January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for the year ahead. Here are 13 to-dos to give your home a little midwinter TLC:
As cold weather is upon us and winter is right around the corner, we are sharing this informative post from September 2016. Great tips on having an energy-efficient home! Don’t wait!
The Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show was held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center September of this year. Ray Floyd, Owner of Re-Builders, received great information on home improvements that save energy…and money!
Information on Santee Cooper’s rebate program may be found here: http://energy.gov/savings/santee-cooper-residential-energy-efficiency-existing-homes-rebate-program
There are more steps a homeowner can take, such as remodeling the home to improve energy performance, especially in older homes. Roof replacement as well as window and door replacement are examples; for instance, wood framed doors are better than metal frames for energy efficiency. Likewise, a hollow door will cause the air to infiltrate through.
If you’re incorporating energy features in a larger remodeling project, it’s important to remember that now is the time to invest in energy improvements. Adding a new space to a home often necessitates rethinking the heating and cooling system, or adding a new system. Walls, floors and ceilings are removed or altered. Thinking about energy performance now, rather than later, can save you time and money.
For more information on home improvement/remodeling to save big on your energy bill, please refer to the links below. Call Ray Floyd at Re-Builders in Myrtle Beach today to discuss your energy-efficient home remodeling project!
Since 1982, October has been the National Kitchen & Bath Remodeling month. It is a popular month to try get bathroom remodeling and kitchen remodeling projects finished before the end of the year. The National Kitchen & Bath Association does an annual survey of its members to find out what products and colors are the current kitchen and bathroom remodeling design trends.
Many homeowners are wanting to experience a greater luxury, spa-like experience, as well as have ease in maintenance. Combined with our observations, these are the top ten bathroom remodeling design trends of 2017.
- Homeowners are wanting to have more clean lines as found in Contemporary and Transitional styles, rather than Traditional. Emerging is an Asian Fusion of earth elements in a kind of retreat, even including plants in the design.
- A sense of greater space with a floating vanity with undermount sinks and under cabinet lighting for nocturnal visits.
- Along with a floating wood vanity, a no threshold walk-in shower with bench provide universal design elements for aging in place. If there is room, a separate free standing tub for soaking is preferred.
- Ceramic tile with in-floor radiant heating and a Tornado Body Dryer to have warmth, comfort, and safety.
- A linen cabinet and open shelving boosts storage.
- Water saving toilets and faucets have become standard. Award winning Greyter Home Water Systemcan recycle shower water for the toilet.
- Homeowners are wanting a light in the shower (and some want music), and shower wall materials that are easy to clean and maintain.
- Pocket doors are preferred for master bathrooms because they take up less room space.
- Planned wiring for video and audio pathways for technology, and tucking outlets into cabinets and drawers to be out of sight.
- Colors remain light, with white and grays. Violets and purples are being used as an accent color.
The bathroom being a wet and high humid room can accelerate in the deterioration of materials. Choosing quality products will help keep the bathroom looking in top shape over time, as well as sufficient ventilation for the space. Proper lighting and natural lighting is also very important for the experience of the bathroom.
Happy Bathroom Remodeling!
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Bathroom remodels can increase the value of your home, but they can be a pricey investment. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms of the house, and an updated bath can contribute to positive returns when selling your home. According to Angie’s List, a bathroom remodel can yield around an 80 percent return on investment. How do you know when it a bathroom remodel is needed? Here are 5 signs that it’s time to remodel your bathroom:
1.) Mold & Mildew:
- These issues could indicate a bigger problem in your bathroom like poor ventilation or even leaking and cracked plumbing. Mold is not only unsightly but it is also a potential health hazard to you and your family.
2.) Visible Damage
- Broken or cracked tiles, damaged fixtures, peeling paint, watermarks, rust, leaks and more are not only eyesores but they can lead to further damage to your home if not fixed.
- If your bathroom is outdated, it may scare away buyers if you decide to sell your home and can be an embarrassment when you entertain guests. Fixing that funky 1970’s wallpaper or replacing an old tub can do great things for your home value.
4.) Disabilities & Mobility Issues
If you are disabled or need assistance getting around, remodeling your bath should be a top priority if you plan to stay in your home. Bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house in terms of slips and falls. Prevent potential injuries by modifying your bathroom with safety aids such as grab bars, shower seats, raised toilet seats, a barrier free roll-in shower or a walk-in tub.
