Doorway to a Smart, Stylish Remodeling Project

Picture1Pocket doors add a level of sophistication to a remodeling project. When space is limited, a pocket door tucked neatly into the wall can be the difference between an awkward transition and a smart, stylish solution.  When opened it provides the seamless transition of a doorway. The visual clutter of a swinging door in a tight space is eliminated. Closing the door is like revealing a hidden surprise that is as elegant as it is clever. This understated element is the sign of a well-designed space with careful attention to detail and functionality.

Swap out a basic door for a glass panel or specialty door, and increasePicture2 the wow factor of your practical solution. Like the perfect accessory to an outfit, a pocket door is a way to showcase your unique style and personality. It makes a statement that says “this is my home.” Whether your style is classic, transitional or modern, there’s a pocket door with you written all over it.

Picture3If you really want to step up the wow factor, consider a sliding barn door. Like it’s cousin the pocket door, when opened it rolls neatly out of the way. But instead of hiding inside the wall, it makes a bold statement that is bound to spark conversation. The two bathrooms shown express the versatility of this style door. Above is a fusion of traditional farmhouse comfort and urban industrial chic. The barn door, with its time weathered wood and exposed industrial pulley wheels, is an ideal focal point to pull the two styles together perfectly. On the right, is a transitional bath in a colonial home. This barn door, with its crisp white bead board and traditional hardware is the perfect transition between the classic and contemporary styles.

Picture4Barn doors and pocket doors can add character, elegance, and that pop of the unexpected in a remodeling project that translates to wow factor.

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!

written by: Dory Clemens – Design Consultant – Foster Remodeling Solutions


 

Entry Way Spruce Up

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Remodeling the entry is a fabulous way to add value and curb appeal to your existing home. Whether it be a new front door, new porch, updated foyer or changing the columns on the existing porch, these updates will provide a lasting change and improve the initial first impression for anyone who visits your home.

According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, replacing the front door with a new steel front door will provide an average return on investment of 113.1% while replacing the door with a new steel door will provide a return of 73.9%. New doors not only improve the look of the façade, they also can provide additional security as well as improved energy efficiency.

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Adding a new porch or portico is another way to improve the curb appeal of your home and to add a wow factor. Porches or porticos also provide protection from the elements when entering the home and help to define the front of the house. Gables, Hips and Flat Roofs with Ballusters are some of the roof styles you will find. Round, Square, Fluted, Paneled and tapered columns can also change the feel of the front of the house along with different roofing materials.

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Foyers are another area of the home that can benefit from a makeover. Changing the flooring or updating the stair rails can make a huge impact. Replacing a light fixture in the foyer or expanding the space with a small addition can also make the home feel more inviting.

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Even something as simple as changing the columns or adding a railing on an existing front entrywall can create a more inviting entry way.

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If you are looking for ways to change the look and feel of the front of the home. Please consider these affordable updates.

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!

Written by Chris Arnold – VP of Home Improvement Division