Remodeling Before The Holidays

Preparing for the holiday season means preparing the house for feasts, guests, and endless amounts of decor. Truth be told, who doesn’t want to show off their house during the holidays, especially after a long overdue remodel? Remodeling before the holidays may sound scary, but it’s actually one of the best times to take on a project, and here’s why!

First Impressions

You may have previously hosted your family and friends for the holidays, so their first impression has already been made, but what about their second first impression? Imagine guests entering into your brand new foyer, completely unaware of your upgrade until they walk through the front door. They’re impressed! Renovating your front entryway is the best way to welcome guests into your home. It’s the first impression that they make of your space, so why not make it a good one!

Kick start The Kitchen

You’ve already kicked off your shoes in your brand new foyer and are off to a solid start. In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, show your kitchen some love too. You can renovate your kitchen all at once or a little bit at a time, taking the pressure away from a rushed remodel.

While working up to a whole new upgrade, a great way to get started is by replacing appliances. A builder can help design your kitchen before any major purchases, as to predict what appliances will fit. With a new kitchen comes new or newly-painted cabinets! No matter how small or large, kitchen renovations can transform your home for the holidays and more to come.

More People, More Powder Rooms

It’s inevitable that when you host for the holidays, you host for the whole family. Don’t let space be a struggle. Add a new powder room or update your existing one to be more accommodating for an excess amount of guests. Even when your guests leave, you have an additional space for current use and a return on investment for future prospects!  

Little Demolition, Big Impact

We all know that sightlines can be important in a home, especially when you are entertaining or have little ones running around. With a little demolition, walls come down, and your space opens up, creating an ease of access between rooms. You’ll no longer miss out on conversations while cooking once your open concept space takes shape.

The holidays are a time for friends, family, food, and fantastic homes. So what are you waiting for? Pick your project today, and give us a call! We can’t wait to transform your home for the holidays!

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Everything You Need to Know About Home Additions

In our previous posts, you’ve seen our most recognized works including Master Bath remodels and complete home additions. Given our most recent Master Design Award for a residential addition, we thought it was time to talk a little more about the main benefits of an addition and how they impact the resale value of the home. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about how, when, and why you should add an addition to your home. First let’s tackle why.

Why You Should Add an Addition

A home is one of the biggest investments most people will make in their lifetime. In keeping with the market, any home improvement project will increase the value of a home for equity or future resale. Not only does that mean more money in your pocket tomorrow, but it means more livable space for your family today.

More Space Equals More Future Savings

The biggest reason to consider building an addition to your home is to create more space. Whether for entertaining, expanding the kitchen, creating a guest space, or finally having a combined laundry/mudroom that isn’t tucked away in the basement, an addition can be built for any purpose. Consider the reasons you bought your home in the first place. Was it for the location? The curb appeal? The pricetag? No matter the reason, an addition makes enhancing your home far easier than entering the home-buying process all over again with more criteria and a smaller budget.

If relocating is on the horizon, adding an addition that appeals to today’s homebuyers can be the selling point, ensuring top dollar for your home. Expanding your kitchen can recoup up to 93% at the cost of resale, bathrooms 62%, and sunrooms 50% upon return on investment.

When to Add an Addition

When can you get started? The most popular times to remodel are during the spring and summer, however, the best times to remodel are during the months of off season. Here you’ll have your contractors full attention, as they will not be juggling multiple projects at once. With careful planning, any season can be a successful season for remodeling.

How to Prepare For an Addition

Our only advice is to first partner with a reliable design/build team to create a design that complements your floor plan and adds the space your family needs. A good team will communicate with you and help incorporate all your needs within an addition while having an awareness of at what cost. You may consider working with an interior designer to make minor updates to your home that match seamlessly with those of the new addition. If you are more drawn to the idea of separate designs, matching the flooring is the best way to create flow while still having the freedom to design the space independently of the rest of the house. 

Think you’re ready to start planning your addition? Have more questions for us to answer? Be sure to contact us for any of your homeowners needs and follow us on social media for more project pictures and the most recent blog postings!

RemodelWerks Residential Addition Awarded Master Design Award by Qualified Remodeler

RemodelWerks, LLC, a premier Design/Build, remodeling firm in Shrewsbury, MA, has been awarded yet another industry award. The company received a 2019 Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award. The Master Design Awards highlight innovative design solutions that help produce exceptional remodeling projects.

