Aug 06

Summer Home Remodeling Ideas

Welcome the Warmth of summer by Remodeling your Home

After shivering in colder months, now it is time to embrace the warmth of summer. The sun shines brightly, and the birds chirp melodiously in the months of summer. Summer is an ideal time to have some renovation in your home. You and your family can enjoy the warmth outside, while the contractor works inside to renovate your home. Choose to do weather sensitive projects in the summer months. In these months, you can go for additions and modifications in your home, which offer you opportunities to have some fun in the warm weather. Also see to it that the weather makes it possible to complete the project on time.

Welcome the Warmth of summer by Remodeling your Home After shivering in colder months, now it is time to embrace the warmth of summer. The sun shines brightly, and the birds chirp melodiously in the months of summer. Summer is an ideal time to have some renovation in your home. You and your family can enjoy the warmth outside, while the contractor works inside to renovate your home. Choose to do weather sensitive projects in the summer months. In these months, you can go for additions and modifications in your home, which offer you opportunities to have some fun in the warm weather. Also see to it that the weather makes it possible to complete the project on time.   Enjoy the Warm Sunrays with a Deck Listed below are some renovation projects, which ensure that you will get space for some fun: •Patio bar: You can get a kitchen window installed, opening into a patio bar. This is suitable particularly to homes with a standard patio, sunroom or large deck. Creation of a patio bar opens up the interior space of the home and creates the effect of an outdoor kitchen. The person cooking can enjoy the cool breeze. It also provides the benefit of being connected with other members of family, while working in the kitchen. •Loft bed: If your home is going be visited by guests, and additional sleeping space is required, summer is an ideal time to install a loft bed. A loft bed can be placed easily above the office door. This creates a cozy and private sleeping place for the guest. This would not need you to give up a room. •Outdoor shower: In summers, nothing else feels as refreshing as having a cool shower. An outdoor shower can be installed and walls can be put up for privacy. This idea works well for people having a pool, living near beaches, or having rowdy kids. While coming home from outside, all your family members can have a shower before entering indoors. This will prevent dirt on your feet, to make your home dirty. •Indoor playground: The kids would not be able to play outside once the cold and rain sets in. So, summer is the ideal time to create an indoor play area, where the kids can play. Ensure to employ an experienced contractor who can secure well the slides and swings. Do not try to install them by yourself. •Window replacement: You cannot replace the windows in the colder months. In case your windows are in bad condition and need to be replaced, summer is the ideal time to replace those windows. •	Siding replacement: Replacement of siding is an intensive job, requiring the remodelers to work outside on ladders for long spans. In the winters, the workers would not be able to carry out the job properly, as they would be more concerned with keeping themselves warm. If you carry out this project in summers, you will certainly get better results. •	Installation of new roof: This is a typical “summer only” project. Installation of roof needs the melting of tar paper and its bonding with the underlayment. The warm rays of sun in the summer months help to carry out this phenomenon well. •	Installation of deck: A deck allows you to enjoy the warm sun rays outdoor. A deck would not be used in the winter. So, in summer you can build a new deck, or renovate an older one. Conclusion: Summer is the season of relaxation and fun. You can carry out some renovation projects in your home, which can make your summer a bit more enjoyable.

Decks are a Great Place to Enjoy the Summer Weather!

Enjoy the Warm Sunrays with a Deck

Listed below are some renovation projects, which ensure that you will get space for some fun:

  • Patio bar:

You can get a kitchen window installed, opening into a patio bar. This is suitable particularly to homes with a standard patio, sunroom or large deck. Creation of a patio bar opens up the interior space of the home and creates the effect of an outdoor kitchen. The person cooking can enjoy the cool breeze. It also provides the benefit of being connected with other members of family, while working in the kitchen.

  • Loft bed:

If your home is going be visited by guests, and additional sleeping space is required, summer is an ideal time to install a loft bed. A loft bed can be placed easily above the office door. This creates a cozy and private sleeping place for the guest. This would not need you to give up a room.

  • Outdoor shower:

In summers, nothing else feels as refreshing as having a cool shower. An outdoor shower can be installed and walls can be put up for privacy. This idea works well for people having a pool, living near beaches, or having rowdy kids. While coming home from outside, all your family members can have a shower before entering indoors. This will prevent dirt on your feet, to make your home dirty.

