For a good decade, the all-white kitchen renovation has dominated its fair share of Pinterest boards. But, if you’re looking for something a little more layered, inviting, and most importantly, personal, relief is in sight! With the new year come new kitchen designs! Read more

Exterior Renovations

Adding on a master bedroom, bathroom addition, or family room can be a great way to stay in your home for many years to come. Imagine if you and your spouse didn’t have to use the bathroom in shifts, if the kids each had their own space for crafts, if you had a guest bathroom, or even a mudroom to help make family and friends feel more welcome. Home additions and their designs are limited only by your imagination, and of course your budget. But let’s not get bogged down with the legalities and discuss some of the first steps homeowners in Westfield, New Jersey and surrounding communities can take to add living space to their home: Read more

It’s easy to get caught up with the charm of Westfield, New Jersey. It’s a county where small town living meets urban bustle. When it comes to buying a home in Westfield, you’ll more than likely be purchasing a historical home, which could mean a fixer-upper. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing! With details like woodwork, early 20th century fireplaces, and wide floorboards, you have the exciting opportunity to salvage history by bringing an old house back to life – and truly make it yours. Before you move forward with your project, know that historic restoration in Westfield, New Jersey and the areas around it is no small undertaking. Not only does special care need to be taken when dealing with old structures and building materials, but old houses are full of surprises, and costs can add up quickly. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past 30+ years, it’s that a renovation done right will give you the home you’ve been dreaming of! Read more

The architectural design and layout of houses change over the years and many older homes need to be remodeled in order to look current and fresh inside and out. Other times, people purchase an inexpensive house with the idea of remodeling because the rooms are not laid out in the best way for their family. Whatever your reason for remodeling your home, we’re here to help. SEI Construction honestly believes in our tagline because every space can be amazing, and we enjoy creating amazing spaces for homeowners in Westfield and the surrounding areas. Read more

Most of us honestly believe we’ve found residential perfection when we buy or build our first home. But we quickly discover that as our family changes, our perfect home needs to adapt as well. It is with that in mind that we decided to make today’s blog post about things you need to consider when planning your home addition. The first thing that often comes to mind is zoning, so we’re going to skip that part and head right into how to make your new addition blend with the rest of your home. Read more

A lot of builders focus on remodeling the master bath and give little attention to other bathrooms throughout the home. We love the idea of adding true luxury to the entire master suite, but we also like to take other bathrooms into consideration as well. Read more

Food-related television shows are some of the most popular shows in America today. TV buffs can learn a lot by watching professional chefs hustle and bustle through the kitchen, whipping up culinary delights out of random ingredients. The good news is that you don’t have to be a professional chef to cook like one at home. A well-designed kitchen with professional grade appliances is the key. Here are some tips to keep in mind when designing your professional grade kitchen at home. Read more

home addition with glass windows

The decision to build a home addition isn’t one you make overnight. Many of us spend months considering the best way to add space and functionality to our home. We usually end up remodeling an entire section of the home before we feel truly content with the final product. Today we’re going to walk you through part of the process involved in adding onto your home and outline some unique ways to add functionality to your home. Read more

Can you believe its 2016 already? Are you already in the process of planning your upcoming kitchen remodeling project? A lot of homeowners make home improvement related New Year’s Resolutions to keep up with their home maintenance and improvement schedules. This is a great way to make sure you take on at least one home improvement project every year to keep your home updated and modern. Read more

kitchen island with lots of seating

You know you want to update your kitchen, but where do you start? This is one of the toughest aspects of home renovation, especially with kitchens; finding the right ideas. Thankfully, it is not difficult to keep an eye out for the expected trends in kitchen remodeling and design. Some of these projected trends for 2015 – 2016 might be just what you need to get your kitchen project underway. Read more