Tips on home remodeling

When most people think about home remodeling, they tend to get worried that it will lead to more and more projects so they decide to just keep their out-dated kitchen as it is. The thought of remodeling your Houston home can be overwhelming. Before you decide to hold-off on that dream bathroom out of fear of the project turning into something bigger, we at Century Construction Services want to introduce a list of things you can do to help make the remodeling process run smoothly and stay on track.

1. Have a Vision

Start pulling together anything and everything you like; from color schemes, layouts, to appliances, everything. Just as many life-coaches advise you to create a vision board for your goals, you should create one for your remodeling goals. Find pictures of things you like, and compile it all together. Having a clear vision of what you want will help you and your contractor stick to the design you want.

2. Measure Everything

Make sure you have a good and accurate idea of the measurements you are working with, from door sizes to wall lengths and window widths. Knowing the scale of the room you have to work with will help you find ideas that are reasonable and feasible. Do not stress too much about this, your contractor will do all the dirty work here, but you don’t want to get your hopes up on a plan that won’t fit in your space.

3. Find a Contractor

You should look around for the right company to handle your remodeling. Do some investigating on your remodeler’s experience, qualifications and reviews. Once you find a company you feel good about working with, interview them! You and your contractor will be working close together during the renovation process, so interview them like you would a potential roommate (because let’s be real, that is basically what they will be). Make sure that your vision is clear, and that their goals align with yours before the process even starts.

4. Expect the Unexpected

Even the most experienced remodeling companies cannot always anticipate what lies behind walls, under ceilings, or beneath floorboards. Sometimes plans will have to change. Challenges will more than likely arise and decisions will have to be made. Work with your contractor to make the best decisions for your budget and your space. Keep in mind that most remodeling projects will end up costing 30% more and take 25% longer than you expected, according to marthstewart.com. 

5. Be Patient

Yes, your house will get dusty. Yes, things will be out of order.  Yes, it might be inconvenient for a little while. You may have to vacuum multiple times a day, or wipe down surfaces time and time again. Remodeling takes time, and creates quite the mess, so be prepared for that beforehand.  You just have to be patient through the process, and trust that your remodeling crew will get the job done as quickly as possible, and leave your space looking better than it ever has. Yes, in the end it will be worth it. 

The professionals at Century Construction Services are highly experienced in remodeling services, and are ready to meet all your remodeling needs in Houston and surrounding areas. We work with every one of our clients to provide the exact design and construction that you have envisioned for your home. We guarantee custom remodeling within your budget, project managers who will communicate with you daily, high-quality craftsmanship, and guaranteed on-time completion. Let Century Construction Services give the inside of your home a facelift that you will love. 

Tile Trends 2019

home remodel houston, kitchen remodel houston, bathroom remodel houstonAn affordable alternative to hardwood and natural stone, tile is a great option to update the overall look of your home. Easy of cleaning, durability, and lower investment costs continue to keep it at the forefront of the design world. With so many different options, Century Construction has some tips on what is trending in 2019:

Tile In Unexpected Places

One of the hottest kitchen trends in 2019 is having minimal or no upper cabinets. Embrace the extra wall space that used to be covered by cabinets and extend the backsplash up the entire wall, from countertop to ceiling. This highlights a single area of the kitchen, creates a focal point, and helps a large patterned tile be the star of your space.

Beyond kitchens and bathrooms, tiles can be used in any room: feature walls, chimney breasts, hallway floors, as headboards in bedrooms.  

Textured Surfaces

Raised or embossed patterns elevate a sophisticated neutral look with just a bit of texture and interest without overwhelming the senses. 3D tiles have become popular with their futuristic and architectural shape when creating an eye-catching feature. Geometric and angular tiles add a sense of movement and dimension via tactile variations.

Wood Effects

For the look of hardwood but the durability of tile, faux wood tiles are ideal for high traffic areas like kitchens and living spaces. The scratch and water resistant look and feel of real wood is fantastic with underfloor heating in bedrooms and baths.

Technological advances mean some exciting new developments. Digital printing has improved immensely for hyper-realistic finishes. Faux tiles are no longer one-dimensional replicas, instead, the image is deeply embedded in the surface which even gives it a realistic and convincing texture. Ceramic and porcelain tiles that have mimicked wood for a few years can now replicate stone, granite or concrete. These are often cheaper, lighter, easier to install and often easier to maintain than the real thing!  

