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Tips to Avoid Design Disasters

 

Design Do’s & Don’ts

 

So maybe you still don’t know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen or bath of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do’s and don’ts for your upcoming project.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingLighting – always look at the lighting

 

Many kitchens and bathrooms have fluorescent lighting—which only belongs in the garage. Kitchens and baths are the worst places for fluorescent light, because it gives everything a blue tint, making your food and people unattractive, so change out that fluorescent fixture. If you have the ability, try adding halogen lighting to your space, since it gives the closest approximation to daylight and makes everything sharper, clearer and cleaner in your kitchen or bath. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Before-and-After Inspiration: Remodeling Ideas From Rate My Space

 

Are you thinking of embarking on a home remodeling project? Get ideas and top tips from Rate My Space users, and see gorgeous pictures to get you inspired to start your own home remodel.

 

by Charity Curley Mathews

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingAll-Access

RMS user njhaus had more in mind for this modern kitchen remodel than fancy appliances. “The kitchen was designed with my husband in mind, who uses a wheelchair. We lowered the counters to make it easier for him to reach the cooktop. The lower counter at the island is table height so he can … Read more

 
 
 
 
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5 Home Remodeling Tips

 

The Home for Life tool integrates design principles that enable aging in place

 

by Rich Binsacca

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingThe vast majority of boomers — 84 percent — want to stay in their current house during retirement, but only 16 percent have taken any steps to adapt their home for retirement, a new survey by AARP finds. The Home for Life, an online virtual home produced by Remodelingmagazine, showcases subtle yet effective universal design principles that enhance convenience, comfort, safety and value while lowering monthly costs and maintenance chores. Here are the top five tips for aging in place in style and with confidence. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

14 Features That Homeowners Want

 

Learn about the top trends in homebuilding.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingDuring a panel at the 2010 International Builders Show, Eliot Nusbaum, executive editor for home design for Better Homes and Gardens, explained that practicality and price are fueling decisions on how homes are designed and built. Read more

 

 

 

 

11 Ways to Add Color to Your Exterior

 

Enhancing your home’s exterior with colorful accents is an easy way to boost curb appeal. Whether you want to add a little color or a lot, these ideas are sure to give your home a whole new look.

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerPick Up a Paintbrush

 

Painting your home’s exterior is one of the most cost-effective ways to update its look. When devising your color scheme, consider your home’s architectural style – Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value (And What to Avoid)

 

by Heather Levin

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerWith the real estate market still in a slump, more and more people have decided not to sell their home. Instead, they have chosen to stay put, until things get better. I count myself in this group; I had my own home on the market for two years. My house sold, and the sale fell through, on two separate occasions. As a result, I’ve resolved to stay put until the real estate market improves. Read more

 

 

 

 

Before and After Exteriors and Home Additions: Dramatic Renovations

See amazing home-renovation transformations–you won’t believe they’re the same houses!

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerTwo-Story Home Addition

 

A 100-year-old Atlanta home got an uplifting makeover when a two-story addition created space for a den on the main level and a master bedroom suite on the upper level. The exterior gained grand stature. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

9 Home Renovation Ideas to Increase Livability

 

by Richard Taylor

 

Conventional wisdom, as it relates to houses, is often too much convention and not enough wisdom.

 

Every year, somebody publishes a list of which conventional home improvements will give you the best (or the worst) return on your remodeling investment.

 

Remodel a bathroom. Replace your siding. Don’t build a swimming pool. Paint everything neutral colors.

 

Sit up straight. Get a haircut. Call your mother. Read more