Get Your Backyard Ready for Spring

It won’t be long until warm weather returns.  With that fact in mind, now is a great time to update your backyard so it is ready to enjoy when spring comes and you are spending more time outside.

A New Deck

Once things warm up, you’ll be ready to cook and entertain outside to your heart’s content with a new deck.  Ask MW Designs how you can have a deck to entertain the whole neighborhood.  If your dream is a small, intimate structure with a cozy gazebo, MW can make that a reality as well.

Splish, Splash!

It may be cold outside at the moment, but it will be hot again without a doubt. When that day comes, make sure you have a place to cool down in style.  MW Designs can help you put a swimming pool in place that fits your needs precisely.

Back of the house

Think Green

Now is the perfect time to plan any new plants you want to add to your backyard.  Given the heat and possible dry conditions that hit the area every summer, consider drought-resistant plants in your planning.  A few in particular to keep in mind: Lavender, Blanket Flowers, or Moss Roses.

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Spring is just around the corner.  If the winter weather is keeping you inside more than you would like, use the time to plan improvements for your backyard that you can enjoy when warm weather returns.  Contact MW Designs to get the update started.

Fill Up Your New Kitchen with Some New Gadgets

image1267181720371418823If you started out the new year with a new kitchen, fill the new space up with some new gadgets.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

These Items Will Fit Really Well in Your New Cabinets

New cabinets in the kitchen are great for storing new gadgets.  The possibilities are only limited by your tastes and how much new space you have.  New measuring cups, tools for making homemade pasta and oil dispensers are just a few possibilities.

Shed Some Light on the Counters

Brand new lights in the kitchen brighten up the whole room.  Take advantage of the light and spotlight your countertops with new cutting boards and a food mill.

Guard Against Distractions with a Timer

The new windows in your kitchen are a great addition.  They are such a great addition, as a matter of fact,  that they may distract you from the food you are preparing in that kitchen.

Add a new timer to your kitchen and you can check out the new view from your kitchen as much as you want without worrying about burning supper.  The timer will faithfully bring you back to reality at just the right time.

Your new kitchen looks great.  Take it to another level, by adding these new gadgets to your 2014 kitchen space.

Get Ready to Make Your Home New One Step at a Time

Dining Room-2619xxThe arrival of a new year is imminent.  Turning over to a new calendar provides a perfect time to make numerous changes to your home big or small. To help you prepare for these changes, here are a few steps to follow to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Fully Understand What you Have Already

Before you start the process of renovating, it is helpful to know everything possible about your home.  Nothing will slow down a remodel more than an unexpected discovery once the work has begun.  Take an in-depth look at the inspection papers you received when you bought the house.  If you’ve been in the home a while, look into having another inspection done.

Plan Your Budget

Determine what you are able to afford at this point in time.  Knowing your budget will help you be prepared when it is time to make decisions about what to add or delete from your project.

Figure out Alternative Accommodations

If you are planning an extensive endeavor, your family may need to live somewhere else for a while.  Make sure you have somewhere else to go before the sledgehammers start flying.

Consider Doing a Little Bit at a Time

Depending on various factors, you may need to consider doing your project in phases.  If you have to spread out the work, have a plan in place.  Knowing when things are going to happen will make it easier to have the patience needed to make a long-term project happen.

A new year is a great time to give your home a new look.  Contact MW Designs to ring in 2014 in your house.

Get Ready to Make Your Home New One Step at a Time

Driving on empty road towards the setting sun 2014The arrival of a new year is imminent.  Turning over to a new calendar provides a perfect time to make numerous changes to your home big or small. To help you prepare for these changes, here are a few steps to follow to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Fully Understand What you Have Already

Before you start the process of renovating, it is helpful to know everything possible about your home.  Nothing will slow down a remodel more than an unexpected discovery once the work has begun.  Take an in-depth look at the inspection papers you received when you bought the house.  If you’ve been in the home a while, look into having another inspection done.

