Remodeling DSM Monthly – March 2016

by Todd Razor - March 30th, 2016
Posted in: Bathrooms, Community, Design, Energy Efficiency, Interior Features, Kitchens, Remodeling

Leading Thoughts
Professional Remodeler magazine puts Des Moines in the spotlight with an article on leadership. Marie Herrick, 2016 chair of the Remodelers Council of Greater Des Moines, shares her thoughts on how building relationship, encouraging more diverse participation, and maximizing involvement in the industry pays off.
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Spring Service
Nearly 75 cadets taking part in the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Alternative Spring Break program volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Iowa and other states. In lieu of sunny beaches, the “Service Before Self” themed program takes theoretical concepts of classroom or training environments and applies them real situations. As part of their service training over the past five years, Air Force Cadets have performed about 38,000 hours of community service annually.
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Function Junction
Designers in the Kansas City-area share a take on all-in-one appliances in an article that deals with the beauty, efficiency and functionality of trend-setting kitchen remodels. Read up on the latest styles of freestanding monoliths, quartz countertops, demotion of the microwave, and venting machines. Then go to to find and learn more from a local remodeling professional you can trust.
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Choreographed Simplicity
Playing with texture versus color. Soothing interiors. Rise of the bidet. Beer taps in kitchens. Statement mirrors. The Oregonian, covering off on design and remodeling trends, reports that homeowners will opt for more clean lines and simplicity – “a modern concept that requires a higher degree of design and high quality of construction” – in 2016.
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Fifth Wall
An interior designer from New Jersey reminds readers of the Asbury Park Press that, when it comes to remodeling, it is important to remember the home’s “fifth wall.” From conventional to coffered, dome, tray, vaulted, cathedral and suspended, the author offers insights into interesting ceiling types that can complement the style and tone of a room.
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Bath Houzz
A contributor to Houzz shares nine things to mull over with your remodeling professional at the beginning of a bathroom renovation project. With comments on and photos of everything from plumbing to lighting, toilets, showers, medicine cabinets and more, Forbes provides a closer look.
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The Remodeling DSM Monthly features a collection of articles, images and blog posts geared toward the maintenance and beautification of homes and commercial businesses. Each publication is intended to instill confidence in local homeowners while reflecting the best practices and highest standards in our industry. We set out to inspire, build trust and provide credible sources of information to those who are in need of a home improvement or beginning their search for a professional remodeling contractor.

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