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DreamMaker Remodeling Tips

Stainless steel is a common metal finish favorite among homeowners. Stainless steel looks pristine, shiny, and clean. We definitely understand the appeal. However, there are many other metal finishes available for the kitchen. You can mix and match the different metals for a rich and diverse kitchen backdrop. Below we have outlined some of the metal finish types you may want to consider for your kitchen remodel, as well as possible combinations of metal finishes.

Metal Finishes for Kitchens

Metal Finish Types

    1. Copper Pendant Lights: Pendant lights are very popular, and a copper finish complements nicely with most backsplashes.
    2. Oil-Rubbed Bronze Knobs and Pulls:  Many people like the oil-rubbed bronze finish for drawer and cabinet handles. This metal is sprayed with a dark coating to make it look like it is aged bronze.
    3. Yellow Brass Nickel Faucets: You may want to consider yellow brass nickel for the faucet and other related fixtures.  This is the type of finish that you see on a saxophone or trombone. 

Combinations of Metal Finishes

Some metal finishes go better with certain backdrop types.  We have some suggestions for you, but we would also encourage you to experiment with your own combinations.

    • Stainless steel fridge and stove with copper pendant lights
    • White or walnut cabinet doors with oil-rubbed bronze drawer handles
    • Dark quartz countertops with yellow brass nickel faucets
    • A black-painted island with nickel pendant lights directly above it

These are just a few remodeling tips that just barely scratch the surface of options available.  Explore other possibilities to determine the most complimentary metal finishes for your existing or planned kitchen design. 

Incorporate the Ideal Mixed Metal Finish Combinations With The Help Of Our Remodeling Professionals

Metal finishes for the kitchen are just one more way to add variety to your remodeling plan. Consider what combinations will work best for your type of kitchen.  When you have an idea in mind, contact DreamMaker of East Georgia to schedule your free consultation.  Call us at (478) 419-3600 today!

 

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Tips for Aging-In-Place Remodeling

aging in place remodelingDo you or a loved one find it more and more difficult to complete regular, daily tasks around the house? The safety and wellbeing of yourself and those you care about is of the utmost importance. Has moving in your home become difficult due to the loss of strength and flexibility associated with aging? If so, it may be time to consider an aging-in-place remodeling project. Whether your goal is to make your kitchen or bathroom more accessible, a contractor can help you with your home renovation. Here are a few aging-in-place remodeling tips to consider.

1. Add Anti-Slip Flooring in the Bathroom and Kitchen

As we get older, the risk of falling increases substantially, as does the possibility of injury. Many areas of your home may have carpeted flooring, which is naturally more slip-resistant. But it’s doubtful you want carpeting in your bathroom or kitchen. Instead, consider installing anti-slip flooring during your next bathroom or kitchen update.

2. Install Grab Bars In All Your Bathrooms

Another good bathroom remodeling idea is to install grab bars. These bars help prevent dangerous falls. You can place grab bars strategically near the toilet and shower/bathtub to provide additional balance support.

3. Consider a Curbless Shower or Walk-In Tub

For people who have a lot of difficulty stepping up and over objects, a grab bar may not be enough. Curbless showers and walk-in tubs are great options, regardless of whether you prefer showers or baths. Talk to your contractor to find out which aging-in-place option would work best for you and your specific needs.

Get Help with Your Aging-in-Place Remodeling Project Today

Do you want more help planning your aging-in-place remodeling projects? One of our professional contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia would be happy to discuss the various options available to you. Whether you want to make a single room or your entire home more accessible, we can help. You can find additional information on our website. To schedule a free consultation appointment, call (478) 419-3600 today!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Aging-in-Place Remodeling Services

Serving the areas of Swainsboro, Vidalia, Dublin and Metter. We also serve Lyons, East Dublin, Twin City, Wrightsville, Louisville, Wadley and Millen

4 Ways to Improve Kitchen and Bathroom Lighting

kitchen and bathroom lightingAre you looking for a way to improve your kitchen and bathroom lighting? There are a number of great ways to improve lighting in your home. Start your bathroom or kitchen update by considering where you need light most. Consider which areas of your kitchen and bathroom are darkest and then decide what kind of light would work best to brighten them. While a professional contractor can help you with the specifics, here are four great ways to easily brighten up kitchen and bathroom spaces in your home.

1. Recess Lighting

Many homeowners love recess lighting because it easily rids a space of unwanted shadows. This type of lighting isn’t limited to kitchens and bathrooms; it’s perfect for any room in your home.

2. Skylight

If you’re a fan of natural light, consider adding a skylight during your next kitchen or bathroom remodel. Skylights are a great way to enhance kitchen and bathroom lighting naturally, without a lot of electrical work. They can have a dramatic impact on any space.

