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9 Essential Tips for Amazing Kitchen Remodelling on a Limited Budget

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Do you know that homeowners who remodel their kitchen on a medium budget get an ROI of approximately 72% while selling the property? So if you are thinking of how to increase your property’s value at a limited expense, you have your answer in kitchen renovation.

Since the kitchen is the heart of every home, it can be the USP of your house as well. Everyone gets attracted to a well-furnished, modern kitchen with ample storage space. Let’s see how you can achieve this on a limited budget with these 9 brilliant tips on kitchen remodelling!

  1. Plan Your Kitchen Remodelling Budget in Advance

In the middle of any renovation, the last thing you want is the cost getting out of your hand. Invite the contractors for site inspection and request a detailed quotation.

However, it’s better to be prepared for the pre-decided kitchen remodelling price to go up by 10-15% by the time work is done. Also, explore the possibility of you getting a home improvement loan if required.

  1. Expand the Area & Source of Light

At the beginning of the kitchen remodelling, bring down a few walls or partitions to let your kitchen design flow naturally into the theme of the house. In this way, your kitchen will appear more expansive and spacious.

Also, add a window or two to bring natural lights in and give your kitchen a brighter aura. Who doesn’t like a wider and brighter kitchen?

  1. Get the Latest Appliances

This kitchen remodelling tip is crucial if you want to sell your house fast. Nothing attracts potential buyers like the latest and modern appliances in the kitchen. They have one less thing to worry about when they move in.

Along with trendy decor and interiors, investing in the latest kitchen appliances like the dishwasher, oven, refrigerate etc., yields a good value for your home.

  1. Add Colour & Finishing to Kitchen Cabinets

Most of the kitchen cabinets are on eye level, so they attract the immediate attention of every buyer. Tainted or stained kitchen cabinets cast a shadow of unfinished and old furniture on your kitchen interiors.

Therefore it’s vital to include painting and finishing the cabinets and other kitchen furniture whenever you plan to remodel your kitchen.

  1. Transform Space With Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is an inexpensive addition to your kitchen to make it state-of-the-art. A contemporary kitchen table or a smart food prep stand adds a lot of convenience and space to your kitchen.

A kitchen island can come at a low cost, or you can make it a highlight by getting a statement piece of furniture. Whatever it is, it must blend well with your overall design, theme, and ambience.

  1. Invest in Energy-efficient Appliances

Every day companies are inventing more and more energy-efficient appliances. You can check the stars on the label of machines. These stars certify the devices for being energy-efficient.

All the necessary kitchen appliances like stoves, oven, dishwashers etc., come with this star rating. By keeping this factor in mind, you make your kitchen renovation future-ready.

  1. Bring Versatility With Open Shelves

All kitchens have closed cabinets providing a neat and clean look. Open shelves can give an interesting twist and versatility to this look. And they can be super convenient as you can put everyday dishes or tea-coffee containers on them.

Also, creating open shelves during kitchen remodelling is an easy and inexpensive task. So why not try it!

  1. Consider Laminate Countertops

Granite countertops provide an earthy feel to your kitchen, and they are incredibly durable. But it is not possible for medium scale kitchen remodel budget to get granite countertops. However, laminate is an economical alternative to granite.

The latest laminates are so similar to granite that it’s challenging to spot the difference. These countertops will look attractive and won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

  1. Remodel Kitchen in Stages

You can consider remodelling your kitchen in stages. You may be able to spend more on the renovation because of the time you get in between the stages of renovation.

But if unfinished work gives you anxiety or you simply don’t like to look at it, you can apply for a home improvement loan. These loans provide you with financial aid for redoing your home.

In a Nutshell

You can do kitchen remodelling to either climb up the property ladder or for a better life in your current home. Either way, these 9 tips are great for renovating your kitchen space on a limited budget. And with home improvement loans, you don’t need to worry if your budget is getting a bit out of hand. Happy renovating!!

 

Author Bio:

Tanya Singh works as a Content Marketer at LoanTube – a loan comparison marketplace where borrowers can connect with multiple lenders via a convenient and transparent application. She writes about topics related to personal finance and loans helping her readers in making smart decisions when they need to borrow. Yoga brings her inner peace and strength, and travelling brings her joy (besides her work of course).

 

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Fractional NFTs- A Positive Impact on the Market

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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been making headlines for quite some time now. The phenomenon is getting a lot of attention from people across the world. NFTs generally cost a fortune but thanks to Fractional NFT(https://www.mesha.club/fractional-nft/) (F-NFT), people can acquire expensive assets for a few bucks.

 

What Are Fractional NFTs?

In simple words, Fractional NFT is a non-fungible token that has been divided into smaller fragments. Hence, different people can claim partial ownership of the same NFT. To understand this concept of NFT investing(https://www.mesha.club/nft-investing/), take an example of a cake that is sliced to serve several people. Considering that NFTs are unique and can’t be duplicated, fractional NFTs go beyond these restrictions by enabling people to divide their ownership.

 

Difference Between F-NFT(Fractional NFT) and Traditional NFT

A fractional NFT or segmented NFT represents a certain percentage of ownership or portion of an NFT. A traditional NFT is a whole while F-NFT is a part of it. Moreover, the segmentation process can be reversed to convert fractional NFT into a complete NFT. A single NFT with a buyback option allows the investor to purchase all the shards and acquire the original NFT.

To convert fractional NFT ownership into a single NFT ownership, the holder must initiate a buyback option by transferring a certain amount of ERC-20 tokens to the smart contract. This triggers a buyback auction which will happen in a fixed period. Therefore, allowing some time for NFT holders to make a decision. In case a purchase takes place during that period, fractions of the NFT are returned automatically to the smart contract and the buyer will have complete ownership.

