Spring has arrived and with it longer days, bright sunshine, and beautiful flowers. Now is the time to dust off the grill, sweep the porch and get ready for lazy afternoons relaxing in the warm spring and summer weather.

There is no better place to relax then your own screened porch. They allow you to enjoy warm weather all day and all night by keeping the sun from directly shining on your face and keeping the bugs out at night. If you want to design the perfect indoor/outdoor space here are some tips for making your screened porch the best room in the house.

  • Beadboard on the Ceiling. Add charm and visual interest to your screened porch by installing beadboard on the ceiling. You can paint it bright white for a beachy feel or use natural oak for a more earthy, cabin look.
  • Fan. No screened porch is complete without a ceiling fan. Let cool air circulate and provide the perfect breeze during those hot summer nights. With new designs ceiling fans can be functional and decorative.
  • Hanging Bed. Why stick with a normal porch swing when you can have a hanging day bed installed. A contractor can give you a sturdy, comfortable sleeping space for those afternoon siestas.
  • Light. The best screened porches are open and airy. If you have one that feels closed off, open up the walls by installing more windows. Leave it open with the screens only during the spring and summer months.
  • Rugs. Put one or two large rugs down to create visual interest and a soft place for children to play.
  • Seating. Think about how you like to entertain and provide more than enough seating options for guests. You can use the standard outdoor furniture or use a traditional, comfortable couch. Since the porch is fully covered there is no need to use outdoor furniture only. Your porch can become an extension of your home.
  • Dining Table. Eating dinner outdoors is a summer favorite. Place a large table on your screened porch so that guest can dine outside without batting away pesky mosquitoes. Picnic benches are nice and can easily be dressed up with a table cloth.

If you currently have a deck, or want one, Cipriani Remodeling Solutions can convert a portion of it into a screened porch and extend your homes living space. You will end up with more room in your home and a place your family can enjoy year long. By installing heating and electrical you can close up your porch and use it during the fall and winter. This room can easily be your family’s favorite place to spend summer days. Give us a call to learn how we can give your family the perfect summer hangout spot.

Let’s face it – the bathroom gets a lot of use. Instead of getting ready every morning in a dark, cramped space, you could be in an open and airy room that you enjoy using. Remodeling your bathroom can be fun and easy. Since the space is small it can typically be remodeled quickly and without interfering with the functionality of the rest of your home. As an added bonus when you remodel the bathroom you are likely to get that expense back when you sell it in the future. This is an investment that will pay you back now in comfort and later in resale value.

Here are ten easy ways to update your bathroom:

  • Mirror. Remove the solid wall mirror and replace it with one, or two, framed mirrors. This is an opportunity to add character to your bathroom space and use a wood finish you like.
  • Lighting. Exposed bulbs are boring and dated. Have lighting installed that provides you with the proper amount you need for applying makeup while also looking gorgeous.
  • Fans. Too many homes were built without appropriate bathroom ventilation. A contractor can install a fan and window. This will keep the air circulating and help you avoid pesky mold.
  • Tile Shower. A custom tile shower can turn your bathroom from ordinary into spa like. You can select the color and size of your tiles and have custom ledges and storage installed.
  • Music. By installing a shower head that has speakers you can listen to music while getting ready.
  • Vanity. Most vanities are boxy and boring. You can have one installed that looks like a dresser, piece of art, or retro. Regardless of your personal taste, there is a vanity that is perfect for you.
  • Color. Bathrooms are a small, closed off space. This is your opportunity to take a risk and experiment with your favorite color. The powder room doesn’t have to be white. Try your favorite green, Tuscan finish, or wallpaper.
  • Hardware. If you like your existing vanity you can still upgrade your bathrooms look by having unique or custom hardware installed. This can include a new faucet and drawer pulls.
  • Flooring. Have wide-planked wood floors or gorgeous tile installed in your bathrooms floor. Since the space is small splurge on high end tile.
  • Décor. If you want to refresh your bathroom on a budget change the décor. You can buy a new shower curtain, rug, towels and accessories for a new look and feel.

At Cipriani Remodeling Solutions we can turn your ordinary bathroom into a gorgeous place that you like spending time in. Call us today to learn how we can take functional spaces and turn them into show stoppers. Your bathroom can be beautiful and functional.

Cape Cod charm is something that brings a smile to many faces and makes a home feel cozy and warm. If you are tired of your homes look and want to update it, a Cape Cod remodel is an easy way to give your home a facelift. With attention to detail and character touches you can turn the ordinary into fantastic.

Here is how you can add Cape Cod charm to your home:

  • Shutters. This is a simple and inexpensive way to add character to the front of your home. Install shutters around your front, exterior windows in a contrasting color. If your home is a dark blue, add white shutters. If your home is white, consider navy or black shutters. The contrast is what makes them pop.
  • Planter Boxes. Flowers add color and beauty to the front of any home and planter boxes are simply charming. Install them underneath your windows and fill them with large, beautiful plantings. If you want to have an Americana feel, plant bright red and white flowers.
  • Picket Fence. A white picket fence used to be synonymous with the dream of home ownership. While this trend has been widely abandoned they were popular for a reason. A white picket fence speaks of a quieter time and lazy days spent outside, playing as a family.
  • Bead board. Classic white tongue and groove paneling has graced the walls of many Cape Cod homes. It can be installed in hallways, bathrooms, and bedrooms to give your home a touch of comfortable elegance. You can even install it around a built in tub.
  • Builtin Cabinetry. Install built in cabinets and cubbies throughout your home for a clean and elegant way to store keepsakes and hide toys. Have them installed on the family room wall, in your bedroom, and hallway.
  • Window Seating. Make the most of dormer windows by have a bench window seat installed under each one. This is the perfect place to cozy up with a good book while enjoying the natural light that the window provides.
  • Wood Floors. Wide plank wood flooring feels open, clean, and airy. Combined with light colored walls it can open up your home.
  • Hardware. Throw out the standard hardware that came with your home and replace it with more rustic pieces. This attention to detail is what makes a home unique.
  • Bunk beds. Bring back memories of warm summer afternoons at the beach. Install built in bunk beds in one of your smaller guest rooms. Whether you have kids at home or weekend visitors, built in bunks add charm and bring back childhood memories.

