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

Our March 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

Hello, March! Our featured project this month is kitchen remodel we recently completed in one of Fort Worth’s historical homes.
The house was originally built in the early 1900’s — an era of small, boxy floor plans. While this home had already endured a few major renovations over the years, the kitchen itself was still very much in need of some updates.
See our project blog for before pictures, details about the redesign, and the grand reveal of the final renovated space! Read more

3 Ways Regular Maintenance Improves Home Safety

 
 


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All homeowners know the high level of responsibility required to keep a house in working order. The grass continues to grow, the foundation shifts over time, things like roof shingles and windows need to be replaced, plumbing lines leak, HVAC must be serviced, and eventually, interiors need to be remodeled completely. The list of items that require consistent maintenance goes on and on. While these tasks feel like more of a nuisance than anything, some of them should be done regularly to keep your home safe. In fact, regular home maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure your home and family’s safety throughout the years. Not convinced? Here are 4 ways home maintenance come improve the safety of your home:
 
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Our February 2018 Newsletter

In case you missed it… Medford Design-Build has officially opened our second location!

The new office is in Colleyville:
1005 Glade Road, Ste #135, Colleyville, TX 76034. 

Check out our announcement blog for more information!

Hello, Colleyville! Medford Design-Build Now has an Office Near You!

That’s right; We’ve opened our second location in Colleyville, TX!

A Master Bathroom Stuck in ’92 Gets a 2017 Refresh

Feel like you’ve stepped back in time a few decades upon walking into your kitchen or bathroom? We can bring your interior up-to-date, no time machine needed! Read more

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

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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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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3 Steps to Get Rid of Ceiling Condensation

 
 


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We recently had a client contact us for help getting rid of ceiling condensation. This is a common problem homeowners face and should be addressed promptly; excess moisture can eventually cause mold and mildew to form — quickly escalating a small problem into a much larger and potentially dangerous ordeal. Not only will you have to pay for a mold remediation company to handle the hazardous growth, but you’ll likely need to hire a contractor to repair the affected areas afterwards. What a headache! It is helpful for homeowners to understand what causes the condensation and how to get rid of it before it becomes a bigger issue. Read more

Prep Your Home for Spring Storms! Our May 2017 Newsletter

 
 

Is your home ready for spring storms?


 
 

It’s spring time, and in Texas, that means one thing: spring storms! Much of North Texas has already experienced nature’s wrath this season — some with tornadoes, hail, flash floods, and damaging winds.

Unfortunately, there is no way to control the weather, but here are some tips to help you prepare for and safely endure Mother Nature’s fury:

 
 

Identify any existing roof or siding problems. Inspect your roof for missing shingles and possible leaks and do any repair work if necessary. Loose siding should also be repaired, as it can rip off easily in heavy winds. Read more