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  • 0 6 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

    Like your kitchen, you spend a lot of time in the bathroom, preparing for your day or relaxing in the evening. That’s why keeping it up to date is important. But that’s not the only reason to invest in a bathroom remodel. As one of today’s leading remodeling teams, Magnolia Home Remodeling has collected some important reasons here to invest in our New Jersey bathroom remodeling services. Here are six reasons to update your bathroom! Increased Value Updating your bathroom’s fixtures and installing new appliances won’t just enhance your bathroom’s appearance, but also increase your home’s resale value, making it more attractive to potential homebuyers. You Have a Growing Family Perhaps when you first purchased your home it was only you and your partner, but now you have a growing family. Many homeowners will invest in a bathroom remodel to accommodate new family members. Increased Efficiency Installing new bathroom fixtures and appliances is a great way to increase the efficiency of your home. You can cut back on monthly energy costs and make your bathroom much more convenient as well. Added Safety If you plan on remaining in your home for a while, it may be useful to update your bathroom for safety reasons. You can install things like a walk-in shower to make your bathroom easier and safer to use in the years ahead. Repair Damage Fixing damage in the bathroom ASAP is important, as things like leaks, broken pipes, and other issues could cause serious problems. In some cases, they can even affect the structural integrity of your home, so investing in bathroom remodeling in such scenarios is essential. Updating its Appearance Times change and so does home and bathroom design. If you feel like your bathroom could use a facelift, investing in remodeling services is an easy way to bring it into the 21st century. Contact us for your New Jersey bathroom remodeling services! To learn more about the bathroom remodeling services we offer, contact the team from Magnolia Home Remodeling online today. You can also call us at (855) 624-6655. 

  • 0 5 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom

    Your bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home, so shouldn’t you be comfortable in it? Remodeling your bathroom can help you better enjoy your time in the bathroom, as well as provide a number of other benefits. For this reason, the team from Magnolia Home Remodeling has collected some insight for you below. Here are five reasons to invest in a bathroom remodel from one of New Jersey’s leading bathroom remodeling teams. Safety Reasons One of the leading reasons why many choose to remodel the bathroom in their New Jersey home is to enhance its safety. Often, as homeowners age, they may also want to make their bathrooms more accessible and easy to use, installing things like toilet bars and walk-in showers. Increase in Home Value When it comes to increasing the value of your home, remodeling the bathroom is one of the best ways to do so. This is because it’s not only one of the types of remodeling projects that generates a quick return on investment, but it can drastically boost your home’s curb appeal. Increasing Efficiency Are you tired of paying an arm and a leg each month in energy costs? Well, updating your bathroom can help increase efficiency and cut back on your monthly energy bill. By updating fixtures and appliances, you can ensure your bathroom functions at peak performance levels. Signs of Mold & Mildew When you have signs of mold and mildew in your bathroom, it means that it needs to be updated immediately. Mold and mildew aren’t only unsightly but can also do structural damage to your home and should be dealt with ASAP. Added Storage Space Have you outgrown your bathroom? Perhaps you want to free up some more storage space by installing a more modern design? Both are great excuses for giving your home’s bathroom a makeover. Contact us today for bathroom remodeling in New Jersey! If you want to breathe new life into your home’s bathroom, contact our team of remodeling experts online today. You can also call (855) 624-6655 for a FREE estimate. 

  • 0 5 Reasons to Renovate Your Home

    Do you think maybe your household could use a makeover? Perhaps there are a few issues you’d like to fix to bring it up to date. Either way, working with a Bergen, NJ, home remodeling contractor that’s experienced will help make the project go much more smoothly Here, the team from Magnolia Home Remodeling has collected some of the most common reasons to renovate your home, so let’s take a look Going Green Are you concerned about the amount of energy you’re using each month? Perhaps you simply want to cut down on energy costs. Renovating your home and updating it with more energy-efficient fixtures is a great way to address both concerns. Preparing for Retirement If you’re planning on remaining in your home after retiring, updating it to make sure it’s comfortable for you is important. Many choose to renovate their home by adding fixtures to make it easier for them to age in place, like walk-in showers in the bathrooms, wheelchair ramps, and other components. Improving Resale Value Are you thinking of selling your home at some point? Performing renovations and bringing everything up to date will increase its curb appeal and also its resale value. Renovating the Basement Are you getting the most out of your home’s square footage? Perhaps not if you don’t have a basement you can use. Many choose to renovate the basement to create an extra living space, game room, or other room that’s fun for the whole family. Giving Your Home an Upgrade Even the best materials, fixtures, and components will begin to show their age over time. If you feel like your household is looking a little outdated, upgrading by hiring a home remodeling contractor can be a great way to breathe new life into your household. Contact us today for home remodeling contractors in Bergen, NJ! If you want to give your home a facelift or replace some of its outdated fixtures, contact the team from Magnolia Home Remodeling online today for a FREE estimate or call (855) 624-6655. We also specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, as well as roofing, siding, and more, so contact us now!

