Our recent clients in Keller, Texas, had a beautiful home built in 2005. Being newer than many of the homes we remodel, it was surprising to see how badly the master bathroom needed a renovation! Unfortunately, builders often use poor-quality materials when constructing a new house in order to save a buck (hints the negative term “builder-grade”), putting the homeowners in need of a remodel sooner rather than later. While this original bathroom was functional, the space was poorly utilized and lacked emphasis on the features that really mattered to our clients. A spacious shower, a tub they would actually use, ample storage space, and a modern aesthetic were all items that needed to be addressed. Check out the full story on our blog!
Preparing for your first home remodeling project requires a good bit of research. The first step, of course, is exploring how much your specific project will cost and if it fits within your budget. There is nothing worse than getting your hopes only to find that your dream project isn’t a realistic option financially! Unfortunately, if you’re new to remodeling, you’ll likely be surprised at how much the process actually costs. Even if it’s not a “full gut” or a major renovation, the estimated cost can still be higher than most homeowners expect. One great resource we can provide when it comes to the average cost of various home remodeling projects is this cost vs value report. The report is location-specific and is updated each year, making it a great tool for those in the early research phase of their project.
If you have an older home that needs a lot of work done, updating it can feel overwhelming. Even if you’re not ready to invest in a full-blown remodel, there are some minor things you can do throughout your home to create a more modern look. Taking on these smaller projects first makes the job as a while seem a little less intimidating, and can allow you to save up and think about what you really want in a major remodel.
Here are 5 easy ways to give your home a modern, updated look:
In 1970’s homes, peninsulas were commonly used in kitchen layouts to provide counter space and cabinet storage. Fast-forward to the present, and nearly every kitchen we redesign from that era involves removing the peninsula and reworking the layout. The result is a surprisingly larger space, a modern look, and improved storage solutions! Our recent kitchen remodel in Arlington, Texas, is the perfect example of this transformation.
The fireplace often serves as a room’s focal point and is the first thing guests notice upon entering your home. It’s no surprise that fireplace remodels are becoming a more and more popular request among our clients. Not only does this kind of remodel allow you to refresh your home’s look and functionality, but the many styles and finishes available provide a great opportunity to customize your interior and create a one-of-a-kind design!
As a Design Build firm, Medford Remodeling offers complete turnkey service for full-scale remodeling projects. That means we draw new plans and designs, obtain permits from the city, assist you with product selections, order and track your materials, complete the construction, and finish with any required inspections to ensure everything is done correctly and to code. Just as we take care of all the necessary steps involved in a major remodel, we offer the same level of professionalism for smaller renovation projects, such as your fireplace remodel. From start to finish, you can be sure your project will be in good hands!
This time of year in Texas offers beautiful, sunny days, but the warming temperatures of the season also mean spring showers and thunderstorms are on the way! These changing weather patterns make it hard to enjoy the outdoors if your home is lacking necessary features. Patio covers are a great solution, providing a sheltered outdoor space for when it rains and a cool, covered area for when it’s sunny and hot.
Patio covers are a common request from our clients during the spring season and all the way through the summer. Many of them are initially interested in arbors or pergolas, but we usually advise them to steer clear of these types of structures and go with a full patio cover instead. The reasons are many:
When first built, arbors are beautiful and add a great deal of visual appeal to a home’s exterior. The problem is that they instantly go into a state of decay because of the way they are built and the exposure the wood has to the elements. If vines or other vegetation are allowed to grow on an arbor, it decays even faster. The numerous joints and horizontal surfaces of the arbor will hold water, which will soak into the wood regardless of how well it is stained or painted. Within a few short years, all the little rotten spots will get out of hand and the structure will have to be taken down. Arbors and pergolas also do not offer the same level of protection that a patio cover does.
In 1970’s homes, peninsulas were commonly used in kitchen layouts to provide counter space and cabinet storage. Fastforward to 2016, and nearly every kitchen we redesign from that era involves removing the peninsula and reworking the layout. The result is a surprisingly larger space, a modern look, and improved storage solutions! Our recent kitchen remodel in Arlington, Texas, is the perfect example of this transformation.