Improving the form and function of your house doesn’t need to be a time-consuming, expensive, or frustrating process. With a few small upgrades and add-ons, your home is going to be safer and more efficient than ever, creating a better home and even raising your property values. Here are four great installations to invest in the betterment of your quality of life.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Homebuyers – especially first-time buyers shopping for entry-level homes – can expect to pay a significant premium…
While the bathroom is one of the places in the house that is mostly used for privacy, that does not mean that you should not update it every so often, especially if you are considering bathroom remodeling. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to give your bathroom an aesthetic boost is by purchasing mirrors.
In a perfect world where nothing goes wrong, all the materials show up on time, and there are no delays with city permits or your condo board, a kitchen remodel can be done in about 3 weeks. But this is the real world, and the average timeline ends up being a few months. Sometimes tiles are broken in transit or your building’s elevator is reserved for people moving for the next few weeks. The granite countertop of your dreams might not be in stock for months, and the cabinet makers might be especially busy this time of year.
They say that when it comes to the triangle of price, speed, and quality, you can only choose two. At 123 Remodeling, we prioritize quality over everything else, so this week we’re having a conversation about how to manage your timeline expectations. Here are a few things you should plan to encounter that’ll slow your work down, and some suggestions to counteract them.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Designed by our newest Project Manager, Kira Obermeier, this guest suite in Chicago’s River North neighborhood…
In the last decade, as the country recovers from the 2008 crash of the real estate market, resale value has been at the front of homeowning minds looking to make renovations. If you’re planning to sell your house in the next 2-5 years, you might start looking at your options for increasing that resale value. But where should you start? Maybe a fresh coat of paint on the exterior? Some new trim and landscaping? Those will make a good first impression, but once potential buyers come in, the kitchen is very likely to be the room that gets the most attention.
People are spending more time in kitchens than ever, between having smaller homes with fewer social spaces, and the rise of Foodie culture, kitchens are the stars of the housing market. Not to mention that kitchen updates yield a 60-85% return on investment. But, more importantly, a great kitchen helps a house sell that much faster. So what are some simple changes for making your kitchen more appealing to buyers?