Arizona’s Top Interior Designers
A talented interior designer is oftentimes one of the most underappreciated artists working today. So often we walk into beautiful, comfortable rooms or spaces and take for granted the fact that the vision-turned-reality of these great works are the result of the time and talent of people who can envision a space beyond four simple walls.
Arizona has, not surprisingly to those in the business, one of the country’s best rosters of innovative interior designers, and today we’re going to celebrate (in alphabetical order) some of the Grand Canyon State’s best.
Remodeling Your Master Bathroom For Resale
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, now may be the perfect time. Conventional wisdom has long told us that the warming weather of spring and summer offers homeowners the best conditions to garner interest in their home and facilitate a sale, and in this case, conventional wisdom has proven true. In fact, according to REALTOR.com, one of the premier internet resources for all things real estate, 50% of home sales every year take place in the summer months alone.
Trying to sell any home with outdated living spaces is a challenge, regardless of location or value. While updated bathrooms, even half baths, throughout your home will most certainly help your case when trying to entice potential buyers, nothing is quite as important to the modern home seeker as the comfort of an updated master bathroom ensuite. A recent poll from CBS News lists a master bathroom as one of the top 5 features buyers consider very important when looking for a house, which means if you want your house to move quickly, you’re going to need to give buyers what they want.
Today, we’re going to show you how to gear your master bathroom construction or remodel towards creating something that will not only be of interest to those who might want to buy your home, but will also will help get you the best return on the money you invest.
Avoid These Remodeling Mistakes!
Bathroom remodels are a great way to bring a breath of fresh air into your home, but with them can also come stress, anxiety, and a whole bunch potential for mistakes. But fear not: just because others have had their remodel realities turned into something reminiscent of a nightmare, doesn’t mean yours has to follow suit. Today we’re going to cover the top 5 mistakes most people make when considering and executing a bathroom remodel, and show you how to best ensure remodel results that you’ll love – mistake free!
Gear Your Kitchen Remodel Toward Squeaky Clean Results
As we’ve covered in previous posts, kitchens in 2015 are not only a place where we cook, but also a place to entertain and hang out. After the dust has settled and the materials have set from your remodel, nothing is more fun than showing off your new kitchen to friends and family. However, making the most of your new kitchen could mean incorporating additional cleaning time into your already busy schedule – a headache that no one enjoys. Our advice: gear your kitchen remodel towards making cleaning easy, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new space without the extra effort.
With diverse kitchen materials now available to install in every corner of your kitchen, the cleaning process of what you select is definitely something that should be considered when making your final decisions for your remodel. Think you’ve got the perfect countertop picked out? It might be a porous material that will be susceptible to dangerous bacteria growth. Got that vinyl tile flooring pattern that just fits perfectly with your motif? You may want to choose again. When it comes right down to it, the diversity of materials in your kitchen and their proximity to food and drink make it one of the most tedious and difficult places in the house to keep clean, and adding materials that require a labor-intensive cleaning process certainly won’t help. Today we’re going to examine all of the areas of your kitchen you’re looking to update with your remodel, and show you the best solutions out there for creating a cooking space that is as easy to clean as it is to enjoy.
Creating The Best Outdoor Kitchen in Maricopa County
As one of the top retirement and vacation destinations in the United States, it’s no secret that Arizona has some of the most consistently beautiful weather in the entire country. The golf course, the playground, and the local parks are all great ways to take advantage of all the sunshine. However, despite the awesome climate, most of us have such busy schedules that we’re prevented from spending as much time outside enjoying the beautiful weather as we’d like to. If you’re looking for a great way to add some more outdoor time into your schedule, and, at the same time, create a truly one-of-a-kind space for your home, it’s time you consider adding to your house what the Deseret News calls one of the most popular trends in outdoor renovations: the outdoor kitchen.
How to Save Water (and money) with your Bathroom Remodel Part II
(For more water and money saving tips, check out How To Save Water (and money) with your Bathroom Remodel Part I!)
Though it’s one of the most plentiful resources on earth, water is also one of the most expensive – and certainly the most precious. In our last post, we talked about the many ways you can turn your shower from one of your bathroom’s most wasteful features into one of the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Though the shower has the potential to be the biggest water waster in your bathroom, you’ll be surprised to learn that both the toilet and the sink can certainly contribute their fair share to your water bill. Now that we’ve got the shower out of the way, let’s examine how we can tackle these other two potential water gushers, and strategize some more ways your conservation-centered remodel can give you the bathroom of your dreams without the hefty monthly bill.
How to Save Water (and money) With Your New Bathroom Remodel Part 1
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, one leaky faucet can waste over 70 gallons of fresh water every year. Multiply that by all of the sinks, shower heads, hoses, and toilets you have in your house, and not only will you get a tsunami of wasted water, but you’ll also find yourself drowning in wasted money when your water bill finally comes. This is not a scenario any homeowner wants to endure.
Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
When: 2015 April 24, 25, 26
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds (1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85007) Use this link for directions.
Cost: $5 for Adults. $2 for children 2-12 years old. FREE for children under 2 years old. You can also use this Groupon to get a bigger discount!
ReBath and 5 Day Kitchens have been showcasing our products and services at The Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show for years. We are very excited for this home show in April! There are a lot of great guest appearances and chances for you to save on bathroom and kitchen remodeling.
Top 3 Ways to Add Value to Your Home with a Kitchen Remodel
Home Buying season is quickly approaching, and if you’re serious about selling your home, you want to add the most value possible before your listing ever hits the market. One great way to add potential and actual value to your home is by updating the room that buyers and industry insiders agree will give you the most bang for your buck: the kitchen.
While an updated and remodeled kitchen adding value to your home seems like common sense, there is science to back it up as well. According to REALTOR Magazine’s 2013-14 Cost vs. Value Report, both minor kitchen remodels and major kitchen remodels make the top ten list of home improvement projects that not only recoup costs, but also boost curb appeal – upping potential interest levels and improving the likelihood of a sale. Written frankly: an updated kitchen is something everyone wants, regardless of geographic location, economic status, or any other determining factor.
So now that we’ve shown you the hard evidence that remodeling your kitchen will help bring value to your home, the big question remains: what should I put into my remodel?
Does Size Matter?
When it comes to bathrooms in our homes, conventional wisdom tells us that bigger is most definitely better. Who wouldn’t want a gorgeous walk-in shower, a full soaking tub, double sinks, floor-to-ceiling frosted windows, a relaxation/spa area, and chandeliers all elegantly arranged in a stunning spacious environment? Well, it’s pretty safe to say that we all would, but, unfortunately, the dream of having a bathroom the size of a garage remains just a dream for most of us. However, just because you may not have the square footage or home layout to accommodate an oversized and spacious bathroom, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do but settle for small. In fact, there are plenty of steps you can take during your bathroom renovation to best utilize the space and materials you do have to create something spectacular.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at 3 simple concepts and principles you can incorporate in your bathroom remodel that will not only help give you fabulous space, but also make your space fabulous.