  • 0 Signs it’s Time for Residential Roof Repair

    • Roofing
    • by Magnolia Home Remodeling
    • 01-08-2020

    The roof is one of the most important components of your home: without it, it wouldn’t be much of a home at all, would it? However, like most household fixtures, your roof requires regular repairs, maintenance, and replacement on occasion, to make certain your home remains in the best condition possible. But it isn’t always easy to tell whether or not it’s time to replace your roof, which is why Bergen, NJ’s leading home remodeling contractors have some tips for you. Here are some of the most common signs it’s time for roof repair or replacement from the team at Magnolia Home Remodeling. Damaged Shingles: Shingle damage is one of the most common types of residential roofing problems. If you’re missing shingles, or you have cracked and damaged shingles, it’s likely time to call in the experts. Flashing Issues: Flashing is another important component of your roof: it’s what keeps water from entering your roof deck around where fixtures, like vents and chimneys, are installed. However, this metal flashing can become damaged over time, causing leaks and other structural issues Moss & Mildew Growth: A mossy roof might look like a nice, rustic touch to your home, especially if it’s out in the country. Unfortunately, moss and mildew signify there are serious moisture issues with your roof that need to be fixed immediately, otherwise, it could cause your roof to sag and even collapse. Prolonging the Lifespan of Your Roof Before we go, we wanted to share a few things with you that can help prolong the life of your roof and prevent further roof repairs, such as: Regularly cleaning your roof and rain gutters and inspecting them annually. Having a professional inspect your roof every year to look for structural damage and other issues. Checking your roof often and keeping an eye out for cracked or bent tiles, discoloration on your roof, or missing tiles. Inspecting the ceilings in your home and attic for signs of mildew, water stains, mold growth, and other signs of leaks or roof damage. Contact Magnolia Home Remodeling for your Bergen, NJ contracting needs! If you feel your roof is in need of repairs or inspection, the team from Magnolia Home Remodeling is available to take your call. Contact us online today for a FREE estimate or call (855) 624-6655.

  • 0 Magnolia Home Remodeling’s Team is Here for You During Covid-19

    • Additions
    • by Magnolia Home Remodeling
    • 07-04-2020

    Our team at Magnolia Home Remodeling knows that due to the current Covid-19 outbreak our communities are adjusting to new realities. We also know that this a time for communities and neighbors to show support to one another and try to adapt as best we can during this time. We want our customers to know that we are still serving our community, and open and taking on new projects – with some new innovations and technology. Here are some things that you can expect when you deal with our Magnolia team. Free Estimates & Virtual Meetings If you are interested in a new project for your home, our team is offering free estimates so you can better understand the costs and effort that will go into your project. Whether you need a new roof for your home, paving and masonry work, patio and deck work, or other home remodeling projects, our team is glad to help.  Furthermore, we are proud to also offer virtual video meetings to review and discuss all the aspects of your home remodeling project. Our team can also utilize highly advanced satellite and 3D measuring tools that enable our team to calculate your property online.  Financing Plans & No Interest  We are currently offering 100% financing plans, low monthly payment options, and no interest so you can get the work you need done without having to dip into your savings. Contact Magnolia Home Remodeling Today We’re proud to be a local and family-owned business with over 25 years of remodeling and industry experience. To learn more about our contracting and remodeling services and options in New Jersey, please contact us for a free estimate.

