front entrance | 12.11.17

Front Porch Remodel Spotlight: A New Entry with Nostalgic Roots

The owners of this beautiful historic farmhouse had been painstakingly restoring it bit by bit. One of the last items on their list was to create a wrap-around front porch to create a more distinct and obvious entrance to the front of their home. 

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Bathrooms | 12.11.17

5 Benefits of a No-Threshold Shower

Have you seen a no-threshold shower? It’s a shower that has no curb or surrounding edge to it, making it flush with the bathroom floor.  You may have also heard the terms barrier-free, curbless walk-in-shower or zero threshold, but they are all the same thing.  I know what you may be thinking.  Where is all the water going to go? Won’t I have a flood on my hands after every shower? No! The secret to containing the water is in the drainage system. This type of shower will have either a trench drain, which is a long and narrow drain placed where the shower door would be placed, or a center drain with the floor just slightly pitched towards it.

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Kitchens | 12.11.17

Kitchen Remodel Spotlight: Mission Accomplished!

This desperately dark kitchen was suffering from a lack of light, storage and a poor layout. The main source of light was provided by a decades old ceiling fan, the refrigerator blocked the main traffic path to and from the living room, and a sliding door was taking up prime real estate that could be used for storage.

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bath | 04.13.15

A Trend Our Clients Love: White Cabinetry

White cabinetry is white hot right now! Back in February we blogged about the top trends in kitchen and bath designs announced in the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) member survey and white cabinets were tops in both categories.  The Thompson Remodeling design team would definitely agree that this is a trend we are going to continue to see for some time.

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bathroom designs | 09.7.14

Plan Your Bathroom Remodel by Answering These 5 Questions.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of planning a bathroom remodel. All you need is a sink, toilet and bathtub right? While it’s true that you need a sink and toilet for the bathroom to offer the necessary functions, there are other things to consider making the best use of the small space.

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budget | 06.20.14

How to set a realistic budget for your remodeling project

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.

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Love Where You Live | 05.22.14

Mudrooms that tame the mess.

Keep your comings and goings more organized with a mudroom. Every home can use a mudroom - a place to drop your bags, coats, umbrella, book bags, leashes, golf bags, or baseball mitt. Households of all types and sizes can use this room as a staging area to help manage clutter and keep mud and dirt out of the rest of the home.

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basement finishing grand rapids mi | 10.30.12

Basement Remodeling Trends

Trends are changing, basements are now an extension of a home's look and style. A basement remodel has the potential to add function to your home. Since we are spending so much time indoors during the winter months, remodeling your basement may become a necessity.

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addition | 07.13.12

The Biggest and Most Common Remodeling Mistakes

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Ben Thompson | 06.15.12

Quoted In Remodeling Magazine May 2012 Issue

Inciting Interest: Using Social Media to Share Project Ideas. Ben Thompson, president of Thompson Remodeling, was recently quoted in Remodeling Magazines May 2012 issue.

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burglary | 01.20.12

5 Steps to Love Where You Live

 

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home project | 12.13.10

The Jones Family Left the Neighborhood

I am so happy to be experiencing a culture shift in my client base.  The Jones family no longer has the influence over their neighbors as they used to...in fact, I'll argue that they have left the neighborhood.  Envy is at an all time low.  Conspicuous Consumption is underground.

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