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How to Get Ready for a Remodel

Now that warmer weather is gracing several parts of the country, many new remodeling projects are underway. From whole home makeovers to even the smallest closet expansion, it is always wise to prepare yourself for what is in store for the smoothest of transitions. Here are some ways to help get yourself and your family ready for your upcoming home remodeling project.

How to Get Ready for a Home Remodel - Sea Pointe Construction Blog

Set Up Accommodations

In the event that you are remodeling major areas of your home, you may want to vacate altogether for the period of construction. Whether you are renting a temporary space or staying with relatives, plan on staying a week past the expected finish date of your remodeling project. This gives a buffer in case of any unexpected road bumps that may create delays. You may also need to keep in mind that your belongings will need a place to stay out of the way, as well. Look in to local storage centers if you need to empty out rooms. The time buffer can also give you time to move your belongings back in if you choose to store them.

Leave Room in the Budget

Leading up to a big remodeling project, it is always smart to leave a cushion in your budget. This will help with any extra costs that arise, or if you decide on any changes throughout the makeover. In the best case scenario, and what Sea Pointe strives for, you will be able to keep that cushion as a nice present for yourself if no further construction costs accrue, and possibly use it for decorating your new space!

Take Before Photos

What is more gratifying than seeing your finished space? Being able to compare it side by side with what once was! Take before photos not only to document any changes for personal files, but also for memories and to show off what a great difference has been made.

Cover and Protect Furniture

Depending on the size of the job, things can get messy during a remodel. Whatever furniture or belongings you decide not to keep in storage should be covered and protected with a waterproof tarp. This will help keep the debris of construction from damaging any of your possessions.

Alert the Neighbors

As a courtesy, neighbors may appreciate the heads up that you will be remodeling. Your home makeover does indeed affect them, as some projects may produce construction noise during the day. If your project involves demolition, waste containers could potentially use several spaces of street parking as well.

Sea Pointe Construction strives for not only the highest quality of remodeling work, but also the smoothest process with our clients. We will go over the work schedule so that you have a clear picture of what will be done and when. You can count on your project manager to oversee day-to-day operations to clear your own mind space for more important things. We will keep you up to date with our progress so that you are never left in the dark. Call us today for a free consultation for your remodeling ideas.

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Room Additions & What To Do With Them

Room Addition

If you don’t have the ability to move or spend money on a new, larger home, a room addition project may be the best option for you. A room addition can help your home cater to your lifestyle by providing extra space for activities and pleasures.

Here are some ideas on ways you could use an extra room.

OFFICE

There are many benefits that come with having your own in- home office. Your productivity may increase due to your new quiet working environment. You will be so comfortable working at home, the time will pass by more quickly than at the office. Your personal office can be isolated so you can be completely dedicated to finish your tedious paperwork or computer activities on time. If you primarily work from home, you may also be able to deduct some of the costs from taxes.

HOBBY ROOM

We all know not everyone has time to join book clubs, or take up an art or sewing class, but if you are still creative and have a passionate hobby, turning your new room into a hobby room is the perfect idea. Whether you convert the space into a personal studio or sewing room, a hobby room will be a great place to escape real world responsibilities and do something you love.

FAMILY ROOM OR HOME THEATER

We all know you have wondered what it would be like to have your own in-home-movie theater with complete surround sound. Imagine watching your favorite film on a huge flat screen television, lounging on extremely comfortable leather couches. Well, this is definitely possible. Consider converting a room addition into your own movie theater.

If you don’t see the need to have your own personal viewing room, try transforming the space into a family room. This addition requires less application installation, but can still be the relaxing movie-watching hang out room that you were missing. Be sure to match the décor to the rest of your home, so no one will ever know this was a room add-on.

KID’S PLAY ROOM

Playrooms are not only a great idea if you have children, but act as storage space as well. This room allows your children to store their toys away from the rest of the home, which helps avoid random toys floating around the house for someone to trip on. You don’t necessarily have to make this room huge and extravagant, but big enough for your little ones to play in. You can also get creative and choose a play room theme such as jungle, princess, or based off their favorite movie character.

Sea Pointe Construction’s team of professionals will make your room addition process enjoyable and exciting. We have been assisting clients for more than twenty years leaving them satisfied and pleased with the exceptional service. Contact us for a free in –home consultation.

