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Which Countertop Material Is Right for Your Home?

countertop material Is it time for a bathroom update or a kitchen upgrade? If so, start the project right away, so that it’s complete in time for the holiday rush. Not only will you be able to enjoy your new space(s), but your closest family and friends will too! Your kitchen and bathrooms are some of the most commonly used spaced in your entire home. One feature you may want to consider for both is new countertops. Here are several countertop material options you should consider before calling a professional home remodeling contractor.

Solid Surface

Solid surface is a popular and economical countertop material option for bathrooms and kitchens. It is non-porous, meaning there’s nowhere for bacteria to hide, so cleaning is a breeze.

Granite

While solid surface is less expensive, it can show signs of wear over time. Granite is far more durable, making it a better match for households with active (and potentially clumsy) family members.

Marble

Marble is yet another amazing option for bathroom and kitchen countertops. It is softer, however, than granite and is prone to staining. Few other materials, however, are as visually captivating.

Quartz

Also non-porous, Quartz is beautiful and easy to maintain. Your contractor can help you pick the perfect color combination or pattern. It is engineered, so the options are endless.

Need Professional Assistance Selecting Your Countertop Material?

Do you need some professional assistance selecting and/or installing your new countertops? Don’t put off your project any longer. Contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Aiken today to speak with a professional contractor about your countertop material options. Visit our website for more information about our company and the many home remodeling, renovation, and construction services we offer. You can also call (803) 594–4842 to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to ask about our free consultation offer when you call!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Professional Countertop Installation

serving the locations of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

Recycled Glass Countertops Enhance Your Home

Recycled Glass CountertopsAre you looking for an exciting way to enhance your home? If you’re planning a bathroom update or kitchen upgrade, you may already be speaking with your professional contractor about what options you have. As with all home remodeling projects, you want the work to leave an impression without destroying your savings. One really unusual option is recycled glass countertops. You can install them in either or both of your spaces. Here are several of the reasons you should ask your contractor about this type of countertop.

Recycled Glass Composite Basics

Not sure what recycled glass composite is? Many homeowners aren’t. This type of countertop is made from recycled glass chips that are held together by a binding material like concrete.

Perfect for Eco-Friendly Home

Do you like the idea of using eco-friendly materials in your home? Make sure you mention this to your contractor. Recycled glass composite countertops are often made with 100% recycled glass, but it’s always a good idea to check with the manufacturer before installation.

Unique Home Upgrade Option

If you like your home to have a unique flare, recycled glass composite countertops are a great option. Few homeowners know they exist so your home is sure to be unique among friends and family.

Are You Interested in Recycled Glass Composite Countertops for Your Home?

Like what you’ve just read? If you’re interested in recycled glass countertops for your home, reach out to one of the professional contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Aiken today. We can provide you with more information about your bathroom and kitchen countertop options, as well as discuss our other home remodeling services with you. Find out more about our company by visiting our website. You can also request a free consultation or call (803) 594–4842 to get your project started today!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Recycled Glass Composite Countertops in Aiken

Concrete Countertops for Your Aiken Home

concrete countertopsIs there a bathroom or kitchen upgrade in your near future? With the summer months quickly ending, the holiday rush will be here before you know it. This is the time to start a home remodeling project, especially if these spaces need an overhaul before guests arrive. A kitchen or bathroom update probably means new cabinets and countertops. There are many options to choose from—and you may need to add another one to the list! Here are several facts that will help you determine if concrete countertops are really a good option for your Aiken home.

High Durability Rating

You were probably able to guess that concrete countertops are durable, but it’s still worth mentioning. They’re so durable that your new concrete countertops will probably outlast many of the other features in your Aiken home?

Easy Customization

One of the best things about concrete countertops in Aiken is that they are so easily customizable. Not only can you choose from a wide selection of stains, you can also dictate specifics about the shape. Concrete countertops are poured, so it simple to make personal adjustments to the design as needed.

Reasonable Price Tag

Other countertop materials can be extremely expensive and, while concrete isn’t completely inexpensive, it may fit your budget better than other options. Your contractor should be able to provide pricing differences while planning your Aiken remodeling project.

Think Concrete Countertops are Right for Your Aiken Home?