 

Advantages of Fractional NFT

Democratization

The NFT market restricts small and medium investors as the assets are mostly high valued. So, only a few of them can afford to buy these NFTs. However, fractional NFT benefits newcomers and small investors by reducing the cost of the assets and opening up more opportunities for them.

Greater Liquidity

For a high-priced NFT, you have to wait for a wealthy investor who can afford it. F-NFTs are more accessible and easy to sell as you can split the ownership of an ERC-721 token into multiple ERC-20 tokens and sell each of them individually.

Price Discovery

With no or limited transaction history, it is difficult to find the right price for a whole NFT. However, splitting it into smaller tokens make it affordable and more people can trade the asset. Hence, making it easier for investors to assess its true value.

Increased Visibility for Creators

A fractional NFT has a more liquid market that lets digital creators go online and reach a wider audience.

 

Industries F-NFTs Can Potentially Disrupt

Art

Digital artists along with NFT owners will have the option to divide their assets into smaller segments and sell each F-NFT portion individually to investors. Thus, emerging artists can also easily sell their digital artworks in the market easily.

Gaming

Games that involve trading cards can also seek the benefits of the NFT market. People can sell their cards for impressive amounts. Also, they can auction their in-game items, such as guns, rare skins, and armor through F-NFT and sell rare gaming products to multiple buyers by fractionalizing them.

Collectibles

One of the popular fractional NFT use cases is collectibles that have great potential with crypto being sold for over $1 million. Recently, a collection of 50 CryptoPunks was offered for sale after being fractionalized. This allowed small investors to acquire the asset and get a share in the collection.

Domain Names

With the evolution of the crypto market, the domain names like .crypto and .rth are in demand. So, rare and popular domain names can be fragmented and sold to different buyers.

Real Estate

Luxury properties that were too expensive to afford earlier are now accessible to more people. These high-valued properties can be fractionalized into F-NFT so multiple investors can acquire them. Also, there will be no need for mortgages as tenants could hold different parts of the property together.

Music

The music industry is making the best of fractional NFTs as music artists can fractionalize their albums and sell them to fans without involving third parties. This also resolves the problem of the direct artist-to-fan relationship.

The concept of fractional NFT is still in its initial phase but we can expect it to grow rapidly and become the next trend in the crypto market. F-NFTs open more opportunities for small and medium investors to acquire digital assets at affordable prices. They can easily invest in valuable assets that have the potential to offer many-fold returns in the future. Also, it will encourage people to start their NFT journey without delay as they need not have millions of dollars to buy popular NFT pieces.

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Four tech IPOs you haven’t heard of that are likely to go public

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With the tech sector expanding drastically, Maxim Manturov, Head of Investment Advice at Freedom Finance Europe, explores four unfamiliar IPOs likely to go public that investors should watch.  

The technology sector is constantly evolving and making ground-breaking advancements that are shaping life as we know it. Helping with education, user experience, information storage, communication, and many more areas, technology is designed with what it can bring the user in terms of convenience.

With a sector of immeasurable popularity, comes a colossal number of companies investors must shuffle through. It is important to remember that name popularity does not always equal a good return on investment. All public companies begin from the same starting point and have tofile for an IPO. With media attention usually focusing on a few set names, we wanted to bring something new to the table for investors.

What are the new tech IPO investors can watch out for?

Trax Image Recognition was founded in 2010 and is currently headquartered in Singapore. Trax focuses on delivering technology that carries out merchandise scanning using a mobile app and specialised high-tech cameras. Operating in more than 90 countries, Trax delivers sale control and efficiency for some of the most well-known brands in the world including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Shell, and Heineken. Currently, Trax is a leader in its sector, holding 23 patents, and is included in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Recently, Trax announced the acquisition of Qopius, a Paris-based company that provides in-store technology solutions using artificial intelligence in Europe. This new acquisition helped the company come to a valuation of more than £1.6bn($2bn).

Cohesity is a ‘secondary data storage’ company located in San Jose, California. Founded in 2013, Cohesity provides its customers a sanctuary to store non-critical data, such as backups, development copies, and analytics. Their primary customers include Cisco Systems Inc. and NASA whereby they provide data management services. Cohesity has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an IPO with a preliminary market valuation of £2.9bn ($3.7bn), a significant increase from its £2.2bn ($2.5bn) valuation last year. Cohesity’s total funding is £340m ($420m), and investors may see the IPO take place in the next couple of months.

Byju’s is an Indian startup company that has developed an educational app with a focus on the Indian and U.S markets. As of December 2021, it has more than 115 million registered users. Byju’s founders Bew Ravindran and Divya Gokulnath said the company could have had a revenue of £1bn ($1.3bn) in 2021. As of December 2021, the startup was valued at $21 billion($21bn), making it India’s most expensive startup and one of the most expensive EdTech projects globally. Byju’s expects a valuation of more than £36.4bn ($45bn) according to TechCrunch. The total investment over time has been £3.6bn ($4.5bn) and is due to go public at the end of 2022.

Rubrik is a technology startup company founded in 2014, based in Palo Alto, California. Rubrik specializes in cloud-based data management software and is the fourth biggest player in the data management and storage market. They have recently acquired a Seattle-based data management company called Igneous Software Systems. With this new acquisition, and as of the last funding round, Rubrik has a valuation of £2.7bn ($3.3bn). With total funding of £444m($553bn), Rubrik is one of the industry’s largest privately-held data protection software providers and is a company investors should keep their eyes on over the coming months.

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