01
Jul

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Granite is still very highly sought after even though the price has dropped drastically.

When you’re contemplating a kitchen remodeling plan in Madison WI, you have a lot to ponder. Since there are so many different materials that can be used for counters (like recycled materials and concrete) picking the right countertop is a big decision in itself. Now, granite countertops, once the ultimate in custom kitchen design, are becoming standard installations in kitchen remodeling projects of all sizes and within most budgets. It really is standard to use granite in homes now.

Granite is used in all aspects of kitchen design. It’s not a coincidence that granite isn’t as much of a splurge as it used to be.

While granite was once thought of as a high end and expensive material, it began to cost less in about 2005. Since some new design concepts have popped on the scene, granite has become much more affordable, even for those with a more moderate budget.

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Kitchen Remodeling – Upscale Your Home

Granite is still one of the most high end design decisions you can make even though many people are able to afford it. Granite in the kitchen can make a home, old or new, look high end, and it can make it stand out from all of the other homes. Since everyone wants a piece of that nice shiny granite in their homes, designers have begun to find new color combos to give customers more options.

Kitchen Remodeling – As Green As They Get

The original “green” counter top is granite. Granite, unlike many other options is alread found in nature, and therefore, does not need to use any energy during manufacturing. Materials like quarts use substances that can harm the environment. Plastic and glue is used to create corian and laminate, which cann hurt the environment.

The way you live your life can be greatly impacted by the material you choose to use in your remodel. There are also other options should you decide to use not-so-green materials in the rest of your kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Remodeling – Recycle The Old

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You can get granite in just about any color you want.

If your kitchen design plan calls for replacing existing granite countertops with an upgrade or color change – perhaps you’re expanding the space – the existing countertops can be recycled. Granite is one of the amazing materials that allows for reuse in interior and exterior spaces. You could use your existing granite to make tables or benches for your backyard. If you can’t find a good option for your used granite in your home, you can get rid of it without fear or damaging the ecosystem. A better option may even be to resell it and let someone else use it in their remodel.

If you are located in South Central WI, we are more than happy to help you at Some Exteriors and Remodeling.

24
Jun

Kitchen Remodel

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Granite prices have decreased but the richness of the stone is as beautiful as ever and should be considered in your kitchen remodel.

When you’re contemplating a kitchen remodeling plan in Madison WI, you have a lot to ponder. For one, there are dozens of new countertop materials – from concrete to recycled glass. These days, it is normal for people to use granite for their kitchen counters. It really is standard to use granite in homes now.

Today, for kitchen design, homeowners are using granite in kitchen remodeling for counter tops, back splashes and accents throughout the kitchen remodel. And, the fact that granite is more affordable than ever is no coincidence.

In recent years, granite, which was once pricey and only for the wealthy, is no more afforadable than many other counter materials. With granite prices trending steadily downward, and other unique materials coming into the new home and kitchen remodeling markets, you find granite installed in moderately priced homes and for upgraded kitchen remodels more often than ever before.

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Kitchen Remodeling – Upscale Your Home

Even though it is becoming more commonplace, the look and feel of granite is often still unequaled by any other material. Granite in the kitchen can make a home, old or new, look high end, and it can make it stand out from all of the other homes. The granite industry has been busy trying to keep up with the growing wants of the customers by coming up with new looks for granite.

Kitchen Remodeling – As Green As They Get

If you are always thinking about your environmental footprint, granite is a great option for you. Granite is a material that can be recycled even after it has been harvested from nature with little to no impact on our environment. Quartz is a great example of a material that is not eco friendly, being held together by potentially harmful substances. Corian and laminates are manufactured with various types of processed materials and plastics using petrochemicals and glues that can also release VOC.

Consider how using an Earth friendly material will impact your lifestyle. There are also other options should you decide to use not-so-green materials in the rest of your kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Remodeling – Recycle The Old

Sims Exteriors and Remodeling

You can get granite in just about any color you want.

