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Overcoming the “Too Many Choices” Dilemma

Overcoming the “Too Many Choices” Dilemma

In the remodeling world, we often see an interesting situation: Once people who have lived with the same outdated kitchen or bathroom for years decide they want to remodel, they can’t seem to do it fast enough! Now that they’ve seen their room in a different light, they realize they want new cabinets, new countertops, new fixtures, new floors, new lighting… the list seems to never end. Then, all of a sudden, the project they were so excited to start becomes overwhelming and grinds to a halt. To avoid “project paralysis” when planning to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or...

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Making the Most Out of a Small Kitchen

Making the Most Out of a Small Kitchen

The kitchen is typically considered the ‘heart of a home’. It’s also one of the most used rooms of your home, so it’s important for it to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. If you have an older home or a smaller home, your kitchen might be on the small side. And depending on your space (and your budget), it might not be possible to break down walls or build an extension. If you’re stuck with a small kitchen, what options do you have? How can you make the most of your space? Here are a few ideas – from quick...

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Uncovering Your Basement’s Untapped Potential

Uncovering Your Basement’s Untapped Potential

Are you thinking about finishing your basement? Maybe you’re rocking some serious 70’s style with dark wood paneling and shag carpet, desperately in need of an update. Or maybe your basement never got finished and all that space is going unused, other than to store out of season (and often-forgotten-about stuff)? Perhaps it’s time to brighten up this dark, cold space and turn it to a warm and inviting area the whole family can enjoy! Extending your living space by remodeling your basement is often less costly than a room addition to your home, provides more square footage and...

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Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad Recipe

Stay cool in the kitchen this summer and enjoy fresh fruit salads. After making kitchens beautiful to look at, we love quick tasty foods that refresh. Hope you enjoy this fun salad!

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5 Tips to Save Money on a Remodel

5 Tips to Save Money on a Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or other room of your home is a great way to freshen up your space and make it suit your tastes perfectly. It’s also a great way to spend a bunch of money—unless you follow these tips! 1. Plan, Plan, Plan It’s so exciting to start remodeling! You just can’t wait to rip down those cabinets from the 60’s and that awful linoleum floor, right? But one of the easiest ways to save money when remodeling is to hold your (saw)horses and plan first. What arrangement of cabinets, countertops, and fixtures will work best in...

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Creating Your Forever Home

Creating Your Forever Home

At DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen, we spend each day working with clients, remodeling bathrooms or doing a kitchen remodel. These are great spaces in your home to update and often result in the biggest rewards in making it visually pleasing, as well as functional. Our designers work with you to ensure your home reflects your personal wishes and meets your family’s lifestyle. But there’s even more to consider than bathroom and kitchen remodels! If you’re planning to stay in your house for a while, it might be worth thinking about how your home can age alongside you. As the kids...

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2018

Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2018

Does your bathroom look like something from the sixties? Are you tired of the old pastel tiles and linoleum flooring? Could your bathroom use an update? Even though it is one of the most private rooms in your home, it’s also one of the most highly trafficked. A bathroom needs to be functional – vanity, storage, shower/bath, toilet, etc. – but we also believe it can be beautiful. It can be turned into a vibrant space to help you wake up in the morning or a tranquil zone where you can unwind before heading to bed. Either way, your...

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What to Ask a Prospective Contractor Before Remodeling

What to Ask a Prospective Contractor Before Remodeling

At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Springfield, Illinois, we help people navigate the world of remodeling in a transparent and organized way. This resource on questions to ask a prospective contractor before remodeling outlines the very code of values that each of our team members follow. We believe every contractor should be held to these same guidelines. We, of course, hope that you would give us a call if you are considering a remodeling project, but if you are just starting to research options, feel free to use this as a guide to help you through the selection process. It’s easy...

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