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Aging-in-Place & Tub-to-Shower Conversions

If you haven’t heard the term “aging in place” already, you’re going to hear it more and more in the next 10 years. Many older adults have a desire to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Rather than moving to a senior living community, homeowners are looking for a “home remodeler near me” to modify the spaces in their home to be more accessible. (more…)

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The Great Dining Debate: Eat-In Kitchen or Separate Dining Room?

Lately, there's been more of a trend towards informality, with the kitchen and dining room edging closer together. If you are planning a kitchen renovation, you may be unsure whether you should include a dining space in the kitchen. To decide, it is essential to know some basics of both styles.  (more…)

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An Easy Guide to Remodeling a Starter Home

What comes after investing in your very first home? It's improving the look and function of your new space. However, remodeling can be quite overwhelming for new homeowners. To help you prioritize, we've put together a list of projects that will make your humble abode more beautiful and increase its value too.  (more…)

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8 Pros & Cons of the Open Layout

When it comes to home interior design, there are two types of layouts: an open floor plan and a closed floor plan. Each layout affects how a space feels in terms of light, mood and sound. An open floor plan usually works extremely well in homes with less square footage – sometimes out of necessity – while larger homes have more leeway when integrating rooms into a floor plan.  (more…)

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5 Elements of a Great Kitchen Design

Do you often look around your home and think it could use some heightened style? A kitchen remodel is perfect for homeowners looking to elevate their space and make it more functional and beautiful. There are many ways to bring elements of luxury to your kitchen, no matter what you’re starting with.  (more…)

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4 Tips to Prevent Sticker Shock When Renovating Your Kitchen

The kitchen is arguably the most expensive part of your house in terms of fixtures, equipment and design. When you choose to embark on a kitchen remodel, the expense may come as a real surprise. Here are four ways to avoid sticker shock! (more…)

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Why Work With DreamMaker for Your Bathroom Remodel

It is always best to leave your home remodeling project to skilled and experienced professionals. Getting a bathroom quote from a few contractors can help you determine which one is best for your remodel. To work with a company that offers superior customer service and workmanship, choose DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southern Lakes. Read on to discover more reasons to choose us for your bathroom remodel! (more…)

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Tips on Adding a Washer & Dryer in the Bathroom

Having a washer and dryer installed in the bathroom can be a smart choice if you do not have space for a full laundry room at home. If you have some extra square footage or even a closet in your bathroom, you can turn it into a convenient place to do your loads. A trusted bathroom remodeler suggests taking note of these things when planning this project.  (more…)

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The Best Countertop Materials for a Low-Maintenance Kitchen

Your countertops are a significant part of your kitchen because they see a lot of daily activity. Choosing a durable and easy-to-maintain material for your kitchen workspace will help you perform your day-to-day tasks efficiently and without worry of damage. Here are several low-maintenance countertop materials we recommend for your kitchen remodel.  (more…)

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How to Minimize Change Orders During a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel requires keen attention to detail and careful planning. From design elements to materials and finishes, a lot of things need to be polished before the construction begins and, too often, unforeseen issues still arise. Here, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Southern Lakes discusses how to stave off change orders — alterations to the original scope of work — to keep your kitchen remodel on track. (more…)

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