4 Great Reasons To Start Your Home Remodel in the Winter

A Guest Post by Adrienne McGuire


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Now that the days are getting shorter and colder, you may be thinking about the home improvement project you just didn’t get to during the hustle and bustle of summer. Many homeowners feel like they can’t take on big building projects in the cold winter months. The good news is if you’re looking to do a home remodeling project, the winter may be the best time to do it! Here are a few reasons why:

1. Contractors Often Have More Availability

Although home remodeling is not a seasonal thing, the warmer months are typically a more popular time for homeowners to tackle big projects. During the summer, more people are active and tend to have more free time. As a result, many contractors have full schedules and long wait lists for services. Working on many projects simultaneously can also result in longer construction times.  While this isn’t always the case, contractor’s workloads tend to lighten when the weather gets cooler and people start thinking about the expenses of upcoming holidays and travel. Taking advantage of the slower winter months can potentially get your project done at a quicker pace. The less time your project takes, the less money you will spend on labor and planning services. Read more

“Hungry for Creativity” Art Show Fundraiser


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Our community event spotlight this month features “Hungry for Creativity,” an art show fundraiser celebrating the stories and work of the art therapy group members of the Community Crossroads Outreach Center.

The Community Crossroads art therapy group serves people who are homeless and/or under-resourced and seeks to promote dignity, resilience, self-worth, and empowerment by promoting social change through the art therapy process. Art therapy at Community Crossroads has grown substantially over the last year, where individuals have described the group as a “beacon of light in a dark world” and a safe haven for expression. Read more

Our October 2018 Newsletter

 

Our project spotlight this month features a stunning 1940’s kitchen renovation we recently completed in Fort Worth. Not only was this kitchen small and dated, but the home’s boxy floor plan required the clients to walk through the entire kitchen and laundry room just to access their bedroom at the back of the house. Our team was able to strategically reconfigure the layout, providing an open feel while creating more countertop and storage space in the kitchen. See the blog for all the details and the before and after photos of this gorgeous transformation! Read more

A 1970’s Master Bathroom Makeover

Style trends come and go, but poor functionality is something that cannot be overlooked. For our recent clients, their master bathroom didn’t only look dated, but the poor use of space and limited functionality was a struggle they dealt with daily. They came to us with a complete remodel in mind (and when we say complete, we mean that even the plumbing deep below the floor was taken up and replaced!) Knowing it was going to be a massive undertaking, they sought a company that could help with both design and construction services. Our design team was able to redesign the entire room with floor plans and detailed renderings, followed by our talented crew of craftsmen that completed every phase of construction to install the remodel. What a great experience for us all, and what a transformation for this bathroom! Read more

A 1970’s Master Bathroom Makeover

 
 

 
 
Have you ever seen a dated kitchen or bathroom and thought “WHAT was the builder thinking?!” Such was the case in our recent Arlington remodel (and, unfortunately, in most homes that have been around for a while!) Everyone knows that aesthetic design changes over the years, however, it’s not always just the look that needs updating. Style trends come and go, but poor functionality is something that cannot be overlooked. For our clients, their master bathroom didn’t only look dated, but the poor use of space and limited functionality was a struggle they dealt with daily. They came to us with a complete remodel in mind (and when we say complete, we mean that even the plumbing deep below the floor was taken up and replaced!) Knowing it was going to be a massive undertaking, they sought a company that could help with both design and construction services. Our design team was able to redesign the entire room with floor plans and detailed renderings, followed by our talented crew of craftsmen that completed every phase of construction to install the remodel. What a great experience for us all, and what a transformation for this bathroom!
 
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5 Hidden Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Remodel

 
 


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Whether you’re embarking on a major remodel or simply completing some minor updates throughout the house, just about every home project has its fair share of struggles. We all tend to have the mindset that renovations are pretty straightforward and can be completed in as little as a week or two (maybe it’s all that  HGTV that makes it seem so much easier than it really is!) The reality is that even the simplest home projects often turn out to be more complicated than initially expected. It’s usually at the point of no return when you realize it’s not going to be the piece of cake you had hoped for. This can certainly be a humbling experience; to realize you’re going to need some help to get the job done right (we’ve all been there!)
 
 
If your home is past due for a face-lift and you’re ready to get serious about remodeling, consider these 5 hidden ways you might sabotage your own remodel, and how to avoid making it harder than it has to be:
 
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