Meticulous Renovations Enhance Central Beach Pool Home

Jill and Eric Kalin wanted to create a home where their children could visit comfortably. Now encompassing what they envisioned, the two-story Vero Beach Estates subdivision home’s solid, green double doors open to an elegant, modern floorplan. The Kalins leaned into California contemporary, shares Jill, who was able to complement clean lines and a white palette with rich woods and a variety of dynamic tiles to add warmth to the home and create an overall casual, yet curated style that doesn’t detract from the indoor/outdoor lifestyle. According to Vero News,…

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Most Homeowners Would Rather Remodel Their Home Than Buy Another Home: Study

A recent survey by Adobe, encompassing data taken from more than 1,000 homeowners across the country reported that nearly 63% of respondents would rather remodel their homes than buy new. This is fueled by high interest rates and skyrocketing home prices. The remodel process can seem intimidating for homeowners, with Adobe’s study citing price as the number 1 reason for not wanting to pursue a remodel. This is a valid fear for potential clients, especially as 50% of homeowners who have remodeled their homes exceeded their budget. According to Fox…

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Multifunctional and Outdoor Living Space Renovations on the Rise

As homeowners invest in renovations and remodels to enhance their living spaces, the home improvement market is experiencing a major boom. Trends fueling this boom are kitchen and bath upgrades, outdoor living space creation and repurposing rooms to function for multiple uses including home offices and media rooms. According to Yonkers Times, Kitchen and Bathroom Upgrades: Kitchen and bathroom remodels remain the most popular home improvement projects. Upgrading these spaces improves functionality and adds significant value to the property. Outdoor Living Spaces: The trend of creating outdoor living spaces continues to grow.…

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Lessons from an Award-Winning Remodeler and Designer

In 2008, Elliott Pike established ELM Construction LLC, a residential design and remodeling company in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Since then, ELM has experienced consistent profitable growth, largely due to Pike’s meticulous team-building efforts. Fostering a positive and collaborative work environment remains a top priority for him. According to the NAHB, at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Pike was named NAHB’s 2023 Remodeler of the Year. Pike reflects on winning the award, the keys to building an exceptional team, trends he’s watching in the remodeling industry and more…

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4 Amazing Basement Remodel Ideas

A basement can be the largest space in a home, but it often ends up as a storage area for forgotten toys and miscellaneous office supplies. It doesn’t have to be that way. The following transformations by four local interior designers demonstrate that a basement can be much more than an afterthought. According to Washingtonian, the designer, of Georgetown’s Regan Billingsley Interiors, worked with Pinehurst Design Build in North Bethesda, led by Tom Gilday. Despite the basement’s space challenges, a pool table was among the clients’ priorities. The husband, a…

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Trends To Watch for Remodeling Contractors

Remodeling contractors specialize in making substantial improvements, alterations, or additions to the interiors or exteriors of existing buildings. Unlike general contractors who oversee entire construction projects, remodeling contractors typically concentrate on specific areas or tasks, such as kitchens, bathrooms, room layout changes, home additions, or deck and patio construction. While they occasionally handle commercial real estate projects, the majority of their work is on owner-occupied residential properties. According to Washingtonian, although many industries experienced economic hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, some sectors thrived. For remodeling contractors, the unique dynamics of…

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Oakland Launches New ‘Rapid Permits’ for Instant Approvals

The City of Oakland has revamped its permitting process by introducing ten new “rapid permits” through the Online Permit Center. This initiative aims to simplify and accelerate permit issuance, granting applicants immediate approval once they complete the application and pay the required fee. According to California Construction, these additions complement existing lead-based paint (LPB) and solar permits. Re-Roofing permits and insulation certificates for insulation installation will also be added this quarter. Other additions will include roll out of a new Building Combination permit (B) for apartment unit remodels and minor…

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Berkeley Hills Home Gets Eco-Friendly Remodel

Berkeley-based architect, founder of Rangr Studio, and a lecturer in architecture at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, Jasmit Singh Rangr is one piece to the team that built his family’s stylish, minimal, cost-conscious home near the Grizzly Peak summit in the Berkeley Hills. His wife, Abigail Dillen, president of Earthjustice, a nonprofit, public interest environmental law firm, is the one who truly made it possible. According to Sunet, The challenge began in 2014 when the couple and their young son, Sher, moved from Manhattan to the Bay Area after…

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Older Americans Seek To Make Accessible Upgrades

Many adult ages 50 and above would prefer to stay in their current home as long as possible according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Some baby boomers and older members of Generation X are locked into low mortgage rates too good to give up, thus meaning the choice of moving has been relinquished. Skyrocketing housing prices fueled by lean supply further complicate the calculations of moving house. According to Daily Herald, Despite feeling tied down, a subset of these older adults have enough extra cash to splurge on upgrades…

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From Flooded Flooring To Full Remodel, Renovation Eased With Inspirational Approach

After a flooded basement plagued her house South Dakota homeowner Maria Schaffhauser approached interior designer Patricia Thoms and began talking about long term plans. “I was just there looking for flooring, but I said eventually I want to do a home remodel,” Schaffhauser said. “She didn’t know where to start,” Thoms said. “So I said, we have a free consultation, and I can go to your house and measure and make a project for you, and she thought that was great. So I went to Aberdeen and measured and took…

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