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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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 In other cases, the existing decor may be outdated or you simply may be ready for a change.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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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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