Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular in the home improvement industry. And with good reason: concrete material is highly functional, attractive, versatile and completely customizable. All pluses in the kitchen, for sure, but many homeowners are also now discovering the benefits of concrete countertops when it comes to bathroom remodeling, too.
Why Use Concrete Countertops for Your Bathroom?
Versatility – Concrete is a tremendously versatile material that lends itself especially well to the bathroom environment. The countertop is precast in molds so that it fits to the customer’s exact requirements and specifications, making it perfectly seamless and truly one-of-a-kind.
Flying colors and finishes – Custom concrete countertopsenhance any bathroom remodeling project to a tee; they can be made to order in a huge array of colors, combining flawlessly with all other bathroom design features and fixtures. When professionally polished, these countertops provideRead More »
Planning for your kitchen renovations is getting underway and it’s time to make some important decisions. How do you choose between a really contemporary kitchen design and one that’s on the more traditional side? Both looks have a lot to offer, which doesn’t always make it easier to know which way to go.
For starters, consider the era and overall theme of your home. The original architecture and general style of a house can play a strong role in determining structural and design changes being made to its individual rooms. For a home built in the 1920s to 1950s, for example, a more traditional kitchen style may seem the most suitable, with architecture from the 1960s and beyond supporting a more modern take.
That said, however, there are no hard and fast rules; many homeowners have had fantastically futuristic kitchens very successfully incorporated into older, heritage style homes.
Sleek and Modern Kitchen Designs
Modern kitchen designs often lean towards a largely monochromatic, fuss-free approach to materials and décor. Lines areRead More »
Whether remodeling or building a home from scratch, finding just the right materials for every room is essential. This is especially true when it comes to something like countertops, where you want to marry form and purpose. In addition to being fantastically functional, you’d like your countertops to have real esthetic appeal, as well. Have you considered concrete as the ideal countertop material?
Concrete is Decidedly Different
Concrete is surprisingly versatile and works beautifully for kitchen and bathroom counters and backsplashes, desks, bar tops and much more. A totally customizable material, custom concrete provides the exact design features and dimensions you want for any application in your home. When it comes to concrete countertops, myriad colors and looks are yours to choose from, including:
Marble or granite look
Aged, vintage-wood look
Curved or straight edge
Concrete Countertops: the Practical Advantages
Durable duty – No matter where they are, household counters usually take a beating. Concrete is a strong material that canRead More »
These days, walk-in closets are no longer just the territory of starlets and other Hollywood glamor gals. Long a favourite of women, spacious and convenient walk-in closets have now become popular with men, too. No longer considered an additional luxury in new homes, the master bedroom suites in older homes may not include walk-in closets as par for the course. Rest assured, it’s never too late, especially when professional room additions can be easily completed at a reasonable cost.
Convinced there’s no room left to create your walk-in? You’d be amazed what an experienced construction and renovation company can do with part of an adjoining hallway or upstairs laundry area, for example, or even the underutilized recesses of that storage area beneath the stairs. Depending on the placement of your existing closet, space you never knew existed can be taken advantage of.
The Very Best Room Additions are Well Planned
Start with deciding what will be kept in the closet and which of those items will be needed most often, as this will have a bearing on how shelving and other features are organized and at what height. How many people are sharing the walk-in? Next, take inventory of the articles youRead More »
Clients and customers are obviously the primary focus of your business, and making them comfortable in an attractive and appealing setting makes a huge difference. If you think that renovating your commercial space is an unnecessary expense, think again. It can be absolutely crucial to the overall success of your business, especially if you are in the retail industry with a great deal of direct customer contact.
Importantly, you want to make a good first impression with any shopper who ventures in. The products and services offered in your store, boutique, specialty shop or other retail setting should be showcased within a well-designed, functional floor plan that also focuses on pleasing the eye. With the help of a reputable and experienced commercial contractor, you can achieve the exact look and feel that you imagine.
Use a Commercial Contractor to Freshen up Your Look
Anything new usually commands attention, and people automatically want to check it out for themselves. Create a revamped interior space that people want to spend time in. It follows that the more time a customerRead More »
A home theater or media room is a great concept if you’re looking into the option of room additions for your home. Imagine a deluxe space where you can kick back with friends and family and go totally high-tech to boost the entertainment value. Think abundant, ultra-comfy built-in seating and soft cinema lighting.
