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DreamMaker Remodeling Tips

Do you have a kitchen remodel on your agenda this summer or fall? If you’re planning to update your entertainment hub, it’s likely you’ve been on the lookout for great design trends to incorporate into your project plans. The possibilities for your kitchen are endless! Here are several great San Antonio kitchen remodeling trends for 2017 you might want to consider.

1. Install More Windows

Bright and airy spaces are becoming a favorite among homeowners. When you begin making plans for your San Antonio kitchen remodeling project, make sure you incorporate the installation of new windows. Large door windows are great for patio access, as are floor to ceiling windows for even more natural light.

2. Select Grey

White, when used appropriately, can be a stunning addition to any kitchen or bathroom update. But, designers today encourage selecting grey instead. Grey is a particularly good choice for cabinetry and is also a great color for countertops, floors, hardware, and backsplashes. Definitely keep this color in mind for your dream kitchen remodeling project.

3. Value Function over Aesthetics

I know, am I really saying this? One of the primary goals of your kitchen remodel should be to add more function to your space. Luckily, there are several hardware manufacturers that are making functionality a priority as well. Talk to your contractor about installing easy-close doors and cabinets. This style cabinet opens and closes with a touch of a button.

Are You Ready to Talk to a Local Professional About Your San Antonio Kitchen Remodeling Project?

If so, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast San Antonio today at (830) 491-3200 to start discussing your San Antonio Kitchen Remodel.

How to Add More Light Around Your Home

Adding LightIs your home darker than you’d like? One of the most prominent problems facing many homeowners is a lack of sufficient lighting. This is particularly troublesome in older houses with outdated lighting and closed floorplans. If you have trouble seeing to read in the evenings or just want to brighten things up a little, it might be time for a home remodeling project. You can easily add more light in trouble spaces. Doing this can have a huge impact on the look and function of your home. Talk to your contractor about these fantastic ways to effectively add more light around your home and plan your next kitchen makeover or bathroom update.

Add Recessed Lighting in Your Living Room

Recessed lighting is a perfect addition to any space, but it can be particularly affective and appealing when used in your living room. Get rid of pesky shadows by adding recessed lights every five feet or so.

Install Headboard Lighting in Your Bedroom

You can make your bedroom simply stunning by adding lighting on or around your headboard. If you have shelving or cabinetry behind your bed, this is an especially good idea.

Put Under-Cabinet Lighting in Your Bathroom

Tired of dropping and losing contacts in the bathroom? Adding under-cabinet lighting might be the perfect bathroom update for you! This type of lighting isn’t only functional, it also very attractive.

Install a Skylight in Your Kitchen

If you’re someone who loves natural lighting, it’s worth adding the installation of a skylight to your kitchen makeover list. Skylights are ideal for people who enjoy naturally lit spaces and can greatly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen.

Stop Living in the Dark: Add More Light Around Your Home Today

Don’t continue living in the dark. If you’ve identified that your home has a lighting problem, make fixing it a priority. Now that you have a few ideas regarding how and where to add more lighting, contact a professional contractor to get your project rolling. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast San Antonio offers several great home remodeling services, including general construction, kitchen remodeling, and bathroom remodeling. Visit our website for more information about our company and services. You can also call us at (830) 494-4411 with questions or to schedule a no-obligation, free consultation today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Home Lighting Installation in NE San Antonio, TX

refrigerator typeWith 2017 comes new beginnings. What better way to start afresh than with a kitchen remodeling? Appliances play a huge role in the renovations. Being the biggest appliance, the refrigerator has an enormous impact on how the room as a whole looks. There are various refrigerator types that suit a variety of kitchen designs. We will discuss the three primary styles.

The Three Primary Refrigerator Types at a Glance

Built-In Refrigerators

As suggested in its name, built-in refrigerators are built right into the cabinetry. The sides sit flush with the cabinet, though the fridge door may slightly protrude beyond the cabinet.

Overlay Refrigerators

Overlay Refrigerators are also built in. In addition, the doors also blend with the cabinet doors. In other words, if you have maple oak cabinet doors, then the fridge door will also take the appearance of maple oak.

Integrated Refrigerators

Integrateds fridges are nearly identical to overlay models. The door also matches the rest of the cabinetry. The difference, however, is that the door is completely flush with the cabinets, whereas in the other two styles the fridge door protrudes outward by about two inches. Integrated fridges completely blend in and look nearly indistinguishable from the rest of the cabinets.

Which Style Is Right for Your Kitchen?

It comes down to your own preference. We will say, however, that integrated units are quite trendy. Many San Antonio residents like the blended appearance. It’s certainly a welcome change from a standalone, stainless steel fridge, which can have a stark industrial appearance. Even some of our commercial remodeling projects have included integrated fridges, despite facility kitchens’ being out of public sight.

