With ever-rising energy costs and trends toward sustainability, many homeowners are looking for better, more cost-effective home heating options. In many instances, this improvement may be part of an overall renovation, making it a great time to accomplish all the upgrades at once with the least amount of intrusion.Continue reading
People are now working from their homes more than ever before. In fact, many newly built homes today are incorporating home office spaces to accommodate work-at-home situations.
In an existing home, the challenge is finding a place that is efficient, minimizes interruptions, and provides most or all the amenities of a traditional office. After all, working from the kitchen table can be very distracting and even become annoying to others in the home.Continue reading
Trends in building design and materials have evolved in recent years. Efficiency and sustainability are now at the forefront of design build trends and processes. Connectivity, intelligent home management systems, renewable energy, and renewable materials help to give homeowners pride of ownership, better control, and interactivity. They also experience the benefit of reduced utility costs that come with many of these design choices.Continue reading
Eco-friendliness, resource conservation, and sustainability are becoming more integral in every decision we make. From material selections and appliances to elements of home construction and remodeling, both contractors and homeowners are focusing on eco-friendly flooring options. Many of these options use less energy to produce or are made from recycled and renewable materials.
As the focus on sustainability is now prioritized by product designers, new materials are attractive yet more economical than conventional, non-sustainable materials. Flooring options have taken center stage in the quest for beautiful and sustainable alternatives. Many current choices are also more economical than what was offered in the past.Continue reading
Is it time for a laundry remodel? When asked about their laundry room, homeowners typically offer one of three opinions. First, some may say their laundry looks fine, but the room doesn’t work well, with too little counter space and insufficient space to hang up clothes. Or the machines might be several years past their useful life.
A second group might say their laundry room functions well, but it looks dingy and is poorly lit with marked-up walls and floors.
Finally, some say that their laundry room looks horrible and adds to rather than reduces their workload.Continue reading
You likely already have an outdoor living area where you and your family may congregate, entertain, relax, and dine. Creating a natural flow between the inside and outside living areas can create a sense of unity. This allows more natural light to enter the home, while also improving passage from one location to the other.Continue reading
Homeowners usually have several alternatives to consider when looking to optimize their existing space. As situations change and room is needed to accommodate more people, changing circumstances, or other functions, growing the home’s footprint with an add-on is not the only answer. Explore these alternatives to maximize space in your home.Continue reading
Design build projects are quickly moving to the forefront of the remodeling industry. The design build process places the execution of the complete design and the construction in the hands of a single team. There are many benefits of working with a design build company. As a result, the entire project becomes smoother, faster, simpler, and less expensive.
“One-stop shopping” in the remodeling and construction business offers many benefits. A proven and experienced design build company manages the project from the initial design process to the final walk-through for construction and remodeling projects. This arrangement is especially beneficial for the homeowner as it eliminates the issues you have when working with multiple companies.Continue reading
Remodeling does not need to stop at the kitchen, bathroom, or backdoor. A private, outdoor living space can offer countless hours of refreshing, comfortable, and fun living. Here are ideas to remodel your backyard.
Eliminating that cement slab formerly known as a patio and replacing it with new, more attractive, and inviting conveniences surrounded by lush, easy-to-maintain landscaping can enhance your quality of life. You can immeasurably add to the enjoyment of your home. Improvements like these can also add significantly to the property’s overall value.Continue reading
At some point in many of our lives, we confront the challenge of adapting our home to accommodate aging parents. Or perhaps even adult children or others. How far we go with those alterations might depend on the current home configuration, age, and physical condition of the new residents. Other considerations may also include the expected stay duration and the reasons for combining households.
Respecting the privacy of the new residents and the existing ones is a crucial consideration. To achieve that goal, the modification usually requires an entirely independent in-law suite addition. A design build expert can help you to create a plan that offers both privacy and independence while keeping the new residents on site.Continue reading