Large Format Tile

This year, much larger format tiles are getting even thinner– making them easier to work with and install. Large-scale tiles are perfect when you want to create real impact, especially in an open floor plan. There are fewer grout lines which mean space will feel calmer and more open and will give any room a more luxurious look.

Loads Of Stars And Shapes

Large-scale star patterns are really popular at the moment – it’s a classic pattern that marries both contemporary and traditional designs. I’ve seen a rise of star prints in tiles, especially on Instagram. Bold stars, tiles that makeup star prints when laid or tiny dotted stars.

Handmade, ‘artisan’  tiles are perfect for 1) restoring period properties or 2) adding character and interest to more contemporary homes. Look for organic shape inspired by the natural world. Hexagon, or honeycomb, tiles have inspired even more unusual shapes. Scalloped fish-scale tiles, leaf shapes, and teardrops, triangular and circular tiles, even star shapes will add another layer of interest to tiled surfaces.

A Softer Take On Subway Tiles

Though color will certainly be trending this year, so will a more neutral palette. If you prefer a more traditional, farmhouse interior trend, you can’t go wrong with muted cream and ivory subway tiles.  You can also expect matte finishes to compete with glossy this year. Mix textures in subtle colors like classic Travertine tiles on the floor.

Home Remodeling Contractors In Houston

As you daydream about new designs, engage a partner to make the dreams come true. The professionals at Century Construction Services are certified, insured, professionally trained, and highly experienced. Every client relationship centers on design and construction that improves the look and the value of the property. Century Construction Services is based in Magnolia and serves the greater Houston area. 

3 Signs That You Need A Home Remodel

home remodel houston, house remodel houstonWhether you are a long-time homeowner or just recently purchased an older home in the neighborhood, your home is going to be your safe haven. Your home is where you unwind from a long day, plan your future, spend time with your loved ones and make beautiful memories. But how do you know if it is time to update your home? There are a few key indicators that it might be a good time to plan a remodel that will either provide extra needed space or upgrade some elements that are outdated and need to be replaced. If you are thinking of remodeling your Houston home, you might consider calling a professional remodeling company that can guide you in the right direction.

Here are a few key elements that might mean it’s time for a remodel:

  • Outdated, Old Or Damaged Floors: You will know that it is time to replace your floors when the wood or tile seems to be detaching. Tiles and wood can crack after a long time of ware and take away from the value and comfort of your home. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a great indicator that an upgrade is a good idea.
  • A Leaky Roof:  If you are constantly having to patch or repair your roof, it is time to replace it. In the long run, you will save a lot of money on maintenance by simply replacing the old existing one. Not only is the leaky roof taking time and money from you, but it can also cause serious water and mold damage that can become incredibly expensive to repair.
  • Too Little Or Too Much Space: Whether you are planning to grow your family, or downsize your home because your kids have grown and moved out, a home remodel is a great way to make your space fit your needs. Maybe you want to pull down the walls of a bedroom to make your kitchen bigger for entertaining purposes, or the unfinished basement is ready to be turned into a luxury bar room. For whatever the reason, professional contractors can help you design and create the perfect space for you.

With these thoughts in mind, think about the condition of your home and your current needs. Is your home costing you money because of costly repairs? Is the space big enough for your family or too big for you? If you notice uneven floors, a leak or leaks in your roof, and get the feeling of overcrowdedness or loneliness, these are clear signs that it is time to renovate your home. When you decide that it is time for a home remodel, call the professional team at Century Construction Services in Houston. Century Construction is experienced and skilled in all kinds of remodeling projects and can guide you in the right direction, giving you options and making sure to work within your budget. Your home is your investment. Keep the value up by taking care of the necessary repair work, but also make sure you find comfort in your space. If remodeling will help you find that comfort, give Century Construction a call! 

Choosing A Contractor For Winter Remodeling

home remodel houston, home remodeling houstonNationally, spring and summer are popular seasons for remodeling, but they might not be the best times to work on your project. In Houston, the winter reprieve from non-stop air conditioning might prompt you to get the doors and windows open for a remodeling project.

