So, every year, some new products are invented for the Building, Remodeling and Renovation business. This year, at the International Builder's Show in Las Vegas, Kohler introduced a shower head that doubles a as a remote bluetooth speaker for your smartphone. Kohler's Moxie shower head has an integral speaker that connects to your smartphone, tablet or other bluetooth device and allows you to listen to your favorite tunes in the shower. So if you are thinking of building, remodeling, or renovationg your Cape Cod Home, this is a fun, and relatively inexpensive way to add a little excitement to your project. Here is a video from the Builder's Show!
Cape Cod is a charming place, in part because of its historic homes. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to dive in to an historic project. REEF has done some great work for customers who want to maintain the charm and history of their home, while upgrading the systems and spaces for modern living. Here's a project undertaken by a couple who filled their home with bold colors and additional space.
Remodeling an Historic House
We all love our stuff! On Cape Cod we all need beach chairs, coolers, books, tennis racquets, leashes for the dog...you name it! But it can become overwhelming if it's A.O.P.! (All Over the Place). It's much more fun to be able to find your stuff when you need it. Getting organized and staying that way can be a challenge. Here are some savvy tips to creating spaces that will stay organized.
Savvy Storage Tips
Last week we talked about the Death of Stainless Steel in your kitchen, and this week, I guess we can talk about another dying feature... the Dining Room. Rarely over the last 10 years, in either Custom Homes, or Remodeling have we built or even designed a true formal dining room. Maybe it is a trend towards more multi-function space, such as the typical large great room, eating area, kitchen area that you see in most modern homes. Part of the reason that dining rooms have declined in popularity, is that they only serve one purpose, and after you put the dining room table in there, there is not much room left for anything else. There are creative ways to design a formal dining space that still can serve many purposes, and doesn't waste space in the home. If you are thinking about Building a New Custom Home, or Renovating your existing Cape Cod home, contact us today to find out how we can help!
Planning your New Home, Remodeling or Renovation project can be a fun and exciting process. We often tell our customers to make a list of "wants" and "needs" and to always make sure to prioritize the needs first. The internet and television are full of trendy ideas that look good at first, but can be both impractical, and a waste of money. We found an article from msn.com that provides a list of the 8 most overrated home improvement projects. Items such as home theaters, and large jacuzzi tubs are just a few of the things that they describe as items that look great, but never get used and cost a lot of money. There is also a list of suggestions for projects that do make sense and can enhance the look and value of your next home project.
Here is the full article from MSN.com: 8 Overrated Home Improvements.
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Kitchens are probably the biggest feature in today's home and remodeling projects. REEF has designed and installed over 1,000 kitchens over its 26 year history as Cape Cod's leading home builder and remodeling contractor. Here is a gallery of some of the kitchens we have done over the past few years. If you are thinking about Remodeling, or Renovating your Cape Cod Home, or Building a Custom Home on Cape Cod, contact us today:
We came across this list of 50 Great Ideas for your Home Office inspired by Pinterest... The home office is a very important feature in New Homes and Renovation Projects, and is quickly replacing the formal dining or living room in homes.
Click here to see the full article: http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/08/23/50-fabulous-pinterest-ideas-for-your-home-office/
Here are a few Before and After photos of some Renovation and Remodeling projects completed by REEF, Cape Cod's Home Builder. Click below to see what REEF could do for you!
Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in any home. REEF Cape Cod's Home Builder has done several bathroom remodeling and renovation projects over its 25+ year history. We came across the following article that shows IKEA's 2013 bathroom collection. There are some really interesting and contemporary products featured here. If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, kitchen or home on Cape Cod, please contact us today.
Here is the full Article: http://www.digsdigs.com/ikea-bathroom-design-ideas-2013/
Kids Bedrooms are always tricky, and sometimes overlooked in the design and construction process. As a custom home builder, renovation and remodeling firm, specializing in design-build project, we here at REEF try to take all of the new spaces into account. Designing a room for one child can be simple, but designing for a shared bedroom can be challenging. We found this great slideshow from Decoist.com with wonderful ideas for shared kids bedrooms. Enjoy!