4 Reasons You Should Choose Drawers instead of Lower Cabinets for Your Kitchen Remodel

 
 


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The main goal in each of our major kitchen remodeling projects is to improve the efficiency of the room. That could mean creating more counter top and storage space, adjusting the lighting for a safer, shadow-less environment, or reconfiguring the layout for a flowing, user-friendly floor plan. Though every home and kitchen is different, as are the clients and their unique needs, some, if not all, of these options are carefully considered during the design phase. After all, if your kitchen looks beautiful in the end, but it’s not functional, is it really worth the cost and time of a remodel?
 
 
One of the options we always suggest to our clients to improve the efficiency of their kitchen is converting existing lower cabinets into drawers. This might sound like minor detail, but in reality, having deep drawers under the counter instead of cabinets will make all the difference in how you use the space for storage. Because major kitchen remodels involve completely removing the existing cabinetry and installing new cabinets, why not design them in a way that will improve the functionality and convenience of your finished kitchen?
 
 
Here are 4 reasons why you should choose drawers instead of lower cabinets for your kitchen remodel:
 
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A Master Bathroom Stuck in ’92 Gets a 2017 Refresh

 
 

 
 
Our most recent remodeling project involved updating the master bathroom in a 1992 home in Grapevine, Texas. While the original bathroom was functional, it definitely lacked the aesthetic appeal of the rest of the home, which we recently helped the clients renovate. There was no need to change the layout of the space, aside from installing a smaller tub to allow for a larger shower. The idea was to simply upgrade the room with new flooring, tiles, vanities, counter tops, and lighting. It’s amazing what an impact these changes can make!
 
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Cabinet Door Options for Your Kitchen Remodel

 
 

 
 
Any complete kitchen remodel involves removing and replacing the cabinetry. Because cabinets make such an impact on the overall appearance of the kitchen, it’s important to consider what door style options are available to best suit your home and your personal taste. Cabinet installation is a custom job that is done onsite, so it’s a very involved process and certainly isn’t cheap. You want to make sure you are completely happy with your choice before you finalize the designs and give the green light to start construction!
 
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7 Ways to Enhance your Backyard for Summer

 
 
Summer is the time of year for relaxing, enjoying friends and family, and taking advantage of the warm weather. What better way to do all of those things than to enhance your backyard by creating the perfect outdoor escape? Here are 7 ways to enhance your backyard for summer:
 
 


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1. Create a Comfortable Setting

 
One of the best ways to enjoy your outdoor space is to include a comfortable atmosphere with plenty of seating and lots of shade. If you don’t have a large patio area, you might consider having a concrete slab poured to allow for patio furniture and tables. While we don’t recommend having a pergola installed due to its fast rate of deterioration, a solid patio cover is a great addition to your backyard space. You can also include features like lighting, ceiling fans, and speakers to your patio cover to make your outdoor space more usable and add value to your home.
 
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Dated Master Bathroom Gets a Spa-Like Upgrade

Our recent clients in Grand Prairie, Texas were looking to make updates and modifications throughout the majority of their 20-year-old home. One of their top priorities was upgrading the dated, crowded, and poorly laid out master bathroom. Not only were we able to create a beautiful, modern look, but also a more functional space with handicap-accessible features.

Dated Master Bathroom Gets a Spa-Like Upgrade

 
 

 
 
Our recent clients in Grand Prairie, Texas were looking to make updates and modifications throughout the majority of their 20-year-old home. One of their top priorities was upgrading the dated, crowded, and poorly laid out master bathroom. Not only were we able to create a beautiful, modern look, but also a more functional space with handicap-accessible features.
 
 

 
 
The original bathroom was designed by the builder to appeal to potential buyers, with double vanities, a corner garden tub, and a modern framed glass shower. While these features might sound good on paper and certainly would intrigue a new home buyer, the reality was that the bathroom was much too small for two vanities, the corner tub was difficult to get to, and the framed glass was small and quickly became outdated.
 
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Happy 4th of July! Our July 2017 Newsletter

 
 


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Happy belated 4th of July from the Medford Remodeling Team!
We hope all of you had a wonderful Independence Day.

 
 

The star of our newsletter this month is an open-concept kitchen remodel we recently completed in Grand Prairie, Texas. Not only were we able to provide our clients with a beautiful, modern kitchen, but we also created additional storage and countertop space by making some smart layout changes. The result is an open, flowing floor plan with improved functionality and a show-stopping look! Check out the blog to see the amazing transformation! Read more

Have You Seen Our Recent Kitchen Transformation? Our June 2017 Newsletter


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Hello, June! Can you believe this year is already halfway over?
It has been a busy 6 months for us at Medford Remodeling! We are so excited to continue sharing our recent project blogs with you each month through this newsletter and on our Facebook page.

This month, we’re featuring a gorgeous kitchen remodel we completed in Burleson, Texas. What a transformation! It’s always fun to look back at the project’s “before” photos, see the visual plans and renderings come together, and then compare the final, completed renovation to the before shots. It never fails to provide us with a sense of pride and satisfaction to see the weeks of hard work put in by our team showcased in the end results. 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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Medford Remodeling: Your One-Stop-Shop for Fireplace Remodeling!

The fireplace often serves as a room’s focal point and is the first thing guests notice upon entering your home. It’s no surprise that fireplace remodels are becoming a more and more popular request among our clients. Not only does this kind of remodel allow you to refresh your home’s look and functionality, but the many styles and finishes available provide a great opportunity to customize your interior and create a one-of-a-kind design!

As a Design Build firm, Medford Remodeling offers complete turnkey service for full-scale remodeling projects. That means we draw new plans and designs, obtain permits from the city, assist you with product selections, order and track your materials, complete the construction, and finish with any required inspections to ensure everything is done correctly and to code. Just as we take care of all the necessary steps involved in a major remodel, we offer the same level of professionalism for smaller renovation projects, such as your fireplace remodel. From start to finish, you can be sure your project will be in good hands! Read more