Lighting Designs that Work Best in any Remodel!

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No one needs to be an interior designer or decorator to know the importance of indoor lighting. Proper lighting helps maximize the full use of your home. The trend in home design is the multi-purpose use of each room while keeping the GREEN concept intact. When selecting appropriate lighting, look for something that complements the décor without being obtrusive. Indoor lighting should always provide sufficient visibility for every task. More homes are now using natural light as their primary indoor light source. Frankly, this means selecting high-performance lighting for cloudy days or after dark, and that can be a bit more challenging. At TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM, we offer remodeling design ideas for lighting to help our customers benefit from as much natural light as possible.

Lighting up Your Living Space

Rooms that serve as gathering places in your home and that host multifunctional activities such as a media center, conversation cubbies, reading chairs, home art collections, etc., need particular attention. Recessed down-lights are most effective in drawing attention to the fireplace and removing visual clutter. Use a bar of dimmer switches with small lights for portraits, and sculptures that can also be lowered to accommodate a media screen, televisions, and computers. Freestanding lamps prevent glare and are the perfect match for your family bookworm. Illuminate your game tables with a 36- inch pendant lamp hanging above the activity area, making sure you consider efficient headroom.

Remember the Kitchen

Other than the living room area, the kitchen is the other most important room in your entire house. If your kitchen is a gathering place for family or friends, cooking and just sitting for long chats, your lighting requirements will be diverse. Under-cabinet lighting should be located in the front part of the cabinet, making it less visible and more efficient. Recessed lighting is a perfect match for over the sink and stove area. It supplies high focused light and yet stays out of the way. For a romantic dinner setting. We also suggest using a pendant dimmer light over your kitchen nook.

Regardless of what your lighting needs are, today you have more options than ever before! At TrustBilt of Albuquerque New Mexico, we take pride in offering remodeling services and lighting ideas to all of our customers. Did you know that you can also choose different hues of lighting and use the warm light vs. a bright lighting effect? Whatever you do, remember that in selecting the right lighting for your home, it is important to find something that fits your lifestyle and personality. Have fun!

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

 

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How to Choose The Right Outdoor Paint For Your Home

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While summer is winding down and the fall season approaches, many homeowners are already thinking of family gatherings to come. With that being said, many of our customers are thinking of a fresh coat of paint. Though painting on the inside of your home is always a terrific way to change an outdated area, we encourage homeowners to look on the outside. Sometimes learning how to choose the right outdoor paint for your home can be daunting. At TrustBilt Albuquerque, New Mexico we can help. We assist our customers in making the right color selection that fits their custom needs and go well with the area in which they live.

Color Selection Does Not Have to be Confusing

We recommend you do some research before you make a final decision. For instance; think about the color of your home now and what you like and do not like about it. If your home already has a dark exterior, and you desire to lighten it up, plan on using a good primer underneath the paint. If you are selling your home and trying to make it look appealing, we suggest a light color that also makes your home look bigger. Light colors also do better in direct sunlight and in areas where temperatures tend to freeze. Dark colors tend to fade in sunlight and in areas where the temperatures fluctuates. If you are still not sure what colors hold up well with environmental changes, we suggest taking a small drive around your own neighborhood. You will easily be able to see which colors look great after years and which ones look dingy or worn.

Look at the Material of Your Home When Making a Color Selection

It is one thing to like a color and another to make sure that your home can pull it off. If the siding on your home is made of wood, your paint color options are plentiful. On the other hand, stucco tends to have issues unless you use a more muted or subtle tone of paint color, rather than something bold. The trim on your home is always something to take into consideration, as well. Some people prefer more than one trim color. A contrasting trim color seems to be more common. Regardless, we suggest taking your time during the paint color selection so that you will love the color, not just like it or put up with it. One great way to do this is to purchase a few samples of paint color and put them on different sides of your home. Paint looks different in the evening than it does in the morning, so making sure you like the look of the paint all day long, is a good place to start.

TrustBilt Offers A Wide Variety of Paint Options for Interior and Exterior Surfaces

At TrustBilt, we love helping our customers make the perfect choices in color and design. We offer a vast selection of paint colors and can meet any budget. If your home has seen better days and is in need of a paint facelift, call TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM today. You may contact us at (505) 688-8194. We offer office remodels throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, NM areas.

