Our January 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

We are so thankful to have had such a successful 2017! The Medford Remodeling Team would like to wish you a safe and happy new year. We look forward to working with you in 2018!

 
 

 
 

An Open-Concept Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look & Improved Functionality

Flashback to a project we were working on around this time last year. It’s amazing how time flies!

 
 

Hardwood Flooring vs. Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Did you know hardwoods can be significantly more expensive and higher maintenance than vinyl plank floors, which offer the same sleek look? Read more

Hardwood Flooring vs. Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

 
 


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Just about every major remodeling project we complete includes replacing the existing flooring, either in the remodeled area or throughout the entire home. Flooring selection is a big decision that can influence the overall cost, installation time, and lifespan of the remodel as a whole. A common question we receive from our clients is which is a better choice – classic hardwoods or luxury vinyl plank? The two are very comparable and make excellent options for hard surface flooring depending on what the individual homeowners prefer.
 
 
In order to best compare the two, we suggest taking into account 4 major qualities of hard surfacing flooring:
 
• Aesthetic Appeal
• Durability
• Installation
• Cost
 
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Check Out the New Flooring Trends: Our August 2015 Newsletter

Have You Seen the Latest in Flooring Trends?

Did you know that many types of flooring have significantly improved over the last decade? New science has provided for improved materials that are more durable, longer lasting and of better quality. That means that, if taken care of properly, vinyl floorings and carpets can last for several years longer without needing replacement!

If you haven’t seen the latest in flooring trends, now is a great time to see all the new, improved options!
Hilton’s Flooring in Arlington has a huge selection of floors, including vinyl plank, carpets, tile, engineered wood and more! They have tons of options for you to see up close in their show room, and will gladly help you choose just the right flooring based on your needs and preferences! So stop by Hilton’s today and tell them we sent you! Read more

Stay Cool With These ‘SOLID’ Flooring Ideas: Our July 2015 Newsletter

Did you know that choosing optimal flooring is one of the best ways to combat heat retention in your home? While carpet may be fitting for winter months, it can really trap heat and contribute to a higher energy bill throughout the summer time. Cooler options, such as tile or wood, can be covered with carpets or rugs during cold weather and then exposed once the temperatures rise. Not only does this method refresh the style of your home for spring and summer, but it also provides an easy way to keep the temperatures comfortable for you and your family all year long! Read more

6 Benefits of Hardwood Flooring & Overcoming its Few Disadvantages

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular choices among homeowners today. Not only do hardwoods provide a classic, high-end look, they can also increase a home’s value. Still, there are a number of other reasons that go beyond these obvious benefits, making hardwood flooring a favored and practical preference.

Here are 6 unique benefits of choosing hardwoods over other types of flooring:

  1. When other types of flooring begin to look worn and tired, unlike vinyl and carpets, your hardwood flooring can be refinished instead of replaced.
  2. Wood flooring has no grout lines, embossing or fibers that can trap allergens, pet dander, pollen and dust, like carpets do. This means improved air quality for those who suffer from asthma or allergies.

3. Hardwood flooring is easy to maintain. An occasional sweeping and mopping is all it needs.

  1. There are lots of combinations to choose from: wood species, stains, styles, colors, and finishes. No matter how particular your tastes are, you’re bound to find something you love.
  2. Hardwoods are enduring and can sustain heavy foot traffic.
  3. Hardwood flooring is an excellent long-term investment as it holds great resale value.

While it has a lot of benefits, there are a few aspects of hardwood flooring that could be considered unfavorable. Luckily, there are ways to overcome these disadvantages: Read more

IKEA-ing a Closet, a Trend Alert, and a Very Cool APP for Your Smart Phone


IKEA-ing a Closet is a term I coined after a client recently asked us to tear out the traditional bedroom closets in her kid’s rooms and build a closet unit that utilized the space like the ones IKEA sells. In the past, the client had purchased closet components from IKEA for their master bedroom closet, so she had a great sense of what was needed for the kid’s closets. The result was a great looking closet with the cubic footage inside the closet maximized to store clothes, shoes and whatever else it is that kids store in their closets. Read more