The holidays are upon us! This is one of my favorite times of year and with both Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on a weekend it makes getting together with friends and family that much easier. If you are looking for something fun to do with the family, there’s a lot of great options in Grand Rapids. Here are some ideas to consider that will be fun for adults and kids of all ages.
Most Grand Rapids homeowners have a wish list of items they would like to improve in their home - maybe a kitchen remodel, updating the powder room, adding a mudroom, and finishing the basement. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all done at once? Would you be surprised to know that you could actually save money by having your remodeler complete the work at the same time? Yes it’s true; you can actually save money by combining remodeling projects.
We often think about our dream house and what it might look like. Is it a brand new home, an old home with character, or perhaps your existing home with some major remodeling? Do I buy a new home or remodel? That’s exactly the question our clients were considering when they returned back home from living overseas. They initially thought a custom home might be the way to go, but the idea of waiting through all the planning and construction seemed like a waste of valuable time they could be spending together as a family. So instead, the family decided to buy an existing home and remodel it to perfectly suit their own needs.
The owners of this Grand Rapids home came to us in search of a way to improve the functionality of their small kitchen. The existing layout was not only tight, but also included four doorways into other rooms. It was functioning more like a hallway with a few appliances added in for good measure.
It’s that time of year again. Remodeling Magazine has just published its 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report, an annual report that compares how popular remodeling projects are retaining their value at re-sale throughout the country. We know that remodeling your home requires the commitment of time and thoughtful budgeting and the return on your investment is important. Making improvements today allows you to stay in your current home while the value of your whole house improves overtime. Not to mention, the pride you’ll have in your updated spaces!
This winter is expected to be colder than normal and according to the Farmers’ Almanac, snowfall will be above normal in most of the region, with the snowiest periods in mid-December, early and mid-January, and early February. An El Nino track can also bring heavy rain this winter. So how can we prepare for the winter? Grab a mug of hot cocoa and read through our cold weather tips!
These 5 tips will help you set a realistic budget for your remodeling project. So you've decided you want to remodel your home. That's fantastic! Now, one of the first things you should do is develop a realistic budget. A remodeling project is a significant financial investment, one that will pay off in happiness and comfort as well as adding value to your home. To help you, we've put together a list of five tips to help you establish a realistic budget for your remodeling project.
One of the top bathroom remodeling trends for 2014 is the stand-alone tub. Can you remember when everyone wanted to have a big jacuzzi tub? We sure do! Clients in Grand Rapids, MI and all over the country have decided to replace jetted tubs or forego them completely, with a stylish stand-alone tub in their bathroom remodeling project.
Come see us at the Home and Garden Show and The Cottage and Lake Front Living Show! Spring is around the corner and we are excited to be exhibiting at two of the areas largest Spring Home Shows in Grand Rapids. It's our first time at the shows and we'd love to see some familiar faces, show you our brand new booth and chat with you about your upcoming remodeling projects.
Creative Merchandising Systems Inc. is a family owned and operated company and has been since 1991. CMS designs and builds quality display fixtures for supermarkets, convenience stores, specialty wine and retail shops and hospitality environments; As well as custom cabinet design and manufacturing. And last Friday Thompson Remodeling had the opportunity to tour their facility and see where their extensive product line is designed and built.