7 Popular Design and Remodeling Trends (and Why People Love Them)

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On the hunt for a farmhouse style sink? Scouring Houzz for subway tile ideas? Join the club! Zillow Digs® analyzed over 200 million homes across the US that were sold between January 2014 and March 2016 to see how certain features positively affected their sale price. Homes that included terms such as “barn door” and […]

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The Smart Remodeler’s Guide Through 4 Phases of a Home Remodel

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Do you know what to expect during a remodel? There’s nothing worse than being unprepared. At Design Studio West, we’ve been through the process enough times to know! That’s why we decided to cover the four phases of a remodel, and a few steps to get through them. Keep in mind your process may look […]

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4 DIY Home Improvement Projects Americans Regretted in 2015

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What’s more expensive: doing a home improvement project by yourself, or hiring an expert to do it for you? Before you blurt out “DIY,” check out this 2015 study on homeowners by Zillow. Not only did many US homeowners regret taking on a big home project such as a room expansion or addition on their […]

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7 Places to Get Remodeling and Decorating Inspiration (That Aren’t Pinterest)

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One of the hardest things you’ll experience before a remodel? Pre-remodeling anxiety. Every decision, from your new bathroom floor plan to the simple hardware on your kitchen cabinets, can feel like a life-or-death decision. One of the best ways to alleviate pre-remodeling stress is by gathering plenty of inspiration. As you narrow down the details […]

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3 Jaw-Dropping Kitchen Makeovers to Inspire You

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When you’re in the initial stage of a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, it’s easy to get caught up in the messy details. Unfortunately, the details can be stressful and may distract you from your overall vision for the project. That’s why it’s so important to work with a design and remodeling firm that has […]

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