Tag: The Remodeling Corner

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook More people are staying home and travelling less, making it a great time for home remodeling to create an oasis in the backyard! We are the envy of our northern neighbors for our extended beautiful weather, and with strategic design you can open up new possibilities on how you work, play, relax, or…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook February is a great month to focus on what we love. Do you love your home? Does every room love you back? Designing a home that will look as fresh today as it will 10 years from now is a great investment in your own enjoyment, as well as a future return. Here…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook January is a time of committing to health, and a healthy home environment can boost well-being. An emerging field of study is neuroarchitecture, the study of how the brain and body responds to being indoors. There is a science that is learning how the indoor quality of air, light, intensity of sound, and the…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s time to think of family gatherings and assess if our home serves our needs for now, and the future as we age. It used to be questions such as can someone with a walker or in a stroller or wheelchair have easy access? Now that we have experienced a pandemic,…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook October is designated National Kitchen and Bath month, for they are considered the most important rooms for homeowners. We are going to look into the bathroom remodeling design trends for 2020. Remodeling activity is high, and people want a luxurious spa-like feel for their bathroom where they launch into their day and wind…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook How does one prepare for the start of a remodeling project? Take advantage of the anticipation of the beautiful transformation by taking the time to declutter and pack items on display. Even with heavy-duty plastic barriers to close off the construction zones, dust will still be afloat and drift throughout the house, especially…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Building design and home remodeling has been influenced by epidemics over history. In the 1800s, cholera necessitated plumbing and sewer systems to provide clean drinking water and removal of waste. Tuberculosis was the world’s most infectious disease until it was discovered that sunshine and fresh air helped people recover. Building innovations included stronger…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook February has a theme of love; why not show more love when remodeling? It is wise to consider incorporating Aging in Place elements when renovating your home. It can be future thinking to make your home ready to help facilitate safe daily living for changing physical needs. You may think you have many…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook This day and age, it is more common for family and friends to be scattered across the map. People move to pursue higher education, jobs, even for a location preference like our Arizona winter weather! Whether one has elderly parents you’d like to keep a closer eye on, or adult kids and grandkids…

The Remodeling Corner

Janet Cook Most of us buy a ready-made house which is built to have a generic appeal. Many will choose to do home remodeling before they settle in to customize it to their tastes and lifestyle. Others will live there a few years trying to add their touches and realize that the desired transformation is…