Our July 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

For our featured blog this month, we’re taking a trip back in time to one of our absolute favorite kitchen remodels! This boxy kitchen felt crowded and dark and was closed off from the rest of the house. With some creative thinking by our designers and the helpful input of our clients, we were able to open up the room with a fresh design, providing the absolute best use of space. The final product is a bright, spacious kitchen that is perfect for entertaining! See the rest of the photos and re-live the magic of this remodel with our project blog post. Read more

From Dark & Dingy to Bright & Airy: A 1970’s Kitchen Renovation

 
 

 
 
In 1970’s homes, peninsulas were commonly used in kitchen layouts to provide counter space and cabinet storage. Fast-forward to the present, and nearly every kitchen we redesign from that era involves removing the peninsula and reworking the layout. The result is a surprisingly larger space, a modern look, and improved storage solutions! Our recent kitchen remodel in Arlington, Texas, is the perfect example of this transformation.
 
 
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Home Repairs & Modification: Do I Need a Handyman or a Contractor?

 
 


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Any homeowner knows that maintaining a house requires a lot of work. It can feel overwhelming when you consider everything that needs to be regulated, from the up-keep of electrical and plumbing lines to managing the foundation, the heating system and the AC, the landscaping and exterior of the home, and so much more. In most cases, a licensed contractor (such as a plumber or electrician) can take care of these types of home repairs and maintenance issues. However, aside from keeping all of the mechanics of the house in proper and safe working order, most homes built even as recently as 10 years ago need some level of remodeling. This could be for functional or aesthetic purposes, and often times, both. Perhaps your kitchen cabinets need a fresh stain, or maybe you’d like the old bathtub in your master bathroom to be removed to make room for a walk-in shower. These projects might seem minor in comparison to a large-scale remodel, and leave you asking the question — does this project require a contractor or a handyman? It’s important to know the difference between the two before you hire.
 
 
Here are some tips to help you determine whether a handyman or a contractor will be the best choice for your specific project:
 
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Our June 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

Our featured project blog this month is a master bathroom addition we completed on a 1950’s home. The existing master bath was only 35 square feet in size — smaller than most guest bathrooms you’d see today! We were able to give our clients more square footage and a modern look, along with important aging in place features. The beautiful wooded backyard was also incorporated into the design. With the help of our team, the client’s dream bathroom is now a reality! See the blog for all the details and final photos! Read more

6 Risks of Completing a Remodel without a Permit

 
 


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In our past blog post – Permits & Remodeling: What You Need to Know – we explained what permits are, what is involved when applying for a permit, and when it is necessary to obtain one. As a design-build firm, obtaining the required permits from the city prior to remodeling a home is part of our standard procedure. However, there are many instances in which remodeling companies, general contractors, or the homeowners themselves decide to pursue a project without getting the necessary permits. This isn’t surprising, as the hassle of getting a permit can seem tedious and time-consuming, especially if you are not familiar with the process. The permit might be expensive, require additional work to be done, and can cause delays in construction. Many homeowners might also think it’s not a big deal not to have a permit and aren’t concerned with getting caught.
 
 
Is it worth it to risk not getting a permit for your home remodeling project? Here are 6 risks of remodeling without a permit:
 
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Our May 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

Updating the doors throughout your home is a great way to add value and aesthetic, as well as improve safety and functionality. Whether it’s interior or exterior, standard or custom, our team would be happy to help! See our featured blog this week for some recent door installations we’ve completed.

 
 

 
 

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
Door Installations by Medford Design-Build

Door installations can be tricky, but the end result is always worth it! Read more

Tour the Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden


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Did you know that tens of thousands of families and individuals struggle with hunger across North Texas each day? Now you can help make a difference with the Tarrant Area Food Bank! The TAFB invites social service agencies, faith-based organizations, community service groups and the general public to tour a working community garden and learn how community gardens help feed those who are hungry across the community.

Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden program operates the TAFB Learning Garden in Fort Worth for training and demonstrations. Produce grown in the garden is distributed to local agencies serving those in need. The TAFB Learning Garden showcases a wide variety of gardening techniques, materials and planting methods to inspire others to start their own gardening projects. Read more

Why it Makes Sense to Purchase Designs for Your Home Remodel Before Getting Bids

Just about every online guide you can find on “tips for remodeling your home” will tell you it’s important to get multiple bids for your project before hiring just any contractor. As it is with any big investment, you should carefully consider your options, have a clear understanding of the process, and establish confidence and a comfortable relationship with the individual or company you intend to hire. This is especially true in the remodeling industry, as projects tend to be very costly and can last for several months. It’s critical that you find a reliable, experienced contractor that you get along with. Of course, the main purpose of meeting multiple contractors and getting multiple bids isn’t only to determine if you can trust them, but also to compare pricing. Read more

Your Home’s Exterior Siding: When to Replace & How to Maintain

 
 


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Replacing your home’s siding probably isn’t the first of your priorities; unless there’s an urgent problem, most people don’t think about it too often. However, replacing worn-out, cracked, or leaking siding is very important in the prevention of more serious (and expensive!) future home repairs. If you haven’t checked your home’s exterior siding in a while, now is a good time!
 
 
Here are 7 warning signs it might be time to replace your siding:
 
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Our April 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 

Our recent clients in Arlington, Texas had been dreaming of remodeling their kitchen for over 20 years. We were thrilled to have been able to design and build the kitchen of their dreams, along with updating the breakfast nook, bar area, living room, and formal dining room. By looking at the final photos, you’d never guess this is the same space! See the details in our featured blog for this month.

 
 

 
 

Hello, Open & Flowing Floor Plan! A Complete Kitchen & Bar Area Remodel Read more