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.
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 These rooms can very quickly feel outdated but can sometimes very simply be revived AND add value to your home - all good for resale!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.
Incorporating unique character accents into your home is precisely what makes it a home. A combination of personality, whimsy, functionality, and attention-to-detail can make your spaces enjoyable for years to come. If you're designing a custom home, you have the upper hand in choosing everything from layout, to materials, color, texture, and add-on features. From there, we could all take a cue from Italian design which incorporates function, glamor, and pays tribute to the classics. Italian style surely isn't for everyone but the governing tenets could inspire any proud homeowner. "Beautiful is better," is a design principle that Americans often forget, placing the importance, instead, on functionality. Beauty in everyday items makes your space that much happier, positive, and uplifting. Don't be afraid to use or get the most beautiful accessories and accents for your home!
It's no surprise that another top design principle for Italians is "the kitchen is king." Italians love to cook and to share a meal with the entire family is more than just eating the food on your plate. It's an entire culinary and sensual experience. The kitchen often becomes the hub of the home, where families gather after a long day, where they visit, share coffee, stories, and laughter. The kitchen, therefore, should be given special attention in design.
The home office has emerged in recent years as many more Americans enjoy the option of working from home. The home office has become almost a 'must-have' in many custom home buildjobs. And while the concept isn't exactly new, many of its components and attributes are and have already begun to evolve. From a typical den closed-door office, to the cozy and sunlit modern creative office, the evolution of the home office has made it into the kitchen. Kitchens have become the busiest hub of the home and as such, they need their own office to help manage their duties. A simple alcove which serves as a desk for business, bills, to-do lists, and more, the kitchen office has developed as a working piece of daily family life. Ready to establish your own? Here's how to make it the most effective.
One of the tenets of Moffitt Built has always been something like 'Less is more.' You can see from many of our projects that we value the minimalist philosophy. There is much to learn from this ideal and it can be easily incorporated into your home's building structure and likewise, into the decor. In today's overwhelming world of sensory overload, there is a lot to be said for simplicity in your home. From simple designs to bare construction, the unadorned and modest minimalist approach is within reach.
White walls. This is the traditional and popular color to paint one's walls when moving into or designing your home. White is simple, it's adaptable, and paintable. Why not white? This Houzz article illustrates great tips when considering paint choices for your room. Working with texture, design, and shades can give your white room a serious edge. What's typical may go beyond that with these neat tips.
Indoor plants can add a lot to our daily life in the home. Especially during these dreary winter months, they can cheer us up with a pop of color or the fantasy of the tropics. It's crucial to know how to care for your plants so that they last all year long. To keep your plants healthy and thriving, follow these tips. Some plants require little-to-no maintenance while others, like orchids or bonsai, may require a little finesse. Either way, ensure that whatever plant you choose to enhance your home lasts longer than these winter months.
Moffitt Built takes pride in developing open floor plans allowing for easy living that doesn't separate spaces. This idea fosters an easy flow from room-to-room and results in less unnecessary walls, which generally end up crowding the space. Whether you live in a studio apartment or a 4-bedroom home, this floor plan is convenient and effortless. Many people wonder how to separate space in a plan like this. Together with your architect, here's what we can do to ensure that no space overpowers the rest.
When Moffitt Built begins a new home construction process, the question is usually "How much will this cost?" We generally provide the homeowner with a bid, detailing the work order and the estimated price for labor and materials. This method of calculation tends to keep the entire team (including the homeowner) stuck to a certain price so it shouldn't vary. However, an estimate can also determine the approximate cost of work but may vary greatly by the end of the project. Here's an article explaining in thorough detail the difference between a bid and an estimate...good to know before you begin construction!
Considering a home remodel? There are many things you should not only ask yourself but be sure you cover with your remodel expert. Prior to starting the process, taking the time to ask these questions will help you and your remodeler feel more comfortable and streamline the process. Home remodeling takes time and patience but the end result is often more than gratifying. MOJO Built takes immense pride in all of our home remodeling projects and enjoy every step of the way. Working closely with the client and answering questions up front is one of the best ways to ensure a pain-free, enjoyable, and successful remodel. MOJO Built's professionalism and years of experience can guarantee a positive experience from initial questions to end result.
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