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Whether you’re including a home office with a new construction or adding onto an existing structure, here are some helpful hints for a successful project. Read more »
Is shiplap in or out this year?
Some caution that the white-hot farmhouse craze, with its heavy reliance on shiplap, may be cooling off as homeowners look for fresher fads to latch onto. Others contend that farmhouse design isn’t going away — it’s just getting a little more refined.
Keep reading for some of the advantages of shiplap, as well as ideas for incorporating it into your next new build or remodel. Read more »
Is it better to remodel or move? Or perhaps it’s time to build a new house?
Contractors frequently hear questions like these.
A Harris Poll found that 76% of U.S. homeowners plan to complete home improvements in 2019, an increase from 2018. Big-ticket residential remodeling activity increased 4.1% in the first quarter of 2019 from the same period a year ago. Read more »
After long weekdays filled with traffic jams and tight deadlines, more and more people are seeking the comfort of a relaxing getaway, right outside their own back door.
A well-designed patio or deck is the perfect retreat for delving into a good book, entertaining family and friends, or enjoying a breathtaking sunset before turning in for the night. Homeowners also want a smoother transition from indoors to out, with patios and decks functioning as “outdoor rooms” that reflect the look and feel of the home’s interior. Read more »
Windows offer so much more than just a great view. They’re essential for maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures, reducing noise pollution and lowering energy bills.
With such a wide variety of options available, it’s easy to find quality new construction or replacement windows to fit almost every budget, whether for a new build or to update an existing home for maximum curb appeal.
Here are five factors to look at when selecting the best windows for your next project.
Homeowners increasingly want larger windows with abundant, unobstructed views of the world outside, or as one builder puts it, “more glass and less frame.”
Three alternatives include single-pane, double-pane and triple-pane windows.
Double- and triple-pane windows provide excellent sound insulation, which is a big advantage in urban neighborhoods.
When choosing window frame materials, considerations include durability, insulating properties and maintenance requirements.
Eco-friendly windows offer many benefits including durability, comfort and lower utility costs.
Here are some numbers to know when gauging the energy efficiency of windows.
Current design trends include big, modern windows that let in lots of natural light, a nice mix of complementary shapes and dark colored frames.
Other options work well depending on the overall look and feel of the home.
Selecting the best materials and designs available means nothing if the windows are not installed correctly. In fact, poor installation may even void the warranty.
If you’re trying to find the right windows for an upcoming project, reach out to us at Mid-City Lumber. We offer a wide selection of quality windows from the industry’s most reputable manufacturers, and our friendly experts will help you choose the best option for your job.
What colors are attracting today’s homeowners for new builds and remodeling projects?
The choice of color plays a major role in meeting client expectations and guides the selection of countertop materials, fabrics and of course paint colors for walls, doors, window frames and more. Read more »
It is no secret that kitchen remodels make for higher home resale values, engaging spaces and happy chefs. But while kitchen renovations offer a larger return on investment than most other remodels, the costs can be overwhelming. Even small kitchen remodels can sneak over your budget limit if you aren’t careful. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do a kitchen remodel on a budget without sacrificing style. Read more »
The overwhelming process of hiring a good contractor can be made easier with a little preparation. Knowledge is power and your best chance at a great result. Whether your project is a home renovation or a brand new build, knowing what you want, what you can spend and researching several contractors can help you find the best fit for your next project. Read more »