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Pay Back – Recouping Bathroom Remodel Dollars

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A bathroom remodel will return much but not all of your investment upon resale

Homes are the biggest investment many of us make. So, when it comes to a bathroom remodel, it only stands to reason homeowners think in terms of what return will they get back on dollars invested in their home.

It’s a simple question with any bathroom remodel. However, the right answer can differ greatly depending on your perspective. The value of any bathroom remodel has both objective and subjective measures Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling – Livability Tweaking

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Bathroom remodeling is a logical step as you family’s needs grow

Bathroom remodeling is often where a facelift for a home begins.

If you have lived in your home for many years you probably have, or are going through, different usage patterns for every room in your home. It’s a natural progression nearly every family experiences.

In some cases, a different or new home is an answer for new needs – especially when a new location is right for you and your family.

However, when our customers do a bathroom remodeling project, we have found in the course of conversation there are often many considerations motivating an updated bathroom design, such as – Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling – Converting Bathtubs To Showers

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Conversions to showers can result in a distinctive, unique room

Bathroom remodeling projects can take many forms and have varying degrees of impact on how you use your home. One trend in recent years homeowners have gravitated toward has been converting bathtub areas into spacious walk-in showers.

Traditionally, homeowners often shied away from conversions like these because older homes had one bath or a bath and a half and people wanted to maintain salability of their homes. Conventional wisdom dictated that if you wanted to sell your home at some point in the future, removing the only tub in the house would be a negative step. But, it seems all bets are off.

Bathroom remodeling often reflects what the popular thought is and the trend is for more conversions. Removing an old and little used tub and replacing it with a spacious, enjoyable walk-in shower with needed features and preferred luxuries is definitely a growing trend. Continue reading

Bathroom Remodeling With Universal – Accessible Design

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Hand grabs should be considered in any bathroom remodeling project for safety and function

Bathroom remodeling to make your bathroom more accessible as you age makes sense in Madison WI and everywhere else.

If you like where you live and you love your home, it makes sense. If you have lived there 20, 30, 40 or more years, it makes sense. Your home holds countless family memories, it really makes sense. If, you can’t imagine moving, a logical universal bathroom remodeling strategy is to make your bathroom accommodate any limitations that may creep up on you as you age.

With a little forethought, you don’t have to leave your home behind as you age. We are all aware physical abilities decline with age. In fact, recent AARP surveys indicate 89% of those surveyed say they want to stay in their current home and community. That is really no surprise. Continue reading

Kitchen Remodeling – Distinctive Islands

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Well designed islands can add flexibility to any kitchen

Kitchen remodeling has an infinite number of options to consider. From Flooring to cabinetry, changing your “footprint” to updating your present layout, kitchen remodeling always has an impact on how you live.

Your kitchen is ground zero for family activity and often the center of attention when entertaining – whether you like it not. As such, a good starting point for many kitchen remodeling projects in Madison Wisconsin and elsewhere is an island. Continue reading

Home Remodeling – Improve Your Lifestyle

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After considering all the facts, a home remodeling project makes for a better lifestyle, updates your home and increases the home’s value

When home remodeling, the primary goal is to create changes benefiting and reflecting your daily activities.

If planned correctly, home remodeling also provides the opportunity for homeowners to to upgrade mechanical systems offering major operational cost savings and in the long term, increases your home’s value.

Adding a new addition, updating a kitchen or creating a renovated master bathroom often makes these spaces more livable. In fact, it is the primary reason most people undertake a home remodel; to add a new dimension to their home reflecting a changing lifestyle. The daily benefits of a remodeling project can take many forms. Continue reading

Remodeling Prep – Managing a Remodel or Addition

Remodeling a part of your home or adding and addition is only one of the first steps in the process. Once you’ve retained a reputable contractor (one who is insured and bonded and you trust), what you (and your contractor) do next about your working relationship will make the difference between a pleasant experience and an unhappy one.

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Kitchen Remodeling – Bathroom Remodeling Budget Basics

Kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling have many “moving parts” from beginning to end. Whether you are in Madison or anywhere else in Wisconsin, these types of remodeling projects can affect the footprint of your room, the fixtures you have, how your mechanical systems are configured and ultimately, how much you enjoy your remodeled room.

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Bathroom Remodeling Checklist

Bathroom remodeling is always a very personal project. It’s where you start and end most every day. When a homeowner is planning to remodel their bathroom, usually much thought goes into how it is used and personal preferences making the bathroom theirs, and no one else’s. Continue reading

Kitchen Remodeling Checklist

With Kitchen remodeling, whether done in Madison Wisconsin or anywhere else, one of the major keys in creating a successful project is assessing what you presently have and detailing what you want to change or add. Continue reading

Remodeling Projects – 3 Steps To Recreate Your Home

Remodeling your home by making bathroom, kitchen, basement or other renovations is often the best way to have your dream home.

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List what you want in your home before you start the remodeling project will make your project successful and will save you money.

Very often, homeowners like where they live. They like their neighbors, like their location, they like the area in which they live in and often the like their home…in general.

Remodeling Your Home As You Remodel Your Family

Time changes everything. Families grow in size in Madison Wisconsin just as everywhere else. Members of the families grow older and the needs of a family changes.

Toddlers have different needs than those in grade school. Middle school age children’s needs are different from high school students. And, when the kids move out of the house, those left behind have their own ideas of what would be nice to have in their home.

All along the way, renovation of kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks, garages and even additions can shape your home and how it works for your family. And, if you do sell your home, much of your investment will be recovered in the sale price, so you can enjoy the changes now without wasting valuable dollars. Almost like living in your piggy bank. Continue reading

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