Why Not “Multipurpose” Your Laundry Room?

Short on Space?


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Why Not Let Square One Home Improvements Multipurpose Your Laundry Room?

A multipurpose laundry room gives you a lot more.

Your laundry room can do so much more for you if it is designed to function as a multipurpose space. According to an article on houzz.com by Lisa Frederick, multipurpose laundry rooms are becoming increasingly popular in home renovations. Square One Home Improvements in Leesburg, VA can help you design your dream multipurpose laundry room. Check out these ideas on how to make the most out of your laundry room:

1. Mudroom

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A mudroom see’s a lot of dirt and dirty clothes because it’s the room where the outdoor elements are tracked inside. Having a washer and dryer located in a mudroom will make washing those wet gloves, stinky socks, and dirty jackets much easier.

2. Linen closet

Store towels and sheets in your laundry room. Not only will it be easier to fold but you also won’t have to walk far to put away those big, bulky items.

3. Office

There will be no more excuses for putting off doing the laundry because you are too busy with work if you have an office space in your laundry room. Just image all the emails you can reply to in between loads.

4. Potting Room

Laundry rooms already have plumbing pipes installed so why not put in a sink that would be perfect for watering plants and washing dirty garden tools. And when you are done digging in the soil you can just throw your muddy jeans in the wash.

5. Wrapping Station

Laundry rooms with long, flat counters not only are great for folding clothes but also provide a great surface for wrapping gifts.

6. Pantry

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Combining a laundry room and pantry will give you a walk-in space near the heart of the home – the kitchen. Just remember not to store bleach and other cleaning supplies in the same cabinets as food items.

7. Pet Srea

Installing custom dog showers in laundry rooms is becoming increasingly popular among dog lovers. If you are still a pet owner but a custom shower station isn’t in your budget or you just don’t have the space, finding room to add a dog bed or litter box will still give your pets their own area.

Can you envision your dream multipurpose laundry room? Contact Square One Home Improvements today for a FREE estimate to talk about making your vision a reality!

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Make an Impact with Molding and Trim

Make an
Impact with Molding & Trim

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From baseboards to crown molding, these details add width, depth and height to a boring room

Credit to Lydia Somerville for an article on hgtv.com

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Square One Home Improvements is a PROVEN EXPERT in Crown Molding

Compare a smaller house to a more expansive one. A distinguishing characteristic is the attention paid to the molding. In larger, more expensive homes, buyers expect that moldings are thick and expansive.

One of the easiest ways to update a room in your home is to augment the moldings. It does not close off even a smaller room; instead, the added framing adds depth to the walls. And today, the recommendation is even to paint the trim the same color as the walls to give the space a unified look.

Baseboards

The baseboards are important because they are the visual foundation for a room. “I like a high baseboard, 8 to 10 inches, depending on the ceiling height,” says Doug Davis of Tracery Interiors. “Usually just a simple 1x topped with a little bit of base cap trim.”

Wood floors are the most popular pick for flooring these days, and adding shoe molding is recommended over quarter round because it is a bit higher and gives a better finish.

Casing

Casing is a popular element in well-finished homes because it frames openings that do not have doors. This type of trim wraps the walls from one side to the other for protection. It provides some definition of separation even in an open concept. The suggestion is to avoid casings that are too flat against the wall, because then they look cheap.

“For casing I usually go a little smaller than normal in width and deeper than normal in profile,” says Mr. Davis. “One of my favorites is 2.25 inches wide and 1.75 inches deep at the outside edge.” This style frames an opening in a really dramatic and unexpected way.

Crown Molding

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It is important to emphasize both the base as well as the ceiling of a room to clearly define the space. Simple but substantial crown moldings seem to be a must, but should not be overly

“At the top of the room, I like a big simple cove molding, 5 to 7 inches high, depending on the ceiling height,” says Mr. Davis. “Cove molding’s one big dramatic curve makes a much bolder statement and avoids the busyness a more complicated crown can add.”

Designer Sarah Jernigan also likes substantial crown molding. “Good proportions are easily magnified with strong, heavy moldings,” she says. “A simple 8-foot room can become much more dynamic with a simple but strong 5-inch crown molding and 5-inch base molding. By emphasizing the base and ceiling, the room has much more character and strength.”

Square One Home Improvements specializes in quality-built, custom crown moldings. Square One Home Improvements uses refined techniques to ensure superior workmanship and lasting results on crown molding installations. These include: use of backing for crown molding, glued joints, and use of premium calking. You can see many of these crown molding installations in Virginia homes today, totally intact and unblemished because of the superior workmanship when they were installed some 10 years ago.

Finishing Touches

One goal of crown moldings is to seem like a natural extension of the wall upwards. It can look disjointed when painted in a contrasting color. D. Davis suggests painting the moldings with the wall color, but in semi-gloss enamel finish, suggests Mr. Davis. He maintains that this trick makes a room feel larger (no white outlines drawing the eye here and there) and introduces a very sleek and sophisticated touch. But for very dark rooms, he suggests standard white for the crown molding to tie up the “package” with contrast.

Square One Home Improvements would like your opinion on this non-traditional painting recommendation.

Question: Do you favor painting the floor and ceiling moldings in a room the same color as the wall so as to cause the illusion of extending the wall upward and making the room look larger? Please give us your feedback today by commenting on this blog article!

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Consider augmenting your favorite room with molding to take it from ordinary to a jewel! Square One Home Improvements can help. It doesn’t have to cost enough if you use budget-conscious ideas as we have outlined above. And for a minimal investment, you have made your room much more appealable to potential buyers. We specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling and we have an impressive portfolioSquare One Home Improvements – Photo Gallery - Bathroom Remodeling Blog with proven results. Our owner will be your point of contact during your renovation. Square One will incorporate only the highest quality materials into your fireplace remodel, ensuring that the space remains beautiful and functional for many years to come.

