In a perfect world, you would have unlimited resources – both money and time – for your remodeling projects. Unfortunately, even the richest people in the world would have to decide between different features. Sometimes, it’s not just budget that may hinder your grand scope, but time and feasibility.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Form vs. FunctionNowhere is form versus function more apparent than in the kitchen. Kitchen remodeling is often done to improve the quality of life of the household, which makes its components more utilitarian than anything else.Speed vs. QualityIt’s common knowledge that work done in a hurry will never be as great as a project done with great care. Choosing an inexperienced contractor will expose you to the hard truths of choosing between speed or quality. That’s why it’s so important to choose a contractor with years of experience.Economy vs. ValueMost homeowners balk at the huge expenses associated with a remodel. Still, it’s said that you get what you pay for so it’s important to choose long-lasting materials, which may mean paying more up-front. In the context of remodeling, you can certainly revamp your home with the cheapest materials you can find, but are they really saving you money when you need to replace them again in a few years? Deciding between your final kitchen and bath remodeling features isn’t easy, but STL Design and Build can make it easy and enjoyable for you. Call us today at (314) 736-5800 to learn more. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.
At STL Design and Build, we are of the opinion that, by looking back, we can see what’s in store for our future. This is why a retrospective on the trends of the past year can give us a glimpse of what can happen in the next, or at least give us an idea of where we’re headed.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Home remodeling contractors like us find that Houzz’s home remodeling trends study is one of the best ways to learn about the previous year’s trends. Showering AttentionFour out of five homeowners report overhauling the shower system during a bathroom remodel. Of those four, over half increase shower size. This is interesting as fewer than 25% increase the bathroom’s size, which means the shower is becoming the centerpiece of any bathroom more than the tub.Relaxation Is InNow more than ever, most Americans are using their bathrooms to take a breather. In fact, Houzz’s survey found that nearly half (45%) of respondents relax in their bathrooms. This is why in 2018 and 2019, homeowners have asked their home remodeler to make the most of the existing bathroom space.In addition, the visual appeal of the bathroom remodel complements the relaxation theme. Neutral colors paired with wood were trendy in 2019. This may come in the form of white counters or wood vanities, or gray flooring and walls, the top two trends last year.Accentuating Light PlayHomeowners are now also waking up to the importance of natural light, or at least playing with what’s available. Mirrors have become in demand as of late, with 77% of homeowners installing at least one when they remodel the bathroom.Using natural lighting is also a timeless classic. If you’re looking for light play, consider contacting window replacement companies – such as ours – to install a window in your bathroom that can allow light but still keep your privacy.At STL Design and Build, we will guide you through the home remodeling trends of 2020 and beyond. Future-proof your home design today by calling us at (314) 736-5800. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate.
Some people can’t be bothered to communicate with their contractor, but they’re missing out on a lot of things. For one, a great relationship with your remodeler gives you access to intangible perks. Here are a few reasons excellent rapport with your remodeler is a good thing…. Continue Reading
If you’re undergoing a kitchen renovation, you’ll want to seriously consider concrete countertops. Rock-solid and hard as granite or slate, concrete can be a better fit in contemporary kitchen designs. … Continue Reading