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Got Stuff? Try floor to ceiling cabinets!

One major component of every remodeling project is figuring out how to incorporate storage options, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. Every household accumulates “stuff” and the bigger your family is the more you will have. Thompson Remodeling has experience working with Grand Rapids families of two people to up to eight and more! We will work with you to find creative ways to accommodate all that important stuff you need to keep in each room to make it function at its best. One solution we have found to work really well is floor to ceiling cabinets. They can be integrated to match other cabinetry within a room and offer unlimited options for drawers, pullouts, cubbies and other internal organizing systems. Read more

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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. Read more

How to Bring Two Different Styles Together in Your Remodel.

Every person has their own decorating style and when you begin the selections process during your remodel those preferences will take center stage. After all, this is when you get to put your personal stamp on your renovation by picking tile, countertops, cabinets, flooring, paint colors, fixtures, and lighting. How exciting! You can see it all coming to life! But what if you and your other half don’t agree on style? You like ultra modern and they prefer a classic, traditional aesthetic. How in the world are you going to get through the process and both end up happy with the result? It can be done with a little patience, willingness to compromise and guidance from a seasoned designer. Read more

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Is your kitchen back-to-school ready?

With the first day of school just around the corner, we thought a blog about getting your kitchen back-to-school ready was timely. So much goes into preparing for the new school year from buying school supplies, new clothing or uniforms, and shoes to saying “goodbye” to another great summer.   One thing that can make this transition so much easier for both you and the kids is to have your kitchen set up and ready to handle the daily comings and goings during the week. We’ve put together a list of simple tips that will have your kitchen back-to-school ready in no time. Read more

Tips for Creating Accessible Curb Appeal

The term “curb appeal” refers to the impression the exterior of you home presents to visitors or potential buyers. Some of the key features that are important in creating this initial impression include siding, roofing, driveways and walkways, front entries or porches, and landscaping. Today, we would like to focus on how you can improve specific aspects of your home’s exterior to make it more accessible for folks of all ages and ability.   Keep in mind that this includes parents with young children just as much as an individual who requires assistance walking. Read more