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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Home Renovation

Every home renovation involves dust, noise and foot traffic. While these disturbances are tolerable for most people, they can be very upsetting for pets. Don’t forget to discuss your pets’ needs with your remodeler so they can take them into consideration during the remodeling process! Here are a few tips for your furry (or not-so-furry!) friends to use during your next remodel: Cats & Dogs All the noise, unfamiliar smells[...]

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Tips on Planning a Dedicated Eating Area

Whether you’re designing a dedicated eating area for a small family or for large gatherings, there are a few things you need to consider when planning the kitchen and dining areas.   Consider the Type of Eating Area Most people think of a dining table or a breakfast nook when thinking of eating areas, but there are several types: Island Seating — This is a kitchen island with an extended countertop.[...]

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3 Remodeling Ideas to Improve Your Pandemic Lifestyle

Since the recent pandemic hit, there has been a drastic shift in how people view work and travel, as well as basic sanitation practices. Here at DreamMaker, we are busier than ever making improvements to homes in our community! This is an unprecedented time for home (particularly kitchen and bath) remodeling, and more and more people are taking the leap to finally invest in their homes. Been dreaming of a[...]

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The Pros & Cons of Doorless Showers

There’s a reason why doorless showers have become a popular bathroom remodeling trend — the walk-in design of a doorless shower feels spacious and is ideal for bathrooms with limited floor space. However, doorless showers aren’t suitable for all bathrooms. To help you decide if a doorless shower is ideal for your bathroom, understand the pros and cons first. The Pros More efficient use of bathroom space – Despite being one of the[...]

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Why You Should Add a Master Suite

A master suite addition is one of the most popular projects among homeowners who plan to stay in their homes. In a recent report, this project returned just over half of the cost upon selling. It also reported that adding a master suite increased the comfort level and personal enjoyment of 88% of homeowners. If you will be aging in place, a master suite addition is something worth considering.  Lifestyle[...]

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How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Kitchen

The right kitchen color scheme can do wonders for the heart of your home. Coordinating colors can be tricky, however. That’s why we compiled a quick guide to help you get started. Choosing Cabinet Colors Start by choosing a color for your cabinets. Since they take up roughly 40% of the visual space in your kitchen, their color should be the foundation of the room’s color scheme. Choosing colors mostly[...]

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Three Additional Ways to Utilize Your Home Office

Considering creating an office space in your home, but not sure if it's worth it or not? Here are a few ways to utilize your home office outside of the 9 - 5. A Guest Room Running short on space? No problem. Murphy beds are space-saving and functional options. A few decor details can transform your office space to a comfortable bedroom for visiting friends and family. The addition of[...]

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A Wishlist of Popular Master Bathroom Features

Which features can really enhance your bathroom experience? Here are some that consistently appear on both bathroom remodelers' and homeowners’ wishlists. Water Closet A water closet is essentially a separate room for your toilet. Water closets aren’t as common in the U.S., but they are quite popular in Japan and Europe. If you want a bit more privacy in your bathroom, installing a water closet could be a great idea. Double[...]

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How to Create the Perfect Home Office Space

More and more people are shifting to a permanent work-from-home setup, whether by choice or as a way to adapt to our “new normal.” While it’s true that you can plug in your laptop at the dining table or set up shop in your bedroom, nothing beats a designated workspace. After all, you still need a healthy boundary between your work and home life. As a trusted local remodeling contractor, we[...]

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What Are the Biggest Tile Trends of 2020?

Tile can be used in almost all rooms of your home but it’s usually found in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. It can also be installed in your outdoor living spaces. This popular building material is preferred for home renovation due to its versatility, durability and low-maintenance features. Read on to discover this year’s biggest trends in tile. Speckled Those who like the look of terrazzo fall in love with speckled tiles.[...]

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