Whether you dream of building a casual setting perfect for watching sports and relaxing or a more refined bookshelf-lined, brandy-sipping space, a man cave is a popular addition to many homes. Let’s dive into the top ideas for planning your man cave to help you achieve the perfect space.
Perhaps you wish to modify an existing area in your basement, or a room has become available as your nest empties. Alternatively, a well-designed add-on room or unattached structure could be the perfect option for creating that personal space.
Most remodel projects are undertaken during spring and summer when the weather is hot. But there are some advantages to remodeling during the offseason when the workload for the contractor is light.
The contractor will have the time to focus on your job and make it their priority.
There will be more time to work on your home, so your remodel should take less time.
If you’re planning to go to Grandma’s for the holidays, it’s a perfect time to remodel while you’re out of the house.
Here are some of the remodeling projects that should be considered in winter:
Tile is an excellent way to update the look of your home. It comes in a variety of materials that make it possible to find the perfect treatment for any project you have in mind, and the color and pattern options are virtually endless.
Having enough kitchen storage is a dream for many homeowners. The dream can become a reality with a knowledgeable kitchen renovation contractor.
Start With The Pantry
A walk in pantry is wonderful, but make sure the entire pantry is being utilized. Add pull out racks for cans, even double stacking racks if the space between shelves is ten inches or more. In fact, the pulling out racks can be extremely efficient in storing food boxes, chips, crackers, drinks and cooking staples. Should the pantry have a wall without shelving, use that space to add spice racks.
Having an energy efficient home is a popular focus among homeowners. The benefits energy-efficient homes give homeowners, and the environment are impressive. Here are a few remodeling ideas that can make your home greener – and save money in energy savings.
Sealing & Insulation
A lack insulation and poorly sealed doors and windows can have a huge impact on your energy bills. The source of air leaks can be hard to determine. Sealing these leaks is a necessity for optimal energy efficiency. Leaks will force your heating and cooling systems to work overtime to maintain a constant indoor temperature. Look at the seals around your windows and doors, and inspect the corners of your home to plug any possible leaks, reseal any loose panes or padding, and take a look at possibly installing loft insulation.
Small kitchens can be challenging, but your kitchen is a powerful statement about who you are. You’ll need to make tons of choices that will impact how you live your daily life when you remodel. Here are some items you may want to look at which will give your small kitchen a deeply customized look and have all your guests drooling.
The great thing about a faucet is that no matter that kind you chose, it would take up basically the same amount of space. So even the smallest of kitchens can use the same beautiful faucets as large kitchens. There are so many different styles to choose from industrial/restaurant chic to downhome farmhouse. You can have a single handle, 2 handles or go handleless. The finish can give your faucet a total custom look, such as an oiled rubbed bronze or brushed nickel.
One of the major decisions in a kitchen remodel is the counter material and style. There are so many different materials, and styles that are available for renovating a kitchen countertop and backsplash. We now have the option of selecting granite, marble, butcher block, stainless steel, polished concrete and a myriad of other materials. Different styles exist to cater for differing personal tastes and kitchen environments.
Here are some trends in kitchen renovations that are not only popular but appreciated by consumers and manufacturers alike.
Invisible Appliances – These appliances are not necessarily invisible, but they are hidden away behind cabinetry. A microwave can be placed above the counter and by adding on a faux cabinet door it blends in perfectly and is still functional. Other appliances that can be hidden are the dishwasher and the refrigerator. These appliances can be camouflaged perfectly with faux cabinetry.
If you own a home, you will have maintenance and repairs to do periodically. If you love your home and want to stay in your current neighborhood, you may, over time, need to update and remodel. As a general contractor, I’ve seen a lot of different repairs and home modifications. Here are four tips on hiring a professional and competent general contractor.
A job worth doing is worth doing well. That’s why when planning a home renovation, bring in a professional. Oh, sure, just about anyone can fix a minor hole in the wall, and maybe even fix a leaky faucet. But to redo a whole wall, build a new door frame or install a sink takes knowledge and experience.
The problem is, some weekend warriors believe they can do that, and more. So when all is said and done, the cost of the home renovation has skyrocketed; no permits were pulled, the wrong materials have been purchased. The renovation is amateurishly completed so the work must also be ripped out and started all over before the house can be sold. Creating a bigger and more complicated job than originally intended.