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When is the Best Time to Remodel your Kitchen & Bathroom?

Have you been thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? Do you keep putting it off for an ever-elusive “better time”? The housing and remodeling market in Wayne County is primed to make this the absolute best time to remodel!

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A Rare Opportunity in a Rebounding Economy

As the economy rebounds from one of the worst downturns in recent history, homeowners are offered a unique opportunity to reap the benefits of a stagnated market. While the housing market strengthens, homeowners are seeing a much higher return on investment for major remodeling projects. Not only are homes selling faster than ever, butsale prices in Wayne county saw a 6.3% increase over the last year. Add to that the fact that the price of building materials -- from lumber and cabinets to countertops and flooring -- is still down, but expected to see a 2-3% growth in the next year. Homeowners are taking advantage of this opportunity to draw on record low home-equity interest rates to get the most bang for their buck doing kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects.

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A Chance to Enjoy your Home Renovations

We frequently think of nothing but the return on investment when we consider remodeling our kitchen or bathroom. But let’s not forget the reason updated kitchens and bathrooms are so marketable is because people enjoy the end result. People dream of cooking in a kitchen with quartz counters, a spacious island, and gorgeous, plentiful cabinets. Buyers delight in the thought of enjoying a luxury shower or indulging in a long soak in a garden tub. Why not remodel now so that you can have time to enjoy these renovations? Homeowners are finally realizing they don't need to wait until they're ready to sell their home before doing major home remodeling projects. And in fact, completing kitchen and bathroom remodels a few years prior to listing a home for sale will give potential buyers confidence you took care of your home along the way, whereas more recent upgrades can look as if they were done to promote a quick sale.

Contact your Wayne County Professional Remodeling Contractor Today!

Are you ready to start living in your dream home? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Central Ohio Remodeling proudly services Wooster, Fredricksburg, Seville, Orrville, Massillon, Ashland, Medina, Wadsworth, and surrounding areas. Contact us here to get started on your remodeling project! 

Bathroom Lighting Tips for  Your Home Remodeling Project

bathroom lightingAre you planning a bathroom remodeling project now that summer is here? There are likely a number of updates you’re planning to incorporate, from new cabinets and countertops to upgraded flooring and tile. Additionally, you should consider adding new bathroom lighting to your to-do list. Bathrooms are one of the most commonly used spaces in your entire home and better lighting is well important. Your family will absolutely love the improvement. Here are a few fantastic lighting tips for you to discuss with your bathroom remodeling contractor.

1. Add a Skylight for Natural Daytime Light in your Home Remodeling Design

Nothing beats natural lighting, especially when it comes to shaving and applying cosmetics. It’s sometimes difficult, however, to add extra large windows into bathrooms because privacy is also important. This is why installing a skylight is the perfect solution. Skylights provide an abundance of natural light during the days while offering you and your family the privacy you need.

2. Incorporate Recessed Lighting In your Bathroom Remodel to Eliminate Shadows

Recessed lighting is another wonderful option for bathrooms. This type of lighting does well eliminating shadows. This is very helpful in a space where people often get ready for work and school. Recessed lighting makes a great home remodeling project for any room.

3. Install Over-Cabinet Lighting for Ambiance in your Bathroom

If you or someone in your family gets up often to use the bathroom at night, consider installing over-cabinet lighting. Not only do these lights add ambiance, but they work well as night lights. Over-cabinet lighting is also a great option if you’re planning to update your kitchen. As this is a space that’s used often at night as well, midnight snackers will certainly appreciate the added illumination.

Ready to Begin Your Bathroom Remodeling Lighting Update?

Are you ready to get your bathroom remodeling project started? If you have questions about lighting upgrades, as the experts at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen located in Wooster, Ohio. Visit our website for more information about our services. You can also call us at (855) 971-1151 to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to ask about our free consultation offer!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Bathroom Remodeling Lighting Upgrades

 

Serving the communities of Wooster, Mansfield, Fredericksburg and Ashland

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Organize your Kitchen

Our Wooster, Ohio Showroom is a great place to see all of our kitchen organizing ideas, but if you can't make it to our showroom in Wooster,  we hope you will take a look at our top 3 tips for organizing your kitchen.

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3 Kitchen Organization Tips to Consider When Remodeling a Kitchen

There are many options you can pick for your kitchen remodeling project.  Central Ohio DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen would like you to consider choosing creative storage organizers in your remodeling plans.  Here are 3 tips for kitchen remodeling organization that ever kitchen should have.

1. Multilevel Kitchen Drawers

Yes, you can now buy kitchen cabinets that have multiple drawers within a drawer.  Many people like this option as it allows you to have your pot lids in a shallow drawer a the top, and your pans below, taking the fun out of the game called "where did the lid go?  Another option for this feature is in a silverware drawer.  This is a great option for kitchen organization. 