  • Indoor playground:

The kids would not be able to play outside once the cold and rain sets in. So, summer is the ideal time to create an indoor play area, where the kids can play. Ensure to employ an experienced contractor who can secure well the slides and swings. Do not try to install them by yourself.

  • Window replacement:

You cannot replace the windows in the colder months. In case your windows are in bad condition and need to be replaced, summer is the ideal time to replace those windows.

  • Siding replacement:

Replacement of siding is an intensive job, requiring the remodelers to work outside on ladders for long spans. In the winters, the workers would not be able to carry out the job properly, as they would be more concerned with keeping themselves warm. If you carry out this project in summers, you will certainly get better results.

  • Installation of new roof:

This is a typical “summer only” project. Installation of roof needs the melting of tar paper and its bonding with the underlayment. The warm rays of sun in the summer months help to carry out this phenomenon well.

  • Installation of deck:

A deck allows you to enjoy the warm sun rays outdoor. A deck would not be used in the winter. So, in summer you can build a new deck, or renovate an older one.

Conclusion:

Summer is the season of relaxation and fun. You can carry out some renovation projects in your home, which can make your summer a bit more enjoyable.

Author Bio: Sidra is an experienced writer about basement remodeling. He suggest to visit www.finelineconstruction.net for more useful information about basement construction and remodeling.

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

May 02

How to Find a Home Remodeling Contractor

Choosing and Finding a Home Remodeling Contractor can be difficult. Your home is one of your most personal and expensive assets, and choosing the wrong contractor to remodel your Home, can be very costly. So, how do you find, and choose the right Remodeling Contractor, to make sure that the job is done right? In this article we’ll be discussing the best sources to find a Home Remodeling Contractor.

1. Ask a friend of a relative for a referral. This is usually the best way to find someone you can trust. Chances are that if your friend or relative were happy with a Contractor, you will be as well.

2. Use a Professional Directory Service like Angie’s List. A Professional Home Remodeling Company that Directory Services are Essential in promoting their company and brand.

3. Look in the Yellow Pages. Even in this Internet Age, the best companies still advertise with the Yellow Pages.

4. Use the Internet. Find a good Home Remodeling Contractor by Googling and click the links that show up. When you find a Contractor that you like, review their Testimonial Page.

5. Review the Better Business Bureau. Make sure the Home Remodeling Company you are interested in, has at least an A Rating with the Better Business Bureau

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Nov 26

How to Decorate Your Home

The Best Way To Decorate The Interior Of Your Home

Are you looking to spice up the interior of your home? One mistake that many people make is to try and change too many areas of their home at once. When you are making changes to your home it’s best to focus on a single room at a time. The results will be much better this way. If you try and redecorate everything all at once you can quickly get overwhelmed. Take each room and break everything down into easily manageable steps. After you have finished that room off you can move on to the next one.

Make Your Plan First

That doesn’t mean that you can’t plan the look of your whole home before you start. Going through each room and deciding how you want them to look is perfectly fine. Avoid trying to make too many changes at once though. The same rules apply to purchasing the new decorations for your home. If you buy too much stuff you probably won’t have a place to put it all. Purchase the items you need for a single step of your plan, and after you are finished you can go ahead and start the next step. If you need to paint the room make sure to get enough paint for the whole room at one time. It can be difficult to get an exact match later on if you didn’t get enough to start with. The same idea holds true with fabrics as well. You never know if the same fabric will be available when you go back to the store.

What’s The Best Way to Start Your Project?

To start simply pick the room that you are most excited about decorating. Make sure that you paint the room before you start moving any new furniture or other items in. Painting or wallpapering a single section of a room at a time simply isn’t a good plan. You will hit too many snags that way. Once you have the room painted work on decorating one section of the room at a time. Finish that section 100% before you move on to the next one. Be sure to experiment with the way your decorations are placed. A small adjustment of one or two items can make all the difference. Once you are happy with how that area turned out you can move onto the next one.

Make Sure to Stay Focused
Focus all your energy on the task at hand. Do your best to include only the most eye catching and unique items for each section. When it comes to interior decorating sometimes less is more. By using this minimalist approach combined with tackling bite sized sections of your home you will reduce clutter. Not only that, you will also clearly see your progress. When you break things down into smaller parts you get more motivation to continue by achieving small goals along the way. By taking this goal based approach rather than an all out frenzy you can enjoy the journey along the way.