Ideally, you’ll work with a contractor on your remodel before the busy season is in full effect which will allow ample time and resources to complete your project. The weather has an effect, as well. For example, installing new windows in 100-degree heat is probably a bad idea. So is pouring concrete in hurricane season. However, with some early planning and a little flexibility, you might be able to get your project in motion well before the main rush, allowing you to finish a little earlier and allowing your contractor to work more efficiently.

When to Remodel: Season By Season

The best time to remodel is, of course, going to change depending on the project you are planning. In most cases, it is a good idea to have your project take place at least two months before or after your contractor gets busy. Have your heating unit replaced in mid to late summer; have your A/C replaced in the winter. As window replacements are often summer projects, try to book in early spring. You’ll want the new deck ready for spring so why not contact a deck designer in the winter?

Another advantage of planning work in the last quarter is cutting through the red tape a little faster. In winter, your local government offices are a little less busy so it may take you less time to get all the permits you need. Scheduling an inspector can be a little easier, which means you can move from phase to phase in shorter periods of time.

Get Recommendations First

According to ConsumerAffairs.com, the first step in finding the right home improvement contractor is to create a list of 10-15 local contractors who have the right expertise. You’ll gradually narrow down this list to the top contenders and ultimately use it to select your contractor, so it’s best to include more names than you’ll need at this point.

Successful contractors will make it easy for you to get in touch with them and see examples of their work. Be cautious of home improvement contractors who lack: basic information, a website, social media presence, and independent reviews.

Choose a contractor who specializes in the type of remodel you need then check the portfolio of their projects from at least the last year. At least ten projects will represent the work. It should include: before photos, during the remodel and after project completion, blueprints, sketches or other plans.  

Check References

Any reputable contractor will expect you to ask for a list of references.  A typical reference list will include multiple jobs with the name, address and telephone number of each customer. As you talk with each contractor’s references, eliminate any contractors that get bad or ambivalent reviews. Then decide which of the remaining references to visit in person to see the work; choose people who seem open and forthcoming, whose projects are similar to yours and, ideally, who live close to you.

Go With Your Gut

Local area contractors who have been in business for a long time are usually reliable and safe bets for projects. If they didn’t do good work in your community, they wouldn’t still be around. But meet the team in person. A contractor could be in your home and around your family for days, weeks, or even months so if you don’t like a contractor for any reason, don’t hire him or her.  

Home Remodeling Contractors In Houston

The best time to start your project is when you are ready and have found the best contractor for your project. The professionals at Century Construction Services are certified, insured, professionally trained, and highly experienced. Every client relationship centers on design and construction that improves the look and the value of the property.

Choosing A Home Remodeling Team In Houston

home remodeling houston, house remodeling houston, professional remodeling houstonWhen it is time to make some major changes in your home, installing cabinets, removing a wall or fixing a loose tile the bathroom is simple. The struggle to find a remodeler that fits your budget, timeline and temperament can be more difficult. Even with the best contractor, renovations can reveal unpleasant surprises like rotten subfloors or ancient, tangled electrical wires. Finding a contractor to share your vision for a successful home renovation project. Here are tips to help you find one who will get the job done right.

Know What You Want BEFORE You Get Estimates.

Start with a plan and some ideas, don’t start by talking to contractors.

Start collecting your ideas in one place. Do you have helpful documents like the original blueprints from your home or any prior renovations? Clip magazine pages or get on Pinterest and create a collection of images. Notice the restaurants, hotels, or stores that have the vibe’ you are trying to achieve. Use this information to observe how all the candidates incorporate your input into their bids.

Ask For Referrals

Word of mouth is always the best way to find a qualified professional. Ask friends, relatives, and co-workers for references. People in your neighborhood who have done similar projects are excellent sources. Ask any friends and acquaintances in the building trades. Employees of local hardware stores see contractors day in and day out: tap their knowledge

Look At Credentials

With several suggestions now, do some preliminary research. Visit the contractor’s website or call by phone. Confirm all the required licenses from state and local municipalities or any designations from all appropriate professional associations. Look for contractors who have invested in additional coursework and earned rigorous certifications.  Confirm that the prospects maintain a permanent mailing address, e-mail address, and local phone numbers.

