Considering remodeling your home? Debating about whether to remodel your current home or buy a new one? Take into account every detail from budget to timeline to help you make an informed decision. Houzz surveyed 120,000 registered users whose responses may help you understand what to expect and how your renovation might play out. The first thing to remember is to be prepared; for anything. This includes paying premium for expensive taste, straying from your timeline, and experiencing various hiccups along the way. Also note that some of the best home renovation projects are kitchen and bathroom remodels. These rooms can very quickly feel outdated but can sometimes very simply be revived AND add value to your home - all good for resale! Read through the interesting findings from the survey which also details spending per square foot, the most common remodels, how remodels are often funded, and the benefits of a quality remodel.
We've made mention of just how important doors in your home can be and the implications they provide - giving rooms a certain character and inviting guests and loved ones into your various living areas. Salvaged doors can especially bring a certain unique character element to your home and can add color and personality to otherwise neutral areas. Salvaged doors can be a great way to lend a design focal point to a room or act as a starting point for schematic themes in a space. Not to mention, it's a great way to recycle old or unused material and breathe new life into a piece. In fact, a salvaged door has a variety of uses from a wall hanging to a coffee table. So, take a chance on a family heirloom or at your local flea market to see what kind of treasures you can find to add your very own touch of personality to your home.
The advantages of building a custom home go beyond the obvious: a custom home built by a professional builder offers performance benefits that only a new home can. These hidden benefits are as crucial to the homeowners’ ultimate happiness as the design, if not more so. Many of these benefits are the happy offspring of the drive to save energy.
In recent years, energy-efficient details have become standard and are mandated by many building codes, which as a result, has raised the quality baseline for all new construction. Most professional custom builders go well beyond this baseline. We work with designers and use the latest software to analyze how the thousands of items that go into your home will determine its performance, and we hire employees and subcontractors who will do the job right.
A new home also provides a certain peace of mind and confidence that everything in the home will work the way it’s supposed to for years to come. That’s why we use proven products with good warranties, along with highly skilled installers. In fact, a lot of people build new homes for the same reason they buy new cars: to avoid unexpected, costly repairs.
Read more in our latest e-newsletter about why building a custom home goes beyond the benefits of your dream kitchen or the ultimate in your luxury Master suite.
When building or remodeling your home, there are so many options to consider: floor choices, paint colors, ceiling height, bathroom fixtures, and one less commonly thought of: your door choices. You might even wonder why weighing your options when it comes to door choices is even worth the effort. Take a minute to count the number of doors in your house. Not a small number, right? Consider then, the impact that a little attention to the doors can have on the overall style and design of your home. Doors are a simple way to dramatically update a space or improve functionality in the area.
Investing in the right material, style, and taking into consideration the possibility of specialty doors, you can enhance not only your home's appeal but its efficiency. Doors, as the gateway to your home, another room, or a hidden feature, are something not to be overlooked. Take the time to weigh your options and even get creative and playful with it - show them your personality at the door!
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