  • 0 Commercial Roofing Problems and Solutions in NJ

    • Roofing
    • by Magnolia Home Remodeling
    • 22-02-2020

    Commercial Roofing Problems and Solutions Many in New Jersey do not realize the differences in residential and commercial roofing, but it is important to realize they are not the same, there are differences between them, and they should be handled differently. The problems that NJ building owners face and the solutions to their commercial roofing problems also can vary from residential roofing installations especially with the wide range of temperatures and variations of New Jersey weather conditions.   THE MOST COMMON COMMERCIAL ROOFING PROBLEMS ... AND THE SOLUTIONS! Listed below you will find the most common problems building New Jersey business owners and facility managers face with their roofs. A Leaking Roof the most common commercial roofing problem today. The solution to a leaking roof is different in every situation. Metal roof, you may be able to patch or caulk the leak. Or it may be so pervasive that you have to replace entire metal panels to fix the leak. Most Foam roofs can usually be patched with caulk.  Blow offs are caused by winds that get underneath the roofing material and life it up off the roof deck. There is no “repair” you can make, only a replacement. Improper Installation If your was installed improperly there isn’t a whole lot of choice other than replacement. As with blow off, the best way to prevent this problem is to stop it before it occurs by only hiring a roofing company with a good reputation. Poor Roof Maintenance Stick to a scheduled maintenance plan. Performing inspections and maintaining your roof properly will avoid the need for roof replacement. Usually, by the time it your roof shows signs of wear and tear that are apparent, that roof may be too far gone for repair. Standing or Ponding Water There are a few options. 1.) purchase electric pumps to move the water to better drainage area. 2:)  raise that section of roof If you have access to the underside of the roof by adding more supports to eliminate the low spot or 3.) Install water barriers that do not let water flow to or rain fall on the area that is ponding. This is the most work, but outside of replacing the roof area with a more level roofing system, it is the most effective method. Punctures in the Roof Surface These can be patched or caulked depending on your roofing material. Both solutions are mere “bandaids” for the problem, but they will stop any leaks resulting from the puncture. Improper Repairs Basically, the roof experienced a problem, possible a leak, and it was repaired but was done incorrectly. Sometimes, you can identify where or how the repair was made improperly, undo the repair and redo it the right way. Sometimes not, in which case you may have to start over from scratch. Avoid this problem by hiring a contractor that is reputable and dependable. Blistering Roof Surface Occurs in single-ply roofs, foam roofs, and restoration coatings. The solution: cut out the blister and replace it. Blisters can often be pervasive, but they aren’t a huge concern if they appear. Shrinking Roof Surface Roofs shrink and expand depending on outside temperatures. This flexing causes the outer surface of the roof become damaged and create leaks. The solution is a roof coating, elastic enough to stretch with the roof as it flexes, which maintains its membrane and prevents leaks . If you don’t have a coating, you will need to monitor your roof and make repairs as necessary due to the shrinking.To schedule an estimate with Magnolia Home Remodeling Groupplease click on the free estimate button or call 855-624-6655.Estimates are always free and we greatly appreciate the opportunity! We Accept All Major Credit Cards

  • 0 When Should I Replace My NJ Roof and What can I expect?

    • Roofing
    • by Magnolia Home Remodeling
    • 22-02-2020

    Spring and early summer are generally cost-effective times to have your NJ roof repaired or replaced, as it is generally a slower time of year for roofing companies in our area, and materials and labor costs tend to be lower.How long can I expect it to take?you can expect a typical roof replacement on a 1,000-2,000 sq. ft. home to take anywhere from 1-3 days.Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Roof Replacement?A typical all-perils homeowners insurance policy covers the replacement of a roof, regardless of age, only if it is the result of an act of nature. Roofs that have exceeded their intended life span are not eligible for replacement because they fall under the general maintenance responsibility of the homeowner. What are the expected steps to Residential Roof Replacement?   #1 – Property Protection. Magnolia Home Remodeling’s roofing team makes sure that your entire property is fully protected while roofing replacement is underway.  This includes siding, walls, plants, bushes, etc. using tarps and protection plywood where needed.   #2 – Removal of Old Roofing Material. All old shingles will be completely removed in order to inspect the wood decking underneath.   #3 – Roofing Inspection. Each roof replacement project begins with a thorough inspection of the wood decking. Soft, wet or rotted wood needs to be replaced because only when you have a solid base for your roofing structure can your shingles stay intact. We also check for missing nails and take care of that or after several weeks you will see ‘bumps’ on your roof.     #4 – Preparing The Roof Surface For Shingles. Next, its time to install any roof flashing in place that isn’t already there. Then, install a drip edge, an ice and water barrier, and an underlayment.   #5 – New Roofing Material Installation. Once the base is ready, its time to start laying out the new roofing material, working from the bottom up,  followed by step and/or counter flashing, ridge vents, and ridge capping installation, as needed.   #6 – Site Cleanup. Magnolia Home Remodeling believes in leaving a job site cleaner than it had been before we came in.   #7 – Final Inspection. The Magnolia Home Remodeling roofing team will perform a post-roofing inspection. We want to make sure that your roof replacement is done correctly and that it meets with your complete satisfaction.  To schedule an estimate with Magnolia Home Remodeling Groupplease click on the free estimate button or call 855-624-6655.Estimates are always free and we greatly appreciate the opportunity! We Accept All Major Credit Cards

