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Five Things You Need to Know About Aging in Place

First be proactive in your thinking, planning and actions. Don't wait to be reactive to an injury or disability. When planning a new remodeling project talk it over with your designer and contractor. They can guide you to what can be done to maximize your investment and your independence as you age. Second, Aging in… Read More

Turn Your Bathroom into an Inviting Spa

You deserve a space of your own where you can sit back, relax and shut out the rest of the world. Creating a spa bathroom can fulfill all of these wishes! When creating your perfect spa bathroom, it is time to look beyond the ordinary. An absolute must for most people putting in a spa… Read More

Bathroom Options

It's not easy to design a bathroom that is free-flowing, simple yet elegant, and easy to clean at the same time. Home renovation expert Bob Villa recommends sheet vinyl for the floors. If you must have tile, use the one-foot squares so there is less grout to clean. Tile is a good choice for walls… Read More

Ventilation is Key to a Long Lasting Bathroom

The lack of ventilation is the single most potential problem in your bathroom. This is caused by the moisture build up that happens every time anyone takes a shower. Too much moisture can cause mold, ugly water spots, peeling paint, rust, and drip marks on the ceiling. Although many people think that opening a window… Read More

Design Guidelines for Your Kitchen

With so many choices in materials, appliances and accessories, sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. A good place to begin is to make a list of why you want to remodel your kitchen and what you don't currently like about your old kitchen. From there you need to determine the style… Read More

Remodel Before the Holidays

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. There are many occasions when the kitchen is the most special place in the house. Holidays, birthdays and many other special events are recognized at home with a special meal. If your kitchen is a place where many people gather during such events… Read More

Bullet Proof Showers

There is something about a tiled shower that appeals to the homeowner who is looking for a luxurious retreat from daily life.  However, ceramic tile and the grout between the tiles is not waterproof, just water-resistant.  To be used effectively, tile needs to be installed over a waterproof membrane.  This membrane needs to not only… Read More

Bonus spaces go to the dogs

Some bonus spaces are planned with pets in mind. Chip Greth, Jr., general contractor and owner of Innovative Kitchens and Baths partnered with Lifestyle Design in the greater Philadelphia area to remodel a high-end laundry room that includes a pet washing station. The team won a Northeast Regional CotY award for the project. “Our clients… Read More

Is It Time?

Yes, now is the perfect time to plan for your new kitchen. Look at your space.  Plan your design to maximize storage and functionality.  Remember to plan for not only your current but your future needs. Determine your style.  Consider choosing materials to fit with the style of your home. Get an idea about your… Read More

Relocate or Remodel

An excerpt from an article appearing in Remodeling Today The economic conditions of the past few years have thrown a monkey-wrench into plans and dreams for so many homeowners.  Unfortunately many of us have had to adjust our goals and re-plan our futures. With the real estate market in an unknown state, people are really… Read More

A Positive Remodeling Experience

Going Beyond the Basics for a Positive Remodeling Experience An excerpt from an article appearing in Remodeling Today Choosing the right professionals is more than just finding the remodeler or decorator with the lowest price.  It is even more important that the company you choose to work with is the right company for you. There… Read More