What are ‘Budget Items’ in Regard to My Home Remodel?

Aside from wanting to see detailed floor plans and 3D renderings, there is one primary reason homeowners choose to purchase our custom design package for their major remodel: to receive an all-inclusive price quote for their unique project. The Scope of Work document we provide as a part of your design package allows you to see exactly what is included – everything from foundation work to framing, to plumbing, electrical, and so on — and the total cost of everything as installed by the Medford Team. Your total project cost includes installation, materials, and labor, plus the total cost of your Budget Items. This bottom-line number is your total project cost. Since your Budget Items are the portion you as the homeowner get to control, we’d like to discuss them a little further: Read more

Love & Paws 1st Annual ‘Bark in The Park’ Event

Are you a dog-lover that loves to socialize? Does your fur baby enjoy meeting new friends for a long run around the park? If so, this upcoming fun run is for you! Love & Paws Rescue Group is hosting their very first ‘Bark in the Park’ event coming up on Saturday, April 24th!

The event will take place at Mutt’s Cantina at Clearfork: 5317 Clearfork Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76109, with the 5K start time at 8:30 AM and the Fun Run at 9:30 AM. Following the run, the day will be filled with vendors, games, face painting, food, music, adoptable dogs, and more! What a great way to spend a Saturday while contributing to a foster-based dog rescue! Read more

A Classic 1960’s Galley Kitchen Gets a Mid-Century Modern Upgrade

You might think there isn’t much that can be done for a galley kitchen – removing an entire wall would take away valuable cabinet and countertop space, and the limited square footage makes it nearly impossible to change the layout at all. The good news is that you don’t have to completely change the layout or remove walls to create a beautifully updated aesthetic. Our most recent kitchen remodel in Fort Worth is a prime example!

Our client’s home was built in 1965. She inherited the home and knew that it needed to be remodeled, starting with the kitchen. Due to the existing floor plan, the option of completely opening the kitchen into the living room was unrealistic, since that side of the kitchen housed the sink, the dishwasher, and cabinet storage.  She met with our team in hopes of updating the kitchen without having to compromise on storage or counter space. Read more

5 Options for Completing a Home Remodel

The problem: your home is dated, dysfunctional, or doesn’t meet the needs of your lifestyle. The solution: remodel it for improved aesthetic and functionality. Sounds easy enough, right? The key is choosing the best option for getting it done. The way that you approach your home remodel can either make or break the success of the project, so it’s worth it to sit down and consider each of the options before moving forward.

What, then, are the best approaches? There are many, but here are some of the most common ways to get your home project completed: Read more

“Cycle a Round on MS” Sporting Clays Tournament


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The Medford Team is always happy to share local community events that positively benefit individuals, groups, or organizations in need. Coming up in March, Health’s Angels Bike MS Cycling Team is hosting a clay shooting tournament in Fort Worth, benefitting the National MS Society!

About the Event:

This fun-filled day will include lunch, drinks, a raffle and prizes, and of course, some healthy competition among friends!

Both experienced and inexperienced shooters are welcome. Participants are required to bring their own guns, and, due to the national shortage of ammunition, they are recommended to bring their own shotgun shells. Mulligans or do-overs will be available for $5 each and can be purchased on-site. Teams will consist of 4 participants, and those that attend individually will be assigned to a team the day of the event. Please note that shooters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The winning teams will be awarded prizes, as will the top male and top female shooters of the day. Read more

A 27-Year-Old Master Bathroom Gets a New Look

27 years old may sound young, but certainly not when you’re talking about the age of a bathroom! Our recent clients in Colleyville, Texas, came to us at the end of last year with hopes of renovating their 1993 master bathroom. The original bathroom was a good size and was fully functional, but the clients felt the aesthetic needed a refresh to match the rest of their beautiful home. Along with a new look, they specified the need for more storage space, both in the vanity area and in the master walk-in closet. The number of drawers, cabinets, and shelving may seem like minor details, but these are the types of things that impact the way you use your space on a daily basis. You don’t always have to change the floor plan or make huge structural modifications to make your home more functional! Read more

A Modern Front Door Replacement in Grapevine

Our handyman division, Mike’s Guys, handles smaller projects such as repairs, maintenance, and pull-and-replace remodels. They also address various exterior projects, like siding repairs, exterior painting, and window and door replacements. When our recent clients came to us needing a new front door, Mike’s Guys stepped in to ease the client’s concerns and get the job done!

Our client’s home was built in 1952, just off Grapevine Lake. One of the homeowners grew up in the house and later purchased it from his Mother. The entrance area where the front door is located was originally the garage and was converted into a living space in the 70’s. Due to framing issues, the existing front door began to drag on the floor and wouldn’t close properly. The functionality issues were becoming more than just a nuisance on windy days, when the door would swing open if it wasn’t locked. The dogs loved it, but the homeowners – not so much! Read more

Mike’s Guys: Is Shiplap Worth All the Hype?


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One of the most popular home projects you’ll hear about these days is replacing or covering drywall walls with shiplap. This wooden sheathing was originally used for exterior construction but has recently become all the rage in interiors (thanks, Chip & Joanna!) Similar to a tongue-and-groove siding, shiplap has a special notch cut on its edges, causing the boards to rest on top of each other and overlap. This unique design allows them to self-space and fit together perfectly — keeping water from getting behind them. The finished look is simple, clean, and easy to maintain. Read more

6 Home Projects to Plan for in 2021

If you haven’t done much upkeep in your home for several years, it might feel overwhelming to know where to start. Aside from a major, full-gut remodel in a kitchen or bathroom, there are many smaller projects that can be completed to contribute to a more modern look overall.

Aesthetically speaking, minor upgrades here and there can really make a big impact in your home as a whole as time goes by. One way to go about this is to choose a handful of small projects to complete independently throughout the year, resulting in a beautifully updated home over time. For example, refreshing the interior paint in the spring and replacing dated carpet with a solid-surface flooring in the fall can provide for a modern, updated look come holiday season. It may not be realistic for you to do everything at once, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with tackling small projects individually to slowly transform your dated home! Read more

Mike’s Guys: How Do I Refinish A Popcorn Ceiling Myself?


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We recently shared a post on 3 options for getting rid of popcorn ceilings. There are a few different ways to approach it, including hiring a professional (like Mike’s Guys) or installing beadboard sheets over the popcorn for a cleaner look. Of course, if you have settled on the idea of tackling the project on your own, we thought it would be helpful to have a step-by-step guide explaining how to scrape and refinish your ceilings.

Before You Start…

 

As mentioned in our initial post, before you start scraping away, it’s important to test your ceiling for asbestos. Homes built prior to 1980 potentially contain this dangerous substance in the ceiling, which could be a hazard to your health if inhaled. You can easily scrape off a section and send the sample by mail to an asbestos testing lab for a small fee. If asbestos is present, it will be necessary to hire a company that specializes in removing materials containing the substance rather than trying to do it yourself! Read more