Survivors on Purpose, Inc. Family Fun Day and Chili Cook-off

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Eunice Activity Center in Arlington will be hosting a Family Fun Day and Chili Cook-off benefitting Survivors on Purpose, Inc. (SOP).

This non-profit organization is made up of breast cancer survivors, caretakers, families and supporters who are faithful advocates for all women that are impacted by this diagnosis. Focused on raising community awareness about Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), SOP aims to form partnerships and alliances with researchers, scientists, doctors and medical educators in their efforts to identify root causes of triple-negative breast cancer. Their inspiring goal is to eliminate the fear and silence about breast cancer and replace it with knowledge about TNBC that is prevalent in the African American community. 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

Show Your Bathroom Some Love: Our February 2015 Newsletter

Happy Valentine’s Day
from Medford Remodeling!

Want to remodel your home, but don’t know where to start? Take our word for it: a bathroom remodel is a great choice! Both master and secondary bathroom renovations significantly out number any other kind of home remodeling project we do. The reason is simple– bathrooms become worn down and outdated more quickly than any other room. Fixtures deteriorate, vanities and counters become distressed, tiles crack and loosen, and toilets, showers and tubs can all lead to big problems if they are not properly maintained and replaced periodically. Aside from functionality, who wouldn’t like a gorgeous, 6 foot soaking tub or a luxurious walk-in shower installed in their bathroom?!  No doubt, a spa-like bathroom can quickly become a refreshing escape after a long day at the office! So rekindle the appreciation you once had for your home and give your bathrooms some love this valentines day! Read more

10 Remodeling Options to Increase the Value of Your Home

When it comes to deciding which remodeling projects to do on your home, knowing which ones add value can be a deciding factor. Here is a quick list of 10 of the best renovations for any home:

    1.  Painting is one of the cheapest, easiest and most impactful ways to update your home’s interior. Repainting an entire room with a new color, or simply adding a colored accent wall will quickly make an old room feel brand new.
      1. Replacing old windows is another easy renovation that can add value to your home. New windows are more energy efficient and provide more light and security.
        1. Getting a new front door installed can make a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home.  A modern, unique front door can create a memorable first impression for prospective buyers and guests.
          1. Speaking of curb appeal, exterior renovations are a great way to attract buyers and make your home stand out. This could include landscaping, exterior painting, or replacing fencing.
            1. Open floorplans are very popular and highly sought after by today’s homebuyers. Knocking down a wall or two can really make a home feel larger while providing the coveted open-concept layout.
              1. Attic conversions are becoming increasingly popular. Though the renovations may be expensive initially, the value of a finished attic bedroom can outweigh the costs.
                1. Home office additions can increase the value of a home by providing homebuyers with a place for work or study that is isolated from the rest of the house.
                  1. Quite obviously, kitchen renovations are extremely valuable.  An updated and open kitchen space is one of the top selling points for many homebuyers.
                    1. Another selling point that interests most homebuyers is a renovated master bathroom. A remodeled master bathroom with updated amenities can add a lot of value to a home.
                      1. Incorporating a new patio cover or sunroom is a great way to improve a home’s value and appeal. Being able to enjoy outdoor space is always an appreciated bonus a prospective buyers eyes.

                      Remodeling your home not only improves its style and functionality for your family to enjoy, but also increases its value for when you’re ready to sell. If you’ve been considering a remodeling project to enhance your home, we’d be more than happy help! Contact us today to get started adding to your home’s value! Read more