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Book Review: Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen October 12, 2011

Posted by Jaidis in 5 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Book Tours, Books, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
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Shopping trips to discover trends, cabinet styles, counter top materials, appliances and plumbing fixtures are only the opening skirmishes when planning a kitchen renovation battle plan. Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen is the ultimate step-by-step, behind-the-scenes manual to remodel a kitchen. This must-have manifesto is loaded with “before” and “after” photos, drawings, questionnaires, lists, and “Tales from the Trenches” from the author’s own jobsites. Packed with practical, no-nonsense advice, checklists and proven recommendations, the book will help the novice and seasoned renovator alike plot a logical course of action before jumping into the fray. Learn how to: • determine how long it should take • de-code the design process • establish a budget • hire a contractor • ask the right questions when shopping for cabinetry, appliances and materials and so much more. Armed with this renovation road map, homeowners can plan their strategy so they won’t just survive, they’ll save time, money, sanity and win the renovation war! Robin Siegerman is a Registered Interior Designer and international, award-winning, Certified Kitchen Designer. With almost 20 years experience designing and managing home renovations, she sets a new standard for the kitchen renovation guide with Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen. Her columns, articles and projects have been featured in newspapers, magazines and coffee table books, she is a regularly featured designer on various HGTV shows and is a popular speaker at trade and home shows.

My Review:

Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen – Design and Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Wallet, Your Mind and Your Spouse by Robin Siegerman is a breath of fresh air for anyone wanting to remodel their kitchen! As someone who hopes to remodel her kitchen someday, I have a better understanding of what all goes into a remodel and what to prepare for. There are so many things that Robin talks about in her book that I never would have considered and now that I know about them, I can better prepare and plan. If I jumped into a kitchen remodel, I would have been stuck with extra costs and time added to my project because I simply did not know what all a remodel takes.

For instance, Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen pointed out that apparently I have been living in the dark ages. Did you know that they make microwave drawers?

(Dacor Millennia Microwave In-A-Drawer)

I didn’t! As someone with a very small kitchen, I am always being annoyed by the space that my microwave takes up on the counter. Robin suggests that for kitchens with little counter space, to consider using a microwave drawer. They are built underneath the counter as a drawer and are a much better way to manage the space in the kitchen!

Robin also talks about topics that we wouldn’t normally think of such as clean-up. She points out that once the remodel is complete that you are most likely to be excited to move into your new kitchen and start putting things away. She advises against this and also suggests that you hire a professional cleaning crew to come in and make sure everything has been cleaned properly. I never would have thought to have a crew come in and do the clean-up, just taking it upon myself to clean up afterwards. During the remodel, dust settles on everything and can cause health hazards later on if not properly cleaned. Be sure to clean your new kitchen twice, remembering to clean the vents and air ducts as well to prevent future problems!

If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel, I highly recommend you read Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen – Design and Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Wallet, Your Mind and Your Spouse by Robin Siegerman before you begin any kitchen remodel projects to avoid extra cost, problems and frustration.

My Rating:

Be sure to check out my interview HERE with Award-Winning Interior Designer Robin Siegerman and enter to win your own copy of Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen – Design and Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Wallet, Your Mind or Your Spouse.

Happy Reading,



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