6 Things To Consider When Planning a Home Addition
A home addition is a great way to convert your home’s space for extra functionality and comfort. It allows you to create a necessary space, like an extra bedroom, a specialized space, like a music room, or increased storage. Home additions can be costly and complicated...
When’s the Best Time of Year to Remodel a House?
Urgent renovations should happen as soon as possible, but if you’re dreaming of an updated kitchen or a living room makeover, a little planning for your remodel can save you hassle and money. Colder months can bring savings, but renovation projects might only...
Why Is Winter The Best Time To Remodel Your Basement?
The winter season is a great time to remodel your basement. Don’t believe us? Then here are some reasons why winter is the best time to remodel your basement. 1. Contractors Aren’t As Busy: Typically, December through February are the least busy months for...
10 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Remodeling Your Kitchen
Are you making these common kitchen renovation mistakes? Before you start ripping out your cabinets and shopping for new appliances, answer these 10 key questions that can save you time, money and heartache. We’ve all been tempted to take a sledgehammer...
Should You Upgrade Your Basement in Winter?
Are you planning to upgrade your basement? If so, when is the right time to do it? Should you wait until spring? If you’re living in a region with a cold climate, winters can be notoriously harsh. This sometimes discourages homeowners from doing any home improvement...
Fall Renovation Ideas and Projects 2022
1. Check Your Furnace: Heading into the cold season, ensure that your furnace applies the appropriate heat. Having a defective furnace when needed most could lead to sickness. Using an efficient fuel source like natural gas also helps save money in the long run...
The Ultimate Guide to Adding a Second Level to Your Home
Ripping the roof off your house and adding a second-story addition might sound like a drastic means of gaining space, but a total home makeover makes sense in various situations. In some cases, second story addition plans could be a big money-saver...
4 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Bathroom
Giving your bathroom an upgrade can make all the difference to your home. While you may not necessarily spend as much time in it as you would in your own bedrooms or kitchens, it nonetheless serves an important purpose that can determine the comfort and...
Build Your Dream Deck This Summer
With summer quickly approaching, you may be wondering how to make the most out of the warmer weather. A deck not only provides a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, but it can also become a social area to entertain, cook, and play games. When building a...
How To Turn Your Kitchen Into The Social Hub Of Your Home
They say that home is where the heart is; and if that’s true, you’ve undoubtedly got a room that you spend most of your time in. From this perspective, the kitchen seems like the obvious choice. Everyone will enter it at some point of the day, you can fit multiple people...
Mudroom vs. Foyer: Pros, Cons and Differences Explained
A large, spacious foyer is both convenient and pleasing to the eye. It's nice to walk into a home with plenty of room to remove outdoor wear and shoes. It's also nice, as homeowner, to have a room like a mudroom where you can store outdoor gear and have an entry...
Why You Should Consider Professional Bathroom Renovations
Whether you want to make it bright, clean, spa-like, cozy, or comforting, bathrooms are no longer just utilitarian spaces. The bathroom should be a place where you can unwind and relax after a long day. Furthermore, even a small improvement can bring...
How a Spa Bathroom at Home Can Change Your Life and Your Property Value
With the rocky year we’ve all had, it’s important to have a sanctuary in your own home where you can relax, unwind, and have a “Calgon, take me away” kind of experience. Establishing that personal space can do a lot of good for your mental health...
Building Up Vs. Building Out
There are two main ways to add onto a house: horizontally or vertically. This is often dictated by the purpose of the addition — kitchen additions invariably go out, for example — but it's not always that cut and dry. There's sometimes more than one way to...
10 Renovation Trends You’ll be Seeing a Lot of in 2022
As much as we willed 2021 to be a return to “normal”—or at least a departure from 2020—the year was still an uphill battle full of uncertainty. Some of us slowly returned to an office, which we inhabited only part-time. New commutes began from...
Building Kitchens for 21st Century
Kitchen is a place which is frequently visited and often used. To some it is more important than the living room or the bedroom. This is a place which tickles your taste buds and satiates your stomach. There have been tremendous variations in the ambience...
How Much Can a Bathroom Remodel Add to Property Value?
Many homeowners wonder which remodeling project will return the best bang for your buck. Among the home projects with the highest return on investment, the bathroom has consistently ranked on this list. In fact, bathrooms have surpassed kitchens...
