Basement Remodeling Ideas

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The basement of a house is one that can be transformed in so many ways. Why keep a basement unfinished, when there are so many ways to use it? If you have this wasted space, check out some of the benefits of a complete remodel!

1. Adds Value To Your Home:

If you plan on selling your home at any point, having a refinished basement will make your house look more appealing to potential home buyers. Not to mention it can raise the value of your house. A new basement could simply pay off in the future.

2. Energy Efficiency Improvement: 

Remodeling a basement will naturally improve the insulation within your house. The remodeling process includes adding walls, flooring, drywall and so much more. Escaping the heat during the summer or staying warm during the winter will be much much more possible with a remodeled basement.

3. Extra Living Space:

If you’re tight on space, a newly remodeled basement can be exactly what you’re looking for. Ryann Reed Design Build is here to help customers make their dreams come true. Whether it be a kids playroom or a man cave, there are so many ways you utilize this space.

4. Make Some Extra Money:

You can make some good money renting out your basement. Some extra cash that could transform your life! A trusted remodeling contractor like Ryann Reed can install a bathroom, kitchen and all the amenities you may need to provide rent-able living space.

For more information, please feel free to reach out. Our team is here and wants you to understand what you can get from a new basement space.

 

 

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Tips for Choosing the Right Home Builder

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Shopping for a home builder should be done with great thoughtfulness and care. There are many home building firms out there, and they all have something to offer. You have the challenge of selecting one that fit your needs and can give you the home of your dreams. But how do you go about choosing the right home remodeling contractor? It is no simple undertaking; it takes time and effort when making such an important decision. Here are a few tips that can help you find a contractor that will leave you satisfied with a home where you can make great memories.

Know Your Needs

A good starting point when choosing a contractor is to decide on the type of home you desire and how much you are willing to spend to make it a reality. You may want a custom home, or seeking to move up into a bigger house; regardless, you need a builder who can work within your budget and build the type of home that you want. The builder has to be able to fit your needs and be able to understand your vision.

Research, Research, Research

Do your homework when searching for a builder. Every builder will tout how great they are at their job, but that could be far from the truth. There will be several choices in homebuilders when you start your search, and you should have criteria for selection. See if the builder has an online presence and how established they are as a contractor, or if they are relatively new to the market. Check out customer testimonials that can provide an unbiased view of the quality of a builder’s work. A builder should be able to show you finished pictures of their work, as well as floor plans, or even offer model home tours. Conduct thorough interviews and ask the tough questions, and find out about a builder’s license and insurance.

Make Quality a Top Priority

The quality of a builder’s work should be given considerable attention. You want to ensure that your home will be built well to your specifications, up to code and with quality materials. You want to avoid the possibility of having to make difficult, extensive and costly repairs in the future. Be sure to ask the builder for a tour of past projects and about the structural materials for building the home, and also check references.

Ryann Reed has the best selection of designs for you to choose from, that can match your needs and give you the home of your dream.

Join Ryann Reed For Our 1st Annual Charity Golf Outing

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An integral part of our company is giving back to the community and we are thrilled to have linked up with a charity such as the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

About The Event:

The proceeds from Ryann Reed’s 1st Annual Golf Outing will benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF). The CTF is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to funding clinical research on Neurofibromatosis (NF). While there is currently no cure, there is extensive research underway to develop effective treatments through drug screening and clinical trials.

Donations and fundraising make it possible for the CTF to continue making advancements in research, education, advocacy and patient care. The continued generosity of CTF’s donors, volunteers and partners is bringing us closer to finding a cure for NF.

Register or Donate Today!

Event Details:

WHEN:

September 21, 2018

TIME:

1 PM Shotgun Start

6 PM Dinner Banquet

WHERE:

The Bucks Club
2600 York Road
Jamison, PA 18929

DETAILS:

Individual: $135
Foursome: $500 per team
Both include golf, lunch & beer

DINNER:

Golfer: $25
Non-Gofer: $40

SPONSORHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

$500 – Lunch Sponsor
$2000 – Dinner Sponsor
$1000 – Beer Sponsor

Golf Hole Sign for All Company Foursomes

Benefits of A Home Addition

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Home Additions are an often afterthought when homeowners are looking to improve their house but they provide so many benefits. Additions are such a great way to transform empty space into anything that your heart desires! Listed below are some of the main benefits of expanding a room in your home.

More Space: 

Let’s start off with the most obvious answer to this whole post! From your kitchen to a bedroom, most people have a room in their home that they wish had more space. An addition provides exactly this as it can either allow your whole family to fit into your kitchen or it can add another play area for your children. The options are endless!

Alternative to Moving:

One of the main reasons that people move is because their family has grown and the current house cant hold everyone. Finding a good school for your kids and moving is such a hassle that getting a home addition could potentially solve everyone’s problems.

Extra Room will Increase Your Homes Value: 

After a few years, if you still find that you need more room, that previous home addition that you invested in will certainly pay dividends. Square footage is such an important measurement when a house is on the real estate market and every little bit of space helps.

