Posts from the ‘Remodeling Tips’ Category
Get the space without the hassle of moving! Remodeling through room additions adds space and elegance inside, while maintaining the architectural integrity of your home from the outside. We focus on updating your home to be cost and energy efficient. Check out some of our additions on Pinterest!
When you are choosing how to add cheer and effect to your room, consult our detailed window guide! We’ve put together basic descriptions, pros, and cons of each style to guide you through a sometimes overwhelming process.
The skylight can be a dramatic statement or a cheerful addition to a room. However, the ventilation area is usually less than 30%, and the windows should be set on curbs with metal step and counter flashing.
Pros: Can be remote-controlled and coated to minimize exposure to UV rays, good for attics, sunrooms, and modern homes.
Cons: Must climb to roof to clean.
Mostly used in modern or contemporary homes, a gliding window has at least one component that slides horizontally to allow ventilation.
Pros: Easy to open, doesn’t project outward so good for walkways and patios, fixed screens can be added, large enough for evacuation.
Cons: Only one side opens at one time.
To read the rest of this article, visit our houzz page.
This week we’re featuring bathrooms! We’ve encountered just about every bathroom-related challenge you can imagine. From expanding small spaces to creating maximum accessibility for the elderly, we’ll be pinning and sharing tips to tackle these difficulties. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest to stay up-to-date with ideas and solutions!
Also, if you are interested in remodeling your bathroom, please fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.
Remember meeting your dear friend or spouse for the first time? I bet you anything you do. First impressions last a lifetime and give us feelings that we can sometimes never shake. Your home is no different, which is why the front door is one of the most important decisions. You will receive your friends, your family, your neighbors, and your community under your door’s frame.
The crucial step in making a wise front door choice is picking out the material, which is why we’ve compiled the pros and cons of primary door materials.
To look at the pros and cons of different materials, read our houzz article!
Elite Remodeling is now on Pinterest! We started with a kitchen board featuring some of our favorite remodels. Right now our pins highlight the diversity of our ability, but once we get everything set up, we’ll start pinning Dallas and industry trends.
Every week we are going to add a new board and some new pins along the way. Next week, we’ll add our bathroom board, so look out for lots of upcoming ideas!
Follow us at http://pinterest.com/eliteremodeltx/!
No need for Gandalf or Dumbledore here. We’ve got all the secrets to get your rowdy pantry in line. Whether your storage space is big or small, our go-to tips cover everything from adding build-ins to attachable drawers.
Tip #1: Find 6-inches of Wasted Space
Everyone can find a bit of wasted space in the kitchen. Think: between the refrigerator and the wall, the door and the cabinet, or any other nook. These spaces are perfect places for build-in pantry shelves to store your condiments and smaller items. They can pull out or open like a traditional pantry.
Tip #2: The Art of Illusion
Sometimes half the battle is just lessening the eyesore that your pantry causes. For this, try using the two-tone method to add interest and distraction in the space. Pale shelves with dark wood drawers hold the eye away from the chaos and cover up the mess. The trick works for walk-in pantries or simple shelves.
For more tips, and some of our favorite photos, check out our houzz article.
It’s no secret that adopting a puppy or kitten is on par with bringing a two-year-old into your home. Muddy paws, chew marks on your nicest furniture, bits of toys scattered about the house—the mess never seems to end! As much fun as puppies and kittens are, you must prepare your home for the new addition. We’ve compiled a list to puppy (or ever child) proof your home!
The Puppy Zone
The most important step in proofing your home for a new animal is to carve out a space for them. Section off part of your kitchen or laundry room with an animal gate (see pictures of chic gates below), some toys, and a bed. The new puppy can get used to his surrounds and learn his manners without destroying everything in sight.
To read the rest of this article, along with photos, check out our houzz page.
From drab to chic, that’s the history of wainscoting and your walls. Wainscoting used to cover the lower part of walls in 16th century England to prevent dampness in the home. Now the technique is used to add elegance or pop to just about any room.
The fortunate part about wainscoting is that it is an easy addition. You can use about any type of material from medium-density fiberboards to wood, plastic or plywood—some stores even sell rolls of faux wood wainscoting! All you have to do is roll it out on your wall!
To read the rest of this article, along with photos, check out our houzz page!
The late January doldrums are in full swing. The holidays are over, the routine’s kicked in, and those New Year’s resolutions are almost broken. What to do to beat the winter blues?
Burst the meh’s with a new workout space, of course! The task isn’t complicated and our ideas will fit just about any home. Below are a few suggestions for turning a garage, a closet, or an entire backyard into an energizing oasis!
Step 1: Pick your space. Do you have a neglected closet-size space in your garage, attic, bathroom, bedroom, or even closet? That’s the perfect spot!
Step 2: Decide your workout vibe. Will you be an iron man or a yoga guru? Ask yourself what you want from your workout. Not only will setting goals help you stick to your routine, but knowing what you want will also help you decorate your space.
Step 3: Separate your space. Whether through décor, colors, or a few moveable dividers, your workout area needs to stand out. The distinct feel of the space will train you to associate the space with fitness and wellbeing.
For a complete list of steps to a perfect home gym, visit our houzz page.
Dallas is abuzz with the opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The tickets sell out days in advance, and Dallasites flood into the eco-friendly building to explore the hidden natural treasures of Texas.
Our beautiful state surprises us with lonely deserts, sprawling plains, the Texas Hill Country—everything! Why not bring in a bit of natural beauty into your home? Nature has a way of nature has a way of surprising us with awe-striking details and soothing textures.
To get the look, we suggest incorporating stone and wood textures. This can be as easy as refinishing your wood floors to get a raw texture, or as detailed as adding wood paneling to ceilings for a forest feel.
Look through the pictures on our houzz page to get ideas for remodeling!