Most families need more space for storage, but finding it can be a hassle. The last thing you want is clutter everywhere, but neither do you want to seal everything you own in a box. If that sounds familiar, you might want to
When storage options are built into the home, they tend to be more sleek and are certainly less space-consuming. Where do you need the most space? If you're planning a remodel, built-in storage is a great option to discuss.
Shelves with Glass
Turn your kitchen remodeling into the perfect combination of storage and class with built in cabinets with clear doors.
Not only does this create a great area for you to store your favorite dishes, it also becomes a display cabinet for them. Color-coordinate your dishes and arrange them in the cabinet for professional-looking design and a handy place to keep important dishes close at hand.
Shelves with Baskets
If you have outdated, inconvenient cabinets in your laundry room, it might be time to consider changing to a different kind of storage—one that's creative, looks great, and also keeps everything within arm's reach.
When you add slightly lower shelves to your laundry room and then use baskets to organize your laundry tools, you can create a system while still looking decorative. Plus, by lowering the shelves, you can be sure you can easily reach each basket.
Sometimes, the built-in storage isn't in the house itself, but in the furniture! For instance, a bed can actually be a huge source of storage with a couple of important additions
First, drawers underneath the bed can take room that is otherwise wasted and turn it into good storage space. Also, headboards with cabinets or shelves can be a great choice, especially if you can find one that is sleep and seamless so that the storage is essentially invisible.
If you need storage in one of your rooms, what do you think of built-in storage?
There has been a lot more focus in recent years on conserving our resources, and water is one of those natural resources. In addition to being a green choice, taking steps to reduce the amount of water usage in your home can lower your water bill significantly.
Not sure what things to look for?
Water-Efficient Fixtures. When planning your bathroom remodel, especially; ask about low-flow and water-efficient fixtures. Low-flow fixtures of today are vastly different from those introduced a decade ago, and they are now fully functional while still conserving water. You'll still love taking a shower and you'll be saving money!
We are thrilled to announce that the
NARI believes this award distinguishes a contractor as “a knowledgeable and credible remodeling professional,” and we are both humbled by the praise and proud of our accomplishments. Congratulations to our amazing team who work tirelessly to make sure each project comes out this beautifully and a heartfelt thank you to all of our wonderful customers.
To see more images from the winning project, click here.
In the past year,
As you take a look around your kitchen, especially if you are considering kitchen remodeling, what stands out? Having an idea of what you want to change most will give us an idea of how to design with your focus in mind.
If new appliances is at the top of your list, there are a few things to think about when choosing white or stainless steel:
- How will one or the other fit in with the overall theme of your kitchen?
- Do you have a real preference for one or the other?
- Are you okay with the different types of cleaning necessary to make either kind of appliance look its best?
Answering these types of questions will give you a good idea of what kind of appliances you need in your kitchen. Design service consultants here will look at all of the options and suggest ideas and solutions that suit your ultimate needs and desires for your kitchen.
In addition to the environmental benefit from reusing some items rather than throwing them away, there is a move towards more classic design in all areas of remodeling and room additions that encourages the use of older or distressed items.
Many older items have already proven they can stand the test of time well. Elements that remain sturdy and in-tact after many years are good choices if you are looking to reuse furniture or materials already in your home for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling.
Radiant Panel Heating - Advantages of Infrared Heating
LAVA® heating panels is based on the principle of solar radiation. Just as the sun’s infrared rays absorb to heat the earth, infrared heating systems emit rays that are safely and gently absorbed in your home. Infrared heat is also friendly to the environment because it does not produce carbon combustion.
No industry goes untouched by changes in technology, but few have enjoyed the convenience and benefit of 3D visualization technology like remodeling industry.
Not only has it become an indispensable tool for contractors, it is also a great way for homeowners to actually see the projected results of their basement, bathroom, or kitchen remodeling. Seeing the finished product, like the image on the right, before completion improves the project for everyone.