5.) Need More Space
- If you have outgrown your current bathroom or are in a wheelchair and need more room to maneuver, consider a remodel. Without expanding the room you can easily free up space by replacing a bulky tub with a compact walk-in shower.
If you said yes to any of these, give Re-Builders a call at 843-448-0041 to begin your remodel today.
Credit to Bryton’s Home Improvement NC/SC Blog 2016.
IT’S TIME for Horry Georgetown Home Builders Association’s 2017 6th Annual Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show at the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Come join us Friday through Sunday, September 22-24th.
The Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show is your source for everything you need for your home – inside and out. This is the place for you to come and talk to the best on the building industry. If you want to build a new home or remodel your existing home, you’ll find builders and remodelers with years of experience and knowledge to make your dream home a reality. Plus, there will be special events and other features.
For more information, click here: http://fallshow.myrtlebeachhomebuilders.org/
We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Time to spruce up your dated bathroom but more is needed than just an esthetic update ? Think style, but also think safety and comfort: all elements of what is referred to as Universal Design.
This recent bathroom remodel by Re-Builders, Inc is the perfect example of a remodeled bathroom incorporated with the Universal Design concept, which is an ingenious approach that makes sure designs work for everyone, regardless of age, size, ability and changing needs.
Shower: When it comes to showers, universal design and luxury have a lot in common. Some of the hottest design trends — large, walk-in showers, boutique tiles, and versatile shower sprays — fit right in with designs that make showers safe, accessible and enjoyable to use.
Since our client preferred a bigger shower which is safer and easier to use than a tub, we removed the tub to make room, then made the shower entry almost barrier-free with low curb for access. We used a custom frameless glass and glass door, showcasing the beautiful custom tile with a soap niche built right in!
Grab bars, also a safety element, were installed. Grab bars seem to have a bad reputation, as people tend to think they are ugly and belong in hospitals. But grab bars now come in chic shapes and elegant finishes, often coordinating with other bathroom accessories. Notice the positions of these attractive grab bars in the photo that can be used while seated on the beautiful removable deco bench; one can pull herself up easily to stand on the gorgeous flat pebble floor which is both safe and friendly on the feet!
The grab bars, handheld shower that can be used while seated comfortably, as well as the faucets on the vanity are in a new updated and stylish Champagne Bronze.
Vanity: Though practical, the vanity was in need of an upgrade. With one standard large plate mirror and a standard cream countertop, this vanity was out of the new, stylish custom shower’s league!
The current dark wood cabinets would complement the new granite countertop very nicely as well as the new Champagne Bronze faucets. Replacing the institutional plate mirror with new framed mirrors gave a new style upgrade that paired well with the new shower.
Are you in need of a more comfortable, safe bathroom but aren’t interested in giving up style? Re-Builders in Myrtle Beach can help. Call now at 843-448-0041 for the new shower/bathroom of your dreams! You may also visit our website at www.rebuildersmyrtlebeach.com and click “Request an Estimate” on our home page and someone will respond right away.
The condo owners are avid bakers and had lived for six years with a dark, builder-grade kitchen. Changing out their old electric range for a new gas one and finding storage for their beloved stand mixer were priorities for their kitchen makeover. This redesign makes a cookie-cutter condo kitchen more efficient and better for baking!
Want to find out how you can remodel your kitchen to be more efficient and more customized to “you”? Call Re-Builders today at 843-448-0041 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
We love these GORGEOUS bedrooms from houzz.com. With their casual coziness, antique accessories and simple wood detailing, these 12 bedrooms conjure up farmhouse life and lazy summers in the country. But the dreamy spaces also have the luxurious beds, walk-out balconies and jaw-dropping views you might expect in a high-end destination hotel.
Whether you are looking for ideas for your own home or are simply in the mood to indulge in a little design eye candy, sit back and enjoy these bedrooms from San Francisco to Stockholm that blend farmhouse details with hotel-style elegance.
Interested in blending these quaint yet beautiful farmhouse touches with your beach home on the Grand Strand? Call Ray Floyd with Re-Builders at 843-448-0041 today for an assessment of your home!
Create a vision, make a budget, choose your style and materials, hire the right professionals, and get it done on time.This step-by-step workbook will help you navigate the process through the planning and conceptual phases. Just remember to keep your eye on the prize, and seek the help and guidance of people who’ve been there before.
Call Ray Floyd at Re-Builders, a trusted remodeler in Myrtle Beach, at 843-448-0041 to guide you through the process. Or fill out our “Request an Estimate” page on our website at www.rebuildersmyrtlebeach.com today!