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Itchin’ for a New Kitchen?: Here are the Top Benefits of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Your home should be a representation of yourself. It’s a collection of your tastes, desires, and sense of identity– not to mention the place where you spend the majority of your time.

As such, it’s no wonder that perfecting the home is so important to many American families. Upgrading, improving, and upkeeping a house is a busy but fulfilling past time. With each upgrade, one gets one step closer to living in their perfect dream home.

The kitchen and bathroom are two areas that many homeowners tackle first. This is likely because there are so many benefits to a good kitchen and bath remodel. Want to hear more about them? Read on, and we’ll walk you through the top benefits of kitchen and bathroom improvement.

Create More Space

When shopping for a home, all home buyers make certain compromises. Space is usually a big one. If the neighborhood, living area, and overall vibe are perfect, how can you complain too much about a small bathroom?

But remodeling can be the perfect time to fix these problems. A remodeled kitchen or bathroom can remove and relocate cabinets, counters, and walls to help best create a vibrant and comfortable space.

This can improve storage space for food in your kitchen and various supplies in your bathroom. The days of overstuffing certain areas can be put long behind you. With more space and less clutter, your kitchen and bathroom can reflect the house you envisioned in your head all along.

When you work with a professional remodeling company, it’s amazing the kind of space and opportunity you can create. Without changing the square footage of a room, trained designers can find numerous ways to better utilize the available space in your home.

You’ll be amazed at what they can come up with.

Correct and Fix Certain Features

Even a perfectly maintained home is likely to develop a few issues as the years go by. Remodeling is the perfect time to restore your bath or kitchen to it’s former (or greater) glory.

Leaky sink? Fix it. Cracked tile? Gone. Old appliances? Replaced. No matter what problems or errors exist currently, they can all be fixed up during the remodeling process.

At the end of a remodeling job, your kitchen and bathroom will be looking fresh and new. It’ll be as if you just moved in all over again. And what better feeling is there than that?

Increase Home Value

So far we’ve only focused on the benefits that a great remodel can have on your own mood. But let’s not forget that such a makeover can also mean great things for your house itself.

Bathroom and kitchen remodeling can dramatically increase the value of your home. Replacing old technology and design can increase the value of your home by the thousands. In that way, a bathroom or kitchen remodel can offer a great return on investment.

In fact, by many estimates, a renovation to your home can offer at least a 50% return on investment. And sometimes more! That’s quite a lot back when you consider how much you’ll personally be enjoying the upgrades in the months and years to come.

If you think you might be trying to sell your home in the near future, a remodeled bathroom and kitchen are very likely to catch the eye of potential buyers. They can help your home sell in a snap.

Create An Ideal Environment

If you’re not planning on leaving your home anytime soon, that means you can enjoy the renovations yourself for years to come. A luxuriously redesigned bathroom or kitchen can totally reinvent your daily routine.

Baths and showers can be luxurious, relaxing, and enjoyable. Cooking can be enjoyable again. You’d be surprised at how much joy can come from simple tasks once you’ve given yourself the proper room to enjoy them.

Changing up colors to new and exciting color palletes leave dreary old rooms to become amazing places of serenity and creativity.

Remodeling means you can design these spaces in a way that you’ll love. This can be exciting. What design would make you happiest? Something bright and open? Sleek and modern? This your opportunity to put a stamp on your home in a way that’s completely personalized.

A More Sustainable and Efficient Home

Chances are if your home was built even as recently as five or six years ago, there’s already been some advancements and improvements when it comes to kitchen and bathroom design.

Many design improvements have been made to help our kitchens and bathrooms be more energy efficient and green-thinking. Not only are such changes incredibly helpful to the environment, but they also save homeowners money.

A more energy efficient home uses water and heat better. This means big savings when it comes to your utility bill at the end of each month. Window and door replacements offer huge improvements in maintaining controlled climate conditions. So not only do these renovations offer a return on investment when selling your house, they already begin to earn money back one month at a time.

Benefits Of Remodeling Your Kitchen and Bath

If you’re on the fence about upgrading your kitchen and bath, the above benefits should be enough to push you over the edge. Renovations are a financial investment, but the benefits they can provide to the daily life of a homeowner are too numerous to count.

If you’re considering renovating your home, let the above reasons be the incentive you need to get started. And if you need help deciding what or how to renovate, feel free to reach out to us anytime.

