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What Exactly Is Design-Build Remodeling?

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Jan 26, 2016

If you’re thinking about a home remodeling project you may want to consider the advantages of using a design-build remodeling contractor.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Home Remodeling, Hiring a Contractor, Design-Build

5 Questions to Ask Before Creating a Home Gym

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

When planning for the inclusion of a gym in your home, there are some very important questions to ask to ensure that you create a space that is well-suited to your workout needs. While any space in the home can be set up for exercise, getting the details right can make a big difference in the success of your personal exercise goals.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Design-Build

5 Ideas for Improving Curb Appeal

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

There are hundreds of factors that go into the curb appeal of any given home. Style of the neighborhood, look of the home, taste of the homeowner, size, color, budget, climate... the list goes on. While there's no easy "curb appeal formula" that can be applied across the board, there are some standard things that factor into curb appeal for any home.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Home Remodeling, Design-Build

5 Ways to Design Spaces for Entertaining

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The ability to host a group is a trait that many Americans look for in a house. Having family and friends over for gatherings large or small plays an important role in the dynamic of many families, so it makes sense to ensure that remodeling projects in your home account for the need to accommodate the types of parties you like to hold. More than just knowing where to put your furniture, or making sure you have a stocked fridge, truly functional entertaining spaces that help to create traditions in the home start in the design and planning process.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Home Remodeling, Hiring a Contractor, Design-Build, Additions

Project Spotlight: A Second-Floor Master Bedroom Suite Addition

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, Sep 2, 2014

This month's Project Spotlight is a second floor master bedroom suite addition built over a garage. The addition transformed and updated the exterior of a classic raised ranch home and provided the interior space needed for a stylish and relaxing master bedroom suite with a walk-in shower and walk-in closet.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Design-Build, Additions

Covered Entryways and Front Porches: Adding Curb Appeal to Your Home

Posted by Frank Kuhlmeier on Tue, May 20, 2014

Curb appeal is important to any home. The exterior of your home sets the stage for welcoming guests and, if you’re planning to sell your home, attracting buyers. Entryways should be functional and practical. A covered entryway provides protection from the elements. A front porch can provide outdoor living space and a pleasant place to relax on warm summer evenings. 

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Design-Build

Project Spotlight: An Award-Winning Two-Story Porch Addition

Posted by Neal R. Hendy on Tue, May 6, 2014

If you have a home in a beautiful setting how do you bring the outdoors in? Architecture can blend with nature. Our “Project Spotlight” showcases a two-story porch addition and deck that creates an outdoor living space with an unobstructed view of woodlands and a lake. The porch provides a sheltered place for cooking and entertaining, and augments the architecture of the home.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Project Spotlight, Design-Build, Additions

Project Spotlight: Multipurpose Veranda Addition

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, Oct 1, 2013

A veranda addition was designed as an outdoor haven for year-round entertaining. This project was recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and received a “Contractor of the Year” award for Regional Exterior Specialty.

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Topics: Outdoor Living, Project Spotlight, Design-Build, Additions

What Exactly Is Design-Build Remodeling?

Posted by Steve Hendy on Tue, May 28, 2013

If you’re thinking about a home remodeling project you may want to consider the advantages of using a design-build remodeling contractor.

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Topics: Hiring a Contractor, Design-Build

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