17 Reasons to Add a Deck to Your Home
There are many reasons to add a deck to your home. The biggest one is to enjoy the outdoors. A deck gets you outside. A deck adds space, entertaining and value to your house, here are 17 specific reasons for a deck...
Transform Your Basement Into a Livable Room with Our Best Tips
Basements are often missed opportunities—with a little bit of work, they could double as an extra bedroom or a general family hangout. Sure, making an underground area feel warm and welcoming has its challenges. However, most basements are prime...
2021 Summer Remodeling Trends
This season’s top remodeling trends blend creative interior and exterior spaces that can easily transition from family dinners to social gatherings, and everything in between. Here’s a look at the top remodeling projects you can expect to see this summer...
Summer Home Renovations: 10 Projects You Can Do Over The Weekend
The sun is shining, the weather is sweet; it must be time for summer home renovations. For the common homeowner, the summer season represents the optimal time to complete necessary improvements around the house, including the extensive honey-do list...
5 Benefits of Building a Deck at Your Home!
Are you looking for some creative ideas to improve the curb appeal of your home? If yes, we’re happy to have you here! Here, in this feature, We will guide you through some intriguing benefits of building a deck in your house...
Top 2021 Kitchen Trends with Long-Lasting Style
After a tumultuous year, design experts share a reason to look forward to the future: warm, welcoming kitchens with staying power. For the better part of 2020, many of us spent more time at home than ever before, and the ways in which we cook, entertain...
Try These Popular Home Renovation Ideas for Spring
With spring right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to plan a home remodel in the Hudson Valley. Here are some popular renovation ideas, provided by Peak Construction, based in Fishkill and Katonah...
7 Benefits Of A Home Addition
Home additions are a great way to transform your home and give your family the necessary amenities and space they always dreamed of. While many families across America look into remodeling plans, others are taking full advantage...
Eight Residential Bathroom Design Trends For 2021
Last year's dramatic events, especially the Covid-19 pandemic, will continue to exert their influence on our homes in this new year. So will the urge to invite technology in to add convenience and escapism to our lives...
21 Kitchen Design Trends We Predict Will Be Huge for 2021
If we were giving out an Unsung Hero award for 2020, it’d go to the home kitchen. Every single home kitchen in America, actually. With staying in being the new going out, we’ve all logged way more time than usual in our home kitchens. While many of us are struggling with...
Reasons to Remodel Your Basement
If you are unhappy with your outdated Salt Lake County home, updating it can give it a breath of fresh air. Remodeling your basement is one of the best ways to do that. Not only will you get the basement that you want, but it will raise the value of your home...
Your Ultimate Guide to Second-Level Home Additions
We've gathered everything you need to know about home additions, including second-story additions, the cost of adding a second story, and fitting into your neighborhood. After you read our guide to second-level home additions, this remodeling project won't seem so scary...
Creating A Basement Game Room: 4 Tips And 41 Examples
If you have a basement, you can use it for various purposes: make a basement bar, a kitchen, a bathroom, a family room, a home cinema or realize your dream – create a game room...
Planning Guide: Porches
A new or spruced up front porch can improve a home’s curb appeal and add enjoyable outdoor living space. Design your dream porch with the help of our step-by-step planning guide...
What You Should Know About Porches
Some people might think of a porch as the place the elderly sit on their rocking chairs to watch the world go by. But savvy homeowners understand if you want a place to relax, entertain or greet guests, a porch can be a useful addition to a well-designed.....
Spring is Coming! Time to Give Your Deck a Facelift
Come spring the deck becomes a go-to entertaining spot for many homeowners. This is a great place to relax after a long day or mingle with family and friends on a weekend BBQ party.
Bathroom remodeling guide: Dos and don'ts
An expertly remodeled master bathroom will provide years of pleasure and comfort. But do an amateur job and you'll be reminded of the fact every day. It's a tricky space, unfortunately, with lots of moving parts crammed into a tight footprint, not to mention the volumes of water ready to exploit any and all leaks. Setting a budget and planning ahead are two ways to keep your project on track.....
10 Parts of the Home You Can (and Should) Renovate in Winter
Don't let the brutal winter weather keep you down. Being holed up inside is actually the perfect excuse for finishing these home improvement projects....
Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen
For many households the kitchen is the center of the home and the hub of activity. Remodeling the kitchen can be a major undertaking. It is not just the expense, but also the inconvenience to the household that gives many homeowners pause when considering such an undertaking...
Basement Remodel: Splurge vs. Save
Once you've tallied up the cost of your basement remodeling project, the final price tag can be shocking. As with any home improvement project, staying within a certain budget means clarifying your priorities...
Second-Level Home Additions
Everything you need to know about home additions, including second-story additions, the cost of adding a second story, and fitting into your neighborhood. After you read our guide to second-level home additions, this hefty project won't seem so scary after all...
10 Home Theater Design Ideas That'll Make Movie Night So Much Better
The only thing better than going to the movies is enjoying one from the comfort of your very own home theater. If you're ready to commit or just starting to research the process, these ten home theater design ideas, ...
16 Summer Home Renovations That Won't Break the Bank
With the warmer weather, and much-sought additional vacation days, also comes the idea of exploring summer home renovations that not only improve the quality of your abode, but also add value to your property…
Making the Most of Your Deck This Summer
While decks are certainly a beautiful addition to any home, there's no time better than the summer to really indulge in the beauty of a deck.Read More
The Lowdown on Adding a Second Story to Your Home
Some homeowners who live in a single story house consider adding on a second floor to increase the size of their home. This can be done for many reasons – family size expansion, increasing the value of the home, simply wanting more space, etc.Read More
Thinking Of Extending Your Home? Here's What You Should Know (Part 2)
Number 6... You are making an investment – so try not to feel too guilty about the cost!Read More
Thinking Of Extending Your Home? Here's What You Should Know
In my job I continually meet people who say they have always thought about extending their home – but for some reason or other they hesitate to take the first step. Often they find it daunting because a) they presume that getting a quote for such a big project will be a nightmare in itself and/or b) they presume it will be out of their budget anyway. Or c) they've heard an extending horror story from friends and now they're having reservations.Read More
10 GOOD REASONS TO BUILD YOUR OWN HOME
There are several excellent reasons why you should consider building your own property. Who knows – perhaps this article could give you the confidence you need to create a dream living space for your family. Let's take a look at some of the best reasons to embrace the self-build ethos.Read More
Kitchen Trends in 2019 to Get Ready For
We've put together the 2019 kitchen trends with the help of our best kitchen designers and experts to help you get started with your kitchen renovations! Your kitchen design is important as this room tends to be the centerpiece of your home; it's where we entertain most of our guests, while preparing a meal or sharing some drinks. Spending hours a day in this room is surely not uncommon. Thinking of a new kitchen gets homeowners quite excited – especially if it's well overdue. So let's cut to the chase and get to the hottest kitchen trends for 2019.Read More
The Benefits of a Screened Porch
Decks and patios are great for when the weather is clear and warm; but wouldn't it be nice to enjoy them year round? By creating a screened porch, you're opening that outdoor space for your use all year long, which means you're getting more out of your home—and that's a goal everyone should aim for. Even if you don't have an existing porch to screen, adding a screened porch to your home is simple, and easily one of the more cost-effective ways of getting to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your porch.Read More
Ideas to Inspire Your Dream Bathroom Remodel
Bathroom remodels have consistently high returns on investment year after year. But whether you're looking for a higher resale value or you simply want to make your life easier, these remodeling ideas are sure to enhance both.Read More
How to Evaluate Your House for a Garage Addition
Maybe you're tired of getting drenched as you dash to your car on stormy days. Or you dream about having more space for storage, a workshop, a home gym, a kids' play area, or even an office. Before you can decide whether to go ahead with a garage addition project, you'll need to make a few decisions. When planning to add a garage you'll need to consider size, siting, access, and how the garage addition relates to the architecture of the house.Read More
2018 Basement Remodeling Trends
These days the average home buyer looks for a basement because of the possibilities it presents. Most basements are unfinished spaces that serve as storage. Many of them are large enough to be converted for another purpose. The early days of basement remodeling saw basic improvements to make the space livable. Now, many feature outstanding designs with high quality finishes. Here some of the remodeling trends you should be keeping an eye on for 2018.Read More
7 Tips on Building a Mother-In-Law Suite