Plan Your Budget

Determine what you are able to afford at this point in time.  Knowing your budget will help you be prepared when it is time to make decisions about what to add or delete from your project.

Figure out Alternative Accommodations

If you are planning an extensive endeavor, your family may need to live somewhere else for a while.  Make sure you have somewhere else to go before the sledgehammers start flying.

Consider Doing a Little Bit at a Time

Depending on various factors, you may need to consider doing your project in phases.  If you have to spread out the work, have a plan in place.  Knowing when things are going to happen will make it easier to have the patience needed to make a long-term project happen.

A new year is a great time to give your home a new look.  Contact MW Designs to ring in 2014 in your house.

 

The New Year IS getting closer, but there is still time to make part of your home new

The new year is a week closer, but there is still time to renovate your home before 2014.  As another year nears its end, here are a few more remodeling ideas to consider.

New Shelving and a Fireplace

Fireplace and ShelvingOn a cold night, there is nothing like curling up in front of a fire with a good book.  An upgraded fireplace surrounded by brand new bookshelves make the experience even more enjoyable.  Enjoy your reading.

Add a View to Your Room

A balcony lets you look out on the world from above.  Your perch can give you a grant vantage point of your neighborhood.  MW Designs can renovate the balcony you have or, if need be, build a new one just the way you want it.

A Walk-In Closet

You can never have too much storage in your closet. An expansion of the closet you have is the perfect remedy for your cramped situation.  Consider a walk-in closet.  MW can design it and make it a reality.

2014 is right around the corner.  MW Designs is ready to help you ring in the new with a custom remodel.

 

Celebrate the New Year with a New Twist in Your Backyard

image12675242621519874503As was mentioned previously in this space, a new year is just around the corner.  Once the new year makes it around the corner, consider inviting to visit your backyard.  Here are some new landscaping ideas for your backyard that will make the new year feel right at home.

Add Plants and Planters

Interspersing a variety of planters within a display of plants adds an architectural dimension to your yard.  If you use tall planters, you can reduce the amount of dirt that is needed by filing the bottom with plastic bottles or metal cans.

Make Part of the Yard a Unique Area

Rear-ElevationYou can make your yard stand out by building a section of it around a special theme.  With sand and a hammock, you have a beach hideaway.  Add a collection of feeders to a customized bench, and you will have a bird watching sanctuary.

Go For A Walk

A private pathway built into your backyard landscaping plan provides a chance to enjoy the scenery in a leisurely fashion.  Make sure to provide enough headroom for you and your guests.

A new twist in your backyard is a perfect way to celebrate the new year.  MW Designs can design a backyard plan that fits your home and gives you just what you need.

A New Year is the Perfect Time to Add Something New to Your Home

At the end of this month, a new year will begin. 2014 calendars are ready to be filled with new events and new activities.  A new year is the perfect time to add something new to your home.

A New Kitchen

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Since you spend time working in your kitchen every day, it makes sense to make sure that it is just the way you want it.  MW Designs can make your space a place you look forward to being.  A new countertop or island might be just what your kitchen needs.

A New Bathroom

At the end of a long day, relaxing in a new bathtub hits the spot.  MW Designs can make this dream a reality for you in 2014.  Why stop at the bathtub?  A new shower or new storage space can be part of your new year as well.

A New Backyard Getaway

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Your backyard is your sanctuary from the world.  You can make it an even more peaceful place with a cozy nook.  A waterfall and a hot tub makes your backyard a space you may never want to leave.

MW Designs is ready to make your home new in 2014.  From the front door to the backyard to the kitchen to the den, ring in the new year with MW Designs.

An Energy Efficient Home Begins With the Floor

fir boards installationThe first step to maximizing the energy efficiency of your home is to start at the bottom.  New construction or a remodel? Either way take into account the efficiency of your flooring.

Bamboo

Bamboo grows quickly so it reproduces every 5 to 10 years. This feature makes it a sustainable option.  It is recommended to buy bamboo from operations with sustainable management practices.

