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A New Home for a New Life

New Home Custom Home BuildersWhat could be more appealing for newlyweds than the opportunity to design their dream home together? Despite the excitement, the realities of what needs to be done and how to go about it can seem overwhelming. There are many decisions to be made; instead of letting that get you down, imagine the ease and enjoyment of having experienced custom home builders guide you through every step.

Make your project perfect by consulting with knowledgeable custom home builders even before starting with any specific design plans. Explain your vision for the new home, plus your parameters in terms of scale, budget, style and more. Their advice will be invaluable in considering all of the following areas:Read More »

An Island Counter is Perfect When Remodeling a Kitchen

Kitchen Island in a modern homeWhen remodeling a kitchen, obviously you need to think ahead. A great-looking, functional kitchen just isn’t complete without an island counter. These days, this handy element has become the icon of most modern kitchens and an appealing focal point for people to gather. No matter what purpose you have in mind, an island counter is an absolute must to consider when your renovation project includes remodeling a kitchen.

Island counters are especially useful for a variety of functions and being at the center of an open room; being accessible from all sides makes them even more valuable. Well-designed island counters also allow families some extra room for children doing their homework and other projects, and for entertaining guests in the kitchen. They can chat and enjoy a glass of wine while you put the finishing touches on a great meal.

Many families who have decided to go ahead with remodeling a kitchen even make specific modifications just to accommodate Read More »

Home Improvement Goes Green in Your Kitchen and Bathroom

Green BuildJoin the green revolution by doing your own part at home. If you’re planning for a home improvement project that includes kitchen and bathroom remodeling, be sure to consider going eco-friendly. There are endless ways to create a “green” home while staying in style, creating convenience and helping to preserve the earth.

Environmentally friendly kitchen and bathroom remodeling ideas are steadily becoming one of the biggest trends in homes, especially in cities in the Tampa Bay area, where home improvement centers highly encourage going green. After all, we owe it to the planet we live on.

Great Green Home Ideas for your Kitchen:

These green kitchen options will be available through experienced, professional contractors who are on the cutting edge:Read More »

Turn Your Bathroom into Your Very Own Spa

Bathroom SpaOne of the best assets a home can have is a fresh and fabulous bathroom. After a demanding day at work or chasing the kids around the mall, don’t you look forward to luxuriating in a warm bath, the fresh scent of that special soap and those soft, fluffy towels? These are the little pleasures in life that recharge us for yet another day of stress and challenges.

New trends in bathroom designs can transform your tired and traditional bathroom into a Zen-inspired space with all the spa amenities that give you maximum relaxation and the perfect respite from your cluttered mind and busy life.

Tips on Creative Bathroom Designs to Create that Spa Feeling:

Invest in a soaking tub

In Japanese tradition, soaking in a tub is a highly valued relaxation ritual. Tubs with a built-inRead More »

Top 4 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Kitchen Remodeling TipsA home can be greatly improved simply by remodeling the most-used rooms, such as the living areas, and especially a kitchen. There are plenty of homeowners, however, who don’t follow through on their dream to do a kitchen renovation because they don’t know what to focus on or how to start the design process.

Let’s look at four of the main things that really make or break a functional and attractive kitchen area.

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

You’d be surprised how much the following features of a kitchen can make all the difference. Achieve the best results when you remodel a kitchen, just by paying particular attention to these four areas when you start your planning.

  1. Consider color – Whether subtle or standout, color plays a huge role in the feel of a room. And with the amount of time you spend in your kitchen you want something that really inspires. Wall paint, countertops, window treatments, backsplash and floor tiles… it can be overwhelming to figure out what combinations really work. Whether to go for aRead More »

Keep Your Sanity During Home Remodeling

Home Remodeling issuesHome Remodeling isn’t quite the same as having a new house built from the ground up. Sure, you still feel the excitement and anticipation about having a great new living space, but since most people remain in their homes during a renovation project, there are potential stressors to consider.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and ‘put upon’ when carpenters and other tradespeople are working in your surroundings. You don’t just occasionally drop in at the work site to see how it’s going, then drive away. Your living space is the work site, which will likely be ever-changing throughout the duration of the home remodeling project.

