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7 Tips for Hiring a Reliable Home Remodeling Company

If you are looking for a home remodeling company, there are many which claim to provide top quality services. However, only the right one can offer you effective remodeling solutions and get you the maximum return on investment. Reputable home remodeling companies handling both exterior and interior remodeling service requests have extensive knowledge about the latest industry trends. In addition, they can fulfill your home remodeling needs taking into account your preferences, budget and aesthetic interests. When you start exploring the market for the best home remodeling company, keep in mind the following tips for picking the most reliable service provider depending on remodeling goals and other requirements. Here are the tips:



1. Ask Your Friends, Family or Colleagues for References

This is a good and safe way to find reliable home remodeling companies. Talk to friends, relatives, and colleagues who have used the services of a remodeling company and are satisfied with it. When you…
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How to Plan a Room Addition

Planning a Room AdditionA room addition is an ideal solution when a family needs more space in the home. Proper planning of the project is essential to ensure that the addition will give the family the correct amount and type of space it wants. If you are thinking of an addition, here are the key factors to keep in mind.Read also: How to Set Up a Home Office
Know Why You Are Doing It
Yes, your family needs more space. But what kind of space? Is it another bedroom? A gym? A home theatre? A home office? Each use has its special requirements so being sure about the way the room is going to be used will ensure that the design and space available are right. For example, if a home office is to be created, designing the space for the right amount of built-in furniture and storage space will give it a clean, uncluttered look that will increase the productivity of those who use it.
Budgeting
This means not just knowing what you can afford to spend on the addition, you need to be aware of what more…

How to Set Up a Home Office

Working from home, be it full-time or part-time is going to be the norm for a large number of people. It offers many advantages to those who are willing to set up a home office that is conducive to efficiency and productivity. In most homes, there is little or no extra space to set up an office, so the design and layout are important in terms of both utilizing the available space effectively and having a good office. Understanding the basics of how to set one up is the first step in being as productive, if not more while working from home. Read also: Creating a Healthy HomeThe Desk: This could either be free-standing or placed against the wall. It could be traditional in design or it could be a modern workstation. The choice depends on the user’s requirements and preferences. What is important is to tailor the desk to the type of work that it will be used for and to keep it small (so as to not use up too much space) while not affecting its usability.
The Computer: Will a laptop be used…

Post COVID-19 Trends in Home Remodeling

They say that no home is ever completely done. Homeowners are always open to new ideas and concepts on how to make their homes better. If these are anything more than minor DIY jobs, then these ideas usually go into a bucket list that is examined when the time comes to remodel the home. This would indeed be the best way to do it as remodeling the house in bits and pieces makes little sense. Since the beginning of 2020, homeowners have been postponing many of their home remodeling projects because of the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now obvious that this pandemic will be with us for many years to come and we will have to make changes to the way we live in order to remain safe, healthy, and prosperous. A major part of being safe involves having a home that you and your family are happy, secure, and comfortable in. COVID-19 is no longer a reason to postpone long overdue remodeling projects. Professional home remodeling contractors can do what is required to ensu…

Creating a Healthy Home

The pandemic is taking a toll on lives, livelihood, and health. It has impacted our lifestyle, the way we live, and even our living spaces. As we change our lifestyle to accommodate a new reality, a closer look has to be taken at our homes, too, for two crucial reasons.
Read also: New Spaces and Features for a Post Lockdown Home

Firstly, due to lockdowns and safety issues, the amount of time that families are spending in the confined spaces of their homes is a lot more. Secondly, there are fears among experts that there may be long term fallout from having been infected by the virus and that in the post-pandemic world, respiratory health will be a significant consideration for many individuals. Some health-related remodeling considerations for your home would include:-
Painting Many homes have VOC paint walls that release toxins into the air for years after the original painting was done. The build-up of toxins can put your family at risk. Changing over to low or non- VOC paints during…

The Post Lockdown Home – New Spaces and Features

According to respected psychological research, it takes 21 days for a habit to form. The process happens without conscious thought and once developed the habit is hard to break. We have been locked down in our homes for well over the time it takes for habits to form. The lockdown is now being lifted and life will slowly start returning to some semblance of normal. The “new normal” outside will be different from the old normal of the past. We will have to see how it shapes up.
Read Also: Family Friendly Home Remodeling Closer at hand, what about life at home in the future? How will the habits that we have developed over the last few months shape what we want, expect, and need from our homes? There were a few positives that came out of being forced to stay home and families will want to keep those benefits around in the future. Leading architects have identified the major post-pandemic trends and have predicted that these will be the changes that families will look for in their homes.
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Lessons From Sheltering-in-Place

Being confined to their homes because of COVID-19 has made homeowners more aware of the features their homes need to have. It has also made them realize what more is needed to increase their level of comfort and security. A new survey conducted by the reputed portal www.realtor.com provides interesting information about what has become important in-home layout, design, and features.


What Homeowners Want 20% of the respondents said that being made to spend so much time at homemade them feel cramped for space; so for them, more space was a critical concern.Because people were forced to cook and eat at home more than they did before, 13% of those surveyed said that they wanted to upgrade their kitchen. People found that spending an hour or two a day in the kitchen was fine, but when it became more than that, the flaws and defects became increasingly obvious to the point of affecting the food preparation and the quality of the meals served.The feeling of being cramped and confined made many…

Family Friendly Home Remodeling

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that it is in the home that our comfort, security, peace, and happiness lie. When people are cooped up together for long periods of time, with no way of escaping, they will get on each other's nerves, no matter how close the relationship is. Slight irritation can easily turn into anger if there is no release. Impatience may turn into raised voices. Boredom can turn into frustration that finds release in activities that may upset others. These are all normal emotions. We all need our own space and being stuck at home without it for a long period of time can result in unhappiness being expressed in ways that upset others. This often sets off a chain reaction.



Hopefully, we will never see a COVID-19 situation again. But having been confined to the house for a long time does show that a home needs to be truly family-friendly. That is one factor that must, along with all the other imperatives, go into home remodeling…