3 Ways to Elevate Your Home With A Luxury Outdoor Entertainment Area…

There’s nothing like entertaining guests in your backyard. Whether you love nature or just want a place to relax, adding a luxury outdoor entertainment space can really transform your home. Outdoor entertainment areas continue to grow in popularity and for good reason. They provide a great way to take in the sunshine and fresh air while being surrounded by pretty landscaping. There are many different ways that you can enhance your home with a luxurious outdoor entertainment space. What are they?

#1: Boost Your Backyard By Adding An Entertainment Area

A nice outdoor entertainment area will provide you with more room to entertain your guests. This will also provide you with additional space to host parties or gatherings with friends in a group. Your entertainment space may include things like a firepit with surrounded seating, a covered or screened in porch, a pool or hot tub, even an outdoor kitchen. The options are endless.

 

#2: Take In The Beauty With a Deck

Well-designed outdoor living areas can be used to enhance the beauty of your backyard– and be centered around the beautiful views your backyard and garden has to offer. This is another way that your backyard will become a place for you to relax while spending time outdoors. Compliment the views with unique seating options like seating walls, cozy couches, and lounge chairs that are placed on your patio or deck.

 

#3: A Place You Can Enjoy All Year Long

You don’t have to limit your time outdoors to the summer months. By adding a fireplace, other heating elements, or some oversized blankets, you will be able to enjoy this entertainment space year-round. You can relax when it’s warm and then take advantage of the cooler temperatures when fall weather begins to make its way in.

Building Concepts Can Help You Create Your Outdoor Oasis

If you have been thinking about adding an outdoor entertainment area to your backyard, reach out to a contractor. They can help you design and build the outdoor oasis you’ve been dreaming of. At Building Concepts, we are experienced in creating backyard entertainment areas to backyards of all sizes. Ready to transform your outdoor living area?

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Does An Enclosed Porch Add Value To My Home?

To increase the value of your home, consider enclosing an existing porch or covered patio space with either a screen room or sunroom. Your home is much more than just the interior.  First impressions are crucial, and the outdoor environment adds lots of ambiance to your home. When you want to be comfortable both inside and out, an enclosed porch can be the best of both worlds. Outdoor projects are among the best investments you can make in your home to improve its resale value, so it should be no surprise that most homeowners are able to get around a 75 percent return on investment for a screened-in porch. 

A Few Benefits To Consider

Added Living Space – Imagine being able to enjoy your porch in the cold months with a glass of hot chocolate, some relaxing music, and your favorite book or newspaper. Imagine not having to add in this space but just install custom screened porch panels that are customized for your existing patio. You can enjoy your enclosed porch 9 months or more of the year. Today, one of your choices is a transparent vinyl window product that will never break like a standard window glass. You can enjoy the feel of natural light and breeze while maintaining the comfort of indoor living. You can use this additional space for your office, a place to sleep in the summer, or a recreational area with comfy chairs and tables. Truly surround yourself with outdoor beauty and indoor comfort.

Protection From Pests And Uncooperative Weather – The screen and window walls also keep out insects, making sure you can relax on your enclosed porch without having to deal with annoying pests. Plus, the enclosure protects you from the rain, snow, wind, and whatever the weather decides to do.  Most families say their enclosed porch is their favorite room in the house. You will enjoy lots of quality family time there.

Remodeling your porch and creating additional living space can add value and functionality to your home. Make sure that you discuss your project thoroughly with your design-build contractor before construction begins. They can help you to create a space that will seamlessly match your home’s existing architecture and can provide you with all the additional comfort your family needs!

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Ideas To Help You Remodel Your Bathroom, Laundry Room, and Mud Room…

 

Remodeling a bathroom, laundry room, or mudroom is an exciting task. But before jumping into to choosing the latest tile or fixtures, there are less exciting things to consider to make sure your project turns out the way you want. There are countless options from which to choose but it all depends on a number of things like size, location, and the age of your family. The following are a few suggestions you can use in every bathroom in your home…

 

The Master Bathroom

Master bathrooms are often an extension of a home’s master bedroom; they’re typically located within or adjacent to the master bedroom. For this reason, some design decisions about your master bathroom may be simplified. It is the place you start and end your day. When you start this remodel, the first thing to consider is tub or shower. You may want both, a whirlpool tub to soak in and a shower for the morning rush. But you may not have space and the tub/shower combination can be an eyesore. Problem solved!! The modern solution is the walk-in shower with a rain head and steaming functionality. It takes up less space and makes it easy to hop in and out quickly. Take a quick morning shower when needed or when you have time take a relaxing steamy rain-shower.

