Category: Renovating

Tile Kitchen Countertops

While many homeowners reserve tile for floors and backsplashes, tile countertops can be an excellent—and affordable—option. Ceramic tile is impervious to heat and water, and when properly glazed, it won’t stain. Proper sealant helps ensure grout won’t discolor or stain, and large-format tiles cover a lot of area with minimal grout lines. Still most popular out west, ceramic tile is a solid option worth a second look. Read More

Green Resources

Green design is a science, not an art. Some principles apply across the board, but many measures will depend on your home’s age, construction techniques used, building codes, local climate (temperature and humidity) and the land on which your home sits. If you’re going to get serious about green, you’ll want to do a lot of research and eventually some testing. To help you along, we’ve provided this list of recommended resources. Read More

Light Up Your “Layout!”

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You may have been thinking about maybe giving your beautiful home a new lighting makeover to bring out the elegant qualities that you would love to show off to family and friends. So, whether you want to just make a minor adjustment or a whole-house upgrade, we will give you some great room-by-room tips on bringing out the best lighting in your home.

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10 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom

Your bedroom is where you go to find comfort after a long, hard day, so it deserves a little TLC. You’ve probably been scared off from completing bedroom renovations for multiple reasons, money being at the top of the list. However, when it comes to making your bedroom a cozy oasis, it doesn’t need to coast a fortune to add major comfort. Below are our 10 budget-friendly tips to turn your bedroom into a cozy, relaxing area. Read More

Remodeling, Updating and Improving

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The DOs and DON’Ts of Home Remodeling

Remodeling

 

When you are finally ready to do “something” with your home the question is not WHAT but WHERE. Taking on a remodeling job can be nerve racking, time consuming and costly with the potential to not increase your home’s value unless you are smart about the remodel. First you need to decide which room to remodel first once that decision is made you need to choose a plan that will not only give you the updated look you want but also add value to your home. Photo Credit: adamcowherdconstruction.com  Read More

Designing Your Bathroom With Little Money

Many homes only have one bathroom. When it comes to renovating it, you have to consider practicality in addition to the aesthetics. It’s important to consider storage and other necessary touches to the room. Sometimes, however, the budget is not there to renovate to your needs and specifications. This shouldn’t stop anyone from trying to make their bathroom a personal oasis.

How can you renovate a bathroom without the large budget?

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Bathroom Paint and Color Ideas

To ensure that your new or refurbished bath has just the right color scheme, one of the first items on your project list should be to consider bathroom color and paint ideas. From bright and lively looks to darker hues that can create a cozy, welcoming feel, you’ll have a rainbow of colors to choose from.

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Some Do’s and Don’t’s of Remodeling

If you are thinking about remodeling your home what are some of the do’s and don’ts of taking on this task? It can be a stressful time and quite costly if you don’t understand some of the best ways to start. First let’s decide which room to remodel first. Once you have decided which room you will remodel, you will want to draw up some plans. What do you want the upgrade to look like? And one more question, are you looking to add value to your home or is it something you are deciding to do for your family? Read More