Bathroom Renovation Tips

The bathroom, one of the most important rooms in the house, so important that homeowners will typically pay more attention to bathroom renovation projects for less money than on a kitchen project. To make the most of your investment, here are some helpful renovation tips you can make to your bathroom without breaking the bank.

Flooring.

Larger-size tiles make bathrooms feel less cramped. It’s also a great way to spruce up the bathroom appearance with the right color and style.

Color.

To make a small bathroom appear more prominent, make sure you use a bright color such as white-cream to enhance the size of the bathroom visually.

Lighting.

Add lighting across the room will give the bathroom a modern feel, it’s funny to think that the most light we see in the bathroom is where people visually inspect their hair and faces and the remainder of the room is usually dark.

Mirrors.

Homeowners tend to add a large mirror to the room not only to check their face and fixing their hair. But to expand the room visually and add more light to the room.

Wall protection and beautification.

Not many bathrooms have a beadboard, but it can really add an antique look to the room and is easy to install. Beadboard offers another great function, and that is protecting your lower section of the wall from splashes of water that occur from the tub or shower. A helpful tip is adding an oil-based paint to ensure the beadboard harmless from moisture.

Make changes above can make a huge impact not only on the bathroom but starting and ending your day just right. If you are looking for more information about our bathroom services in Stoughton, MA. Please give us a call at

Signs you need to replace your home siding 

 While replacing your siding can be costly and time intensive, it’s a great investment into the future of your home that can improve not only the exterior look and feel, but can improve the interior of your home as well. If you’re procrastinating getting your siding replaced, the following issues might be a tell-tale sign that you need to bite the bullet and replace your siding.

Rotted or warped panels

If you notice that the panels on your vinyl siding are soft to the touch or warping out from the exterior wall, it’s a sign that the siding is rotted and damaged, and it’s time to replace your siding.

Higher than normal heating or cooling bills

While siding isn’t always to blame of higher heating or cooling bills, it can certainly be an indicator that your siding needs to be replaced. If your roof and insulation is in good condition, then it might be your siding.

Cracked siding

If you notice a few cracked panels after a bad storm, there’s no reason to completely replace your siding. However, if the issue is more wide spread, you should get a professional contractor to come and preform an examination. When there are cracks, the paint acts as a protective coating from moisture. However, once that coating has been broken down, moisture potentially has gotten into the siding and damaged the interior structure of the home.

Interior paint or wallpaper is cracking

Are you noticing that your wallpaper or paint is cracking on the interior of your home? If this is occurring, it means that moisture is seeping in through the panels and ruining your interior drywall. This is a definite sign that your siding needs to be replaced.

Mold

If you notice black mold or fungus growing around the siding, it’s an indicator of a larger moisture problem that should be examined immediately. Mold is not only harmful to the exterior of your home, but it’s also harmful to breathe in and touch. Contact a professional who is trained in handling mold, mildew and fungus to address the issue.

If you notice any of these signs of breakdown during an inspection of your siding, contact a local contractor who can diagnose these issues. For more information about services, get in touch and call Quality Interior Finishing today at (781) 344-2433

 

Kitchen Trends for 2018

If you’re planning on a remodeling project for 2018, a new kitchen is a great way to increase value to your home. While some people plan to remodel and sell their home, others may just look to upgrade their kitchen. So what’s trending and what should we look into? Here are some of the list we believe you should think about incorporating.

1. Open Shelving.
One of the most popular demands we think that tops the list for 2018. If you’re not looking to spend money on cabinets, an open shelving is a great idea to create more space for the room.

2. Kitchen Islands & Seating.
Islands and seating are excellent centerpieces for gathering your close ones to the kitchen and a convenient way to utilize your kitchen.

3. Copper Finishes.
If you are looking to add style to your kitchen copper is the way forward. From faucets to kitchen cabinet hardware, copper can bring a sleek look to your kitchen without breaking the bank.

4. Smart Technology.
Homeowners are now opting for tech-ready kitchens as smart gadgets and other devices can be added to for convenience to the homeowner.

5. Wood Countertops
For keen chefs, this would be the perfect feature added to the kitchen for 2018. It’s eco-friendly, and it creates a rustic look that would pair up nicely with darker colors.

