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?
You’ve been thinking about a bathroom remodel for a while now. Every time you are in it you can’t help but notice all the things that you don’t like. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Bathrooms and kitchens are the rooms in our homes where we notice imperfections more readily than others. When these rooms aren’t allowing us to perform our regular daily functions as well as they could it becomes a major source of dissatisfaction.
Recently, we’ve noticed that homeowners are looking to make their master bedroom a bit more functional, taking them beyond just a space for sleeping. Maybe you’d like a place to read or watch some tv, or perhaps you’d like a private entrance to an outdoor patio. Some of these design details can even transform a bedroom into more of a master suite living room. That sounds like a great place to start or end your day!
With a beautiful home on the lake, you can expect to see a lot of your family and friends in the summer and fall seasons. Our clients were looking forward to hosting parties and get-togethers in their lower level with direct access to the lake, but they wanted to make some updates to the space. The existing layout was functional and included a main living space, kitchenette, and full bathroom. It had almost everything they needed to keep the entertaining contained to the lower level without having to go upstairs.
Imagine the length of seventeen inches. Now, consider if you added that width of space to you bathroom. What kind of impact could it have? A lot! Read on to see how Thompson Remodeling took an older, cramped bathroom and transformed it into a functional and elegant main bath.
After a decade or so, our bathrooms can start showing their age. Just like an out-of-date wardrobe, the tell tale signs of an old remodeling trend can begin to feel dated. In this master bath it was the glass block shower wall, which was a very dominant feature in the space. Our clients came to us with a vision to give their bath a makeover by updating the finishes and reconfiguring the shower the entrance.
Subway tile is a design element that looks and feels both retro and modern at the same time. That’s what makes it so versatile as a backdrop in either a traditional or contemporary space. And even though it’s been around for over 100 years, its popularity has surged over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down just yet. The most common way to install it is in a horizontal brick pattern, but if you’d like to add a little pizzazz, here are a few ideas from recent remodels we’ve completed with no-so-basic subway tile designs.
If a kitchen remodel is in your future, you will likely be selecting new appliances and that may include a range hood. Unlike the rest of your appliances, this one may be a little more complicated to choose. It performs the important function of ventilating smoke, steam and odors out of your kitchen, but it also can play a big role in the overall look of the space.
Every year, Houzz surveys homeowners who are completing renovations on their home to learn about trends and preferences in a variety of project types. This year, their kitchen survey revealed shifts in design styles and confirmed selections that continue to gain and maintain their popularity.
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.
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.