Your Home with Michael James

Ideas, inspiration, trends, tips, and projects from Michael James Remodeling to help make your home what you envision it to be.


10 Room Additions That Can Add Value to Your Home

When it comes to home renovations, adding space to your residence often makes sense. It not only gives you more square footage to live in, but it also is one of the best things you can do to add value to your property. Here are some ideas on how to optimize the space in your home so that you can enjoy it and reap the financial benefits.


How a Deck Addition Can Change Your Home and Add Value

A deck addition can be a fantastic way to expand and improve your outdoor living space. And you might be surprised to learn it can actually be one of the most cost-effective improvements to your home. 


There are a number of reasons decks can add so much value to your home. Read on to learn more about how a deck addition can improve your home value and how much you should expect to pay for one.


70’s Ranch Home Turned Modern Mecca

This 1970’s ranch home was transformed into a modern mecca that included a sleek new chef’s kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, a smart internet-connected gas-log fireplace, and custom metal work railing. The basement remodel included a wet bar, custom cabinetry, and new modern bathroom with a glass-enclosed tile shower. Check out the photos here.


Your Home Around the Web

Return on Investment

The 35th annual Cost vs. Value report shows improvement projects that are on the exterior of the house continuing to provide the greatest return on investment (ROI) to homeowners. Of the 22 remodeling projects in the report, 11 are exterior replacement projects.

Loving The Laundry

If you’re anything like us, home is where you want to be inspired — and once you are finished renovating your bathrooms and kitchens (or before), it’s time to consider reinvigorating your laundry room and transforming it into a place you actually want to spend all day washing, drying, and folding your endless mounds of clothes. Here are 60 laundry room ideas that will make you want a remodel.


Dreaming up a New Deck

Whatever the dimensions—expansive or small, narrow or wide—a deck is the ideal place to kick back and relax outdoors. But if you don’t make the most of your deck, it can end up being just a bland stretch of wood—wasted outdoor space—rather than the attractive destination that it could be.

Not sure where to start the deck renovation? Here are 23 ideas to help you build, decorate, and maximize the square footage of your outdoor deck space.

Barndoors: Open with Style 

Barn doors take up little floor space, are easy to open and close, and come in a range of styles, including rustic and refined. Want to add one to your decor? Browse these ideas for putting sliding barn doors to good use in your home, inside and out.

How to Choose the Right Bathroom Sink

To make the right choice, you need to consider which room you are shopping for (master bathroom, family bathroom, powder room), who will use the room, and how much space you have. So before you choose your new bathroom sink, read here to be armed with the information you need to help narrow down the best options for you and your space.



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