Ask the contractor to share a copy of his license and copies of the licenses of the major subcontractors who will work on the job. Determine what work will be done by the contractor’s employees and what work will be done by subcontractors. Ask for an employee list to make sure the contractor really has the employees on the payroll and won’t be using casual labor hired off the street. Talk to both clients and subcontractors, who can tell you if the contractor pays them on time.  

Interview Candidates

When you have narrowed the field to 2-4 potentials, set up meetings. Choose the right contractor for the right project. Your neighbor’s amazing new deck does not require the same skills as finishing out our basement. You want to find a company that routinely does the kind of project you want to be done.

Expect a contractor might be too busy to start right away. The best folks are booked in advance BUT they should respond to a request in a day or two. If you don’t get a call in 48 hours, it may be a sign that the contractor doesn’t have enough time to take on your project. Communication goes both ways; candidates should ask plenty of questions, too.

Check References

Read online reviews, but don’t consider that enough information; reading reviews does not substitute for those phone calls. Check the disciplinary boards, Better Business Bureau and local court records for problems.

Ask to see some of the contractors’ projects. If you approve of them, request references and call contractors’ former customers to check up on them. Ask how the contractors did at executing the projects and would they rehire.

Take the extra step to call that 1-800 number to verify that their insurance policies are in effect.

Get It In Writing

When you compare bids, make sure each one includes the same materials and the same tasks. Get three bids, even if you have a favorite, so you’ll have a second (and third) opinion.

And lastly, compare the details on different bids. Make sure your contract specifies: deadlines, progress payments, the exact materials. If the builder’s contract is not detailed enough, ask to write up your own or provide addendums.  At this point in your search, you are looking for professionalism and whether you will work well together.

Your Choice In Houston

The professionals at Century Construction Services are certified, insured, professionally trained, and highly experienced. Every client relationship centers on design and construction that improves the look and the value of the property. 

Recreate Your Dream Home: Advice for a Smooth Remodel

home remodel houston, house remodel houstonYou love your neighborhood. You appreciate the schools; you know every aisle of the grocery store. Even your dog loves the park. But if your house no longer works for you, you don’t have to move! You can recreate and remodel it to match your current needs.

Important aspects of a successful remodel are:

  • A clear vision.
  • Reasonable expectations.
  • An experienced and reliable contractor.

Here are some tips to help you get your dream home:

Build Solutions, Not Walls

Moving plumbing connections and electrical outlets are expensive projects so focus on reworking your space without moving the major appliances. If you can reorganize for maximum utility, you won’t have to move walls to gain square footage.

But make the best of the situation. If your new layout requires that you move the toilet or other water lines, use the opportunity to upgrade the pipes as a long-term investment.

Plan For More Storage

As you plan for your future house, walk through the current house- what items do not have a home yet? Do the shoes trip you at the front door? Where is the vacuum stored? Is dog food easily accessible? Adequate storage makes every room feel more peaceful and beautiful by removing clutter and freeing up visual space. Plan in a mix of both 1)built-in cabinets and 2) stand-alone furniture to capture all of your clutter.

More Light With The Same Windows

Before cutting a big hole in the side of your house to install a window, consider a less invasive way of capturing light. To brighten up a windowless bath or hallway, install a “light tube” to channel sunlight from your roof through a highly reflective tube. Tubular skylights maximize the light by using special transparent domes. During dawn and dusk, when the sun’s angle is low, these devices capture sunlight more efficiently than traditional skylights and reduce the need for artificial lighting.

And another benefit? Some municipalities offer tax credits.

Donate Your Leftovers

Of course, plan to recycle the valuable scrap metal. But also try to salvage other items. Before you begin a remodeling job, invite the local Habitat for Humanity chapter to remove fixtures to resell; up to 85 percent of a house is reusable. Not only will this save space in the landfill, but you could also earn a charitable tax credit for the donation and help a good cause. Your dated fixtures might be a treasure for a mid-century modern fan on a budget!

Keep To Standard Sizes

Shop for stock windows and doors. By incorporating manufacturers’ off-the-shelf dimensions from the outset, you could save ⅓ to ½ of the cost of custom fabrication. Put the savings into upgrading the finishes.

