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Aging-in-Place Remodeling Ideas

Aging-in-Place RemodelingDo you have a loved one who is getting older and having difficulty moving around his or her home? Watching someone you care about struggle with mobility can be very hard. Luckily, there are alternatives to assisted living homes. There are several aging-in-place remodeling options you can discuss with a professional contractor. Whether you are most concerned about a kitchen update or bathroom renovation for your loved one, there are remodeling features that can help. Depending on your particular circumstances, an extensive remodel may be required, or a single option could be all you need. Here are several great aging-in-place remodeling ideas to consider.

Bathroom Grab Bars

Adding grab bars to a bathroom is a great aging-in-place remodeling project. These can assist with mobility and help prevent accidental falling. Your local remodeling company can also assess the space and identify the most ideal locations for each bar.

Anti-Slip Flooring

Another great aging-in-place home remodeling project is adding anti-slip flooring. If falling is a concern, installing anti-slip flooring in both the bathroom and kitchen can be extremely beneficial. These are the most common locations due to water spills.

Curbless Showers or Walk-In Tubs

If you need additional solutions for the bathroom, either a curbless shower or walk-in tub could be the solution. Both of these options offer accessibility assistance to those with limited mobility.

Ready to Begin an Aging-in-Place Remodeling Project?

Do you think aging-in-place remodeling is right for your loved one? Talk to a contractor today about which options would suit your needs most. A professional from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek can help with your project designs. To learn more about our company and the many services we offer, visit our website. You can also call us at (925) 239–4200 to setup an appointment to talk with one of our contractors.

Aging-in-Place Remodeling Services

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Lighting Options for Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

bathroom remodeling lightingAre you planning to update one of the bathrooms in your home? Don’t let the size of the project discourage you. Luckily, your contractor will be able to walk you through much of the decision-making process. There’s a lot to consider with any bathroom or kitchen update, but lighting is among the most important. To ensure you’re prepared to discuss your preferences, it’s a good idea to do some research prior to finalizing your bathroom remodeling designs. To prepare you, here are some popular lighting options for you to consider.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is the perfect addition to any home remodeling project. This popular type to lighting is ideal for eliminating shadows and illuminating dark corners.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

If you plan to utilize a lot of cabinetry in your bathroom remodeling project, under-cabinet lighting may be a good choice. Talk to your remodeling company about how you can add function with this lighting option.

Over-Cabinet Lighting

While not as functional as under-cabinet lighting, over-cabinet lighting is well suited for bathroom makeovers. This type of lighting provides a nice ambiance and functions well as a nightlight.

Skylight

Another great option for your bathroom remodeling project is to install a skylight. If you’re someone who enjoys natural lighting, this is a perfect option. Not only is it functional, but it will add a natural beauty to your space other lighting simply can’t achieve.

Looking for a Professional Bathroom Remodeling Company?

Are you looking for a contracting company to assist with your upcoming bathroom remodeling project? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek can help! We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and can’t wait to get started with your renovation. Visit our website for more information about our company and the services we offer. You can also call (925) 239–4200 to schedule a consultation with one of our contractors.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Professional Bathroom Remodeling

Ideas for Bathroom Christmas Decorations

Bathroom Christmas DecorationsThe bathroom typically isn’t a room that is treated to a holiday-inspired design. This is all the more reason to adorn the bathroom with Christmas decorations. This way, the holiday spirit will be with you when brushing your teeth or preparing for that bubble bath. Luckily, since the bathroom is so small, it doesn’t require a whole lot of décor to bring about a holiday vibe.

Our Favorite Bathroom Christmas Decorations

A Christmas Wastebasket

Swap out your wastebasket with one of those large Christmas popcorn tins. Alternatively, you can use the tin as a storage container for storing extra toilet paper rolls.

Candles

Candles are an excellent year-round décor item for the bathroom. Scented candles are especially nice if you light them and relax for a soaking bath. Use large red, green, and gold pillar candles. Place a mistletoe or two adjacent to the candles and/or one of those decorative display dinner plates with a Christmas design.