How it Helps Contractors
In the past, remodeling and building designs were limited to blueprints and two-dimensional images. While great tools for determining how to construct elements, it took a keen eye to determine from a blueprint exactly how a room would look, and even with two-dimension pictures, one person’s view might differ from another’s.
Earlier in 2012, the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
We have taken a look at some of the reasons remodeling services are becoming more popular, and before you start looking for a new house, you might want to think about what you could gain from remodeling, as well.
The Benefits of Remodeling Over Moving
NARI quoted a poll in their report that suggests many homeowners are choosing to remodel in order to increase the time their home will fit their family. In a fluctuating real estate market, many feel more confident staying in the home they have than gambling on a new one.
Here are some other reasons why remodeling might be a consideration instead of moving:
Kresge Contracting is proud to announce they are the recipients of the NARI Central Ohio Contractor of the Year Award for Residential Kitchen $80,000- $120,000. We are so proud of our team including Mark Kresge, lead designer, Kelly Heitkamp, interior designer, Kevin Hittepole, production, and the rest of our staff for all the hard work they put into making this project shine. Also, a big thanks to our wonderful clients for allowing us to submit their project for consideration.
Follow the link for details on the project and to see photos of this designer kitchen.
The open floor plan is becoming more than just a buzz word in the Kitchen and Bath Design Industry, it is a reflection of the way we live in our homes on a daily basis. Open spaces allow for greater connection of family in a casual setting. Making the decision to create a change like this in your own home will not only add to your own personal enjoyment, but also increase the value of your home. Realtors comment on the popular appeal to potential buyers. The open space also creates an opportunity to highlight the island as a focal point, and creates more space for clever storage alternatives such as built in pantries and furniture style hutches. When thinking about the connection of the kitchen to the rest of the home, using consistent elements that have a connection to the rest of the home will create a cohesive look.
Taking all of these points into consideration, making the change to an open floor plan is an option that we highly recommend! Follow this link for more detail on An Honest Look at the Open Floor Plan.
The NKBA is proud to announce that The Art Institutes have adopted the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines in eBook format for courses at its system of over 45 schools throughout North America.
Choosing the right design professional is an important decision for your project’s success. By selecting an NKBA-certified designer, you will be working with a professional who:
- Has demonstrated comprehensive knowledge in kitchen and bath design, as well as construction, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems.
- Adheres to a strict code of professional conduct.
- Is an expert in the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Planning Guidelines & Access Standards, which recognizes the importance of consumer health, safety, and welfare in kitchen and bath design.
- Is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the kitchen and bath industry’s leading professional organization that provides them with the training and tools needed to succeed.
- Is skilled at assessing consumers’ individual needs and wants and creating designs that meet and exceed these requirements.
- Remains current on local building codes, safety and environmental regulations and the wealth of new products and equipment on the market.
When hiring a professional to work on your dream kitchen or bath, be sure to look for the NKBA certified or member logo
We are delighted to announce that Kresge Contracting is a recipient of the Angie's List Super Service Award in the category of Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom!
We are proud of our team for striving to provide the most reliable, courteous service, and we are immensely grateful to all of our clients for allowing us the opportunity to work on your projects and keeping us so highly rated!
Many of our customers are choosing Shaker style cabinetry as a part of their kitchen or bathroom project. The simple construction of Shaker doors sets the stage nicely for a wide variety of styles, ranging from Craftsman to Contemporary. Read what this designer has to say about the popularity of Shaker door styles and the several ways that it can be used.
Here’s one of our favorite uses of Shaker style cabinetry on an award winning contemporary project of our own.
On Friday, December 2, 2011, Kresge Contracting was awarded the prestigious NARI Local Contractor of the Year awards in THREE categories! We are so proud of our team and all the hard work they put into making each and every project shine. And we are thankful to our wonderful clients for allowing us to submit their project for consideration.
See the online portfolio of the winning projects by clicking the links below:
- 2011 Local Contractor of the Year for Bathroom $30,000 - $60,000
- 2011 Local Contractor of the Year for Kitchen Under $40,000
- 2011 Local Contractor of the Year for Interior Remodel Under $100,000