3. Under-Cabinet Lighting

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. Ensuring that you have good lighting is important. If you do a lot of cooking, it’s probably worth adding under-cabinet lighting. These lights will illuminate your counters, making food preparation much easier.

4. Over-Cabinet Lighting

Functional lighting isn’t the only thing you should consider for your home renovation project. Over-cabinet lights can add ambiance and are perfect for illuminating collectables. These lights can be subtle enough not to disturb the entire household at night as well.

Ready to Add More Light to Your Kitchen and Bathroom?

If you think your home could benefit from improved lighting in your kitchen and bathroom, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia today. We offer a variety of remodeling and construction services for our customers. Our professional contractors are well-trained and can assist you in selecting the perfect lighting options for your spaces. Visit our website for more information about our company or to inquire about our free consultation offer. Call (478) 419-3600 to schedule an appointment today!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen and Bathroom Lighting

serving the communities of Swainsboro, Vidalia, Dublin and Metter. We also serve Lyons, East Dublin, Twin City, Wrightsville, Louisville, Wadley and Millen

How To: Select the Right Kitchen Tile Flooring

Kitchen TileAre you planning to replace the floors in your kitchen soon? Tile is a great flooring material, but there are so many shapes, colors, and sizes to choose from! It may seem like an impossible task to find the one that will suit your kitchen and home. To help make your kitchen update easier, you’ll definitely want the help of a contractor. You can also use these three tips to make finding the perfect kitchen tile a total breeze.

1. Start Slow

Here’s some good news: you don’t have to have all the answers right from the beginning! In fact, the best way to pick the right kitchen tile is to start slow. Take the appropriate amount of time to find that one thing that you just must have – color, shape, size – and build on your design from there.

2. Don’t Go Overboard

Whether you’re selecting tile for a kitchen or bathroom update, it’s important not to get too carried away. As you start sorting through the various tile options, it’s likely you’ll realize there are many you really like. While it’s okay to choose more than one, avoid selecting over three different tile variations. When it comes to kitchen tiling, less is more.

3. Think about the Future

As with any home renovation project, it can be easy to get caught up in the newness of everything. Once the project is complete, however, it’s back to the daily routine. Keep in mind that some tile materials may call for special treatment, i.e. specific cleaning solutions. Remember that after the excitement of the project has worn off, you need to be prepared to adjust your cleaning routine as needed. This may impact your choice.

Want to Start Selecting the Perfect Kitchen Tile Today?

Updating the floors in your kitchen is a big and exciting project, one that will require help from a professional. If you think you’re ready to select the perfect kitchen tile for your home, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia today. One of our contractors will be happy to help you select and install tile in your kitchen. We also specialize in bathroom remodeling, as well as other home construction services. For more information, please visit our website or call (478) 419-3600 to speak with a representative. Remember to ask about our free consultation offer when setting up your appointment!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen Tile Installation in Swainsboro & East Georgia

What Makes Custom Cabinets Better than Stock Cabinets?

Custom cabinetsDid you know you don’t have to purchase your kitchen or bathroom cabinets from a home improvement store? Too many homeowners opt for stock cabinetry without ever realizing that there is a better option. If you’re doing a bathroom or kitchen update, make sure you ask your contractor about designing and installing custom cabinets. If you’ve never considered the difference between custom and stock before, here are three features of custom cabinetry to consider.

1. Custom is Specific

Are you particular about your space? If so, custom cabinets might be a great solution. You can work with your contractor to design the perfect cabinets to your specifications. Want more drawers, cabinets, or pot hooks? You can have it!

2. Custom Will Last Longer

It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel, you want the time, money, and effort you put in now to last a long time. Unfortunately, stock cabinets are made on an assembly line; the goal is quick production, not longevity. Custom cabinets, on the other hand, are built to last much longer.

3. Custom Increases Value

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to increase the value of your property. Even if you have no intention of selling, it’s always a good idea to plan home renovation projects that will make your home worth more. Adding custom cabinets is a great way to do this. Not only will they add value, but they will also be appealing to buyers if you ever do decide to sell.

Think Custom Cabinets are What Your Kitchen or Bathroom Need?

With so many features, it’s hard to see why any homeowner would opt for stock cabinets over custom-made ones. If you’re ready to upgrade your space, let DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia help. Our experienced contractors can design and install the perfect cabinetry for your lifestyle and home. Redoing your entire kitchen or bathroom? Make sure you review our website for information about all of the remodeling services we offer. Call (478) 419-3600 with questions or to schedule a free consultation today!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Custom Cabinets

Serving Swainsboro, Vidalia, Dublin and Metter. We also serve Lyons, East Dublin, Twin City, Wrightsville, Louisville, Wadley and Millen

Color SelectionHave a big renovation project in mind for the new year? If you’re interested in updating your kitchen, bathroom, or any other part of your home, some of the first decisions you’ll need to make are which colors you want to incorporate into your plans. There are a ton of options to choose from, but it’s important to find the perfect color selections for you and your home. Your contractor will be able to recommend the best paint brands and gloss level for your project, but here are three great tips to help you get the color right.

