5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Home Remodeling Company

Jake Thayer Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

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 …

Should I Move or Remodel?

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Unsure of whether you should sell your current home or remodel it to fit your needs? This is a common question we hear and by the end of this article you will be better able to determine which is going to be right 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 only can …

When to DIY vs. Hire Out your Home Remodeling Project

Jake Thayer Bathroom remodel, Kitchen remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

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

Jake Thayer 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

Jake Thayer 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. …

3 Ways to Maximize Bathroom Organization

Rebekah Bathroom remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

Possibly one of the most cluttered rooms in your house is the bathroom. Trying to make space and organize everybody’s preferred products like toothbrushes, shaving tools, hair products and whatever else could possibly go in a bathroom can be too much to handle and lead to a disorganized, chaotic and cluttered bathroom. With limited space in the bathroom, you’ll likely need some creative solutions to keep everything tidy and clean, which is why we’ve come up with our three favorite ways to maximize bathroom organization.   1 | Add New Storage Spaces One of the best ways to maximize your bathroom …

How to Clean Granite Countertops

Rebekah Tile and flooring, Tips, Uncategorized

While it’s one of the most popular choices for countertops, granite is also considerably spendy. It is something that you’ll expect to last in your home for a very long time, but that will also mean that you’ll have to take proper care of it by cleaning it so that it maintains its beautiful look for many years.  Here’s what you need to know about cleaning granite countertops. Daily Cleaning for Granite Countertops Knowing how to do the normal day-to-day cleaning is the most important part of knowing how to properly clean granite countertops. You’re not going to want to …

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 …

double vanities are a top 2020 bathroom design trend

3 Master Bathroom Remodel Essentials

Rebekah Bathroom remodel, Tips, Uncategorized

When remodeling your bathroom, it can be an exciting time of considering new options in adding features to the remodel that may not have been in your original plan. Unfortunately, whether it’s a budget or space consideration, deciding on needs versus wants is a must. So, as your friendly Alderwood bathroom remodeler, we’ve come up with three things you should definitely include in your master bathroom remodel. 1. Double Vanity We recommend including a luxury, double sink vanity or counter-top in any master bathroom remodel plan. Having two sinks can make a big difference in how efficiently you can use …

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Top 2020 Bathroom Design Trends

Rebekah Bathroom remodel, Tile and flooring, Tips, Uncategorized

Need some inspiration for your outdated bathroom? We’ve collected some of the latest 2020 bathroom design trends to spark some creativity for your bathroom design!      1| Brass is back! One of the most popular design trends in bathrooms for 2020 is the return of brass finishes. From the light fixtures and mirror frames to the finishes on the faucets, brass has made a popular return to the bathroom. Brass adds glam and luxury to your bathroom. It can also provide a rustic design element if the finish is distressed. 2| Deep-soak tubs Deep-soak bathtubs are a 2020 bathroom design …