The Build Up Blog

Another Day, Another Gorgeous Bathroom Renovation

The owners wanted to update their dark, cramped master bath, which had a very small shower and a large whirlpool tub they rarely used. In addition, they wanted a large shower, more storage, more light, and a more open feel.

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Tags: bathroom designs, design build

Gorgeous Bathroom Remodeling RI: Part 2

In our other gorgeous bathroom remodeling RI post, we talked about this home in Providence that was built in the early 1900s.

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Gorgeous Bathroom Remodeling RI: Part 1

This dramatic bathroom transformation started with the remnants of what was a classic 1900s style bathroom. Besides the fact that the bathroom hadn’t been updated since the original construction, the claw foot tub and fully enclosed narrow shower made the bathroom feel dark and cramped.

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Tags: bathroom designs

7 Things All Rhode Island Home Builders Wish You Knew

Building a custom home is a unique kind of construction. Designing and building a home that will be used by a small number of people is not like building a shopping center or an office building to meet the needs of large groups of people.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, custom home construction

Home Office Ideas & Home Office Renovation Pics

It's hard to believe we're halfway through the summer. Before you know it, the lazy, hazy days will be over and everyone will be heading back to work, school, and regular schedules.

Of course, that's assuming there's such a thing as a "regular schedule" anymore. Considering the 24/7, hyper-connected world in which we live, the days of 9 to 5 are long over. More and more people work nights and weekends, on the go and from least part of the time.

This is why having an at-home work space that's conducive to actual work is so important. Below you'll find some tips for creating that space along with a recent home office renovation we worked on.

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Tags: home improvement, design build

Kitchen Remodeling RI: The Trend towards Open Shelving

Shelves and cabinetry are an essential element of any kitchen design. When you're renovating a kitchen, the decisions you make about the shelves will set the tone for the rest of the room.

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Tags: kitchen design, kitchen remodeling, Remodeling RI

Our Latest Rhode Island Kitchen Renovation...

An effective kitchen renovation involves so much more than simply making cosmetic changes that are pleasing to the eye. It also involves remodeling the space so that it's functional and safe.

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Tags: kitchen renovations, kitchen trends, kithen design

Bathroom Ideas: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Faucets

Choosing a bathroom faucet seems like a simple thing. After all, how many options could there really be? Of course, once you walk into a hardware store or kitchen and bath showroom, you discover that's not the case.

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Tags: bathroom renovations, bathroom designs

3 Questions to Ask Rhode Island Contractors

May is just about over, and June is up on deck, which means it's time to say hello to BBQs, beach days, summer vacation, and, yes, home and yard improvement.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, rhode island home improvement, home renovation tips

What's Trending in Kitchen Islands

For more than 50 years, kitchen islands have been a popular design trend. It is easy to see why. A well-designed kitchen island not only adds valuable prep and storage space, it offers extra seating and lets the cook feel like they are still engaged with the rest of the house, even when they are stuck in the kitchen.

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Tags: kitchen islands, kitchen design, kitchen remodeling