Hogan Design & Construction Remodeling Checklists

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Attics. They whisper of forgotten treasures and dusty adventures. But beyond the cobwebs lies a hidden potential – the chance to create a truly unique getaway within your home! Let's ditch the mundane and explore some cool attic getaways just waiting to be remodeled.

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Imagine this: you wake up and head to the bathroom to get ready for the day. A harsh overhead light cuts through the early-morning darkness, momentarily blinding you. But as your eyes adjust, you realize the light isn't quite reaching all the bathroom corners, making shaving a bit tricky. This scenario highlights the importance of layered lighting in bathrooms.

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Summer is here, and while we crave sunshine and barbecues, nobody wants a scorching kitchen to go with it. Fear not, fellow food enthusiasts! With a few tweaks, your kitchen can become a haven for whipping up refreshing meals and enjoying the warm weather. Here's your roadmap to a summer-ready kitchen.

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Basements often get a bad rap for being dark and dreary, but they can become bright and beautiful living spaces with the right approach. Here's the key: think beyond the typical basement stereotype and instead envision a functional and inviting extension of your home. One crucial element in achieving this transformation is the ceiling.

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Once a humble and utilitarian fixture, the showerhead has become a battleground for innovation and design. In 2024, several trends are making waves in the shower space, offering a more personalized, luxurious, and sustainable showering experience. Here is a quick checklist of some of the options you can consider when remodeling your bathroom.

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It's a great idea to consider adding specialty equipment to your kitchen renovation to maximize the convenience and functionality of your cooking space. Apart from the standard stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, there are a few other kitchen appliances to consider. Here are some unusual appliances that you might want to incorporate into your remodel.

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Adding a wet bar to your basement can be the ideal way to elevate your entertainment area from average to spectacular. Imagine the options: throwing elegant cocktail parties for friends and coworkers, relaxing with a skillfully mixed drink in hand after a demanding day, or putting together a joyful and lively setting for family get-togethers. 

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Building an in-law suite offers unique advantages that go far beyond a simple home improvement project. It's a thoughtful solution for today's families, providing a comfortable and convenient living space for aging parents or loved ones. In-law suites foster a sense of family unity while offering privacy and peace of mind, whether used for extended stays or short visits.

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Within the field of interior design, bathrooms have transformed from utilitarian areas to fashionable havens for rest and pleasure. Every year brings new fashions that provide ideas for making this necessary space into a luxurious and cozy retreat. Many fascinating trends combining creativity and classic elegance are reshaping the bathroom design scene. Let's explore the newest styles that are enticing both designers and homeowners.

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Kitchen islands have become a coveted feature in modern kitchens. They offer extra prep space, and storage and even function as a breakfast bar or casual dining area. But with so many designs and considerations, deciding which island is right for you can be overwhelming. Here are some popular kitchen island ideas, designs, and tips to inspire your next renovation and help you choose the perfect island.

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Frequently assigned to storage and forgotten areas, the basement can be transformed into a lively and useful addition to your home. You may add valuable square footage and improve your lifestyle by opening up a world of possibilities with a little bit of imagination and preparation. What sort of sanctuary are you able to construct below? Here are some motivational suggestions to get you going.

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When you consider home design, luxury is not merely about opulence; it's about creating an ambiance of comfort, elegance, and sophistication. Whether you're aiming to revamp your living space for personal enjoyment or preparing it for resale, infusing a touch of luxury can significantly elevate the overall appeal of your home. Here, we delve into renovation and decorating ideas that can transform your home into a haven of luxury.

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The guest bathroom is sometimes overlooked and often under-appreciated. But for your visitors, it can be their first and last impression of your home. So, why not transform it into a warm, inviting oasis that makes them feel pampered and at ease? Here are some ideas to get you started.

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The heart of a kitchen isn't just the gleaming appliances or the inviting countertops. It's the hidden gem behind the closed doors, the silent guardian of culinary creativity: the pantry. No longer relegated to dark, forgotten corners, modern pantry designs are transforming into organized havens where efficiency meets style.

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Your floor is the foundation of your home's interior design. It can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your space. That's why it's important to choose flooring that is both stylish and functional. Here is a checklist of some of the best flooring options for different rooms in your home, providing tips on how to choose the right flooring for your needs and budget.

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A basement home theater can be a fantastic addition to any home, providing a dedicated space for entertainment and bringing friends and family together. Whether you are looking for something small and intimate or have grand plans for a cinematic experience, there are plenty of ways to create a basement home theater that you'll love. Here are some ideas to get you started, no matter the size or scope of your project.