Renovate Your Kitchen for 2017

Contact DreamMaker of NE San Antonio to start the new year with a new kitchen. We can help you pick out a refrigerator type that best complements the layout of your kitchen.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Residential and Commercial Kitchen Remodeling for 2017

Serving customers in San Antonio, Texas, and Northeast San Antonio areas of Schertz, Garden Ridge, and New Braunfels. Our service area also includes Converse, Cibolo, Selma, Northcliff, Santa Clara, Seguin and McQueeney

Benefits of Granite CountertopsAre you finally planning to give your kitchen the makeover you’ve always deserved? Kitchens are one of the most frequently used rooms in your entire home; if there’s any room that requires a little splurging, it this one! Commit now to going all out for this home remodeling project and plan the kitchen makeover of your dreams. If you’re making your dream kitchen a reality, only the absolute best countertops will do. That’s why you should seriously consider having granite countertops installed. There are several reasons that granite is the perfect addition to any kitchen or bathroom update.

  1. Granite Counters Offer a Beautiful, Elegant Look

Few stones are more beautiful or elegant than granite. Every slab is different, so your kitchen will forever be unique. With a huge variety of granite colors and designs, you are sure to find a combination that will be perfect for your kitchen remodeling project.

  1. Granite Countertops Clean Easily

Many contractors often recommend granite for kitchens because it is an extremely sanitary material. Its smooth surface is non-porous, which means small microbes and bacteria have no place to hide within it. You can quickly spray and wipe away any dangerous germs, keeping you and your family safe from illness.

  1. Natural Stone Increases Your Home’s Overall Value

If you’re installing granite countertops in the kitchen of your dreams, it’s unlikely you’ll be selling your home anytime soon. It is, however, always a good idea to make remodeling decisions that will add more value to your home. Granite countertops aren’t only beautiful, but they increase the value of your home as well.

Want to Speak to a Contractor about Granite Countertops?

If granite countertops complete your dream kitchen plans, then it’s time to start discussing your project with a professional contractor. Don’t put off this important project any longer; contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast San Antonio for personalized assistance today. We’re all about making your remodeling dreams come true and can’t wait to help you create the perfect kitchen you’ve always wanted. To learn more about our company and the many services we offer, either visit our website or contact us directly by calling (830) 494-4411. Have questions? No problem! We’d love to answer them. Make sure to ask about our free consultation offer when you call about granite countertop installation for kitchen remodels.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Granite Countertops Installation in NE San Antonio, TX

Serving customers in Schertz, Garden Ridge, and New Braunfels, as well as Converse, Cibolo, Selma, Northcliff, Santa Clara, Seguin and McQueeney

Picking Perfect Bathroom TileAre you planning to tackle a home remodeling project this winter? Remodeling your home’s master or guest bathroom, perhaps? If you’re about to start a bathroom update, you’ve many decisions to make. While bathrooms can be small, the impacts of your design choices certainly are not. One great place to start your project is by picking the right bathroom tile for your space. Picking your tile early can help ensure your final product looks and feel cohesive, as other decisions will often fall into place afterward. Here are three great tips to help make sure you choose bathroom tile you’ll be happy with for years to come.

  1. Starting Small is Fine

The best way to begin your search for the perfect bathroom tile is to identify the one thing you know you just can’t live without. Whether that’s a specific color, material, or shape, latch onto it. Let that one thing you absolutely love help define the rest of the space. The same concept applies for a kitchen makeover as well.

  1. Narrow Down Your Bathroom Tile Selections

One thing is for sure, you won’t be hurting for tile options and variety. There’s something for everyone; you just need to find the something, or somethings, for you...but not too many somethings. Limit your selections to no more than three different tiles. Anything more than that will detract from the overall look of your space. Don’t forget to discuss possible selections with your contractor.

  1. Don’t Forget about the Cleanup

Tiles come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Some tiles require special treatment after they’ve been installed. Make sure you pay attention to material types and remember that you will be the one cleaning the bathroom tile after everything’s installed.

Ready to Begin (and Finish) Your Search for Bathroom Tile?

If you’re eager to get your bathroom remodeling project underway, your best bet is to find a professional contractor to help. Working with a remodeling contractor is always a good idea, especially for bigger and more complicated projects, like bathrooms and kitchens. For help, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast San Antonio today. We specialize in a large variety of home remodeling services and are ready to answer any and all of your bathroom tile questions. Make sure you visit our website for additional information and call (830) 494-4411 to schedule a no-obligation, free consultation to discuss your bathroom remodeling project.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Bathroom Tile Installation in San Antonio, TX

Serving the communities of Schertz, Garden Ridge, and New Braunfels, as well as Converse, Cibolo, Selma, Northcliff, Santa Clara, Seguin and McQueeney

Kitchen BookcasesA bookcase normally isn’t the type of accessory you would consider for a kitchen. Books, after all, are items you typically store out of sight or in the living room. Nevertheless, you can add a lot of style with a kitchen bookcase and some of the latest recipe books on display.

