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 | 05.10.19

A Guide to Planning Your Outdoor Space Remodel

There’s just something about the sights and sounds of the outdoors that is very relaxing. Connecting with nature is good for the soul whether you are enjoying it through a picture window, sitting outside in the fresh air, or going on a hike with the family. That’s why many homeowners have decided to invest in creating outdoor spaces that provide the perfect spot to unwind and entertain. We encourage our clients to imagine outdoor spaces as natural extensions of their home and love to offer them options on how to remodel based on their individual family’s needs and functional preferences.  For some it may be a deck, while another family may be better suited with a screened or enclosed porch, or sunroom.  

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Outdoor Living | 05.31.17

Need Shade Outdoors? Try a Pergola.

Ah, summertime, nice to see you again! I am so excited to be able to spend time outdoors with my family and it’s especially nice to do it in my own backyard. The upcoming holidays and weekends are the perfect times for cookouts on the deck, stargazing on the patio, or playing yard games with friends and neighbors. And recent studies say there’s been a major uptick in homeowners adding outdoor living areas to their homes this year. One of their top design requests is to add a shade element to provide a bit of relief from the sun on extra hot days. For many homeowners, a pergola is great option to consider, which will add not only partial shade but also lots of character.

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Outdoor Living | 03.30.17

New Composite Decking Materials Look More Like Real Wood

Composite decking materials have been around since the 1990s, but let’s face it; many of them don’t look like real wood. The biggest benefit of using a composite material has always been the easy care and low maintenance, but improvement in finish, tone and texture have made it much more aesthetically appealing. Homeowners who have shied away from composite decking because of its appearance should give it a second look.

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Outdoor Living | 03.28.15

Creating an Outdoor Living Space You’ll Love

With warmer weather on the horizon, we can’t help but get excited about spending time outdoors. One of the best places to do that is in your own back yard! Expanding your livable space outdoors is an investment that rewards you with beautiful areas to relax with your family and entertain guests.  There are all sorts of possibilities: decks, patios, screened porches, gazebos, and sunrooms. If you have been considering an outdoor living space remodel, we’ve got some great ideas to share with you.

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On the Radio | 05.22.09

4 Summer Projects

Here are my notes from this morning's interview on Newsradio WOOD 1300's 'West Michigan Morning News."

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