When planning for your very own top-notch media room, here are just some of the features and amenities you’ll want to include to make it fit the bill:
Media Servers & Digital Video Recorders – For true multi-media versatility, don’t be limited to movies only. Incorporating a media server and tying in a powerful PC means access to personal photos and slideshows, home videos and even YouTube clips and games. With a digital video recorder (also known as TiVo or DVR), you can have your favorite TV shows on tap, as well.
High-tech Wiring – The latest high-tech gadgets require the correct and proper grade wiring. Voice and data require a particular category, while video needs another. A professional electrician can expertly install exactly what is needed, and your construction andRead More »
Create a custom cabinetry wish list. If you’re remodeling your existing home, take a minute to consider what you like and don’t like about the cabinetry you currently have. What elements would you like to keep and what would you change or add? The same exercise works for a brand new home project, too, as you always have a sense of what cabinetry concepts you have been pleased or dissatisfied with in the past. Providing your custom cabinetry specialists with lots of information up front will go a long way towards the creation of exactly what you want this time around.
If you are fortunate enough to have home construction specialists who also have in-house expertise in custom cabinetry, you’re already saving in so many ways. All designs and plans can incorporate the specifics of your custom cabinetry right from the initial concept. No secondary company will be needed to subcontract and come in, measure up, design and create cabinetry on a piecemeal basis offsite. You also won’t have to deal with separate or additional delivery and installation schedules and charges, as your custom cabinetry will be accommodated right from the start as part of the overall project.
Stock vs. Custom Cabinets
Stock cabinets are ready-made products purchased from large home improvement centers. Usually, they are machine-fabricated, and follow standard measurements, which may notRead More »
There are two categories that home improvement projects fall into: either you’re making some renovations for your own immediate and foreseeable enjoyment, or you’re thinking of additions or upgrades that will only help to improve the market value of your property when it comes time to sell. Often there will be overlap, but it’s definitely all for the good!
You’ve got the urge to revamp your living space. You also know that prospective buyers want more value for their money, and appreciate a house that’s ready for occupancy without a need for further renovations. Whatever is driving your desire to renovate, stop and think about what kinds of expertly-handled home improvement projects in particular would be most beneficial, both now and down the road. Here are ten popular choices to consider:
Home Improvement Projects that Work Both Ways
1. Rekindle a love of the kitchen
Remodeling the kitchen should be one of the top considerations on your home improvement list. You’re probably tired of looking at outdated countertops and dealing with minimal cupboard space. A great new kitchen is often the deal clincher for prospective home buyers.
2. Envision the entertainment
Many people dream of having their very own home theater or games room. Most likely your home’s existing rooms don’tRead More »
As the plans and dreams for your design build home start to take shape, it’s obviously important to put a lot of thought into the various details that will successfully bring everything together. If you’re eager to use wood as a major interior design component in your new home, or even just for a few dramatic features, it helps to know more about the possibilities.
Depending on the main theme of a house, certain color schemes and materials, including wood, may be more appropriate. Even the amount of natural light can make a difference as to how the wood will look. Many contemporary home designs are considerably minimalist and lend themselves to sleek, warm wood accents, while country-themed homes, for example, usually incorporate more wood finishing overall. But there are no hard and fast rules. Every aspect of a design build home’s materials would depend on the homeowner’s personal taste.
Design Build is All About Your Preference
Today, most custom builders incorporate a number of gorgeous wood accents to add truly special, top quality touches to their design build homes. The natural color and texture that wood adds to a home is timeless. People are drawn to wooden flooring, cabinetry, moldings, window and door trim, and other embellishments. Wood is sturdy and stylish, and comes in a wide variety of shades and natural patterns.
Would You Like to Know More about Wood?
This is a yellowish white wood with a distinct texture. Spruce is one of the most essential woods used in building in many areas of the house, particularly walls, stairs, ceilings and flooring. Read More »
Staircases can be built in more shapes and sizes than you’d imagine, so there shouldn’t be a stumbling block in creating one for a small space when thinking through the design options for your home remodeling project.
Let’s say you’re adding a spacious second story or even a partial loft area to your home. There hasn’t been a need for second floor access before, but now you want to be able to reach the newly created upstairs rooms without sacrificing a lot of space on the main floor. When tight space is a factor, here are several terrific staircase styles you might consider.
Staircase Styles for Tighter Spaces
Always keep an open mind when about to begin home remodeling. Even if you’re convinced there is no way to accommodate a nifty new staircase where none exists, especially in close quarters, you’ll be amazed by the options. Here are some ideas to keep you from climbing the walls!
Spiral staircase – This design uses vertical space and has a small footprint (usually the size of the center support rail), which makes it perfect forRead More »
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