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Benefits of Winter Remodeling

Winter is here and everyone awaits the most joyous season of the year! Christmas is around the corner and everyone is busy cleaning the house. Winter is the best season for undertaking a home remodeling project too.
Maybe you have been planning for a while a remodeling of your own home. Listed below are reasons why winter is the best season for you to commence such a project.


Contractor availability

A major advantage of winter remodeling is easier availability of the contractor. Your experienced design-build remodeling contractor will have more time to work with you, help refine your ideas and go about remodeling your home the way you would love.
During spring and summer, contractors are less inclined to undertake new projects; they are under greater pressure of time with projects in hand already committed.
Faster completion of the project
As a welcome consequence of contractor availability, the remodeling project is very likely to be completed a lot faster than the normal course. Your cont…

Most fashionable Remodeling Trends in 2017

You may have your own justifications for the ‘why’ of your house-remodeling project. Maybe you know 2017 has been a huge year for remodeling, with innovations made in the most unexpected areas. New design inspirations, abstract geometric patterns, automation and so much more have become known in the recent past. Here are the latest remodeling trends for you to consider because your remodeling project has become a reality now.
Home automation
Home automation has been a well-explored concept in recent times, but 2017 has seen innovations ranging from Wi-Fi enabled indoor cameras to complete home controllers. Automated smoke detectors, cameras and temperature control systems have become more sophisticated and more affordable. Home automation is also a major participant in energy saving. Automation of lights and thermostats lower energy bills too. 

Vanity conversions
Remodeling with reclaimed materials, especially wood, can be very exciting, for example making perfect bathroom vanities for yo…

Closet Remodeling Ideas

Are you tired of rearranging your shelves over and over again? Do you wish that you had more space to keep all your growing volumes of stuff? Let there be no frustration! Here are a few remodeling solutions to all your clutter problems without necessarily increasing your storage space. All you need essentially are a few great ideas of tidiness and organization. Each closet in your home can be custom designed to suit all your pressing needs. Here you are! 
Walk-in closets
While it may seem that there is ample space in a walk-in closet, it is necessary to apply proper organization techniques to avoid clutter. You can convert an empty bedroom into a walk-in closet, making a choice of cupboard designs to match your storage need. Generally, the following are the three popular designs.
vThe U shape
vThe L shape
vThe straight walk-in
Depending upon your bedroom space you can plan your closet, and partition all the available room accordingly.
Your wardrobe
A well-reputed remodeling contractor will b…

Major Benefits of Green Remodeling

Are you interested in killing three birds with a single stone? Have you ever thought of the possibility of achieving three kinds of major saving with a single effort?  ‘A green remodeling project’ is the answer to these puzzling questions; yes, such a project helps you achieve three major savings –  on energy, materials and space!
Your Eco-friendly green living can save you big bucks as well. Green remodeling opens the window to three positive outcomes: energy economy, smart use of reclaimed materials and optimal exploitation of available space. Seize your opportunity of going green!
Energy saving

Start off your green remodeling with three basic changes to your existing home decor.
vAdd more electrical insulation to those already installed in the walls, floor and vents and meet the standard requirements to improve energy efficiency.
vFix faulty radiators and refill coolant gases in air conditioning units, which consume more power.
vReplace high power incandescent bulbs with LED/fluorescent …

Remodeling your Garage Flooring for Hassle-free Maintenance

Rarely, if ever, you pay much attention to your garage flooring and find time to clean the garage. It is important that you give some attention to the garage flooring because it is constantly exposed to damage due to oil spills, salt deposition, dirt and grime accumulation, etc.

Remodeling your garage floor will not only give it a nice look but also make it safe from further damage. The remodeling project may vary from simple floor coatings to changing your entire floor. Here are a few suggestions on how you can remodel your garage flooring.
Resolving existing issues
At the outset, you should empty your garage and look for cracks in the flooring, oil spills, etc. Your floor may be made of bricks or concrete or even wood! Replacing them completely for small repairs would be time consuming and may cost you a fortune. Hiring a remodeling specialist would be a wise thing to do and the remodeled floor would last for years and save you a lot of money. Your contractor will take care of the entir…

Remodeling your House: Safety Considerations

You have made a wonderful decision to remodel your house! It is certainly a great idea! There is, however, one aspect that you need to think about carefully, before starting the project: ‘safety of your family’! Depending on the scale of remodeling, you might have to make a few related crucial decisions like the following.

To stay, or not to stay?

Major projects might require you to move out to a temporary residence until the remodeling is complete. This is advantageous in many ways for both your family and the workers.

However, you can stay at your own house by making minor adjustments if the remodeling work is confined to a couple of areas like a bathroom or bedroom. It is always a good idea to seek advice from a reputed remodeling contractor in this regard.

