Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Multiroom Additions: 3 Tips to Cover All Bases from Start to Finish

Having one or two additions built into your home can add an extra touch of comfort. On the other hand, having three or more additions constructed at the same time can instantly change the dynamic and livability of your home--it may feel as if you’ve moved into a different home altogether!

Of course, planning multiple additions can be a little overwhelming for first timers. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you in properly planning the project:

Balance the New and the Existing

Don’t forget that you’re “adding” to your home, not building a new one. The size, shape, and location of your additions should never overwhelm or “eat up” the existing sections of your home. You’ll want to try to achieve both a visual and functional balance and this is where working with experienced contractors, like our team here at Valley Home Improvement Inc., really pays off.

Professional contractors can take into account the size of your original home so that it works well with your new sunroom, laundry room, and connected garage. Similarly, they can easily make an addition look and feel as if it’s always been there rather than something hastily put together after your home was constructed.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Three Recommendations to Try for Lighting Your Sunroom in the Evening

Every sunroom has its own set of design challenges, and one of the most tricky aspects is how to light it at night. So tricky is this aspect that many homeowners tend to enjoy their sunrooms often during the day and seldom at night. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, Iit might be nice to consider the possibility of spending more time in the sun room perhaps straight into the evening.

Sunrooms let in natural light during the day, but it will need sufficient lighting fixtures to light up the room especially after the sun comes down. Here are some nifty ways to illuminate your sunroom in the evening.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kitchen Remodeling Questions: Should You Splurge on a Walk-In Pantry?

A pantry is important in every kitchen because it offers the ideal place to store food supplies, kitchen appliances, and other cookware. It’s an essential feature in the kitchen that many homeowners want to have but can’t always build because of space and design limitations. Homeowners who choose to have them built find themselves asking how they could have gone so long without it.

Deciding on remodeling to have a walk-in pantry

If your home already has a pantry but is too small to be an efficient storage space, then you can simply renovate the space and put in a walk-in pantry. With a large pantry, you’ll have an easier experience storing food items as well as kitchen appliances and cookware that you may not want to keep in the kitchen cabinets or shelves.

Monday, December 5, 2016

More Innovative Alternatives for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Bathroom remodeling takes more than making a space look appealing—it's also about creating a functional place that makes life convenient for the people who use it. As you age, you may start to have a number of issues with mobility and functioning. If you plan to live in your home for a long time, then your bathroom remodel should suit your needs both now and in the future.

Achieving ergonomics

The first step to a bathroom remodel is to evaluate the existing space. What would you like to see improved? Do you simply want to update a feature here and there, or are you looking at a major overhaul? Regardless of the project's degree of complexity, you might want to look into making the area as ergonomic as possible, meaning storage should not be too high, tissue holders should be within comfortable reach, and faucets must be easy to turn on and off, among others.