Our June 2019 Newsletter

Our featured project this month involved solving a problem many work-from-home individuals face: not having a designated home office to work from each day. Our recent clients in Southlake had a large upstairs bonus room we were able to convert to a spacious home office and loft area for their kids to enjoy. We also updated the staircase, the kitchenette, and the guest bath, along with all of the paint and flooring, resulting in an entirely renovated upstairs space. Check out the blog to see the details of this fantastic transformation! Read more

Mike’s Guys Tip: 3 Options for Getting Rid of Popcorn Ceilings


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One of the top requests we get from our clients – whether they are remodeling their current home or have recently moved into an older house – is to have the popcorn ceilings removed.

These textured ceilings, also known as popcorn ceilings, acoustic ceilings or even cottage cheese ceilings, were very popular in the 1970s and ’80s as a quick and easy way to hide imperfections. Unfortunately, this texture can be very difficult to match if you have cracks or holes in need of patching. The uneven surface also catches more dust, allows for cobwebs, and really makes a home’s interior look stale and dated. These reasons alone are enough to make a homeowner opt for removing the texture! This is why we include popcorn ceiling removal in just about every home remodeling project we complete. Read more

Our May 2019 Newsletter

Every now and then, we like to feature one of our older projects in our monthly newsletter to relive the transformation and showcase the project to our growing mailing list. It’s hard to believe this Grand Prairie kitchen remodel was completed just over 2 years ago! At the time, our clients needed a more functional kitchen with increased storage space, an improved layout, and of course, an updated aesthetic! Check out the blog to see how our designers recreated this space for a stunning, functional finished product! Read more

Our April 2019 Newsletter

This month’s project spotlight is on our recently completed 1990’s master bathroom remodel in North Richland Hills. The original bathroom was very dated (we’re talking pink wallpaper!) and was way past due for a refresh. The updated design includes custom vanities, a frameless glass shower, a 60″ drop-in soaker tub, LED can lighting, and more! Check out the blog for the full details of this beautiful remodel!

A 1990’s Master Bath Gets a Much Needed 2019 Update! Read more

Hardwood Flooring vs. Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

 
 


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Just about every major remodeling project we complete includes replacing the existing flooring, either in the remodeled area or throughout the entire home. Flooring selection is a big decision that can influence the overall cost, installation time, and lifespan of the remodel as a whole. A common question we receive from our clients is which is a better choice – classic hardwoods or luxury vinyl plank? The two are very comparable and make excellent options for hard surface flooring depending on what the individual homeowners prefer.
 
 
In order to best compare the two, we suggest taking into account 4 major qualities of hard surfacing flooring:
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Our March 2019 Newsletter

 

Our recent clients loved to socialize and host get-togethers with large groups of people. Unfortunately, the layout of their original 1990’s home just wasn’t suitable for their needs. Along with renovating the kitchen and opening up the floor plan, we were able to convert their original formal dining room into a stunning home bar, perfect for entertaining! Check out the details of this project on our blog!

Once a Formal Dining Room, Now a Custom Home Bar! Read more

Our February 2019 Newsletter

 

Our featured project this month is a point of pride for the entire Medford Team: this kitchen remodel is the work of our very own Project Manager, Dave Broadfield, which he completed in his own home, on his own time! The beautiful final result shows just how talented he is and the amount of detail he puts into his work. You’ve got to see the blog!

A Carpenter’s Own Kitchen

This beautiful kitchen is the work of our talented Project Manager that he completed in his own home! Read more

Our January 2019 Newsletter

 

Our recent Southlake project involved updating both the aesthetic appeal and the functional design of our client’s kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room, and breakfast area to create a more open-concept floor plan. This was a pretty extensive project, resulting in a huge transformation! Our clients now have a beautiful home that is perfect for hosting large groups of friends and family. Check out the blog for the full story and the amazing before and after photos! Read more

Our December 2018 Newsletter

 

Our featured project this month is a 1970’s kitchen that was past due for some updates! The original 1970’s kitchen was large and had a lot of available cabinet space that our clients wanted to take full advantage of. Incorporating pull-out drawers in place of the deep lower cabinets has made it significantly easier to access stored items below the counter. Other updates included removing low-hanging soffits from the ceiling, replacing the lighting, installing new flooring, painting the walls and ceiling, and more. See the blog for the details of this beautiful transformation! Read more

5 Remodeling Projects that Will Most Always Lower the Value of Your Home


 
 
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One of the popular questions we get from homeowners that are considering a remodel is what options will give them the most return in the future, should they someday choose to sell their home. Although our ideal clients tend to be individuals that are not intending to move – those that have found their “forever home” and plan to live the rest of their life there—it is still a good idea to know what projects will provide the greatest ROI in the event that a move is necessary. Most contractors and realtors will probably tell you that a kitchen or bathroom remodel is going to be the best investment in regard to ROI. This is true, however, it’s important to know that this is only the case if you move a minimum of 10 years after your remodel. Moving within a 1 to 5 year timeframe is simply not a wise decision from a financial perspective, as the expense will be greater than the return within such a short time. For that reason, we typically are not the best fit for those that are working with investment properties or flip houses.
 
 
While it would seem that any update to your home would be good for your ROI, you should be aware that there are some projects that can actually lower the value of your home! Our owner, Mike Sr, will tell you that many times when he meets with a potential client to discuss a new project, he will spend the majority of the discussion trying to talk them out of it. If what they are thinking might serve an immediate need, but the long-term effect of the project on the value of the house will be a negative, he tries to get them to look at alternatives to serving their need. This might sound blunt, but our goal as a design-build firm is to provide our clients with honest facts and guidance when it comes to major home remodeling decisions. We want to educate you on the pros and cons of your potential project to help you choose the best option for the long-term!
 
 
Here are five home projects Mike Sr almost always tries to talk clients out of:
 
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