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Spruce Up your Kitchen

Thinking about jumping into that long awaited kitchen renovation? The Atlanta movers, your local Atlanta moving company, suggests the following tips to renovate your kitchen. A great way to perk up your kitchen is by installing a new floor. For less than $1,000 you can give your kitchen a fresh new look. You can also reduce the cost by doing the work the yourself, of course that depends on the type of flooring, your skill level and whether you can remove old flooring or not. Here are some types of floors you may want to try.

Hardwood, between $9 to $22 per square foot. This is an expensive option but gives a kitchen a warm feeling and a great resale appeal. If you want to reduce your cost, buy prefinished solid boards or engineered hardwood, which also means no staining, sanding and sealing. For those do-it-yourselfers make sure to look for engineered wood that interconnects, which means no nailing, stapling or gluing.

Bamboo, between $12 to $28 per square foot. This option is the “greener” substitute to hardwood flooring. It's a durable material and looks great. You can look for bamboo that contains low-emission formaldehyde or even water-based solvent. One version of Teragren’s Synergy, with a layer of bamboo on top of a cross-ply bamboo core, comes interconnecting and prefinished (it's available in flooring showrooms for $7 to $9 per square foot).

Ceramic, between $3 to $20 per square foot. Ceramic flooring is very durable and looks great. The only disadvantage to this floor, it can be a little hard on the feet. If you decide to go with this option make sure to choose a ceramic that's both durable and water-resistant. Unglazed tile is an option but you would need to buy sealing to avoid any possible stains. Linoleum between $7 to $10 per square foot.

Linoleum is extremely durable and can last 50 years to come or more! It's made from linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour, limestone and pigments and if you scratch this floor, well you won't really see it. Linoleum comes in sheet and tile form.

There are many options available for that well-awaited kitchen project. If you're moving into a new house this can be a great place to start placing new floors. Also, remember to call the Atlanta moving specialists, your local Atlanta moving company to help you move. Our moving company is backed by four generations of moving experts so we know what we're doing. Our Atlanta moving company is also licensed and insured and our expert Atlanta movers will quilt pad wrap your belongings so they will never get damaged. Call us today and experience great moving.