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4 Things to Consider Before Remodeling in 2016

December 29, 2015

A home will be the single largest investment you make in your lifetime. As the place that you live, the design and condition of said home impacts everyday life. As an investment, enhancing the value and preserving the integrity of said home are of utmost importance. When thinking about a remodeling project, consider both aspects: the home and the investment. A home that is well taken care of works better from a functional standpoint. Additionally, taking care of repairs as they arise is a wis...

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10 Tips for Holiday Decorating

December 23, 2015

Every year nearly 13,000 people end up in the emergency room with holiday decorating related injuries. Crazy, huh? Here are some holiday safety tips to keep you out of the ER this holiday season. Buy a fresh Christmas tree. Live trees should be green and their needles hard to remove. They should also bend without breaking. Keep live trees away from heat sources, such as fires, vents, space heaters, and radiators. Each of these tends to dry out live trees, which can cause a fire. Ensure tha...

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The Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Orange County

December 23, 2015

With Christmas rapidly approaching, the time to look at Christmas lights is upon us. It’s so much fun to bundle the kids up, pack the wagon in the car, and walk them through row upon row of light-strewn streets. Here are a few of the best places in Orange County. Eagle Hills Christmas Lights, Brea (E. Lambert Rd and Sunflower St) www.breaoldandnew.com More than 100 homes participate in this light display, which is a very popular location during December. Some homes sell hot chocolate, whi...

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Kitchen Nook Ideas for Your Home

December 15, 2015

Every home has a weird, seemingly unusable space. It’s too small to be a room, but too big to be a closet. These excess spaces have affectionately been nicknamed “nooks.” Ah, the nook. What’s a homeowner to do with it, especially in the kitchen? Here are a few ideas for your next kitchen remodel. Create a cozy dining area. Built-in benches provide extra storage and can double as an inviting eating area when paired with a small table. This is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast with ...

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Top 5 Bathroom Design Trends

December 8, 2015

Every year there are new, improved, and beautiful bathroom design trends. From luxurious showers to colorful tile to gray hues, 2015 has been a year of beautiful bathrooms. Read on for our favorite bathroom design trends. The spa shower. Slowly but surely, the master shower is starting to gain some traction as the main event in the bathroom. And with more square footage and luxurious fixtures such as rain showerheads and hand showers, there’s good reason why. Radiant heating for tile flo...

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How to Keep Your House Clean During a Remodel

November 30, 2015

If you’ve ever gone through it, you know that a home remodel is stressful and messy. Though contractors try to contain it, dust and debris tends to float everywhere, leaving a trail behind it. Adding to the stress is the fact that the kitchen, a bathroom, or another main room is out of commission while it’s beautified. Try as you might, keeping your house clean during a remodel just seems impossible. These simple tips might help save your sanity. Control the Mess: If you’re the type of...

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Home Remodeling Ideas that Pay

November 23, 2015

Are you thinking of remodeling your home? When considering your list of home remodeling plans, it’s wise to consider the return on investment (ROI). Certain types of home remodels or upgrades add significant value to a home, while others can actually detract from the value. If you want to see an immediate bang for your buck, consider these quick and easy home-remodeling ideas. Programmable Thermostats: Savings aside, these things are amazing. Their Bluetooth and wireless capabilities add a ...

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5 Kitchen Lighting Ideas

November 16, 2015

There are so many things to consider when remodeling the kitchen. Floors, cabinets, countertops, and appliances…the list is pretty extensive. What many homeowners fail to consider is their kitchen lighting. It’s a pretty important part of the whole process and quite frankly, a poorly lit kitchen can ruin the entire look. Therefore it’s important to think about it before installation day. When installing kitchen lighting, consider these 5 tips. Where you place your kitchen lights can ma...

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Tips for Installing Crown Molding

November 9, 2015

Crown molding can go virtually anywhere in a home. From kitchens to bathrooms to home offices, it definitely gives a home that “finished” look. It adds value to a home just like granite countertops and hardwood floors. It makes even the smallest of rooms seem taller and creates a nice break between the walls and ceiling. But for almost any DIYer, installing crown molding seems daunting. The cuts and angles are difficult to make, and if done imperfectly, it’s quite obvious. On the other han...

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How to Pull Off a Timeless Kitchen Remodel

November 2, 2015

Remodeling the kitchen is, without a doubt, the most expensive renovation homeowners can undertake. Even the smallest of kitchen remodels can cost homeowners a big chunk o’ change. That’s why making incorporating timeless colors and materials is of utmost importance. No one wants to have his or her kitchen go out of style within a few years of completing the project. To keep it classy and timeless, follow these simple steps. White should dominate. It never goes out of style, and the Natio...

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