Residential Real Estate

Signs That It’s Time to Remodel Your Home

You’ve probably had redoing your home on your mind for a while now, but you keep telling yourself that it’s not the right time. But as you struggle to move around in your cramped kitchen, cringe when you see the cracked tiles in your bathroom, and wonder why on earth you still have a formal dining room, the reality of it truly being time to remodel your home sets in.

In this blog, we’ll go over some signs that will tell you that it’s time to hire a professional contractor to start the process of remodeling your home.

Water damage

Water damage is the most common reason interior structures become worn down. If a pipe bursts in your kitchen, this could cause severe damage to your ceiling, walls, stairs, and cabinets. This is a great time to replace your pipes with PEX, a durable and flexible tubing that’s now being used to replace older traditional pipes made from copper or galvanized steel.

The same thing applies to the water damage caused by flooding or heavy rains. If you see water dripping from your ceiling, it’s more than likely that you have a leak in your roof. If your roof was damaged during a hail storm or other severe weather, it could be covered under your insurance policy. Depending upon your insurance carrier and coverage, many of these repairs can be paid for—at least partially—by your policy. Ask your insurance broker about your particular policy, but it could open up opportunities to do more extensive remodeling since many of these repairs would be part of a larger remodeling project.

Weather wear

If you live in a location where the weather is always harsh, you need to be more aware of weather wear. Cold winds, heavy or constant rainfalls, or other severe weather conditions cause your home to deteriorate. The best way to deal with these conditions is to make sure that the exterior of your home is solid. This means a solid roof and siding. We talked about your roof in the previous section, but replacing old wood siding with Hardie® Plank siding can give you the look of real wood but the durability and longevity of composite siding.

Mildew and mold growth

A leaky roof or pipe that you couldn’t fix sooner creates water damage in your home that can cause mildew and mold growth. For some people with certain allergies, mold—especially black mold—can be deadly, so if you see water damage on walls or ceilings, get it repaired quickly. If you discover mold, you may need mold remediation to eliminate it after the leak is fixed. Talk to your insurance company about getting mold remediation covered and if the company will do allow this claim, again, it’s another opportunity to expand the scope of the project to get other remodeling done.

If you’re ready to get started remodeling your home, talk to the professional designers and construction contractors with Freccia Group. We provide professional residential construction services in Round Rock, Texas, including bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, and a wide range of other construction specialties.

We also specialize in commercial construction management projects and offer services including appliance installation, carpentry, tile installation, HVAC, full remodels, and much more.

Contact us today to learn more about taking the first step toward improving your home.






Residential Real Estate

Small Home Renovation Ideas That Make a Big Difference

2022 will be the year of renovations. As the supply chain continues to affect new-construction homes, many people are deciding to renovate instead of buying up.

Whether you want to add a sunroom to the back of your house, redo the kitchen to make it more functional, or expand and repaint your living room to give it new energy, there are hundreds of ways you can improve your current residence. Here are just a few of the home renovation ideas that will be popular moving into the new year.

New paint and siding

A coat of new paint on the outside can make a huge difference in improving your home’s curb appeal. While many HOAs are restrictive in what you can do, others are pretty hands-off. Most will readily approve earth tones with accent shades for shutters and doors. Repainting your home also gives you the opportunity to repair or replace siding. Hardie® Plank siding has become more and more popular over the years because it looks like wood but it’s made of a composite material that’s both attractive and strong. Plus, you can install it in your colors or in a paint-ready option to apply your own blend.


Replace your bathtub with a shower

Bathing trends are showing that most people are taking showers more than baths. Showers use less water, are faster, and prevent you from wallowing in your own bathwater. If you have an old tub that is showing its age, replace it with a shower area that can fit in the same space. Today’s new showerheads have dual massagers or heads that spout water so that it falls like rain. Plus, you can have seating installed to make your shower more relaxing.

Add a kitchen island with stools

Kitchens in many new homes automatically come with an island with stools and tons of extra storage underneath. This is almost a necessity when you expand your kitchen and eliminate the walls in the breakfast and or formal dining area. Adding dining space to your island in the kitchen simply makes sense and allows you to socialize while preparing meals.

Improve the bedroom lighting

Adding new lighting to your bedroom can completely change its character and mood. Many of today’s LED recessed lights come with switches that allow you to change the tone of the light from warm glow to daylight. This option keeps you from having to change the bulbs out if you want to adjust the lighting in the room. Simply pull down the fixture and adjust the hue and put it back.


Upgrade to a new kitchen floor

Replacing the flooring in your kitchen can be an easy decision if your floors are more than 20 years old. Since the early 2000s, flooring has come a long way from new composite materials that look like wood but are really ceramic tile that comes in thousands of colors, designs, and textures. Whatever you decide, make sure the material is “no slip” and durable because the kitchen floor can take a beating with food spillage and water dripping.

If you’re thinking about renovating or remodeling your home, don’t compromise on the contractor you hire for the job. Find someone who listens and can execute your design. Choose a professional contractor who is dependable, insured and bonded, and has experience with renovation and remodeling kitchens in your area.

At Freccia Group, we provide professional residential construction services in Round Rock, Texas, to homeowners who are upgrading their property to sell or to stay in for a while. Our services include kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, and a wide range of other construction specialties.

Contact us today to learn more about how to get started.