Luxury Vinyl Tile: Understanding the Top Features and Benefits

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

So you’ve been thinking about making some changes inside your home. You’ve rearranged the furniture, bought and hung new artwork for the walls, and it looks nice, but it’s just not the breath of new life your home interior needs.

Do you know what part of your house you interact with the most? Spoiler Alert: It’s the floor!

The average American takes somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 steps a day. With a family of four, that adds up to some serious foot traffic going on in your home.

There are lots of options out there when it comes to flooring: stone, wood, tile, carpet… the list goes on…

Have you ever considered luxury vinyl tile?

Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, has many beneficial features that make it a great material to consider for your next remodel. Read on to learn about the features of LVT!

Affordable

Let’s face it, price was probably your first question; none of us want to pay more than we have to, right? Well, great news! If you’re looking for a flooring option that looks great but won’t break the bank, luxury vinyl tile might be the right choice for you.

Hardwoods are beautiful, but they can be expensive, not to mention the maintenance. Luxury vinyl tile can replicate the look and feel of a wood floor, but at a fraction of the price! Installation of LVT is relatively simple and repairs are much less costly than traditional materials.

Let’s take a guess at your next question: Does affordability mean compromising the quality? Not with LVT.

High Durability

Luxury vinyl tile stands up to abuse. It is designed to handle high traffic in commercial grade settings like hospitals and dorms. It will definitely stand up to whatever you can throw at it at home.

LVT is coated with a top “wear layer” made to resist scuffs, dents, stains, and scratches. It is also great in areas like kitchens and bathrooms that have high moisture. LVT is water resistant so spills are easily cleaned and are much less likely to cause damage.

It’s great for pets! We love our furry little family members, but they can really do a number on carpets and wood floors. LVT will make clean up after Fluffy easy and will be resistant to claws, nails, and dirt.

One of the best in the industry, and our preferred manufacturer, is Floorfolio. Their 2mm On Demand Collection has an 8mil wear layer and urethane top coat that offers superior durability and easy maintenance. It’s perfect for residential and light commercial applications, and it’s stocked locally to DFW. The selection of wood look options in this collection has something for every home.

Style and Variety

Because it’s a synthetic material, luxury vinyl tile has almost unlimited visual potential. The selection on the market today of luxury vinyl is giant; everything from distressed wood to textiles, to stone. Thanks to the process of photogravure, LVT can be used to make incredibly realistic looking replicas of natural materials. It can replicate wood grain and textured stone, delivering a product that can be almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

The size of your room shouldn’t be a limitation when looking at luxury vinyl flooring. There are many varieties of shapes and sizes available. Since individual planks are used in LVT, no matter the shape of your room, it can be easily adapted. The custom order options from Floorfolio include design ranges from traditional to modern to rustic.

Easy To Maintain

If you’ve got a mop, you can keep LVT looking good as new! Thanks to the wear layer and durable material, maintenance is easy. Simple sweeping, vacuuming, and wet mopping will keep those floors looking great!

It’s also static-free, so dust and hair won’t cling to the surface (again, a life-saver when you have pets!)

There is no waxing. No sealing. No refinishing. While many other flooring options require special maintenance, all you have to do to keep luxury vinyl tile looking good is to clean it periodically with soap and water.

Comfortable and Quiet

Unlike some of the other flooring options like laminate and stone, luxury vinyl tile is comfortable for your feet. Whether it’s walking around in socks or barefoot, LVT provides some flex and cushion that will leave your feet feeling swell.

Stone and ceramic tile are notorious for being cold! No one wants to wake up on a winter morning and walk on a freezing cold floor. LVT retains heat and will be much warmer than harder flooring options.

It’s also nice and quiet underfoot! Tile, hardwood, and laminate can all be pretty noisy. Luxury vinyl flooring’s flexibility helps to dampen some of the sound from walking around. There are even options that provide extra thickness for multi-story buildings where noise seems to travel through the floors.

Luxury Vinyl Tile: The Verdict

The benefits of luxury vinyl tile have been known in the commercial sphere for years. But now, the secret is out and LVT is widely available for residential use. It is a low-cost, durable, and stylish way to spruce up any room!

We would love to help with your remodel. Whether you decide to go with LVT or not, we have experience with all kinds of flooring. We do many other types of construction projects as well so call or email us today for a quote and let’s get your home looking awesome!