Design the Perfect Powder Room

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us will have more guests around our homes than usual. We tend to do many things to make family and friends feel welcome when they visit during the holidays, like preparing special treats or offering them a cup of holiday cheer. You may also take extra care in cleaning and preparing your home, decorating for the holidays, and making sure there is ample space for guests to sit and relax. 

Create Your Island Paradise

At this time of year, many people are spending even more time in the kitchen than normal:  baking special treats, preparing holiday meals, and socializing with family and friends. All of this activity in the kitchen can make you realize the importance of having extra space and purpose built storage to meet all of your food preparation, dining, and entertaining needs. The kitchen island has become a key component of meeting these requirements in today’s kitchen design, particularly as open-plan kitchens have increased in popularity.

A Guide to Incorporating Storage in your Bathroom Design

An effective bathroom design inspires you in the morning and provides a relaxing haven to unwind at the end of a long day. In addition to selecting the right tile, shower enclosure, and other features, storage is key to maximizing the benefit of your bathroom renovation. With so many options available, every bottle, tube of make-up, and towel can have a designated place and your bathroom can always be clutter free. 

Start by asking yourself these key questions when looking for the best storage solutions:

Give Yourself the Gift of a Dream Kitchen!

In the midst of the holiday season, may we suggest starting your gift list with the words: “Dream Kitchen”? Wouldn’t that be the best gift ever? Have you been feeling that you need to do something to help your kitchen? Does it scream of inefficiency and confusion? Are the cabinets ancient? Have your counters seen better days?

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