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How Big Should Kitchen Countertops Be?

Kitchen remodeling contractors all agree that planning a kitchen involves a lot of thought — particularly when it comes to ensuring proper measurements to provide sufficient workspace. Guidelines developed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association offer a few suggestions as a solution to this dilemma. Sizing Countertops At least 158 inches is considered by the NKBA to be just the right amount of countertop frontage to allow for unhampered food[...]

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Why Is Remodeling Better Than New Construction?

Many homeowners opt to have their homes renovated instead of building new. Are you wondering why? There are lots of compelling reasons to consider renovating instead of investing in a new build. You have the cash you need in the bank. When you have ample savings in the bank to cover your renovations without taking out a loan, it makes sense to want to enjoy home improvements without worrying about[...]

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Tips to Open Up a Floor Plan Even More

Open floor plans are gaining favor among homeowners who love the feeling of wide open spaces and a seamless flow in the home. In an existing home, this often means the merging of smaller rooms into a bigger living space, one that also allows for better interaction among the home’s occupants. One of the barriers in allowing for a more open concept in the home is load-bearing walls. Since load-bearing[...]

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All About Bathtub Installations: Which Tub Will Work for You?

Ask any bathroom renovation contractor and they will tell you that a lot of things can affect the price tag of a bathtub. There are, after all, so many bathtub models out there. With such a dizzying array of shapes, sizes, and materials available today, how can you choose the right tub to fit right into your home and lifestyle? Before you splurge on the tub of your dreams for your bathroom remodeling project,[...]

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Designing a Shared Bedroom for Kids: 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

Housing two personalities in one room isn’t always easy but it’s completely doable, especially with some help from the right remodeler. To help you get started, here are a few shared bedroom design ideas to keep in mind. Give Each Child Their Own Space While kids may not value privacy in the same way that adults do, they too benefit from having a space of their own. The simplest way[...]

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Flooring That Will Make Your Pets Happy

When you’re a pet owner, one of the most often considered home remodels is looking for and installing pet-friendly flooring. But how do you know what to look for?  Pet owners would easily answer: resistance to scratches and damage, pet traction and pet comfort. All These are the most important qualities to keep in mind as you shop around for different flooring options. One of the biggest concerns pet owners need to[...]

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DreamMaker Celebrates 20 Years of Enhancing Lives and Improving Homes Nationwide

On June 15, 1999, we changed our name from Worldwide Refinishing Systems, Inc. to DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. Along with the new name came the expansion to full-service bath, kitchen, and interior remodels, which are still our primary services today. Now, 20 years later, we have developed time-tested processes and systems that both enhance lives and improve homes. Our name reflects our mission to transform kitchens and bathrooms into personal[...]

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Wallpaper Dos and Don’ts

Are you considering updating your walls with wallpaper? We can’t blame you. Wallpaper offers a quick and cost-efficient way to personalize walls. However, it can also work against you if you’re not careful during the application. The Dos 1. Do start small. If it’s your first time experimenting with wallpaper, try hanging it on a small space such as behind a bookshelf, recess or alcove. The wallpaper will add more depth[...]

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Modern Farmhouse: A Blend of Old and New

The modern farmhouse style is gaining increasing popularity, thanks to its unique blend of traditional and modern style. Here are a few reasons why: Homey What people love most about the modern farmhouse style is that it’s very down-to-earth and practical. None of the frills and frou-frou that can sometimes make a home feel a bit stiff and unwelcoming. With comfort and practicality being the primary considerations of this home[...]

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Top 3 Ways to Save Water in the Bathroom

The average American household uses around 300 gallons of water a day, 70% (or 210 gallons) of which is used indoors. A 2016 study by the Water Research Foundation revealed that toilet usage alone makes up 24% (or 50.4 gallons) of a household’s daily water consumption. In addition, the average American spends roughly eight minutes in the shower a day, using around 17.2 gallons each time. The numbers are clear:[...]

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