Thursday, August 23, 2012


Maybe you’ve been feeling the need for more space, less space or just different space. You’ve been wondering—which solution will give me what I want with the least financial hit? 

Here’s one gauge to use: Expect moving to cost about 10 percent of your home’s current value. If your remodeling project can be done for less than that, stay and do it! But plan it with an eye on the potential resale value. 

Read on for ideas and tips that will help you take the lead in plotting your home remodel.

When you’re ready to nail down your plans (so to speak), here are suggestions from industry experts:

  • Add usability with dual sinks and cooking stations.
  • Add aesthetics with commercial-quality and stainless steel appliances, stone or stainless steel countertops and ceramic tile back splashes. 
  • Add space with a breakfast nook or walk-in pantry. 
  • Add livability with a computer desk, mudroom or hobby area.

  • Add light with skylights and glass blocks without losing privacy. 
  • Add space with a walk-in dual shower, vaulted ceiling, recessed medicine cabinet or curved shower curtain rod. 
  • Add functionality with twin sinks or vanities. 
  • Add aesthetics with ceramic tile or stone flooring, stone countertops and heated towel bars and floors.


Remodeling the exterior is as much about maintenance as it is about curb appeal. 
  • Vinyl siding looks fresh and tidy year after year with minimal upkeep. 
  • With stucco siding, a new polymer covering can be sprayed or troweled onto a fiberglass mesh base.
  • New windows will help you realize additional savings in monthly utility bills.
  • Prospective buyers view windows as they do other structural items, so failing to update old ones can result in lower—or no—resale offers. 
  • Newer styles include seamless bent-glass corner windows, curved glass and casements with no center stile.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Take a look at these great variations on wainscoting.  It is a great way to transform the look of a room.

Wainscoting Ideas

As always give us a call for any of your construction needs. 

No job is too big, no job is too small -- we can handle it all.

Lenny & Lisa