Starting A Remodeling Project: Things You Should Have in Place

In our last blog, we covered 5 Things Social Media Can Teach You About Remodeling and shared a few apps that can help make the design planning portion of your remodeling project easy and fun. But, what happens after you’ve gathered inspiration and tested out how items will look in your home? How do you begin your remodeling project?  When it comes to working with a remodeling professional, the more prepared you are the better things should go, including your ideas and goals. Here are some things you can do to ensure the first meeting goes well.

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5 Things Social Media Can Teach You About Remodeling

It used to be that you would flip through tons of pages in a magazine to find remodeling ideas. Fast forward to the 21st century and all that’s accessible via the internet. Fast forward to now and everything’s available via an app – the possibilities are endless. You can look up paint color, floor tile, granite and more to get a visual of how it will transform your kitchen, bathroom or living room. So, exactly which remodeling apps should you be on the lookout for? We cover the top five social media apps for remodeling and how they can help you plan and design your project. Read more

What Few Remodelers Will Tell You About Hiring for Your Project

Honest Feedback From A Remodeling Company Who’s Been in Business for Over a Decade.

With so many Contractors and Design Professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; finding the right one for your project can feel overwhelming. Seems like everyone with a hammer and weekend of Flip or Flop binge watching under their belt is a professional remodeler these days.

So, how do you choose the right company for a project you’ve been dreaming of for some time? Research. If you cringed a little after reading that last word, we totally get it. You have so many other things you’re trying to juggle, scrolling sites on your desktop or iPhone isn’t exactly what you had in mind. Luckily, you don’t have to.

This article breaks down each component of the hiring process, giving you the insight, you need without spending hours behind a screen. Read more

Surviving A Remodel: A Clients Perspective on Design/Build

Every remodeling professional handles a project differently. There will be different processes and procedures as well as communication methods. Will so many variations, it’s hard for homeowners to know exactly what to expect when researching how to hire a Contractor. Though most feature their process on their website and brochures, no two projects are the same – it doesn’t matter if the professional has completed dozens or hundreds of similar projects in the past. Each homeowner’s visions will be different. Read more

Think You’re Ready to Start a Residential Remodel?

Have you binge watched a few home improvement reality shows and feel you’re ready for one of your own? Take our quiz to find out if you’re residential remodel ready.

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The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Cutting Remodeling Costs

When the average homeowner starts planning a home remodeling project, it’s inevitable that cost saving measures will be introduced to try and keep the cost down. While there are ways that homeowners can save money when they remodel their homes, it is important to remember that certain types of materials and services should not be part of any cost-cutting measures. Here are a few: Read more

Home Design Trends on the Rise in 2018

With the new year come new beginnings. If you’ve been following home design reality TV shows and consistently adding to your Pinterest “Dream home” board for the past few months, or even years; 2018 may be the year you’re ready to make those updates you’ve been dreaming of. Read more

It’s Not Too Late for a Kitchen Makeover This Holiday Season

Whether your guests are checking into your home for an extended stay or just for the day, this kitchen makeover holiday checklist will help make your home as inviting and comfortable as possible. Read more

What do Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Projects Cost?

Reality TV shows are a great source of inspiration. They leave you with tons of ideas for materials, products and appliances. However, they don’t shed a realistic light on what a kitchen and bathroom remodeling project will cost. It’s okay to enter the remodeling process with just a concept of the type of bathroom remodel or kitchen makeover you’d like.

The Good Contractors Organization & LoneStar

Home Professionals come a dime a dozen. If you’ve ever embarked upon a home remodel and have searched for a remodeling professional, you’ve seen firsthand that quantity is not the problem, quality is. According to the BBB, the most complained about industry is the remodeling industry. At LoneStar, we understand that the remodeling process can seem overwhelming enough for a