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

TrustBilt Offers Ergonomic Kitchen Renovations

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TrustBilt offers ergonomic kitchen renovations for Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and other New Mexico areas. The importance of remodeling a kitchen to meet your needs when it comes to convenience and comfort may be a new one for many. However, it is a must for couples who are raising families or working full-time with little time for prep and cooking of meals. We understand the needs that arise in an active household and love helping families find better solutions for utilizing the kitchen area without breaking their backs. Here are some tips for creating a space that offers less bending, twisting, stretching, turning, ducking and reaching for needed kitchen items.

Different Counter Heights Accommodate a Variety of Kitchen Chores

When a kitchen is designed to offer more creativity, easier production, practical solutions, and comfort, it often becomes the center of the home. Today, dealers offer ergonomic designs in appliances and fixtures that make planning out a meal or working in the kitchen less painful and more enjoyable! One way TrustBilt implements an ergonomically sound solution to the kitchen remodel is by offering customized counters and cabinets. Not everyone is over six feet tall, so building a kitchen in a standard format does not work. Forcing your body to adapt to standard sized cabinets and counters can cause back strain and other health problems. In previous blogs, we discussed workstation(s) and locations throughout the kitchen. All of these details need to be addressed before anyone orders and customizes a kitchen space that will work.

The Right Flooring Option Can Make Kitchen Work an Ease!

TrustBilt offers about any kitchen flooring solution that a customer needs. The most popular flooring for kitchens, as of late, has been Bamboo flooring, as it offers more comfort for standing longer times. Other popular choices have been more giving floors like rubber, cork and wood. They tend to be easier on legs and feet and are easy to keep clean. In addition, we suggest adding non-skid rugs in work areas that easily add extra comfort to the back and feet. The best placement for these rugs is at workstations like the sink, stove, and prep areas.

Doors Are Out, and Drawers Are In!

The kitchen cabinetry designs have stepped up since your grandmother’s time, and that means doors are out, and drawers are in. Drawers can offer storage for plates other kitchen utensils, offering easy access. Self-closing glides on drawers are a must for less bending and stretching. Now there are flip up doors that make cabinet access easy and sufficient. As far as appliances, drawers are not as ergonomically sound when it comes to a refrigerator. Side-by-side doors tend to offer better solutions and less bending.

At TrustBilt, we can offer design options for any home on any budget. For a free estimate, call 505-688-8194 today. We provide services throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico municipalities.  

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

At TrustBilt, We Remodel Kitchens with Every Station in Mind

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Custom Kitchen TrustBilt is continually discovering less demanding, remodeling solutions for our customers in New Mexico. Case in point, the “kitchen work triangle” is a very common idea. However, in the event that you haven’t heard, the format virtually commands a standard design for kitchen productivity where the most well-known kitchen apparatuses are put in closeness to one another. The thought is that your refrigerator, sink, and cooktop ought to frame a free right triangle with enough–but not very much–space between them. It’s an awesome approach to consider for your kitchen. However, the model was imagined when kitchens were much littler and not the center of the home.

Today, with such a variety of new apparatuses, innovation, and new in-home culinary hobbyist, now is the ideal time to reconsider the old triangle. From incorporating divider stoves to making sense of whether to run with an island or a landmass, here’s the way to think outside the triangle as you approach that kitchen rebuild.

The Work Station is a Must for Every Well Used Kitchen

In light of the traditional design, kitchen formats have advanced immensely through time, and the “working triangle” has developed into the “workstation.” The advantage and effectiveness is the same, thus, discussions with your remodeling professional or foreman will help you settle on the best choices about how to lay out your specific space. Consider how you function in your kitchen right now. Is it safe to say that you are the main cook in the house? Does your cooking style oblige for loads of prep space? Do loved ones have a tendency to accumulate there, or is it a space designed for only the cook? These are all questions that need answering before moving forward with your remodel. Once you’ve made sense of how you work, bunch kitchen gear, and necessities into workstations. Organize the areas as indicated by the space available. It will take some prioritizing, so that when your remodel is complete, all stations such as prep, cooking, stockpiling, cleaning and eating stations are all accounted for.

Now For the Cook Station

The focal point of the cooking station is the cooktop, broiler, oven or stove. Make a point to incorporate counter space on either side as an exchange station to and from the cooking appliances. Commit the storage room in the cooking station to the gear that will be utilized just there. Contingent upon space you may want to incorporate preparation or heating equipment too–but a kitchen island is a perfect station for prep, so it merits much consideration in your remodeling plans.