If you’ve already got granite, but you need to change it out, you can even recycle what you’ve already got. Granite is one of the amazing materials that allows for reuse in interior and exterior spaces. Expanding the use of your outdoor living space with new granite tabletops, benches or other ornamental uses are quick examples of how granite’s life can be extended. And, if you decide to dispose of your granite, there are no issues because it is completely natural with no chemicals to leach out and contaminate ground water. A better option may even be to resell it and let someone else use it in their remodel.

If your Wisconsin home is in need of a kitchen remodel, and you are in the Deforest, Sun Prairie, Madison, or any other areas nearby, let Sims help you out.

22
Jun

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Granite is still very highly sought after even though the price has dropped drastically.

There is a lot to think about when you begin a remodel. With options like tough concrete and recycled glass, picking a counter material is one of the biggest decisions in a remodel. These days, it is normal for people to use granite for their kitchen counters. Granite really is the new norm in kitchens.

Today, for kitchen design, homeowners are using granite in kitchen remodeling for counter tops, back splashes and accents throughout the kitchen remodel. And, the fact that granite is more affordable than ever is no coincidence.

In recent years, granite, which was once pricey and only for the wealthy, is no more afforadable than many other counter materials. Since some new design concepts have popped on the scene, granite has become much more affordable, even for those with a more moderate budget.

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Kitchen Remodeling – Upscale Your Home

Even though it is becoming more commonplace, the look and feel of granite is often still unequaled by any other material. Granite in the kitchen can make a home, old or new, look high end, and it can make it stand out from all of the other homes. Since the demand for granite has grown so quickly, many color and design options have recently become availble.

Kitchen Remodeling – As Green As They Get

If you are always thinking about your environmental footprint, granite is a great option for you. Granite, unlike many other options is alread found in nature, and therefore, does not need to use any energy during manufacturing. Quartz is a great example of a material that is not eco friendly, being held together by potentially harmful substances. Corian and laminates are manufactured with various types of processed materials and plastics using petrochemicals and glues that can also release VOC.

Consider how using an Earth friendly material will impact your lifestyle. There are also other options should you decide to use not-so-green materials in the rest of your kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Remodeling – Recycle The Old

Kitchen Remodeling

There are so many different color options if you choose to use granite.

If you decide to get a different color or type of granite than you’ve already got, you can just recycle what you have at the moment. Granite can be reused outside or inside. Expanding the use of your outdoor living space with new granite tabletops, benches or other ornamental uses are quick examples of how granite’s life can be extended. If you don’t have any use for it, disposing of it will not hurt the environment. People buy used granite in Madison all the time to finish up their own remodels.

We, at Sims Remodeling offe our services in Deforest, Middleston, Verona, McFarlans, and all other surrounding areas.

13
Jun

Making small adjustments to your kitchen can drastically impact the look of your entire home.

The options available to you include complete kitchen renovations including new cabinets, floors and windows and more. If, however, you are trying to keep costs down, something as simple as changing the countertops or switching out the sink can really do the trick.

Our changing economy has really impacted the way people look at renovations. When the economic downswing came, high impact changes were limited to affordable granite countertops and backsplashes. When people decide to start a renovation now, they tend to include bigger projects such as adding islands and cabinets. We can use granite for any counter job, big or small, here in Madison WI. There are numerous color options when you choose to use granite in your renovation. And granite countertops are more affordable than ever.

Kitchen Renovations

Class up your kitchen with natural stone or granite.

Renovations will pop when you use granite. With many deciding to stay in their homes longer, it’s no stretch to say you can enjoy that new granite for a while. In fact, many homeowners we talk to are staying in their homes and making long term changes adding universal design.

By renovating their existing home, homeowners are taking advantage of their great neighbors and the convenient locations. The best kitchen design team is at Creative Kitchen Renovations.

Kitchen Renovations With Little Hassle

We typically work with a moderate budget when completing our kitchen renovations. Replacing certain items such as the ones below is typically a top priority for most families.