2. Pull-Out Pantry Organizers For Your Kitchen

Never again will you have to take the items from the front of your pantry out to see what is located towards the back.  Pull-out pantry shelves now give your kitchen even more usable storage space.  This solution is ideal for those who have smaller kitchen footprints, or for those who really like to have access to every can and box at your fingertips.  This organization idea gives your kitchen vertical storage space, and you can customize the pull-outs to fit your kitchen needs.

3. Spice Rack Kitchen Cabinets

Forget about losing your spices on the shelves in your upper cabinets!  This kitchen organization idea is great for the chef in your kitchen, allowing you to have a lot of storage in a small space.  You get the depth of the lower kitchen cabinets with the convenience of being able to see everything quickly.  

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Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Advice from a Central Ohio RealtorKitchen & Bath Remodeling Advice Before You Sell

The summer housing market is beginning to warm up, leading homeowners to consider what remodeling projects they should complete before listing their homes for sale. We asked Central Ohio realtor, Carie Kurtz, for some remodeling advice homeowners should follow to increase the value and appeal of their home to prospective buyers.

Hire a Professional Remodeling Contractor

Carie’s biggest piece of remodeling advice is for homeowners to hire a professional contractor rather than attempting to complete major improvement projects themselves. Perhaps in an effort to save money, homeowners who don’t hire a professional often end up with a finished project that detracts from the value and appeal of their home, rather than adding to it. A professional contractor will offer a remodeled project that features higher quality products and exceptional craftsmanship that will encourage prospective buyers to bid on your home.

Focus Your Efforts on the Kitchen and Bathroom Updates

It’s been said that the best place to spend money in a home is on remodeling the kitchen and bathrooms. In fact, Remodeling magazine’s recently published data on the return on investment for home remodeling projects agrees, showing a 65-81% return on investment for bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. When asked about the motivating factor for most buyers, our Central Ohio realtor said that “80%, if not higher” of homebuyers’ decisions are based on the state of the kitchen and bathrooms. Her remodeling advice is to replace worn countertops and cabinet hardware, and to shy away from busy tile backsplashes and outdated color palettes.

The Top Three Tips Before You List Your Home

Remodeled Contemporary Kitchen Central Ohio Carie encourages homeowners to do three things prior to listing their homes for sale. First, update the electrical system. Circuit breaker panels only last about 25 years. If your breaker trips frequently, the lights dim when you turn on major appliances, or you have to use extension cords or adaptors to create extra “outlets” in your home, it’s time to update the electrical system.

Second, clean and declutter! Buyers need to be able to imagine their stuff in your home. And they don’t want to have to look past bathtub scum or dust bunnies to do it. Here are some wonderful tips on decluttering and staging your home!

Thirdly, remodel the kitchen. “People want a nice, clean kitchen with granite or quartz countertops and newer, but not necessarily top of the line, appliances,” Caries says.

Contact DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath Today

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Central Ohio Remodeling proudly services Wooster, Fredricksburg, Seville, Orrville, Massillon, Ashland, Medina, Wadsworth, and surrounding areas. Contact us here to get started on your remodeling project! 

Kitchen and Bathroom Tile Made Easy

kitchen and bathroom tileWhether you’re planning to update your kitchen or redo your bathroom, picking the perfect tile for your space can be really difficult. With so many different colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from, you may not even know where to begin. You can always seek assistance from your professional home remodeling contractor. But, right now, here are three helpful tips to make picking the right kitchen and bathroom tile much easier!

1. Start with What You Love Most

When redesigning your kitchen or bathroom, it’s best to start with a single element you love and expand the project from there. Take some time to find your one thing—whether it’s a color, a specific texture, or a shape you think is charming. Once you’ve identified the element you love most, your remaining tile selections should complement it.

2. Simple is Sometimes Better

With any home remodeling project, it can be easy to do too much. Sometimes, simple makes a bigger and more attractive statement. If you’re planning to use multiple tiles in your space, don’t choose more than three. Three different tile designs is usually the maximum, especially for bathroom remodels.

3. Pick a Single Show-Stopper

If you’re someone who enjoys lots of color and eccentric designs, you may be drawn to a number of exciting looking tile options. As a general rule, however, you should limit yourself to a single show-stopping tile. Having too many clashing elements can actually detract from the way your space looks. Instead, pick one flashier tile and a couple of additional basic tiles to accent it.

Need More Help Picking the Perfect Kitchen and Bathroom Tile?