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Spring & Summer DIY

Spring and Summer DIY
With summer quickly approaching, don’t be quick to remove all spring decorations. The wonderful thing about both seasons is that they go hand in hand. Adding décor to the interior and exterior of your home can help change the mood and get ready for all the fun in the sun to come. Decorating doesn’t need to blow your budget, either. In fact, here are some fun and affordable DIYs to get your home spring and summer ready.

Sometimes, decorating the exterior of our home can be a daunting task, especially since it gives off the very first impression. Don’t worry—here are some simple ways to spruce up the outside for the upcoming seasons.

Portable Garden

If you want to get your hands dirty and love planting flowers, portable gardens are inexpensive and easy to make. They add color and liven up a front or backyard. All you need is small colorful containers to hang on a fence or windowsill and your plant of choice. After you’ve planted your flowers, hang them where you see fit and you’ve just created your new portable container garden!

Gerbera Daisy Wreath

Oftentimes, front doors are plain, simple and boring. Hanging a wreath on your front door will add color and personality to many solid colors. But, wreaths aren’t just for the holidays! This DIY Gerbera Daisy Wreath is adorable, perfect for summer, and easy to make.

What you will need:
Piece of cardboard (big enough for a wreath)
A bundle of fake Gerbera Daisies, with leaves
Hot glue gun
Wire for hanging

Cut a ring, big enough for your door out of cardboard. After picking off the flowers from the stems, glue the daisies around the ring. Sometimes, there will be a few spots where the cardboard shows so either glue the leaves from the stems or smaller gerbera daisies for a little extra. Hang with wire.
If Gerbera Daisies aren’t your favorite, chose a flower that you prefer and repeat with the same directions above.

Tropical Potpourri

We all know not everyone lives in a tropical paradise. Instead of fantasizing about drinking smoothies on the beach, why not transform you your home into a tropical paradise with potpourri.

What you will need:
4 cups of Water
1 can of Pineapple Juice
1 ounce of Coconut Extract
1 saucepan
Put the water, pineapple juice, coconut extract into a saucepan and place on low burner. Close your eyes and pretend you are lying on the sand and listening to the waves crash onto the shore.

Colorful Mason Jars

Mason jars are decorative and have a wide variety of uses. Colorful mason jars on the other hand are great for spring/summer multipurpose decorations. Spray painting mason jars with colors such as pinks, blues, and yellows can make any boring room pop. Place them in your bathroom as a q-tip holder, in your kitchen for utensils, or on your coffee table as a vase.

 

Don’t allow decorating intimidate you. DIY project are fun, inexpensive, and simple.

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5 Tiny Homes You Have to See to Believe

Small, tiny houses

 

1. The Ravenlore

Nicki just moved into The Ravenlore, a colorful victorian-inspired tiny home with a lot of character. Measuring 22 ft long x 8 ft wide, the Ravenlore has the unique feature of solar power for sustainable living. Step inside, and you’ll be surprised at how much functionality is squeezed into this brightly lit painted lady.

 

2. The Music City Tiny House

The Music City Tiny House is one that has gained fame for being a state-of-the-art and modern tiny home with many common bells and whistles, packed into a 8ft wide x 24ft long x 13 ft high space. You can actually make this tiny house yours for a night if traveling to Nashville, as they’re listed on airbnb for $108/night!
Stay with a friend; with two lofts with queen sized beds, its spacious enough for having guests without getting in eachother’s hair.

 

3. Tiny House that Houses Family of Four

Can you imagine living in a tiny house with a family of four!? Us neither— until we saw the Merrifield’s 30ft long x 8 ft wide home. With a roomy kitchen and ample storage, and innovative walk in closet/bathroom hybrid, it’s got all the staples of a standard family home. Two enclosed lofts offer privacy for the kids and parents while keeping them connected with the rest of the house.

 

4.Vagavond

Did you ever think a king sized bed, flat screen TV, and a fire place could be squeezed inside a tiny home?! Not only does this miniature sized house have all these amenities for living comfortably, it has a functioning kitchen. The tiny non-toxic sustainably built home is fully equipped with all the necessities you need for living in the wilderness.

 

5. EarthSong Eco-Village Tiny Home

EarthSong Eco-Village contains one of New Zealand’s first Tiny Homes. The beautifully crafted home is made up of cork flooring and pine walls. Most of the furniture compacted in this small space is multifunctional providing an abundant amount of storage space. The cozy interior design will make you forget you are touring a tiny home.

 

Tiny houses are environmentally friendly and are a great option if you are looking to downsize tremendously. Whether you design your own space or rent one for a mini vacation, the tiny living movement is spreading, allowing you to live almost anywhere!

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