Mother-in-law suites are whatever you need them to be. Bed and bath additions to a home, converted rooms, free-standing apartments or in home suites. What they all have in common is their preferred location on the ground floor for accessibility and their added sales appeal (generally they increase property value, but by how much depends on the kind of addition you create and can be up to 60%). The additional space can also be used...Read More
5 advantages of hiring a contractor for a home renovation
So you want to do some renovations in your home? Maybe you want to do some cosmetic updating, change the layout to make your space more functional, or take care of some household repairs. Renovating a home is a big undertaking, and likely quite a large investment for you. For the DIY-er, it's important to know what to not do. Some jobs should be left to professionals. Even if the project costs more money than it would if you did it yourself (or that family member that has offered to help out), it's worth the peace of mind.Read More
Deck vs Patio: The Pros and Cons of Each
If your Monmouth County home is in dire need of some outdoor space, adding a patio or deck can increase your square foot without robbing your children of their college educations. Each option offers an area to gather with friends and family, grill out, and relax under the sun (or stars); the option you choose will likely depend on your budget, space and needs. In this article we’ll take a look at the benefits of both patios and decks so your hardest decision will be where to place the grill.Read More
Increase Your Home’s Appeal with a Porch
There is a growing demand among Monmouth County homeowners for attractive outdoor spaces that increase comfort and enjoyment. Whether you are looking for a place to entertain guests or to spend a quiet evening outdoors, adding a porch can increase your living space, make the home look more spacious, and improve the curb appeal of your property.Read More
How to Create a Spa-Style Bathroom
Whether you’ve seen it on Pinterest, interior design blogs or maybe even a builder’s home listing, one trend is taking the home design industry and Monmouth County by storm: the spa-style bathroom. A modern white bathroom complete with a spa bath tub, a sink, white surfaces, wooden cabinets and beautifully-designed windows. These luxurious-looking rooms may seem like something of a dream, but what if we told you it’s a perfectly practical idea to incorporate into your home?Read More
Second Story Additions In New Jersey: 7 Tips To Consider
J Millett Construction Of Aberdeen, NJ Provides Tips To Consider When Adding A Second Story To Your Home. Adding a second story to your New Jersey home is great when you need to add space to your home and don't want to expand farther out onto your property. Adding a second story can double the living space and is an exciting change for you and your family, but there are a few things to consider before getting underway with this remodeling project.Read More
10 Home Design Trends To Watch In 2018
New Year’s is just around the corner, and while you’re deciding on your annual resolutions, the design world is setting its sights on what styles will be big this year. J Millett Construction Inc. of Aberdeen, NJ, shares 10 home design trends you might see in 2018.Read More
Pros And Cons Of Three Popular Kitchen Layouts
If you’re remodeling your kitchen or designing a new one, your first order of business is choosing a layout. Your layout determines the way you cook, socialize and entertain. Here’s the skinny on three common layouts to help you pick a winner.Read More
Monmouth County Home Improvements: Which Best Increase Home Value?
If you want to make a good investment, you can do it right at home. Improvements to the exterior of your home, including the yard, can reap a higher selling price when you’re ready to move. And in the meantime, your family will enjoy the upgrades.Read More
How to Avoid the 10 Most Common Kitchen Design Dilemmas
When it comes to kitchen planning, designers hear the same complaints from homeowners about what's wrong or frustrating about their kitchens. Most of these recurring problems and their resulting complaints stem from a kitchen not having been designed with the owners' needs in mind (often the case, of course, with inherited kitchens).Read More
The Ultimate Basement Moisture Control Guide For Your New Basement
It is important to explore all options when the health and safety of your family relies upon keeping your basement free from moisture. It begins with some easy and quick DIY fixes, but you still might find the moisture to be persistently problematic.Read More
It's Not Too Late to enjoy your outdoor space this summer season
It's not too late to make your outdoor space more inviting. This guide will provide you with 28 awesome projects that can make your outdoor space the best it can be. Have you always dreamt of adding to an existing outdoor deck? How about an outdoor pizza oven for your head-chef husband? How about ideas for ways to hide that eyesore air conditioning unit? Make all of these possibilities a reality by choosing J. Millet Construction for your at-home construction needs!Read More
9 KITCHEN TRENDS THAT CAN'T GO WRONG
Your kitchen is the one place where you want to be really careful about trendy choices. The last thing you want is a kitchen that’s out of sync in just a few years simply because you followed a trend. Instead, look at the trends in terms of the value they bring to your life and your home.
