Your front door is not only your first line of defense in keeping your home safe, but it also serves as a focal point and first impression piece for visitors. From choosing the right door to having it ordered and installed correctly, replacing a front door unit can feel like a big project. Our recent clients in Grapevine had been meaning to replace their faulty front door for quite some time, and our handyman division was thrilled to help them get the job done! See the full story on our blog!
It’s hard to believe the holiday season has come and gone and we’re already through the first week of 2021. The past 12 months have been a wild ride for us all, and we are ready to move forward to better things! On behalf of the entire Medford Team, we’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported us throughout 2020 and helped us continue to work as an essential business. We wish you the happiest New Year, and of course, look forward to working with you in 2021!
We recently had a client contact us about having his kitchen remodeled. Upon discussing our process of completion from designs to construction, he asked a common question we hear from almost all of our clients: “how long will the entire remodel take to complete?”
This is a great question! Everyone wants to know exactly how long it will be until they are able to enjoy their new kitchen, bathroom, or other remodeled space. Unfortunately, there is not a “canned answer” we can offer to everyone because we don’t always know exactly how long certain steps of the process will take. For example, obtaining the required permits could take several weeks depending on the city and the project, which could push back the start date significantly. This definitely isn’t common (in most cases, we receive the permit within 10 business days), but it is a possibility, and we’re sure to educate our clients on the process and timeline prior beginning the work.
It’s early December and most definitely fireplace season! The chilly weather, lights, sights, and sounds of the holidays makes cuddling up by a warm fireplace even more enjoyable. Our recent clients came to us earlier this year with hopes of remodeling their fireplace to create the perfect spot to cozy up next to this winter, along with a show-stopping focal point for their living room. We were blessed with the ability to remodel nearly every room in this client’s home over the last few years, and the fireplace was one of the major projects that continued to get pushed further down the list. They were beyond excited to finally get this renovation done, and it turned out perfect! Take a look at the blog for the full story, photos, and video on this luxury fireplace remodel.
2020 has been a crazy year! We think we speak for everyone when we say we’re glad it’s coming to a close. Despite the tragic impact of the global pandemic and all of the hardships, struggles, and uncertainties it created, we are still so thankful for the many blessings we have received — as individuals and as a company. This time of year really makes you realize how much we need and appreciate one another. The Medford Team would like to take a minute to say thank you to all of our wonderful clients for trusting us and continuing to provide us with business all year long. We are beyond grateful and look forward to continuing with you into the new year!
With all the beautiful interiors seen on TV shows, featured in home design magazines, and posted across Pinterest and other social media platforms, it’s no wonder home remodeling is such a hot topic among today’s homeowners. Honestly, who wouldn’t want their house to look like Chip and Joanna’s?!
Odds are, if you’re really committed to the idea of remodeling your home, you’ve probably already looked into the process and maybe have even met with a few contractors to for estimates. While it can be tempting to go all-in with the first contractor that offers you an affordable quote, the old cliché “you get what you pay for” is important to keep in mind. It’s a sad reality that many clients come to us after being ripped-off or left high-and-dry by another contractor who made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Prices might vary somewhat between remodeling contractors, but if someone quotes you a price that is thousands of dollars less than the others, it’s likely too good to be true!
Heed the warnings of so-called “affordable” remodeling! It might seem like a good deal at first, but you’ll end up paying significantly more in the long run to have a quality contractor come in and fix what was done incorrectly by the “affordable” contractor. Double (or triple) the cost, time, and headache. Ouch!
Here are the red flags to be aware of when it comes to “affordable” remodeling:
There are a lot of variables that go into building an addition on a home — the property lines, drainage, the roof tie-in, and of course, ensuring that the addition will match the existing structure architecturally and aesthetically. Each of these, among other important items, were carefully addressed for our recent carport addition project in Arlington.
Our team not only wanted to make sure that the project was done correctly and to code, but also that it solved the client’s dilemmas regarding storage space, a shelter for their cars, and a place to house their exotic plants during the winter. The solution was to convert the existing garage into a storage room and add a luxurious carport to the spacious driveway. The finished project is absolutely stunning and meets all of the client’s needs!
We’ve completed a ton of kitchen remodels, each with their own unique story, special features, and creative aesthetic. Our team loves to reminisce on past projects as a job well done! One of our favorite kitchen renovations was this 1961 kitchen we had the pleasure of remodeling last year. When we first visited our client’s home, the kitchen had the original layout, cabinets, countertops, and lighting — all of which were in severe need of an update! Our team was thrilled with the opportunity to help bring our client’s dream kitchen to life with improved storage space, modern features, and an upgraded look.
Our featured progress this month is a glamorous master suite addition and garage conversion we recently completed in Colleyville. Our clients came to us with a few ideas to modify their forever home so that it would better meet their needs. They knew initially that they wanted to add on a luxurious master suite, complete with a large bedroom, full master bath, and walk-in closet. This space could not only be used by the homeowners themselves but could also be used to host guests or provide somewhere for their elderly parents to stay. The clients also wanted a place for their kids to call their own, to relax, hang out with friends, and do homework. Converting the existing garage to a game room made perfect sense by utilizing an existing space they didn’t use.
Room additions are a common request we get from our clients. The main reason being that many homeowners would rather add on to their home than jump through the hoops of buying a new home, selling their current home, and go through everything that has to take place in between. Unfortunately, adding on to an existing structure tends to be much more expensive than most people expect. Along with the hefty price tag, completing a room addition also requires a good amount of time, planning, designing, and construction. Even a room without additional plumbing still requires a foundation, adequate structural support, electrical lines, and a tie-in to the roofline. It’s essential that each of these components be done correctly and to code. However, if a you do your research and hire a professional design build firm (like Medford Design-Build) to complete the project, a room addition can be well worth the investment for your forever home.