A Few Ideas for Kitchen Bookcases

When we talk about bookcases, we’re not necessarily refering to standalone shelves for storing those hardbacks. We’re talking about any type of storage area that can be adapted to placing and displaying books. In this sense, the books themselves also serve as décor.

Our kitchen remodelers have recommended these ideas to previous clients:

Floating shelves

You can add a small floating shelf if you have a bit of extra space below a cabinet. This provides enough space for a small collection of cookbooks. Here’s an idea: store the books with the front facing out instead of the spine. This way, the full cover is visible. Feel free to overlap books of different sizes over one another. The book take up more space this way, but it’s a great way to display them if visual appeal is your main concern.

Tabletop Shelf

If you have space, you can add a standalone shelf on the countertop. You can display your books here along with other items, such as your premium spices or that imported bottle of olive oil.

Shelves on Kitchen Islands

Some kitchen islands come with small shelves in the corners below the counter. This is another great area for showcasing your books. Again, consider displaying the books with the front facing out. If the island is new and you want to show it off, then displaying your books in this manner will draw the eyes toward the entire island.

Leave the Rest of the Renovations to Us

Contact DreamMaker of Northeast San Antonio and leave the more extensive aspects of kitchen remodeling to our general contractors. A kitchen bookcase and a few books, however, are easy DIY additions that add a lot of spunk.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Full Residential and Commercial Kitchen Remodeling


Serving customers in San Antonio, Texas, and Northeast San Antonio areas of Schertz, Garden Ridge, and New Braunfels. Our service area also includes Converse, Cibolo, Selma, Northcliff, Santa Clara, Seguin and McQueeney

Kitchen Christmas DecorationsMost homeowners limit their holiday decorations to the living room and home exterior. However, the kitchen can use some holiday spirit too. Adding a few kitchen Christmas decorations will put you in a festive mood while preparing dinner or raiding the fridge for a nighttime snack.

Our Top Kitchen Christmas Decoration Ideas

Ornament Balls

Suspend a few ornament balls and mistletoes if you have one of those racks above the kitchen island for hanging pots and pans. Hang these items at varying heights.

Christmas Village Houses

If you have space above the cabinets, place a few Christmas village house figurines side-by-side. This way, you have a miniature wintertime village right in your own kitchen. Line the surface with a few cotton balls to simulate the appearance of snow.

Christmas Tree

Who says the Christmas tree has to be in the living room? A fir tree can make its mark in the kitchen just as well. This is especially the case for open floor homes where the tree will be clearly visible from the living room.


Wrap garlands around the refrigerator, cabinet, and oven handles. Affixing them right to the doors themselves will look nice as well. Enhance the garland with bells, red ribbons, mini pinecones, etc.

Christmas Kitchen Supplies

You can display items such as mugs and dinner plates with holiday designs on the dining table or kitchen island. Displaying towels with Christmas images either on a flat surface or hung from the oven handle is also appealing.

Kick Off the Holidays with a Renovation

Contact DreamMaker of Northeast San Antonio to begin any major renovations this holiday. We provide various remodeling tips year-round to achieve an appearance you can be proud to show off. Kitchen Christmas decorations really add a jubilant mood to a room that is all too often neglected when it comes to holiday décor.

Home Remodeling for the Holidays and Into the New Year


Serving the residents of San Antonio and surrounding areas

Open Floor InteriorMore homes these days are incorporating an open floor interior. In an open floor home, the living room and kitchen essentially blend together as one room. It’s a popular choice for people who appreciate the design of contemporary architecture. Is it right for your home, though? Here are some factors to consider when choosing between an open floor and traditional floor plan.

Advantages of an Open Floor Interior

We creae an open floor by removing boundaries that divide kitchen, living room and dining room spaces. This is a plus in the sense that it keeps everyone in the same room, creating a greater social setting. For parents, it also allows them to keep tabs on the kids while preparing dinner. In a similar vein, you can watch the television in the living room from a vantage point in the kitchen.

With an open floor, no walls separate the rooms. This enables more natural light to flow into the living space. Finally, an open floor may be more beneficial from a safety and mobility standpoint. It allows seniors and those with disabilities to more easily traverse back and forth between the two areas.

Advantages of a Closed Floor Plan

A traditional, closed floor plan has its own advantages as well. For one, it creates a greater sense of privacy. This can be important for some people living in close quarters with multiple occupants.

