I am saving my money to renovate my entire kitchen. The kitchen is terribly outdated, with ancient appliances, cheap cupboards, stained countertops, peeling linoleum, and water damage on the walls and ceilings. I am planning to gut the whole room, right down to the studs. I need to have the pipes and drains replaced, new electrical wiring put in, and new windows. I hope to afford hardwood cupboards, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. It will be a very expensive and labor intensive project, but if I get everything perfect, it will be well worth it. One of the biggest priorities is the heating system. I live in an area with severe winter weather, and I need to have an effective means of heating. I don’t want the heating equipment to take up valuable space or cost a fortune to operate. Because I already have a boiler installed in the basement, radiant flooring is the perfect solution. The entire system is concealed beneath the floor, and it operates quietly. The heat is spread evenly and rises gradually from the floor, warming all of the surfaces in the room. This eliminates the possibility of cold surfaces stealing body heat, drafts, and uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. I’ll be able to set the thermostat a few degrees lower without sacrificing comfort. Plus, the radiant flooring will provide zone control, so I can adjust the temperature in the kitchen independently from the rest of the house. I can’t wait to throw away my slippers, and have warm feet while I stand in my kitchen. Hopefully, I can save up enough money to start my project in another year.