Universal Design principles are not only for an aging generation. Improve accessibility and safety especially for kitchens or bathrooms with this guide to incorporate universal design into your next remodeling project. Special considerations should often be made for those falling in the Baby Boomer age group, who especially should take into account the accessibility of their…

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Out with the old, in with something better for the New Year.  The challenges of COVID 19 has left its mark on the way we use our kitchen in our homes. The following are some kitchen design trends for 2021 based on the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA) Annual Design Trends Study.  This is…

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If you have an unfinished basement, think of it as a blank canvas.  A basement remodel is your opportunity to plan out your ideal additional living space.  There are certain things you may need to fix before you can have your dream basement. Are there any leaks, mold or mildew? Are there cracks in the…

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Successfully stay in your home longer Whether you are planning to stay in your home for a long time or moving into a family members home you can make some very important home improvements for safety and comfort. Adding universal design elements when remodeling increase accessibility and can help the elderly and people with different…

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If you are planning a kitchen remodel and one of your most important requirements is for more storage, you are not alone. Since the kitchen is the most often used room in the home, more storage is at the top must-have list for homeowners. One of the foundations to a functional kitchen remodel is kitchen…

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Ideas for Remodeling Apartments Kitchen: Open shelving in kitchens or glass cabinet fronts create an illusion of a larger space. Toe kick heaters to eliminate baseboard heat. Peninsula or movable island if there is no room for a permanent island Bathrooms: Shower/tub combo?  Remove the tub, make it aging-in-place design Install and extra-large modern medicine…

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If you find yourself with extra time you may want to plan your next remodeling project. Here are some suggestions that will help you have fun while planning. Determine Your Motivation Think about the results you want from your renovation. Have you always dreamed of a larger, open kitchen with more storage or are you ready…

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After the flood, you may have vacuumed up all the water, but what about all the lingering effects? The building material in your home acts like a sponge, picks up the water and retains it. Commercial dehumidification is mandatory. There is a 5 step process to drying up your home after this flood 1.  The…

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Many adults would like to remain in their homes as they grow older. Often there are physical barriers that make it difficult to address their daily needs without assistance. Modifications to the home can increase safety, accessibility, and independence for older and physically challenged adults. Here are some of the modifications that can be considered:…

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Are you tired of picking up toys from the living room floor? Need a place for the game consoles and teenagers? Would you like a finished laundry room? Looking for clean storage space? The Space You Are Looking For Could Be Right Under Your Feet! All of these can be accomplished by finishing your basement.…

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Making simple changes in your home can have the biggest impact without having the hassle of major reconstruction. You can change the entire look of your living space within a week without breaking the budget. How can you do it? •Create a new look and feel of a space with a simple budget friendly paint…

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Energy savings are not just for winter! Did your cooling bill jump dramatically? Air may be escaping through small openings in your windows and doors. Typical homes lose about 11 percent of their air through doors and 10 percent through windows. Unfortunately, a door’s weather seals, if it has any at all, can rip, compress,…

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The first thing to do when planning a home remodel is to determine where to start. Having a clear vision and a plan is a good place to start. First, know your limits. That’s not to say that you can’t handle some of your own home improvement work, but when it comes to kitchens, baths and…

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Vacation in your own backyard! Thanks to record-high fuel prices, many families are choosing to vacation at home this summer rather than spending hard-earned cash filling up the gas tank. Many people are choosing instead to increase their backyard enjoyment by adding a deck or making enhancements to their current deck. Consider adding a wood…

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