Room Remodeling Projects

HVAC installation Ask an Expert: Interview with an HVAC Contractor
Cyprus Air Heating and Air Conditioning is based in Lorton, VA and services the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. The company has been in business since 1967 and provides the full range of heating and cooling services, including installation of new systems and maintenance and repair of existing systems. We recently interviewed Brian Downs, Cyprus’ installation manager, for some expert advice Continue Reading
Roofer using handsaw Ask an Expert: Tips From a Roofing Contractor on Roof Replacement
Banner Home Solutions is a Maryland-based residential roofing and solar company and a GAF Green Certified Roofing Contractor. They were voted the number one roofing company in Maryland for three years in a row. I recently spoke with owner Joe Pecar about the most important decisions homeowners need to make regarding their roofs. When should a homeowner consider replacing his roof?  The Continue Reading
Homeowner installing windows When Is The Best Time of Year to Replace Windows?
“To everything, there is a season”—yes, that goes for window replacements too! While it makes obvious sense to plan a window replacement project in the spring, when the weather is fair (who wants to make a renovation when it’s freezing out?), there are some little-known reasons that make winter replacements harder than those performed in the summertime—although not impossible. If for Continue Reading
home heatmap Say Hello to ModSun, Modernize’s Solar Calculator!
Homeowners, get your mouse finger ready. Calculating your individual solar costs—and savings—just got as simple as a single click. We’re pleased to introduce our ModSun solar panel cost calculator, which will get you a customized, data-backed solar estimate in a matter of seconds. Here at Modernize, we work with homeowners every day—and when they told us that purchasing a solar Continue Reading
Privacy wall Homeowner 101: How to Build a Privacy Divider Wall
It seemed fine when you took the tour. But now, filled with the TV, the sofa, the dining table, and your sometimes-squabbling family, your new home feels less roomy than it did on the walk through—and privacy feels very hard to come by. That’s where a privacy divider wall can come in handy. Privacy walls give you the benefits of separating and walling Continue Reading
Skim Coat on Textured Walls - Miranda Anderson for How to Smooth Textured Walls with a Skim Coat
Before moving to Texas and building a house, I didn’t realize the wide variety of texture finishes that are possible on drywall. Where I grew up in Utah, walls were always smooth, and the heavy texture that seems to be the norm in Texas and many other southern states feels unfinished to me. So, I’ve decided to tackle the texture Continue Reading
Andres Ask an Expert: Optimum Roofing Solutions
Andres Asencio comes from a long line of roofers and homebuilding trade professionals. He’s been around roofing his entire life, and he’s now the founder, owner, and subcontractor/contractor of the family business Optimum Roofing Solutions, a residential and commercial roofing company in Houston, Texas. Because he’s such an expert in his field, we went to him first with our roofing questions, Continue Reading
Laundry room 7 Things to Consider Before a Laundry Room Renovation
“I love doing laundry!” said no one ever. And I was especially not a fan of doing my family’s laundry in our cold garage with the washer and dryer seven feet apart from each other. After two years in our home, it was time to give our laundry room a much-needed makeover—and by room, I mean nook in our garage. Continue Reading
Kitchen Cabinet Dark 10 Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel
Did you know that remodeling your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home? It’s the most lived-in room of the home, so it’s important to keep it up to date, for your own satisfaction as well as for any potential buyers. The downside, however, is that kitchen remodeling can also be incredibly expensive. So Continue Reading
home-window-tint-that-works-at-night Ask an Expert: Why Window Film is a Low-Cost Way to Reduce Energy Costs
These days, emissions reduction is on everyone’s agenda. Homeowners in particular are searching for new, cost-effective solutions to their energy problems—and they’re recognizing that AC efficiency is part of that equation. Accordingly, window technology is on the rise—there are newly available options that reduce heat gain and ultimately keep cooling costs reasonable. Since the early 90s, the window film industry has Continue Reading

Remodeling Rooms in Your Home

Equal parts exciting and intimidating, remodeling is also rewarding. After months or even years of planning and construction, your newly remodeled home will boast countless amenities and aesthetic qualities you always dreamed of. Whether you’re starting small for now with a basic bathroom remodel, or you’re going big and remodeling your entire home, find everything you need here to get inspired and get the ball rolling on your project with our home remodeling ideas.

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