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Increase the Value of Your Home with Renovations

Bathroom Remodeling St Louis MODid you know renovating can increase the value of your home? Every remodel is different and some can increase the value of your home more than others, so we created a list of renovations that will help improve the value of your home the most.

Kitchens- When you walk into a home, the kitchen is often the room you want to see the most. Renovating a kitchen can help you sell your home faster than if it is not renovated. Updating countertops, floors, cabinets, and the appliances will transform your kitchen into a new room.

Bathrooms- Along with kitchens, renovated bathrooms are also known to sell houses. You can turn to our skilled contractors when you are ready to tackle bathroom remodeling in St. Louis, MO.

Basements- In Missouri, many people want to have a finished basement because it adds additional square footage to the home. Whether you decide to create a game room or a guest suite in the basement, you are sure to see a return on your investment when you choose to go with basement remodeling.

Our team also can assist you with a sunroom renovation, trim work, decks, and room additions. Reach out to JM Construction / JM Kitchen And Bath for all of your renovation needs by calling (636) 332-6800 immediately.

Organize Your Kitchen This Spring

Kitchen Remodeling St Louis MOOrganizing the home is usually at the top of people’s spring cleaning list. The team at JM Kitchen And Bath wants you to enjoy your cooking space, so we have provided some tips below to help you organize your kitchen to make it more functional for everyday life.

Junk Drawer- Typically, every kitchen has a junk drawer that is stuffed with pens, keys, spare change, and other random things. Here is your chance to organize this drawer and bring a little order back to your kitchen. We recommend using small trays to help this drawer stay organized because you can separate items like pens and pencils.

Clean Out Pantry- Of course, you will want to throw away any expired food that is no longer edible. You can also organize your pantry by putting the items you use the most on the middle shelf and other things you do not need every day either on higher or lower shelves. This way you will always be able to tell when you need to go grocery shopping because the essentials are at eye level.

Clean Out Fridge & Freezer- Cleaning out your refrigerator and freezer is very similar to the pantry because you should not keep any food that is no longer edible.

Now that you have some spring cleaning tips for your kitchen, you can successfully organize your existing kitchen. After spending additional time organizing your kitchen, if you find yourself ready to renovate, you can turn to our skilled contractors for kitchen remodeling in St. Louis, MO. Call us right now at (636) 332-6800 to get started.

3 Ways to Update Your Living Room

Home Remodeling Contractors St Louis MOMost people assume renovations have to be expensive, but you can update one room at a time to make it more affordable. People typically consider upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms right away, but you should not forget about the living room. This is the space where you get to relax and unwind after a long day at work. Here are three simple things you can update in your living room without breaking the bank.

Flooring- By merely upgrading your flooring, you can transform your current space into a new room. Whether you decide to go with laminate, hardwood, carpet, or tile, your living room will look refreshed with new flooring.

New Sofa- When you kick your feet up at the end of the day, you should be relaxing on a comfortable couch. Plus, this is the ideal opportunity to purchase a sofa that is the right color and size for your living room.

Accent Colors- Since March 20th marks the beginning of spring, you could add in new accent colors to brighten up the space. From new pillows for the sofa to new curtains, you can add accent colors almost anywhere in the room.

Meet with our home remodeling contractors in St. Louis, MO, by calling (636) 332-6800 right now.

How to Get Your Deck Ready for Spring

The first day of spring is approaching and that means warmer weather is imminent. Is there a better way to prepare for spring than to get your deck ready for backyard gatherings? We don’t think so which is why we listed a few instructions for you to follow to help you prepare your deck for spring!Decks St Louis

Staining- Get the most out of your deck by sealing the wood with a beautiful stain. You can choose from an assortment of colors to ensure you get the right look for your home. With different shades ranging from light to dark, you can create the ideal look for your deck.

Seating- If you already have patio furniture, you will probably need to pressure wash it to get the dirt off of it. You can also upgrade your furniture set to give your deck a new look or increase seating for additional guests.

Plants- Bring your outdoor space to life by adding some plants and greenery on your deck. You can easily maintain these plants because you will be spending a lot of time on your deck.

If you currently do not have a deck, then you can turn to our team of contractors for creative designs for decks in St. Louis. We will work directly with you on the dimensions and layout to ensure you love the deck when it is completed.

How to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Sunroom RenovationEven though it is February, spring is approaching quickly. There are multiple ways you can get your home ready for the upcoming season. Often, people will think about planting flowers, but the temperatures do not allow that just yet. However, listed below are somethings you can do to get your home ready for spring even though the temperatures are still chilly.

Update Paint- Adding a fresh coat of paint on the walls can bring a space back to life. Whether you want to paint a new color or just want to cover up some scratches, you can paint a room when it is convenient for you.

Add Greenery- You can fill a room with some greenery to make it feel more like springtime. Whether you choose to select fake or real plants, the blooms will make the room feel more alive.

Sunroom Renovation- When the weather does start to warm up, you can watch the plants bloom from inside your home. Our team can upgrade your current sunroom or build you a new one from the ground up.

