If you've read the Litchfield Builders blog before, you've probably heard about our kitchen bump-outs. A bump-out is an easy way to add extra space to your kitchen. You can do a lot with this extra space too! Unlike other additions that would require your contractor to alter the foundation of your home, a kitchen bump-out can be built on your existing foundation.
Remodeling a kitchen takes a lot of hard work, decision making, and planning. Not only do you have to figure out a layout with your available space, but you also have to decide on every element that makes up your new kitchen. From new cabinets, a kitchen island, and appliances, there’s no lack of important choices that can make or break your remodel plans.
See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.
Many people use the terms "renovation" and "remodel" interchangeably as if they were the same type of project. However, there are subtle differences between these two terms.
Bathrooms are naturally small spaces with little room for storage. In many bathrooms, the drawers and cabinets under the sink are the only place where clutter like shampoo bottles, soap, toothpaste and more can fit. Homeowners looking for more storage often turn to cabinets that go up, filling the space near the mirrors.
The vanity is like the centerpiece of the bathroom, playing a central role in important tasks like tooth brushing and hand washing. In most bathrooms, the vanity is also the biggest and most ornate piece of furniture. Positioned just beneath the mirror, the vanity is what most people see first when they enter the room.
You know that room in your house that you put things into just to get them out of the way? You’re not using that space to its maximum potential, and it makes you feel a little guilty. Every time you look in that room, you think to yourself: someday I’m going to do something with this room.
Converted garages can make very comfortable, pleasant living spaces, and if the work is done properly, a garage conversion can also increase your property's value. Whether you're seeking an affordable apartment for a senior relative or a place for your older child to learn independent living, a garage conversion is an excellent home remodel.
Who knew that there was so much that you need to know about the foundation of your home? Isn’t it just a slab of concrete and a few different screws under your home or business?
Renovations can be disruptive to everyday routines, whether they're being done to a commercial building or a home. Maintaining a clean workspace while work is underway can reduce the renovation's impact so life can continue more normally.
When you are getting your home ready to sell, there is a fine balance between making improvements to show it in its best light for potential buyers, and watching your budget to be sure you will get an optimal return on your investment.