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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.


Residential Real Estate

The Newest Tech in Built-in Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen is one of the most important places in the house, with cooking being both a necessity and one of life’s true pleasures. With that, technology is invading the kitchen like no other time before now. Appliances are becoming smarter, integrating with smart home technology and taking a lot of burden off your shoulders so you can enjoy cooking more than ever before. These amazing high-tech kitchen appliances have so many built-in features that can transform your kitchen and the way you cook.

With all the great cooking appliances available, it can be difficult to know that one appliance is worth investing in. But if you’re building a new home or redoing your kitchen, adding the latest kitchen tech has never been easier. Here are four new technologically advanced kitchen appliances that every modern kitchen should have.

Smart Ovens

If you’ve ever forgotten something in the oven only to get a shocking reminder in the form of smoke billowing from your kitchen, then you’ll appreciate the latest developments in kitchen ovens. Today’s latest ovens are equipped with touchscreens and connectivity to alert you via your mobile device when the roast is done. One oven, the Bosch Series 8, has built-in Wi-Fi so you can adjust your settings via smartphone. The new Hoover Vision oven has an HD camera so you can actually see what’s cooking inside the oven.


One-Touch Microwaves

A microwave is a common kitchen appliance that most people have. Like the built-in ovens, new technology is being built into the latest microwaves, allowing you to control cook times and other settings from your smartphone. Some microwaves automatically heat the food as needed based on sensors that measure the weight and density and shut off when it’s perfectly cooked.

Smart Refrigerators

The refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the kitchen because, let’s face it, it’s where the food is. Today’s refrigerators take food storage to a whole new level. Samsung, for example, has a full line of smart fridges called the Family Hub line; the fridges have five screens for photos and calendars, recipes and shopping lists, an entertainment screen, and a screen for your smart home interface.

Smart Cooktops

If you’ve ever worried whether you left the stove on, today’s connected stovetops are built for you. Yes, you can control your electric or gas stovetop with your smartphone. But besides allowing you to control the temperature and cool times, they can automatically request maintenance and show you how to use it.

Modern Kitchen Remodels in Round Rock

At Freccia Group, we’re staying on the cutting edge of today’s kitchens to provide you with the latest technology to make your home amazing. We redesign your old kitchen and convert it into a state-of-the-art showplace that’s both functional and beautiful, incorporating the latest appliances, lighting, and amenities. Get in touch with us to learn more about what your dream kitchen can be and how, together, we can make it happen.