Monday, May 23, 2011

Remodeling Showroom on Wheels

A Florida remodeling company began something new in February of this year: The Showroom Express. The Showroom Express is a building and remodeling store on wheels and is meant to make remodeling easy for everyone, specifically the busy and the elderly.

The Showroom Express is a 32-foot-long truck that rolls through neighborhoods with samples of tile, carpet, plumbing fixtures, wood and laminate flooring, moldings, paint colors and many other materials. The company was created by a general contractor and president of the National Home Building and Remodeling Corporation, Gary Slossberg.

Customers have reported positive reviews of the company, the ease and the materials available.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Green Remodeling

If you have decided to remodel your home you may be looking at large projects in your future. While in the midst of your project remind yourself that much of what you replace will be regained when you sell your home. Although it is important to remodel to your own tastes.

Green updates to a home are beneficial for you and future owners of the home. Remodels such as these will make give your home a competitive edge in the market.

Solar water heating and power systems are more costly upfront, but prove to be an economic investment through time. More simple examples include energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs. Other 'green' remodels include additional insulation and double paned windows. Both will hold in heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.

You can also consider upgrading your floors. Currently, there are many options for bamboo and laminate flooring.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Four Innovative Design Styles

As home owners are planning their home renovations, they should consider the current trends. Below are four of the more popular trends for 2011 in home decorating.

Bold Color:
Color can make a more traditional piece look fresh and new. The new American way uses dynamic color paired with sensibility. Together, it will bring a mixture of elegance and vibrance to a room.

Gathering Place:
Many families tend to gather in the kitchen of a home. This being said, the newest trends for kitchens, involve creating a cozy family space. It is a cross between a coffee house and a cocktail lounge. It is comfortable and versatile, informal for family dinners but chic enough for a dinner party.

Soft Modern:
Industrial and severe is out and the softer side is in. The newest trends include clean lines and geometric shapes. It involves organic materials and handcrafted details. Soft modern brings in trends from the kitchen as a gathering place and is considered warm and tactile.

Mixed Design Styles:
The final trend includes a mix of design styles. A coherent assemblage of different styles from different periods of time. It has an air of improvisation, such as blending coastal, modern and antique.