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Start Your Year Off Right With These Remodeling Design Trends for 2018

Like clothing fashion, home design fashion comes and goes. What was in when your home was built twenty years ago is likely now considered out of style. With every passing year, the home building and...

| January 17, 2018 |

Categories: Remodeling

Home Improvements Make Life Better for Those with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be a complicated and overwhelming task. As a caregiver, you may worry about how to provide safe accommodations for your loved one. Thankfully, thoughtful home...

| January 11, 2018 |

Categories: Home Improvements

Build a New You by Turning Your Basement Into a Home Gym

As we bring in the New Year, it's time to start hitting those New Year's resolutions. Work less, eat healthier, and of course, the ever-popular resolution to work out more. That last one would be a lot...

| January 03, 2018 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

What You Need to Know — and Do — Before Adding On to Your House

For years, you’ve planned to add an extra bedroom to your home. After giving up your bedroom to the in-laws and sleeping on the sofa bed in your home office for one final cramped Thanksgiving, you finally...

| December 27, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

The Importance of Foundation Repair Before a New Home Addition

Whether you’re looking forward to a brand-new guest suite for your in-laws to enjoy during the holidays, a private home office, or a larger living room, a new home addition is an exciting remodeling...

| December 20, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

6 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time for Home Remodeling Projects

When it comes to taking care of your home, spring is the season for cleaning and winter is the season for … home remodeling projects? You may find the second part of that statement surprising — most people...

| December 15, 2017 |

Categories: Home Remodeling

Get Ready for the Big Game (and Anything Else You Want to Watch) With a Man Cave Home Theater

When you’re a guy with a family, you sometimes begin to wonder where, exactly, in the house your space lies. The kitchen and bathrooms are your wife’s domain, as is the bedroom (since she long ago made you...

| December 06, 2017 |

Categories: Man Cave

Building an Addition vs. Buying a New House — How to Make the Right Choice

Over the years, your family makeup or life circumstances can change drastically. When a surprise baby comes along or your elderly mother-in-law begins having health problems and needs to move in with you,...

| November 29, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

Renovating for Rex: How to Create a Pet-Friendly Basement

For years, your basement has sat downstairs, an underused, under-appreciated room in your house. Finally, you’re inspired to transform it, but as you do so, you know it needs to be a space that’s usable by...

| November 22, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

Be Prepared For Anything the Holidays Throw at You With a New Home Addition

The holidays are a fun, festive time full of friends, family, cooking, shopping, entertaining, and oh, let’s face it — stress. Along with the holiday cheer comes quite a bit of stress.

| November 17, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

Focus on the Feet With These Basement Remodeling Flooring Ideas

One day, it hit you out of the blue. Maybe it was looking around at your kids’ toys strewn in a path throughout the house — from their bedrooms to the living room to the kitchen and even a few in the...

| November 01, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

The Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan When Adding Onto Your Home

Open floor plans have been one of the hottest interior remodeling ideas for the past several years. Typically, an open floor plan involves knocking down a wall between the living room and kitchen to connect...

| October 30, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

Work From Home Like Never Before With These Basement Home Office Tips

Get up in the morning, grab a shower and a cup of coffee, and head out the door for your morning commute with a breakfast bar in hand. This used to be the morning routine for most Americans, but in recent...

| October 25, 2017 |

Building Up vs. Building Out: Which is Right for Your Home Addition?

Has your family outgrown your home and you’re thinking of adding some more space? First, you'll want to do a bit of research to understand the different types of home additions. For instance, you’ll want to...

| October 20, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

Where to Place That Extra Space: Understanding the Different Types of Home Additions

When home-sweet-home would be sweeter if only it had a few changes made to it, a home addition may be the answer. Many people don’t realize that there are many different ways to add onto your home,...

| October 04, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

Forget Caves; Enhance Your Home With These Luxurious Finished Basements

When it comes to creating luxurious finished basements, the recent trend for many homeowners has been to turn the space into a man cave. Don’t get us wrong; this is a great way to transform a dusty, musty...

| October 02, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

Waterproofing and More: How to Prepare Your Basement for Finishing

Second living room, man cave, playroom, or guest suite: no matter how you plan to remodel your basement, it’s important to take the proper steps to ensure that the finished product is dry, cozy, and ready...

