5 Upgrades to Increase the Value of Your Existing Home

Mallory Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tile and flooring, Tips, Uncategorized, Unsellable Houses

In today’s sellers market, it’s easy to find a buyer for your home. But if you decide to sell as-is, you could be leaving money on the table. Below are five upgrades you should consider before selling in order to increase the value of your home and get the best valuation possible. Touch Up High-Use Areas One of the quickest and easiest ways to increase the value of your home is by freshening up areas that show wear and tear. High-use areas like kitchens and bathrooms tend to show the most wear, so consider refreshing those areas first to get …

5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Design More Efficient

Mallory Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

If working in the kitchen is a hassle for you, there’s a good chance that it has an inefficient design. As a result, when designing your new remodel, your primary focus should be on how you can make this crucial part of your home more intuitive and natural. To help with that, here are five of our favorite ways to improve the efficiency of your kitchen. Make Space to Breathe If you’re planning out a kitchen remodel, keep in mind the location of the refrigerator, stove and sink. As the three most used parts of every kitchen, you should make …

A Beginner’s Guide to Tile Selection

Mallory Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tile and flooring, Tips, Uncategorized

If you’re in the process of a home remodel, or even planning for one, then you’ll likely have to make a decision about tiling. Even though it may seem like an easy choice to understand and make, there are three things you should know before making your selection.  Tile Variations The first thing to understand is what kind of tiling best suits the area you are working in. There are lots of different types of tile to choose from, each with its strengths and weaknesses in different areas in the house. Ceramic, quarry, vitrified and terracotta tiles are all very …

Moving vs Remodeling: Which One Is Right for You?

Mallory Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tips

Unsure about whether you should sell your current home or remodel it to fit your needs? This is one of the most common questions we receive, so by the end of this article, you will be better able to determine which is the right decision for you and your family! Pros and Cons of Moving First, let’s talk about moving and the advantages and disadvantages that are associated with it. One of the major advantages of moving is the fact that you get to pick the location of your new home. This is beneficial in more ways than one. Not …

How Bathroom & Kitchen Renovation Projects Can Affect the Value Of Your Home

Rebekah Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

As a homeowner trying to improve the value of your property, how do you know which upgrades will give your home that wow factor and make the most difference when buyers make their decisions? This is a question that many owners ask. But sadly, there is no magical way of knowing what buyers will prefer. Every buyer is different and their idea of what makes a perfect home will vary. Some want a yard where they can grow a vegetable garden, some want new hardwood flooring, and yet others may be more interested in a green home. Moreover, because the …

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Home Remodeling Company

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Remodeling, when done right, can be a fun and creative experience. However, if you get stuck with a bad remodeling company it can be a nightmare of overdue deadlines, over-budget projects and low quality work. So, how do you avoid partnering with an unscrupulous company? By the end of this article you are going to know how to vet out your potential remodeler so that you partner with a company that will treat you fairly. 1. Do you have a license? The first question you should ask a potential partner is whether they are licensed. This will help weed out …

When to DIY vs. Hire Out your Home Remodeling Project

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Once you have decided you want to begin a remodeling project on your home you then have to decide who will do it. There are 3 options, you can do it all yourself (ie DIY), you can contract out the work or you can hire a remodeling company. Each comes with its own unique pros and cons. By the end of this article, you will be able to discern which method will be best for you so your home remodeling project goes smoothly.  Doing It Yourself For many people, part of the joy in owning a home is that they …

5 Upgrades to Increase the Value of Your Existing Home

JL Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

In today’s sellers market it’s easy to find a buyer for your home but, if you sell as-is, you could be leaving money on the table. Below are the 5 upgrades you should consider doing to increase the value of your home so you get the best valuation possible when selling. Touch Up High-Use Areas One of the quickest and easiest ways to increase the value of your home is by freshening up areas that show wear and tear. High-use areas tend to show the most wear, so consider refreshing those areas first to get the most bang for your …

How to Plan an On-Time and On-Budget Kitchen Remodel

JL Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

Having a beautiful and well-designed kitchen makes hosting, cooking, and entertaining fun and relaxing. Remodeling your kitchen should feel just as fun and clear-cut. By the end of this article you will have the tools and resources you need to successfully plan and execute your kitchen remodel so that it stays on-time and on-budget. At JL Remodeling we’ve helped hundreds of people design and build their dream kitchens in a timely and cost effective manner and can help you build yours too. Step 1: Clarify Your Budget The first step is to determine what your budget for the project is. …

Pros and Cons of Open Concept Floor Plan

Rebekah Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

If you’re planning to remodel your house then you may be wondering if you should connect some of the major rooms in your house. Specifically, should you connect your living room, dining room, and kitchen all together. Open concept floor plans are very popular in today’s home market, but they may not be the preference of everyone, which is why we think that it’s important to understand the pros and cons of an open concept plan in order to help you make your decision.  Pros of an Open Concept Floor Plan Some of the advantages of an open floor plan …