When I first meet with homeowners I listen to their ideas and aspirations regarding how they want to use their living space. We develop the best plan to meet their needs within their budget for the project.
McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog
Trends are important when you are planning a home remodeling project. Updating your home can add value that will last from five to ten years or longer. It’s important to know what trends appeal to you and your family and will hold up for the next buyer. Making a personal statement with unique finishes on cabinets and unusual counters may not provide the best payback at the time of resale.
Lighting is important to every project we build. Our clients, both residential and commercial, often ask us about new energy saving lighting products, especially since in the near future consumers will no longer be able to purchase incandescent lights.
Today's guest blogger is Jayson Breckheimer, a Project Consultant specializing in Design/Build applications. Jayson has worked with the McClurg Team for a year. He previously owned and operated a home building and remodeling company for 9 years. Jayson attended SUNY Canton and has certificates in Construction Technology, Heating & Plumbing, and Electrical Construction and Maintenance, as well as an Associate Degree in Applied Science.Read More
Many of our customers look to books, magazines and even HGTV, for ideas about remodeling their kitchens. Often they’ll talk to us about things they’ve seen or ask us for our thoughts about kitchen design. Here is our top 10 list of kitchen design trends that you may want to consider if you’re planning to remodel your kitchen in 2011.
We’re often asked how much should be budgeted for remodeling a kitchen? The answer, in our view, depends on what you plan to do with your home and over what time period. Some remodeling “experts” suggest your budget should not exceed a certain percent (e.g., 15 percent) of the current value of your home. While that may be a helpful guideline for someone planning to sell their home in the near future, it doesn’t apply to all situations.
Over the years, we’ve worked with homeowners on many bathroom remodeling projects helping create attractive, functional living spaces by listening to their ideas and defining a work plan.
Today’s hectic lifestyles create a demand for a place at home where you can relax at the end of the day and revive in the morning. More homeowners are now investing in luxury bathrooms as a private haven where they can “de-stress.” To see how some of your neighbors have converted their bathroom spaces, visit our “Bathrooms Gallery”.
If you’ve had a child with a broken leg, parents who are experiencing problems with walking or if you have had an injury or surgery which has impeded your mobility, you know that entering and exiting buildings can be a problem. There is nothing more frustrating than being unable to enter or exit your home easily.
Recently I met with a client who wanted to remodel a kitchen. Her house was built in 1958 and the kitchen layout and cabinets were original to the home. She told me it wasn't a practical design. She had to get down on her hands and knees to access the lower cupboards, the work triangle didn't provide for modern appliances, food prep space was scarce, the sink had an old fixture that lacked a spray to clean dishes, and the faucet was too low to fill large pots. When she was preparing meals, she often banged her head on an exhaust hood placed over a cook top on a peninsula.