Do you think concrete countertops may be the right choice for your Aiden home? Regardless of what your countertop preference is, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Aiken can help. We offer a wide variety of home remodeling and contracting services. Visit our website for more information and to learn about our free consultation offer. Call (803) 594–4842 to begin your Aiken remodeling project today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

 

Concrete Countertops in Aiken

this location serves the communities of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

How to Plan for Aging-in-Place Remodeling

Aging-in-Place RemodelingIt’s no great secret that aging causes loss of strength, flexibility, and mobility. Unfortunately, all of these things are vital for moving around and completing tasks within your home. Overtime, even the simplest of daily chores can become burdensome. If you or a loved one is getting older and beginning to struggle to move around the house, it may be time to consider aging-in-place remodeling. It’s never been easier to plan an aging-in-place kitchen upgrade or bathroom update. In fact, you can work with a professional contractor to design a complete aging-in-place home remodeling project. Here are a number of great options you should consider and discuss with your local contractor today.

  1. Grab Bars

Grab bars can be installed throughout your entire home as needed, but are particularly useful in bathrooms. When strategically placed, these bars can greatly enhance mobility, as well as safety. Because falling is such a risk, grab bars are a great addition to any aging-in-place remodeling plans.

  1. Anti-Slip Flooring

Similarly, anti-slip flooring is also a viable option if falls are a concern. Bathroom and kitchen floors can be slick, especially when wet, and even a small tumble can be cause for great concern. Talk to your contractor about anti-slip flooring options.

  1. Accessible Cabinets

Another difficulty among elderly homeowners is an inability to reach as high as they once could. Again, this is seen most often in kitchens and bathrooms, but may be relevant for other parts of the home as well. Accessible cabinets can be constructed in many different ways, but some designs include pull-down shelving.

  1. Walk-In Tub

Walk-in tubs are another great option for aging-in-place remodeling. These are ideal for individuals who have difficulty stepping over high bathtub sidings. They are particularly functional when combined with grab bars.

Need More Aging-in-Place Remodeling Advice?

If you or a loved one needs aging-in-home remodeling advice, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen right away to schedule a free consultation. Visit our website for more information about our services or call (803) 594-4842 to get your project started today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

 

Aging-in-Place Remodeling in Aiken, SC

serving the locations of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

Picking the Perfect Kitchen Tile

kitchen tileAre you planning a kitchen upgrade this summer? There’s a lot to think about with any home remodeling project. But your kitchen deserves special consideration because it’s one of the most commonly used spaces in your home. When it comes to redesigning this particular space, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make concerns the kitchen tile. There are many different styles, designs, colors, and materials to choose from. So it may seem almost impossible to narrow your selection, or selections, down. Here are a few great tips to help you find the perfect tile for your kitchen or bathroom update project.

Think Small at First

The best way to start is by thinking small. Because there are so many different tile variations, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when considering them all. Identify a single aspect that you really like—whether it be a color, shape, or material. Then you can instantly narrow your options down.

Stick with Three Different Variations

Once you’ve selected the one tile element you can’t live without, the rest should fall into place more easily. Remember, though, that when it comes to design four is typically a crowd. While the future selections should come easier, don’t let yourself go too crazy. It’s typically best to stick with about three different tiles for your design.

Remember Maintenance

Not all tiles are made from the same materials and some may require special care and cleaning once installed. Keep this in mind when making your final selections. If you pick too many types that require different kinds of upkeep, you’ll run into problems. Your professional contractor can help explain maintenance requirements prior to installation.

Ready to Install Your New Kitchen Tile?

Are you ready to find the perfect kitchen tile for your home? Let DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen help you find and install the tile in your kitchen. Visit our website for information about our company, a list of our services, or to learn about our free consultation offer. You can also call us at (803) 594–4842 to schedule an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen Tile Installation

serving the locations of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

4 Ways to Improve Kitchen and Bathroom Lighting

kitchen and bathroom lightingAre you looking for a way to improve your kitchen and bathroom lighting? There are a number of great ways to improve lighting in your home. Start your bathroom or kitchen update by considering where you need light most. Consider which areas of your kitchen and bathroom are darkest. Then decide what kind of light would work best to brighten them. While a professional contractor can help you with the specifics, here are four simple ways to brighten up kitchen and bathroom spaces in your home.

