Thanksgiving | 11.9.18

Five Ideas for a Fun & Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Turkey Day is coming and we are super excited! I’m sure all of you have your plans underway for visiting family or hosting a Thanksgiving feast at your own home. The gathering of multiple family generations and friends is great fun, but can also be a bit stressful for the hosts who have to plan and orchestrate the big event. We have a few great ideas to help make your Thanksgiving all fun and no stress!

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family friendly remodel | 10.30.18

Family Friendly Remodeling Ideas

Planning a remodel for a household with children requires careful thought to include materials and selections that are safe, durable, and functional. It may surprise you, but this can be done without sacrificing beauty or style. Over the years, we’ve worked with families of all sizes to design spaces that are not only kid-friendly, but look great too!  With consideration for each individual family’s needs, we look for solutions to improve daily functionality both today and in the future as your children grow up. Take a look at our list of family friendly remodeling ideas below. We think you’ll find some of them to be great ideas for any household considering a remodel.

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kitchens | 10.23.18

Here’s What’s Trending in Kitchen Design

Sources for home design inspiration is plentiful these days.  From the variety of home renovation shows to the millions of photos on sites like Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz, you could easily spend hours (or days) getting ideas for an upcoming remodeling project.  There are also gorgeous model homes and glossy magazines, not to mention places you may visit on vacation or even in your everyday life.  We love to see what will trickle down from all of these sources and make its way into the remodeling designs we create for our clients.

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design | 10.9.18

5 Design Elements that Make a Space Feel Larger

Adding space isn’t always an option when you’re remodeling and in many cases it isn’t needed in order to improve the functionality and beauty of your home.  That being said, one of the most common design challenges is how to make a space feel larger when it may not necessarily be large in terms of square footage.  How can you make it happen when you have to work within an existing footprint without smoke and mirrors? You would be surprised at how much magic can happen when you integrate a few of these design elements into your space.

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kitchen remodeling | 09.29.18

Thompson Remodeling's Tips to Prepare for Your Kitchen Remodel

Congratulations! You’ve decided to remodel and a brand new kitchen is on the horizon. Soon, you can celebrate and show off your new space to your friends, family and neighbors. Kitchens play an important role in our everyday lives so preparing ahead of time will make the process much easier on your family.  To help you prepare, we’ve put together the following list of tips to help you get ready.

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Featured | 09.20.18

Welcome to the Southwest: Cavern Clay Announced as 2019 Color of the Year by Sherwin Williams

We always look forward to the fall when paint companies begin to announce their selections for color of the year.  It’s not only fun to see what shades have been chosen, but also interesting to learn the reason behind the choice.

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basement trends | 09.11.18

Six Popular Features in Basement Remodeling

Basements used to be dark, dreary spaces reserved for storing holiday decor, your out-of-season wardrobe, and all sorts of other “stuff” you want to keep but need out of the way.   Today, for many homeowners, it has become a place to entertain and hang out with the family, with beautiful finishes and spaces that feel like a natural extension of the rest of the home.  If you are looking to create more usable space in your home, consider the generous square footage available in your basement and how you could customize it to suit your family’s needs.

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Care & Maintenance | 08.31.18

Thompson's Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Say it ain't so!  Summertime is nearly over, which means we have just a few months to get ready for winter. Saying goodbye to summer is hard, but fall brings cooler weather and that makes working outside a bit more bearable.  Prepping your home for cold weather not only helps you lower your utility bills, but can also prevent an unexpected disaster or costly repair.  We’ve put together a list of fall maintenance tasks that you can get started on this weekend.

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bump out addition | 08.28.18

Bump-out Additions - Small but Mighty

Many homeowners think the answer to getting more space in their homes is to add an addition. Sometimes that is a great solution, but there are times when a bump-out addition can provide just the right amount of space at a lower price point. Read our Q&A’s below to see if a bump-out addition might be right for your home.

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Featured | 08.21.18

Open Floor Plans Drive Kitchen Cabinet Trends for 2019

In today’s homes, the kitchen does more than just serve as a cooking area. It’s often the main family gathering space, entertainment hub, part-time home office, and even a homework spot.  These multifunctional requirements and the prevalence of open floor plans with the kitchen at the center have made design aesthetics for this space even more important. Your kitchen needs to reflect your style preferences and feel connected with the other rooms in your home.

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bathrooms | 08.13.18

10 Ways to Incorporate Your Signature Style into Your Bathroom Remodel

One of the top benefits of remodeling any space in your home is the ability to make it suit your individual style preferences.  When you purchase a resale property, there’s bound to be a room or two (and sometimes the whole house) that has finishes and fixtures that you just don’t like.  Even when you’ve lived in a home for 5-10 years you may find that your personal tastes have shifted over time and you now have the urge to make some updates. 

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bathrooms | 07.31.18

Dress Up Your Bathroom with a Vessel Sink

  Looking for a place to add some pizzazz in your bathroom remodel? A vessel sink can be a great option for creating a beautiful focal point in your powder room or master bath. This type of sink is designed to sit above or partially below the countertop and the options are plentiful when it comes to style. You can find anything from an oversized rectangular trough-style sink to something more ornate in a decorative glass, or perhaps even something hand-painted.

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