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
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