Anyone who loves to grill has dreams of the ultimate outdoor cooking space. A state-of-the-art grill, beautiful patio tiling, maybe even a TV: there are plenty of gorgeous homes with outstanding outdoor kitchens from which to draw inspiration. Before you start drawing up those blueprints, here are some must-haves for any outdoor kitchen:
When you’re thinking about your dream kitchen, what comes to mind? Paint color? A must-have appliance? Maybe you skip straight to decorating.
Today, we want to talk to you about one of the most humble parts of the space: the floor. This hardworking and often-overlooked aspect of your design is hugely important. Trends come and go; quality flooring can be timeless and last for decades.
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Remodeling or renovating may feel overwhelming because it’s an unfamiliar process that is, in some ways, out of your control. What should you be doing during the process? Here are some Dos & Don’ts for you to follow during your remodel.
Do participate in the process.
“I enjoy customers who enjoy the process,” Paul Ewing, owner of The Ewing Companies, explained. “Those who are involved, who foster a great relationship with you: those clients are the best.” Communicate with your contractors, get to know them, and be honest about what you like and dislike during the planning phases. Remodeling and renovating can be stressful, but client participation makes everything smoother. And it ensures you’ll be happier at the end, too.
Don’t disregard your budget
While we can all get caught up in daydreaming about our dream kitchen, you have a budget for a reason. Overextending your finances will cause stress, strain, and may result in an incomplete remodel. So before you start, sit down with a contractor, set a number, and stay as close to that number as possible.
Do Treat the Workers Well
We’ve been taught since kindergarten to follow the Golden Rule. Remodeling is no different. “Treat contractors with utmost respect and they will treat you the same,” said Paul Ewing. “Treat [the workers] well and make them feel welcome.” Remember that the people working on your dream kitchen are human, and by default are worthy of respect and kindness. And happy workers will produce a better end product.
Following those 3 easy things will ensure you’re doing your part to make the remodel or renovation a success. It’s that simple! If this has helped ease your worries and you’re ready to take the remodel plunge, give us a call. We’d be glad to get to know you, your dreams, and your needs for your new space.
When the newest member of our design team, Kristi Dickson, begins designing a new space, she doesn’t just design something that will work. She designs spaces that will work for you.
Paul Ewing, owner and founder of The Ewing Companies, is not a man you might assume takes risk. His journey to starting his family-owned business, however, was just that: a leap of faith.
Paul got his start in the remodeling business at an early age. His father converted old homes in Bluefield, West Virginia into apartments, teaching his son the ins and outs of remodeling as he worked. Paul enjoyed working hands on but looked forward to managing a larger company that did multiple projects.
When you walk into our South Main showroom, it is clear that you have a lot of options to choose from. We’re ready to design and build your dream space while partnering with great brands for all your building needs.
Here at The Ewing Companies, we dream big. From keeping up with the latest trends, to designing and building your dream space, we’re ready for anything. We partner with great companies that allow our creativity to run wild.
Great news! We’re hiring for two positions at The Ewing Companies. It’s very exciting to add to our growing team here in Blacksburg, Virginia.