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What to Expect During Your Dream Remodel

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Monday, June 4, 2018 4:30 PM

Imagine: it’s a dream come true! You’ve worked with a designer to put together your perfect space together, picked out the materials straight from your Pinterest board, and everything amazingly came in slightly under your budget. You signed that contract to take advantage of some awesome deals and you are scheduled to begin the process of creating your brand new space in a few weeks. We’re going to share some insight on what to expect, as well as some tips to power through the remodeling process and hopefully maintain some of your sanity!

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Topics: kitchen renovation, remodel preparedness, expectations during remodel

Why Is My Cabinetry So Dang Expensive?

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:24 PM

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Topics: kitchen remodel, yorktowne cabinetry, cabinetry

Aging in Place and ADA: Planning for Your Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Monday, May 7, 2018 5:31 PM


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Topics: bathroom renovations, aging in place, ADA bath

Countertop Upgrades: Which One is Best Suited for Your Space?

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:54 PM

If your selling your home, looking to upgrade from your original kitchen materials, or finally want to spend the money to get that quartz countertop you’ve been eyeing, knowing the difference between the look and functionality of the countertop materials is half the battle. With all the new materials on the market, countertop upgrades are ever changing with plenty of options for you to choose from.

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Topics: countertop upgrades, quartz countertop, polished concrete countertops, granite countertops, marble countertops, butcher block countertops

The Reality of Wood Look Tile: Pros and Cons

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:46 PM


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Topics: hardwood flooring, wood look tile, flooring options

Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Monday, April 2, 2018 3:39 PM

Hardwood flooring is timeless. It has been a thing since dirt floors, and it will be a thing until we decide we are too futuristic of a society deal with the aesthetic of hardwood flooring. But, we doubt that will happen in our lifetime. So in the meantime, we have evolved to construct an engineered hardwood flooring to be more durable in conditions and spaces that solid hardwood might not be the best option. Which is the best option though? What type of wood flooring would look best in my home? When will this futuristic society happen that will plunge the world as we know it into a dystopian Mad Max style era? (I don’t know the last one, sorry.)

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Topics: remodeling advice, hardwood flooring, engineered hardwood, solid hardwood

Float in Luxury with Floating Vanities

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:03 PM

There are several types of vanities that someone can put in a bathroom, but which ones are the most beneficial for the space? Obviously the more intricate and large the vanity, the more space the bathroom area would need to accommodate it. A beautiful possibility that works well in most spaces, be it a master bathroom or even a powder room, is a floating vanity.

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Topics: bathroom renovations, bathroom remodel, floating vanity, floating vanities

Amp Up Your Grill Game This Summer: Outdoor Kitchens

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:08 PM

Most of us are (I assume) generally satisfied with our outdoor grill. It’s Dad’s happy place, right? It has its own designated spot on the deck or patio, and if we really love that grill, it gets a nice cover for the winter.  Around this time of year though, we start to become antsy; we can almost taste spring and sunshine but the cold weather just won’t let up. But I have good news! Because it’s not warm enough to start with spring or summertime activities, it’s the perfect time to start prepping for them. This is the perfect time of year to start these outdoor projects, like outdoor kitchens, that will be enjoyed for springs and summers and autumns to come. And, once the outdoor kitchen is done it will be about late spring or early summer; which means now you don’t have an excuse to not remodel the indoor kitchen. *Winky face*

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Topics: kitchen remodel, outdoor kitchen

Remodeling Impacts More Than Just Home Value: Color Effect & Spatial Design

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Friday, March 9, 2018 5:36 PM

When anyone begins the process of even looking into a remodel, the key factors are usually price and how much they can recoup from the project if and when they decide to sell. What people don’t usually consider? How the finished product can impact their mood for years to come. Not only the way the space is designed, but even the color choices and how they coincide with each other can have a drastic yet subconscious effect on your day-to-day mood! Follow these tips to ensure you can choose the right design aspects for your space and how you want to feel when you live in it.

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Topics: remodeling blog, remodeling advice, color effect, spatial design

Know the Difference Between Custom Tiled Showers & Acrylic Pan Showers

Posted by Gavi Halpern on Monday, February 26, 2018 5:20 PM

It’s no surprise that we all desire a big and beautiful, super functional shower with sprayer jets, multiple shower heads, shower seats, etc., but we often don’t know the difference between having a large shower that’s customized to your taste and the functionality/options of a standard acrylic shower base. What’s the cost difference? What’s the functionality difference? What’s appropriate for the space? Why should I care about any of this I just want a good shower? Great questions that all can be answered, my friend.

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Topics: remodeling blog, bathroom renovations, design solutions, bathroom contractor, bathroom remodel