1. Recessed Lighting

Many homeowners love recessed lighting because it easily rids a space of unwanted shadows. This type of lighting isn’t limited only to kitchens and bathrooms; it’s perfect for any room in your home.

2. Skylight

If you’re a fan of natural light, consider adding a skylight during your next kitchen or bathroom update. Skylights are a great way to enhance kitchen and bathroom lighting naturally, without a lot of electrical work. They can have a dramatic impact on any space.

3. Under-Cabinet Lighting

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. Ensuring that you have good lighting is important. If you do a lot of cooking, it’s probably worth adding under-cabinet lighting. These lights will illuminate your counters, making food preparation much easier.

4. Over-Cabinet Lighting

Functional lighting isn’t the only thing you should be considering for your home remodeling project. Over-cabinet lights can add ambiance and are perfect to illuminating collectables. These lights can be subtle enough not to disturb the entire household at night as well.

Ready to Add More Light to Your Kitchen and Bathroom?

If you think your home could benefit from improved lighting in your kitchen and bathroom, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen today. We offer a variety of remodeling and construction services for our customers. Our professional contractors are well-trained and can assist you in selecting the perfect lighting options for your spaces. Visit our website for more information about our company or to inquire about our free consultation offer. Call (803) 594-4842 to schedule an appointment today!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen and Bathroom Lighting

 

This location serves North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

Why You’ll Love Granite Countertops
in Your Kitchen and Bathroom

granite countertopsAre you looking for an exciting way to enhance the look of your kitchen or bathroom? One easy way to quickly improve either of these two spaces is to install new countertops. There are a number of different countertop materials available. So it’s important to take time to pick the right one for you and your home. Whether you’re planning a kitchen upgrade or a bathroom update, granite countertops are an amazing addition. Here are four reasons you should definitely consider installing granite countertops during your next home remodeling project.

  1. Stunning Aesthetic

While function is undoubtedly important, improving the aesthetic of your space is also a priority. Granite, like most other natural stone materials, makes an absolutely beautiful addition to any home.

  1. Unique Design

Granite is an excellent countertop material for homeowners who like to stand out. There are a wide variety of different colors and patterns of granite to choose from, so you’ll have no problem finding the perfect one for your bathroom or kitchen.

  1. Easy Cleaning

Many people like granite because it is durable and very easy to clean. It’s also perfect for bathrooms and kitchens because it is non-porous and doesn’t allow bacteria to build up as easily as some other countertop materials.

  1. Increased Home Value

While a contractor can offer additional value-raising home renovation ideas, granite is a great place to start. Whether you’re planning to sell your home or not, increasing the value of your home with updates is always wise.

Would You Love Granite Countertops in Your Bathroom or Kitchen?

Do you think granite countertops would be a good addition to your bathroom or kitchen? Contact a professional contractor at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen today with questions or to schedule a free consultation. Our company offers an array of remodeling, construction, and general contracting services. Find out more by visiting our website. Want to schedule an appointment? Call (803) 594-4842 right away so we can help you plan your upcoming home remodeling project.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen and Bathroom Granite Countertops

Serving the locations of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

Reasons Homeowners Prefer Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinetsIt’s important for you to know the differences between stock and custom cabinets before starting your kitchen upgrade or bathroom update. As a homeowner, you likely want to get the most out of your home remodeling project. Having a basic understanding of cabinet types will help. Stock cabinets, like what you see displayed in home improvement stores, are best described as cookie-cutter cabinets. These are mass produced and made to fit “most” spaces. Custom cabinets, on the other hand, are designed specifically for your home. Here are several reasons homeowners prefer custom to stock.

More Durable Custom Cabinets Last Longer

A major problem with stock cabinetry is that they are mass produced on an assembly line. Your contractor has no control over the quality of the construction materials used or the building process. Custom cabinets, on the other hand, are specially made just for you and will, as a result, last longer.

Custom Cabinets Lets Homeowners Customize

One of the greatest benefits of choosing custom cabinets over stock cabinets is the ability to customize them as desired. Not only can you decide where drawers and cupboards are located, you can also specify the inclusion of special features, like charging stations or speakers.

