(supplied by HBASE from NAHB’s website)
Bathrooms overtook kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a recent survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). NAHB released the survey results, which highlight the most common remodeling projects.
“Small-scale renovations are slowly becoming just as popular as large-scale projects, as seen with bathroom remodeling becoming more common than kitchens,” said 2018 NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen. “Home owners are finding cost-effective and shorter timeframe upgrades can also add comfort and value to their homes.”
In the survey, remodelers reported the most common projects in 2017:
· 81 percent bathroom remodeling
· 78 percent kitchen remodeling
· 49 percent wholeRead More
By Emily Pogue
Photography by Cipher Imaging
Nestled in one of the southern-most neighborhoods of Sioux Falls is an incredibly impressive three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home by BH Construction and Homes. Within the 1,731 square feet of main level living is a stunning blend of class and comfort that is sure to appeal to all your senses.
One of the design themes seen immediately is the number of beautiful windows gracing the exterior of the home. Trimmed in the same crisp white paint as the rest of the home, these windows serve a far greater purpose than merely aesthetics; they allow natural light to illuminate the countless features waiting just inside.
The exterior of this delightful home is a complementary blend of stone and blue-gray paint a
Today's Bathroom Trends
January 2019 Home Ideas Article (supplied by HBASE from NAHB’s website)
Clean, uncluttered lines, energy- and water-efficient features, theopen and accessible aesthetics of universal design, materials and colors drawn from nature, and a spa-like feel of comfort and relaxation: That's today's bathroom.
Sinks and Vanities
· Floating vanities enhance the open feel of the room. A simple countertop with cabinet and drawers or a few shelves underneath is mounted on the wall and seems to float above the floor, leaving an uninterrupted flow and easier cleaning.
· Granite and marble remain popular for vanity tops, shelves and ledges, but increasingly home owners are using new stone-based composite materials which can combine natural
Brad Kringen grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Marshall, Minnesota, to attend Southwest Minnesota State University. He received a degree in Sociology, but began creating art during college. Kringen now works as an artist and has a studio in the 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls.
Kringen enjoys painting with acrylic on canvas and often incorporates mixed media to convey his style. A blend of abstract art, impressionism and expressionism can be seen in his work. He enjoys experimenting and playing with new ideas in order to create a unique painting.Read More
On the east side of Sioux Falls, a beautiful tree-lined country drive leads you to the cozy Arbor’s Edge development. Nestled in the bustling development is a spectacular two-story home built by Trademark Homes.
The charcoal-and-white contrasting beauty makes an immediate statement as you pull into the drive. Deep grey siding with dark brick creates distinction against the white that defines the windowed garage doors and peaks in the roofing. A cozy front porch, framed by white pillars, sets to the side of a stately dark front door.
As you enter the home, you first notice the abundance of open space and brightness. The dark-and-bright disparities are seen everywhere; white millwork balances grey walls and wood floors, while white end posts support a wooden staircase. ThRead More
By "The Garage Guy" - Superior Garage Decor and More
These days, more and more homeowners are investing in giving their garages a look and feel like a garage never knew before. Once a place to put your car, (or random stuff you’re not sure what to do with), garages can be the key to expanding your passions, whatever they are.
Research shows that some garages are being converted to house some of the following:
Whatever the theme there are many options to look at when converting the garage to living space. Some examples include: flooring, cabinets, storage, doors, screens and heating systems, just to name a few.
Epoxy floor coverings are a great choice when converting a garage to liRead More
Where did you receive your training?
From my dad and Creative Surfaces. My dad is a general contractor. I started tagging along with him to job sites when I was really little, and continued on to work for him. With Creative Surfaces, I am constantly learning new things as the industry progresses.
How has your business changed/expanded over the years?
Creative Surfaces has grown in staff and has had numerous building additions. Our countertop division, which was once in the main building, is now a few blocks south and a new warehouse expansion was completed late last summer. We have newer, more efficient vehicles. We have incorporated new tools in production and install to do our jobs better. We have many new customersRead More
Few people are thinking about interior design during summer. We’re traveling, boating, swimming, biking, having barbeques, watching baseball—everything is outdoors.
But we always come home. And whether you have a vacation home or not, you want your home to be your special retreat, whatever the season.
A beautiful bedroom
When you need to relax, center and pamper yourself, nothing beats a fabulous bedroom. It’s private by definition.
Making a few seasonal changes to your bedroom can give it a completely different feeling. An iron bed with clean lines can be dressed up or down, as you choose. A taupe duvet with spectacular, all-over ruching transforms the room into a summery, airy room.
The lightweight, neutral-colored duvet creates a light, airy feelRead More
Read More Contributed by: Annette Amdahl Time: 4 hours Materials: Tools: Determine the size of your project
This project size was determined by the size of the dog pillow which was 36"x27" (see image 1). Once you know the length and width of your dog bed, cut your basic wooden dog bed sides (see image 2). The base of the box will be the exact same dimensions as the pillow. The two shorter sides are the same len
Contributed by: Annette Amdahl
Time: 4 hours
Determine the size of your project
By Emily Pogue
Photography by Michels Digital Solutions
Sitting neatly on the southern perimeter of Sioux Falls is an impressive 2,136-square-foot home built by Sierra Construction. This traditional two-story home boasts three bedrooms, three baths, and an oversized three-stall garage.
On the exterior of the home, white stone accents contrast beautifully against grey-green shakers and tan trim. Varying heights of the roofline are also outlined with tan trim and highlight the stunning design.
As you enter the home through the large front door, you are greeted by an oversized entryway and a gorgeous overhead light fixture. This is your first taste of the simplistic yet modern feel this home offers. Just to the right, you will notice a largeRead More
By Lorna Kohn
Did you know that in South Dakota, 59.5 percent of the workforce is employed by small businesses? By supporting local businesses, you are supporting over half of the working population of our state. Need more reasons to shop local? Here are five more:
Why drive to a huge city to shop for carpet when fantastic flooring options are just minutes away? Not only can it be overwhelming, but shopping at a massive store can be costly and time-consuming. Instead, simplify the process and peruse options right here in Sioux Falls. Local showrooms are full of inspiration for any type of flooring you’re interested in.
Hometown flooring showrooms are usually able to provide a better variety of products than big box stores. Likewise, they’Read More
Twenty years ago, a porch light timer might have been considered smart home technology. But today a "smart home" is equipped with network-connected devices for controlling, automating and optimizing functions. Temperature, lighting, security, safety and entertainment can be controlled remotely by a phone, tablet, or computer. Home owners in the Sioux Empire can look to Home Definition, Inc., a locally owned company, to provide home theater, structured wiring, home audio, computer networking and home automation solutions that are reliable and easy to use.
HOME THEATER. SIMPLIFIED.
A Control4 one-room entertainment solution from Home Definition offers a simplified one-room entertainment experience that consolidates all audio/video equipment into one remote that the whole family can use Read More