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Kitchen Love

March 13th, 2013

I had always wanted a new kitchen, so when we moved into our house last year we decided it’s the first remodel we would do. We finally had saved the money and were ready to choose a company to do the work. I wanted someone with a lot of experience, I didn’t want to waste any time with amateurs who didn’t know what they were doing. I heard about Premier Remodeling & Construction Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville from a few neighbors. They offer remodeling services in the Sacramento area, and I was sold the moment I walked into their store.

They have really friendly staff that is willing to sit down and talk you through everything. They had great suggestions for what would look best in our particular space and the most affordable options to get the look we wanted while still staying in our budget. They have really competitive prices and were just what we were looking for. I couldn’t wait for them to get started.

Installation was not an issue for us, they hardly got in our way. We prepared before they showed up and they came right in and started working. They even hauled away all of the old stuff, so we didn’t have to worry about what to do with it. Once they were finished I couldn’t believe I finally had the kitchen of my dreams. Everything looked amazing and so professionally done. I’m so happy that we decided to go with Premier!

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My First Home

July 26th, 2012

Kitchen Countertop of my homeAfter five years as an RN and seven years of renting a home, I finally decided it was time to buy my own home. I wasn’t married at the time, but I wanted to make steps toward investing in my future. So, on the eve of my 31st birthday, I signed a piece of paper that would hereinafter make me a homeowner (at least for the foreseeable future).  I had a great job and a great life, so I decided it was time to continue moving forward.

The home I bought was in the neighborhood I wanted and had just the right about of character for my taste. The presence of “character” also meant that it was a little older than I was. Most of everything was in great shape, but I knew the kitchen would need some work. It was certainly livable, but since cooking is one of my favorite activities, I wanted to treat myself to a nice kitchen. I knew just about everything about appliances and kitchen tools, but one area in which I knew nothing about was kitchen and bathroom countertops. With all of the options available, I became really overwhelmed. Finally, I decided to do some research on what types of countertops would best suit my needs stylistically and functionally.

Because I like the look of stone countertops, I immediately ruled out tile. My mother had tiled countertops and the last thing I wanted in my newfound symbol of independence was a replica of my mother’s kitchen. I also didn’t want to go with wood because the floors were hardwood and I didn’t want to mimic the look of a log cabin. Now I just had to choose between quartz, granite and synthetic. In all honesty, I didn’t know what any of those actually were. Luckily, I referred to trusty Google and figured out the pros and cons of each.

Upon conducting my fancy Google research, I found that while granite is made of pure stone (usually in full slab form), quartz is about 90 percent natural quartz and 10 percent synthetic materials. While I was originally in favor of natural stone, I was surprised to find out the advantages of quartz versus granite. For one, quartz is extremely durable and easy to maintain. It is hard and doesn’t require the frequent resurfacing that granite does. In addition, granite is porous, which means that bacteria and mildew and get into the pours. As a frequent cook, I much preferred having solid and sturdy surface, as my kitchen sees a lot of action on a daily basis. It seemed that quartz was my best bet.

After installing my new countertops and buying new and shiny appliances, I practically never left my kitchen. I had created a space where myself, as well as family and friends, could come and spend time together in an open and beautiful part of my home. I was truly proud of myself for my new home, but especially proud of my new kitchen.

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Sticky: Reasons to Eat more Superfoods each Day and what to Eat

April 21st, 2012

The term “superfoods” has been given to a variety of different foods that have proven to be essential for good health! These have vitamins, minerals, essential fats and antioxidants in them. These work to help support a healthier body. Without proper nutrients you could find that your skin breaks out, your nails easily break, you feel weak and you have a hard time losing weight.

What are the superfoods that you should eat?

The good news is that there are a lot of different superfoods that you can enjoy having throughout each day! They can easily be incorporated to your meals and be substituted for other things that probably aren’t as healthy. The foods you should eat include: salmon, yogurt, broccoli, spinach, blueberries, beans, soy, tea, tomatoes, turkey, oats, oranges, pumpkin and more! With all the options that you can choose from, there are endless meal options. There are even easy snacks you can take with you while at work or school.

Reasons to eat more of these?

If you don’t see the point of eating healthier foods like these, do some research! You will find out just how many vitamins and nutrients each of these things has in them. When your body is healthier you are going to feel a lot better each day. This could even result in being able to lose weight and feel more energetic. All of the different food options are all-natural and low in calories.

These also help support a healthy immune system by pushing toxins out of the body. By having fewer toxins you will be less likely to get sick and have to deal with illnesses. Most people start with a few key foods in their diet and work more in as time goes on. No matter how you choose to eat these foods, they are still going to be great for your body. You will notice a positive difference in your health as a result!

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Sticky: How to Pick the Best Cookware

April 20th, 2012

If you head over to the kitchenware section of a department store near you, don’t be surprised to see a wide selection of pots, pans, and other cooking utensils. These utensils come in a variety of brands, and they are made from different kinds of materials. So to make sure that you pick the right set of cookware for your cooking needs, invest some time in the selection process.

How can you pick the best cookware for your money? Here are some easy-to-do and practical tips and guidelines to heed.

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Quest for Best Cookware

First, go over reviews created by kitchen experts and consumers. These reviews contain different kinds of information that can help you make the right decision. If you go over a review, expect to see a detailed explanation of the pros and cons of a certain brand of cookware. You can also come across an objective assessment of the product. These reviews can be in the form of a well-written article or a neatly made video. So pick the format that you’re comfortable in. Also, these reviews and testimonials can be found almost everywhere. But if you want materials that you can access anytime, you might want to go online and scour the Internet for these materials.

Second, subscribe to a cookware company’s newsletter. Through a newsletter, a company informs their customers with the latest discounts, special offers, and new products. So if you want to be informed of the best products on the market, create an account with a company to start receiving regular updates.

Last, join in forum discussions and get in touch with people you know through social marketing sites. Doing this will let you interact with people who can tell you which cookware products are worth buying or not. They can even point you to where special deals and discounts are located. So as soon as you can the chance, start interacting with friends and joining forums.

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