Each year, Qualified Remodeler receives hundreds of entries from companies across the country for its Master Design Awards. In partnership with the NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards and the Chrysalis Awards the publication accepted some of the best projects in the history of the program.

RemodelWerks received the Master Design Award for it’s work on a Residential Addition which was completed in Medfield, MA. This addition was recognized for its seamless design. It was created to look as if it had always belonged while simultaneously improving the flow and function of the home.

Along with the exterior addition, the kitchen was completely gutted and remodeled. The new kitchen design is a complex, full overlay, wood grain cabinet that greatly improves storage for the bustling family and now provides them with a new dining room for entertaining family and friends. The custom island in the kitchen was specifically designed for the kids of the family. This is a place the children can gather, have breakfast, do homework and hang out with their friends. This area also doubles as an ideal entertainment area for when the adults are hosting gatherings.

“It has been a great year for the RemodelWerks team,” says Joseph Kupstas, President and Founder of RemodelWerks. “It is an honor to receive this award and to be recognized for our hard work.”

RemodelWerks, LLC is a premier 3D design, custom building and remodeling firm in Shrewsbury, MA. Since 2012, RemodelWerks has been specializing in all aspects of interior and exterior design and remodeling on residential and commercial projects. RemodelWerks provides exceptional customer service and a superior five-year guarantee on all its work. Visit the RemodelWerks website for a full list of services. https://www.remodelwerksllc.com/

RemodelWerks Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2019 Big50 Class of America’s Top Remodelers

RemodelWerks LLC has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have raised the bar for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their communities or the industry at large.

Big50 remodelers run successful, fast-growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards. This year’s Big50 includes full-service remodelers, home improvement firms, and specialists in specific parts of the homes, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Since the Big50 program began, REMODELING has selected about 1,600 firms for Big50 status, approximately less than 2% of all remodeling businesses in the country today.

“The RemodelWerks team is thrilled to receive this recognition,” says Joseph Kupstas, President and Founder of RemodelWerks. “This is a prestigious distinction in the remodeling business, and we are so proud be named to this select group of remodelers.”

REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and the companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 individuals who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices.

The Big50 awards will be presented at the Remodelers Summit and Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 24, 2018, in Orlando, FL. The 2019 Big50 winners are featured in the July-August issue of REMODELING, a national trade publication read by more than 150,000 professional remodeling contractors. Longer profiles of the winners are posted on the REMODELING website, remodelingmag.com. Check out the profile on Joe and RemodelWerks here.

REMODELING, published by Hanley Wood, is the leading publication in the home improvement industry. REMODELING has and continues to be the indispensable tool that remodelers cannot do without—delivering the business know-how, product and technical information that home improvement pros need to shape their success.

RemodelWerks, LLC is a premier 3D design, custom building and remodeling firm in Shrewsbury, MA. Since 2012, RemodelWerks has been specializing in all aspects of interior and exterior design and remodeling on residential and commercial projects. RemodelWerks provides exceptional customer service and a superior five-year guarantee on all its work. Visit the RemodelWerks website for a full list of services. https://www.remodelwerksllc.com/

House Tour – Residential Addition

You have seen bits and pieces of this residential addition on our social media pages, today, we have decided to give you the full project and its story. This award-winning project came together through a collaboration with a local architect. We created a sleek, modern addition that stayed true to the original style and construction of the house.

The clients, a busy family of five, wanted the addition to appear as if it had always been there. Along with the exterior addition, the kitchen was completely remodeled. The new kitchen design is a complex, full overlay, wood grain cabinet design that greatly improves storage and provides a new dining room for entertaining guests.

The separate island design, adjacent to the kitchen was designed specifically so the children of the family can enjoy breakfast, do homework and hang out with their friends. The area also doubles as an ideal entertainment area for when the adults host family and friends’ gatherings.

We love all aspects of this residential addition but our favorite parts include all of the storage space. For example, this coffee bar and these shelves for cookbook storage.

Another great part of this residential addition is the entry way. Everything has its place, shoes, coats, keys, you name it.

Lastly, we must call out the dining area and the living room. There is so much room for guests to gather and enjoy each other’s company.  

We are so proud of this award-winning residential addition and are so happy we were able to meet our client’s needs!

