Great Products for Your Bathroom Remodel

When you are planning your bathroom renovation, take some time to explore new products being offered. Some may surprise you and some could be just the thing to create that spa-like feeling you are after.

We wanted to share just a few that we feel can really make a difference in the way your bathroom looks, feels and functions for years to come. Maybe they are not all for you, but you may well find some ideas you love!

Lowering the Threshold in your Bathroom Design

Bathroom remodels have seen a significant trend toward leaving out the bathtub in favor of a larger shower with more features. Removing the requirement for a bathtub leaves room in your remodel budget for additional luxury add-ons for your shower, and a shower-only bathroom design opens up numerous options for the shower in any size bathroom. One of the latest trends in shower design is a low or no-threshold shower, which significantly reduces or removes the curb between the shower space and the rest of the bathroom.

Should You Build a Home Addition?

Many times, our first job as a home addition contractor is to help clients see if building a room addition or even a second-story addition is the right answer. In fact, sometimes even the best home addition will not solve all the problems or provide all the “extras” a homeowner wants. How can you tell if building a home addition is right for you? Here are a few starting points:

Redefining Relaxation in your Master Bathroom Design

Traditionally, when we think of relaxation and a master bathroom, the first image that springs to mind is a big bathtub filled with water and bubbles, perhaps accompanied by a good book. The latest developments in bathroom remodeling see this view shifting as more people are opting to forego a bathtub in favor of using the space for a larger, more luxurious shower experience. With no bathtub taking up valuable floor space in your bathroom design, not to mention room in your renovation budget, you can create a spa-worthy shower experience in your own home. 

Three Projects to Improve Your Home’s Comfort Level

It is a cliché, but there really is no place like home. Investing in your home is investing in your own personal well-being and peace of mind. If your siding, windows, or entry doors are more than 10 years old, consider replacing them.

McHenry Remodeling suggests these three home upgrades to help make your home feel more pleasant and enjoyable all throughout the year:

1. Windows

Avoiding Kitchen Remodeling Pitfalls: Unrealistic Budget

Many of you are seasoned remodelers, and have had 3-5 projects completed on your home. You know roughly what to expect and have enough experience to understand what works and what does not. Then there are those of you who have never remodeled before and are overwhelmed with the complexity that is planning, designing, and building a project.

Unrealistic Budgets

Great New Sinks for Your Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to kitchen renovation, a lot of attention goes to kitchen cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes. Appliances are also in the spotlight. However, as a kitchen-remodeling contractor, I think the sink is one of the most important choices you will make – because you will use it more frequently than any other part of your new kitchen.

How to Do a “Back to Basics” Kitchen Remodel

Like many kitchen-remodeling contractors, we are seeing a back-to-basics trend with kitchen renovations. Now, a basic does not mean bare bones, far from it. Homeowners still want a beautiful kitchen with luxurious extras, but they want kitchen remodeling to focus on functionality and personal style rather than on a “statement” kitchen remodel that features high-end everything and ornate flourishes everywhere.

Here are a few examples:

How Important is Kitchen Cabinet Lighting?

We all know that a well-planned, multi-layered lighting design is a critical component of every kitchen renovation. This should include a combination of ambient, task, accent, and decorative lighting, incorporating a range of light fixtures perhaps accompanied by a dimmer switch. While you are picking out the perfect, pendant lights to hang over your island or the ideal recessed ceiling fixtures, why not also consider lighting that will complement one of the most dominant elements of your kitchen?