Featured | 11.23.22

Our Favorite Holiday Ready Homes

Starting in November, our homes become center stage for big celebrations. We take on major cooking and baking in our kitchens, host large dinners in our dining rooms, and gather everyone in the family or living room to unwrap gifts and hang out. Sometimes it can feel like your home is bursting at the seams during the holidays and that’s precisely why many homeowners decide it’s time to remodel at the start of the new year.

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Thompson Tips | 11.16.22

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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Featured | 11.4.22

Design Trends for Today’s Dining Room

With Thanksgiving on its way, many homeowners are preparing to host guests for the big meal.  And the two most important rooms in the house for this particular holiday are the kitchen and the dining room. Over the past few years, dining rooms have seen a lot more activity than they did before the pandemic. The room we only used for holidays or special occasions has now become a multi-purpose room or for some, a place where everyday meals are shared by the family.  Let’s take a look at how design trends have shifted for dining rooms post pandemic.

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Featured | 10.27.22

Home Offices of Today

In the last few years, the remodeling industry has experienced shifts in how homeowners are prioritizing which rooms to remodel in their homes.  Out of necessity, home offices have become very important spaces to either renovate or create.  In many cases, one or two individuals are now working from home and people are finding that they don’t have the right space or environment to support the functionality needed for a 40-hour work week.

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Featured | 09.22.22

Introducing Redend Point, Sherwin Williams' 2023 Color of the Year

This is the time of year when the color authorities begin to make their announcements for color of the year and one of the first is Sherwin Williams who has crowned Redend Point, a blush/beige with pink undertones, as their pick for 2023.  This warm neutral is inspired by the natural clays found in the deserts and is a welcome change from the cool grays and whites that have been so popular in recent years.  

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Care & Maintenance | 09.9.22

Thompson's Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

With Labor Day now behind us, it's time to start thinking about the change of the seasons. Who else is ready to bid the summer goodbye and welcome in the cooler temperatures? The first few weekends of the fall season when the weather is still a bit warm is the perfect time to tackle your fall home maintenance list. Prepping your home for cooler 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.

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Thompson Tips | 08.29.22

Tips for Decorating After Your Remodel

Your remodeling project is complete and now it's time to get decorating! You may have a room or two that didn't exist before, so adding new furniture and accessories is a must. In other cases, the existing decor may be outdated or you simply may be ready for a change. This is an exciting opportunity to finish putting the personal touches on your new spaces!

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Featured | 08.16.22

5 Ideas for Creating Focal Points in Your Kitchen

Who doesn’t dream of updating their kitchen one day? Getting rid of old cabinets, replacing the flooring, swapping dated appliances for shiny new ones, adding some unique pendant lights above the island. There are so many aspects to designing a beautiful and functional kitchen remodel, but today we are going to focus on creating focal points within your design.

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Thompson Tips | 08.1.22

Tips for Keeping Your House Cooler

As we head into our last official month of summer and face some of the hottest temperatures, we thought the timing was perfect to talk about some things you can do to make your house cooler.

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Thompson Tips | 07.21.22

Thompson Remodeling’s Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

It’s summertime! We've put together a list of exterior and interior tasks to complete to keep your house in top shape. Pick a rainy weekend to tackle the interior jobs and a sunny day with milder temperatures for exterior items.   

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Featured | 06.27.22

Six Popular Home Design Trends for 2022

The increased time spent at home over the past few years has encouraged homeowners to take a keen interest in making updates to their homes. One of the top online resources to find ideas and inspiration is Houzz.com, where users can search over 20 million photos.  Houzz took a look at the top searches during the first quarter of 2022 and revealed the following six design trends are on the rise.

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Featured | 05.31.22

Exterior Renovations & Minor Kitchen Remodels Bring Highest Cost Vs. Value in 2022

Every year Remodeling Magazine releases its Cost Vs. Value Report, which provides data on how 22 popular remodeling projects are retaining their value throughout the country. We like to report the findings here on our blog for the local Grand Rapids market and compare it to the national results. For 2022, we found that the top 5 projects were in identical order to 2021s results for our local market and they closely follow the national averages. To arrive at the average job costs, the studies are broken down by geographic area and look at the average cost to complete each project type by a professional remodeler. Here are the findings from this year's Cost Vs. Value Report.

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