Remember the days when all your finishes had to match? Not too long ago, if you had satin nickel door and drawer pulls you had to have satin nickel faucets and lighting fixtures. Today, things are getting more interesting and mixing metal finishes is actually accepted and popular!
As we close another year of working with great clients and completing lots of remodeling projects, we thought it might be fun to create our own list of the top 5 remodeling selections we saw this year. All the magazines do their own "Best of" or "Top Trend" lists, so we thought why shouldn't the Thompson Remodeling team get in on the fun too. So, without further ado, here's our list of the Top 5 Remodeling Selections for 2015!
After turning the clocks back last weekend, 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.
Earlier this month, 40,000 attendees including builders, remodelers, and designers attended the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), a massive show of 500 exhibitors, to see the latest products and innovations in the industry. We really look forward to hearing about the newest kitchen appliances seen at the show, and this year didn't disappoint! Here's a look at five of our favorites:
Houzz Reveals 2023 Kitchen Trends
Every year, Houzz surveys homeowners who have completed renovations on their home in the last 12 months or are planning to in the next few months, to learn about trends and preferences in a variety of project types. For 2023, their kitchen survey revealed the following elements and selections are gaining or maintaining their popularity.
Now is the perfect time to be thinking about how to make your home a happier and healthier place to live. New year’s resolutions are typically goals for improving your quality of life and if there’s one place where you can really make a difference, it’s at home. By focusing your attention and completing small projects and home improvements, you will be amazed at how much joy and comfort it will bring you. And since it’s the start of a new year, you can plan to cross these resolutions off one by one, throughout the year.
Every year we devote a blog to announcing Pantone's color of the year. This year, the color authority made a very unconventional choice by selecting Viva Magenta, a vibrant shade of red. Pantone's choice is always carefully selected to reflect what’s happening in the world. This year, the experts felt the we needed a color with a sense of warmth and strength after the years of facing a pandemic, economical challenges, and supply chain breakdowns.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!