How to Choose A Remodeling Company

How to Choose A Remodeling Company

  Once you have made the decision that it is time to remodel, a remodeling company must be chosen. This is a very important decision, as the success of the remodel depends almost entirely on the people who are entrusted with the job. These people will be working in your house, and when they leave you will have to live with the changes they have created. However, there is no reason for worry, as great remodeling companies are easy to spot. The following are guidelines on how to choose a remodeling company. Ask Around Your best resources will be your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Ask around and see if anyone you know can recommend a remodeling company. Chances are, you know at least a few people that have remodeled, and many of them will be happy to share their stories. If someone you know had a bad experience, be sure to stay away from that remodeler. On the other hand, remodelers who are highly praised can go on your short list.   Check Online Reviews Now that you have a list of remodelers recommended by your friends, take your search online. Before you start googling, remember that online reviews are not always reliable. However, if you find that a company your friend recommended has consistently low ratings, it’s possible they may have changed the way they do things since your friend used them.  Read recent reviews closely, if it seems like reviewers are getting a discount in exchange for a positive yelp review, run away. This is a huge red flag that the company can’t get good reviews...
5 Signs that it’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

5 Signs that it’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

If you had the opportunity, chances are there is at least one thing you would change about your kitchen. If you had the budget and time a remodel would be the right way to go. Most of the time people get too comfortable with the status quo and ignore the warning signs that it’s time for a kitchen remodel. We have come up with 5 signs that it’s time to remodel your kitchen. It is Walled-off from the Rest of your house Modern kitchens are great for the chef of the house. Updated kitchens are frequently open to the dining room or family room, allowing the chef space to entertain, be social and still cook that fabulous meal. Kitchens in older homes are often walled off from the rest of the house, making cooking a lonely and secluded process.  Knocking down walls and opening up your kitchen to the dining room or family room  opens  up your whole house and increases visibility. It allows for a great opportunity to entertain guests, as you can remain in the conversation while you cook. Your Appliances are Reaching the End Unless your home is new, it is likely the appliances in your kitchen were purchased and installed when it was built. If they were purchased at the same time, chances are they will all break down or stop working in the same time span. While this time can be a hassle, it can also be an opportunity. Don’t limit yourself to purchasing appliances that fit into already-allocated spaces. Take this time to reimagine your kitchen and remodel it to fit your dream...
A Three-Pronged Approach to Modern Kitchen Remodel Themes

A Three-Pronged Approach to Modern Kitchen Remodel Themes

I’ve chosen to dissect contemporary modern kitchen remodel themes using three universal approaches. First, when remodeling and designing there is a constant tendency to return to classical themes (this is not always fashionable). Second, there is an undeniable movement towards natural and environmental ideals that will always be a part of a wise designers subconscious. Lastly, and obviously, the forward momentum that any industry’s development brings will always value futuristic and “modern” themes. These themes are not constantly accepted. It is not always fashionable to be considered “classic,” nor is au natural always appropriate. However, these three options will always be brought back if they are ever considered dead. In truth, they are too broad not to be continually revived. We begin with the habit of classical themes in today’s remodeling industry. Take for example wooden cabinetry, ceramic sinks/tiling, and marble countertops, these are all accessories to a classic space that rarely go out of style, and often are pulsing in their popularity. For example, when neon colors and plastic appliances were the pinnacle of pop culture during the sixties and seventies, a light-stained oak cabinet may not have been as acceptable, but were still used for homes that maintained sophistication and classic tones. A center island with expansive cupboards and shelving are always structural particularities that will forever remain ‘classic,’ as well as simply colored backsplashes or cabinets. To define a classically themed kitchen today, one would look for simplicity, cleanliness, order, and a geometric arrangement of cabinets, shelving, and appliances. Elegance is always a crucial characteristic to attaining the ideal vintage look, and thus archetypal light fixtures, faucet heads, knobs/pulls, or stove tops become...