Replacements countertops like granite

Cabinetry refacing

Granite and tile back splashes for unique looks and durability

Our pros can update your kitchen, and give you a style that will last forever. Big or small, we will give you the design that you’ve been dreaming of.

Special Kitchen Renovations are what we do.

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Beyond the practical side of granite or natural stone additions, our remodeling pros can start with one of a kind kitchen renovations, but can create a distinctive flair in any room in your home. We are happy to help you if you are located in Madison WI, McFarland, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie, and many more.

Contact Sims Exteriors and Remodeling at 608-825-4500 or email us for kitchen design and kitchen renovations in Madison WI.

19
May

Kitchen renovations can make your existing home the dream home you have always imagined.

The options available to you include complete kitchen renovations including new cabinets, floors and windows and more. Of course, if you’re looking for a change on a tighter budget, you can always change up the hardware for a new look.

Our changing economy has really impacted the way people look at renovations. Granite countertops and backsplashes became the most budget friendly option when it came to renovations. With the economy recovering, modest updates have begun including more complete kitchen renovations in Madison WI that go beyond granite countertops including islands, altered or expanded cabinet footprints and wall changes. Whatever your choice may be, kitchen renovations of all sizes in Madison WI can use new granite countertops. There are numerous color options when you choose to use granite in your renovation. And granite countertops are more affordable than ever.

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By using one of many varieties of natural stone, you can add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.

Your kitchen will sparkle with new granite elements. And, because people are living in their homes longer, you can enjoy granite’s beauty for a long time in Madison WI. Homeowners are making bigger changes in addition to the kitchen remodels, to add to the appeal of a new kitchen.

In addition, good neighbors and location are increasingly important reasons for people to spoil themselves in their own homes. The best kitchen design team is at Creative Kitchen Renovations.

You don’t even have to lift a finger in these renovations.

We typically work with a moderate budget when completing our kitchen renovations. Replacing certain items such as the ones below is typically a top priority for most families.

Granite countertops, Tile backsplashes for a new look, and new cabinet doors.

Our experienced kitchen design professionals can help give you the feel of a new home you’ll be thrilled to live in the next twenty years. It can be as easy as pie to give you a whole new look.

If you’re look for a unique kitchen reno, we are the ones to call.

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Beyond the practical side of granite or natural stone additions, our remodeling pros can start with one of a kind kitchen renovations, but can create a distinctive flair in any room in your home. Sims Exteriors and Remodeling are kitchen renovations specialists serving Madison WI, Middleton, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Fitchburg, Verona, Oregon and all of Dane County.

To get ahold of us, call Sims Exteriors and Remodeling at 608-825-4500 or email us.

11
May

Westring Construction

Before meeting with the one in charge of your project, come up with the final picture.

A contractor can normally determine how well the entire project will go based on how much the customer has planned out.

Traits Of A Good Remodeling Customer

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If you don’t want to spend more money than you have already set aside, make sure to answer any questions that there are before beggining a remodeling project.

Whether we are discussing a small remodel or a large home addition, there are some traits good customers share:

They don’t rule out a contracting company because they are the most expensive. The customer understands the importance of paying a good fee so that the contractor in charge of their remodel is professional, experienced, and will do the best job possible.

Repect – It’s important to trust that the contractor you hired will know what they need to do. It is essential that the budget and the goals for the project be crystal clear. Honesty will get your very far when you begin a renovation. Your contractor will work as hard as they can to stay in budget during the project.

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If you are able to keep your eye on the prize, it will help your contractor tremendously.

Being open minded can help every project. Some things are not physically possible to do and materials cost what they cost. Your ability to manage your own expectations will help your remodel go smoothly.

Helpful and successful customers learn about what to expect during a reno project.Contractos like to have help from customers if they are able to help keep things running smoothly.

Your contractor will often present you with different options. When this happens, be efficiencent in order to stay on schedule, and on budget. Not everything in the renovation will go according to schedule. That’s just the nature of the beast. Be easy going with the project to make it a good experience.

Ask questions about anything that you’re unsure of.

