There are three main ways to add onto a house: Building Out: The vast majority of additions involve increasing the footprint of the ground-floor level of the building. That’s largely because so many additions are first-floor additions — whether you’re expanding the kitchen, adding a family room, or simply live in a one-story home. Additions [...]
Start thinking about major outdoor projects now, because spring time is the best time to work on those home improvement plans you’ve been talking about for the past couple of months. Front door: Freshen your home’s first impression with a new front door. Your front door is the main focal point for curb appeal. http://www.thermatru.com/ [...]
Remodeling Software If you are thinking about doing some remodeling, sometimes the hardest part is visualizing how your home will look with a new design. Some have gone so far as to create a little schematic of their home with large sheets of graph paper and little cut outs of their furniture which they can [...]
Of the many areas of your master bedroom suite that you might consider for remodeling, often the shower in the master bathroom gets attention last. It just seems that there is very little you can do with a shower. But if you have looked at some of the really creative bathroom renovations that have been [...]
You know what they say about first impressions. Since the entryway is what your guests’ will see right away — make sure the paint color, furniture and seating that you choose send the right message. When it’s cold, wet and muddy outside, keeping the house clean and free of leaves, dirt and puddles becomes a near [...]
The cooler weather of fall makes home improvement projects more bearable. Many fall home improvement projects focus on preparing the home for winter weather including sealing, protecting and repairing areas of the home that may leak cold air. Check out these 4 projects that are perfect for cool, autumn days.
Perhaps you have looked around your house as you thought about the future and realized that you need to do some remodeling. It’s a good idea to give your home a good face lift every ten years or so to bring it up to date and make it look snappy and new. Its fun to do as a family project and when the renovation is done, you will be proud to bring in family and friends to entertain because your home will look wonderful again.
Maybe one of the most often cited reasons that people sell their homes and move is to get more space. The problem arises when you want space in your home for another bedroom for a child or for an office, work out room or a playroom for the children and there just isn’t physical space for it where you live. But before you go to all the expense and effort of moving to get more room for those functions, you may have an entire floor that you are not using literally right under your feet. For less than the costs of moving into a larger house, you can remodel your basement and create those special new rooms that you always wanted.
New houses might require fewer repairs and feature modern-day conveniences, but some people feel comfortable living with history; a home’s heritage can provide a sense of stability and pride. Remodeling older homes can mean restoring a building to its original sheen, or changing floor plans to accommodate current lifestyles and tastes. A little extra time [...]
Perhaps it is the difficulty that is going on right now in the housing market but there never has been a time that it is more popular to think of remodeling the space you are living in rather than sell your home to buy a new one. After all, you bought the house you are [...]