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8 Remodeling Ideas that Inspire & Look Great

Looking for inspiration for your next home remodeling project? You’ve come to the right place.  We know how hard it is to decide on the right project that gives you the makeover you’re going for. Here are the ‘after’ photos that inspire you, and the link to experts that can help you make it happen (as well as a gallery of other photos to keep your juices going!).

tile floor in bathroom with white vanity and tile shower

Class up your bathroom with tile.

It doesn’t matter whether you have a bath surround, half bathroom, or large master bath, tile can make a bathroom look stylish and updated.  To make your bathroom look larger, have your tile installed vertically instead of horizontally.  For a polished look to your half bath, use a mosaic tile that adds interest to the room.  For a creative bathroom project, use different tiles to make a statement.  For more ideas (and inspiration!) read through this list of tile trends you’ll love.

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Give your room a new paint makeover.

A new paint job is one of the simplest (and most affordable!) ways to give your room a whole new look.  Make a change by painting your trim or walls a color that coordinates your existing décor or make a BIG change by painting your room a color that coordinates with your new floor or tile.

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Add a backsplash to your kitchen.

A kitchen just doesn’t look finished without a tile backsplash. Add interest to your kitchen with a neutral subway tile or a pop of color (or bling!).  The sky is the limit when it comes to options…to find your style of backsplash, head to your local tile store to choose the right backsplash for your kitchen.

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Add blinds or window treatments to finish a room.

The perfect blinds or window treatments add a finishing touch to any room, as well as function.  Add neutral light-blocking blinds so you can watch TV or a room darkening shade that allows you to get a good night sleep. For a professional look (and to avoid the headaches of measuring and installation), look into custom blinds and curtains perfect for your room.

wood floors in home with grand piano and furniture

Install show-stopping flooring.

Very few home projects can make as dramatic of a change as a new floor.  A new hardwood, laminate, or luxury vinyl (here’s why to consider a new luxury vinyl floor) can change the look of your room (or rooms) and give your home a whole new style.

If you want to install the flooring yourself, visit your local flooring store for laminate and luxury vinyl plank flooring that can be installed as a DIY project (here are tips on how to get the project done so you have a great-looking floor).

tile flooring in entryway with front table and lamp

Make your entryway and mudroom as beautiful as it is functional.

We’re stating the obvious: our Midwestern weather is unpredictable. That’s why a beautiful and functional entryway or mudroom is an essential combination in any home.  Add shelves, artwork, a photo arrangement, and a striking flooring product that can handle the water and looks great.

front steps with porcelain tile

Make your outdoor an entertaining conversation starter.

Even if there is snow on the ground, start planning for your summer barbecues and parties now.  Choose a tile that makes your patio unique and stunning, or add the tile to your front step to create the ultimate curb appeal.

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Finish your basement.

Add more functional and fun space to your home by finishing your basement.  Use this guide for selecting the best flooring for your space, and choose a décor that makes your basement a beautiful and entertaining room for the winter (and summer!) months.