Custom Cabinets Fit Better

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for contractors to have to cut stock cabinetry down to size in order for it to work in a particular space. Because custom cabinets are tailor made to fit your home’s bathroom or kitchen, you know there will be no issues with unsightly cuts or gaps.

Think Custom Cabinets are Right for You and Your Home?

If you think you would prefer custom cabinets over stock cabinets in your home, talk to a professional contractor at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen today. We will be happy to discuss the differences between various cabinet types in further detail, as well as help you select and install the perfect cabinetry for your home. For more information about our company and the many services we offer, visit our website. You can also call (803) 594-4842 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your upcoming home remodeling project.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Custom Cabinet Design and Installation

Serving the areas of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

Is It Time for a Home Makeover?

home makeoverAre you unsure whether it’s time for a home makeover? As a homeowner, it’s important not to overlook the signs that your house needs updating. Whether you need a kitchen upgrade or a bathroom update, it’s best to take care of home remodeling projects as they arise. Don’t put them off until later. If you’re worried you’ve missed the signs, here are a few ways you can tell if your home needs a makeover.

The Exterior and Interior Don’t Look as Good as They Did

Have you noticed that the exterior or interior of your home just doesn’t look the way it used to look? If your house is showing its age, inside or out, it’s probably time to call a contractor. A professional can assess your home and help identify how best to start the updating process.

Various Elements are Broken or Less Functional

Function is important. If components of your home, such as drawers and doors, do not function the way they should, or if they are broken, it can be a very inconvenient. Talk to a contractor today about how you can restore functionality to your home.

There’s No Consistency Between Rooms

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to repaint rooms themselves, and make other small adjustments throughout the house over the years. What often happens, however, is that the look and feel between rooms becomes inconsistent. A few minor updates can add cohesion back into your home.

Think Your Home is Telling You It’s Time for an Update?

Do you think your home is telling you it’s time for a makeover? If you have home remodeling projects that need your attention, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen today. Our professional remodeling contractors can help you read the signs and then complete any and all of the updates your home requires. From bathrooms and kitchens to general construction and aging-in-place updates, we have you covered. Visit our website to view a full list services or call us at (803) 594-4842. We’d love to answer your questions or help you schedule a free consultation!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Home Makeover

 Serving the locations of North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park.

Pick the right colorsIt really doesn’t matter what kind of home project you’re doing; whether you are updating your kitchen or doing a bathroom makeover, the question still remains: what colors will you use? With so many options and possible color combinations to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to start. You have hundreds of questions and just as many color swabs, but no sign of an answer in sight. Don’t fret. Here are three answers to questions you’ve likely been asking that will make picking the colors for this home remodeling project breeze!

Where Do You Start?

Knowing where to begin your color search can be the most difficult step. Luckily, there’s an easy solution. The best thing to do is use other spaces in your home as inspiration for new projects. Think about your home and your favorite rooms. What colors did you use in them? Not only does this give you a good starting point and offer your contractor a reference, it also ties your home design choices together.

How Many Colors Should You Use?

Some people think one color is enough, while others would have a rainbow painted on their walls if they could. The best answer to this question lies somewhere in the middle. A good guide to use is the “rule of three.” Choosing one neutral color, one rich color, and one accent color is a pretty safe plan.

How Many Times Should You Use Them?

This is almost as important as the previous question. Using one of your colors too much can drown out the rest and create an uneven look. One solution to this is to utilize each color three times. Consider which color would work best on your walls, which color would work best for your tiles, and which color could be used as an accent. Carefully select your decor so one color doesn’t overpower the others.

Ready to Discuss Your Colors and Project with a Contractor?

Think you’ve finally found the right answer to your color predicament? Don’t hold off on your home remodeling project any longer. Get started today by contacting a professional contracting company like DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. We would love to make your dream kitchen or bathroom a reality. For a list of our services or for more information about our company, visit our website. You can also call (803) 594-4842 with questions or to speak with a representative about scheduling a free consultation!

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Home Color Solutions

Serving customers in North Augusta, Graniteville, New Ellenton, Beech Island, Barnwell and Edgefield Park

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