Do you think you could use some additional help picking the right kitchen or bathroom tile for your home? If you’d like to speak with a professional contractor, contact DreamMaker of Central Ohio today. We’re here to answer any of your questions about tile, as well as offer assistance with all of your kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and general construction needs. Visit our website for more information about our company or call (855) 971-1151 to schedule a free consultation appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen and Bathroom Tile

Serving the communities of Wooster, Mansfield, Fredericksburg and Ashland

2017 Ohio Kitchen Remodeling Trends

As the Ohio weather warms up, a fresh season of kitchen renovations is underway. Homeowners are turning their eye toward the 2017 kitchen remodeling trends to get inspiration and are finding a much more contemporary look to be quite popular.

Contemporary Kitchen

The kitchen continues to be the heart of the home, and homeowners are embracing this by increasing the room’s size and connecting it to other parts of the house. Form and function are being highlighted in kitchen remodeling, providing more workspace while allowing homeowners more sensible storage options that allow them to display what’s pretty and hide what’s not. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Mid-Ohio is commited to helping homeowners with all their kitchen remodeling needs. Here are some of the trends we see for kitchen remodeling in 2017.

Kitchen Cabinets Options

Flat-panel cabinetry is seeing a significant rise in popularity with its sleek and simple, contemporary design. Shaker cabinets still hold strong to their appeal for those interested in a more traditional kitchen, but with clean lines rather than the more ornate styles we’ve seen in years past. The 2017 kitchen remodeling trends show white far outpacing all other color options, but vibrant cabinet choices, ranging from steely greys to vibrant jewel tones, are making a significant splash. As for hardware, it’s minimalist designs or nothing at all.

Counters Tops for A Kitchen

With look, feel, and durability among the top considerations when choosing a countertop surface during a kitchen remodel, most homeowners are opting for granite or engineered quarts, but among millennials, butcher block is seeing a significant in popularity. White is, again, the most trendy option, especially in kitchens with vibrantly-colored cabinets, but nearly a third of homeowners are opting for multicolored countertops.

Kitchen Floors

As with countertops, durability remains at the forefront of homeowners’ minds as they consider their flooring options during a kitchen remodel. Hardwood and ceramic or porcelain tile dominate the kitchen flooring market. Increasingly popular are deep hues in wood tones or even dark grays that offer a harmonizing contrast to the white cabinets, but light wood tones, beiges and greys still account for more than a third of the flooring market.

Kitchen Color PaletteNeutral Color Palette

Neutral tones, including grey, beige, and white, are the clear preference among homeowners embarking on a kitchen remodel, but warmer greens and yellows still see a prominent presence. The trend toward understated walls is allowing homeowners to provide pops of color in the accessories they choose. Copper accents, vibrant jewel tones, and even a splash of pink is in vogue this year.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Mid-Ohio Remodeling proudly services Wooster, Fredricksburg, Seville, Orrville, Massillon, Ashland, Medina, Wadsworth, and surrounding areas. Contact us here to get started on your remodeling project! 

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4 Reasons Homeowners Love Granite Countertops

granite countertopsIf you are planning to update your kitchen or bathroom, it’s likely your contractor will be installing new cabinets. Have you given any thought to the type of countertop material you plan to use? There are a large variety of options available, so it can sometimes be difficult to decide which will work best for you and your home. It’s always a good idea to consider your options carefully. Here are four great reasons that homeowners like you love granite countertops in their kitchen and bathrooms.

1. High Resale Value

Many homeowners prefer granite countertops because they have a higher value than many other options out there. Even if you have no plans to sell your home anytime soon, this is an important factor to consider. If you’re updating your home to put it on the market soon, granite is often very appealing to potential buyers.

2. Customizable

Having options is important. Luckily, granite is available in all sorts of different colors and designs. You’ll be able to make your home remodeling project unique by choosing something that easily fits your personal style.

3. Easy to Clean

It’s always a good idea to keep future maintenance in mind when performing a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Granite is perfect for both bathrooms and kitchens because it is non-porous and extremely easy to clean.

4. Aesthetically Pleasing

If you’re looking for a countertop material that is both functional and beautiful, then granite should be at the top of your list. Granite countertops are sure to impress all of your friends and family!

Have More Questions about Granite Countertops?

With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why homeowners love granite countertops. Are you interested in learning even more about this great material? DreamMaker of Central Ohio is here to answer your questions. We specialize in a variety of home renovation services, including kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and general construction. For more details or to request a free consultation, visit our website. To speak with a representative about questions or to set up an appointment, call (855) 971-1151.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Granite Countertop Installation

Serving the communities of Wooster, Mansfield, Fredericksburg and Ashland

Are Custom Cabinets Really Better than Stock Cabinets?

custom cabinetsAre you planning to update your kitchen or bathroom? If you’re replacing the cabinetry, you may be asking yourself this question: Are custom cabinets actually better than stock cabinets? While going to the closest home improvement store to pick out and buy cabinets might seem like a good idea, it isn’t actually your best option. There are several reasons homeowners prefer custom cabinets. You should be familiar with all of them before making plans with your contractor. Here’s what makes custom cabinetry so superior to stock.