Home Remodeling Inconvenience: This Too Shall Pass

No dishwasher? You can DO it! Think ahead and make adaptations wherever you can. People can get testy when they can’t use their normal water supply in the usual place. Doing dishes in the bathroom sink can be a pain, but it’s manageable. If you have younger children, make it into a “camping” game. Reinforce with the family that this is only temporary, and that the end result will be well worth any short-term inconvenience.
Things you took for granted before; like a fully functioning kitchen or bathroom; will become a longed for memory pretty quickly. Be prepared for the idea that much Read More »

Remodel a Kitchen and Maximize Space

Maximize space with a kitchen remodelFor many homeowners, the plan to remodel a kitchen seems a bit daunting. But if you’re truly tired of living in a house equipped with a too small kitchen, you know there’s nothing minor about the inconvenience.

There’s not just enough space to chop and dice, use a blender or food processor or even move around comfortably. And forget about the two of you trying to enjoy making a meal together when you’re constantly bumping into one another en route to the fridge or vying for counter space. If that sounds like your set-up, then you want to read on.

Tips for Maximizing Space in a Small Kitchen

  1. Sort through your kitchen tools – Throw away the things you don’t need and keep only the ones that you really do use. In a kitchen with limited space, there’s no room for a second potato masher or that broken toaster that you keep meaning to fix. If you have too many mugs, tea towels or obscure gadgets, it may be time to sort through everything and get rid of what you simply don’t use. Once your kitchen space is beautifully remodeled, don’t put back into it anything that doesn’t make the cut. You’ll “find” space you never imagined.
  2. Consider a kitchen island – Kitchen islands are great! You’ll wonder how you ever lived without one. They not only give you extra counter space to work on but you can also use the area underneath the island for additional storage. If you can’t decide on an exact permanent spot for your island, get a portable one on wheels for theRead More »

Home Improvement Tips for Expecting Parents

You’ve got the exciting news: the patter of tiny feet isn’t too far off in your future, and you just can’t wait. Consider these home improvement  tips to create an environment truly fit for baby.

For eager parents-to-be, there are many preparations to undertake in order to make your home safe and completely ready for a little one. Is the nursery really ready? Or do you still need to create one from scratch? Nine months might seem like an eternity, but it zooms by pretty fast. If there’s some kind of home improvement to be done in the meantime, it’s better to get started sooner rather than later.

Home Improvement and a Baby: The Time is Right!

Your spare room may need more than a few cosmetic tweaks. You may wish to remodel the room entirely, or create even more nursery and play space by joining two smaller rooms together. If baby also has a sibling waiting for his or her arrival, you have a great opportunity to makeRead More »

5 Tips to Get the Best Commercial Contractor

Not every commercial contractor is knowledgeable about the construction business, especially when it comes to commercial construction. Even the most experienced business owners don’t always know who to turn to when they need something at their facility built, repaired or expanded.

It’s true that there are a lot of commercial contractors who have great marketing schemes but do a sloppy and potentially hazardous job. Follow these tips to prevent yourself from hiring the wrong contractor for the job. Hiring a good commercial contractor will not only help you save money, but also help you improve your business facility to your complete satisfaction.

How to Tell Commercial Contractors Apart

There are plenty of commercial contractors around who just are out to get the best of your time and money. It’s essential to be vigilant and assertive when checking out potential prospects. Here are a few things to remember when hiring a commercial contractor:Read More »

How to Maximize Space on Bathroom Countertops

Maxmizing Bathroom Countertops Space
Let’s face it: the number one complaint about bathroom countertops is probably their limited space. Not to mention the fact that bathrooms are usually shared by two or more people, and some have more personal products than others: make-up, hand mirrors, lotions and potions galore … add a soap dish or dispenser, a box of tissues, a shaving kit and some extra hand towels, and before you know it, there isn’t much room to spare.

If this sounds all too familiar, then it’s especially important to figure out how to maximize the space on your bathroom countertops. Here are some helpful tips to get you started:Read More »

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