There is also more wall space, allowing for additions like wall art or a shelf. Speaking of wall space, the wall can reduce noise traveling from one room to another. In other words, when your child does homework in the living room, she won’t be distracted as much when you switch on that noisy blender.

We Specialize in Both Floor Plans

For a complete overhaul of your living quarters, contact DreamMaker of Northeast San Antonio. Our interior remodelers can create a beautiful living space whether you choose a closed or open floor interior.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Closed and Open Floor Remodeling


Serving customers in San Antonio, Texas, and Northeast San Antonio areas of Schertz, Garden Ridge, and New Braunfels. Our service area also includes Converse, Cibolo, Selma, Northcliff, Santa Clara, Seguin and McQueeney

Half Bath DecorationsA half bath is essentially a bathroom with just a toilet and sink. It’s a welcome addition if you constantly have occupants waiting on the restroom. A half bath is still a room like any other; just a lot smaller. This does pose a challenge when decorating the miniature area. Nevertheless, you can still decorate a half bath and breathe some personality into a room hardly bigger than a closet.

Half Bath Decoration Tips

Add a Pedestal Sink

Our bathroom remodelers recommend a pedestal sink for a half bath. This maximizes floor space. A half bath is not a storage area, and non-essential toiletry items can be stored in the cabinet of your main bathroom.

Use the Walls

We especially like using the wall behind the toilet for adding two or three rows of shelves. This gives you ample space for adding small decorative items. Some potted plants work well here. We also like the idea of a few stack of books or old magazines and periodicals. Since there is not a shower, there’s no need to worry about mositure’s damaging the pages.

Add a Cabinet

A cabinet at the floor-level is too space consuming for a half bath. However, you can install a cabinet above the sink or toilet. Aside from cabinet refacing, our crew also installs new cabinet sets.

Install vertical tiles

A half bath can feel cramped. To add a perception of greater space, use vertical tiles for the walls. This draws the eyes upward, making the ceiling appear higher.

Use the Area Outside

Since a half bath is so small, you can also use the space right outside the door. Add a bookshelf or armoire. The appearance will definitely spill over to the room inside.

We’ll Design Your Beautiful Half Bath

Contact DreamMaker of Northeast San Antonio if you’re ready to invest in an additional bathroom. We also do safety and mobility remodeling to make the half bath accessible for seniors and those with disabilities. With these half bath decorations, the room will have its own unique charm in spite of its small space.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Whole and Half Bath Renovations


Serving customers in San Antonio, Texas, and Northeast San Antonio areas of Schertz, Garden Ridge, and New Braunfels. Our service area also includes Converse, Cibolo, Selma, Northcliff, Santa Clara, Seguin and McQueeney

bathroom, bathroom remodel, bathroom remodel San Antonio bathroom makeover budgetRemodeling your bathroom turns a drab space into your dream tranquil escape. A successful redesign from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchenwill also add storage, create added functionality, increase space, and improve your home’s value. Usually, the countless options available in a makeover project can be overwhelming. These questions will assist you in getting the most out of your bathroom remodel.


Which bathroom should I choose?

Before beginning, decide what the scope of your makeover project will be. Will you be remodeling your downstairs half-bath which is only used a few times a week, or the master bathroom used daily? The bathrooms that are used most often require larger budgets, as they generally contain more amenities.


What’s the bathroom makeover budget?

After deciding which bathrooms need work, decide what your budget will allow. It is essential to keep to a budget that will benefit you, the contractor, and the design team to ensure everyone is on the same page. This will also prevent any future misunderstandings during the project.


How much energy do you use?

One of the most important factors to consider before deciding to remodel your bathroom is how much energy you and your family use, and if you could use less. Eco-friendly designs have grown in popularity in the San Antonio area over the last few years. Remember that you don’t have to sacrifice water or energy to be “green”. For example, energy efficient appliances help to save water while flushing the toilet and also control the temperature of the shower, so you save both water and heat. An eco-efficient remodel could lower future energy bills and bring peace of mind knowing you’re contributing to conservation efforts.


How do you use the bathroom, and what amenities are important?

Beyond the basics, everyone has individual desires for a bathroom. For some, a relaxing spa-like tub where they can destress after work is important. For others, a double vanity is essential to allow family members to simultaneously get ready. Also consider features for safety and mobility, such as a walk-in tub or a zero-barrier shower. Find the problem areas of your current bathroom so your contractor can best address your needs when helping plan your remodel.


Your bathroom is an essential component to your San Antonio, Texas, home. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen’s expert team is trained to ask you all of the important questions during your free consultation, ensuring that you receive the result you want. With our renown craftsmanship and trend-proof styles, a bathroom or kitchen remodelupdate is sure to last for years, giving you the best return on investment. So, don’t wait any longer to have the interior remodelof your dreams for your home or commercial property—call or email ustoday!



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