Picking The Right Tile

If you thought to pick a color to match your room was all there is to tile flooring, think again. There are many things to consider when choosing the right tile for your room. At Quality Interior Finishing, we’ve come up with some helpful tips to get you started.
1. The bigger the tile, the better. Not many people think of this, but having bigger tiles can often make a smaller room appear bigger. Small tiles will cause more maintenance work due to more grout lines.
2. Tile Design. Homeowners often overlook grout but choosing the right grout color can create a different mood to the room for an example, grout color that is as close to the tile as possible can make your tile flooring appear seamless. If you want your tile work to be accentuated, you will need to use a contrasting grout color that will make your tiles pop out.
3. Color. Choosing the color can essentially bring a different set of moods o the room:

Lighter Colors tend to make the atmosphere of the room appear larger
Darker Colors can add warmth
Neutral Colors allow you to change the look and feel of a room with additional accessories
Vibrant Colors add character and are often seen as cheerful

For more information about our tile design and installation services, please feel free to contact our team at Quality Interior Finishing for a free consultation at (781) 344-2433

Benefits of having Window Blinds and Window Shutters

Window coverings are a great addition to beautify your home windows. They’re affordable and come in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns which can create a nice ambiance mood to the room that you’re looking for. Window coverings can improve your home’s privacy, help manage sunlight, and boost its energy efficiency. At Quality Interior Finishing, we explain how installing blinds and shutters can benefit you:

Window Shutters.

Window shutters offer many benefits over the traditional window furnishing option. Due to their bespoke finish, shutters can be made to fit almost any window or special shape. Many window shutters also come with a latch or lock to keep them secure. This provides an extra measure of security for your windows. Shutters are popular to homeowner’s due to the control of the amount of air and sunlight coming into your room, keeping you cool in the Summer and warm in Winter.

Window Blinds

Just like shutters, Window Blinds share many benefits but they differ in terms of design and material. Unlike other window treatments, Blinds are long lasting and do not tear away like the curtains do after a few months. They are simple to clean and don’t require much maintenance. The Faux wood blinds are both good and affordable options to complement best your traditional wooden interiors. Other blind materials are aluminum, plastic, bamboo, normal wood and many others.

If you’re looking to upgrade your home interior, consider hiring Quality Interior Finishing to help and design that perfect room attire that you’ve been looking for!

 

How to prepare for a remodel

If you are looking to remodel your Kitchen or bathroom, you may want to consider planning before calling your local contractor. A typical project takes around 4-8 weeks for completion so, if you have plans in between, you may want to hold it out for a while. Here are other things homeowners should do and consider beforehand to make the remodeling process easier to manage.

Scheduling your remodeling project.

Timing is critical when planning your renovation project. If you have kids, you may want to start the project in Fall when they go back to school.

Kitchen Remodels.

When we work in the kitchen, our team moves the refrigerator, coffeepot, microwave into a smaller area so that it is still functional for homeowner’s everyday use. We recommend preparing prepped meal or microwave food from time to time as ordering takeout can be pricey.

Think about Pets

Keeping your pets safe is a priority when working on remodeling. With doors always opening and closing, it’s easy for pets to escape and tools in the house can be a hazard for curious pets. Plan and think about doggie daycare, a crate, or a friend who can take of them for a while.

Protect your furniture and clear a path.

Before our team gets started, we sheet off areas and do our best to minimize and contain dirt and dust during construction. Another way to speed up the process, customers can start removing pictures from walls and cover furniture’s that lead to rooms that need to be remodeled.

Investing in a kitchen, bathroom, or flooring project takes time. Consider hiring Quality Interior Finishing to take the stress away and build that dream project you have been waiting for. For more information about Kitchen, Bathroom remodeling or flooring services in Stoughton MA, please feel free to get in touch and contact us at (781) 344-2433

Design tips before remodeling your bathroom

There is so much to consider when remodeling your kitchen. Unless you have a working knowledge of what to expect and what to consider, this can take a while when planning everything out. Fortunately, we have come up with a cheat sheet for you to consider.

