After saving for more than 2 years, I was finally ready to renovate my kitchen. My system was to completely gut the room down to the studs in the walls. I wanted to replace the electrical wiring, add insulation to the walls, put up current light fixtures, as well as lay down hardwood flooring. I’d done a ton of research into refrigerators, ovens, microwaves as well as dishwashers. I had saved up enough money to purchase all current appliances, kitchen cabinets as well as a granite countertop. Once I’d torn everything out, I got thinking about the option of radiant flooring. I heat my home with a boiler system connected to baseboards. The system is charmingly energy efficient, clean as well as quiet, however the baseboard oil gas furnaces detract a bit from space as well as aesthetics. A radiant flooring system is installed beneath the floor, taking up no room as well as never drawing attention to itself. The heat is spread absolutely evenly across the floor, eliminating temperature stratification, drafts, as well as frigid spots. I liked the system of walking barefoot on a hot floor in the wintertime. Because of already having the boiler, I didn’t guess the upgrade of the piping for the radiant system would be all that extravagant. I got an quote from a local Heating as well as Air Conditioning business as well as went ahead with the project; Unfortunately, we ran into all sorts of unexpected problems with the upgrade. There were rotted floor joists that needed to be upgraded, plumbing pipes in the way, as well as delays with the component arriving. My budget for the kitchen remodel kept getting larger as well as larger. By the the time the radiant system as well as my hardwood floor were in place, I wasn’t sure I could even afford to purchase a microwave or dishwasher.