Your contractor will act as your teammate throughout the entire remodel project. Some projects can last several months, so simply liking each other can be a huge positive during the project. Trust and respect are ingredients from which every project benefits.

We are the expert contractors at Westring Construction.

27
Apr

Deck Building

It’s a great time to begin planning out a new deck. Instead of entertaining inside, why not build an outdoor living space in Madison?

When considering building a new deck, or refinishing your old one, you should always come up with a plan.It’s necessary to use certain techniques to build a good deck. Because Sims Exteriors and Remodeling is a full service remodeling company it has the expertise to update, expand or create a deck project from scratch.

Deck Building

To get the best out of your deck, here are some design ideas for you to take a look at.

These could all be interesting aspects to add to your deck.

Decorative railings

A gazebo or a screened area

Planters

Benches or a special seating area

A built-in grilling area

A spa or hot tub

Privacy screens

Special landscaping

Multiple levels for multiple uses

Deck Building Is A Big Project

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Even a modest deck building design can provide a new look and an enhanced enjoyment of your home.

Once you decide on your deck design, the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) says it will be part of an estimated 2.5 million decks to be built in the United States each year. This association states that several DIY projects often leave the homeowners unhappy. When building a deck on your own, you may anticipate things like the following:

Not obtaining the appropriate local building permits.

Improper flashing – allowing water to penetrate between the deck and the house, resulting in damage to the structure.

Using the wrong fasteners connecting the deck to the house – wrong materials, wrong size.

Poor footings – undersized footings lead to sagging decks or even collapsed decks.

The wrong materials – weather-resistant materials are essential in a deck building plan and deck designs should include tested materials for every piece, including fasteners.

Poor railing size or spacing – railings are mandated by Madison WI building codes and these codes spell out the appropriate sizes and dimensions.

Dangerous stairways – stairs with open risers, weak hand rails and narrow designs are hazardous and invite accidents.

Unsealed wood – unsealed wood will age and deteriorate faster than sealed wood of the same type, so applying an appropriate seal prolongs the useful life of a deck.

The best way to get the perfect deck, and add to your existing living space is to come up with great plans. For a most enjoyable deck, make sure to really think about the several different options.

Whether you want a brand new deck or just to update what you have, now is the time to get the designs flowing. Call us at 608-825-4500 or email us for a complete deck building experience in Madison WI today.

18
Mar

Deck Building

Now is the time to put your deck building plans, deck ideas, and deck designs into action. When you entertain outdoors, prepare you Wisconsin guests to be wowed.

When considering building a new deck, or refinishing your old one, you should always come up with a plan.Deck building isn’t as easy as it may look. It requires proven building techniques, the right tools and the skill to use them. We have the skills needed, at Sims Exteriors, to give you eactly what you want.

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We have composed an array of different features you can add to your deck to make it the most enjoyable for you.

Consider the following in your project –

You could have a multi-level deck, a garden area, wrought iron or distressed wood rails, a deignated seating area with comfortable and stylish cusions, and so much more.

Deck Building Is A Big Project

Deck Ideas

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Even if you go for a simple design, you can really change the feel of your house.

You can be included in the 2.5 million decks that tge NADRA says will be constructed each year. Normal do it youself decks don’t ususally give the same results as the professiomal projects, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association When building a deck on your own, you may anticipate things like the following:

The use of unsealed wood

Weak hand-rails in the stairway making it unsafe

Not using weather-proof materials

and other detrimental mistakes

The best way to get the perfect deck, and add to your existing living space is to come up with great plans. When you really think about what you want in a new deck, you can get the most for you money.

Look to build from the ground up or renovate your current deck? It doesn’t matter! Let’s go ahead and get some ideas rolling. We are ready to help! Just call 608-825-4500

02
Mar

By Renovating your kitchen, you can turn your house into the home you’ve always wanted.

When redoing your kitchen, you can change the countertops, floors, windows, and so many other things to make it feel like a new space. Just by swapping out some small details, you can have a brand new look for a fraction of the cost of a full renovation.

