My Dad, frustrated as ever, stormed off to the computer to google “kitchen remodeling Virginia Beach,” or some other such search like “bathroom remodeling Chesapeake,” or “kitchen remodeling Chesapeake,” or “bathroom remodeling virginia beach.”
The reason he so angrily searched “kitchen remodeling virginia beach” was because, well, our kitchen needed remodeling. However, this was a stark blow to his dignity. He was the kind of man that felt his masculinity was tied to his self reliance.
However, among the results for “kitchen remodeling Virginia Beach” we found the kind of man that a man wants when a man wants a man, and at an affordable pricce too. There are tons of rebates, incentives, tax breaks, financing and other financial benefits that are offered when you have energy efficient remodeling projects, like my Dad wanted.
In the wake of the housing collapse, there are more and more people who are choosing to remodel either parts or the whole of their homes, rather than buying a new home like they used to. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies over at Harvard, discretionary home improvement projects, which include kitchen and bath remodeling, are actually projected to grow by almost 40 percent in the 10 years between 2005 and 2015.
My Dad, though, always fixed up our house, but as it fell into disrepair in his twilight years, he had more and more trouble remodeling, which led him to his angry google search of “kitchen remodeling Virginia Beach.”
As I looked online with my Dad in an attempt to help him, I found out some of the most popular remodeling methods. Turns out that a lot of people are looking more for form rather than function when they remodel their kitchen. One popular way to get a new look there is to update them with cabinet refacing. Another popular method of remodeling is to use HardiePlank lap siding, which is the most popular siding brand in the United States. In fact, over 5.5 million homes have installed it. Crazy, right?
Not that my Dad cared. It was bad enough, he thought, that he had to google “kitchen remodeling Virginia Beach.” Thankfully, the projects were taken care of and everything was fine. Even better, they did such a good job that he would not mind hiring the “kitchen remodeling Virginia Beach” company again!
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