| September 27, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

Utilizing a Home Addition to Improve the Flow of Your Home

Many families agree that home sweet home could be a lot sweeter if it were more functional. Cramped and cluttered bathrooms shared by the entire family as well as isolated kitchens that prevent the person...

| September 25, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

5 Keys to Minimizing Stress When Remodeling Your Home

Just like at work or in your personal life, minimizing stress when remodeling your home is easier said than done. Having strangers tromping through your torn-apart home can be difficult, even if you keep...

| September 01, 2017 |

Categories: Home Remodeling

Take Entertaining to the Next Level With These Design Ideas for an Outdoor Kitchen

When the weather is gorgeous, everyone wants to be outside. A backyard update that includes an outdoor kitchen gives you the perfect excuse to spend those weekends enjoying amazing food, sipping drinks, and...

| August 30, 2017 |

Categories: Kitchen Remodeling

The 5 Coolest Things to Do With a Basement

Your basement has been sitting downstairs, musty, dusty, and full of boxes, for years. Lately, you’ve been discussing the prospect of doing something --- anything --- with the unused space. What’s the best...

| August 25, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

Great Ideas for Building an Addition Above Your Garage

When it comes to adding onto your house, there’s no space that’s more ideal for a build-out than the area above your garage. However, while building an addition above your garage is a great idea, figuring...

| August 16, 2017 |

Categories: Home Additions

3 Things to Consider When Designing Outdoor Living Spaces

For too long, your backyard entertainment area has consisted of nothing more than a patio table, a few chairs, and a rickety grill you use for the occasional holiday barbecue. You’d like to use your yard...

| July 17, 2017 |

Categories: Outdoor Living Spaces

Toys Taking Over Your Home? Creating a Basement Playroom Will Help You Reclaim Your Space

“When I was a kid, I had three toys to play with and I liked it!” “When I was a kid” doesn’t work for your kids today because they’re kids right now and the kids of today have lots of toys. Toys everywhere!...

| July 05, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

Utilizing Design-Build Services to Create Your Dream Home

When you're investing a huge amount of time and money into a major remodeling project, you want things to go smoothly. This is particularly the case with big projects such as gutting and updating an entire...

| June 28, 2017 |

Categories: Design-Build

Using 3D Renderings to Visualize Your Home Improvement Project

Are you thinking of having an architect create a design for your upcoming home improvement project? If so, you may have images of the designer laying out page after page of blueprints. You’ll squint at the...

| June 22, 2017 |

Categories: 3D Renderings

How to Get the Right Financing for Home Renovations

You’ve done your homework, looked through magazines, saved links to websites, talked to a designer/contractor, and you’re finally ready to turn your home into the one of your dreams. It’s remodeling time!

| June 15, 2017 |

Categories: Financing Renovations

Basement Remodeling Tips

Is your basement sitting stale and unused --- a part of your home that’s forgotten until you wander down to dig out dusty boxes of Halloween or Christmas decorations?

| June 01, 2017 |

Categories: Basement Remodeling

Custom Man Caves Can Truly Turn a Man’s Home Into His Castle

It’s every guy’s dream to have a sleek and stylish custom man cave. For the ultimate man cave, however, you can’t simply throw a big-screen TV on the wall, buy a recliner, plug in a dorm-sized refrigerator,...

| May 25, 2017 |

Categories: Man Cave

Time For a Bathroom Rehab? Here's How Much a Bathroom Remodel or Renovation Could Cost?

Besides the kitchen, your bathroom is perhaps one of the most important rooms in your house. It’s the place where you go to prepare for an important day at work. It’s also the room to which you retire to...

| May 18, 2017 |

Categories: Bathroom Remodeling

Building an Addition? Tips to Help You Budget Your Home Addition Project

The kids are old enough that they each need their own bedroom. You’ve just taken a new job that lets you telecommute. Your mother-in-law is getting up in years and needs to come live with you. 

Enhancing Your Backyard With a Deck, Patio, or Outdoor Kitchen

As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, everyone’s thoughts begin to move outdoors. The best way to take advantage of all that springtime fresh air and sunshine is to create a backyard...

