Bathroom, Kitchen, Basement Design & Remodeling Ideas for the Nicest Home or Business on the Block
Archive for November, 2010
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
- Basement Remodeling Adds Cost Effective Living Space vs. a Room Addition
- Steel Entry Doors Add Curb Appeal and Provide a Great Value vs. Cost
Maybe at no time in recent history is it more important than now to spend your money wisely. We’re just pulling out of a recession (at a slower pace than most would like), housing and resale prices are still depressed, and unemployment is coming down (very slowly).
So – if you’re in a home that’s in desperate need of several home improvement projects where should you begin to get the most return for money spent? Is there some type of statistical guide to help you prioritize remodeling projects based on the market value they will add to your home? Fortunately the answer is yes!
Every year the remodeling industry with the assistance of Realtor magazine, the National Association of Realtors, Specpan (an on line market research company) and HomeTech Information Systems (an estimating software developer) team up to complete the Cost to Value Report. Here’s a quick recap of the findings: Continue reading “Remodeling Trends 2010 & 2011 – How to get the biggest bang for your buck” »
Saturday, November 20th, 2010
- Front Porch Addition Hip Style Roof Cleveland Ohio
- Front Porch Addition During Construction – Fiberglass Columns and Vinyl Soffit for Low Maintenance
The problem: Rich (a homeowner in Cleveland Ohio) had a problem – the lack of a front porch roof caused the concrete stoop to get icy and unsafe in the winter, the front entry door was hard to open, and the look of the front entrance was not as nice as Rich would like. Rich wanted to make sure to do this project with low maintenance materials to minimize time he might need to spend maintaining the roof and porch structure.
The solution: Steve Vlk (Project Manager from Cleveland Design & Remodeling) designed a hip style front roof which was attached to the existing home. Steve recommended materials for the project to compliment the architecture of the home and to keep the structure as maintenance free as possible for Rich. Here are the specific decisions Rich and Steve made to achieve a safe, stylish, and better functioning front porch design. Continue reading “Project Spotlight: Adding a Front Porch Roof for Safety, Style, & Function – Cleveland Ohio” »
Saturday, November 13th, 2010
- Tinted Acrylic Block “Solar Block Plus” Window Wall
- E 3 Sun Block Acrylic Block in 8″ x 8″ or 6″ x 6″ sizes
Are your carpets washed out from the sun? Are your heating and cooling costs chocking the family budget? Would you love to cut off the view of nosey neighbors? If you’re experiencing any of these problems you’re not alone. Here’s 5 reasons you might want to replace an old window with a sun blocking acrylic block window: Continue reading “5 Reasons to Use a Tinted Acrylic Block Window” »
Sunday, November 7th, 2010
- Wet room roll in shower
Friday, November 5th, 2010
- Granite kitchen coutertops with a stainless steel cook top
Monday, November 1st, 2010
- Acrylic block basement egress window