Guest Bathrooms

The guest bathroom design often takes second priority over the master suite. However, that doesn’t mean that you should neglect this space entirely. With just a few, simple tweaks you can create a space that both you and your guests will love. Usually, the guest bathroom is used more by a member of your home than by visitors. But you should think about who is your typical guest and design this room accordingly. Your oldest and youngest guest, as well as those with limited mobility, might appreciate subtle safety elements. Low threshold shower bases, slip-resistant floors, walk-in showers make for easy entry and exit. A shower bench and grab bars help with fall risk. Install a simple glass shower enclosure which is easy on maintenance. No more grimy glass door tracks or dingy shower curtains. And for tile choices, use dark grout or even solid surface panels which do away with grout lines altogether.

 

Kids Bathrooms

The main things to remember when remodeling a kids bathroom are that they grow up very fast, and they are messy and a little clumsy. So their needs change quickly. If you have more than one child put in double vanities so two can get ready for school at the same time. It will cut down on turmoil in the morning. If you have little tykes go with a regular size vanity and incorporate a pull-out step into the base of the vanity. Another new product, a glass-enclosed tub, is a great idea for a kids bath. Keep all the splashing fun away from the rest of the bathroom.

 

Hall Bathrooms

Sometimes this room is very small and can only be a half bath. These rooms are tight and rarely is there room for a shower. But there are new products on the market that can make it possible to fit a corner shower in a tight corner. If you use a pedestal sink or floating basin sink that can make a small bathroom look bigger by creating the illusion of increased space. These new design styles make it possible for fitting more into a smaller space.

 

Laundry Rooms / Mud Rooms

Do you have a pet? The Laundry room/ Mud room is the newest place for a bathroom. Many folks are including dog showers in their plans for a bathroom remodeling. These showers are slightly raised, to make washing and rinsing a dog of almost any size comfortable for the owner, and include faucets (or shower heads), towel rods, and more. They can also be used for other purposes, such as rinsing off outdoor gear, and mud-soaked sports uniforms. The popularity of these washing/bathing stations in the mud room is growing.

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5 Reasons You Should Give Your Bathroom A Luxurious Renovation…

Your bathroom should be an oasis– a place you can get away in your own home to relax and recharge. If you are feeling tired of your bland, builder-grade bathroom, it might be time to consider investing in a luxury renovation. There are several reasons to consider transforming your bathroom, especially since it is a space you use often. Let’s discuss a few of these benefits.

Five reasons why it’s time to give your bathroom the luxurious flip YOU deserve:

#1: Keeping Current With The Trends

Trends come and go. What was “in” just a few years ago has since become a thing of the past. If your bathroom is looking outdated, it is probably time to start planning a luxury renovation. Adding a few timeless features and fixtures will keep it looking current, longer.

#2: Make The Space More Functional

The current layout of your bathroom might make sense until you start making changes. Many people aren’t aware of just how much space they can free up in their bathroom by changing a few things. While renovating your space, consider the layout and what little fixes you can make to maximize the space you have.

#3: Increase The Value Of Your Home

Bathroom renos aren’t known for being the most affordable; but the investment will pay off. If the time comes to sell your home, a nice, luxurious bathroom will appeal to potential buyers and could be the reason they are ready to seal the deal.

#4: Create Your Own Spa-Like Oasis

After a long day, having a luxurious bath to escape to is the perfect way for you to relax and unwind. Your bathroom should not only be functional but also relaxing and alluring. Make this space your oasis– you deserve it!

#5: Luxury On A Budget

Yes, bathroom renovations can be expensive, but you don’t have to blow your budget to achieve that look of luxury. There are plenty of affordable options that will provide you with that spa-like oasis without spending more than you have already budgeted for the project.

Building Concepts Can Help

There are plenty of reasons you should update your bathroom to create the lasting look of luxury. However, it is important that you hire the right crew to get the job done. At Building Concepts, we provide our clients with professional bathroom remodeling services to help them achieve the dreamiest, luxury bathroom where they can run to after a long day.

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Are Your Windows Old, Drafty, Or Just Plain Ugly?…

Sometimes it is possible to repair damaged windows. You need to consider the condition of the frame, the glass, the sill, or the hardware to make a cost-effective assessment. We would like to give you a few suggestions about replacing or repairing your windows…

Rotting Wood

Repair or replace? A piece of badly rotted trim that is easily pried off, for example, should be replaced, not repaired. However, there are many situations where it is practical to repair rotted wood, although do-it-yourselfers need to use good judgment. Wood can rot in places where it can weaken a structure. If your windows are severely rotted, removing the glass and rebuilding the frame could cost as much as installing new windows. In this case, window replacement is a good choice. If you catch the problem early, you may be able to patch small areas with epoxy. Then you will be able to paint or stain the windows and they will look as good as new.