Give your home a facelift without an expensive remodel. You can add Cape Cod charm to your home with mostly cosmetic upgrades that don’t involve plumbing and electrical – simply a good carpenter. We can turn your home into a cozy place that you never want to leave. Give us a call today and learn how Cipriani Remodeling Solutions can work for you!

Is your home dark and dreary? Is the weather outside gorgeous but you wouldn’t know it? Whether your home doesn’t have enough light or your windows are simply outdated and unattractive now is the perfect time to install new windows into your home and let the light in.

Spring has arrived and with it beautiful, warm weather that you and your family will want to enjoy. There are many new variations of windows that turn what used to be a boring component of your home, into a beautiful show stopper.

Installing new windows is not only a way to add beauty to your home but also a way to save on energy bills. Poorly insulated windows can make the house colder in winter and hotter is summer. The amount you spend replacing windows you will get back in utility savings over time. This worthwhile investment can make your home more comfortable to live in while making it more attractive.

Here are some window ideas you can use:

  1. Skylight. You can add light to rooms throughout your house by installing skylights. People typically think of them for the kitchen but using them in a bathroom, family room, and other living spaces can brighten up your home. They are especially useful if your home is shaded.
  2. Bay windows. Instead of having flat windows, have a bay window installed. It allows you to capture light from multiple directions, enhances views, and can provide the space for a built in window seat. You can add charm and light at the same time.
  3. Circular windows. You can add delightful circular windows to areas of your home that typically wouldn’t have one. This includes long hallways, staircases, pantries and more. They can be as large or small as you like and can be installed alone or in a grouping.
  4. Floor to Ceiling Windows. Whether a modern loft or a brick colonial you can install floor to ceiling windows in your living and family rooms for a dramatic effect.
  5. Curved Windows. Who said windows have to be angular? Install an arched window on top of pre-existing ones for more light and an elegant touch.
  6. Energy Star Certified. Look for this certification to ensure that the new windows you purchase will be energy efficient and save you the most money. The Energy Start certification covers items like U-Factor, Air Leakage, and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient rating. Compare ratings on windows when determining which ones you want to purchase.

New windows can transform the look and feel of your home. Hiring a professional contractor is essential for making sure they are installed properly. Energy efficient windows won’t help if they aren’t sealed correctly. At Cipriani Remodeling Solutions we can make sure that your new windows add elegance, light, and practicality to your home. We do the job right, the first time, so call us today to discuss your home remodeling ideas.

Updating the flooring in your home is a quick way to transform you entire house from something that feels outdated to modern and sleek, warm and cozy, or visually intriguing. As a contractor we can install a variety of flooring options into your home. Gone are the days of make a choice between wood floors and carpeting. With so many products on the market your home can have a customized look with flooring that is perfectly suited to your lifestyle and personal taste.

Here is some of our favorite flooring options:

  • Rustic Hardwood. Wide plank hard wood floors add natural character to any home while also adding a touch of history. If you live in a newer home but have an affinity for older things this is a fantastic solution for “aging” your home. If you are willing to pay more you can even find reclaimed flooring that has been used elsewhere.
  • Patterns. Whether tile flooring or painting on hardwood you can have a patterned floor that adds a level of intrigue to your home. This is best done in an area where you want to make a statement like the hallway, kitchen, or sun room. The fun thing about patterns is that you can do whatever you want and if using tile you can also select color patterns that match your personal style, while black and white is the most common.
  • Mosaic. Beautiful mosaic tiles can add glamour to any room. With a variety of gorgeous colors to pick from you can have a designer floor matching the color of your walls, furniture and accessories. This is also best done in a smaller space like the bathroom or a section of the entry way.
  • Tile. Using tile as a flooring option throughout your home is perfect for warm climates and in homes you want to keep cool. Tile is easy to clean, comes in a variety of neutral colors and sizes. Water doesn’t seep into the tile so it is ideal in rooms like the kitchen and bathroom while its durability works well for high traffic areas like the hallway. If you like tile but want warm feet consider installing in-floor heating.
  • Carpet. There are so many styles and patterns to choose from that carpeting can now be a way to express your personal style and taste. If you love the feel of soft carpet under foot don’t settle for boring beige. Instead look for patterns or textures that add interest to your floors.

When selecting new flooring for your home it is important to consider who lives there and how your home is used. For example if you are empty nesters it may be the perfect time to add mosaic tiles throughout the home for a touch of glamour. Families with young kids may want to add visual interest with more durable tile, patterns on wood floor, or patterned carpeting. Our clients are happy surprised at how easy it is to give their home a whole new look by simply replacing and updating their flooring choices. Call us today to see what Cipriani Remodeling Solutions can do for you.