  1. Bathroom remodels costs. Before you even start your research and dialing your local contractor, it’s important for you to know how much you can afford, as high-quality materials and the size of the bathroom can quickly add up.
  2. First Impression. Ask any bathroom designers and they will tell you the same thing. The first impression is very important when you enter a bathroom, and the first thing you do not want to see is a toilet because it’s not exactly aesthetically pleasing thing to look at. What should you make the focal point? Anything other than a toilet.
  3. By adding ambient and decorative lighting to the bathroom can make the best features stand out.
  4. Corner Sink. A great way not many homeowners think about when creating more space is a corner sink. A corner sink will free up space that you need to make the bathroom appear bigger.
  5. Or covert your tub into a shower. Ask yourself, when was the last time you had a bath? A bathtub takes up most of the space. Converting would be cost-effective because it makes use with space already there and there’s no need to reroute the plumbing.s
  6. Be selective with high-end materials. The bathroom is usually smaller spaces, so spending on a few higher-end materials and finishes can really make an impact to your bathroom.

Our team at Quality Interior Finishing understands how important bathroom investment really is. We want to make sure that we can design and build that perfect bathroom you have always wanted. For more information about home interior services in Stoughton MA, get in touch and contact us at  (781) 344-2433

How to Avoid Common Kitchen Mistakes

No matter who is designing the kitchen, it all falls down to the same concern for contractors. Not understanding the kitchen design basics can cause trouble when remodeling your kitchen. Quality Interior Finishing has come up with these common mistakes homeowners make when remodeling your own kitchen.

Ignoring the kitchen triangle. “The work triangle – sink, refrigerator, and stove”. Convenience is key to having an efficient kitchen. You should be aiming to keep all work stations near the cook not walking all the way around the island to grab something out of the refrigerator. The triangle should be respected and carefully designed.

Forgetting about function. People get too eager to finish up their project that they forget to test out other functions first. A common mistake we often see is homeowners buying a refrigerator that opens the wrong side and clashes with their cabinets.

Not keeping up with the times. Upgrading your kitchen is a big investment, you want to make sure that the room looks clean and modernized. If you have anything that is 10 years or older that is clashing with your kitchen, it’s time to remove it. Nobody wants to see a beautiful kitchen ruined by a half working stove. It just takes away all the effort been put into the kitchen.

Not being prepared with the unexpected cost. We get it. You’re already investing big in the kitchen, you want everything to be right so you will be all set for the future. We recommend overestimating everything that you plan to buy, that way, if you are below the budget, you will have the money to spend on small appliances that may need an upgrade.

Remodeling a kitchen can be stressful. An advice we always like to share with our clients is to make a list of wants and must have. This way you can break down what you really need that is within your budget. For more information about our services please feel free to get in touch and contact us at (781) 344-2433.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional to Remodel your Kitchen

So you’ve made the decision on how you would like your kitchen to look and now you are having thoughts on whether you should do it yourself, hire a professional, or ask that someone you know “who’s worked on kitchens before”.  Kitchen installation requires a lot of experience and commitment. We explain why it is important for homeowners to understand the difference of hiring a professional to remodel your kitchen than doing it yourself. Remodeling a kitchen needs a lot of time and experience to get what you are looking for.

Increase the Value of the Home. Hiring a professional designer can help you avoid any costly mistakes. If you plan on selling your home in the future, DIY jobs can cause uncertainties on whether the job was done correctly. Having a kitchen done by a professional can boost confidence to your home’s value.

Save Yourself the Time and Stress. When working with a contractor, you’re able to schedule your time and availability that best suits you. Another benefit with an experienced contractor is that they have long-lasting relationships with suppliers or manufacturers a homeowner will never have. Doing it yourself may leave you not being able to complete the job, however, a contractor will have a scheduled time to follow and will get the job done in a timely manner.

Materials. Unless you know which materials to use and where to get the price from. You could be wasting a lot of time doing research. If a specific material is more expensive than you first anticipated, a professional contractor will be able to produce a variety of options for you to choose from.

A professional contractor will reduce a lot of time and stress if you do it yourself. Consider hiring Quality Interior Finishing. We have been in the industry for over 30 years, we are the leading contractor in the south shore of Boston, Ma. For more information please feel free to reach out to us at (781) 344-2433 or fill in our form today.