Pack Up

Invest some time before the chaos begins. Declutter, pack up or move any items in the renovation zone. Enjoy giving or donating the things you no longer need or no longer fit your new space. Then store the rest in big plastic tubs and label everything. For a whole-home remodel, consider renting either an offsite unit or a storage pod in your driveway to keep all your belongings secure and clean during the process.

Don’t Forget The Pets

Renovation chaos stresses the four-legged family members. When doing a house remodel, consider the safety and care of your pets. How will they react to a constant flow of strangers, an open front door, or inaccessible rooms?

Consider all options. Can they go to grandma’s house? Attend doggie daycare? Stay at a neighbor’s home in the day and in your home at night? How will they react to a constant flow of strangers and open doors?

Plan For Outages

Plan ahead for times when you don’t have electricity. You might not be able to open the garage door or front gate. Keep your phones charged. When the power is off, a fully stocked fridge will keep for safe for 24 hours but only if you don’t open the door.

At times, the contractor will also have to shut the water. Communicate the schedule in order to prepare containers of water in the fridge for drinking, on the counter for cooking and have buckets of water available to flush the toilet. Even fill the bathtub for another source of clean water.

Home Improvement Project Planners

Instead of hiring separate contractors, enjoy a complete solution from Century Construction Services. Our Houston team is experienced and skilled in high-quality home remodeling and ensure an easy and swift remodeling experience.

Turn Your Renovation Dreams Into Reality

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Are you feeling like your house needs a complete makeover? You can’t entrust anyone to remodel your home because that place is the most important, but hire the certified and trained professionals at Century Construction Services in Houston to remodel your home. They will ensure that your renovation dreams are turned into reality and you will love how it looks.

Most people would much rather remodel their home because of the emotional attachment they have towards their home, in which they share a lot of things in. The big questions might be if you can really get what you are wanting with a strict budget. It’s not necessarily the things you add, but during the renovation, there may be some issues with your home that costs quite a bit of money to fix and therefore you are getting close to your budget. Not only that, your wishes may change or you may want different materials and that also can rack up the spend as well. Remodeling does not have to expensive, as the professionals at Century Construction Services in Houston will stay in the budget you allow them.

You can’t add more square footage to your home, however, you can knock down walls and make a smart layout in your home that you like better. It will also give your home a different look, but you will have the same feel for it. For example, when you take out walls, you can open-up your living room or kitchen to have more space. Maybe you have a basement that needs to be remodeled, so you have an extra bedroom down there, or maybe even your own gym that has everything you need to work-out with. Whatever it may be, the professionals at Century Construction Services in Houston will most definitely make things work to what you want and like.

If you like things that are more “go-green,” you are able to add things to your home to make that possible. Replacing old windows with energy-efficient windows, upgrading the insulation and electric wiring, installing energy-efficient appliances, and putting in an HVAC system in your home are all considered “go-green” measures. Let the certified and trained professionals at Century Construction Services in Houston help you get your home a more “go-green” place!

How Long Will A Renovation Take?

A renovation is time-consuming because it is a serious commitment to energy and time. Sometimes a remodel will take anywhere from three to six months. If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen, that is usually the longest remodel, taking three to six months. If you are only wanting a bathroom to remodel, that can require about two to three months and a room addition will only take about a month or two. Remodeling is all based on what you wanting to remodel, and the professionals at Century Construction Services in Houston know that the time period can be frustrating at times. They also understand that it can be difficult living in your home when it is getting remodeled.

Home Remodeling: Adding a New Room

home remodeling houston, general contractor houstonDeciding on the right remodeling project for your Houston home can be a fun exciting process, or a tedious, gut-wrenching, “am I making the right decision” process. Century Construction Services is here to make sure experience with home remodeling doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

Today we are going cover room additions and what you need to know before you get started.

Room Additions

When you want to add value to your home, increase the enjoyment of your living quarters, or want to expand your family without having to relocate, room additions are perfect. The idea sounds simple enough, right? It’s not like it a whole house remodel…Even room additions can be big projects, with multiple moving parts and shouldn’t be a “do it yourself” project for homeowners who don’t have a background in construction. Handling every aspect of the remodeling project can be considered a full-time job with all the of time, dedication, and labor-intensive work that is required. To make sure your room addition gets completed within budget and on time, consider hiring a general contraction, like Century Construction Services.

