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.


Everything to Consider When Hiring a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor


According to a recent survey, more than 72% of people are planning to tackle some type of home remodel this year. Specifically, more than half of the respondents want to make over their bathrooms, which topped the list of projects.


Are you thinking about giving your space a refresh? Over the course of your lifetime, you’ll spend hundreds of days in the bathroom, so you want to make it as attractive and appealing as possible.


Today, we’re sharing a few considerations to keep in mind as you research local companies, so you can find the best team for the job.


20 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes Homeowners Need to Avoid

Of all the renovations covered in a recent survey, kitchen remodels had the highest “Joy Score.” In fact, 93% of homeowners said a newly-renovated kitchen gave them a greater desire to spend time at home.


Unfortunately, there are many different kitchen remodeling mistakes and potential pitfalls that could negatively affect the outcome of your project. Today, we’re sharing 20 of the most common missteps that usually occur in the heart of the home. If you can avoid these, you can rest assured that your new space will bring you as much joy as possible.


Lake Lanier Traditional Kitchen Remodel

Check out the stunning images and video walkthrough of this kitchen remodel that includes a new island, countertops, and installation of a 26′ steel beam that opens up this beautiful kitchen to a gorgeous view of Lake Lanier.


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How Valuable Is That Remodeling Project?

Despite sharp cost increases in 2021, the decline in overall ROI in the 2022 report was a modest 1.2%, demonstrating the resilience of the remodeling market.

Of the 22 remodeling projects in the report, 11 are exterior replacement projects, and all of these ranks within the top 12 projects with the highest ROI.

10 Inspiring Landscaping and Outdoor Design Trends for 2022

Outdoor spaces can be so much more than simple lawns. With the right creative vision, they can become dynamic extensions of the home, encompassing everything from open-air kitchens and cozy fire pits, to swimming pools, sustainable water features, and even al fresco cinemas. In fact, there’s so much choice that it can be difficult to know where to start.
Top 5 Function-Packed Home Improvements


“Will it affect resale value?” Tastes change and so do materials. No matter what decisions you make, a new buyer 10 or 20 years down the line will probably want to make their own changes to suit their lifestyle. Therefore you may not want to be overly concerned about the needs of another family. Instead, focus on designs that work best for them and their family.


Here are the top five home improvements for those looking to add style and function to their home.

This Backyard Was Transformed Into a Tropical Oasis


One of many features to draw inspiration from, this beautiful design allows for cooking, eating, and entertaining in the open air with a double-duty kitchen backsplash/folding-sliding wall of windows.

How Much Does a Home Renovation Cost?


While it is difficult to estimate without going into the details of your specific project and calculating all the costs involved, you can get an idea of how much you might spend by considering the scope of your project, average costs for your area, and what factors have the biggest impact on the bottom line.




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