Broken Window Seal

Repair or replace? If you can feel a cold breeze around the seals of your window, then your seal has flattened and is no longer effective. You can also remove a bit of seal from your window, if it’s squashed flat or you find it’s brittle and crumbling then you should be replacing them right away. De-fogging equipment is an advertised solution, but many online reviews say it is an unsatisfactory process. If the frame is still holding put, it may be possible to merely replace the sash, but replacement of the sash is recommended.

Broken Glass

Repair or replace? Replacing the glass is more cost-effective than replacing the whole window. With replacing the glass, you still get the benefits like energy savings, better heat gain, and less heat loss, but at a fraction of the price of a window replacement as long as the frame is still in good condition. If your window is old and your frame is not in good shape it is better to replace the window.

Drafty

Repair or replace? If you’re looking for the best DIY solutions to fix drafty windows and improve efficiency, here are six simple methods to consider:

  • Repair, replace, or add new weather-stripping.
  • Get a window draft stopper.
  • Cover cracks with nail polish.
  • Wrap the windows with film.
  • Reglaze the windowpanes.
  • Use interior storm windows or inserts.

However, if the draft is caused by a loose sash, rotten wood, or single pane glass, a replacement is probably best.

Smooth Operation

Repair or Replace? Purchase a silicone-based lubricant at a local home improvement store. Spray the lubricant onto a dry cloth and wipe along the inside and outside window tracks, jamb liner, and weather-stripping. Open and close the window several times to distribute the lubricant evenly. Adjust the sliding window rollers. Clean dirt and grit and chip away paint if the window was painted shut. Or look for replacement hardware. A new window may be the only answer if replacement parts are not available or if the window has stopped working properly because it is out of square.

Modern windows offer better insulation, which makes it easier for your heating and cooling system to keep your home cozy. If your energy bills are skyrocketing, replacing the windows in your home might be the solution.

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Types of Vinyl, Wood, and Aluminum Replacement Windows and Why Installation Is So Important…

The actual installation of windows is very important. That is why certified experts, specially trained to install windows and doors are the professionals you should consider. They will be committed to being with you from start to finish and beyond, ensuring product satisfaction and leaving your home cleaner than they found it. Whether you are looking for top-of-the-line custom wood crafted windows or an affordable vinyl window solution, there are selections to make your window installation project a success.

Types of Replacement Windows: Know Your Options

Single-Hung Window

Double-Hung Window

 

Sliding Window

Casement Window

Awning Window

Bay Window

Types Of Window Materials

  • Clad-wood windows feature beautiful wood inside the home and protective, low-maintenance metal cladding outside to provide extra protection against the elements. The baked-on finish is durable, easy to care for, and available in a variety of colors.
  • Vinyl windows, available in a wide range of operating types and designs, are remarkably durable, easy to care for, energy-efficient, and reliable.
  • Aluminum windows are cost-effective, lightweight and strong, and are most frequently used in homes in warm, mild climates where heat loss is not as much of a concern.
  • Wood windows, long known for their classic warm and welcoming appearance, remain a popular choice for homeowners. Despite their increased maintenance needs. Wood windows offer beautiful aesthetics and increase the value of your home.

Look for ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors. They will be independently tested, certified, and verified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). The National Fenestration Rating Council is a United States 501 non-profit organization which sponsors an energy efficiency certification and labeling program for windows & doors. NFRC ratings must meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Why Choose One Variety Of Exterior Door Over Another?…

When choosing a new exterior door, make sure it provides energy efficiency as well as gives your home a new updated look.

Here are some ways to get you started in the process:

Entry Door Options

· Wood– While popular for its beauty, it requires more maintenance and tends to be more expensive than other options.
· Steel– This is known to be the least expensive option, but it doesn’t last very long and is easily damaged.
· Fiberglass– Fiberglass is durable, energy efficient, and basically maintenance free. There many color options available and they look very similar to wood doors.

Sliding Glass Doors

These are a very nice option if you are limited on space, as they slide on tracks. The downside to this choice is that they only open partially and can sometimes create a lot of noise when opening and closing.

French Doors

If you are limited on space, this would likely not be a great option as they provide a sophisticated look but open widely to give maximum air flow.

