A New Bath Can Increase the Value of Your Home
Prepping a home for sale… Are you downsizing because your home is too large for your needs now? Perhaps you are in need of a larger home to accommodate a growing family. Whatever your reasons, be sure to look closely at the bathrooms in that home you are about to invest in.
Those of us in the remodeling business have known for many years that there is always a demand for updated bathrooms. So whether you are buying or selling, the way to maximize your investment is to have an updated bathroom. Beautiful bathrooms do not have to be expensive unless that is what you want. They do have to be clean and appeal visually as well as functionally. A shared bathroom or a half bath should have new fixtures, painted not wall papered walls, and tile or vinyl flooring based on your budget. In the half bath, a nice pedestal sink or vanity, when space allows, with a matching comfort height toilet, up-to-date lighting, GFCI electrical outlet, and exhaust fan are the bare necessities. The shared bathroom can be easily updated with a beautiful tub shower combination with or without glass doors and the standard fixtures, lighting, electrical and painting. Many older bathrooms suffer from moisture problems because they are not properly vented to the outside. Installing an adequate exhaust fan based on the square footage of the bathroom and having it installed and properly, vented to the outside, at the gable end of the house is the best way to avoid future problems. By having the exhaust fan on a timer, a very low cost alternative, the fan runs after the shower, as it should, to ensure the moisture in exhausted from the room.
The master bath may be the space you want to invest more of your hard earned dollars. These tend to be more elaborate with a full porcelain tile surround in the shower area. They often include rain heads and hand held fixtures, niches in the shower walls for soap and shampoo to name a few of the extras. We often see them with bench seating, his and hers granite counter topped vanities and functional but beautiful fixtures. The flooring is usually porcelain or marble tile some may have radiant heating all adding to the comfort of your private space.
Spring is a Great Time to Remodel!
As spring symbolizes new beginnings and a fresh start, there’s no better time to clean, organize, and remodel the home. Maybe it’s because it’s warm enough to open windows again, or perhaps it’s the days becoming longer than the nights, but spring is a good time for change.
Sometimes a new look is just what you need in your home. The family room is a good place to start. A family room is constantly changing, just like the seasons. It’s a room that welcomes new family members, visitors, and friends, while adapting to the tastes, habits, and needs of a constantly changing household. Sometimes a little bit of remodeling can push a much-needed change in the right direction and help keep the space in harmony and make you love your home.
It’s important to make sure you hire an experienced contractor for your project. At GM Roth Design Remodeling, we have a proven 10-step process that ensures your project will be a success.
New Trends in Kitchen Design by Sharon Sargent
While traditional wood cabinets remain very popular, some homeowners are remodeling their kitchens with more daring and unusual storage solutions. This includes exotic woods and hardware, plenty of glass and colorful finishes. Instead of white or stained wood, cabinets are painted in rich colors or dark finishes to complement new appliances and flooring options.
In addition, customers are adding more display area into upper cabinets, putting glass inserts into door fronts and gallery lighting inside the cabinet to show off their best china or collections of glassware. It is all about customizing your space to your personal lifestyle.
With a degree in interior design, Sharon has experience with a variety of design styles that give clients an array of options to suit their unique taste. She has worked on large and small remodeling projects as well as new construction. She enjoys building customer relationships, while helping to create extraordinary kitchens and baths.
Designing Your Kitchen at GM Roth
The First Step: To begin, you will sit down with our design team, so they can learn all about the hopes and dreams you have for your kitchen. They will answer your questions and go through a checklist of items for you to consider.
The most important aspect about kitchen design is the balance between function and beauty. We work with you to create a kitchen that has all the features and functionality you desire along with the design elements to make it gorgeous.
The Modern Kitchen: Today’s kitchen floor plans make the maximum use of available space, but also incorporate designs that make this “heart of the home” a more warm and welcoming room. Many families spend a lot of time in the kitchen; while mom is preparing a meal, the kids might be doing their homework on a laptop at the kitchen island.
At G.M. Roth, our kitchen designers have been quick to adapt their ideas to meet the needs of the modern lifestyle. As a result, the kitchen has become an even more important room that is both functional and spacious.
How to Choose a Remodeling Company
Many homeowners are more cautious when it comes to deciding to upgrade their home with a remodel. We can certainly understand that with all the media buzz about the economy. But professionals agree that a smart update to a home is still a valuable investment.
GM Roth takes the stress out of the home improvement process with our professional approach. We create a written timeline that keeps both the client and our crews on track. We take the time to educate our clients about our process, materials and manufactures we use.
Our staff holds different levels of certification, which benefits you with the most up-to-date design and build expertise. We are licensed and insured to protect the value of your investment with us. And, we have a physical showroom, where you can come and test our products in person.
Since our founding in 1986 we have delivered dream additions, kitchens and baths to thousands of delighted homeowners across southern New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts. Each and every project has been a privilege for us.
A New Kitchen May Be Right For You!
If you have been thinking about making changes to your home, you might have a difficult time deciding where to start. Many homeowners make a new kitchen their top priority. Why?
A new kitchen makes day-to-day family life more pleasant and enjoyable. Where does your family congregate most often? Where do guests migrate when they visit your home? The kitchen!
A beautiful new kitchen, that is remodeled to be updated and efficient, will save you steps and time when preparing family meals.
We are seeing trends that many people are now choosing to remain in their home and remodel rather than selling and buying another home. There are many good reasons for making changes to your current home.
Chances are you enjoy your location and have become accustomed to the many benefits of staying in your home. Those of you who have been in your home for a number of years have acquired suitable equity to ensure low interest funding for the work you need done to freshen or revitalize your home. Savings from the brokerage cost of selling your current home, the costs associated with moving and the hassle of the move itself and can all be funneled back into getting exactly what you want.
Typically we see bathroom and kitchen remodel as the number one areas homeowners choose to improve the quality of their lives. We also are seeing energy saving windows and door coming back in demand as many have put off these necessary home upgrades.
There are also those people that prefer to stay in their homes as they grow older. We help them by remodeling their home to make it more comfortable. Some couples need a master bedroom suite on the ground level to alleviate traversing staircases. Others, who are taller, may need to raise cabinet heights to make them more functional and accessible. In the case where standard height cabinets are too high, we can satisfy that requirement as well. We also provide handicapped access by widening doors, installing ramps, making bathrooms secure for washing and bathing and re-working the cooking and storage areas.
Come Browse Our 6,000 Square Foot Showroom
You may have noticed our GM Roth sign from the highway but haven’t had a chance to stop in. Now is a great time to visit us and browse our beautiful 6,000 square foot showroom. Take a look at our incredible kitchen and bath vignettes to get great ideas for your own home.
You may want to consider chatting for a few minutes with one of our experienced designers. They have all been in the industry for many years and are happy to share tips on making your remodeling job a complete success!
At GM Roth Design Remodeling, we’ve been in the business for 27 years and are looking forward to making your remodeling dreams come true!
Our Customers Say it Best!
OUR CUSTOMERS SAY IT BEST! “The entire experience was excellent. Paul Rizzo did a great job on design and advising us on the different products. Jim Lambert handled the project very well. Chris Diconza was terrific; a craftsman, and very accomodating. Thanks to Moe for seeing the blemish on the mirror which was quickly replaced.” Paul and Marjorie I.