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You Love Your House….But It is Time You Change It…

The funniest thing about life is that you get too used to things around you too soon.  Did I hear “Familiarity Breeds Contempt”?  It looks like that.  Otherwise you cannot be bored with things you loved so much years ago, spending many days planning. But things are what they are and the biggest problem with living is the need to satisfy one’s own mind, which demands change on a daily basis. But often change is nice and spices up your life.   What happens when the house you built with so much borrowed money, time you stole from office work to liven up years back and when the children demanded all the time you had?  The same house now looks sad and so out of place for your needs.   This doesn't necessarily mean a change in taste.   The pity with modern living is that you manage with a small apartment to start with, when your capacity to buy or build one with your scarce resources is very limited and that too with so many demands.  The house slowly gets a full makeover so

Winter Remodeling for 2018

Halloween is over and it is almost time for thanksgiving and Christmas! And accompanying these two, are cold and chilly nights. The winter season might seem a bit dull to start working on renovations, but there is an advantage to it, like the availability of materials at a lower cost. We had already made a post on why remodeling your house during the winter could really be beneficial for many reasons; if you did not get a chance to read it, click here! So now that you understand the value of winter remodeling, you need to prepare yourself and your house to face the winter and get ready to make all your guests jealous. Here are a few pointers to get started on your winter remodeling! Image Courtesy : Pixabay.com Setting priorities: Remodeling your house during winter would be a challenging task for both your family and the crew involved. So, you need to prioritize the important aspects and plan accordingly. For example, remodeling the exteriors like roofs and walls may h

A Guide to Select Your Remodeling Contractor

The success of a remodeling project greatly depends on the contractor you choose. A contractor can add value to a project and take your ideas to a whole new level.  There was a previous post which suggested, as to why one  needs to hire a professional remodeling contractor in the first place. If you did not get a chance to read about it earlier, click here. The next step is to choose the right contractor. If you have doubts about choosing a skilled and trustworthy contractor, look no further. We are here to help you. Here is all that you need to know before choosing a good remodeling contractor: A Relationship Built On Trust: The first step you need to take,  is to talk to people, who have had remodeling contractors work on their homes. Get a feedback from the clients and know about the contractor. A good contractor will have good business ethics, integrity and a good relationship with the clients. Many remodeling contractors post feedback given by their past clients

Remodeling Mistakes You Should Never Commit

Remodeling your house can be very exciting for you! You might really be eager to start the work. But before you begin, you need to be aware of the major remodeling mistakes that most house owners commit and make sure that you do not repeat the same. Here are a few common mistakes that you can learn from:       1.   TOO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE:                  You might start off with an idea to remodel your bathroom, but then the idea of upgrading your  kitchen followed by the living room, might slowly creep into your mind. Within a span of two hours, you would have ended up  designing a whole new house in your mind. You need to STOP before it gets too late. Remember that you still live in your house, and your daily lifestyle should not be greatly affected by the remodeling work. Or else you will soon being to think of the project as a chore to be done, rather than a fun task to be enjoyed. Have a plan on paper and stick to it.       2.    GOING WITH THE “TREND”:  

These Remodels Will Get You Big Bucks When You Plan On Selling

Are you planning to shift to a new city, or perhaps even settle abroad, in a year’s time? And are you planning on selling your house before you leave? Well, if that’s the case, there are ways in which you can greatly increase the value of your house by making a few remodeling changes and reap the benefits of your remodel when you leave. Right below are a few points you can follow that will help you get a huge hike in your selling price. Image Courtesy:https://pixabay.com/ Sprucing Up the Kitchen and Bathroom: The first thing all potential buyers look for is a magnificent kitchen and a stunning bathroom. Your job should be to spruce up the kitchen and the bathroom first.  Steam Showers: Steam showers can be your trump card. They tend to boost the value of a house as homeowners love the luxury of a steam shower in their home. On the plus side, you would get to use your shower till you sell it. Outdoor Ovens: Outdoor ovens make your house look tasteful! Po

The Ten Commandments of Home Remodeling

The 10 sacred commandments of home remodeling are as follows:       1.        Thou shalt plan thy work No remodeling project can be completed without a solid plan. Go through your plan step by step to anticipate all difficulties that you might encounter during your remodeling project.       2 .        Thou shalt not go over budget Even when you set a budget, it is very easy to deviate from it. Set a budget that is fair, right from the beginning. You will definitely go over your budget if the budget limit is very low.       3.        Honor thy plan You have made plans for your remodel. Now your job is to stick to the plan. Do not deviate from the plan. It will lead to excess spending and an incomplete work that may leave you unsatisfied in the end.       4.        Thou shalt repair thy damages before extending thy house Before you remodel your house, repair the damages. If you think that you would repair the damages while remodeling your house yo