  • 0 Your Guide to General Window and Home Safety

    • Windows
    • by Magnolia Home Remodeling
    • 07-02-2020

    There is no better way to protect your family than by implementing the appropriate safety features in your home. With window-related accidents and issues occurring in New Jersey and in homes across America every year, there are a few important safety tips that every homeowner should know. Our experienced contractors at Magnolia Home Remodeling understand the importance of window and home safety, which is why they have prepared a safety guide for you and your family to follow. Important Window and Home Safety Tips Limit children’s’ access to windows If you have young children, a window can be a serious safety hazard if it is not properly secured or positioned out of the child’s reach. Window companies such as Pella offer a beautiful array of windows that can be locked to prevent children from falling out when adults are not in the room. Pella windows can also be paired with remote technology so that parents are always in control, and there is no need for strings or other manual features that children could potentially harm themselves with. Prepare for an emergency exit When redecorating a room or installing replacement windows, it is always important to consider the fastest way to exit if necessary. Homes should be equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors so that families can exit immediately if an emergency occurs. Parents should also educate their kids on how to safely get outside if they are not present during an emergency. Your emergency exit windows should therefore never be painted over, nailed shut, or overlaid with films and other accessories that will slow down your exit time. Practice precautionary landscaping Kids often let their imagination run wild and get themselves into dangerous situations while unsupervised. Even if you have leading window safety technology in place, it is always best to prepare for a child to fall out of your window by planting soft bushes and flower beds directly outside. Ensure safe window installation It is always best to have a professional install your windows for you, however if you plan on installing them yourself, it is important to follow safety procedures while doing so. Whether you are installing a small Anderson picture window or a luxurious Pella bay replacement window, you should always read the directions and use a sturdy ladder to install the piece. Contact us today to get a free estimate on a window replacement from top brands like Pella and Silverline!

  • 0 2020 Kitchen Renovation - Get Started!

    Get started on your 2020 renovation plans!   Out with the old: Marble: The reason for its exit? There are more durable options available — like quartz, butcher block, or even granite.    In with the new: The Top 5 Most Durable Countertops Granite. Although natural granite remains one of today's most popular countertop choices, it may have met its match with the growing popularity of engineered granite. ... Quartz. Quartz countertops are a top contender when it comes to both durability and beauty. ... Recycled Glass. ... Concrete. ... Solid Surface. Consult with the experts at Magnolia Home Remodeling to see what would best suit your needs as well as fit your checkbook.   Out with the old: All-White Kitchens - BORING! - Wheres the ZIP? White cabinets will need to be cleaned more often than others. You have better things to do with your time, right?   In with the new: When it comes to kitchens, white, gray, blue, red, yellow, and green really shine. Each of these shades can do something different for the room, but they all help create a warm and welcoming space. Warmer colors such as red are believed to stimulate the appetite and are an excellent option for kitchens. You can stay ’soft’, or go ‘BOLD’. You get to choose!   Out with the old: Subway Tiles - Been there, done that. There are many other cool ways to create a backsplash. Why not try a different shape, a handmade tile, or even a slab of stone instead?   In with the new: These days, you’ll find a broad range of styles, colors and patterns of subway tile. Add a special touch by installing natural stone or glass. Switch it up with a crackle effect, matte finish or arrange tiles in a vertical, staggered or herringbone pattern.   Out with the old: Heavy Industrial Style lighting fixtures: The new style lets the rest of the kitchen shine and doesn’t obstruct the view in an open-concept room. Tip: Be sure to always pay attention to the scale of your lights compared with your counters, cabinets, or kitchen island.    In with the new: LED Lighting! Thanks to ever-changing technology, LED lighting has lost its chilly, unfriendly look and continues to be applied in innovative ways. Use LED light bulbs to illuminate a toe-kick, perk up an island, or brighten the work space beneath cabinetry. The new-age lights are more efficient and longer-lasting than halogen and fluorescent bulbs. The future looks brighter than ever!   Out with the old: Pot Racks, dust collectors! No one wants to evict a family of dust bunnies when they go to use a pot or pan — or worst-case scenario you stop using your cookware because it’s out of reach. Either way, don’t bother hanging one of these in your kitchen.    In with the new: Ceiling treatments Realize the untapped potential of kitchen ceilings. An accent ceiling in a kitchen creates drama and intrigue in the working space. For the often overlooked area overhead, shallow coffers shake up small spaces, while moldings complementing the shape of an island or work space below can help define larger kitchens.   Out with the old: Stainless Steel Appliances: Forget stainless steel..  it's impossible to keep it clean and keep those fingerprints off. Too much Time and energy spent on cleaning it.   In with the new: Integrated Appliances: Sick of appliances sticking out like a sore thumb? Try integrating them into your kitchen with clever paneling and built-ins. This kitchen trend opens new worlds for designs; appliances can now stand alone as a stylish statement piece or quietly recede into surrounding cabinetry. there’s a wide range of finishes available for your appliances in 2020.   Out with the old: Open-Concept Kitchens: People used to be all about knocking down walls and opening up ALL THE SPACE. Now, we see the error of our ways and we want our walls back. People have gotten tired of looking at piles of dirty dishes while they sit on the couch, or putting their heads on throw pillows that smell like last night’s dinner.   In with the new: Check out the following trending kitchen remodeling ideas for 2020   Big, Practical Sinks When it comes to sink trends, the emphasis is on function. Generous, high-performance models with a single bowl contain splashes while simultaneously accommodating large pots and pans or other items that require hand washing. Consider farmhouse-style sinks, which have regained popularity.   Fewer Upper Cabinets Less is more, as made apparent by this minimalist trend. Upper cabinetry continues to come down as homeowners opt for the open, airy look of additional windows or choose to display dishware and artwork on open shelves. Open shelving in the kitchen makes it even easier to carry cups and plates from the dishwasher to their storage place.    Create Open Shelving Give upper kitchen cabinets a new look. Convert them to open shelving with this simple, step-by-step process. This will streamline your kitchen cleaning routine and give your kitchen a modern design.    Under Counter Appliances As upper cabinets disappear and walls open up, appliances and storage have shifted underneath counters. This trend favors universal design principles and keeps small appliances accessible. New microwave models, including microwave drawers, load from the top for added convenience.   Deep Drawers Extra-deep drawers, especially by the range, make cooking and storage effortless. They're more accessible than typical base cabinetry and so simple to integrate into a beautiful kitchen design. Add-ons, like pegboard and drawer organizers, keep drawers tidy and prevent plasticware tumbles. New kitchen storage features will change the way you use your kitchen.    To schedule an estimate with Magnolia Home Remodeling Group please click on the free estimate button or call (855) 624-6655. Estimates are always free and we greatly appreciate the opportunity!  We Accept All Major Credit Cards   We obtain all permits ~ Fully Licensed & Insured