Concrete

A concrete floor can be a perfect fit in some rooms.  Quite often, concrete does include recycled materials.  In addition, concrete flooring is efficient as no further materials are required to augment the application.  An added energy efficient bonus of concrete is that radiant heating can be embedded into the concrete itself.

Natural Stone

The most efficient feature of a natural stone floor is that it will last virtually for ever.  If you do decide to replace the stone, it can be returned to the earth.  There is a finite supply of stone so it is advisable to get your flooring from a nearby source to limit the energy used in transportation.

Linoleum

Linoleum is biodegradable and recyclable.  Linoleum on your floor is long-lasting and can be patched if it is damaged.  Unlike most flooring options, linoleum can tolerate being wet.

With energy costs through the roof, the smart home builder considers every option to increase efficiency.  The floor you walk on is one of those options.  MW Designs is ready to give you an energy efficient home from floor to ceiling.

Make Your Home Part of the Neighborhood Holiday Celebration

Make Your Home Part of the Neighborhood Holiday Celebration

Whether you go small and simple or big and bold, hanging lights on and around your home are a great way to celebrate the holidays.  No two homes are alike; however, a few lighting tips will come in handy no matter how you choose to light up your neighborhood.

Plan Ahead

Take a picture of your house from the street.  Consider the features of your home and create a plan to incorporate these highlights within your display.  Consider your door, your windows and your landscaping.  How can the lights best accentuate your favorite parts of the house?

 

Measure Twice, Hang Once

In order to make sure you have an adequate number of lights, take the time to get an accurate measurement of the areas you will be using for your display.  It is better to spend a few extra minutes measuring and doing the math than spending a few extra hours making a return trip to buy more lights.

 

Plug It In

When hanging lights outside where they will be exposed to the elements, assuring proper electrical sources is essential.  All outdoor lights should be plugged into a GFCI protected outlets.  In addition, consider using conveniently spaced power stakes to avoid having cords strung all over your yard.

 

Hang Your Lights on Plastic

Hanging lights with hammer and nails can take a toll on your house.  Use plastic clips, which will safely and efficiently secure your decorations in place.

 

Ask a Friend to Help

When the time comes to put up the lights, it’s best to have a friend there to help.  Stay on the ground as much as possible.  When you do climb a ladder, an extra set of hands will keep you safer and make the work go more quickly.

 

Big or small, a light display is a perfect way to share your holiday cheer with the neighbors.  Embrace the opportunity and make your home part of the celebration.

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

If you want a new look for any part of your home, MW Designs can give you what you need.  MW Designs provides quality remodels for any part of your house.  From the front door to the back door, and everywhere in between, MW Designs will make your dreams a reality.

 

Store in Style

Whether you need them in your kitchen or bathroom or some where else, a new set of cabinets gives your home a fresh feel.  MW Designs can create a storage space that is efficient and attractive.  Every detail will be taken care of to make sure your new cabinets fit your home just right.

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

Make Your Counter the Tops

A new countertop in your kitchen is a double bonus.  A custom countertop from MW Designs gives you the perfect spot to prepare meals just the way you like.  After the preparations are done, that same countertop can also serve as an elegant setting from which you can serve your guests.  Count on MW Designs to make your counter the top.

 

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

Add the Perfect Appliance

A new refrigerator adds the extra space you need for food storage.  A new oven allows you to cook your favorite dishes with even more pizzazz  A new washer and dryer makes keeping the clothes something to anticipate.  Whatever appliances your home needs, MW Designs helps you select the right one. What’s more, MW Designs creates a setting for the new appliances so it fits right into your beautiful home.

Upgrade your Water Source

There’s something special about getting your water from a brand new faucet.  Dishes get cleaner, showers are more refreshing, even a simple glass of water is better when it comes from a new faucet and sink installed by MW Designs.  MW Designs is ready to help you upgrade your water.

MW Designs Gives your Home the New Look You Want

 

MW Designs makes any part of your home better than new.  Contact them today to start turning your dreams into reality.