Your Bathroom Should Make You Feel More At Home

Have you ever been to a star hotel or a resort? Did you take one glance at their bathrooms and not want to ever use your bathroom at home again? Did you start feeling uncomfortable with your bathroom’s appearance and disorderliness? If you say Yes to any of the above, then it is high time that you remodeled your bathroom. Here are a few reasons to remodel your bathroom, followed by a few tips on bathroom remodeling. Image Courtesy :https://cdn.pixabay.com/ Where’s the space: If you feel cramped inside your bathroom and feel that the bathroom isn’t accommodating to the people who use it, then it’s time to completely change its design and layout. Your bathroom should be like an escape to paradise, with ample space for your requirements. The aesthetic look: If your house is old, chances are your bathroom retains that outdated appearance. You’re probably tired of looking at a bathroom that takes you back to the 90’s, or even earlier. We at Daniel Mackey can give a mos

Why Hire a Professional Remodeling Contractor?

Are you planning on remodeling your house ? Perhaps to create a much better living space or maybe to increase the market value of your house?   You might have some knowledge about construction and you are probably excited to get your tools out and get to work right away. But before you do so, here are a few reasons why you need to hire a remodeling contractor instead of working on your own: DESIGN EXPERTISE Your remodeling contractor has the experience, the skill, and the tricks of the trade to materialize your dream home. He will ensure that the work environments, quality of materials etc. are up to standard. Your contractor will be able to predict the outcome of the work and fix the hitches that may slip your eye, hitches that could prove disastrous to your entire project! A contractor will add more value to your project and give you novel and innovative ideas that you might not think of. SAVE TIME AND MONEY Shuffling time between your work and your family will allow very

Remodeling Your House to Astound Your Summer Guests

Summer is the season of travel, exploration and enjoyment! It’s the season when you find tourists looking for comfortable places to stayin and enjoy their vacation. Be it for a day or a week, tourists always love a warm and welcoming house. Share the warmth of your house by sprucing it up to wow your summer guests. Here are a few remodeling ideas for you! Image Courtesy : https://cdn.pixabay.com/ Guest Bedroom and Bathroom The first expectation of any guest is to have a bedroom and a bathroom with privacy in the house they are staying in. If you do not have a dedicated guest bedroom, then you may consider using the space available in the basement or constructing a simple bedroom-bathroom setup within your compound. Simple renovations can be done to give the new bedroom a classy look that will take away the feeling that it was just a basement or compound space earlier. ·       The floor can be remodeled by using vinyl sheets that give a very luxurious look. There are a

Remodeling For the Best Outdoor Experience

It’s finally spring season! And all you can think of is going outdoors and rejuvenating yourself! No matter how much you love your interiors, you just can’t stop thinking about going out to your backyard and having a cool glass of lemonade. And while you’re out there, why don’t you give yourself the best outdoor experience thatone can get by remodeling your backyard! Here are a few ideas that can alter your backyard to serve many purposes. Image Courtesy : https://cdn.pixabay.com/ PATIOS: Patios are more than just a simple table and chair arrangement! A built-in barbeque, mini refrigerator, pergolas with creeper plants growing over them with a mini pool attached, can all be a part of your patio! Just the thought of a beautiful patio area will send you into a world of imagination! One of the major steps in designing a patio is choosing the floor material. Generally gravel, stone or bricks are used and the surface plays a major role in establishing the elegance and budget of yo

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Cooks and Chefs

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.                                                                                                                           -        Guy Fieri  Image Courtesy : Pixabay If you love spending time in your kitchen cooking and creating magic,then it is all the more important for you to spend a few extra dollars for a flawless one. Here are thespecial ingredients you need to create the perfect kitchen: More Counter Space You can never go wrong with more counter space. You need the extra space to ensure that there is sufficient space between appliances, and maintain a constant flow of traffic. When selecting the counter top, you may need to choose a material that does not stain easily and is easy to clean. The market is full of new and improved materials and our expert re

Home Remodeling Ideas for Winter

Winter has come in not only Westeros, the fictional continent, but also right at your doorstep. Our last post described the many noteworthy advantages of remodeling your house during winter. If you’ve made up your mind to remodel your house, here are a few ideas for you to stay warm inside your house during fall . Image courtesy:  pixabay Insulating the gaps Insulation of your house is a key part of your winter remodel project. You may suffer a loss up to 30% of heat energy due to lack of insulation. Shielding the corners and gaps can stop the energy loss. This may include caulking and weatherproofing the exteriors of your doors and windows. This simple yet effective step will lower your electricity bills, save loss of heat energy and keep you warm throughout winter. Updating your hardware Addition of a new fireplace or remodeling your old one will certainly keep you warmer throughout the winter. A fireplace is the center of most homes without which a relaxed