Whole Home Renovation Reveal: A Four-Level Split with a Midcentury Modern Vibe

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Whole Home Renovation Reveal: A Four-Level Split with a Midcentury Modern Vibe

Check out the reveal of this whole home renovation to get ideas for giving a four-level split an updated midcentury modern vibe. We added a bathroom in the basement, improved the flow of the space in the main floor, upgraded the kitchen, and added an amazing sunroom to bring the outside in.

In the video above, I walk you through a whole home renovation project we recently wrapped up. All of us here at Contact Renovations are very proud of the results!

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Your Guide to Your Home Exterior Renovation

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Your Guide to Your Exterior Home Renovation

If your home exterior is beginning to look dated, this is the guide for you. Here are all the upgrades you should consider to update the look of your home AND improve its performance. Check out the recent exterior renovation we completed in the video below, or read on for more!

If you want to update the look of your home exterior, here are some areas to consider:

Insulation

When doing an exterior renovation, you have an opportunity to upgrade your insulation! Many of these older homes, such as the 80s home featured in the video above, are framed with 2×4 walls, which don’t leave much space for insulation within the wall cavity.

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Modernizing Your 1980s Home Exterior

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Modernizing Your 1980s Home Exterior

So you live in a classic 1980s house, and you want to modernize the exterior? Check out this video for tips on how to modernize the outside of your home. The classic exterior features such as brick arches and five-panel bay windows can be altered to give a totally new look, and the bonus is that the updated version is lower maintenance. 

Let me show you how we modernized the look of this 1980s home. It’s similar to some other exterior projects we’re done before, so if you want to know more about removing the brick arches, upcycling old brick, choosing a new front door, or selecting a new garage door, check out our previous posts on these topics:

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Low Maintenance High Quality Wood Alternatives

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Low Maintenance High Quality Wood Alternatives for Your Exterior Renovation

The look of natural wood is absolutely beautiful, but it can require maintenance. There are other options! Here are some low maintenance wood alternatives to consider when doing an exterior renovation:

So why would you choose something besides wood? Look, natural wood is a beautiful product, but it requires a lot of ongoing maintenance and that’s not for everyone. So in this recent exterior renovation we completed, we incorporated some products that look like wood, but they’re not. And they require very little maintenance on an ongoing basis. 

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Should You UpCycle Exterior Brick?

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Should You UpCycle Exterior Brick?

So you have exterior brick, and you want to change the look of your house but keep some of the brick. What are the pros and cons when you upcycle this brick? Watch this video for more information on how the process went for this exterior renovation project:

This eighties home is a recent renovation we completed, where we removed the old brick arches and renovated the exterior to give it a far more modern appearance. I showed you a few features like this in a similar renovation we completed this year, but in this project I want to talk about the pros and cons when you upcycle brick. 

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Level up Your Kitchen Renovation

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Level up Your Kitchen Renovation - Have You Considered Upgrading These Details?

You may have a budget for your kitchen renovation in mind, but you can also invest a bit more in some areas to level up your kitchen. These details won’t add a huge amount to your budget in the overall scheme of things, but they will upgrade your kitchen and add an extra punch. Walk through this recent renovation project with me and see how these details really make this kitchen shine:

A major consideration for many people who are considering a kitchen renovation is budget.

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Kitchen Island Design to Make the Most of Your Space

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Make the Most of Your Space With Intelligent Kitchen Island Design

How can you make the most of your space but still incorporate a kitchen island? The answer is intelligent kitchen island design. I give some pointers on how your can design your island to be functional and not make your kitchen feel cramped – watch to get all the details:

Many people ask us to help design their kitchens, and they want to incorporate an island into their layout. The right island design will make your kitchen much more functional, but the wrong design can make your kitchen feel cramped and hard to navigate.

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The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Renovation

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So this is the year—the year you will actually bring that kitchen you’ve been dreaming about into reality. It’s time to renovate your kitchen and give it a fresh (and functional!) new look. But what do you need to know before you dive in? Keep reading for all the details you might not have considered about a kitchen renovation. Knowing these details will help you know what to talk to your contractor about. I’ve covered a lot of these topics on the blog before, so there will be lots of links to resources and videos as well.
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Floating Shelves in the Kitchen: Combining Fashion and Function

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Floating Shelves in the Kitchen: Combining Fashion and Function

Want to add a unique design detail to your kitchen? Try adding some kitchen floating shelves. It’s a great way to combine both fashion and function in your kitchen renovation. Check out the video to see more:

Floating shelves can really be a great meeting point for fashion and function. Are you wondering why you should consider adding them to your kitchen renovation project? Well, read on for some great reasons:

Five Reasons to Consider Adding Floating Shelves to Your Kitchen: 

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What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts

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What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts

If you’ve ever worked in a poorly-lit kitchen, you know how important kitchen lighting is. In this video, I talk about kitchen lighting layouts and considerations – what types of lighting you should consider, and how to pick a lighting layout that gives light to all of your kitchen. Check it out:

Let’s chat about planning your lighting in your kitchen. If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, or any other home renovation for that matter, lighting is a key component. So here are some tips: 

Focus Light on Where You Need It

You need light in your kitchen.

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