How to Design a Mudroom

A mudroom is an amazing addition to any home. Once you experience one, you’ll instantly understand what makes them such an attractive, although easy, room addition. Mudrooms keep the rest of your home clean while also giving you more organization to maximize your time. Here are some elements to consider when designing a mudroom.

Hobbies and sports

If you participate in sports or other activities outside your home, a mudroom can be a lifesaver. Most homes only offer sparse coat or entryway closets that offer a clothing rod and little else. A mudroom gives you plenty of organized space for your sports and hobbies. Consider the equipment you have and will need in the future and design cubby holes for everything.

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Your Post-Construction Checklist

Having home renovations professionally done should be a stress-free process. Your contractor should work with you on design, perform the work in a timely manner, and leave the work site as clean as possible. For the most part, you don’t have to do much during or after your remodel. However, there are a few things you should check during your walkthrough with the contractor.

The Walkthrough

Your contractor should offer to do a walkthrough with you of the renovated space. During this walkthrough you want to check out all of the work your contractor did and pay attention to the details. Make sure that hardware is correctly installed, faucets and drains work, and light switches and fixtures function normally. 

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Deciding the Best Time to Renovate

So you’ve decided that your current business space doesn’t work for you, and you need to renovate to make it more effective and productive for your workforce. Knowing that you need to make a change is a good first step, but there are a lot of considerations to make when developing your renovation plans. One of those considerations is the best time to renovate based on your business needs.

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As a general rule, it is not a good idea to renovate your business during your busy season. Most businesses have an off season—a period of the year in which they do significantly less business than other months. If your business has an off-season, that is the best time to renovate. It is much easier to move staff around, alter client contact methods or areas, and potentially shut down a department or two during your off-season.

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Top Three Reasons to Finish Your Basement

If you have an unfinished basement, you have a lot of space in your home that is not being utilized effectively. That space has unlimited possibilities if you consider finishing your basement. Here are just a few reasons you should do so.

Home Value

Of all remodeling projects, finishing the basement gives your home the most value in relation to the cost of the remodel. You can increase your home’s value so that you can have more equity, which is important if you ever need a home equity loan. Increasing your home’s value is also important if you ever want to sell it.

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Three Ways Renovating Old Buildings Benefits Society

When you need a new space for your home or office, it can be tempting to build a new structure that meets your needs. However, there are a lot of benefits to renovating old buildings and updating them to meet your needs. You can benefit from lower construction costs and a faster move in date, while society benefits in several ways.

Fewer Resources

When you renovate an old building, it requires much fewer resources than new construction. You will need less wood, fewer plastic products, and fewer metal products. All of these amount to using fewer natural resources that are limited. Essentially, renovating old buildings is a way of recycling infrastructure, which is important for a sustainable environment.

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Three Reasons to Renovate Old Homes and Buildings

Are you considering buying old investment properties and restoring them to their former glory? Do you want to take an older home and renovate it instead of buying your own home? There are many different reasons that you might want to renovate old homes and buildings. Here are just a few of them.

Historical Value

Some properties have significant historical value. Even homes and buildings that were not part of any major historical events could be considered to have historical value. The value could be in the old techniques used to build the home or its unique architecture. Preserving a piece of history is the most common reason to renovate old homes and buildings.

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Three Reasons to Build an Addition Instead of Moving

It is no secret that life comes with some big changes. Whether your elderly parents are moving in or you are growing your family with another baby, it is natural to outgrow your home after purchasing it. When that happens, you have two choices. You can grow your home with your family, or you can move to a bigger home. Here are three reasons you should choose an addition over moving.

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Moving Is Costly

Moving itself is a costly endeavor. You have to pay for either movers or rent a moving truck, both of which can cost hundreds of dollars. You also have to pay for moving boxes and lose income for time off to pack, move, and unpack. None of that takes into consideration the costs associated with finding and buying a new home.

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Three Reasons to Move Forward with Office Renovations

As your business grows and changes, it is inevitable that your office will no longer meet your needs. Whether you need more space for cubicles or desks or you need to split up offices for more employees, renovating your office to keep up with your business needs is something you shouldn’t put off. Here are three reasons to move forward with office renovations.

Boost Productivity

You may think that your business will suffer if you take the time and effort to go through with office renovations, yet the opposite is true. We can ensure that your business stays open and running while renovations are taking place. Once renovations are complete, your employees will be in a much more suitable environment, and productivity will increase substantially.

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