Author’s Bio: Alisa Martin is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. Her blog MoversandPackers.org focuses on home, home cleaning and housekeeping bloggers. You can follow her on Google+

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Oct 31

Commercial Remodeling Job in Raleigh

Custom Renovations has just finished a Commercial Remodeling job for Image Hair and Body Salonin Raleigh.  While we had aggressive timelines, our team of dedicated professionals were able to meet the 4 day schedule, and not impact their ability to see clients.  Below are some pictures highlighting before and after pictures of the remodeling job. We’d love to hear your comments on the job!

 Here are some pictures showing how the Entryway looked before and after our Remodel.  Notice the new tile that was installed, and also the new lighting, and how we opened up the floor space.  Doing this has created a much more pleasant entry into the business.

Picture of the Entryway prior to our Remodeling Job in Raleigh

Here are some pictures showing how the Entryway looked before and after our Remodel.  Notice the new tile that was installed, and also the new lighting, and how we opened up the floor space.  Doing this has created a much more pleasant entry into the business.

 

Entryway after Commercial Renovation in Raleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raleigh Commercial Remodeling Before Renovation Picture

Here are two pictures showing the same area, looking back to the entryway.  We installed new tile throughout the building, installed track lighting to replace the old fluorescent lighting, and also opened removed cabinetry to open up the space, and make it more inviting.

 

Commercial Salon Remodeling Job in Raleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial remodeling before picture of old flooring

 

Here are some more pictures showing the New Tile that was installed, the track lighting, and also the new paint.  We think this really makes the salon look more modern, open and inviting.

Commercial Salon Remodeling Job in Raleigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image Salon Before Picture before new tile.

 

Here are two pictures showing the same area, in the back area of the Salon.  During this remodel, we installed a beautiful slate themed tile, which really livens up the Salon.

 

Raleigh Commercial Remodeling Job after picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re really happy with the way that this commercial remodel turned out, and so is our client.  If you’re looking for a Commercial Remodeling company in the Raleigh Area, we hope you consider Custom Renovations . We’ve been a leading Commercial Remodeling Company, serving Raleigh and Surrounding areas for over 25 years, and we would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business!

 

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Oct 25

How to get your home ready for winter

The winter months can be brutal on your house.  Cold weather can play havoc with your utility bills, burst your water pipes, and cause your Home Heating system to work overtime.  With the proper planning, you can minimize the effect of winter on your house, and save money in the process.  Custom Renovations hopes that you find these simple tips effective ways that you can get your home ready for winter.

  • Roofing — Check for missing, or warped shingles.  Also check to make sure you don’t need a new roof.  A good roof is critical to protect your home in winter.
  • Gutters — Clean your gutters after the leaves fall.  Now may be a good time to install Gutter Guards so you don’t need to clean your gutters again.
  • Windows/Doorways — Replace weatherstripping to cut down on drafts.  Also check for broken or damaged glass and replace.
  • Heating System — Replace all your filters.  If you have a fireplace, make sure to have it cleaned prior to using it.  It’s also a good idea to have a reputable Heating company check the health of your furnace prior to the cold winter months.
  • Patio/Deck — Moving all patio furniture indoors will protect it through the winter months, and make it last longer.
  • Plumbing — Plumbing is probably the most critical area to get your home ready for winter.  Simple steps like insulating your pipes, and removing hoses from outdoor faucets is a great first step, and can prevent busted water pipes, but for more detailed information, please check out these blog posts by our friends at Legacy Plumbing Company:

By following these tips, your home will come through the winter months in much better shape.  If you aren’t sure, or cannot perform any of tips that we recommend, please reach out to the professionals at Custom Renovations, so we can help you get your home ready for winter.

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Oct 08

Raleigh Home Remodeling — Our latest home remodeling job

Custom Renovations has just finished a home remodeling job for a Raleigh Client. We took an unfinished basement,
and turned it into a Pittsburgh Steelers Man Cave! From an unfinished basement, we created an amazing living space with this Raleigh Home Remodeling Job.  Not only will this remodeling job add enjoyment to the house for the homeowner, with the dramatic expansion of Living Space, it will also increase the Home’s Value.  This Home Remodeling Job added a Living Space, an additional bathroom, a workout/spare bedroom, and also a beautiful kitchenette area, with lots of storage.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on this Remodeling Job.  Leave a comment below, and let us know!

