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Preparing for Home Renovation

Buying a home is an investment and should, therefore, be treated as one. Investing in your current home can offer impressive payoffs, whether you choose to move in the future or make it a permanent safe place for you and your family. Sometimes investment means...

Why a D.I.Y. Project is a D.O.N.’T. Project

DIY culture has inspired homeowners to embark on Do It Yourself projects that span from big projects like putting in tile flooring and removing wallpaper to small ones like making a backsplash and installing a sink. But what Instagram and HGTV don’t share are the...

The Pros and Cons of Fixer Uppers

Have you binge-watched so many HGTV shows that you feel primed and ready to take on a fixer-upper yourself?  Those shows paint the entire process as seamless, smooth running, and worth the sweat-equity, right?  However, it’s worth hitting the pause button for a...

Before Your Next Home Remodel: 4 Important Things To Know

Home remodeling projects are exciting steps forward as a homeowner, but they also involve some technical pieces that can get a little tricky if you aren't aware of them early on. The purpose of this post is to review the big ones to make your next remodel as seamless...

Kitchen Cabinet Remodels Make Life Simpler

The kitchen is a major part of every home, from evening meals and entertaining friends to the way a family starts its day. The kitchen’s design and accessibility are therefore aspects of a remodel that make sense to begin with, since even seemingly simple upgrades to...

Easy Changes to Help Age in Place

A home is a place of safety, contentment, enjoyment, and sanctuary to most folks. It’s the place you can kick back, relax, and just be you. Is it the place you want to stay as you retire? For the majority of people, that would be a resounding ‘Yes!’ Unless medically...

Social Distancing on the Job Site

Protection and safety – two words that we’re living by during the coronavirus pandemic. Those two words are part of the normal vocabulary for those in the home renovation industry. They are important words in any season. After all, we want our contractors to be safe...

Lael Homes Explains the HGTV Illusion

Who doesn’t love HGTV?  Thanks to Home and Garden Television, an entire nation aspires to be home renovators and interior designers.  But the reality behind some of our favorite reality TV isn’t so…realistic.  Local (and authentic) home builders and renovation...

Metallic Finishes in Decor

Recent design trends have brought golden metal back to the forefront of interior design and accent pieces. Where nickel-finish has largely ruled the game for the last few years, the trend to see shiny golden accents is a relatively new resurgence. So what’s the...

What is Grandmillennial?

You may have recently heard the newly coined term, “grandmillennial” and wondered — “HUH?” This mashed-up term is, as the name implies, a mix of grandmother’s style and the millennial generation. Grandmillennial celebrates the finer things of yesteryear — Laura...

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