Rent it Out: 

Building out a new bedroom and bathroom in your house provides you with the potential to rent out this extra space.

Extra Family Member:

This extra space can make you money in so many ways but it can also provide space if you need to house extra family members.

For more information on House Additions please feel free to reach out to the specialists at Ryann Reed Design Build. We can be contacted over the phone at 215-372-0040 or through our online contact form.

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Ways to redesign your kitchen on a budget

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Remodeling a kitchen can be an exciting and fun process for homeowners but it can also be daunting because of the impending costs that come along with it. Kitchen remodeling isn’t actually that expensive and if you follow some of our tips, you may be able to make a few updates yourself.

1. Map Out Your Vision

Nothing is more frustrating when you don’t know where to start. Mapping out your whole plan can save a lot of money by not accidentally buying products you don’t need. Once you find out what you want your kitchen to look like, it will be much easier to buy the necessary products. This will also save time as you wont be scrambling after each completed task of a remodel. If you have no idea, look online or ask a professional at a home design store what looks are ideal for a little inspiration.  One thing you have to consider is, is it doable yourself or do you need an expert to help you out?

2. Getting To Work

Here are some cheaper items that you should take into consideration when building out a plan.

  • Changing the cabinet covers.
  • Instead of spending cash to replace the entire cabinet system, you can buy new handles and replace them. Run to your local home craft goods store and pick a style that suits you.
  • You can also paint over the old cabinets to give them a more refreshing look.
  • Do your walls look plain? You can either buy some wallpaper or show off your artistic skills by painting a cool design to give it a nice finishing look.
  • Add a few paintings to complement the Feng shui of your room, this is your kitchen, find your Zen.
  • A change in lighting fixtures may give you a brighter look on how you see your kitchen.

Small updates like these can make a big difference until you’re ready for a full kitchen remodel. Once that time comes, reach out to the specialists at Ryann Reed!

Common mistakes homeowners make during a remodel

Mistakes Homeowners Make During a Remodel

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One thing most homeowners tend to forget when taking on their own kitchen remodel is that they’ve never done it before. Mistakes are bound to happen, some could be significant and costly and other times could be small but straightforward to fix. Either way, we are always learning. Here are 5 of the common mistakes homeowners make during a remodel and how to avoid them.

Underestimating Your Budget

One of the most common issues we encounter with our clients is handling their budget. Expenses can easily add up without you expecting it. This can be troublesome when realizing you may have to overspend midway through a project. Good advice is to save up an extra 15% of your cost estimate. This ensures if you run into any issues or plans for additional costs, you’re not overwhelmed.

Not Double-Checking Your Permits

Homeowners often don’t get the required permits when starting a construction project and that can cost you dearly. However, keep in mind, you are not an expert in this, and it is your local contractor’s job to remind to have this checked before getting started.

Going With The Flow

It’s easy to get carried away with the smallest details when remodeling a kitchen. As soon as the new countertop, island, or cabinet is installed people often want to add some tile or other modern material to best compliment their new addition. But, this unplanned addition this can end up costing you more than you first anticipated.

Underestimating Material Costs

When it comes to ordering materials such as flooring, siding or tile, a good rule of thumb is to order 15-20% extra, which you can always sell away or use any extra for other areas. Ordering a second batch separately may cost a lot more if not included in the original set.

Underestimating time.

This all depends on what season you plan on having your kitchen remodeled. Time is very important, and not only does that mean more money but it also can disrupt your normal daily life. You may have to cancel plans such as vacations or work parties you’ve been looking forward to. Being organized by communicating with your contractors will save valuable time down the road.

3 Benefits of Hiring a Professional For Your Home Remodel

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Whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, basement or add a room to increase living space, you should consider hiring a professional home remodeler, like Ryann Reed Design Build. Here are three significant reasons why hiring a professional contractor for your home will benefit you.

  1.    You’ll Save Time.

At Ryann Reed Design Build, we have dealt with a lot of homeowners who try to take on jobs that are out of their skill level. They think they understand how long a project will take but often vastly underestimate it. When working on a project, life can get in the way which enables us to delay our work. When hiring a professional, we have a set schedule that ensures the project is completed on time.

  1.    You’ll save money.

Many homeowners think it’s wise and cheaper to do renovation work themselves. However, they could not be more wrong. Professional remodeling contractors have industry contacts they trust and have worked with for many years, which gives them the best price for a high-quality product. That will save you money in the long run especially when working with a budget. When you do it yourself, costs can quickly get out of control, especially if you are inexperienced.

  1.  You’ll be proud of the result.

When putting in so much attention to the project, you want the result to either match or exceed your expectations. This may be tricky to vision if you are a DIY newbie. Our team at Ryann Reed, are the best of the best and want you to experience the professionalism and pure beauty that you deserve. 

If you’re looking to make significant upgrades to your home in Langhorne, PA, please feel free to get in touch with our design team at Ryann Reed for a free consultation. We will walk you through our process to ensure you are receiving the best solution for your home needs. For more information contact us at 215-372-0040.

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