Exterior Remodels for Spring Curb Appeal

Chris Shanks | March 14, 2018 | Exterior Remodeling

With spring just around the corner, the time for creating your outdoor to-do list is now. Not only will you want to plan your projects early, but you’ll also want to get a head start by contacting your contractor one season before go-time. Few projects are as exciting as exterior remodels in Madison, because they produce instant visual transformation affordably.

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What You Should Know About Establishing Your Remodeling Boundaries

Chris Shanks | March 11, 2018 | Home Remodeling

When you take on a remodeling project, it can be hard to know where to stop. If you’re replacing your shower/tub combination with a stand-up shower, should you go ahead and rearrange and replace your other fixtures as well? If you’re renovating your kitchen, should you proceed to update all adjacent first-floor rooms too?

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Homeowners Guide: How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in 2018?

Whether due to contractor schedules, material shortages or surpluses, or people relocating to new cities and states, remodeling costs fluctuate every year. Of course, you’ll eventually need to request a project-specific quote from your remodeling contractor, but if you want to first prep your pocketbook, we recommend researching with reports like Remodeling’s Cost vs Value.

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Homeowners Guide: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Madison?

Bathrooms can be the most exciting rooms to renovate in your home. They are intrinsically personal and private spaces, and they are also visually hidden from the rest of your home, so they can be fun areas to express your personality and tastes. They are one of the highest-use rooms in your home, so updating them to suit your needs can be extremely satisfying.

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How Much Do Additions Cost in Madison?

Chris Shanks | February 21, 2018 | Home Addition

Hall Bathroom Addition

According to the Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, hall bathroom additions cost an average of $45,537 and recoup an average of $27,358, or 60.1%, in Madison, WI. These figures are based on adding a 6-by-8-foot bathroom over a crawlspace and inserting all new, standard-priced fixtures, including a fiberglass tub/shower combination, a vanity with a sink and mirrored medicine cabinet, a toilet, a linen storage closet, ceramic tile flooring, and standard wallpaper, trim, and lighting.

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Remodeling Your Kitchen for Maximum Storage: What You Need to Know

Chris Shanks | February 14, 2018 | Kitchen Remodeling

Extend the Kitchen

The simplest solution for remodeling your kitchen for increased storage is also one you might overlook: extending its footprint. Renovating your Madison, WI, kitchen already requires a significant investment of energy, time, and finances, so allow yourself to think outside the box: would it be helpful to extend your kitchen into a portion of an adjacent living room or dining room?

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10 Remodeling Features to Consider for Aging in Place

Remodeling for aging in place is becoming an increasingly popular undertaking as baby boomers enter retirement. These remodeling considerations are pertinent both to an aging population and to their children, as the trend toward multi-generational living is also on the rise. Even those without extended family nearby are considering remodeling for aging in place to add value to their homes within a wider market. Today, we’ll review some of the most helpful modifications you can make to your own Madison, WI, home.

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8 Tips for Successfully Communicating with Your Design-Build Remodeler

Chris Shanks | February 07, 2018 | Home Remodeling

Both in personal relationships and business partnerships, a surprising percentage of frustrations may be traced back to poor communication. From our many years of serving clients in the Madison, WI, area, we’ve developed a list a best practices to help our clients successfully communicate with their contractor.

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5 Summer Remodeling Projects to Start in the Winter

Chris Shanks | January 31, 2018 | Home Remodeling

Home Additions

It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s often a good idea to begin a home addition during winter months. This is because it’s easier to dig foundations when the ground is frozen and relatively dry than when it is muddy and wet. Beginning early will also enable you to stay a season ahead and erect framing before spring rains come, allowing contractors to begin indoor work when the weather turns soggy.

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Flooring Materials: What Option Works Best For You?

Chris Shanks | January 24, 2018 | Home Remodeling

There are essentially three types of commonly-used flooring options you’ll see in Madison, WI, home remodels: wood, carpet, and tile. Certainly, other options exist, but these three are classics for a reason, and today, we want to give you a brief guide to the pros and cons of each material.

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