Outdoor

Houzz Your Project Design Going?

As we meet with new potential clients, one of the things we always talk about is design and ideas. It doesn't matter what project they are looking to take on, kitchen remodel, home addition, basement finish, master bathroom, mudroom, everyone tends to have at least some idea of what they would like to see. Of course there are a few occasions where that's not the case.

So what options do you have if you don't know what you want your project to look like. I've got your place to start. You may have guessed it based on the name of this post and the picture it started with. Houzz.com. So what is Houzz? Houzz is a website and online community about architecture, interior design, interior decorating, landscape design and home improvement. Almost everyone knows about pinterest. Well Houzz is pinterest on steroids but dedicated specifically to the things mentioned above and that's it.

A remodeled sitting room idea, picture from houzz.com.

So you see, Houzz is the perfect place to go when you don't know where to start. If you don't know what "your style" is. If you're not sure what's trending in design. If you just want to see some really great remodeled or new rooms. If you want to be sucked in, blink once and wonder where several hours of your day just went...happens to me all the time, it's totally worth it.

We would encourage you to check out Houzz. While you're there setting up your free profile, make sure to swing by our profile and click that Follow button! We are always updating our completed projects, uploading before and after pictures. You can also collaborate with us using an Ideabook for your project.

Oh that thing? Yeah, the Houzz community voted and we won this award. 

 

The ideas are limitless, so don't limit yourself. See yourself in a new space and don't settle for DIY ideas on other websites. Let us help make your home show room perfect! PS, that sitting room picture attached above from Houzz? Yeah, that was us. 

What Would We Do Wednesday - Counter that top...

I would venture to say that unless you skipped out on college dorm life or living in an apartment at some time, you likely spent at least a year looking at a countertop like the one pictured above. Hopefully you aren't looking in to your kitchen right now and seeing a similar sight.

So what's this week's WWWDW about? Countertop options! You don't have to live with a funky countertop in your kitchen or other portion of your house. Here's the good news. There are TONS of options for new countertops, and I mean tons!

Check out this short list of granite options!

Alot of people like to be fairly neutral on countertop options, and it does make sense to do that. However, there is no reason why you couldn't go for a bright or exotic option. There are so many color options in natural stone and even some off the wall colors in man made stone. You don't have to be limited.

You also do not have to be limited by a stone countertop. The more modern design above is utilizing polished stainless steel for a very cool and clean look. 

There are pros and cons to all countertop surfaces, granite, stainless steel, marble, formica and many other materials. Each have different properties, different weaknesses and strong points. And of course they are going to vary in expense at a cost per foot installation as well.

What Would We Do Wednesday - Go Play Outside

With the exception of today's weather in Kansas City (65 degrees in July is RARE), getting outside and spending time on a back patio is something a lot of people love doing on summer evenings. Recently we have been getting several requests for outdoor living areas. From a space similar to the one picture above, to something similar to the one pictured below.

What's great about outside living spaces and kitchen's are that they can make for not only simple relaxing with family but they also great for entertaining. The options and design that you go choose make just about anyone happy. From built in bars to fireplaces, multiple mounted televisions to gas line fed stoves with custom vent hoods.  

We have been fortunate to have built several outdoor living spaces, check them out on our website when you have a moment. We hope that we'll be able to bring you several new options to check out when we complete additional projects. 

If you have something that you are thinking you would like to do, let us know. A custom built outdoor living space can be affordable and functional not only in the summer but the winter as well.