family room for children in basement

The basement is the most underused and underappreciated space in the home. Many New Jersey homeowners only partly finish their basement and use it as dry, climate controlled storage for sentimental items and mementos. This is perfectly okay if that’s all you want to use the basement for, but today we’re talking to those of you who want more out of your basement. Let’s talk about doubling the square footage of your home and effectively adding to the overall value of your property. And let’s take a look at 16 great ideas for creating an amazing basement space that is perfectly suited for your lifestyle. Read more

Kitchen remodeling and design

The housing market is rebounding in some areas, which is fantastic if you’re considering purchasing a new home. But if you prefer having a home that reflects your unique taste and fantastic personality you are not alone. A number of people turn to experienced home contractors to get the home of their dreams; they simply create it by remodeling their existing home or build a custom home on their own land.

Whole house renovations may take longer than identifying a new home in your price range and going through the buying process, but building a custom home is more rewarding for most homeowners because they can truly customize throughout the renovation process. Let’s talk about a few more perks regarding your custom home remodeling project. Read more

The bathroom is the second most remodeled room in the home. Pretty amazing thought, isn’t it? The only room that receives more remodeling attention than the bathroom is the kitchen. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom or build a custom universal bathroom in your new home, we have several ideas to keep in mind. Let’s talk about things like the overall design, material options, and furniture options. That’s a lot of options! Read more

 

The first thing everyone sees is the exterior of our homes.  How can we set the tone, define our style, and welcome everyone in to it?

The home’s colors are a large part of what creates and defines its style.  But do you struggle with picking the right colors when it’s time to repaint the outside of your home? Here are some basics to guide you. Read more

sun room with crown molding

Here are some quick and easy techniques to help you conserve more energy, lessen your expenses, and gain control over your household’s energy usage. Read more

Halloween safety tips

I have been very involved in helping clean up and restore several homes in Cranford and Westfield. Through this experience, I have become more proficient in the area of mold related issues. Following are some bullet points that should act as a primer for you. These comments primarily concern finished basements.  Read more