Monday, March 24, 2014

Excitement Out Back

Even if you're not the sort to play catch out back, would you really want to watch your family having fun outdoors from inside the house? There's a way you can remain a spectator while breathing fresh air and without shutting yourself indoors. The answer is simple – build a back porch.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Basement: The Addition You Thought You Never Had

Would you believe someone if he tells you that every home with a basement already has an additional space, even when its owner hasn’t had one built? You should; he is simply referring to the space the basement offers, which you have yet to maximize.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Figuring if your attic needs a change

The attic is always one of those rather spooky sections of the house. Nobody bothers to go up there for reasons aside from sealing any bat holes or hiding some unneeded items. However, if you feel the basement is more than enough for your storage options and want an extra room without building a new wing on your house, an attic remodel may be in the cards. But one question remains to be answered with help from your contractor: is the place suitable?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Make Your Small Bathrooms Look Bigger and Better

The bathroom is one of the few areas in your home where you can relax privately, undisturbed. It becomes a sanctuary for the tired mind – a place where you can rest your tired muscles after an exhausting day by taking a nice, warm dip in the tub.
Problem is, you don’t have that fancy, living-room sized bathrooms like the ones you see on MTV Cribs. Don’t fret, here are some design tips that can make your bathroom look more spacious:

Remodeling in Chicago and Other Places is on the Rise, Studies Show

Americans spent so much on remodeling projects last year that it would appear remodeling had joined the ranks of America’s favorite pastimes. What could be fueling the increased spending?

Statistics show that Americans have spent nearly $130 billion on renovations in 2013 and may spend more in the coming months. Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies says there was a 6-percent jump in remodeling projects during the third quarter of the previous year.
Although still far from the 13-year high record of almost $150 billion in 2006, a year prior to the housing bubble, experts are bullish about the positive growth of remodeling in Chicago and all over the U.S.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Affordable Bathroom Remodeling in Chicago: Divvying Up Your Priorities

Décor Gets the Smallest Slice

While you want a beautiful bathroom, décor must not make up more than 5 percent ($500) of the budget. Experts advise against settling for bargain-grade paint, which costs between $5 and $15 a can, because they may not last as long as premium-grade paint. Sometimes, it’s better to choose the more expensive but better-quality product, especially if you’re thinking about eventually selling your property.

Additionally, if you need help in budgeting, get in touch with experienced Chicago bathroom renovation companies like DAL Builders. Professionals can help you pull off amazing renovation jobs that will fit your budget.