  • 0 5 Bathroom Renovations That Keep Seniors Safe

    Bathroom Renovation in NJ Makes Homes Safer for Seniors Given the option, most aging seniors would rather "age in place."  That is, remain in their existing home as they grow older, rather than moving to some sort of retirement or health community. This is excellent for their overall morale and mental health, but it can present challenges if their home wasn't designed around the needs of seniors. The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house for older people - but it doesn't have to be. With a New Jersey bathroom remodeling, you can affordably add necessary safety measures.   Five Important NJ Bathroom Renovations That Keep Seniors Safe Safety rails If there's one all-important bathroom upgrade that should happen before any others, it's the addition of safety rails around the bathtub/shower and toilet.  Slipping injuries are extremely common in bathrooms among people of all ages, but particularly seniors.  Additionally, safety rails aid in mobility, such as sitting and standing up.    Anti-slip flooring Floors are another source of hazard for anyone using a bathroom, seniors included.  There are a couple of options here.  Some people opt for carpeting since it does the most to prevent slipping, although it does require some extra upkeep.  Changing the surface to something more 'grippy' is another option.  Many types of stonework, for example, are much less slippery when wet than typical bathroom tiles. Raised shower and toilet seats If standing or sitting are issues for the senior in your life, there are relatively affordable solutions for that.  Seats in the shower allow them to sit down when washing, further removing opportunities for slipping.  Toilets, on the other hand, can be modified with raised seats which don't require them to fully sit down.   Walk-in shower Will climbing over the edge of a bathtub be an issue?  Convert the bathtub/shower into a walk-in model.  Adding a small door to the side of the bathtub allows seniors to walk straight into the shower, without the need to climb over the side. Ground floor bathroom Finally, if the bathroom is on the second floor, moving it to the ground floor will be a major safety improvement.  This will significantly reduce the number of stairs a senior has to climb up and down per day!  Of course, it's also the most expensive bathroom renovation.   Magnolia Home Remodeling If you need a top-quality bathroom renovation in NJ, the experts at Magnolia Home Remodeling are waiting to hear from you!  » Click here for a free estimate.  Related: Home Remodeling Financing