What’s trending next with home remodeling?
The pandemic has influenced the way we want to live in our homes. We have seen our home in a new light. Our homes became our offices, classrooms, “restaurants” and “movie theatres”. Going forward these experiences will affect some trends in future remodeling. Open layouts are still desirable, but flexible, multi-functional spaces are gaining in…Read More
What are universal design features for doors and windows?
Did you know that the right doors and windows can help to prevent in-home accidents, improve living conditions, and provide safety? Leveraging the power of universal design for your doors and windows makes sense in a world where life consistently throws unexpected curveballs. From that skiing trip that resulted in a six-month stint on crutches,…Read More
Expect the unexpected when remodeling
Whether your home is twenty or one hundred & twenty years old, it is quite likely that your remodeler will encounter some unforeseeable condition—the older the house the more likely. It is advisable to have a contingency fund for such instances; ten-percent of the project cost is not unreasonable. If you don’t spend it, you…Read More
Important Things Every Homeowner Should Know
How long have you lived in your current home? Whether it’s one month or 30 years it’s important to be in the know about shutting off your utilities and systems. Hopefully, you didn’t have many issues during the freeze, with pipes or electricity. If you did, you may be familiar with the following information that can…Read More
Meditation Garden – Your New Outdoor Retreat
Since we are spending so much time at home, you have probably thought about outdoor improvements that could be made for your enjoyment and relaxation. One way to bring calm and serenity into your outdoor space would be to create a garden sanctuary for yoga, meditation and/or relaxation. Who wouldn’t want an ideal space to…Read More
Some “Shocking” Information
The idea for writing this developed from a need amongst our clients and prospective clients. The subject matter — surge suppression —isn’t exactly what you would call exciting, and it shows how much of a nerd I am about technology. As a matter of fact, when this offering is working correctly, it’s completely invisible to…Read More
Creating Your Own Backyard Retreat
Staying home is the new norm these days, so why not make it a place where you can truly relax? Warm summer days mean you’ll likely be spending more time outside. Take this opportunity to turn your backyard into your own personal oasis and make staying home an enjoyable experience now and for years to…Read More
Kitchen Design Trends For 2021
Out with the old, in with something better for the New Year. The challenges of COVID 19 has left its mark on the way we use our kitchen in our homes. The following are kitchen design trends based on the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA) Annual Design Trends Study. This is a survey of…Read More
Remodeling Older Homes
The attraction of buying and living in an older home that has features from a particular era is hard for some to resist. If you have purchased an older home and love its character, you may have to make decisions on whether and how it should be restored or remodeled. Older homes often come with…Read More
What is Aging?
In the next 20 years, the number of people over the age of 65 are anticipated to be double. In the next 30 years, the population of Americans ages 65-85 will swell to nearly 73 million. According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), around 23 million Americans are caring for their elderly parents;…Read More