Five Home Renovation Projects Perfect for Summer

While summer is the unofficial time for vacations and BBQ’s, it is also a popular time for home remodeling projects. The warmer drier weather makes it ideal to make changes to your home both inside and out. With that in mind, here are five home renovation ideas that are fit for summer.

Refresh or Remodel Your Bathroom

Your bathroom can be a refuge from a stressful day at work, and you’ll find it easier to relax when the bathroom works for you both functionally and aesthetically.

Consider who is going to use the bathroom the most before you start your remodel. For example, if your children mostly use it, you’ll likely want to keep the bathtub instead of switching to a shower. If this is a bathroom used more by guests, you may consider making this room as luxurious as what they’d find when staying in a hotel. If you have an older bathroom, upgrade the shower head and faucets with water-efficient plumbing fixtures to conserve water while improving the look.

Other popular upgrades include heated flooring, a new vanity or sink and extra storage in the form of shelves or additional cabinets. Room for extra towels and other amenities is an especially good idea when remodeling a bathroom with guests in mind. Changing out the tile and painting the walls is a great way to breathe new life into a tired and dated bathroom.

It’s always a good idea to consult with a professional to develop a design plan to help you tie the whole look together.

Give a Room New Purpose

Vigo West Lafayette Craft Room Remodel

Perhaps there is a room in your home that you barely use. It could be repurposed into a much-needed home office or a guest room. If a child has moved out of the house, now could be the perfect time to build yourself a media room outfitted with the latest technology, or an inspirational arts and crafts space.

Do you have an unused room in the basement? Transform it into a fun rumpus room for your kids and their friends to play in. Some homeowners are content to turn an old bedroom into a woman cave or man cave when there is no real need for a home office. Depending on your interests, you might want to turn an unused room into a home recording studio for budding musicians or even a meditation room or home gym.

Install a Sunroom or a Screened Porch

Wouldn’t you like to take advantage of the beautiful weather this summer by spending some time in a space that’s a mixture of outdoors and indoors? You can make this happen by installing a screened porch or adding a sunroom to your home this summer. Make sure to work with a design professional to determine the visual details as well as the construction approach, which could involve glass walls or a traditional framing method.

If you just want to upgrade your patio, enclosing it gives you an ideal place to sit and soak in the view, from bird watching to socializing, all year long.

Change Your Home’s Siding

The siding that shields your house from harsh elements must be inspected regularly for any needed maintenance or repairs. Older siding that has fallen into disrepair should be replaced as soon as possible, and summertime is ideal to do this work before inclement weather returns.

Fix or Replace Your Roof

The lack of rainfall and pleasant temperatures makes summer the best time of year for most roof projects. If it has been many years since your roof was installed or last repaired, now might be the time to hire a professional to fix it. But if you already know you have a leak or you know there has been some storm damage, set aside some time this summer for repairs. For older roofs or those with significant damage, the time to replace it is now.

A benefit of completely replacing a roof instead of just making repairs is that you can also change the entire look of your home by incorporating other exterior improvements. Be sure, however, to consult a design professional to ensure any improvements are made to look like they were originally part of your home. Updating your home’s curb appeal may be just what you need to fall in love with your home all over again.

For assistance in carrying out an upcoming home renovation project this summer or at any time of the year, please call us to schedule a no-pressure in-home consultation. Or, sign up for our monthly eNewsletter to stay up-to-date on remodeling tips, design ideas, and the latest in remodeling trends in Tippecanoe county.

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Local Designer at Riverside Construction Earns Industry Certification Recognized for Expertise in Kitchen & Bath Design

Kelly Grish, DesignerWest Lafayette, IN (May 2019)—Kelly Grish of Riverside Construction announced today that she has earned certification as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), the world’s leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry.

The hallmark for kitchen and bath professionals, NKBA certification is based on continuing professional development, comprehensive exams, and industry experience. Its purpose is to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

The Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification recognizes extraordinary experience and achievement in kitchen and bath design, with specialized qualifications in product selection, space planning, materials, and finishes.

“Having a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Purdue University gave Kelly a broad knowledge of residential and commercial design,” said Andy Haste, owner of Riverside Construction. “The AKBD certification indoctrinates her into an internationally recognized group of proficiency experts, providing our clients extra assurance and confidence in our space planning and design capabilities.”

Proven to be an exemplary designer and professional in general, Kelly demonstrates the utmost dedication to the kitchen and bath industry. With all requirements met for trying out the next level of certification (five years of experience and sixty hours of NKBA education units), Kelly plans to keep climbing the ladder, applying for a Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD) certification next. The CKBD certification would further validate Kelly’s specialization in the design, planning, and execution of residential kitchens and bathrooms.

About Riverside Construction

Serving West Lafayette since 2008, Riverside Construction is an award-winning residential design/build firm that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodels, basement renovations and room additions. Riverside Construction provides personalized, home design and remodeling services that promise an enjoyable, smooth remodeling experience, delivered on time and on budget.

For more information, visit https://www.riversideconstruction.com/

About NKBA

The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that serves and represents the firms and individuals involved in all aspects of the residential kitchen and bath industry. Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, it has evolved into the premier association of designers, retailers, remodelers, manufacturers, distributors, fabricators, installers and other industry professionals.  As the only trade association dedicated exclusively to this industry, the NKBA is the leading source of information and education for consumers and professionals alike. For more information, visit https://nkba.org/.

Riverside Construction Makes General Contractors Magazine List of the Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in Indiana

 

GC Magazine is a web-based magazine dedicated to celebrating the best general contractors in America. Comprised of construction experts, researchers, and writers they highlight the best general contractors by city all throughout the United States. They produce annual ranked lists using criteria such as a history of quality service and the ability to work within the specified budget and timeframe. All the firms listed have been evaluated based on their business affiliations, portfolio, years of experience, track record, and customer service.

In 2019, Riverside Construction has made their list as #2 of the #15 top kitchen remodelers in Indiana.

View the full list here.