Pros & Cons to Remodeling Your Home in The Fall

Any major home renovation needs to be properly planned out, and deciding on the time of year to complete your renovation project is one major decision that should be factored into your plans. Fall seems to be one of the best seasons to remodel your home due the relatively mild weather and a calmer time before the craziness of the holidays hit. If you’re planning on remodeling your home, here are the pros and cons to choosing the fall to complete your project:

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Pros:

  • Cool weather allows remodelers to work harder and longer without overheating or getting sick.
  • Since there is a lower demand for remodeling projects in the fall, costs are usually lower and schedules are typically more flexible.
  • Paint reacts better to cool weather, allowing for optimal drying and finishing of your remodel.
  • The weather is still mild enough to leave your doors and windows open to help projects dry and settle, without freezing your whole house out!

Cons:

  • You begin to lose daylight in the fall, which can shorten the work day (depending on your remodel)  and extends your project’s timeline as a result.
  • If you are adding on anything outdoors, you won’t get to enjoy them since winter is right around the corner.

Thinking about planning a remodel but don’t know when to start? This guide will help you choose the best time of year for your project.

Whatever the time of year you decide for your renovation, Landmark Design is here for you! We have been providing luxury bathroom, kitchen and home remodels to clients in the Greenwich area for over 30 years. No matter what design you’re looking for, we’re committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 203-496-3658, and don’t forget to follow us out on Facebook and Twitter, too!

 

5 Mini Makeover Ideas For Your Home

 

Let’s face it, we all need a little sprucing up from time to time–and the same goes for our homes. While undergoing an entire home renovation is the ideal way to get the home of your dreams, it’s understandable that they may not be realistic for everyone. If you want to make some changes to your space, small things can add up in a big way. Here are some mini-makeover ideas that will leave your home looking top notch:

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De-clutter: We all accumulate stuff over the years, but most of us are living with things that we don’t even want or need. Removing clutter doesn’t cost a cent, and is the single fastest way to make a difference in the look of your space. Toss whatever you don’t absolutely need to make space for some new accessories you’re dying to have.

Get Organized: Now that you’ve freed up some space, it’s time to create some order in your home. Coming up with an organization strategy for things like toys, books, shoes and seasonal items will help give you some motivation to re-do your rooms. Disorganization can make any homeowner feel overwhelmed, so tackling this project will give you a major sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.

Add Some Color: A cheap and  easy way to switch up the look of your space is to change the color. Adding a pop of color in rooms like the kitchen, hallway or even on a statement piece of furniture, can have a big impact on the design of your home without majorly impacting your wallet.

Get Personal: Adding sentimental framed pictures of your friends and family throughout the house is a great way to personalize your space and add some visual interest. Opt for uniquely colored or textured frames and even consider creating one gallery wall for  your photos.

Light It Up: Lighting can not only change the entire look of your home just by the way it creates a glow, but adding statement light fixtures can double as a work of art throughout the house. Swap out boring bulbs for beautiful sconces and chandeliers to instantly change the look of your room.

While these upgrades are simple things to do yourself, if you’re looking to really renovate your home and transform your space, let Landmark Design help! Our tradesmen have worked in some of the finest homes in our area, and look forward to working in yours! No matter the size or type of project, Landmark Design is committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. To see more of our exceptional work, visit us here. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at 203-496-3658.

Cool Basement Renovation Ideas

Renovating your basement comes with many great benefits for you and your family. Not only will your usable living space increase, but a finished basement can also give you a great return on your home. Sometimes it’s hard to get past the limitations of a basement to see the greater picture at the end– the dark, damp and unfinished space can leave you feeling less than inspired to create something great for your family to relax in. But with a little creativity, and the perfect design team, you can give yourself the basement that you’ve always dreamed of. Here are some out-of-the-box renovation ideas for your basement:

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Create The Ultimate Play Area: Children often relegate themselves to the basement to spread out their toys or watch TV. Why not turn your basement into the ultimate children’s play area? Fill the space with art supplies, building blocks and tons of games. You can even lay a colorful foam floor that resembles a puzzle piece for comfort and to give the room some personality, and paint the walls with chalkboard paint! Your children will have a blast getting lost in their imagination–just make sure to call them when dinner is ready!

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Work It Out: Creating a home gym is one of the best ways to make sure you get your daily sweat on–without being bothered. Set up a treadmill, weights and some resistance bands to work out in the comfort of your own home. Fixing a television to the wall is also a good idea, so you can follow along to your workout videos, or to distract yourself from that cardio we all dread! Mirroring one side of the room creates an illusion of a larger space, and is a great way for you to keep an eye on your form and technique. You now have no excuse not to break a sweat!

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Sip Some Bubbly: Do you have 20 bottles of  Merlot that are aging to perfection with nowhere to store them?  The dark and damp conditions of a basement make for the perfect setting for a wine cellar. Or perhaps you want to entertain your friends and family while enjoying a cocktail once in awhile. Your basement can be renovated to resemble a custom bar, equipped with all of your favorite drinks and decor. Never worry again about finding the ideal place to throw a party–with your new basement bar, it’s only one floor away!

