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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Featured | 05.23.22

Summertime Home Safety Tips

What’s not to love about the summertime? Enjoying family gatherings, backyard barbecues, days relaxing by the pool, and taking off for vacation are just a few of the highlights. It’s important to keep in mind that the hotter temperatures and outdoor summer activities we love can present safety concerns.  We’ve gathered some tips to help ensure that these activities are a bit safer for you and your family.

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Featured | 04.28.22

Which Remodeling Projects Bring the Most Joy?

In the fall of 2021, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) conducted a joint study to uncover a homeowner's "Joy Score" after the completion of their remodeling project.  Joy Scores were based solely on the homeowner's level of happiness with their project on a scale of 1 to 10 .

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Bathrooms | 04.19.22

Five Common Bathroom Design Mistakes

Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? Make sure your design doesn’t include any of these common bathroom design mistakes. Over the years we worked on many bathroom designs for all types of baths – master, guest and powder rooms. Although it might seem simple, there’s a lot to think about when creating a well-functioning bath. You have to consider the placement of all the necessary plumbing and fixtures, the lighting, storage, flooring, and window and door configuration. And then of course there are details like tile layouts for backsplashes and showers.

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Love Where You Live | 04.1.22

10 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

Don't make these common kitchen design mistakes when remodeling your home. Kitchens are the most used room in the house and the most popular to renovate.  A kitchen remodel is a great investment, and it pays off by improving function and boosting your home's value.  It's easy to get wrapped up dreaming about colors, selections, and other design esthetics, but it's extremely important not to put finishes before a function. When your design is well planned and thought out you can avoid making common kitchen design mistakes.

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Featured | 03.21.22

The Benefits Of Under Cabinet & Interior Cabinet Lighting

Lighting is always a critical element of any remodeling project.  There are certain aspects of a lighting plan that are must-haves such as overhead lighting, which is responsible for providing the ambient light or the main source of artificial light in a space. You should also have sources of   accent or task lighting, which is where you can be a bit more creative with your options and solutions. In our blog today, we want to discuss the benefits of utilizing under and interior cabinet lighting in your remodeling project as accent or task lighting.

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Thompson Tips | 03.11.22

Thompson Remodeling's Spring Home Maintenance Tips

With daylight savings time starting this Saturday, we've got Spring on our minds!  Even though we are still experiencing colder temperatures, it's a good idea to start thinking about getting your home ready for the Spring season. During the winter our homes take a beating.  The freezing temperatures, ice and snow can cause damage so it’s important to perform seasonal maintenance to keep your home in tip-top shape.  To help you prepare, we’ve put together this list of spring home maintenance tips.

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Featured | 02.28.22

Project Spotlight: Fully Customized Accessible Bath

Thompson Remodeling was pleased to create an accessible bath for the owner of this 1920's Grand Rapids home. Our design was completely customized to our client's precise needs.   Here's a look at what we did, including a look at the before and after photos.

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Featured | 02.23.22

The Latest Kitchen & Bath Innovations for 2022

Two of biggest builder industry shows were just held in Orlando earlier this month, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builder Show (IBS).  Approximately 70,000 people attend these shows annually to see the latest trends and innovations from 1,200 exhibitors in appliances, flooring, countertops, fixtures, and finishes.  We love to read about the most exciting products that make their debut at the shows and thought you might be interested too!

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Featured | 01.31.22

Thompson Remodeling Awarded Best of Houzz 2022

2022 people’s choice award highlights top home professionals among the Houzz community, based on quality service and most popular designs. We are excited to announce that Thompson Remodeling has won a “Best of Houzz” award for Design on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Our firm was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.7 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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Featured | 01.26.22

Remodel Spotlight: Reconfigure for Better Living

This remodel spotlight is a great example of working creatively within existing space. We were excited to work with this client for a third time! For this project, they asked Thompson Remodeling to revamp the main level of their home to better support their lifestyle.     Here's a look at what we did, including a look at the before and after photos and floor plans. 

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