Bifold Doors

Bifold doors are easy to install. They are versatile and secure and have multiple locking points.  However, the many frames that go along with this option, may also obstruct views.

Lift And Slide Doors

These may look like sliding doors; however, they operate much differently. When opening, you turn the handle down, then lift the door panel upward from the track. The door will then easily open with little effort as it rolls on heavy duty wheels. These doors are customizable, so you can design any size opening you need.

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What You Should Know Before Replacing An Exterior Door…

How great would it be if you could just pop out your old front door and replace it with a new one? In one bold move, you could change the look of your house and make your home safer and more secure — at the same time. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy; replacing an exterior door requires exact measuring, ­medium-to-advanced carpentry skills, and an understanding of terms and materials. Whether you want a simple hardwood entry door or a front door with a transom above and sidelight on the side, you can find it.

Material Choices

There are many options when it comes to front door replacement. You can choose double doors, doors flanked on both sides with sidelights or wooden doors with customized glass design. It is up to you and your personal taste.

To determine what type of material your door should be made of, consider your budget and the level of maintenance you are willing to do.

  • Wood-Wood doors, while beautiful, are more expensive and require maintenance, especially with high exposure to the elements. Wooden doors are strong, secure, and scratches are repaired with ease.
  • Steel– Steel doors are a great entry-level option they’re durable, budget-friendly, and offer a wide range of design choices, including colors and glass options. Steel doors are also a good choice because they resist shrinking, swelling, and warping, require little maintenance and are energy-efficient.
  • Fiberglass– Fiberglass, is a material that requires almost no maintenance because it does not dent, rot, or rust. Fiberglass doors are energy-efficient, affordable, and made to last in all climates and you can paint them any color or stain them to get a wood-like effect.

Factors That Impact The Cost Of An Exterior Door

Many factors go into the cost of the front door, whether you are choosing a decorative front door or a utilitarian one.

  • The door material- The material of the door is typically the most significant deciding factor of the overall cost of the door. You have many options for the material of your front door.
  • Alterations- A door jamb is part of the door frame: it’s the flat surface that runs vertically up either side. If you need to replace a door frame or jamb because you are changing the size of the door, it will increase the amount of labor done and material needed.
  • Energy-Efficient- There are several benefits that come with installing energy-efficient doors. Most people love how new doors update the look of their home, increase their curb appeal, and add to their home’s value. The benefits are much more than just cosmetic, though! Not all doors are created equal and there are a lot of doors that aren’t exactly energy efficient. The door’s material, core, and glass options all determine its energy efficiency.
  • Customization- Upgraded locks custom and hardware such as knows, hinges, and other upgrades will also alter the cost. Think of a custom door like a piece of jewelry for your home, and a gateway to your style. But as with anything personalized, it comes with a higher price tag.

Is The Installation Of A New Front Door A DIY Project?

While front door installation can be done by yourself, it is not recommended. The door jamb and frame often need to be altered to fit a new door and this needs to be done properly to protect the insulation properties. Keep in mind that a professional can make quick work of such a job, and in many cases, it might be the wisest choice to ensure it’s done properly.

Simply put, there’s a world of difference between what an interior bedroom door and your entryway door can do for your home. Thinking about your door’s purpose first, then its personality will help you make the right choice and stay on budget.

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6 Tips For Renovating Your Rental Property Kitchen…

A kitchen is one of the first rooms a prospective tenant will want to see. If it’s not up to their standards, they may not want to rent your property. The kitchen is not only for preparing meals, but it’s also the center for family or social gatherings in the home.

Invest In Energy Efficient Appliances

One of the most important things to invest in is kitchen appliances. A cheaper appliance will likely not withstand tenant after tenant. It is best to choose mid-grade as not to over-invest either. Energy-efficient appliances would also appeal to tenants to help reduce energy bills. Built-in appliances are also a great option as they are much easier to clean than free-standing. Consider converting any gas appliances to electric to reduce the risk of fire.

Update The Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinetry is going to be an area that you will need to be strategic. For instance, you will want to use plywood under sinks due to exposure to water as it doesn’t swell or disintegrate like other wood.

Sufficient storage is a must in the kitchen, most rental properties don’t provide enough. Tall cabinetry that reaches the ceiling is another benefit with less surface area for dust.

Choose material that is resistant to heat, stains, and moisture. Also, consider neutral colors which will also appeal to tenants as to coordinate with any accessories.