The past six years have been a wild ride economically. In order to cut costs, people began using granite. With the economy recovering, modest updates have begun including more complete kitchen renovations in Madison WI that go beyond granite countertops including islands, altered or expanded cabinet footprints and wall changes. We can use granite for any counter job, big or small, here in Madison WI. Granite is a very sophisticated addition to any kitchen that is offered in several different colors. Granite is now at a very reasonable price.

Kitchen Renovations

By using one of many varieties of natural stone, you can add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.

Granite is a stunning addition to any kitchen revamp. In Madison WI, people are choosing to remain in their homes longer, which means you will have more time to enjoy your new renovations. Although a new kitchen is nice, many are adding other reno projects to their list to make the homes even more appealing.

By renovating their existing home, homeowners are taking advantage of their great neighbors and the convenient locations. When using Creative Kitchen Renovations, you are sure to get the best bang for your buck.

You can relax as we renovate your kitchen.

One thing that is usually on our clients’ minds is a budget friendly renovation. The kitchen is a very popular room in most homes. That’s why most of our renovation jobs include these items.

Replacements countertops like granite

Cabinetry refacing

Granite and tile back splashes for unique looks and durability

You will never want to move again once our experts use their skills to give you a brand new kitchen. And it can be done with a modest or mammoth kitchen renovation.

We specialize in unique kitchen renovations.

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Beyond the practical side of granite or natural stone additions, our remodeling pros can start with one of a kind kitchen renovations, but can create a distinctive flair in any room in your home. Madison, WI is not the only place we do business. We also renovate in Verona, Oregon, Waunakee, and Dane County.

Contact Sims Exteriors and Remodeling at 608-825-4500 or email us for kitchen design and kitchen renovations in Madison WI.

08
Feb

Basement Remodeling

A very common remodel is turning a basement into an office.

Basements give families an opportunity to enlarge their total amount of living space. Homes with an extra living space are often worth more.

Steps To A Basement Remodel

Really focus on what you intend on doing to your basement. Remodels look different for everyone.

Basement Remodeling Is A Transformation

First, you must find any underlying issues. Is there evidence of a water problem? Is it a recurring condition? If you answered yes, have someone who specializes in these problems come take a look.

The Initial Steps of Your Basement Remodel

Basement Remodeling

Every Madison WI home has unique characteristics that can influence the final basement remodeling plan. Here are a few to consider:

Older homes tend to have a less sturdy foundation. If there are water issues, tiling and other preparation may be required and should be completed before any work begins in the basement. Many older homes have low ceilings that don’t allow for modern ceiling treatments or some types of lighting. A remodel can be complicated by lower duct work because of low ceilings. Consider what walls, if any, can be changed, moved or removed to contribute to the new look

You will likely come up with several more details to be reviewed. You should write down any specific request you have and give them to your contractor.

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This is Where Your Remodel Gets Exciting

Now you get to decide the style of your remodel. All of your choices will determine your final price and the look of your basement. You should keep all of the above points in mind. Below are all things to keep in mind:

Ceiling – do you want a dropped, drywall or open one? Does the existing construction restrict what you can do?

What floor type would you like? Have you researched the new types?

What considerations do you have to have regarding your walls?

What kind of lights do you want?Have you explored the lighting options?

Is it necessary to add or move electrical outlets?

These are the last details that should be considered.

If a bedroom is being put in the basement, there must be an egress window that meets all legal criteria.

Insulation that blocks out loud noise.

Fireplace, wet bar or small kitchen, home theater

Something as small as an egress window can change the functionality of a basement. Bedrooms, family living areas, and bathrooms can be in the basement with an egress window which increases the functional space of a home.

Use a Professional for your Remodel

Madison WI

Increasing usable space in your Madison home is as easy as remodeling your basement. We, at Sims Exteriors and Remodeling, can assist you in any way you’d like.

Call (608) 825-4500 or email us and tap into our expertise as you plan for this important decision and move forward on a rewarding basement remodeling project in Madison WI.