1. Find Your Color Combination

Are you familiar with the Rule of Three? There are actually a number of different rules dealing with the number three, likely due to the fact that things grouped in odd numbers are visually appealing to the eye. This is no different in design. When planning out your new space, identify and use three different colors: primary, neutral and accent.

2. Use Each Color Appropriately

The Rule of Three in color and design doesn’t stop there. It also encourages homeowners to use each of the three colors selected at least three times in the space. If you’re planning a bathroom update and want blue walls, make sure to use the same shade of blue as an accent or in the décor at least twice more.

3. Tie It All Together

You should look at any home renovation project as an opportunity to make your home more cohesive. Walking from a neutral colored living room into a gaudy bathroom can be rather jolting, after all. Find ways to use similar colors throughout your home so that it looks and feels more consistent.

Ready to Discuss Your Perfect Color Selections with a Professional?

Think you’ve found the perfect colors for your kitchen, bathroom, or living space? The job isn’t done yet! Discuss your project with a certified contracting professional at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia. We will ensure provide you with the best paint quality and service. We’re happy to offer free consultations to new customers and know you’ll love how easy it is work with us. To learn more about our company and the many home remodeling services we offer, visit our website. You can also call us at (478) 419-3600 with question or to set up an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Perfect Color Selection for Your Home

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Granite CountertopsNow that the holiday rush is over and the new year has begun, you finally have a little time to focus on you and your home. Why not celebrate by diving into a home remodeling project? Consider calling a contractor today to begin that big kitchen update right away! While you’re making renovation plans, make sure you look into all of the various countertop materials available. While a little more expensive, one of the very best options for kitchens is granite. Here are four great reasons you should choose granite countertops for your kitchen update.

1. Granite Never Goes Out of Style

Granite possesses a timeless beauty and allure that other materials simply do not. While tile and laminate certainly have their place, nothing stands out as much as a beautiful granite countertop in your kitchen.

2. Granite is Always Unique

Worried all your friends and neighbors already used granite in their kitchen or bathroom updates? If you’re concerned making the same material choice as others will make your space too similar to theirs, don’t fret. Every slab of granite is different, so you can be assured your space will stand out on its own.

3. Granite is Non-Porous

Keeping a clean kitchen is really important. If you’re not careful, dangerous bacteria can take hold and multiply, endangering you and your family. One of the best benefits of choosing granite countertops for your home renovation project is that the material is non-porous. It’s difficult for bacteria to stick and hide on non-porous surfaces, meaning your kitchen will be safer and healthier.

Ready to Commit to Installing Granite Countertops in Your Kitchen?

Start your New Year with a bang by having a contractor install granite countertops in your kitchen. Call DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia for more information about the many benefits of choosing granite for your home. We can’t wait to help you design the kitchen of your dreams! Visit our website for more information about our varying remodeling and construction services, or call us at (478) 419-3600 to set up an appointment. Don’t forget to ask how you can receive a free consultations when you call!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Beautiful Granite Countertops

 

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The Right Cabinet HardwareWhether you’ve been updating your kitchen or bathroom, now that you’ve found the perfect cabinets it’s time to select the right hardware to match. It can be easy to overlook this important aspect of designing your space, but these relatively small details are actually quite important. While seemingly invisible, the right cabinet knobs and drawer pulls tie your design together. Don’t go with just any old cabinet hardware, find what suites your space and personal style best. Here are three important principles to incorporate in your process before discussing your choices with your contractor.

1. Use Your Cabinets

Obviously, you’ll use your cabinets once they’ve been built and installed. This is more about using them to inform your hardware selection decisions. If you’re hoping to add contrast, that’s great; just try to avoid choosing anything that will draw too much attention away from the natural beauty of the cabinets themselves. You should be able to achieve a nice balance with your hardware selections, adding flare while still staying true to the overall room design.

2. Consider Your Space

It’s not just the cabinets you’ll want to consider. In your kitchen, make sure your hardware choices match your appliances and light fixtures. For your bathroom update, ensure the hardware you decide on doesn’t clash with the countertops or tile. The knobs and pulls you choose should help bring your entire design together.

