Recently, we had some clients from Burleson, TX, contact us with a unique request: they wanted to convert an existing storage shed into a greenhouse-style potting shed. With retirement on the horizon, they hoped to pursue more of their favorite hobbies, which include gardening. They knew their existing 16×24 storage building had some great potential after seeing a garden shed our team designed for a friend of theirs several years ago. After discussing their hopes and ideas for the shed, our team was able to bring their project to life! See the full story on our blog post.
While the majority of our home remodeling projects include a kitchen, bathroom, or room addition, every once in a while, we have the opportunity to complete a somewhat “out-of-the-ordinary” project for homeowners with a specific request. These kinds of projects are a nice change of pace and allow our designers to not only get creative, but also exercise critical thinking and problem-solving. It’s always fun to see the end result and what our team comes up with!
As they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While this statement can be applied to many different scenarios in life, it also rings true for home maintenance. A little investment in small repairs can go a long way in preventing major, more expensive issues down the road.
Here are 5 maintenance projects to get you started on updating and maintaining a safe, functional, and efficient home:
1. Adding Insulation
Insulation can help you control a number of things, such as temperature (both cool and warm), noise levels, and your monthly energy bill. If your home was built before 1980, your home could be insufficiently insulated and lacking in these areas. Simply adding insultation to your attic space could drastically impact your comfort level as well as your cooling/heating bill.
We love reminiscing on past projects! This complete overhaul of a 1970’s master bathroom is one of our favorites!
Our clients in Arlington, TX had been waiting for years to remodel their master bathroom. The main issue was the large soaking tub that sat diagonally in the center of the room. The original design featured the tub as a focal point, sitting on a tiled step-up with a large cultured tile surround and decorative columns on each side, extending up to the ceiling. With large mirrors on both walls behind it, there was no ignoring that bathtub! The clients are thrilled to finally have a bathtub they are proud of, along with a completely remodeled bathroom, spacious walk-in shower, and custom vanities. Check out the transformation on our blog!
There is something to be said about non-profit organizations that selflessly offer a helping hand to those in need. At Medford Design-Build, we aim to support these local organizations by spreading awareness of their upcoming fundraising events.
This month, we would like to spotlight the Jaxon Anthony Memorial Foundation of Mansfield, TX. This heartfelt organization was created to honor the memory of Jeffrey and Ashley Arnold’s son, Jaxon Anthony Arnold, who was born and passed on July 9, 2012. The foundation gives financial support to families suffering an unexpected infant loss or stillbirth by assisting with the infant burial costs at Skyvue Memorial Gardens in Mansfield, where Jaxon was laid to rest.
The term “full-gut kitchen remodel” tends to make people think of an expansive, high-end kitchen with all the bells and whistles – where surrounding walls have been knocked out to create an open floor plan, the luxury countertops are never-ending, and the shiny, new appliances are massive in size, all contributing to a show-stopping completed project. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the idea of an over-the-top large kitchen remodel, only a small fraction of our clients actually have this experience. Every project is different when it comes to the size of the kitchen, it’s starting condition, the client’s aspirations for the space, and of course, the budget. More often than not, the kitchen remodels we complete are done in small or medium-sized kitchens where the clients are trying to update the aesthetic, but also make the most of the existing space. Sometimes, due to the structure of the home and other limitations, it’s simply not realistic to remove walls or install large appliances. However, just because you have a small kitchen doesn’t mean it can’t be remodeled into the beautiful kitchen of your dreams!