Posts made in December 2018

Top Sunroom Uses For Your Home

Are you a nature lover, but prefer to view it from the safety of your home? Have you been dreaming of adding indoor/outdoor living space to your house? A sunroom addition may be exactly what you need! Neither completely indoors nor out, sunrooms and screened porches offer the best of both worlds.

If you love to soak up the sun without worrying about the elements, or you enjoy curling up and watching a rainstorm from safely inside a glass-enclosed space, a sunroom renovation offers all that and more. What better place to relax than in a room filled with windows and comfy chairs? Not only will a sunroom addition bring an element of the outdoors indoors, but it’s also a fantastic way to add extra living space to your home.

Take indoor/outdoor living to new heights with one of these sunroom inspiration ideas.
Family Room: Curl up on a comfy sofa or couch and read a good book, watch a movie, or take a nap under the warm sunshine.
Entertainment Room: Do you love to have family and friends over to your house? A sunroom is an ideal spot to host a wine tasting, dinner party, or couples game night.
Hobby Room: Whether you paint, draw, sew, scrapbook, or write, the sunroom is an ideal space because it offers plenty of natural light.
Home Office: If you don’t have a bedroom to spare, a sunroom makes for a bright and airy office space.
Conservatory: If you’re a plant lover, this is a dream come true. Turn your sunroom into a greenhouse by stocking it with plants that thrive in ample sunlight.

Sunrooms not only provide numerous sources of enjoyment but will also increase the value of your home without putting a big dent in your pocketbook. Sunrooms bring enjoyment year-round and are by far one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects.

Refresh Your Home in the New Year

You make New Year’s resolutions for dieting, exercising, and saving money so why not resolve to update your living space in 2019? In the spirit of new beginnings, we’ve come up with a list of resolutions you might want to consider that will help make your home more beautiful and efficient in the coming year.

  • Replace Windows and Doors: The beginning of the year always has people thinking about ways to make their home more energy efficient. Replacing the old with new materials and solid seals will save you money in the long run and improve the look of your home.
  • Renovate the Kitchen and Bathrooms: With simple solutions like updating paint colors or adding a backsplash, to larger projects like replacing kitchen cabinets and counters, there are many options for refreshing these spaces.
  • Update Lighting: Add recessed lights, spotlights, a chandelier, or under cabinet lights to brighten up any room in your home.

It’s a new year and a chance for a new start. What better way to begin the year than with a fresh new look for your home? Projects can range from a full basement remodel, to adding new flooring, or updating the paint colors and freshening your home decor. The limit is up to your imagination and your budget. Contact St. Charles Kitchen and Bath contractors to get started on your 2019 home remodeling projects by calling (636) 332-6800.

 

A Flooring Guide Room by Room

You want to transform your home with updated flooring but choosing the right floor based on usage can be a difficult decision. Whether you are planning to replace the flooring in your kitchen, living room, bathroom, or basement, there is a solution to meet all of your needs – from high traffic areas, to pet-friendly options.

Your choice of flooring is one of the most important decisions you have to make when it comes to improving your home, so you want to be sure you’re making the right one. Here’s a brief overview of the different types of flooring and where they can be installed.

Hardwood flooring is a natural, timeless option with lasting durability. Hardwood can be installed in most rooms of your home. However, it isn’t recommended in bathrooms, laundry rooms, basements, or other areas with high humidity. The best places for hardwood flooring includes main living areas, hallways, and kitchens.

Engineered wood flooring is made from a laminate construction and provides excellent durability. The top veneer is real wood, so it has wood’s natural warmth and beauty. It is suitable for basement remodeling in St. Louis, and other areas of the home with high humidity.

Laminate flooring is designed to look and feel like wood or high-end stone but is available on a practical budget. You can install this type of flooring almost anywhere including bathrooms, kitchens, mud rooms, foyers, dining rooms, living rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms. Laminate is designed to withstand everyday wear from most household activities.

At JM Construction/JM Kitchen and Bath, we have over 25 years of experience with installing floors throughout the St. Louis area. Allow us to help you with the design process, where you’ll choose everything from color, texture, pattern, and material for your new floors. Contact us today for superior flooring installation services.