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Four Common Remodeling Mistakes That Turn Your Project Into a Nightmare

Remodeling is a huge undertaking that, when done right, can make you love your home even more. It’s an opportunity to upgrade your home and make it fit the way you live rather than the other way around. However, mistakes can be frustrating, costly, and downright dangerous, so here’s a list of errors: the earlier you can avoid them, the better.

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How Upgrading Your Windows Can Make Your Home More Comfortable

Most of the time, we tend to focus on our bathrooms and kitchens during home renovations. This is because these are considered key spaces in a house, and upgrades in these areas usually add value to it.

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3 Ways to Remodel a House to Make It Look More Spacious

If you’ve finally decided to go ahead with the home renovation you’ve been planning for years, it only makes sense to make the most of it.

Typically, the homes we buy or build are largely based on our present needs. Over time, our requirements change, and often, the space requirements are no longer the same, given that families grow.

So, if you’re remodeling your house, it’s best to plan ahead and maximize space.

And of course, while adding a few extra square feet would be ideal, it may not be an option for many. So, here are some ways you can still create space or at least an illusion of it.

Bring in the Patio

One of the simplest ways to add more space to your interiors is to make your exteriors a part of the house.

While, of course, a porch or a patio is part of the floor plan, they are exterior spaces with limited uses. You can expand the house and make these spaces more functional by enclosing them.

For instance, you could use them as an extra entertaining space or completely cover them to create a home office at the side of the house—the possibilities are endless! You could also just install bifold doors to open up the space and merge the interior spaces with your patio whenever you need to.

Get Rid of Some Interior Walls

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Interior walls are meant to divide large indoor spaces into smaller ones. So, it makes sense to remove them if the small spaces are beginning to feel too small.

While, of course, the bedrooms require privacy, we suggest removing the interior walls between the kitchen, living room, dining area, and other shared spaces. This would give you a large open space that you can decorate and design smartly to maximize space.

Even if you decide to keep the room furniture in exactly the same spot, eliminating walls can transform multiple rooms into one larger space.

Utilize the Vertical Space

While most of us think about adding more horizontal space, we often overlook the vertical space we already have.

If you have taller walls, you can utilize them for storage. And in some cases, you could even consider building lofts if you have the space. This would open up your floor space, giving it a more spacious look overall.

If you’re not quite sure how to go about this, reach out to the renovation design experts at Freccia Group.

We’re remodeling contractors in Round Rock, TX, and can help you with our home remodeling services.

Call us for more information on how to get started.

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3 Tips for Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Kitchens are often where families spend most of their time. It’s where we start the day, and it’s also the space where we make tons of family memories.

Your kitchen should look great, feel warm, and be as functional as possible.

Moreover, kitchens are incredible selling points in a house. Most real estate experts will tell you that most of the time, you’re not selling a house, but you’re selling a kitchen, so it’s something you need to focus on during home renovations.

Here are some valuable tips to keep in mind as you embark on renovating space into your dream kitchen.


Things to Consider When Building a Home on Your Lot

If you already own the perfect lot, then you are ready to BOYL- that is, build on your lot.

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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.