Pantries and Storerooms off the Wash Room Make Great Storage Stations

The storage or stockpiling station ought to be revolved around the refrigerator and the washroom. We find that a storeroom located near the fridge itself is the best solution. It accommodates the pantry area without obliging you to make an additional move to get what you require. Dried, canned and other food or non-food stuffs, are now within arms-reach, making cleanup afterward a cinch!

The Cleaning Station Needs to Incorporate Practical and Useable Solutions

Create your cleaning station around the sink and introduce the dishwasher there, as well. This is the place you see the benefit of a triangle design. If the sink and dishwasher are between the cooking and stockpiling stations, everything streams actually toward the sink, dishwasher and waste and reusing. You will need to keep in mind a sink that makes cleaning anything more advantageous, and incorporate garbage bins on sliders that keep waste and reusing discrete and sterile.

The Eating Station Should Incorporate a Social Environment with Ease

For the vast majority of our customers, the kitchen is an exceptionally social space. So, in a perfect world you can make a space where visitors or family can stay with you or snatch a small bite of food without feeling like they are intruding. This is the reason the kitchen island has turned out to be a well-used space. An island with a bar/seating zone is incredible for companions to appreciate a glass of ice tea while you plan supper, or for the children to do some homework or fulfill their munchies after school. On the off chance that you do have a high-movement kitchen, you likewise need to make sure to plan ahead with larger floor space if conceivable. This allows the space between your work and social station to flow smoothly.

At TrustBilt of New Mexico, we totally love designing kitchen spaces for our customers and remodeling their dream kitchens on a budget. For a free estimate call TrustBilt at 505-688-8194. We offer a variety of kitchen remodeling packages from the ceiling to the floor!

 

TrustBilt helps business and homeowners in New Mexico realize their dreams with affordable remodels and renovations.

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

TrustBilt of ABQ Helps your Home Look Great Inside and Out!

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TrustBilt offers curb appealing landscaping and upgrades for any business of home.

It’s that time of year again when you will see neighbors out in the yard working frantically to get their places mowed, trimmed and pristine. All of this is in hopes of offering a better curb appeal and use of their outdoor space. At TrustBilt, we not only assist homeowners with inside remodels, we help create beautiful spaces outside, for the entire family to enjoy! If you need to add some curb appeal to your space, TrustBilt of ABQ helps your home look great inside and out!

Real Game Changers When it Comes to Curb Appeal

Let’s face it. Most homeowners forget the outdoors when considering a remodel. Do you know what makes your home a head-turner in your community? Take a look around? If you know of a home in New Mexico that you like because of its curb appeal, take notice of what attracts you to it. For instance, the most appealing homes have sophisticated front doors, great color schemes and a well-planned out scheme of the landscape. Of course, we cannot forget the roofing, the right windows for the house, and the pathway or walkway that you first see upon arrival. All of these elements work together to produce curb appeal and add a sense of peace and satisfaction when coming home after a long day at work.

Property Values and Curb Appeal Work Together in Your Favor

Most homes can add elements of curb appeal to their outdoor land schemes without busting the bank. Also, a curb appeal remodel or makeover adds value to any home, regardless of where you are located. If you plan to sell your home, you will eventually make all of your money back and more. Low energy maintenance seems to be the leading element that makes most homes more attractive. Beautiful picture windows, steel doors that never need painting and more are not only inviting but offer excellent eye-catching selling points. We help people spruce up the exterior of their homes, even on a modest budget. If you need a painting job, choose a color that is pleasing to the eye, and blends well into your community backdrop. Lounging porches and other quality upgrades add value and usable space to your home. Patios with some form of water fountains or fire pits make your space useable nearly year round while affordably increasing the aesthetic value of your home.

At TrustBilt, we help customers in New Mexico not only increase the curb appeal of their exterior homes, but we also offer updates and remodels for every room in the house. There is no better time than now when it comes to updating your outdoor space! If you would like a free estimate, just give us a call at 505-688-8194 today. We provide remodeling services throughout New Mexico including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM areas.

TrustBilt helps business and homeowners in New Mexico realize their dreams with affordable remodels and renovations.

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

 

Tips on How to Transform Your Space on a Budget

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Have you been perusing through design magazines and online websites that offer good remodeling ideas but fail to be realistic on costs? At TrustBilt of Albuquerque, New Mexico, we have good news for you. We offer affordable remodeling packages for everyone, and we can show you how to transform your space on a budget.

