When you make the decision to remodel your home, whether it's a small update or a large renovation, you quickly realize that you have many options for how to go about completing your project. While some methods like simply hiring a contractor or doing-it-yourself are fairly easy to understand, there is another route you'll come across that you may not be aware of yet and that is the best for those looking for a full-service solution that will include all the details. That method is Design-Build remodeling.Read More
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A kitchen tile backsplash is often a focal point in the room and complements cabinetry and appliances. A tile backsplash is an architectural element that defines the décor style of a kitchen i.e., contemporary, traditional, transitional. In this post, we'll primarily be looking at tile as it applies to your backsplash, but tile could also used for kitchen flooring and sometimes counter surfaces. The design and material choices you will make are important. It is helpful to work with a kitchen designer because the shape of walls and the size and placement of cabinets, the sink and appliances will impact the design. When planning a tile design for your kitchen remodeling project, there are four primary things to consider.
While this year has been one in which being at home has been more typical for many, the winter has always been the season when we find ourselves hunkering down and staying in more often. It's also the time of year when we tend to see more clearly the ways in which we may be outgrowing or disliking our homes, and dreaming of the remodeling possibilities the new year might bring. Last week we took a look as some inspiring kitchens to highlight what a remodel can do to improve a home's style, function and comfort. This week, we'll build on that (see what we did there?) and highlight some helpful resources for those who are ready to take another step toward making their home dreams a reality in the next year.Read More
Summer heat can drive many families indoors, leaving yards and patios looking a bit empty and under-utilized. It doesn't have to be that way, however. Outdoor living spaces can be created that address some of the typical reasons homeowners tend to stay inside. While outdoor air conditioning is still a pipe dream, there are several other outdoor living design projects that can provide relative comfortable spaces that may make it easy to enjoy the outdoors. Here are our 6 picks for ideas to consider.Read More