Blogs from July 2013
Top Summer Remodeling Projects that Increase Your Home’s Value
There are many remodeling project options that can increase a home’s resale value and add plenty of enjoyment as well. Budget-minded buyers want a home that is sustainable, energy efficient, and will last a lifetime. It is important to know what improvements will best increase home value without breaking your budget. If you’re planning to remodel, you should concentrate on projects that are energy efficient and add character and comfort to your home.
1. Kitchen Remodeling
There is no doubt that the kitchen is often viewed as the most important room in the house. It is where many families spend the majority of their time which makes it one of the most essential selling points for prospective buyers. According to HGTV, homeowners can expect up to 120% return on investment on a kitchen remodel. Gourmet kitchens updated with chef quality appliances will increase your value even more. You may not need a complete kitchen...READ MORE >
There are many different types of tile for a shower. It is important to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each specific type of shower tile especially if the tile will be used on the shower floor. Aesthetics, safety and durability are all considerations and choosing the proper tile is largely a matter of personal preference.
When choosing bathroom tile for a shower you need to consider materials and colors. A bold colorful bathroom may be appropriate for a child’s bathroom but sophisticated colors may be best for an adult or guest bathroom. Patterning the shower tile to fit the mood of the room is important to create the right atmosphere.
Ceramic and glass tiles are very popular materials for use in showers. Tiles made of linoleum, concrete, or stone can also be used. Specialty tiles might be made of resin or metal. Whichever you choose, it is important that the tiles will stand up to frequent wetness and cleaning. Harsh washing and certain chemicals can degrade some specialty...READ MORE >