No matter how much you plan ahead, it always seems like there's never enough storage space in your home. Storage space is a tricky element to plan out and generally, there's always that one room in the house where you think about the many storage possibilities you should have thought of prior to building. Whether you're building anew or remodeling your current space, keep in mind these clever and functional ways to create more storage space in the bathroom. Usually smaller in scope, bathrooms are spaces where storage space is essential but where you need to be creative in generating that extra storage space. Thinking outside of the box with built-ins, hanging storage, and recessed walls, you can make better use of your space and keep a fully functional, sightly, and organized handle on your stored goods.
There's a new Master in town and it's bigger and more glamorous than before. The Master Bath is quickly becoming more than a bath, but a haven. Homeowners are building both new and remodeling old Master baths in a lavish and exorbitant way. These days it's not uncommon to find pricy and exclusive shower features, built-in bathroom appliances, and even lounge areas in the Master bath. In fact, so many amenities are being showcased in the Master bath that they are often nearly as large as the Master bedroom itself. Master baths with expansive and breathtaking views also make the space more inviting. With new technology from heated floors to hidden LED lighting, the possibilities are endless in creating a 'liveable' bathroom space. Take a peek at some of the Master baths sure to leave you thirsty for more.
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 These rooms can very quickly feel outdated but can sometimes very simply be revived AND add value to your home - all good for resale!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.
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!
Often when building a new home, rooms meant for entertaining are the ones with high priority. The living room, the dining room, the Master, Guest room, and foyers are given a lot of thought, largely because those are the areas where you expect to spend a majority of your time or hope to make a great impression on your guests. What's interesting, though, is that the room that ends up being the real hub of the household is the kitchen. The kitchen seems to be at the core of daily familial and household activities and is most often where family time is spent. That being said, one might give the plans for the kitchen extra thought when looking to buy or build a new home. This article details some of the best kitchens for families.
Trends come and go. In fashion, sometimes they come back. But, in homebuilding, more often than not, you don't want to consider making trends a focal point in your new home. Things to consider when building your dream home are changes in lifestyle, changes in trends, and upkeep of various "of-the-moment" features. This article details some of those features which seem like good ideas at the time, but may have you second-guessing later on down the road. Things like a swimming pool, tile flooring, and proximity to retail centers are often some of the 'pros' about a home, but may want to be reconsidered.
We can't deny evolution. We see it in everything from fashion to cars. One such area where evolution should most definitely be recognized is in the home. The way we live our lives as a household unit has changed just from last year to now, let alone from say, the 1950s to today. There are obvious updates to modern-day homes that come as no surprise like the addition of home offices, the 'movie room,' and the walk-in closet, just to name a few. Other updates are more subtle; the "power pantry," is an example of an update that may not be recognized as a necessity but should be considered when drawing out plans for your new home. This article perfectly outlines the growing need for an update in kitchen storage space to enable and support our modern-day habits.
If you're lucky enough to find a home that doesn't need any sort of upgrades or changes due to personal taste, you're one in a million. For those that choose to have a home custom built just the way they want it, there are endless options when it comes time to make cabinet, floor, and countertop choices...just to name a few. This extremely helpful guide to choosing materials for your kitchen will definitely come in handy whether you're building from the foundation up or simply remodeling your space. This guide can also be adapted to other areas of your home as well as the tips are not limited to the kitchen area.
One of our companies, MOJO Built, has been developed with the purpose of rebuilding yesterday's historic homes for today's modern lifestyles. With remodel projects spanning the entire metro area, MOJO Built has a clear vision and founders who are passionate about each job at hand. Having listed and sold homes in Kansas City for years, the founders of Mojo Built recognized a lack of qualified industry professionals who possess the ability and vision to enhance functionally obsolescent floor plans of historic homes to today’s standards. Today’s lifestyles require modern floorplans, retrofitted for today’s technology, implemented by a qualified team who has the unique ability to transform an established home in a classic neighborhood while retaining its charm and character.
In response, we, Joe Woods and John Moffitt, formed Mojo Built in 2011. Our mission to maintain, preserve, and prolong the architectural integrity of the home throughout the remodeling process is what makes the finished product of a Mojo Built home unique. Joe Woods, with 10 years of experience in residential real estate, together with John Moffitt, who carries a lifetime of experience in quality residential home construction make up the certified Mojo Built team.
MOJO Built now has a Facebook page where you can stay up-to-date on our remodel projects, look at past projects and stay in touch and connect with our family. Consider a remodel of your home...it's a wonderful investment that can make an impression that will last for many years to come.
Building Permits: sometimes you need them, other times they're not necessary. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, the whole process can be time-consuming and frustrating, especially when you're on a timeline or just eager to get things going! This article outlines some common and proper protocol when it comes to acquiring a building permit. Good to know for anyone out there who is getting started, considering a custom build job, or in the process of working with a builder to create your own timeline.
The advantage to you is that if you're working with a long-time professional builder like Moffitt Built, we take care of all of this for you and already have it configured into our timeline, so there shouldn't be any surprises along the way. Leave it to the pros...
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