Tag: function

8 Ways to Convert Empty Spaces

You’ve done it. You’ve raised your kids and they’re ready to be on their own. Maybe they’re leaving for college or maybe moving out for good (fingers crossed), and you’ll be left with an empty nest. What should you do with all the extra empty rooms? Here are a few ideas… Craft Space Space means… Read more »

9 Kitchen Design Trends That Can’t Go Wrong

Remodeling your kitchen is a huge commitment. Make sure you’re getting the best return by making choices that’ll last. Here are 9 trends with staying power.       Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out… Read more »

Bathroom Remodeling – Splurge or Save?

Function is the No. 1 priority in a bathroom—if it doesn’t “work” for you, who cares whether the tile is patterned in period-perfect Arts and Crafts style? Ultimately, you must be able to easily, conveniently use the space and the features within it.   “In the end, you need a good quality toilet that works… Read more »

7 Mistakes NOT to make in your Bathroom Remodel

Whether you are just replacing an outdated vanity or renovating the entire space, bathroom remodeling can be an expensive proposition. Read on to find out the 7 most common mistakes made during a bathroom renovation and how you can avoid them in your own home. 1. Don’t Ignore the Bathroom Fan Don’t forget about this… Read more »

Top Reasons to Remodel your Kitchen

The National Kitchen & Bath Association offers advice on when and why to update. Many homeowners think their kitchen is outdated from the looks of their worn cabinets, dated appliances and crackled countertop. What they may not realize is that there are many other reasons, more important than cosmetic, why a kitchen needs to be… Read more »

How to Maximize Your Home’s Current Space

Whether you’re expanding your house because it’s too small or because it’s missing something—like another bedroom, bathroom or home office—don’t assume an addition is the only way to do the job. You may be able to get everything you want simply by reconfiguring your house’s existing square footage—which could slash your costs by 25 to… Read more »

7 Hot Home Improvement Trends that Make Your Home Work for You

Home improvement trends embrace energy efficiency, low maintenance exteriors, and double-duty space. Today’s home improvement trends show that we like our houses to work harder and smarter for the money we spend maintaining and improving their value. We no longer want bigger; instead, we want space that’s flexible, efficient, and brings order to chaos. We’re… Read more »

Space Planning – Make every square foot count

<!doctype html> When it comes to updating your home, materials and finishes are only part of the story. Does your house fit your family’s lifestyle? Are some rooms infrequently used while others are constantly crammed with people and things? A well planned home, where every square foot is functional living space and rooms easily flow… Read more »

Creating Functional Living Spaces

Remodeling projects can be a great way to enhance your living space. Sure, these projects can spruce everything up, give your rooms an updated look and increase aesthetic appeal, but they can do so much more than that. Making your space functional rather than just pleasing to the eye can make all the difference in… Read more »

Sarah’s Style File – April 2015

Welcome to Sarah’s Style File, I’m Sarah, Foster Remodeling Solutions Director of Design and I’m bringing to you a feature project to experience the remodeling process with us!  For this issue’s highlighted project I have chosen a master bath remodel in a condo in Crystal City. Here we added and removed a wall to create… Read more »