Just because it is currently winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t look forward to spring. Embrace the next season by getting the inside of your home ready when you add some new paint, decorate with greenery, and a sunroom renovation. Contact our contractors by calling (636) 332-6800 for a personalized sunroom renovation quote.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home

Home Remodeling Contractors St Louis MOSpring is just around the corner, so why not get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning? As home remodeling contractors in St. Louis, MO, we understand life can get in the way of keeping a clean and organized home. For this sole reason, we thought we would help you add some tasks to your spring cleaning list.

Carpets & Rugs- Whether you have carpet or rugs in your home, you should schedule a time for a deep cleaning every couple of months. Since you are regularly walking on the floors in every room, you are always tracking dirt throughout your entire home.

Organize Closets- It’s very common for people to keep clothes that they no longer wear. It is time to organize all of your closets and that includes the ones in the hallway, pantry, and the linen closets.

Plan for Renovations- This is the ideal time to start planning renovations for your home. By planning early in the year, you can set a budget and find a contractor to complete the work. Plus, once it is completed, you can enjoy your renovation for the rest of the year.

Whether you are looking to add a sunroom, upgrade your kitchen, or lay new tile in the bathroom, you can turn to the team at JM Construction / JM Kitchen And Bath for all your home improvement needs. To consult with our contractors, call our office at (636) 332-6800 right now.

Creative Ways to Use Your Basement Part 2

Previously, we described ideas for your basement renovation. Since there are so many things you could do with this additional space, we thought we would share some more creative ideas with you.Basement Remodeling St Louis

Home Theater- Do you love watching movies on a big screen but dislike having people talk through an entire film? You should consider creating your very own home theater in your basement, so you can watch your favorite movies in the comfort of your home. Do not forget to add the popcorn machine in the corner.

Office Space- Do you own your own business or work from home? You probably need a space of your own to complete all of your work. Create an office space that will match your specific needs.

Bar- If you enjoy mixing drinks or are a wine connoisseur, you should consider installing a bar in your basement. You could create a space for your friends to relax without going to a bar.

We hope these fun ideas will give you the inspiration for your basement renovation. When you are ready to expand your living space, you can depend on us. Contact our team for basement remodeling services in St. Louis by calling (636) 332-6800 right now.

3 Ways to Add Extra Space to Your Home

Home Remodeling Contractors St Louis MOWhen you are outgrowing your home, there are several alternatives to just moving into a bigger house. Many people do not want to move because they like their neighborhood, have a sentimental attachment to their home or simply dislike the process of moving. However, feeling cramped in your living space can be very frustrating. Here are a few suggestions for you to create some extra space in your house.

Removing Walls- To create a larger space in your house, we can eliminate a non-load-bearing wall. By doing this, you can open up two smaller areas and create a larger, inviting space for the family to enjoy.

Room Additions- Another way you can add space, is to let us build an additional room. Whether you want to make it an office or guest room for the in-laws, extra rooms are ideal for creating space. If you want us to build more closets, we can do that too.

Shelving-By merely adding shelves to a room, you can create a more open feel and add additional storage to the home.

You can turn to us when you are looking for home remodeling contractors in St. Louis, MO. Reach out to our team right now by calling (636) 332-6800 for an estimate.

Decorate Your Kitchen for the Holidays

Kitchen Remodeling St Louis MOAre you looking for some holiday decorating inspiration for your kitchen? Most people can easily decorate the tree and other rooms of the house, but what about spreading holiday cheer to the kitchen? With the holidays just around the corner, you will be spending time in the kitchen preparing meals for family and friends, so it should be festive like the rest of your house.

Mini Tree- Decorate a mini tree and place it in the corner of the counter near an outlet. This way if you put lights on the tree, you can easily plug in the string of lights. A little tree just might be what you need to decorate the kitchen.

Cookies for Santa- Having a plate or container of cookies on the counter will help fill your kitchen and home with the delicious smell of sugar cookies.

Candy Cane Display- You can create a candy cane display on your kitchen counter, so every time you walk in the kitchen, it will feel more like the holidays.

If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen before the next family gathering, contact our team by calling (636) 332-6800 right away. You can depend on us for kitchen remodeling in St. Louis, MO.

Creative Ways to Use Your Basement

For most people, their basement is a place for storage and random items. At JM Construction, we want to help you turn your basement into a functional space you will enjoy using. Take a look at just three things you could do with the additional space.Basement Remodeling St Louis

Game Room- Let your competitive side run wild by adding a game room in your basement. Imagine having a pool table, foosball table, and darts. Your basement will become the new hangout for family and friends.  

Guest Retreat- If you have guests that come and stay for an extended period of time, you could give them a space of their own to enjoy. We could renovate your basement to feature bedrooms, bathrooms, and even a small kitchen.

Gym- With 2018 approaching quickly, you might be thinking about a New Year’s resolution. Why not have a gym in your basement? You could even have a dedicated space in your basement for workout items, while still having room for a lounging area.

When you are ready to learn more about our basement remodeling in St. Louis, contact our dedicated team right away. For a personalized estimate for your basement, give us a call at (636) 332-6800 right away.