Top 3 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

The kitchen has become the hub of the home.  No longer are they places we only use for food preparation. Now they are the area where we socialize both with family and friends.  For these reasons it is important that the kitchen be both beautiful and functional.  Because this space is central to how we live in our homes it is important to avoid making major kitchen remodeling mistakes in the design of your kitchen. Read more

Riverside Construction Honored as Guildmaster

We are excited to announce that Riverside Construction has been awarded a 2014 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service! GuildQuality is  an independent customer satisfaction surveying company.  They have been giving the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.  Riverside Construction was selected as one of the over 200 North American builders, remodelers and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for their superior delivery of customer care.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality has reviewed the survey responses submitted by customers of the Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary areas for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend the candidate and the percentage of customers who responded to the survey. Riverside Construction achieved both a recommendation rate of greater than 95% from their customers and far exceeded the percentage of customers needed to responded to the surveys. 

We would especially like to thank all of our incredible customers for their wonderful, constructive feedback which allowed us to receive this award!  Thank you!  If you would like to see the responses of our customers please click here to be directed to the Riverside Construction QuildQuality page.

Strategically Planning for Aging-in-Place

No one likes to admit it, but we’re all getting older.  Aging in Place once gave us images of institutional-like areas completely lacking in style.  In the last few years that has dramatically changed.  Both designers and homeowners alike are recognizing the value of making your home more comfortable for anyone who has mobility limitations. Read more

Remodel or Move?

I recently ran across the Tour de Lafayette-West Lafayette website.  As I started watching the videos of local homeowners talking lovingly about the unique architectural features of their homes, I was struck by how many of them clearly loved not just their homes but also their neighborhoods.  Sometimes though, staying in your current home becomes uncomfortable because your home is no longer capable of meeting your needs.  What do you do then – remodel or move? Read more

Finding Your Inspiration

No matter which room you would like to remodel you can find many places for inspiration.  One of the places I like to start is by defining your individual style.  You can go to the HGTV Style Finder HERE to help you narrow down your style.  After you find your style you can begin your own inspiration scavenger hunt by searching what you like within your “Style”. Read more

How to Pick the Perfect Paint

Paint samplesA simple coat of paint can make a huge impact on any room. That’s pretty simple isn’t it! Or wait, is it really? Most people I know at one point or another have picked the WRONG color of paint. And while it’s a pain to have to repaint, it doesn’t take as long or cost as much as say replacing the countertop because it’s wrong… But I’ve got some simple things that you can do to help you choose the best color for your room the first time around. Read more

Getting your Home Ready for Winter

Anyone who has lived in the Northern part of the United States for any length of time knows that now is the time to get all those pesky winter preparation tasks completed before the cold and damp of winter sets in.  We’ve created a list of the top 10 things you can do to prepare your home for winter. Read more

So Many Tile Options!

Tile is beautiful and durable.  It can make a striking statement in any room.  But is selecting the right color and size tile enough? Not really! There are a wide variety of tile types available.  Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses and it’s important to pick the right one for your project.   Read more

How to Prepare a Room for Remodeling

You and your home are about to embark on the exciting adventure of remodeling.  You’ve seen your dreams come to life on paper.  You’ve selected everything you want to include in your home remodel.  In weeks (or days) your home will undergo the exciting process of demolition and then rebuilding.  And eventually your space will blossom into the room you’ve always dreamed it could be.  Read more

The Range Hood and your Kitchen Remodel

In the past several years range hoods have gone from being purely practical to a being an interesting way to add to the overall design of your kitchen.  If you are looking at remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to find the correct balance of functional and interesting design in your new range hood.  Read more