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

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

 
 

 
 
Medford Design-Build is happy to announce that we have officially opened our second location! The new office is in Colleyville: 1005 Glade Road, Ste #135, Colleyville, TX 76034.
 
 
We have been serving this area with home design and remodeling services for years, but wanted to offer a local office to our clients in Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine, Bedford, and surrounding areas that would be closer than our Arlington office. It’s conveniently located on Glade Road and will be perfect for consultations and client review meetings. The office includes a front reception area and access to a large conference room with plenty of seating. The big screen TV will be a great benefit for clients to view their project designs, 3-D renderings and virtual walk-thru videos. We are thrilled to be able to provide a convenient location to our Colleyville & surrounding area clients.
 
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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

Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil for the Grapevine Elks Lodge!

Calling all crawfish lovers! The Elks Lodge of Grapevine, Texas is hosting their 3rd annual crawfish boil, coming up in February!

On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, the Lodge at 909 Bushong Road, Grapevine, TX 76051, will open at 11:00 AM with crawfish and food being served beginning around 1 pm – 6 pm or as long as it takes to cook it all! Sides include corn on the cob, red potatoes, onions, sausage and chicken legs. If you like mushrooms, artichoke hearts or any other items boiled, please bring with you. Other food will also be available, including boiled shrimp, Jeff’s Famous Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya and Ed’s famous Smoked BBQ Brisket for those that do not want crawfish. 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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Our December 2017 Newsletter

 
 

Just about every 20+ year old home in the DFW Metroplex is in need of a bathroom remodel. This is also true for newer homes, as most home builders of today are opting to use cheaper materials during construction in order to save a buck, leaving buyers with a beautiful home that is lacking in quality. As both dated and newly built homes need renovations, guest bathroom remodels are becoming a popular request among our clients. Our recent guest bathroom remodel in Arlington, Texas, is a great example of what a difference can be made in an out-of-date, poor quality space! See our blog for all the details and the amazing transformation! 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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An Open & Airy Guest Bath Suited for Two

 
 

 
 
Guest bathroom remodels are frequently among the top items on our client’s wish lists. It might not seem as important as the kitchen or the master bathroom, but when you consider that the guest bathroom is what all of your guests use upon visiting your home, you can’t help but want it to look nice. On top of aesthetic appeal, you also want the space to be functional. In many cases, the homes that we remodel are at least 20-30 years old, and the bathrooms are not only outdated, but also have plumbing issues, poor lighting, broken or missing tile, and eroded fixtures – not ideal for guests or prolonged visitors! Our recent clients in Arlington, Texas had similar issues and chose to include the guest bathroom remodel with some other projects we were completing throughout their home.
 
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4 Benefits of Completing a Room Addition

 
 

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Room additions are a common request we get from our clients. The main reason being that many homeowners would rather add on to their home than jump through the hoops of buying a new home, selling their current home, and go through everything that has to take place in between. Unfortunately, adding on to an existing structure tends to be much more expensive than most people expect. Along with the hefty price tag, completing a room addition also requires a good amount of time, planning, designing, and construction. Even a room without additional plumbing still requires a foundation, adequate structural support, electrical lines, and a tie-in to the roofline. It’s essential that each of these components be done correctly and to code. However, if a you do your research and hire a professional design build firm (like Medford Remodeling) to complete the project, a room addition can be well worth the investment for your forever home.
 
 
Here are the top benefits of a room addition:
 
 
1. Create Needed Space
 
Any home remodeling project is completed with three objectives in mind: to improve aesthetic appeal, to improve efficiency, and to create more usable space. When a room is added to the home, the number one benefit is the gaining extra space that the existing home is lacking. Whether your family is growing, you plan on hosting guests more often, you’re transitioning to a home office, or you just need more space for hobbies and leisure, a room addition can make an otherwise crowded home into the perfect size to meet your needs.
 
 
Increased storage space is another perk of completing a room addition. Extra closets can be included in the design, as well as features like built-in cabinetry or bookshelves. Acquiring needed space will not only make your home feel less crowded, but the added storage space will help it feel more organized.
 
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Our November 2017 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

The laundry room is an important functional space in the home. Often times, it is set up poorly and lacks storage space, counters, and good lighting. This was exactly the problem faced by our recent clients in Arlington, Texas. Their original laundry room was a good size, but the lack of counter space inhibited organization and resulted in random laundry baskets and clothes piled on the floor. Our designers were able to resolve this problem by reworking the space and adding ample cabinetry, pull-out laundry bins, large countertops, clothes racks, and more! Check out this beautiful transformation on our blog! Read more