Are you looking to maximize your living space? Let Landmark Design help give you the basement of your dreams. We’re the ideal and affordable choice for creating beautiful home additions or remodeling your existing space. No matter what you envision as your perfect basement remodeling project, Landmark Design will make it a reality. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 203-496-3658 today! And don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Tips For Choosing Paint Colors

Have you ever been in a room and found it peaceful and serene? Only to find that another place you went made you anxious and uneasy? Next time you’re somewhere that has you feeling a certain type of way, take a look around and notice one thing–the color! Colors have a profound effect on our mood. Whether it be a product or our surroundings, color accounts for 60 % of our response to an object or place. Choosing the right paint color for your decor can really have an impact on how you feel in that room. Here are some tips to make sure your red walls don’t actually give you the blues.

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Start small: If you’re unsure where to start with color, try adding it in a small space like a powder room or hallway first.

Think about your mood: When selecting a paint color, think about the mood of the room. A bedroom should be calming and serene, while a basement man cave can handle a bolder color!

Pay attention to the lighting: When looking through paint samples and chips always think about the type of lighting you have in that room. A stronger color might be too bright when used in a room with direct sunlight, but can work well in a room with indirect light.

Test your color choice: Many paint companies sell small sample jars that you can take home and try out in your space. It’s a good idea to try before you buy, especially if you are adding some drama to the room, or want to go outside of your comfort zone. This will give you a chance to live with the color for a few days before making a commitment.

Think about the connecting rooms: When choosing a paint color for a space that leads into another room, take into consideration how those colors will go together.

Looking to change up your space completely? Landmark Design has been giving clients their dream homes for the past 30 years. No matter the size or type of project, we’re committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. If you’re looking to remodel your home in the Fairfield County area, give us a call at 203-496-3658, or visit us on Facebook to learn more.

Simple Ways To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

There’s only one chance to make a great first impression. And the same is true for your home. Whether you’re looking to sell or happy to stay, sprucing up the outside of your house is a great way to attract guests and a wonderful thing to come home to each day. Increase your home’s curb appeal with these simple ideas:

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Paint the Front Door
Convey a warm welcome by making your front door pop. A burst of bold color can attract the eye and add an instant cheery touch.

Light It Up
Swap out your old lighting and replace it with a more up-to-date fixture. Lighting doubles as both a safety feature for your home and a good way to spotlight all of your beautiful, new upgrades.

Keep It Clean
Power washing your home and porch are quick and effective ways to give your house a makeover. Keeping things free of dirt and dust will make your facade look as good as new. If you’re looking to sell, realtors say that washing the exterior can add $10-15k to the sale of your home.

Glam Up Your Mailbox
Fixing bold number or address plaques to your mailbox is a simple way to add some interest. If  you’re choosing a new mailbox altogether, make sure to pick one that compliments the style of your home and expresses your personality.

Landscape
One of the best ways to add curb appeal to your home is by maintaining a landscaped front yard. Grass should always be kept neat and cut and your hedges should remain trimmed and not overgrown. Plant flowers to add some color and make your house look HGTV-worthy!

Of course, if  you’re looking to drastically change the look of your home, that’s where we come in! Landmark Design has been giving clients their dream homes for the past 30 years. No matter the size or type of project, we’re committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. If you’re looking to remodel your home in the Fairfield County area, give us a call at 203-496-3658.  

Why You Should Choose Landmark Design for Your Next Home Renovation

Are you looking to remodel your home this summer? Perhaps, your kitchen is outdated or you need more space. Thinking about adding on an additional bathroom? Whatever your renovating needs are, we’re here to help! Here are a few reasons why you should chose Landmark Design to fulfill all of your home dreams.

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We’re Experienced: For more than 30 years, Landmark Design has been helping homeowners in lower Fairfield County realize that their dream homes are not out of reach. In addition to being custom home specialists, we have collaborated with other local architects and builders for unique projects all around Connecticut and New York.

We’re Trusted: At Landmark Design, we believe in building not only fine homes, but relationships as well. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service, and making sure that our clients are well-informed on all aspects of their project. Clients are educated on costs, provided with expert advice and kept in the loop from inception to completion. As a recipient of the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award, we know how important it is for our clients to feel comfortable with every step they take towards their perfect home!

We Deliver Quality: Our reputation as one of the finest full service design & build teams is something we work diligently every day to uphold.  Never sacrificing quality for profit, you can expect expert craftsmanship in everything we do. Our staff is skilled in creating a modern design and making the most of your space, while using top of the line eco-friendly materials. We aim to build the finest quality home, to stay in your family for generations to come.

Our tradesmen have worked in some of the finest homes in our area, and look forward to working in yours! No matter the size or type of project, Landmark Design is committed to delivering superior quality and client satisfaction. To see more of our exceptional work, visit us here. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation at 203-496-3658.