Raleigh Remodeling - New Kitchenette from an unfinished basement Remodel

Raleigh Remodeling – New Kitchenette from an unfinished basement Remodel

Raleigh Home Improvement -- Unfinished Basement Remodeling Job

Raleigh Home Improvement — Unfinished Basement Remodeling Job

Raleigh Remodeling -- New bedroom addition in an unfinished basement remodel

Raleigh Remodeling — New bedroom addition in an unfinished basement remodel

Raleigh Remodeling -- New Bathroom added to an unfinished basement remodel

Raleigh Remodeling — New Bathroom added to an unfinished basement remodel

 

Custom Renovations offers free consultation and Home Remodeling Quotes. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291, and let our 25 years of experience in Home Remodeling and Renovation turn your Dream into Reality!

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Oct 04

Raleigh Deck Builder

Have you been thinking about adding a deck to your home? If so, you’re making a great decision! Adding a deck to your house is a great way to increase your outdoor living space, relatively cheaply. Building a deck will increase the enjoyment of your home by adding more useable space, which can be used for Grilling, Entertaining, Relaxing under the stars, you name it.

While building a deck may seem simple, there’s a lot of work and planning that goes into it to make it successful. There a local building codes and permits that have to be obtained and followed. Decisions about what materials are best to use where you live, and how to build a deck that will add value and enjoyment without detracting from the appeal of your house.

Here are a few pictures of some recent decks that we have built for satisfied clients:

Raleigh Deck

Nice deck and screened porch for our raleigh client 

 

Raleigh Deck with built in seating
A beautiful new deck we built for a Raleigh Client with built in seating and plenty of entertaining space! 

Covered Deck
Beautiful covered deck, perfect for entertaining!

If you want to see more of our Deck Building work, check out our Raleigh Deck Gallery.

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Raleigh Covered Porch

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Raleigh Covered Porch We just completed this beautiful Covered Porch for a Raleigh client.  Before we started, the customer only had a slab concrete patio, which was too hot in the Summer Sun.  With the addition of this covered porch … Continue reading

Adding a Screened In Porch

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Adding a Screened In Porch to your house is a Great Investment! It is one of the simplest and most cost effective ways to increase the useful living area of your house. A screened in porch can be used throughout most months in North Carolina. Imagine enjoying the warm summer months without having to worry about Bugs. Or, enjoying a nice dinner without worrying about bugs or poor weather!

Raleigh screened in porch Beautiful screened in porch in Raleigh NCscreened in gazebo

Custom Renovations has been designing and building Screened in Porches, in Raleigh and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. We have the experience and know-how to build a screened in porch that will dramatically increase the enjoyment of your home!

Custom Renovations offers free consultation and Home Remodeling Quotes. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291, and let our
25 years of experience in Home Remodeling and Renovation turn your Dream into Reality!

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!

Jul 14

Home Remodeling Budget

If you are considering a home remodeling renovation project, it is likely that costs will be one of your primary concerns. In home remodeling there is a difference between cutting costs and cutting corners. Professional remodeling contractors look for ways to help clients cut costs without sacrificing quality and workmanship. Contractors develop relationships with suppliers and laborers that allow them to make the most efficient use of the clients budget.

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling and room addition projects can be costly, but they offer significant return on investment. Prior to beginning a project, have an ideal budget range in mind. FREE probably won’t get the job done, but many contractors offer free estimates or bids.

Custom Renovations offers free consultation and Home Remodeling Quotes. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291, and let our
25 years of experience in Home Remodeling and Renovation turn your Dream into Reality!

About Custom Renovations, Inc
Custom Renovations, Inc is a Raleigh Based Angie’s List Recommended Home Renovation and Remodeling Contractor, and we also have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have been a leading Home Remodeling and Renovation Contractor in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas of North Carolina for over 25 years. Custom Renovations is Fully Licensed and Insured in residential and commercial Home Improvement and Renovation. Give us a call today at (919)669-5291 or Fill out our Contact Form and let us put our experience to work for you!