Contact Square One Home Improvements today for a FREE estimate TODAY!

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Why Not Consider an Affordable Fireplace Remodel?

The Fireplace is the Focal Point of Your Room


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Why Not Consider an Affordable Fireplace Remodel?
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Your Room will Get Noticed

A fireplace facelift can take your living space from “whatever” to “wow” – and without breaking the budget! Whether you’re contemplating a full-on renovation or looking for an budget-friendly facelift, Square One Home Improvements has you covered. We specialize in home improvements and are experts in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Just in time for the approaching winter days, consider remodeling one of your fireplaces and see the wonderful punch it can add to your room! Get inspired by these design ideas fromhgtv.com that will transform your hearth to the heart of your decor. Be sure and view the entire gallery of fireplace remodeling ideas and then bring your wishlist to Square One. They are unique and wonderfully done!

Consider these Interesting Ideas:

  1. Paint the fireplace a vibrant color and complement it with a beautiful high-profile painting.

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Fireplace Repainted with Vibrant Lime from hgtv.com (See full fireplace gallery)

 

 

  • 2. Add new stone to the surround like marble.

 

 

 

  • 3. Whitewash your old fireplace brick to refresh it from old to modern.

 

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Fireplace Modernized by Whitewashing from hgtv.com (See full fireplace gallery)

 

 

  • 4. Add a tight grouping of related framed prints as the fireplace backdrop.

 

 

 

  • 5. Add an engaging printed scene to the fireplace interior.

 

 

 

  • 6. Add a new and modern stone-veneer surround – consider gray stones.

 

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Modern Stone-Veneer Surround from hgtv.com (See full fireplace gallery)

 

 

  • 7. Consider an exotic wood mantlepiece from a salvage shop.

 

 

 

  • 8. Consider using a Southwestern surround using colorful Mexican tiles.

 

 

 

  • 9. How about an entire stone wall with behind the fireplace and offset it with colored ceramic tile squares?

 

 

 

  • 10. Forget the mantel, and just add a pure, three-dimensional wall treatment. How in-vogue this is!

 

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Three-dimensional Wall Treatment from hgtv.com (See full fireplace gallery)

 

 

  • 11. Consider the statement of using a see-through fireplace as the partition between the kitchen and family room in open concept done using a bold concrete-like material.

 

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Concrete See-through Fireplace from hgtv.com (See full fireplace gallery)

 

 

  • 12. Punch the surround out using shimmering, colorful glass tiles.

 

 

 

  • 13. Use a mixture of stone slabs such as flagstone with wood for the mantel and trim to add a cabin-like feel to your room.

 

 

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Consider a fireplace facelift by Square One Home Improvements – right in time for the approaching winter. It doesn’t have to cost enough if you use budget-conscious ideas as we have outlined above. And for a minimal investment, you have made your room much more appealable to potential buyers. We specialize inkitchen remodeling andbathroom remodeling and we have an impressive portfolioSquare One Home Improvements – Photo Gallery - Bathroom Remodeling Blog with proven results. Our owner will be your point of contact during your renovation. Square One will incorporate only the highest quality materials into your fireplace remodel, ensuring that the space remains beautiful and functional for many years to come.

ContactSquare One Home Improvements today for a FREE estimate on remodeling your fireplace!

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Do YOU Need a Facelift?!?
They’re Our Specialty!

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Let Square One Home Improvements Update YOUR
Kitchen!

Today’s homebuyers demand a high-end kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, wood floors and granite countertops. These are absolute musts in the real estate market now and seem to win out over house layout or even curb appeal. Except for those few who welcome a home renovation challenge, most people want “move in ready”. They want high-end appeal and the kitchen is a major focus. Why? Because the kitchen is the main gathering place of the home and most homeowners agree on the value and enjoyment of an updated gourmet kitchen.

But you likely have other expenses that must be balanced against home improvement projects. So Return on Investment (ROI) is a key consideration. Houselogic.com and Remodeling magazine tell us that high-end kitchen remodels in the $50K and $60K range recoup about 69% of the initial project cost at sale time while lower-end kitchen remodels (about $18.5K) do even better at 75% ROI. So biggest is not necessarily best in this case.

Choose your updates wisely and make sure they have a global appeal that will stand the test of time. According to Houselogic.com, transitional style kitchen remodeling has gained an edge over traditional style, which was the longtime favorite. Transitional style encourages incorporating the important basic features that historically seem to last in popularity. A balanced blend of black, white, metal, and wood tones creates a textural depth that’s serene, yet never boring.
Read more at: houselogic.com on transitional styling.

This seems to indicate that in order to preserve your home investment and net a good sale price in the future, you should make reasonable efforts to keep your home updated and periodically make prudent home improvement decisions. Square One Home Improvements can help. We specialize in Square One Home Improvements - Kitchen Remodeling Loudounkitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling and we have an impressive portfolio
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with proven results. The kitchen remodel showcased above by Square One is a transition from a standard builder kitchen to a high-end kitchen complete with maple floors and a double-sided fireplace. Square One Home Improvements can tailor your home remodeling project to your own personal specifications. We have experience in all types of remodels from a simple lower cost kitchen facelift, to a standard renovation of moderate cost and finally a major kitchen renovation project.

As a Class-A contractor, our Owner is committed to your satisfaction, and personally spends time on each home project.
Consider making a New Year’s Resolution to your kitchen today and start planning your next kitchen remodeling project now at “SQUARE ONE” with a
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