1. Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities – Part 2

    In my previous blog, we had touched on the fact that living and enjoying your home while disabled can be one of the most challenging aspects of daily life.  Common tasks like making a sandwich for lunch or going to the bathroom can not only be exhausting, but also straining on moral.  Last time, we spoke about ideas that could be implemented for the kitchen and bathroom that would make common ta…Read More

  2. Retro Decor: These Vintage Trends are Making a Comeback!

      Vintage Comeback Another big trend hitting 2016 is mixing vintage with modern/contemporary decor to create an eclectic, worldly and uniquely personal look.  Lots of clients are looking to add a touch of vintage to their newly remodeled project at Home Services Direct with furniture, finishes and/or color.  Design is always in the details and adding accent pieces to keep up with the trends is…Read More

  3. Home Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities – Part 1

    Owning a home can be one of the more satisfying investments in a person’s life, but for seniors aging in place and/or individuals with disabilities, a standard home can be far from livable and enjoyable.  It’s important to make sure that the home environment for those with disabilities provides the support they need to lead a safe and happy life.  After all, a home is only really a home if i…Read More

  4. Home Decor: The 90’s are making a comeback!

    Design trends just like fashion will come and go.  Trends will fluctuate in and out every 20 years or so which can be advantageous to those remodeling.  The current design trends coming back into style for 2016 are from the 1990’s.  We at HSD see a lot of 1990 homes being remodeled so if budget is a concern we can still utilize some of the trends below with a more modern look to create your n…Read More

  5. Kitchen Remodel: Cry Me a Kitchen!

    People cry for a multitude of reasons, but did you know that the first tear can tell why you’re crying? Thanks to long hours in the lab, scientists have figured out the first tear you cry has a story all its own. If your first tear comes from the right eye, those are tears for happiness. If the tear comes from the left eye first, those are tears from pain and/or sadness. What if you tears start …Read More

  6. Home Improvement Projects: PRO’S vs. DIYers

    Viewing the finished product of a home remodel, designed and built by professionals is inspiring, exciting, and delivers the best transformation of spaces. But it’s far from an easy process, as even an expert re-modeler will tell you. While one of the most compelling reasons behind D.I.Y. remodeling is the cost savings, there are many benefits to hiring a professional for your home renovation pr…Read More

  7. Options For Paving Your Driveway

    When it comes to curb appeal, most of us automatically think about a green lawn, a well-maintained home exterior, and a solid fence, but an old or unpaved driveway can be just as detrimental to your home’s curb appeal as dead grass or peeling paint. If your home’s exterior could use a boost, consider paving or repaving your driveway. While concrete is a versatile and long-lasting paving materi…Read More

  8. Choosing the Best Location for Your Home Addition Project Part Two

    Have you had to sacrifice your office, study, or library for a child’s bedroom? Are you tired of trying to make a small kitchen work for your growing family? Are your children becoming too old to comfortably share a room together? A home addition is a cost-effective solution to many problems such as these. In part one of this post, we looked at a couple of things to consider when choosing a loca…Read More

  9. Choosing the Best Location for Your Home Addition Project Part One

    Homeowners decide to add onto their homes for a variety of reasons. A small kitchen can become impractical for a growing family; spaces like offices, libraries, and studies are often sacrificed when a couple becomes pregnant and needs a nursery; and some homeowners even build entire apartment additions in order to house in-laws or rent-paying tenants. Whatever’s motivating your home addition pro…Read More

  10. Home Improvement: Confidence in your Contractor

      I recently came across this advertisement for a construction company from a newspaper from May 4, 1921. The ad reads as follows; Confidence in your contractor, your home is what your contractor makes it. His ability and experience is directly reflected in its beauty, its construction, its permanence. For many years we have built beautiful homes which surpass even the owners’ expectations.…Read More