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8 Ways to Get the Coastal Style in Any Room

August 9, 2019

Coastal style is a design concept inspired by beachfront living. However, you don’t have to live on the beach to incorporate its fresh and colorful elements in your home. Here are some coastal style tips you can apply to any room, according to the residential design gurus at Progressive Builders: Understand Coastal Style First, you need to know what coastal style represents (and what it doesn’t). It should be open and breezy with light colors and natural furniture/accessories. It...

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Keep Potted Plants Fresh and Green All Summer with These Tricks

July 12, 2019

Having potted plants in your home, on your front porch or in your backyard is a wonderful idea. They brighten up the space and even produce fresh oxygen for better air quality in the home. However, keeping potted plants healthy during the hot summer months can be a challenge for some homeowners. When and how you water your potted plants will make a significant difference. Here are some summer potted plant care tips from the residential design specialists at Progressive Builders: 1. W...

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Measurements to Keep in Mind Before Designing Your Dream Patio

June 28, 2019

It’s nice to have a beautiful and comfortable patio as an outdoor extension of your home. Whether you want to lounge around outside with family and friends on cozy summer nights or just want to have a garden and inviting natural space to improve the aesthetic appeal of your yard, a patio can serve many purposes. A lot of people go into adding or expanding their patio with a vision in mind. They have the perfect idea in their head of how they want it to look and what they want it to be....

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How to Craft a Bedroom with Style and Function

June 21, 2019

Sometimes when you walk into a bedroom, it just feels right. It looks comfortable, but not cluttered. The design elements flow together with form and function. It’s not easy creating the perfect bedroom design. In most cases, the simpler the better, though you have to work to strike the right balance between modern minimalism and classic comfort. After all, this is a room where you spend a third of your time. Here are some bedroom design tips from Progressive Builders: 1. Simplify t...

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Multiply the Space in Your Bathroom with These Custom Design Tricks

June 14, 2019

Does your bathroom seem too small? Or, are you thinking of adding a new bathroom, but have very limited space? There are many design tricks and custom-building solutions that can maximize the space in any bathroom. Here are a few tips Progressive Builders recommends when we are helping clients redesign their bathroom spaces: Find Extra Space Wherever You Can Sometimes you can use wall space between studs to create recessed shelves, towel hooks/racks, toilet paper holders or a medi...

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Style Guide: A Complete Breakdown of Transitional Style in Any Room

June 7, 2019

Tastes in home design and décor generally fall within a spectrum. Some people naturally prefer a classic, traditional style that tends to have features many see as timeless. Others want to be as contemporary as possible, typically preferring clean lines and an understated color palette. The truth is a lot of us fall somewhere in between these two extremes, preferring a mix of classic and modern elements. What is Transitional Style? This is why what is known as the traditional style h...

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6 Tips to Illuminate Your Kitchen Counters

May 31, 2019

When it comes to designing a new kitchen or remodeling an old kitchen, most homeowners will give a lot of thought to colors, materials, appliances and the layout of shelves, countertops and drawers. Unfortunately, lighting is often overlooked until late in the process. In all reality, lighting should be one of the most important elements in a kitchen design. It not only showcases the beautiful kitchen you’ve designed, but it performs an essential function. The kitchen is one of the mo...

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What to Consider When You’re Building Up

May 24, 2019

Almost all of us would like our homes to be bigger to allow more space for life and leisure. However, there’s not always room to add on to one of the sides of the house. You don’t want to cut down on your yard space or there just might not be enough clearance between your property and your neighbor’s. A potential alternative to building out is to build up, by adding another story. Whether it’s a second story or third story, expanding your home upward may be the best solution if...

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7 Things to Consider Before Building Out

May 17, 2019

If you feel you’ve maxed out the space in your home and it’s time to add on, there are numerous things to take into consideration. Progressive Builders breaks down 7 questions you will need to ask yourself as you prepare to build out. 1.    Build Out, Up or Down? Depending on the size of your property, local building codes and the structure of your house, you will first want to determine if you want to add on with a higher story, dig down to expand or create a basem...

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10 Tips to Creating a Welcoming Front Porch

May 10, 2019

It’s so nice to have a front porch that reflects your style and feels welcoming to anyone who steps up to your door. Progressive Builders has put together this list of tips to help you to create a front porch that looks great and will make all your home a more inviting place. 1. Start with a Clean SlateAs with any redesign project, it’s a good idea to start with a clean slate. Remove all the furniture and décor, and then clean everything thoroughly. This will allow you to start ...

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