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Adding a second story to your home can be an exciting way to gain much-needed space, but it's also a major undertaking. Before you get swept away by the vision of that new home addition, master suite, or home office, what follows is a quick guide to assist you in navigating the process.

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When designing or redesigning your bathroom, several factors should be taken into account. One of the most important is the walls of your remodeled bath. Walls are a vital component in determining your bathroom’s overall essence and aesthetic. Whether you’re going for a spa or oasis look and feel or a more contemporary and modern approach, the following bath options and ideas checklist will help you transform and redesign your bath.

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Gone are the days of limited countertop choices! Today's kitchens boast a dazzling array of materials, each with its own unique blend of beauty, durability, and price. Whether you crave the timeless elegance of natural stone, the sleek sophistication of engineered quartz, or the warmth and practicality of butcher block, there's a perfect countertop waiting to be the centerpiece of your culinary domain.

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It's essential to consider several things when deciding when to take on a whole house remodeling project. Here are 10 considerations that will help you decide when and if it’s time for a whole house remodel.

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Like most home remodeling projects, the number of renovation possibilities is practically endless. Bathroom remodels and the all-important shower upgrade selection are no exception. It's possible to upgrade fixtures, increase functionality, improve aesthetics, lighting, flow, and so much more.

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To ensure that your remodeled gourmet kitchen looks the part while at the same time functions as it should for cooking and entertaining, meticulous planning and attention to detail is required. Prioritizing the following checklist items is essential to achieving the gourmet kitchen of your dreams.

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Although it presents unique challenges, finishing a basement can be a very exciting home remodeling project. The following checklist includes typical obstacles that may be encountered during a basement remodeling project. The checklist also provides sound advice on finding workarounds to realize your basement transformation.

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Home additions come in all shapes and sizes, depending upon the homeowner’s remodeling project requirements. Each home addition remodeling project can and often does, fulfill a distinct design or functional requirement built on necessity, literally adding not just space but a transformational experience.

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Transforming your bathroom into a spa-like haven can help establish a calm and therapeutic space in your home for well-deserved relaxation and respites. The following checklist suggestions can help you create your bathroom oasis.

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There are plenty of tools and apps available to assist homeowners in efficiently planning, designing, and carrying out their home remodeling projects, whether it be a kitchen, bath, basement remodel, or new addition. Remodeling your home is an exciting endeavor made easier with the support of the following resources and tools.

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‘Tis the season to begin to consider decorating your home for the holidays. Here are some festive suggestions and ideas to help you turn your basement into a magical place this holiday season.

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When considering an addition to your home, it’s best to consider the true size and scope of the overarching remodeling project undertaking. Home additions can impact not just the square footage of your home, they will demand attention to detail and considerations for HVAC, energy, design, materials, and more. To help you decide if a home addition is right for you, please review our Home Addition Remodeling Project Considerations Checklist below, covering many essential project factors.

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Making appropriate appliance selections for your kitchen remodel is essential as they significantly impact the room's efficiency, visual appeal, practicality, and, the value of your home. To assist you in making some wise kitchen appliance decisions, please take a moment to review the following Kitchen Remodel New Appliances checklist.

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There are so many things to consider when contemplating a bathroom remodeling project. Whether a master bathroom suite or powder room, there are many things to keep in mind before and during your bathroom remodeling project. The following checklist will help you with design, functionality, and materials, all of which work together to transform your current bath into a respite for you and your family.

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Remodeling your basement and converting it into an entertainment area is a wonderful way to add value to your home and spend time with your family. Here's a quick and handy step-by-step checklist to help you convert that unused lower level into a dream family space.

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Whether you purchased a fixer-upper, you simply need more space for a growing family, or maybe it’s just time for a home reboot, Hogan Design & Construction (HDC) can help. At HDC … when it comes to luxury home remodeling, we go Beyond Building. Update, expand, or reconfigure spaces to eliminate house-related stressors. As you consider an addition to your home, it’s always a good idea to begin the process with a pre-remodeling home addition checklist. What follows is a thorough checklist to assist you in organizing and getting ready for your new home addition.

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A whole house remodeling project can be quite an undertaking. This kind of extensive home remodeling project often requires careful planning and organization. Below is a Pre-Whole House Remodeling Project Checklist to help prepare you for this exciting home transformation. Hogan Design & Construction … when it comes to luxury home remodeling, we go Beyond Building.

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Fall is a beautiful time to add warmth and coziness to your entire home. Adding seasonal accents to spaces like your bathroom will help usher in all the wonderful elements of Fall by creating a warm and inviting respite for you, your family, and guests alike. Check out our Fall Decorating Checklist, with lots of seasonal ideas and concepts.  

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