Create An Open Concept In An Older Home

Open Concept | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

A classic bungle renovation opens up the space for an active family.

Two, three or four decades ago the “open concept” for home design was a radical idea. Walls and separate rooms for everything were the accepted style. The Madison WI area has a wealth of homes built in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, making it ideal for older home remodel plans to expand indoor horizons.

Modern design includes opening sightlines and taking down walls. Cape Cod, Craftsman and contemporary styles in local neighborhoods are ideal candidates to in interior makeover.

If your home has too many walls, too many nooks and hallways, consider the most popular alternative: Continue reading

Attractive Guest Bathroom Caters To Friends & Family

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Unique fixtures and wall treatments make this guest bath a bright spot for visitors.

Kitchen and master bathroom renovations are for you, updating your guest bathroom is for friends and family. A bathroom remodel designed to make guests feel welcome also makes your home more attractive to realtors and potential buyers. In a competitive real estate market like Madison WI, taking advantage of the demand for bathroom amenities makes sense.

Designers across the country report creating powder rooms that are fun for home owners and guest are high on people’s wish list. Your guest powder room is a space friends and family see and use for sure. Continue reading

Professional Painters Access New Paint Colors

Professional Painters | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Many designers expect variations of dark green to be the paint color of the year for 2019.

Professional painters have a wave of new paint colors to choose from for 2019. A new coat of paint is the least costly and most efficient way to give any room in your Madison WI home a facelift and there are more spectacular color combinations now than ever. Whether you’re looking to create drama, enliven a room or just make a décor change, enlisting a team of professional painters is a wise investment.

Color experts at all the major paint companies create palettes of colors each year. The formula for the top paints colors each year is big business – so is picking just the right color to attract buyers. These experts look to other industries – automotive, consumer electronics and fashion – to tap into the hottest color trends. Continue reading

Range Hood Styles Combines Form and Function

Kitchen Renovation | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

This farmhouse-style kitchen features a range hood that blends perfectly with cabinetry and décor.

No matter what the goal for your new kitchen, there’s a modern range hood style to compliment it. Range hoods that blend into the background so you hardly know they’re there, or exhaust hoods that are a focal point in your kitchen renovation. There’s a wide array of sizes, shapes and materials to fit for your Madison WI remodel.

If you’re restoring one of the area’s classic older homes, the original kitchen probably didn’t come with a range hood. Adding, or upgrading is an important step. When you cook, especially if you fry food, smoke, odors and particles are released into the air. They hang around long after food preparation is complete. An efficient range hood literally clears the air. Depending upon the range hood style you choose, this vital appliance also: Continue reading

Industrial-look Kitchen Adds Contemporary Professional Appeal

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If your home doesn’t have brick walls you can recreate the feel with custom tile work.

Bold styling, natural materials and textures give an industrial-look kitchen a strong presence and plenty of character. Whether your home renovation includes a food preparation area fit for a professional or a room making the most of an older building’s style and character you have popular options.

The concept of a kitchen with an industrial look doesn’t mean recreating an institutional space. It relies more on rugged, robust materials and can be adapted to most any space. An industrial kitchen mixes wood, metal and glass while introducing textures and colors to create a more unpolished, hard-working look. Continue reading

Planning an Energy-efficient Remodeling Project

Home Renovation | Madison WI | Westring Construction LLC

A new roof, efficient replacement windows and insulated siding anchor an energy-efficient remodeling project for this older home.

Planning to remodel or up-grade your home – make it an energy-efficient remodel. When you decided to take apart your kitchen, build onto the garage, finish the basement or add a bathroom, the idea of increasing your home’s energy efficiency to reduce heating/cooling costs probably wasn’t the driving force. But it certainly should be a major factor in any home renovation in Madison WI.

The technology going into new home construction has advance tremendously in the last decade so even a home built at the turn of the century benefits from an up-grade. Continue reading

Basement Finishing – Economically Expand Living Space

Basement Finishing | Home Remodel | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Modern basements are multipurpose areas where the entire family enjoys the expanded space.

Living in an area where a full basement is the norm gives Madison WI residents an opportunity to expand their living space with a basement refinishing project. An aspect of a home remodeling plan that should get top priority is bringing a basement into the realm of everyday use. The basement needn’t be a catchall and storage overflow. With forethought and planning your basement will become an active participant in your family’s routine.

Beginning with a clean slate, what goes into a wise basement remodeling project? Here are six basic considerations to start with: Continue reading

Kitchen Island Anchors Kitchen Makeover Plans

Kitchen Island | Kitchen Makeover | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Long and narrow, square or round, a kitchen island is a workable space when it fits the needs and expectations of its owner – the “right” design is what works for you.

It’s rare in the days of open concept design to find a kitchen without a versatile kitchen island. And the kitchen island is the anchor of nearly every kitchen makeover from simply making room for the island to a total kitchen remodel. No matter the style, age or design of your Madison WI area home, there’s a unique island that will improve your workspace.

The only element of a kitchen makeover coming close to the importance of an island is the idea of completely new cabinets. Since “more space” is the most often cited reason for wanting a new kitchen, the additional of an island makes perfect sense – unlike cabinets, it adds storage where none existed before. A custom-built island incorporates storage in many configurations while contributing to work space, preparation and cleanup room as well as making a nice transition from kitchen to living space. ‘ Continue reading

Hire a Professional Painting Contractor – Don’t ‘Paint Yourself Into a Corner’

Painters | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Pro painters recommend plastic to cover furnishing and canvas on the floor.

If you don’t have enough stress in your life, take on a major painting project without a professional painting contractor. When you want to refresh your Madison WI area home inside, outside or both without adding stress and a sizeable time commitment, consider hiring skilled painters.

The best reason for skilled, experienced professionals – you get a quality finished job. Paint spills, drips, brush marks and uneven seams and surfaces reduce the appeal of even the brightest new paint. Professionals keep it clean and know how to deliver an even finish.

Painting a room or an entire house is harder than it looks. For amateurs, even a relatively small job can be stressful and time-consuming. Amateur painters often overlook the need for good preparation. Prepping for a paint job includes basicconsiderations like: Continue reading

Home Restoration Puts New Life In Vintage Homes

Home Renovation | Madison WI | Westring Construction, LLC

Throughout Southern Wisconsin classic farmhouses sit ready for a home restoration – bringing them back to their original appearance while including today’s energy-efficient and safe materials.

There’s a vast selection of classic architecture throughout Madison WI and Dane County and home restoration has taken on significance as people appreciate its value. Home owners, in efforts to bring back the traditional and respect its history are putting more thought into their overall home renovation and home remodeling plans.

Whether you’re a new owner of a vintage home or have lived in your 1950s – 1960s era house for decades, there’s a detailed process involved in making changes. Begin by understan

ding exactly what you want to do – define the project. Continue reading