Remember the days when all your finishes had to match? Not too long ago, if you had satin nickel door and drawer pulls you had to have satin nickel faucets and lighting fixtures. Today, things are getting more interesting and mixing metal finishes is actually accepted and popular!
As we close another year of working with great clients and completing lots of remodeling projects, we thought it might be fun to create our own list of the top 5 remodeling selections we saw this year. All the magazines do their own "Best of" or "Top Trend" lists, so we thought why shouldn't the Thompson Remodeling team get in on the fun too. So, without further ado, here's our list of the Top 5 Remodeling Selections for 2015!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How often do go on Facebook? How about Instagram? I bet that many of you are active on one social media network or another on a daily basis. I know I am! It allows me to stay connected with my friends, family and business connections. Not only that, but similar to millions of other social media users, it’s become an important source for me to get my daily news. You probably follow your favorite restaurant, sports teams, local shops, and news stations, but do you follow your local remodeler?
Our clients were empty nesters who had decided to remodel their home instead of moving. We were happy to work with them to complete a whole house remodel, which included renovating the entire exterior, energy upgrades throughout, a new kitchen, updated fireplace, living room, dining room, and main entry. See this remodel story come to life through the series of before and after photos below.
What’s not to love about the summertime? Enjoying family gatherings, backyard barbecues, pool parties, and taking off for vacation are just a few of the highlights. It’s important to keep in mind that the hotter temperatures and outdoor summer activities we love can present safety concerns. We’ve gathered some tips to help ensure that these activities are a bit safer for you and your family.
We are officially in the summer season and that means it’s time for backyard barbecues, friends and family get-togethers, and enjoying the natural settings surrounding our homes. As much as we love this time of year, sometimes the heat and bugs can put a damper on being outside. How fantastic would it be if you could do it without getting overheated, the risk of sunburn, or a bunch of bug bites? It would be fabulous, right? Take a look at these two outdoor spaces that offer the comforts and security of the being indoors.
Have you ever noticed that your kitchen seems to have some sort of gravitational pull for anyone who enters your home? And it’s not only when you have guests, even your own family finds themselves drawn into the kitchen when it’s not time to eat. We’ve all come to accept the spell that it has on us and our guests, which is why homeowners choose to remodel this space more than any other in their homes. Homeowners tend to be ultra critical of the kitchen when it’s not working or looking the best that it could. Are you seeing signs in your own kitchen that it’s time to remodel?