Moving out temporarily

Moving out temporarily to a new place will ensure complete safety of your family and your pets. You would avoid a lot of air and noise pollution and be comfortable without any hassle. Neither your …

Delightful Ideas for a Country Kitchen Makeover

If a kitchen makeover is in the cards, turning it country style is one charming renovation you can think of, with no big fuss! You can either redo your whole kitchen to evoke memories of big family meals in grandma’s home, or just sprinkle a few flourishes to whip up the rustic charm.

Bring on the classic rustic appeal

A good mix of hard wood/stone floor tiles, ceramic wall tiles, exposed cabinets, wicker accents, flea market finds and vintage lighting will make up an eclectic mix; together they will typify a country kitchen with an air of permanence, though imperfect. Potted herbs, botanical prints or hanging garlic strings bring the country kitchen to life.

To evoke feelings of warmth and nostalgia, fashion a kitchen island and shelves out of distressed wood to exude a lived-in look.

What’s a country kitchen without roosters, duck, or geese? Look for them on glazed platters, sugar canisters and coffee mugs. Line them up on wooden shelves coated in milk paint.

For a truly coun…

Redesigning Your Kid’s Playroom

A playroom is where your child spends most time in the early stages of growing up. Maintaining a neat and clean playroom is of utmost importance for the healthy growth of your child. Keeping the playroom orderly would be a mammoth task if it is not designed properly, and your child would not be comfortable there. Listed below are a few ideas to keep a playroom tidy and well maintained.

Planning the room

The first thing you are required to do is to clear the room completely of all furniture, wall hangings, fancy clothes, toys etc. It would indeed be very difficult to organize an annoyingly littered room. Once the entire room is empty, you can think of ideas for rearranging all your kid’s things.

Having your child by your side when you redesign the room would be great because your child would feel more attached to the room if involved in the setting up of the room. Repainting would make the room look new and bright; let your child choose the colors for the room and mix them u…

Brighten your Home with Skylights

A skylight is a window in your roof or ceiling that can bring natural light into your room and transform it completely. As the use of tube lights during the day will be minimal, you can save on your electricity bills and more importantly, your mornings will be brightened up the natural way. If you want to install a skylight, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Is your roof suitable for a skylight?

You might generally use the roof as attic space, or a channel for electrical and plumbing networks. You need to make sure that the roof area is entirely cleared before setting up a skylight. Now, your expert remodeling contractor can make necessary changes to your roof by adding required trusses, and a chase for rearranging the pipelines and electrical lines.

You need to check with him if the addition of a skylight would or not suit the architectural design of your house; in most instances, it would blend into your house naturally. However, there is a slim chance that you lose …

Optimizing the Use of Your Terrace Space

A terrace, especially in a city, is hardly ever used in most houses, and it IS unutilized premium space! That space is suitable for conversion into a spacious room for unwinding, especially for recreational activities at low cost. The important thing is to watch the burden of additional weight on the building structure.

The foundation of any house has a maximum load-bearing capacity, which should never be breached.  A professional remodeling contractor with experience and expertise should be able to conduct a feasibility study and suggest the best designs and options. Metal fabrication forms the super structure of the room. Here are a few tips to get you started on your terrace room.

Constructing walls and roof

Bricks, the usual material for building walls are rather heavy; during masonry, they can be time consuming and messy. You may like to use instead pre-engineered lightweight structures for building walls. Insulated vinyl sidings, sandwich panels containing fly ash etc.…

Converting a Room into a Recording Studio

Putting up a studio at home would be the greatest thing a musician or a hardcore music lover would ever want. A home studio would let you record anytime, and it would be a source of income as well if you would rent it out. Building a studio requires effort and time if you do it yourself, but a professional remodeling contractor would get it done quickly and efficiently. Here is how you get started.
Choosing an appropriate room
When you choose a room for your studio, you need to make sure it meets certain standards. The bigger the room is, the better will be the studio. If you want to have a vocal ensemble, space would be of utmost importance. A bigger room provides space for newer equipment that you buy over the years.
Choose a room that is most isolated from external noise. Microphones can pick up faint noises and amplify them a hundredfold. The room should be wholly soundproof and free from external noise to achieve complete audio purity. A lower floor room is generally…

Is Smartphone-Controlled Home Automation the Way to go?

Maybe you already know about the amazing advancements and next generation technologies involved in automating your home. Perhaps you are aware how they can make your life fantastic. Nevertheless, do you really want to take all that trouble and get all your household functions fully connected to your cell phone? You need to consider a few issues of home automation before making a decision.
Complexity
Not everyone is comfortable with change! There are people who prefer everything to be exactly in the same, old-fashioned way. Connecting automated things to your phone involves some technical knowledge about the app installed and its operation. If you aren’t tech-savvy enough, you might press something accidentally, and cause unwittingly major complications that might be difficult to undo.
In such a situation, you might feel turning off a light or fan with just the flick of a switch would have been a lot easier and more sensible than doing the same thing through your phone by c…