3. Remember Your Needs

Any home renovation should make daily life easier. While it may be tempting to pick hardware that is flashy and complicated, if it’s going to make using the space more difficult, avoid it. Similarly, keep any special requirements in your family in mind and be sure to accommodate accordingly where needed.

Ready to Talk Hardware for Your Cabinets?

Now that you’ve gotten your cabinets selected, are you ready to discuss your hardware selections? Speak with a helpful representative from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia today! We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect hardware for your cabinets and your home. Visit our website to learn more about us or call (478) 419-3600 now to learn more about our free consultation offer.

Hardware for Your Cabinets

 

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When to Update Your Bathroom | DreamMaker Bath & KitchenAs a homeowner, you know just how important it is to take care of the bathrooms in your home. After all, they see more traffic than most other parts of your house and are absolutely essential to your daily life. But when is the right time to update your bathroom? There are several factors to consider. Here are four ways to tell if it’s time to call your contractor.

1. Your Bathroom Shows Its Age

One way to tell whether it’s time to update your bathroom or not is to spend some time observing its condition. While a few scuff marks on the walls might be easily overlooked, things like flaking paint, discolored showers, and cracking tiles are all signs of serious wear. These things indicate that it’s time to freshen up your space.

2. Your Bathroom Stands Out (In a Bad Way)

Have you redecorated recently or had a kitchen makeover? If so, you may have unintentionally left your bathroom behind! Your bathroom’s looking significantly different from the rest of your home is a definite sign it’s time for an upgrade.

3. Your Bathroom Lacks Function

Over time, what we like changes. This could impact your decision to update your bathroom. While you might have preferred a space-saving shower in the past, a luxurious whirlpool bath may be more appealing now. Desiring changes in your bathroom’s functionality is a great reason to remodel.

4. You’re Selling Your Home

Any real estate agent will tell you that a little home remodeling is good before putting your house on the market. This is because buyers like to see move-in-ready homes. They also like to see updated bathrooms. Bathrooms are a huge selling point for house hunters, which means you should seriously consider giving yours a little attention before selling.

If it’s time to update your bathroom…

If it’s time to update your bathroom, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of East Georgia today. We can help you design the bathroom of your dreams. To learn more about us and the services we offer, visit our website or call (478) 419-3600. We offer free in-home consultation and would love to schedule an appointment to discuss your remodeling project.

 

Here to Help Update Your Bathroom

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bathroom, bathroom remodel, bathroom remodel Swainsboro bathroom makeover budgetA bathroom remodel can turn a drab space into a perfect, calming oasis. An effective redesign from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchencan also improve your home’s value, add storage, create added functionality, and increase space. We understand that the numerous options available for a makeover project can be overwhelming. We’ve created these questions to assist you in getting the most out of your bathroom remodel.

 

Which bathroom should I choose?

Before starting, think of what the extent of your makeover project will be. Do you want to remodel your downstairs half-bath which is only used a few times a week, or the master bathroom used daily? The bathrooms that are used most often require larger budgets, as they generally contain more amenities.

 

What’s the bathroom makeover budget?

Determine what your budget will allow after deciding which bathrooms need work. Remember, it’s essential to maintain a budget that will benefit you, the contractor, and the design team to ensure everyone is on the same page from the start. This will also prevent any future misunderstandings during the remodel project.

 

What amenities are important, and how do you use the bathroom?

Beyond the basics, everyone has individual needs for a bathroom. For some, a tranquil spa-like tub where they can relax after work is essential. For others, a double vanity is crucial in the mornings to allow family members to get ready simultaneously. If necessary, consider features for safety and mobility, such as a walk-in tub or a zero-barrier shower. Discover the problem areas of your current bathroom so your contractor can best address your needs and help you plan your bathroom project.

 

How much energy do you use?

One of the most important factors to think of before choosing to remodel a bathroom is how much energy you and your family use, and if you could use less. Eco-friendly designs have grown in popularity in the Swainsboro, GA, area during recent years. Keep in mind that you don’t have to sacrifice water or energy to be “green”. For example, energy efficient appliances help to save water while flushing the toilet and also control the temperature of the shower, so you save both water and heat. An eco-efficient remodel could lower future energy bills and bring peace of mind knowing you’re contributing to conservation efforts.

 

 

Your bathroom is an essential component to your Swainsboro, Georgia home. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen’s experienced consultants are trained to ask you all the important questions during your free consultation, ensuring that you receive the bathroom results you desire. With our renown artistry and trend-proof styles, a bathroom or kitchen remodelupdate is sure to last for years, giving you the best return on investment. So, don’t wait any longer to have the interior remodel of your dreams for your home or commercial property—call or email us today!

 

 

Top Tips Before Starting a Bathroom Remodel in Swainsboro, GA

 

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