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How to Know You Chose the Right Remodeling Company

Whether it be a bathroom, kitchen, or basement remodel, any home alteration is a huge undertaking. Partnering with a remodeling company is a smart choice, but how do you know the partner you chose is right for you? Here are a few signs that will assure you that you’ve made the right decision and that the remodeling process is about to be a dream come true.

Creative & Thorough

From the start, the remodeling company you have chosen should be offering you a customized experience tailored to your style and budget. The company should provide you with options as well as suggestions that match your needs. Most importantly the company should be up front about their process so that there are no surprises towards the project’s completion.

Extensive Experience

The company you have chosen should have a wide variety of experience when it comes to all aspects of Interior and Exterior Remodeling and Custom Building. A bonus: they have the awards to prove they are outstanding at what they do.

Superior Customer Service

The team you have chosen should be not only respectful but attentive. If they are the right company, they will keep you updated throughout the entire process. You will feel at ease knowing your home is in good hands. Your satisfaction is what should matter most to the company. Do they have good customer reviews? Let those speak for themselves!

Warranty or Leave

Make sure the company you have chosen is offering you a warranty. The company’s involvement shouldn’t end when they complete the job. If it’s a great company, they will stay in touch and follow up on their work for years to come.

PS: Don’t Let Price Be a Deciding Factor

Basing your decision on finding the cheapest company is one of the biggest mistakes’ customers make. The cheapest company usually won’t provide the highest quality workmanship or an enjoyable experience. In fact, the best way to price a remodel is to set your budget first and then plan your remodel based on that.

Does the company you’ve chosen check all these boxes? If yes, then you are in good shape! If not, check out RemodelWerks. RemodelWerks is a full-service Kitchen & Bath, Addition, Basement, Custom Remodeling, and Whole House Design Build Remodeling Firm servicing Shrewsbury East Massachusetts into Boston. We are a fully licensed and insured team of remodeling specialist using 3D Design Technology. Contact us for your next project today.

How to Plan Your Home Remodeling Goals

Before you begin planning your next home remodel, you want to have at least one goal in mind. Why is that? You want to know what you expect to get out of a remodel before you begin.

 

What are some remodeling goals?

 

One of your goals could be to increase your home’s resale value. Another could be to make necessary repairs and make improvements while you’re at it. You could just want to remodel just for the fun of it and you can afford it.

 

All of the above are reasonable goals. There could be other specific goals, as well, whether they are personal or financial. But these goals are the three remodeling goals that we’ll discuss today.

 

Remodeling to increase home resale value

 

Many people have become obsessed with the ROI (Return on Investment) that certain home improvements can net you at the time of sale. What many people forget is that this money usually isn’t realized unless you actually sell the home. However, when it comes to refinancing a home, you can build equity which can help you down the line. So even if you don’t have plans to sell your home in the near future, it is good to be aware of how your home’s equity is affected by certain improvements.

 

Making the most of necessary repairs or deferred maintenance

 

Sometimes there are one or more rooms in your home that need fixing up. But you would rather gut them and start fresh rather than simply patching up the existing space. There is something to be said for making improvements “while you’re at it.” This is especially true when you’re talking about bathrooms or kitchens. Why repair something that makes more sense to replace?

 

Remodeling for the “fun of it”

 

While it may not seem like remodeling just to remodel is a good goal, it certainly can be. After all, the emotional value of a good remodel is worth more than the actual dollars that go into it. If the numbers make sense for you financially and the remodel will add function to the home, a remodel for pleasure makes sense. Even merely cosmetic improvements can add actual value to your property, as well. Just make sure that these improvements make sense with the surrounding area and the rest of the property.

 

How to realize your remodeling goals

 

Once you establish your goals for remodeling, you can then prioritize how you want to go about your home remodel. Perhaps you want to do a whole house remodel, but not all at once. There’s something to be said for doing things a little at a time.

 

But you may also want to just get it all done at once. There are valid reasons for going either way or making a plan to do something in between. Knowing your desired timeline of actually realizing your remodel is yet another important goal to consider.

 

As with anything in life, setting goals help structure what we’re looking to get done.when it comes to home remodeling, you definitely want to know what your end goal is. Otherwise, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and not go through with it. Once you have your remodeling goals in place, choose a design build contractor that will build the project that meets your needs.