling A great resource for photos and what’s new with bath remodeling www.nk National Kitchen & Bath Association - Kitchen and Bath Guidelines Donate your existing cabinetry to Loudoun ReStore (Habitat for Humanity)

Mark Your Calendar! Thursday, June 10th, 1:00-6:00 pm @ Harvey’s Kitchens and Baths Paula’s Packages with Pizazz will be hosting a “garage sale” of sorts, with all Paula's holiday baskets selling for half price! Her baskets are gorgeous and make great teacher gifts, birthday presents, and general holiday gifts.

Featured Kitchen Remodel Ashburn Farms

Cabinetry: Quaker Maid, Beaded Inset, Cherry with Chocolate Glaze Hardware: Top Knobs Granite : Verde Peacock Sinks: Blanco, Kohler faucet Sink: Appliances: Décor Range & Microwave; Bosch Appliances: Dishwasher; KitchenAid refrigerator; Zephor Hood Ankora Tile:

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