If you bought a home built in the 90s or earlier, chances are it has a partially open space plan rather than a completely open layout. If your taste runs contemporary, this layout may seem stuffy and cramped to you. [Read more…]
Renewal by Andersen® recently introduced an innovative product called the Easy Connect Joining System to the window replacement market, which won the Best Window and Door Product Award at the National Association of Home Builders’ seventh annual Best of IBS Awards. This feature even managed to best other big-name brands in the competition, winning Best in Show Award, a prize awarded to the product that has the best combination of design, functionality and innovation.
Nowadays, kitchens are more than just cooking and food preparation areas. In many homes, the kitchen is a multi-purpose area used for entertaining and spending time with family. Some homeowners even use their kitchens as an office!
There are many advantages to finishing a basement. According to the recent “Cost vs. Value” Report from Remodeling Magazine, a finished basement can net you a return of over 70% of your initial investment, placing it high on the list of most cost-effective home improvements, right up there with deck construction and kitchen remodeling projects. Moreover, your basement offers plenty of additional space for your family’s activities.
For many, pets are important members of the family. In a survey by the National Association of Realtors, about 61% of U.S. homes own a pet or plan to own one in the near future. Of this number, over half (52%) have commissioned a remodeling contractor for pet-friendly renovations. These projects can range from adding a simple doggie-door to a full perimeter fencing.
Finding a kitchen design that strikes a perfect balance between a traditional and modern aesthetic is a common design conundrum for many homeowners. In earlier times, kitchens were used solely for the purpose of cooking food, but in modern times, the purpose has expanded. Now, instead of just being a room for preparing meals, the kitchen also serves as a lounge area, dining area and mini-bar. That’s where a transitional kitchen design comes in. It is the combination of two styles, traditional and modern, creating a new style all its own. Want to build one? Here are helpful kitchen remodeling tips from JLR Home Renovation to achieve this design:
Whether your basement is a small room housing a fuse box, a water cylinder and some storage boxes, or takes up an entire floor of your home, there are many options when it comes to using the space effectively. Maximizing this space means getting the most out of the room, which could involve transforming it into a usable family room or creating functional storage. These basement remodeling ideas from JLR Home Renovation will help you make the most of this underutilized area of your home:
Remodeling your kitchen is an opportunity to transform both the aesthetic and functionality of your home’s most-used space. You shouldn’t change things just for the sake of it; each addition and modification should make the space more convenient. In today’s post, JLR Exteriors Home Improvement invites you to mull over four considerations when investing in a kitchen remodeling project.