Christmas Mat

Place a Christmas mat at the foot of the toilet. You can decorate the toilet as well. Consider a red, green, or gold-colored cover for the toilet lid. You can also place a snow globe on top of the toilet tank and/or a wreath right above it.

Wall Decals

Place a few reusable wall decals on the cabinet doors or even on the edges of the mirror. Decals include the standard Christmas images, such as snowflakes, fir trees, snow angels, and a silhouette of Santa and his sleigh and reindeers. Speaking of the mirror, you can adorn its perimeter with a garland.

Make the Bathroom a Part of the Holidays

Before the DIY decorations, contact DreamMaker of Walnut Creek for any major restroom makeovers by our general contractors. With these bathroom Christmas decorations, you’ll indulge in the holiday spirit whenever taking care of personal hygiene.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Holiday-Based Bathroom Renovations

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Choosing the Right Tile for Your Concord Home

choosing the right tileIs it time to remodel your bathroom or update your kitchen? If you want to enhance one of these spaces in your Concord home, consider installing new tile. Tile is the perfect material for most kitchens and bathrooms because it holds up well against water and other liquid spills. With so many different tile styles and materials, however, it can be difficult to narrow down your final selection. It’s always important to speak with your professional remodeling contractor for help with project specifics, but here are a few great tips to keep in mind when choosing the right tile for your Concord home.

Think Small First

Because tile options vary so much, deciding on one can be overwhelming at first. That’s why you should first focus on a single attribute. For example, if there’s a shape you love, go with that, and base the rest of your selections upon it.

Think Simple Second

When creating the tile design with your remodeling company, it can be tempting to add a little bit of everything into it. Avoid this. Generally speaking, you should limit yourself to no more than three different tiles.

Think About Your Habits Third

Whether you’re planning a kitchen or bathroom makeover, it’s important to remember personal preferences. Some tile takes special care. Decide now if changing your cleaning routine is worth it.

Need Professional Assistance Choosing the Right Tile for Your Concord Home?

Would you like additional assistance picking the perfect tile for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project in Concord? Speak with a professional contractor at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek today. From remodeling to new construction, we provide quality services to meet your every need. For more information about our company and the services we offer, visit our website or call us directly at (925) 239–4200 to schedule an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Tile Selection and Installation in Concord

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Granite Countertops
for Your Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling Project

granite countertops walnut creekAre you tired of living with a sub-par kitchen in your home? If you’ve always wanted to update your kitchen, there’s no better time than right now. Don’t continue to settle for “just fine,” when you could have the kitchen of your dreams. Start planning your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project today. You’ve waited a long time, so don’t skimp on the details of your design. Here are several great reasons you should discuss granite countertops with your professional remodeling contractor.

Unparalleled Beauty

Nothing quite compares to the natural beauty of granite. You and your new kitchen are sure to be the center of attention among all of your friends and family. If you’re looking to “wow” your guests, granite countertops are the best choice for your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project.

One-of-a-Kind Designs

Granite it a naturally occurring material that you buy in large slabs. This means that no two granite countertop surfaces will ever be identical. There are various color combinations to choose from. So you can be sure that the countertop installed by your remodeling company will be unique to you and your home.

Simple Cleaning

Another great benefit of installing granite countertops during your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project is the simplicity of future cleaning. Granite is non-porous, giving bacteria nowhere to hide. This makes it perfect for bathroom makeovers as well.

Interested in Granite Countertops for Your Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Are you interested in installing granite countertops during your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project? If you think granite is the material for you, contact one of the professional contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa today. We offer a variety of home remodeling services. Visit our website for more information or call (925) 239–4200 to schedule an appointment to discuss your project.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling

this location serves the communities of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling: Custom Cabinets

Walnut Creek Kitchen RemodelingAre you planning a kitchen remodeling project in Walnut Creek this summer? Updating your kitchen is no easy feat. With so many design elements to consider, it can be difficult to know where to start. One of the most important features in your kitchen is your cabinetry. Cabinets should be both aesthetically pleasing and functional, so it’s important to pick the right kind for you and your home. While your remodeling contractor will be able to show you a variety of stock cabinets to choose from, consider having custom cabinets made for your kitchen instead. Here are several great reasons custom cabinets are a better option than stock cabinets.

