Affordable Kitchen Upgrades For A Small Budget

Affordable Kitchen Upgrades

Affordable Kitchen Upgrades For A Small Budget

When you are remodeling on a budget there are still plenty of affordable upgrade options that can have your kitchen looking luxurious without the fancy price. Whether you are upgrading your kitchen, bathroom or any other room in your home, you can use these insider tips to make your budget stretch farther while remodeling.

Affordable kitchen upgrades:

Countertops – Natural stone like granite, marble or soapstone can give your kitchen the look of pure elegance; however, it comes with a hefty price tag if it is bought and installed in solid pieces. A less expensive option that will offer the same appearance is to have the stone installed in pieces. Once the stone is cut into squares, it can be applied like ceramic tiles with grout. An added bonus: the individual squares can be easily replaced if severely damaged. Or, consider a granite overlay on your existing countertops.

Cabinets – Custom built cabinets can really personalize your kitchen. There are tons of finish options, trims, colors and more to choose from to show your own style. While custom built cabinets are expensive, you can get the look of custom-built cabinets at a lower cost by ordering semi-custom cabinets. Simple modifications such as height, depth and width can provide a more finished look. Mixing cabinet heights throughout the kitchen creates a further customized appearance.

Backsplash – Natural stone backsplash can finish off your kitchen remodeling in a beautiful way. It also helps protect your wall above your countertops. Again, natural stone can be expensive so rather than adding the usual horizontal backsplash, consider turning those tiles sideways like a diamond. This provides a unique look and also saves on the number of tiles you will need.

Flooring – Wood flooring in your kitchen is a wonderful option especially when you put it throughout the home. However, hardwood flooring can be a budget breaker. You can consider laminate flooring instead to save money. Pergo flooring is much less expensive and available in a variety of wood grain patterns. Even more important, the average eye will not be able to discern the difference.

Crown Moldings – Ornate crown moldings is a great way to add architecture to your plain kitchen, but ornate molding can cost a fortune compared to ordinary molding. Rather than using large expensive pieces of ornate crown molding, you can purchase smaller molding that can stack together to create the illusion of larger, ornate pieces.

These kitchen upgrade tips are brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities specializing in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

 

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Places to Order your Thanksgiving Pies in St George Utah-2014

Places to Order your Thanksgiving Pies in St George Utah-2014

There are several options for ordering your pies this year in St George! 

My first choice is always Croshaws Pies!  Thanksgiving pies from Croshaw’s Gourmet Pies in St George are delicious and hard to get your hands on!  The holiday is quickly approaching and Croshaw’s limits the number of pie orders they take, so order early. Choose from their yummy pumpkin pie, delicious pecan pie, fruity apple pie or tangy mint along with a couple of sugar free pies.

Croshaw’s Gourmet Pies is located in the heart of downtown St George at 175 W. 900 S. #8. Croshaw’s phone number is 435-628-1700. It’s tucked back behind a bank and sandwich shop off of Bluff Street, so you have to look a little for it.

pie selection at Croshaw's Pies

 A handmade pumpkin or pecan pie from Croshaw’s has become a Thanksgiving tradition for many families here in St George. You don’t want to risk the case being empty the day before Thanksgiving, so be sure to pre order them several weeks in advance.  That way, you’re guaranteed to have the most delicious dessert at your table!

If you missed your chance and Croshaw’s is sold out for Thanksgiving, I recommend trying Kneaders Bakery here in St George.  They’re located at 199 N. Bluff St. St George UT 84770.  Their phone # is 435-767-9450 if you’d like to call and visit with them.  Here’s their “Order Online” website~

http://order.kneaders.com/menu/kneaders-st-george

Another option for Thanksgiving pies in Village Inn in St George UT, located at 29 S. River Rd. St George UT 84790.  Their phone # is 435-652-9258 and they take online orders too!  Here’s a link to their site~

http://www.villageinn.com/holidaypies/

Wising you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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This Places to Order your Thanksgiving Pies in St George Ut-2014 information is brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities specializing in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

How’s the Coral Canyon UT Housing Market? | October 2014 Report

How’s the Coral Canyon UT Housing Market? |  October 2014 Report

The Coral Canyon real estate market picked up significantly in October 2014.  Home sales rose from 3 last month to 11 in October. Available inventory increased in October and the average list price rose 13.78% from the year before.
New construction in Coral Canyon is steady and the view lots are going quickly!  You’ll notice that sales prices are increasing and homes priced under $200,000 are diminishing quickly. In October 2014 there were 33 homes for sale in Coral Canyon and only 5 of them were priced under $200,000.
Not familiar with Coral Canyon?  Coral Canyon is a spectacular golf course community with low HOA fees and wonderful amenities, including indoor & outdoor pools for year round enjoyment, just to name a few of it’s highlights!
Check out the latest statistics below~
Coral Canyon Community
There were 11 homes sold in Coral Canyon during October 2014~
4 homes sold for between $150,000-$200,000
2 homes sold for between $200,000-$250,000
3 homes sold for between $250,000-$300,000
1 home sold for between $300,000-$350,000
1 home sold for between $600,000-$650,000
For a year over year comparison-

Average sales price for a home in Coral Canyon in October 2014 was $269,192-in 2013 it was $236,589.  Sales prices increased by 13.78% in October 2014 over October  2013.

Given the number of sales, there was  4.77 month’s supply of homes for sale in Coral Canyon at the end of October 2014. 

During the month of October 2014 on average, homes in Coral Canyon sold for 96.3% of their original listed price.

There were 33 homes for sale in Coral Canyon during October 2014 which is 4 more than the year before.

Prices are great, although they look to be rising.  Inventory of homes for sale in Coral Canyon is better than last year although homes priced under $200,000 are limited.  Interest rates are at historic lows which makes this a wonderful time to purchase a home in St George!  It looks like the St George Utah real estate market is bouncing back and prices are starting to rise.

The above information was taken from data on the Washington County Utah MLS. Neither the Washington County MLS, ReMax First Realty or Erika Rogers  guarantees or is responsible for its accuracy.  Market data does not show FSBO, non broker members listings, or listings not published.

This information provided by: Erika RogersYour real estate resource guide. Serving St. George UT and surrounding communities.