Things To Consider

The design and planning process

Sometimes, knowing where to begin can prevent your dream addition from becoming a reality. If you’re unsure of how and where to begin, a general contractor can provide design concepts and plans. If you have specific ideas in mind, he or she can help create a workable design. You could attempt to draw up your own design, but how does it translate off paper? Are the dimensions sound? Does the new design compromise the structural integrity of your home? Is there enough space to implement the design? Questions like these can be easily answered by an experienced professional. Not to mention that aligning your dream addition to your set budget can be a difficult process for any homeowner. General contractors have the necessary expertise to create a realistic budget that matches up with your financial abilities.

Permits and inspections 

You have a workable design and plan in place and you’re ready to start tearing down walls. Before you start, do you know what kind of permits and inspections are required in your neighborhood? Are there certain regulations that need to be followed? What happens if you want to build an additional room and your house is on the corner lot of a busy street? Will that new addition obstruction the view of traffic? Any reputable contractor will be familiar with local building codes and will make sure that your plans meet any regulations. They can also navigate the daunting process of securing permits, scheduling inspections, and filling out the necessary paperwork.

Subcontractors

Depending on the type of room you are building you will need the help of multiple subcontractors, from plumbers to roofers to electricians. General contractors are responsible for hiring any subcontractors, and most contractors that have a good reputation will have a solid network of subcontractors on their speed dial already. This will save you time and money trying to find the best of the best and you won’t have to worry about negotiating payment for supplies or labor. Expert contractors will schedule and coordinate all work so that materials arrive on time and work progresses on schedule, in the correct order.

Materials

Speaking of materials, do you know what you need to build new walls, flooring, ceilings, electrical outlets, and so on and so for? What is the best place(s) to order these materials? Do you have the right tools in order to put everything together? General contractors will have vast knowledge on a wide variety of materials, fixtures, and appliances that can or should be used to build your dream addition. Not only will they know what is best to use, but they will also know where to obtain these materials at a better price.

If you are planning any type of home remodeling in the Houston area, Century Construction is the team you want to trust your property with!

Why Remodel in 2018?

Home Remodel Houston, Home Remodeling Houston, House Remodel HoustonPost-Hurricane Harvey, the Houston area real estate market is in flux. If your home survived the storm intact, or if you need to repair some damage, remodeling with a reputable construction team can make great money-sense. Sometimes “nesting” is more sensible than buying a new home, and research agrees; it can be a great investment. Consumers see home improvement as something that can improve their lifestyle today and also pay dividends down the road when they resell their home.  For example, investments in energy efficiency can yield more dollars at resale.

If you love your neighborhood,  stay put and invest where you are. If you are dreaming of updated features or more space, maybe this is the year for an improvement or renovation project. Century Construction Services has noticed some great trends for 2018.

Kitchen Trends

Gorgeous kitchen with sparkling quartz counters and classic cabinets are guaranteed to stand the test of time. Bright colors are making a major splash in contemporary kitchen design; colored appliances are instant conversation starters.

When renovating, consider induction cooking. These super-fast burners use less heat so even cramped Houston kitchens stay cool when cooking while surfaces remain safe to touch. Plus, these cooktops eliminate the need for a large range hood, leaving options for creative design possibilities. Tear down those walls, and banish kitchen isolation; open layouts are here to stay. Informal dining and comfortable cooking encourage interaction and a connected lifestyle.

Garage Overhauls

In Houston, garages do double duty. Not only do they protect cars, but they also collect and store anything “out of season.”  Decluttering, organizing and maximizing the space is always a plus. Garage remodels improve your home’s storage capabilities while improving the look. Custom shelving, tool walls, peg boards, and storage drawers are simple additions that will eliminate chaos. Flooring updates will prevent unsightly stains and deterioration. New counters, lighting updates, and seating areas will transform your garage into a functional-yet-fun part of your home.

Ceiling Treatments

Realize the untapped potential of ceilings. For the often overlooked area overhead, shallow coffers shake up small spaces, while moldings complement the shape of the room. Focusing on an island or workspace below can help define larger spaces and create drama with natural light.