Custom Cabinets are Better Quality

While there is certainly nothing wrong with installing stock cabinetry in your home, there are a few important distinctions worth noting. One of the most important is that stock cabinets are made on an assembly line while custom cabinets are made by hand. Custom cabinets are also generally made from higher quality materials. Stock is fine, but custom will look better and last longer.

Custom Cabinetry is Tailored to Your Needs

No two homeowners are the same. Everyone has different preferences. While you can generally find stock cabinets that are close to what you want, the only way to get exactly what you want is to have it custom built. With custom cabinets, you can tell your kitchen remodeling company every design preference you have.

Custom Cabinets have Higher Value

Increasing the value of your home should always be a consideration, even if you have no intention of selling your home in the future. While custom cabinets cost more to have made, they are well worth the price because they substantially increase the value of your home. This is something worth keeping in mind for bathroom makeovers as well.

Need Help with Your Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Whether you want stock or custom cabinets, the professional contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa are here to make your kitchen remodeling dreams come true. Find out more on our website or call (925) 239-4200 to schedule a consultation appointment today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Custom Cabinets Kitchen Remodeling in the Bay Area

serving the locations of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Is Kitchen Hardwood Flooring Right

for Your Remodeling Project?

kitchen hardwood flooringDo you have a kitchen remodeling project planned for this summer? When updating your kitchen, there are a lot of important decisions you’ll need to make. If you’ve never worked with a remodeling contractor before, the process may even seem overwhelming. The best way to approach any renovation is to make one decision at a time. When you do this, it often makes the next choice easier to make. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, a good place to start your process is with your floors. Many people have traditionally selected tile or laminate for their kitchens. But there’s a trend for homeowners to install kitchen hardwood flooring. Here are several great reasons you should consider choosing to install kitchen hardwood flooring.

Attention Grabber

Hardwood flooring is an attention grabber no matter what room of your home it’s in. Its timeless beauty appeals to almost anyone. Further, because it’s much rarer for homeowners to choose hardwood for kitchen and bathroom makeovers, doing so can really make a lasting impression with friends, family, and visiting guests.

Durable

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, hardwood is also a very durable material. While prolonged exposure to liquids can weaken wood, most spills are cleaned up quickly enough that permanent damage is easily avoidable. Certain finishes and sealants can also improve water resistance. This makes hardwood flooring quite ideal for kitchen remodeling projects.

High Value

With any home renovation, one of your primary goals should always be increasing the value of your home. Having your local remodeling company install hardwood flooring during your kitchen remodeling project is a great way to accomplish this. Hardwood floors make your home worth more. And, this feature will appeal to more buyers, probably resulting in a faster sale, if you ever decide to sell it.

Looking for Professional Help with Your Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Are you looking for a professional contracting company to assist with your kitchen remodeling project? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa is here to help. You can find more information about our company on our website. To schedule an appointment with one of our professional contractors, call (925) 239–4200 today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen Remodeling Services

 

This location serves Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Trend of the Month: Cork Flooring

cork flooringYour flooring options are far more diverse than just hardwood and linoleum. We wanted to introduce our readers this month to cork flooring, a popular albeit somewhat unknown option. This is a trendy flooring style for both kitchen and bathroom makeovers.

What Is Cork Flooring?

Cork is a type of bark derived from cork trees found throughout Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Long ago cork flooring was made from recycled cork bottle stoppers that were baked and pressed into floor panels. Cork flooring was especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It later saw a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s due to its sustainable appeal.

The Appeal

Cork flooring’s main benefit lies more in its feel than in its aesthetics. If you ever touched a cork bottle topper, then you know it has almost a soft and mushy feel to it. Cork is naturally springy and flexible. This makes it really comfortable, especially for kitchens where you may spend long periods standing in a single area. Cork has also become a popular flooring option for gyms for the same reason.

