A crackling fire naturally draws people in and makes a home feel warm and cozy. Original hearths not only warmed the room but also served as a hub for food preparation and family interaction. With modern building practices, along with improved heating and cooking technology, the fireplace has evolved into a prominent architectural element with a social function.
Have you been considering adding an extra bedroom lately? Whether you’re hoping to sell soon or you need to make space for a new family member, a new bedroom could add value to your home and quality of life. You have several options when it comes to deciding where to add an extra bedroom. Depending on your budget and the layout of your home, you could either build an addition or convert an existing space.
A great advantage of living in the Midwest is getting to experience all the seasons—summer, fall, winter, and spring. Native Iowans know that the length of each seaon varies from year to year, and each is completely out of our control. Every seaons brings its unique set of benefits and challenges. The wind, rain, heat, and snow can drop like a vengeance, sometimes out of nowhere. If you live here, you've likely heard the saying, if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes. It’s bound to change!
Spring is in bloom! The grass and trees are turning green again, and nature is coming back to life. Many homeowners want to bring some of this color and excitement into their homes by incorporating earthy tones and textures. Here are some trendy ways to bring nature indoors during your next home remodel.
As you tackle your next home improvement project, be sure to follow good practices to keep your living environment as safe and healthy as possible. Here are several ways to minimize harmful odors and chemical exposure as you remodel your home to help you sustain good indoor air quality.
When first glancing at the title of this article, you may think this is a joke. According to a Houzz survey, however, 12% of couples consider a separation or divorce mid-remodel, which is certainly not something to joke about. Home remodeling can be emotionally stressful and place extra strain on relationships. Here are a couple comments made by anonymous survey takers about their partners:
- “First time in 10 years I did not like my spouse.”
- “A lot of her decorating tastes are very childish, and I am sometimes embarrassed with some of it.”
Thinking about transforming either your basement or another room in your house into the rec room of your dreams? Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction!
Are you interested in remodeling your home but have no idea how to get started? Here are some tips to get your ideas flowing, help you establish a practical budget, figure out a reasonable timeline, and hire a great remodeling company to help bring your dreams to life.
If you're thinking about remodeling your master bedroom, but you're not sure if it's the right time, ask yourself why you want to take on this project. Is it to add value to your home before you sell it? Do you want to create the space you’ve always dreamed of to enjoy for years to come? Do you simply need a change? Regardless of your motivation, consider the following while planning for a master bedroom remodel.
If holiday entertaining has left you with a long wish list of projects to make your home more comfortable, accommodating, functional, or efficient, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all there is to do. Remodeling magazine has come out with its 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, highlighting the home improvement projects likely to give you the biggest return on your investment in the new year.