These clients have a beautiful home backing up to a lake, along with a great outdoor space that can be seen from a wall of windows alongside their kitchen. Unfortunately, their kitchen was very small and closed off – not ideal for entertaining guests! We reconfigured their kitchen, removed two walls, gave them a huge, beautiful island, and tons more storage space!
Take a look at this beautiful kitchen we recently designed and built! If you’ve been following our Facebook posts, we’ve been keeping up with this project and posting progress pics weekly. It’s always exciting to post the grand reveal of the completed remodel and then look back over the previous weeks to see the transformation take place. What a gorgeous remodeled home this turned out to be!
We recently had the pleasure of remodeling a client’s home in Grapevine, Texas. The clients loved their home of 11 years, but knew that it was past due for some renovations! They wanted a fresher, more modern look with improved functionality and storage space.
After discussing the project with the clients, our designers created detailed floor plans and 3-D renderings to provide a visual aid for our clients. The rendering software is especially helpful, as it is sometimes difficult for homeowners to imagine their home looking differently than it always has. Our design package really helped our clients to see what their kitchen would become, which added to the excitement of the process and allowed them to fully trust us with their home.
When most people think of retirement, the first thing that comes to mind is selling their house and relaxing for the rest of their days on a beach somewhere. The reality, however, is that the majority of retirees never leave their home. Most people opt to age in place and remodel their home to fit their needs. That isn’t surprising when you consider these 6 reasons remodeling is a better choice than moving:
- Home is where the heart is. Many people feel attached to their homes and the town they live in. Whether they grew up there or moved there to raise a family, there is something comforting about familiarity. Even if a new house or vacation home sounds good now, the old saying is true – there’s no place like home!
- Home is where your friends (and family) are. You go run errands and see familiar faces. You visit with family several times a week. Maybe you belong to a country club, or meet friends regularly for lunch, tennis or golf. Research says that a strong social network is crucial for successful aging. Friends and family not only supply emotional support, but can also offer practical benefits like loaning you an item of need or helping with a project at home. Why should you uproot yourself, move a thousand miles away from your family and then be faced with the sometimes difficult challenge of finding a new group of like-minded friends?
- You don’t save money by moving. It costs a lot to move. You give up about 10 percent of the selling price of your house in real estate commissions, legal fees and taxes. Then there’s the cost of buying, moving and resupplying your new house. If you’re moving a long distance there are additional expenses involved in traveling. You might need to rent for a while or store some furniture. It’s not worth it if you only save a couple thousand dollars a year in your cost of living!
- People want to retire in the last place they land. Many baby boomers and retirees have moved around for work or personal reasons much of their life and then finally put down roots when they’re in their 40s or 50s. By that time, they are tired of moving and want to stay settled where they are.
- It doesn’t have to cost a lot to age-proof your home. Many of the safety issues involved in age-proofing a home involve modest expenses. Improve the lighting in stairways and outdoor areas. Change out doorknobs for lever handles that are easier to manipulate. Install bathroom grab bars and raised toilet seats. None of these changes costs much money and can greatly improve the safety and functionality of your home as you age.
- Remodeling breathes new life into a home you already love. Your home is full of sentimental value and good memories. If you love your home and your neighborhood too much to move, remodeling is the perfect solution, allowing you to get the feel of a new home without losing what you already have.
If you are planning on retiring and living in your current home for the rest of your life, we’d be more than happy to assist you with aging-in-place renovations, as well as whole house remodeling services. Our Whole House Remodeling Planner provides you with everything to remodel your entire home, so it will be everything you need and more when you’re ready to retire! Contact us today for more information!
The time of year is approaching for holiday parties, houseguest and preparing for a new year. It’s the time of year that many homeowners really start to notice things they’d like to change about their home. Could your home use updating throughout? New paint? New flooring? Walls removed to create bigger spaces? If you answered yes, and your whole house needs renovating, our Whole House Remodeling Planner is for you!
Meet with one of our professional design consultants to discuss your ideas. With over 30 years of experience, our pros can answer your questions, explain the process, and provide you with timeline and cost budgets to complete your project.
These clients loved their home and planned on living there the rest of their lives, but realized their kitchen was way past due for some updating! After meeting with our designers and discussing their needs with our pros, our clients left their kitchen in our hands. The finished product is a sleek, stylish new kitchen that is exactly what our clients had in mind!
Wreaths Across America is an association working to honor and remember lost veterans during the holiday season. On a specified Saturday in December each year, wreath laying ceremonies are commenced in various veterans’ cemeteries across all 50 states.
This is an emotional, significant event for all of those who have lost loved ones in the line of duty.
The mission of this association is to spread the message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
This client has lived in the same home for 46 years. She loves her home, and plans to live there the rest of her life. She also has a large family and loves to entertain. Unfortunately, her kitchen was tiny, and very closed off from the rest of the house. The crammed, dated kitchen desperately needed a new look! With the help of our designers and craftsmen, this client now has the gorgeous, open kitchen that she’s always dreamed of!
Many homeowners don’t consider winter as a good time to get home repairs and improvement projects done. Understandably so, as the busy holiday season can be a hectic time for everyone (not to mention the cold, wet weather that comes along with it!). However, the winter can be an ideal time to complete those projects you’ve been sitting on. Not convinced? Here are 5 reasons winter is the best time to do home improvement projects:
1. Contractor Availability: Because most people do not invest in major home projects during the winter, contractors have increased availability during this time, making it more convenient for you to schedule a time to meet with them. This also provides for a quicker timeline for your project to be completed, unlike during the busy spring or summer when scheduling construction may be pushed out several weeks, or months!
This unique and beautiful master bathroom was a complete addition to this 40’s bungalow-style home. A country home feel served as the basis of the design, along with some additional custom features, and bling!