Design Focused Entrances- For the Public

Functional décor is revolutionizing the home entryway. Smart-but-stylish storage solutions like trunk benches and built-in shelving will give your entryway a welcoming first impression while keeping clutter to a minimum. Avoid over decorating. Excess knick-knacks will create a cramped entrance and detract from your home’s overall charm.

Mudrooms- For the Private

Although we don’t battle snow and mud, an organized area where the family enters the home, either from the back door or garage, is a lifesaver and a great investment. Designing your mudroom to include storage benches, coat racks, shelving, and cubbies will streamline your space, contain messes and minimize household clutter. Mudrooms are also the perfect location for pet washing stations.

Century Construction Services

If your mind is turning about the wonderful options for your home, consult with a team to maximize your investment.  The professionals at Century Construction Services will help you increase your home’s resale value with a new look for your home. They are certified, insured, professionally trained, and highly experienced. Every client relationship centers on design and construction that improves the look and the value of the home. When you are ready to start on a home remodeling project, or need help fixing one that didn’t go as planned, contact Century Construction Services.

Century Construction Services specializes in residential and commercial remodeling, including kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, basement finishing, room additions, interior painting, custom flooring, and patio construction.

Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Residential Remodeling Magnolia, Remodeling MagnoliaIf you’re thinking about remodeling your home, you’re not alone! Residential remodeling jobs are hands-down some of the most popular projects homeowners choose to tackle, and professional remodeling & reconstruction companies like Century Construction in Magnolia certainly have the experience and expertise you need to get it done! Professional construction and reconstruction contractors can make your dream home a reality.

The first thing we suggest is to go with what you like. If you aren’t quite sure, here are some of today’s popular trends … maybe of which we suspect will stick around for a bit longer, making them a good investment today:

  1. Quartz countertops. These are still a small part of the countertop market share, but the demand is certainly growing! Don’t worry, though, the more traditional granite option is still going strong, too, and remains widely used thanks to its beautiful look and durability.
  2. Single basin/farmhouse-type sinks. Believe it or not, this year there has been an uptick in customers wanting a single-basic kitchen sink.
  3. Exotic, dark wood flooring. Essentially people are going for light countertops and cabinets; and a contrasting dark flood. This trend has been around for nearly a decade now, and is a beautiful and classic look, especially against well-accented countertops and cabinets throughout the space.
  4. Gray is the new white. Seriously. For cabinets, floors, walls, you name it. Gray is in.
  5. Outdoor kitchens. This is obviously a pretty pricey addition during a kitchen remodel. However, the weather in Magnolia is perfect for an outdoor kitchen and living space – especially if it’s designed and built correctly to ensure nice airflow and shade from the sun. If you enjoy spending time outside, it might be a good investment for you and your home and would offer a whole lot of resale value.
  6. Open shelving. It can be tempting to have open shelves due to the convenience of being able to see everything and have everything in arms-reach without opening or closing cabinet doors. It’s a move toward embracing functionality in our increasingly busy lives. However, keep in mind that open shelves require some dedicated organization skills and routing dusting.
  7. Open floor plans. While not a new trend, we certainly don’t see this trend disappearing or fading anytime soon. If you’re dreaming of opening up your space, you can probably rest easy that it will be on-trend for some years to come.
  8. Freezer-on-the-Bottom Refrigerators. Those old side-by-sides have faded quickly in popularity. More and more homeowners are opting to get away from the side-by-side fridge/freezer and go for the newer freezer-on-the-bottom style for functionality and space reasons.
  9. Wine coolers. Need we say more! Wine coolers are becoming a more popular accessory in upscale homes. Feel this is a little too pricey? A simple wine rack is a great addition instead!
  10. Technology. This is for some people and not for others, but with innovations in technology, adding something like auto-on/off sink faucets can be a great addition!

DIY projects are popular today, but doing a residential remodeling or reconstruction job without licensed professionals with training and experience is not the best course of action. There are many safety hazards that come with these jobs and a professional remodeling team like Century Construction Services can offer expert advice and opinion in situations you may not think about. The pros are going to understand the best way to work with your budget to get the job done as soon as they can without cutting corners.