When you first purchase a new home you have the options to install and design anything that you want to. If you have the budget to do a few alterations then you might consider starting in the kitchen. Custom kitchen designs are great especially if you plan on living in the home for several years. The next few steps in getting your kitchen remodel started are very important so be sure that you have everything in order.
Starting a Kitchen Remodel
One of the very first things you need to do when you start a kitchen remodel is figure out how much money you have available for your kitchen remodel. Most kitchen remodels are going to cost between $7000 – $15,000. That is a very safe estimate and it almost might be conservative if you have expensive taste in granite and marble. If you have special granite that you are thinking about then you need to plan on spending even more money.
Picking Your Contractor Out
The next very important part of getting your kitchen remodel started is finding a contractor that has a good reputation and also has the experience it takes to install granite. You should always take the time and check all of the references any contractor gives you because you need to make sure that you are spending money on someone that does quality work. If you have the chance to go to a home that the contractor has listed as a reference then you should definitely do that because you will be able to see the work done and have an idea of what to expect.
Putting together a kitchen is a great deal of work but once you get it all done you will have made your mark on your new home.
Those who have dish have hundreds of channels to pick shows from. You have the basic shows you know from cable on top of all of the added shows dish has, which is almost overwhelming. You won’t have time to watch them all. But it is kind of fun to have the choice.
Wealthy Fictional and Reality Stars on TV
There are a lot of shows you’ll have access to. This makes you wonder who is the wealthiest character on some of the shows you watch. The wealthiest person depends on the shows you watch. The Stepford Wives. Seems like they have a lot of money. Some of the reality shows that you know about, but don’t care much for even if you are the same age as the reality stars. Think - the Kardashians. They have a lot of money, and unfortunately the money is for real. So you have on reason to despise them. But the oldest Kardashian kid (more like adult, she’s in her 30’s) seems like the more level-headed and less drama-prone of the 3 girls. You would have to be very aware of all of the tv shows to know what character or reality star earns the most. Make it or Break it seems to possibly have a wealthy character on it.
If you have watched an episode of Dancing with the Stars you know none of them are hurting for money. In fact they are networking just by being on the show. Many if not all of the celebrities on there get so much exposure. When one of the celebrities has not been on tv much, their career ignites after being on this show. Britain’s Got Talent, it is not the same set up, but it is exposure for a new artist. The celebrity judges are getting a cut and a half of pay.
American Idol – same thing. You become pretty well known after being on this show even if you only make a few rounds. It helps to make it at least two rounds past the initial phase (the part that isn’t seen on television).
You love to hate some of the wealthiest characters and reality stars on television. But at the same time it’s fun to get cooking tips, a little entertainment, fashion and hair ideas, tips for improving your home and so much more. And depending on the actor playing the part, our life is not in the tabloids like so many celebrities.
The crowd grows quiet. The player addresses the ball. A couple of back swings that stop centimeters short of making contact with the ball. The player adjusts his stance. A couple more faux back swings. Here it comes… Beautiful form… The club comes down and a resounding ping is heard as it makes contact with the ball. The little ball rises high in the air; up…up…up… Where the hell is the ball?!
A True Golf Aficionado’s Dream Come True
The Vail Golf Tournament is more likely to be replaced by the big screen TV, the beer and relaxation at its finest coupled with NFL Game Day in my house. But each to his own. I can appreciate a great golf tournament however. It’s those 7 seconds of sky where they tend to lose me. On the other hand, the putting is so nerve wracking that I practically tear my hair out trying to will that ball into the hole. And I stand to win absolutely nothing if it does perchance go in. Nonetheless, it is fun to watch people who truly know what they’re doing out there on the golf course.
Just Enough To Be Dangerous
That’s how much I know about golf… Just enough to yell at the guy for slicing it or hooking it (though I can never remember which way is which); and certainly enough to utter a resounding “OOOOOHH” when the ball loops around the edge of the hole without actually going in. I have to give the golfers a lot of credit. That would be the time when my patience would be at its very wit’s end and some putter would end up in someone’s head… Most likely, my caddy’s.
I probably get that from my mother. She was a huge fan of golf, right up until she had to putt.
As a business owner, you know all about prioritizing. In fact, most successful businesses thrive because they are operating effectively. This usually means that task management tools are in place, making it easier for individuals to prioritize. And, since certain functions affect your cash flow, it is critical to focus on them. In doing so, you make more money and become more efficient.
If you need to be more efficient then the time is now to invest in business software tools that will help your company. With the right software, you don’t need a report designer. Instead, you need able individuals that can use the software and generate the data you need. Look for a program that will make you more efficient and that will eliminate work for your employees. This will make you money faster and it will eliminate much of the stress around the office.
In addition to prioritizing, delegating can help you succeed. Assign tasks and goals to the right individuals. Help them own their tasks and work to perfect it. Depending on the task, you can delegate in specific ways. If the task is something you don’t want to worry about, delegate it to someone that will get it done. This way you can focus on pressing issues. If the task takes expertise, make sure the most able person performs it. This way you are maximizing the effectiveness of the work done at your office.
To Do Lists
Finally, implement a to do list that will help you understand what tasks generate dollars. You might want to create labels and goals to help you understand the tasks. Also, write down who is in charge of each task. This will help you follow up and be more effective in your efforts. Remember to include all the tasks on the list. Even the small ones need to be completed and sometimes those are the ones that get overlooked. And, at the end of the day, they might affect your bottom line.
Stay organized and follow these suggestions. With a little effort, you operations will improve. So will your cash flow!