Remodeling

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Create a Remodeling “Idea Book”

A recent survey from the American Institute of Architects (AMA) of over 500 residential architecture firms found that an increasing number of American homeowners are electing to renovate their homes rather than find newer, bigger places to live. Since 2010, the number of homeowners making additions to their homes steadily rose from 3 percent to 26 percent.

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Why move when you can remodel?

A recent survey from the American Institute of Architects (AMA) of over 500 residential architecture firms found that an increasing number of American homeowners are electing to renovate their homes rather than find newer, bigger places to live. Since 2010, the number of homeowners making additions to their homes steadily rose from 3 percent to 26 percent.

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Home Remodeling Trends for 2016

I’ve been in the construction business for a long time, and know from experience that the range of remodeling options gets longer every year. Below are some of the more popular recent trends, all of which can add comfort and value to your home.

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Kitchen Remodeling: A Brave, New World

What is trending now when it comes to kitchen design? The eclectic kitchen! If you’re not familiar with the notion, eclectic design is characterized by a casual, effortless mix of styles, patterns and colors. Examples include:

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The Pros and Cons of Tile Flooring

Today’s homeowner faces a myriad of decisions when it comes to choosing decorative materials for their home. Today, our focus is on tile flooring.

Tile flooring is popular among homeowners and builders alike for a variety of reasons. It’s durable and water-resistant and tile can very quickly add beauty and uniqueness to the home. Used correctly, it can even help make small areas feel larger.  Most importantly, tile comes in an endless number of prices, styles, colors and sizes. Today’s options even include faux wood designs—providing home owners with a great option for achieving the wood floor look, without wood floor maintenance.

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J&D Participates in the 2014 Spring Parade of Homes Remodeler’s Showcase

It’s that time of year again! No, the tulips aren’t popping out just yet, but the Parade of Homes signs are everywhere! Each year, the Parade of Homes gives visitors the opportunity to see a wide variety of new homes along with the very latest in residential design trends. But what you might not realize is that during the event, one weekend each year is dedicated to showcasing remodeled homes. This year—for the first time—J&D Builders has a house on the tour!

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Should I Pay Attention to the Review Sites Online?

J&D Builders has just been awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2013! Exciting news? We sure think so. Our promise to you if you call us to remodel your house is that we will do everything to make your project run smoothly and leave you with the remodeled space of your dreams. But is our word enough? Is Angie’s word enough? Whose word is enough?

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Is it Time to Look at Your House Differently?

This winter has been daunting; with frigid temperatures and icy conditions for much of the nation. It is no wonder we are spending more time in our houses. As a result, we are looking at the same walls day in and day out. But when is the last time that you really looked at the inside of your house? We go to the kitchen cabinet for a cup of tea, head to the powder bath to blow our nose, or sit on the sofa in the family room watching television… but are we really seeing the inside of our homes?

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Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do you have spring fever? As spring approaches, a lot of us feel like making some changes to our homes. One idea?  Changing the look of the exterior. But where do you begin…

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Infrastructure First, Then Aesthetics

Can you already envision relaxing in your new whirlpool tub? Arranging produce in that sub-zero refrigerator?

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