Cork can also be dyed and is available in many textures. Homeowners can choose a style that blends in or provides a nice contrast with the kitchen cabinets.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Cork is considered a renewable source. Cork trees live for about 100 to 200 years, and the bark they produce regenerates after being harvested. In addition, cork contains a substance known as suberin, which makes the surface resistant to mold and mildew. Finally, cork doesn’t accrue dust, making them an ideal choice for allergy sufferers.

We Provide Numerous Flooring Options

We want our clients to be aware of all the flooring options before making a decision. Contact DreamMaker of Walnut Creek today to find out how cork flooring is suitable for a planned bathroom or kitchen makeover.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Cork Flooring for Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

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5 Exciting Color Trends for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

color trendsAre you planning to update your kitchen or bathroom soon? Picking the right colors for your space is important. Your color pallet can literally make or break your design. With so many different color options and combinations, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. Luckily, your professional remodeling contractor will be able to help you find the perfect fit for your home. To get you started, here are five exciting color trends to consider!

Black & White

The color combination is perfect for kitchen and bathroom makeovers alike. These two colors create a classic look, perfect for homeowners who prefer sleek designs.

Silver & Green

Do you enjoy spaces that are fun and whimsical? Silver and green make a funky yet sophisticated pair. Talk to your remodeling company about other similarly creative color combinations.

Grey & Brown

Grey and brown complement each other well and are a great option for someone who enjoys natural tones. While the impact may be subtle, using these two colors does a lot to create a very cozy atmosphere.

Red & White

Are you looking for something that screams sophistication? Choosing red and white as your primary kitchen or bathroom may be perfect. This pair can also add warmth to your space with just the right amount of “pop.”

Black & Blue

Blue is a very popular color among homeowners, but it was traditionally paired with white. Recently, however, blue and black has been trending. These colors can either add warmth or offer a coolness factor, depending on the shades selected.

Want to Discuss Bathroom and Kitchen Color Trends with a Professional?

If you’re ready to begin discussing the details of your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project with a professional, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa today. We’ll be happy to show you a variety of popular kitchen and bathroom color combinations. And we’ll answer any of your project questions. To learn more about our services, which include kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, safety and mobility remodeling, and cabinet refacing, visit our website. Call (925) 239-4200 to schedule a consultation today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen and Bathroom Color Trends

 This location serves Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

How to Pick the Right Colors
for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

kitchen colorsAre you making big plans for your kitchen this summer? If you have a grand kitchen remodeling project in mind, make sure you take time to pick the right kitchen colors. Updating your kitchen is no small task, so it’s important that you get all of the details right. You should definitely discuss color choices with your remodeling contractor before proceeding too far. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure your final product is as close to perfect as possible.

  1. Remember the Power of Three

Many professional decorators swear that there is great power in the number three. When it comes to color, it’s rare to use more than three different ones in a single room. Try to pick one neutral, one rich, and one accent color for your kitchen remodeling project. The three-color rule also applies to bathroom makeovers!

  1. Three Times Adds Charm

Not only should you pick three colors for your kitchen remodeling project, but you should find ways to incorporate each one of them at least three times. That doesn’t mean that your remodeling company needs to use each color three times, however. You can find decorative elements or even colored appliances to match your theme as well.

  1. Focus on Consistency

When thinking about the perfect colors for your kitchen remodeling project, make sure you spend some time considering the rest of your home first. Is there a consistent color you’ve used throughout? Are you slowly redoing each space to match? Use already-completed rooms to help determine which colors will be best

Ready to Start Your Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Now that you’ve spent some time thinking about the perfect colors for your space, it’s time to get your kitchen remodeling project underway. Contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa today to take the next step toward your dream kitchen. Visit our website for more information or call us at (925) 239-4200 to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our professional contractors today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Professional Kitchen Remodeling

This location serves Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

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