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When you think about it, the walls of our homes put up with a lot. They keep us dry and protected all year long, they hold up to the elements, and they do their best to look nice, too. So isn’t it time we did something nice for them? If you really want to reward your walls, how giving them… Read more
220-volt outlets are the most powerful plugs that you’ll find in most residential homes around the United States. These plugs are meant for ovens, dryers and other high-powered appliances that you simply can’t power with a standard 110V outlet. If you plan on renovating your home or adding additional appliances to it over time you may need more 220-volt outlets… Read more
Just like any other part of your house—whether it’s your HVAC unit or roof—the stairs will eventually wear out and need to be replaced or refinished. This is especially true for the basement stairs. Since they’re more commonly exposed to moisture, they have a greater chance of developing rot, mold, and other serious issues that can affect your home’s value and… Read more
Gable Dormers cost $3,000 to $11,500 depending on the size and complexity of it. Shed Dormers range in price from around $5,500 for a 12-footer to $11,500 for a 30-foot dormer. Hip Dormers can cost anywhere from $4,000 up to $15,000 depending on what it’s being used for and the size of the dormer. Types of Dormers & Costs Dormers come… Read more
In the windows replacement field, there are prefabricated windows built for direct replacements, and then there are custom dealers who can design almost any kind of window you’d like. To learn more about the latter, we sat down with a Marvin windows dealer in Austin, Texas, to talk energy efficiency, window trends, and of course, custom remodels. Let Modernize help you find the… Read more
There are many reasons why you might want to create a sound barrier in your home. Your home may reside on a busy street or intersection, or you may notice noise leaking from one room into another. If you are looking for increased privacy, quiet, and comfort inside of your home, there are ways to create a soundproof barrier using… Read more
Replacing windows adds value to your home and can add energy efficient savings to utility bills over time. Replacing a window is also sometimes necessary after a storm or accident causes windows to break or need repair. Overall, the cost of replacing your current windows with new windows is worth the total installation cost. Homeowners usually recoup 70% to 80% of money spent on… Read more
You’ve got your painter’s tape, roller brushes, plenty of tarp, and a gallon or two of your meticulously chosen new concrete paint color—it’s the one, and you can’t wait to see how vibrant it looks overtop of that dull concrete wall or floor. But wait just a minute there, antsy homeowner—you’re forgetting something. If you want to paint a concrete… Read more
Homeowners in need of a roof replacement have multiple roofing materials available to them today with varying lifespans. Aside from their longevity, the different roofing materials each have their own characteristics—both positive and negative—that can have a significant impact on your investment. We explore the advantages and disadvantages of some of the most popular roofing materials preferred by homeowners. Expected… Read more
Balconies are one of the most romantic architectural nuances. They bring to mind secret meetings between star-crossed lovers, beautiful views of nature, and intimate conversations with loved ones over cups of coffee. But on a practical level, they can increase your outdoor living space for less than the cost of ground-floor deck. If you’re considering adding a balcony to your… Read more

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.