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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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Find the Best Place for a Patio in Your Backyard

May 3, 2019

A patio or deck can be a great home addition. It might increase the value of the property while adding to your personal lifestyle as another place to spend quality time with family, friends and neighbors. Some backyards may offer relatively few options for placing a new patio. Others may have a number of compelling spots to choose from. It’s very important to give location a lot of thought and do some careful planning before adding on a patio or deck in your yard. Make sure you cho...

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Design a Home Office Perfectly Fit for You

April 26, 2019

If you work from home or are looking to start a home business, having an office space that will give you a comfortable place to work and keep you inspired will be very important. It should be equipped with good furniture (desk, chair, file cabinets, storage) and be ready to handle your technology with ample electrical outlets, surge protectors and a good wi-fi signal. Feel free to be creative when designing a home office. There are many unique, fun and practical ideas you can incorpo...

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How to Know if You Need a Contractor for the Job

April 19, 2019

Whether it’s minor repairs or a major remodel job in your home, you may be tempted to do the work yourself or hire a local handyman to handle some of the tougher aspects. Yet, there are many times when it simply makes sense to hire a professional contractor like Progressive Builders. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before starting any home construction project: How Complex is the Job?The more complex the project, the more likely you will want to hire a contr...

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Make Your Garden Feel Bigger than it is

April 12, 2019

Many houses are built to maximize their indoor space, taking up most of the property that might otherwise have been used for a yard. As a result, the yard can feel cramped. Yards are often good places to try strategies that expand the perceived space, even if actual space does not change. Maybe you envision having a nice garden or a spacious patio, but don’t know how to achieve that without using up all your outdoor space. Here are a few tips from Progressive Builders to help you c...

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Innovative Ways to Expand Your Bathroom Space

April 5, 2019

Most average home bathrooms are 8 feet by 5 feet. That surely does not seem like much room, especially by the time you get a tub or shower, toilet and vanity in there. You might be surprised how a few alterations and creative design choices can maximize your limited bathroom space and make it feel a bit roomier than before. Here are five ideas from Progressive Builders on how to expand your bathroom space: Removing Walls or Partitions Many older bathrooms might have a small wall or partit...

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Key Elements to Craft the Perfect Staircase

March 29, 2019

Stairways in a home are the ultimate combination of form and function. They should look nice and reflect the style of your interior design, while also being practical. A staircase will need to meet specific building codes, which means there are several measurements and factors to consider if you want to craft the perfect staircase. 1. Understand the Correct Square Footage The tricky part of staircase design is getting the most out of limited space. Stairs take up much more square footage...

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6 Trending Kitchen Designs and How to Make Them Work for You

March 22, 2019

At Progressive Builders we love to stay on top of the latest trends in kitchen design. The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in any home. We all want our kitchen to look beautiful and inviting, while also providing a practical space to prepare meals and enjoy daily life. Let’s take a look at some of the latest kitchen design trends that we’ve noticed: 1. Cabinets with Color Painted kitchen cabinets and those with uniquely colored stains have become very popular. They add just th...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Switching to an Open Shelving Kitchen Design

March 15, 2019

Have you ever thought of redoing your kitchen shelving with an open design style? Is it time to ditch those cupboards to give your kitchen a unique contemporary style like you’ve seen in home magazines? Progressive Builders is here to help you design the kitchen of dreams. Whether you want a traditional style or a contemporary open approach, we’ll get you pointed in the right direction. When it comes to an open shelving design, there are certain tips you should follow for the best pos...

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How a “Bump-Out” Can Add a Little More Room and Make a Big Difference

March 8, 2019

Sometimes having a little extra space in a room can make it so much better. You might not have the space or the budget for a full addition to your house. You’ve considered adding a bay window, but maybe that’s not really your style or it just isn’t going to give you quite the extra space you are looking for. A bump-out offers a cost-effective alternative that can give you the extra space you’re after. Our team at Progressive Builders has put together a few alternatives to consider...

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