Author Archives: Scott Simril

Home Additions: What’s In, What’s Out

Instead of putting their homes on the marketing, many homeowners are staying put. But staying put doesn’t mean homeowners want to stay stuck with a home that’s too small. This is why home additions are “in” and contractors like us … Continue reading

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Home Remodeling Trends: Staying Put

As a home remodeling contractor, one of the biggest changes we’re seeing is a trend that has come to be known as “staying put.” For most homeowners, the turbulent housing market changed the notion that a home or condo is … Continue reading

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Exterior Remodeling: Curb Appeal That Can Curb Energy Bills, Too!

Whether you live in a newer home or an older home, exterior remodeling can make a big difference in the way your home looks and feels – and in your energy bills, too. If your renovation plans include updating the … Continue reading

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“Kitchen of the Year” Isn’t New, Say Remodeling Contractors

Every year, kitchen remodeling contractors – including us – pore over awards programs and magazine features showcasing the “Kitchen of the Year.” It’s a great way to stay current about the freshest trends in appliances, cabinets, colors, flooring, countertops and … Continue reading

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A New Trend in Bathroom Remodeling

When you call in a bathroom remodeling contractor, you want more than just a new bathroom. You want a bathroom that looks new, too. Achieving that means doing more than just having new cabinets and fixtures. You also want a … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodeling You Can Love “Forever”

One of the most interesting trends I’m seeing as a kitchen remodeling contractor is this: couples in their 40s and 50s designing kitchens today so the counters, lighting and layouts will continue to accommodate them when they’re in their 70s … Continue reading

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What’s the ROI on Exterior Remodeling?

Does lack of curb appeal or the need to replace windows or siding have you thinking about exterior remodeling? Contractors always look at both the up-front cost of the remodeling and the pay back over time. Here’s what we see: … Continue reading

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What Type of Home Addition is Right for You?

When home addition contractors ask what type of addition you’d like to build, we don’t expect you to say, “A shed two-dormer pop top.” Instead, what we’re really asking about is the functionality of the home addition you’re looking for. … Continue reading

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Home Remodeling for the “Sandwich” Generation

I just came across a statistic showing that the number of multi-generational homes in the US has risen to a 50-year high. As a home remodeling contractor, this trend isn’t exactly news to me. Even before the recession, more and … Continue reading

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Ideas from a Professional Bathroom Remodeler

What would a professional bathroom remodeler do with your bathroom? A bathroom remodeler with years of experience as should be able to suggest creative ways to use new and traditional products, layout, and design to achieve the look and functionality you want. … Continue reading

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