Get Ready for Warmer Weather with These Spring Remodeling Trends

Ah, spring! A time for renewal! It’s also a great time to reconsider your home space and figure out what areas could be improved or better utilized. Both indoors and out, spring is a great time to start...

Turn Wasted Space into the 5th Ave. Boutique of Your Dreams!

It’s a scene right out of *Keeping up with the Kardashians* or one of the many other reality TV shows that chronicle the lives of Hollywood’s fabulous and famous. A glamorous starlet flips on the light to...

Mortgaging a Fixer-Upper: How to Get the Right Financing

FHA 203k financing --- The dream of home ownership with a superior loan structure.

| April 06, 2017 |

Making Fantasy a Reality: How to Finance Your Home Renovations

Wondering how to finance your home renovations? Finding lenders for home renovations is neither difficult or fraught with time-consuming strictures. With the explosion in the number of lenders providing...

| March 30, 2017 |

The 6 Most Common Home Renovation Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Completing major home renovations is always exciting. You dive into the project with your energy levels high, ready to take on the world. Unfortunately, there are several pitfalls along the way --- and...

| March 29, 2017 |

Categories: Home Renovation

Remodel or Renovate? How to Know Which is Right for Your Bathroom Rehab

You have decided that your bathroom needs some attention. It happens, bathrooms see lots of wear and tear due to being a high traffic area and the fact that water usage is constant. Ready for a bathroom...

8 Interior Remodeling Ideas for Adding Style, Convenience, and Value to Your Home

Many homeowners focus on building major add-ons or structural enhancements to improve the value of their home, yet interior remodeling ideas rarely cross their minds. A few upgrades in the kitchen,...

| March 22, 2017 |

Categories: Home Remodeling

Don't DIY Alone: Advice for Working With Contractors

DIY projects are currently all the rage. Anyone with a few tools and YouTube or Pinterest can figure out how to accomplish a wide range of projects, all without needing to contact a professional. There's...

Are You Eligible? A Definitive Guide to FHA 203k Loan Requirements

A FHA 203k loan is a perfect financial vehicle for first-time home buyers with limited budgets, especially because the prospective buyer can select an affordably priced fixer-upper or as-is home, and, with...

| March 13, 2017 |

What Exactly Does 'Design-Build' Mean?

A recent Harvard University study has examined the skyrocketing trend of homeowners that are making serious improvements to their existing residence as opposed to buying newer, larger homes. 

| March 08, 2017 |

Categories: Design-Build

6 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Contractor

Have you decided to begin a home remodeling project? If so, congratulations! You're on your way to creating a great new space for you and your family. While choosing to remodel is an exciting process, it...

| March 01, 2017 |

The Benefits of Hiring a Contractor for Home Renovations

When you're considering a home improvement project, you should consider hiring a contractor for home renovations. You might be convinced that you can do it yourself. After all, you've watched all those home...

| February 03, 2017 |

5 Things to Remember When Remodeling Older Homes

Older homes can be a treasure trove for the remodeling enthusiast: great bones, a fantastic foundation, and a structure that was built to last. But when remodeling older homes, there are things you need to...

| January 27, 2017 |

The Pros and Cons of a FHA 203k Mortgage

Many home buyers are attracted to an FHA 203k mortgage because it allows the prospective buyer to include costs for renovating older homes or adding energy efficient upgrades to newer homes with one...

| January 27, 2017 |

Time For an Upgrade? Follow These 5 Home Renovation Tips

Are you looking to upgrade your home? Whether you are looking to increase your home's value in order to sell it, or simply looking to renovate, there are some great home renovation tips you'll want to keep...

FHA 203k Full vs. Streamline: Which is Right For You?

These days, buying a house is far from being a simple process. In order to get the best deal, you want to --- as they say --- buy low and sell high. That means buying houses in good locations for less than...

| January 25, 2017 |

How to Properly Assess Home Addition Costs

When you decide that you want to take on a major home addition, the costs can add up quickly! You’ve got a dream in mind, but you want to make sure that it won’t break the bank in the process. Home addition...

| November 28, 2016 |

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