Detail, Detail, Detail

Before you ever begin a remodeling project with a licensed professional, you should pay close attention to details. Whether you want to renovate your current space or just moved into a new home that needs to be adapted to you needs, make sure that you cover all the options when it comes to design. You can expect to pay some money to keep your home updated and comfortable. However, you do not have to break the bank for good design elements or details. No need to go with luxurious design if you are more of a lay back, easy going individual. The most important element that you can incorporate into your new space is your personality. Chances are, you have a pretty good idea what you already want and need to make the space your own.

Stylish Comfort and Affordability

Living rooms are the place where family and friends hang out, so you do not want it to be too stuffy or so plush that no one can relax. You can increase elegance through lighting and molding and keep the room relaxed enough to kick back and read your favorite novel. If you have small children in the home, think about storage spaces for toys and books etc., which can be incorporated into the design without taking up too much of the area. We offer great design ideas that can add elegance and practicality to your living room space while meeting the needs of everyone in the home.

Bathroom Details Should Rank HIGH on Your Remodeling List

Where do you begin each day? Most people will answer, “In the bathroom.” This is all the more of a reason to make sure that you pay attention to details when remodeling or renovating your bath area. Almost every one of our customers desires a space that looks chic and feels luxurious. Marble counters and floors are a beautiful design element that can be affordable and make the bathroom more inviting. Cast iron tubs are coming back as a must have, but regardless, make sure that every element down to the lighting and electrical switches are exactly where you want them to be. Nothing feels more relaxing than a bathroom that is laid out to meet your custom needs, so don’t feel pressured to rush through the process of creating that perfect design.

Do You Need a FREE Remodeling Estimate?

TrustBilt of Albuquerque, New Mexico offers free estimates on remodeling and renovations of your home or business. Contact us at 505-688-8194 today. We provide services throughout New Mexico, including Santa Fe and ABQ, NM areas.

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“Building What Matters.

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

 

Consider the Age Factor When Remodeling

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To be honest with you, most of us never think of the desired results when it comes to remodeling except our present need for improving an outdated design. As we age, our needs become different. If you plan on staying in your home throughout retirement, you will need to be more proactive in making sure that you consider the age factor when remodeling. At TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM, we have allowed many retirees to stay in their current homes with affordable updates and renovations that meet the needs of every age group.

Health and Aging Issues Are Important Issues When Updating or Remodeling

Let’s face it—most people never think about age or health as a priority when remodeling, but they should. Statistics says that up to forty percent of Boomers will remodel their home in the future. Most remodeling ideas are approached with updating in mind, especially in kitchen and bath areas. Would your current remodel meet your needs as you age or encounter any health issues? The best way to approach a remodel is with a universal design that meets all ages. A universal or livable design will not only benefit you in the present, but for years to come. No one plans on getting ill or not being able to do things as they age, but life happens.

Design Elements for Livable Space Updates

There are several design elements to take into consideration when you are embarking on an update or complete remodeling job. Lighting is probably one of the most crucial aspects to consider. When we age, lighting seems to be a greater need for us whether we are brushing our teeth, cooking or reading. Lighting can be an affordable way to update your home, but keep in mind that the “older eyes” need readily accessible lighting for almost every task. Other elements of design to look out for would be adding pullout drawers in base cabinets, leveling thresholds between rooms, and installing handles that are easier to hold on to instead of knobs. Other implementations such as countertop heights should be considered during a remodel. All of these can be easily implemented to fit into your home, making sure that when you age, your home doesn’t outgrow your basic needs of accessibility.

Walk-In Showers Offer Feasible Design for an Aging Population

Walk-in showers work best for an aging population but make sure the threshold is insignificant or obsolete, as it can lead to a tripping hazard. The use of a single-lever faucet also helps adults adapt to aging, as well as grab bars in both the tub and shower. Handheld shower hoses work best when they can be adjusted to height. Also, one should consider raised toilets when remodeling a bath. None of these elements takes away from contemporary design, and allow an aging population to stay in their home when they retire.

At TrustBilt of ABQ, NM, we strive to meet the needs of all of our customers and offer custom designs that enable an aging population the ability to stay in their homes as long as they want. If you need a new renovation or update that will meet your needs now, and in the future, call us for a FREE ESTIMATE at (505) 688-8194 today. We offer remodeling and new addition construction services throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santé Fe, New Mexico areas.

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“Building What Matters.”

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/