Fixtures And Backsplash

Replacing your plumbing fixtures can revamp the kitchen and provide a more modern look. Install low-flow faucets to be more energy efficient and to prevent replacing often, invest in higher quality fixtures. Adding a backsplash can brighten the kitchen and will most of the time, be inexpensive.

Paint The Walls

While painting the walls will certainly beautify the kitchen, the color choice will need to be neutral. Tenants will want to bring in their own accessories that will coordinate with the paint.

Replace Doors And Countertops

Replace the doors with higher-quality material. Melamine is inexpensive but very durable. High-end doors will increase the value of your investment.

Stone countertops are a great option versus laminate. Quartz requires no maintenance; Granite is another great option but will need seal applied regularly.

Laminate is another choice since it is affordable, functional, and stain-resistant, but it’s not as durable.

Counter Space

Most tenants are looking for functionality, apartment size refrigerators and cooking ranges are all they need. Upgrading to double sinks, a large fridge, or a cooking range isn’t necessary.

Choosing single sinks and moderate-size appliances will maximize counter space.

In essence, are you wanting to renovate and give a modern touch? Or are you wanting to provide an energy-efficient kitchen? Whichever you choose, the retention rate of your tenant will improve with a renovation.

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips – 5 Popular Kitchen Floor Plans and Other Design Advice…

The social epicenter of your home, this is where some of the most memorable events are made, from family breakfasts to eloquent dinner parties. Choosing a floor plan that provides not only a beautiful design, but a functional layout is infinitely preferable to other plans. Here are some floor plan ideas to help find the one that’s most suited for your lifestyle.

Which Layout Should I Choose?

The room design will be the determining factor behind the layout of your kitchen. In most kitchens, there are only five common layouts to choose from- the G, L, U, single wall, and galley style. Any of these will create the triangle kitchen workspace from the stove, refrigerator, and sink.

L-Shaped

While being a practical option for small and large kitchens, it provides the natural triangle with continuous counter space and workstations on the adjacent walls. Giving the chef some privacy for food preparation typically opens up where they can also interact with family or guests. This option is perfect for entertaining.

U-Shaped

A perfect choice for a larger kitchen, the U- shape is composed of cabinetry and fixtures. The adjacent walls provide prep space and an abundance of storage. If there is more than one chef in the kitchen, this would be a great option.

 

G-Shaped

Also referred to as the peninsula, it is similar to the U-shaped layout. This works best in medium to large spaces. The design surrounds the cook on 3 sides which gives it a more welcoming appeal, while also providing optimal storage.

 

Single Wall Or Straight Kitchen

This is a very basic style and is used mostly in smaller homes, apartments, and lofts. This design keeps all appliances and counter spaces lined up on one linear wall in order to conserve floor space and reduce costs.

 

Galley Or Corridor Kitchen

This style is perfect for the right space, if not designed properly it can be greatly inefficient. With cabinets facing each other, this forms a passage or galley between them. This style is common in many restaurants.

Designing Tips

Careful and thoughtful components are imperative to maximize the kitchen space. Also important are functionality and livability while exploring the kitchen design and choosing appliances.

Here are some things to consider when choosing the layout:

  • Traffic – Make sure you have enough room for at least 2 people to fully function in the kitchen without issues of bumping into one another. Make sure there won’t be anything obstructing the oven and refrigerator doors.
  • Comfortable Distance – While keeping the sink, fridge, and stove in close proximity, allowing at least 120cm will let you open all doors and drawers without difficulty. If you are planning on having wire baskets as an accessory, be sure to leave filler space between the last cabinet and wall.
  • Kitchen Island Distance – Your kitchen island will serve as a workspace to prepare meals. Make sure that the island isn’t so close that it obstructs things like your oven door or is too far away and non-functional as a prep station.
  • Counterspace – Include a prep sink, so the countertop surface isn’t broken up by cooktop appliances. This will maximize your counter space and prep areas.

Common Kitchen Floor Plan Mistakes To Avoid

  • Putting the sink in first
  • Placing the sink next to a wall; this will interrupt your flow
  • Install your dishwasher or oven in the corner of the kitchen; this may prevent you from opening adjacent doors

How You May Mess With Workflow If You Aren’t Careful

  • Mismeasure counter height or waste any valuable counter space
  • Underestimate electrical outlets, neglect plumbing, proper ventilation or heating
  • Forget to properly dispose of recycling or debris

Communication Pitfalls

  • Lack of communication with the builders, not asking for assistance from the experts
  • Disregard creating a clear plan in writing that lays out the pricing, schedule and commitments

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