Trends | 02.12.16

Mix It Up – Metal Finishes No Longer Have to Match!

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!

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Trends | 12.13.15

Top 5 Remodeling Selections of 2015 by Thompson Remodeling

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!

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thompson remodeling grand rapids mi | 12.12.18

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color trends | 12.9.18

Pantone Selects Bright & Cheerful Living Coral for 2019's Color of the Year

This year marks the 20thyear that global color authority, Pantone, has been selecting a color of the year.  Artists, designers, home decor enthusiasts, and fashion aficionados around the world anxiously await the annual announcement. For 2019, the experts have selected Living Coral, which I would describe as a pinky-orange, but the pros say it is a coral shade with a golden undertone.  If you’ve ever been snorkeling or diving you may have seen this living creature in its true bold hue.  

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Safety Tips | 11.30.18

Home Safety Tips for the Holidays

Can you believe it’s time to dig out the holiday decor from your basement or attic? Seems like it was Halloween just yesterday! Decking your home out for the season is great fun, but as you trim your tree and string up the lights, there are a few important safety tips to consider.  Please take a few minutes to review our list to ensure your home is a safe zone for your friends and family to gather.

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thompson remodeling grand rapids mi | 11.26.18

Is Your Home Telling You It's Time to Remodel?

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here! I’m sure many of you are busy planning family gatherings, shopping ‘til you drop, or getting ready to bake up all kinds of delicious confections.  I love this time of year!  But, have you ever noticed that this is also when those less than perfect areas of your home will really cause you frustration? As you host family and friends for the holidays, you may find yourself critiquing what could be working better for you in your home. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.  Many homeowners will make the decision it’s finally time to remodel just after the New Year. 

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bathroom remodeling | 11.18.18

10 Design Tips to Maximize Your Bathroom Space

One of the most common complaints homeowners have about their bathroom is that it is too small. And when it’s too small, it’s usually short on storage too. So, how can you create better functionality in space that already feels cramped? Great question! Here are 10 design tips you can use in your bathroom to maximize space.

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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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