Our October 2018 Newsletter

 

Our project spotlight this month features a stunning 1940’s kitchen renovation we recently completed in Fort Worth. Not only was this kitchen small and dated, but the home’s boxy floor plan required the clients to walk through the entire kitchen and laundry room just to access their bedroom at the back of the house. Our team was able to strategically reconfigure the layout, providing an open feel while creating more countertop and storage space in the kitchen. See the blog for all the details and the before and after photos of this gorgeous transformation! Read more

A 1970’s Master Bathroom Makeover

 
 

 
 
Have you ever seen a dated kitchen or bathroom and thought “WHAT was the builder thinking?!” Such was the case in our recent Arlington remodel (and, unfortunately, in most homes that have been around for a while!) Everyone knows that aesthetic design changes over the years, however, it’s not always just the look that needs updating. Style trends come and go, but poor functionality is something that cannot be overlooked. For our clients, their master bathroom didn’t only look dated, but the poor use of space and limited functionality was a struggle they dealt with daily. They came to us with a complete remodel in mind (and when we say complete, we mean that even the plumbing deep below the floor was taken up and replaced!) Knowing it was going to be a massive undertaking, they sought a company that could help with both design and construction services. Our design team was able to redesign the entire room with floor plans and detailed renderings, followed by our talented crew of craftsmen that completed every phase of construction to install the remodel. What a great experience for us all, and what a transformation for this bathroom!
 
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5 Hidden Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Remodel

 
 


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Whether you’re embarking on a major remodel or simply completing some minor updates throughout the house, just about every home project has its fair share of struggles. We all tend to have the mindset that renovations are pretty straightforward and can be completed in as little as a week or two (maybe it’s all that  HGTV that makes it seem so much easier than it really is!) The reality is that even the simplest home projects often turn out to be more complicated than initially expected. It’s usually at the point of no return when you realize it’s not going to be the piece of cake you had hoped for. This can certainly be a humbling experience; to realize you’re going to need some help to get the job done right (we’ve all been there!)
 
 
If your home is past due for a face-lift and you’re ready to get serious about remodeling, consider these 5 hidden ways you might sabotage your own remodel, and how to avoid making it harder than it has to be:
 
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Shaker-Style Kitchen Remodeling

A Guest Post by Adrienne McGuire

 
 


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The simple, clean look of Shaker design has proven to stand the test of time in many modern homes today, especially in the kitchen. One of the biggest draws of a Shaker-style kitchen is its minimalist beauty that focuses on clean lines, function and order. Everyone loves a kitchen that looks perpetually neat; thus the steady popularity of implementing Shaker design elements into the busiest room of the home.
 
 
Where did Shaker style originate?
 
 
In the United States, Shaker-style got its start in the mid-1800s along the New England coast. Many Shakers (a branch of Quakerism) set up settlements in the Northeast during that time period. The Shaker community in general is committed to living simple lives that are unobstructed by unnecessary ornateness. They were keen crafters, and made much of their own furniture, cabinetry and buildings. Their simple, modest belief system transferred to their crafting, and the Shaker-style craftsmanship was born.
 
 
Today, Medford Design-Build recognizes the stylistic advantages of Shaker style kitchens – as many of our clients request Shaker-style cabinetry. In fact, it is currently our most popular cabinetry style, so that should tell you just how well-loved this design truly is.
 
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Our September 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 

 
 

We love reminiscing on previous projects, especially when they turn out as great as this laundry room did! It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a full year since we completed this remodel in Arlington, Texas.

 
 
Even though it’s intended as a functional workspace in the home, we’ve found that the laundry room is commonly poorly designed, often lacking sufficient storage space, counters, and good lighting. This was exactly the problem faced by our recent clients. Their original laundry room was a good size, but the lack of counter space inhibited organization and resulted in random laundry baskets and clothes piled on the floor. Our designers were able to resolve this problem by reworking the space and adding ample cabinetry, pull-out laundry bins, large countertops, clothes racks, and more! Check out this beautiful transformation on our blog!
 
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Our August 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

Just glancing at this serene bathroom, you wouldn’t guess that handicap accessible features played a big role in it’s design. To best meet the needs of our clients, our designers included widened doorways, a doorless walk-in shower with a wheelchair ramp, and a handicap-accessible vanity. These features, along with the upgraded look and improved layout of the space, have created a beautiful, spa-like bathroom that the clients can comfortably use for years to come. Check out the blog for more details! Read more

5 Easy Ways to Modernize Your Home

 
 

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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:
 
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Our July 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

For our featured blog this month, we’re taking a trip back in time to one of our absolute favorite kitchen remodels! This boxy kitchen felt crowded and dark and was closed off from the rest of the house. With some creative thinking by our designers and the helpful input of our clients, we were able to open up the room with a fresh design, providing the absolute best use of space. The final product is a bright, spacious kitchen that is perfect for entertaining! See the rest of the photos and re-live the magic of this remodel with our project blog post. Read more

Our June 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

Our featured project blog this month is a master bathroom addition we completed on a 1950’s home. The existing master bath was only 35 square feet in size — smaller than most guest bathrooms you’d see today! We were able to give our clients more square footage and a modern look, along with important aging in place features. The beautiful wooded backyard was also incorporated into the design. With the help of our team, the client’s dream bathroom is now a reality! See the blog for all the details and final photos! Read more

Our May 2018 Newsletter

 
 

 
 

Updating the doors throughout your home is a great way to add value and aesthetic, as well as improve safety and functionality. Whether it’s interior or exterior, standard or custom, our team would be happy to help! See our featured blog this week for some recent door installations we’ve completed.

 
 

 
 

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Door Installations by Medford Design-Build

Door installations can be tricky, but the end result is always worth it! Read more