Summer Projects for Family Bonding

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For property owners living in NJ, home remodeling projects completed during the summer mostly involve exterior improvements such as adding a patio or improving on an existing patio, building a fire pit to make their block parties the best in the neighborhood or constructing a screened-in back porch to enjoy sitting outside on pleasantly warm summer evenings without getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

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Other popular summer home projects include:

Installation of energy efficient windows–reducing skyrocketing air conditioning bills and increasing the value of a home are two great reasons for replacing old, unattractive and ill-fitting windows with windows designed to prevent heat or cold from escaping your home.

Quick bathroom remodeling tips–updating old chrome fixtures, replacing a stained vanity with one that is stylish and trending or adding “smart” features such as touch screen or remote options for water and temperature control, light intensity and music selections are all nifty methods to give your bathroom a much-needed makeover in the summer.

Additional NJ home remodeling projects currently trending and in demand are:

  • Painting interior walls with vibrant colors such as lemon yellow, lime green, nectarine orange and even varying shades of red.
  • Replacing hardware and fixtures with a highly polished brass much brighter than traditional “hammered” brass.
  • Creating a “man-cave” or home office out of an existing, unused area of a garage or house has also been a popular and easy summer project for New Jersey homeowners.

Spending time making improvements to the house when the kid’s are home from school can be a great bonding experience. Need more than a lift? Contact us today at  973-636-0100 for your NJ kitchen remodeling and home remodeling.


Colors and Your Mood

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Is it time to give your house a face lift? Break away from plain white walls by adding dashes of color that inspire, refresh and improve your moods. A few color options and how they can influence the way you feel:

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Bright, Saturated Colors for Energy

In 1994, researchers are UCLA did a study that indicated that a color’s effect on us was determined, in part, by how bright and saturated the color is. Bright colors make us cheerful, saturated ones give us focus. So, a warm orange wall in your kitchen will wake you up more than a paler shade.

Yellow for Focus

Consider sunny yellow accents for your in-home office. The color yellow has been found to increase focus. Adding it to your working space can enhance your concentration and more productive. You can introduce the color through curtains, picture frames and wall moldings, or, add it to a single wall in the room. Avoid painting an entire room yellow, though. In studies, too much yellow was found to cause anxiety.

Sleep Well with Cool Colors

At the end of a long day, all you want to do is unwind. Add pale blue, gray or muted greens to your bedroom or bathroom to make those rooms a haven from the hectic world outside. Cool colors slow the heart rate and help you transition into a calmer mood. You’ll feel less stress and sleep better at night.

Take advantage of the power of color during your NJ home remodeling by adding hues that inspire the moods you desire. Mood-enhancing hues help set the stage for a home that makes you and your family feel your best.