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The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Home remodeling is primarily an investment in one’s quality of life, and a monetary one as well. A savvy homeowner thinks long term, including aging in place and green remodeling elements that will save money as well as make for a healthier home environment. By specifying products that will save on energy and…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry teamed together to survey over 4000 homeowners for the reasons why they had recently remodeled their home, asking how much increased happiness resulted in the experience of their home once the remodeling project was completed. Based on a synthesis of…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook February’s theme is love, and sometimes we need to be reminded to love ourselves! It is wise to create a safe home environment. As we age, our visual acuity, strength, coordination and reflex abilities diminish. We will not be able to as quickly react to breaking a fall, nor will we recover from…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook When we buy a home, we have a fresh set of eyes that assess what needs to be done to facilitate our personality and lifestyle. Our home purchase decision was based on which house that had the most of what we were hoping for. Many homeowners do some remodeling to eliminate those inevitable…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is National Kitchen and Bath Month! No other rooms get such national attention, for how well the kitchen and bathroom are designed will affect our experience and value of the home. The knowledge of an experienced remodeling designer can help create a timeless custom kitchen and a spa-like bathroom. What are the…

The Remodeling Corner

Want a new kitchen by Thanksgiving? Janet Cook It may seem early, but August is a good time to start a kitchen remodeling project, if your goal is to have a new kitchen by Thanksgiving. Determine how much you want to invest in your most used room in the house. Having an attractive and updated…

The Remodeling Corner

Top 10 bathroom design trends in 2015 Janet Cook The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has conducted a design survey of the top trends in bathroom design in 2015. Homeowners are moving from a transitional style in the bathroom to a more contemporary style for a simple, clean, and spacious look. Rather than having…

The Remodeling Corner – February 2015

Janet Cook Each year the largest social media site for home remodeling and construction, Houzz, conducts a national survey on what is trending with homeowners. Houzz facilitates the gathering of photos of projects that can be copied to an individual’s idea book, to help define what one wants their home to look like. Here are…

The Remodeling Corner – December 2014

Janet Cook For our loved ones, we want to think of meaningful gifts to give to express our feelings to those special in our lives. We can even get clever, or even corny in how we say it as a symbol of our affection. Sometimes it can be those little things with thought that will…

The Remodeling Corner – October 2014

Janet Cook October is National Kitchen and Bath month, a focus on the two most important rooms where design details affect one’s daily living experience! Investing in updating those rooms can add value to your life, and value when it is time to sell the home. Here are some money saving tips to get the…