Everyone wants the most bang for their buck, especially when it comes to home improvement, right? Ideally, you want to make improvements or upgrades that benefit you and your family’s needs and lifestyle, while also making smart investment decisions. It can be challenging and time consuming to research the myriad options. Luckily, there is a handy resource available to help. The Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com) is a valuable tool for homeowners.
Interior design is the first step toward any successful remodeling project. Connecting with a designer who is passionate about your project and who has the necessary skills to help make your ideas a reality is critical. If you are planning anything from a single room remodel to an entire home renovation project, we have you covered. But don’t take our word for it! One of the most sought after designers in our network of home service professionals, Genay Bell Interior Design, was recently named Best Kitchen and Bath Designer in 425 Magazine’s Best of 2016. Way to go Genay!
This mother-in-law kitchenette and bathroom remodel includes all new cabinets, countertops, floors, appliances, fixtures, and lighting. This guest area has been tastefully updated and ready for company! Click on the link for more pictures.
Top 5 Best Value Home Improvement Projects
If you own a home, it is likely you have an ongoing wish list of future home repairs or upgrades. Deciding which improvements are most important to you and your family, as well as which improvements will produce the best return on your investment, is worth giving careful consideration.
The following article breaks down the Top 5 Best Value Home Improvement Projects in the Seattle area, according to the Remodeling 2015 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com). The full report examines 36 popular projects ranging from lower cost improvements to upscale remodels and home additions. It compares average costs to make the investment by region across the U.S. and the value those projects are expected to yield at resale. More detailed descriptions of each project can also be found in the full report.
Remodeling an outdated kitchen can be one of the most rewarding updates. We are excited to share pictures of our most recently completed kitchen remodeling project. This beautifully remodeled kitchen belongs to long-time customers, Jeff and Kristina. They did a wonderful job designing an open floor plan. You can see from the pictures how removing a few walls and adding a few feet to the kitchen completely transformed the room. What was once an area that was mostly closed off from the dining and living room became an open floor plan, inviting family and friends to mingle and share the open space.
Kitchen and bath remodels can be tricky projects. Careful planning goes into place to ensure the job is completed as quickly as possible and with the least amount of disruption and mess. Our most recently completed remodeling project in Arlington included a kitchen remodel, two bathroom remodels, and new flooring throughout most of the house. The Feris family was wonderful to work with and they did a fabulous job with design input and material choices. Each room turned out absolutely lovely. Milt, his crew and Contractor Hotline sincerely thank the Feris family for the opportunity to be involved and hope you enjoy your newly remodeled home for many years to come.
If you are planning a home improvement project we have good news to share with you. According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), for the second consecutive year the value of home remodeling projects is rebounding, with a 5.5% jump (national average) from last year and the largest increase since 2005. A consistent trend in real estate’s rising resale value is driving the overall improvement.
Remodeling a kitchen takes careful planning and patience. Most kitchens are the gathering place for family and guests and used daily to socialize, prepare, and enjoy your favorite meals. Take time initially to carefully consider your lifestyle and how your ‘dream kitchen’ fits into it. Start gathering ideas from magazines, the Internet, home shows, friend’s homes, Street of Dreams tours, and home remodeling and decorating television shows.
Are you planning a kitchen or bath remodel soon? This weekend, May 18 & 19 you can take the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s self-guided tour of homes featuring some of the latest designs in kitchen and bath remodels. It’s a fun way to see first-hand how you can transform a room to reflect your own personal style and increase its functionality.
Kitchens designed to function efficiently and meet your needs