Here are nine trends that are popular now, but have staying power because they address lifestyle needs, convenience, and savings — ensuring you’ll enjoy your kitchen for many years to come.Read More
25 Design Trends Coming to Homes Near You
The modern home is always evolving. And to get an idea of what it's evolving to, look no further than what's happening within its walls today. With that in mind, we delved into our New This Week series, sifting through Houzz discussions and data to find out what materials, strategies and concepts will be coming to more homes in 2017.Read More
The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make
When it comes to home improvement in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, some dollars stretch more than others. If you're on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend those dollars wisely. Here are eight affordable (under $5,000) home improvement projects that'll help you enjoy your home more today and provide excellent financial return in the future.Read More
7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling
Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride. A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. A complete kitchen renovation with a national median cost of $60,000 recovers...Read More
9 Kitchen Trends
If you’re anticipating the newest kitchen trends, we’re right there with you. So what might the quintessential 2017 kitchen look like? We asked two interior designers for a sneak peek at what’s to come. Hi-tech workstations, ’80s glam and muted color schemes are just a few of the looks they say will lead the pack. Here are nine trends they predict will define kitchen design in the new year.Read More
Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride.Read More
Home Value Improvement
The value that you have in your home is the single most important reason why you own instead of rent a home. In the this recent economy of falling house values and unstable housing market statistics, every home owner should know how to put more value back into their homes. Although making home improvements is not a sure-fire way to increase the value, it will at the very least make you more competitive against your competition.Read More
As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent.Read More
What Buyers Demand in New Homes
One persistent trend is energy-efficient homebuilding, the pinnacle of which might be what Sloan Ritchie, founder of Cascade Built, a custom sustainable homebuilder in Seattle, describes as a "passive house. "This type of home is so airtight and has so much extra insulation and such high-quality windows that a furnace might not even be needed.Read More
The Latest Trends in Home Construction and Renovation
The whole point of building a custom home or doing a major renovation is to create a space that is wholly personal, which means you shouldn't be beholden to trends. But in the interest of education, let's talk about some things that are happening now.Read More
9 Basement Revamp Mistakes to Avoid
Basements once were the second-class level of a home — a place where some families hung out, but not as a first choice. And home owners rarely spent a lot of money to fix them up. But necessity may be the mother of invention as more home owners have seen the basement as underutilized square footage that can be improved, and for less than adding to an upper level.Read More
Choosing The Correct Decking
One way to expand the living space of even the smallest of homes is to move the party outside. In order to do that, you will need to add a deck to your home. There are several choices in decking to use on that new deck.Read More
Twelve 2016 Home Design Trends
Although the International Builders' Show focused largely onmillennial homebuyers, the event also featured several sessions addressing design trends for all levels of the housing market, from starter homes to luxury properties.Read More
Six Steps to Hiring the Right Home Contractor
Are you adding a room, putting an addition on your home, renovating a basement, or doing some much-needed repairs? Finding the right contractor is important. A home improvement project gone wrong can cost you both your money and your sanity.Read More
Do Home Improvements Add Value?
Renovating, remodeling, and improving your home can be great ways to give it a makeover, gain extra space, or otherwise make it possible for you to stay in one place longer. But will they increase your selling price?Read More
10 Tips For Effective Home Remodeling
Establish effective two-way communication with the home remodeler. It's essential to have good communication for a smooth home remodeling project. You'll spend a lot of time with your remodeler so it's important to have a good rapport and trust in him or her.Read More
Enjoy the Great Outdoors with a Deck or Patio
A new deck or patio can be the perfect gathering place, adding a new dimension to your yard and creating space that you didn't even know you had. A well-planned outdoor living space can become a home owner's backyard getaway, but the wrong deck or patio can end up as unused dead space. Keep the following in mind and you'll find yourself enjoying the sunshine from your outdoor retreat in no time.Read More
Remodeling During the Holidays?
Are you wrestling with the idea of remodeling for the holidays? There are only a few projects that you should consider. Since the holidays are busy times for both home owner and contractors, there is ample opportunity for delays, miscommunications, parts not showing up as ordered and other stressors.Read More