1. Superior Quality

As a homeowner, you know that quality is important. A little extra expense in the beginning can have a huge impact years down the road. This is absolutely the case for custom cabinets. Not only are custom cabinets made with better materials, they are also constructed by people who care about the end product.

2. Increased Durability

Higher quality also means increased durability. Because custom cabinets are made-to-order instead of put together on an assembly line, they are far more durable than stock cabinets. Choosing features that will last a long time is important for any home remodeling project.

3. Better Fit

Whether you’re updating your bathroom or doing a bathroom remodel, fit is important. While stock cabinets are designed and constructed using averages, no two spaces are ever the same. Custom cabinets are built to fit your space exactly, eliminating unsightly cuts or gaps.

4. Easier Customization

Custom cabinets are just that—custom. You can tailor your cabinets to suit your personal needs and preferences, instead of just settling for something that “will work.”

Ready to Discuss Your Custom Cabinets with a Professional Contractor?

It’s easy to see why homeowners prefer custom cabinets over stock cabinets. If you think custom is right for you, start making plans with a reliable professional contractor right away. Contact DreamMaker of Central Ohio to learn more about custom cabinets and to begin the design process. Let us help make your dream kitchen or bathroom a reality. For more information about our company and the many home improvement services we offer, visit our website. Call (855) 971-1151 with questions or to schedule a free consultation.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Custom Cabinet Design and Installation

Serving the communities of Wooster, Mansfield, Fredericksburg and Ashland

Paint Colors for Your HouseAre you planning to update your kitchen or bathroom in the near future? If so, you have a lot of decision-making ahead of you. One of the biggest and most important choices you will need to make is which paint colors you plan to use. Knowing the color pallet for the room, no matter where it is in your home, will help guide many of your other decisions. With so many options to consider, it can be hard to know how to narrow down your options. While your remodeling contractor can likely help, here are some tips to ensure you’re happy with the paint colors you pick!

1. Pick Three Colors

Finding the right colors for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project is important. With so many colors to choose from, it can be easy to go overboard. To prevent color-overload, the best practice is to select three primary colors for your space. Strive to incorporate a neutral color, a rich color, and an accent color into your design.

2. Use Each Color Three Times

Once you’ve identified the three paint colors for your home remodeling project, you have to decide how best to use them. It’s best to use each color in at least three different ways. This generally includes in any décor for the room as well.

3. Draw Inspiration from Other Rooms

One great way to tie your home together is to use similar colors throughout. If you recently redid your living room, why not coordinate your bathroom colors with the ones you already used? You can simplify the color selection process by using the same or similar colors from previous renovation projects.

Ready to Select the Perfect Paint Colors for Your Space?

Think you’re ready to pick the paint colors for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project? If so, DreamMaker of Central Ohio can help you design and create the space of your dreams. We’ll be happy to discuss paint colors and options with you. Visit our website for more information about our company and the many services we offer, or call (855) 971-1151 to set up an appointment. Make sure to ask about our free consultations when you call!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

The Perfect Paint Colors

Serving the communities of Wooster, Mansfield, Fredericksburg and Ashland

Granit countertopsIf you’re planning to update your kitchen or remodel you bathroom, then one of the very first decisions you’ll need to make is what kind of countertop material you want your contractor to use. There are a lot of options to choose from, but don’t let that overwhelm you. The perfect countertops are out there. One of the most popular materials is granite. It stands out among other options for a number of reasons. Here are several reasons granite countertops might be the best choice for you and your home.

1. “Wow” Factor

Whether you’re planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel, you want to make sure your design choices stand out. There are few additions to your home which will “wow” guests more than granite countertops. They possess a timeless beauty which is sure to impress even the most jaded people.

2. Singular Designs

When planning and executing a home remodeling project, it can be tempting to select the popular options. However, popular isn’t the same as unique. While granite is a common choice for homeowners, it comes with an added benefit. No two slabs of granite are identical, so even though you may be choosing the same material as your neighbor, your kitchen or bathroom will still be unique.

3. Superior Sanitation

If you’re worried about maintaining a clean space, granite is an excellent choice. Granite is non-porous and limits the amount of bacteria that lingers on it.

4. High Value

Is there a chance you might sell your home in the future? Buyers love to see granite countertops during open house tours, especially in kitchens. If you think your house may go on the market, choosing granite now can result in a higher selling price.

Ready to Have Granite Countertops Installed in Your Home?

If you think that granite countertops might be the best option for you and your home, consider reaching out to a professional remodeling contractor today. Call DreamMaker of Central Ohio to get your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project underway right away. We can’t wait to make your unique home designs a reality. To learn more about the varying remodeling and construction services we offer, visit our website. You can also call us at (855) 971-1151 with questions or to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to ask about how you can receive a free consultation when you call!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

 

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