Living Room Renovation | DC Complete

Make Your Living Space Seem Larger

Do you feel condensed and separated from the rest of your home, and the others in it? If you’re living in a smaller home, or just generally looking to open your living area so that it feels larger and creates a sense of togetherness, then look no further. We are offering some tips below on…

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Home Security Systems | DC Complete

Home Security System – Yes or No?

Ads promoting home security systems are everywhere. Who hasn’t seen the TV commercials with suspicious-looking types lurking around the front porch of a home, primed to steal recently delivered packages just as the homeowner chimes in (remotely), tells the burglars to take a hike, and then hits the alarm? With their promise of protecting home…

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Building Codes | DC Complete

What To Know about Building Codes Before You Build

The home building and renovating industry is governed by a set of codes that have been developed over the years and that exist for one simple reason: to ensure the safety and security of both the home builders and the people who occupy the home once it is built. The International Code Council (ICC) is…

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Home Office Remodeling | DC Complete

Home Offices Designed for Productivity

Telecommuters and self-employed business owners comprise more than one-third of the U.S. workforce*. Because most of these people must do some, if not all, of their work out of a home office, their work space must be designed to ensure maximum productivity. In many cases, the space must also allow for meetings with clients and…

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The Importance of Deck Maintenance

Do you have a wooden deck in your backyard that looks like it could use some rejuvenation? If you think your deck is starting to look a little sad and in need of a makeover, we’ll be providing some useful tips and ideas below that you can use to bring your faded deck back to…

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Smart Home

Smart People Love Smart Homes

The dictionary defines the term smart home as a home that is “equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by phone or computer.” Tasks most homeowners are used to handling themselves can now be automated to make life easier and getting things done more efficient. When you understand the advances…

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Best Ways To Boost the Value of Your Home

If you are thinking of selling your home and looking for ways to increase your home’s value, knowing where to start is not always easy. Do you rip out decades-old wood paneling? Reface kitchen cabinets? Change out light fixtures? While those ideas are certainly worth considering, the best place to start is to think about…

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7 Builder Upgrades to Skip in a New Home

When selecting builder upgrades for your new home, you need to be strategic. You want to choose the upgrades that will save you hassle and money by doing them upfront. But many potential upgrades will have to fall off the priority list as your budget reaches its limit. Here are seven that you can feel comfortable…

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What To Know about Building Codes Before You Build

The home building and renovating industry is governed by a set of codes that have been developed over the years and that exist for one simple reason: to ensure the safety and security of both the home builders and the people who occupy the home once it is built. The International Code Council (ICC) is…

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Kitchen Remodel Essentials | DC Complete

Kitchen Remodel Essentials

Are you finally ready to remodel your kitchen? Maybe you already know which cabinets and flooring you want and are in the process of seeking bids from contractors. Before you make any final decisions or sign a contract for your kitchen remodel project, however, you’ll want to make sure the statement of work includes installation…

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Addition After

How to Design a Home that Ages with You

As we age, our needs and physical capabilities change. The home we’ve lived in for years may no longer be as comforting as it once was if we’re no longer able to climb stairs or we have special needs that require structural modifications. Recognizing the decision to leave your home is a very difficult and…

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The Best Grout for Each Use

Most people don’t get too excited over grout. Even the word grout is not exactly the most thrilling you’ll find in the dictionary. But grout is an important and useful component when it comes to finishing and repairing tile work. What, exactly, is grout and what does it do? Grout is a type of concrete…

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Non Traditional Flooring | DC Complete

Flooring for Non-Traditional Spaces

Traditional flooring including carpet, hardwood, or laminate is fine for the family room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. What about flooring for rooms or garages that have been designed or renovated for a nontraditional use, such as a weight room or home gym, a music room, an area for cleaning and taking care of pets? Then…

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Home Offices Designed for Productivity

Home Offices Designed for Productivity Telecommuters and self-employed business owners make up a significant amount of the U.S. workforce. Because most of these people must do some, if not all, of their work out of a home office, their work space must be designed to ensure maximum productivity. In many cases, the space must also…

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Can a Pergola Work in a Small Yard?

Can a Pergola Work in a Small Yard? If a pergola is at the top of your wish list but you have a small yard, you can still find a way to make one work for your landscape. Here are a few options to incorporate a pergola even with a lack of space. Tuck a…

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Home Renovation | DC Complete

Home Renovating and Remodeling: Where to Start?

Your budget finally allows you to do that long-overdue bathroom remodel. Or maybe you’ve just bought your first home and want to do some renovating to make it your own. Before rushing in to complete your first home remodeling project, you would do well to research 1) exactly what you want done and 2) who…

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Kitchen Remodel After

Understanding Countertop Choices

Being a homeowner means constantly making important decisions. Every room brings its own challenges, and choosing to remodel requires careful consideration and planning. This is especially true in the kitchen. While kitchen remodeling is a broad subject in its own right, one major aspect includes an especially plentiful range of options: the countertop. Below you’ll…

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Tips for Pet-Friendly Remodeling

In a recent survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association*, a whopping 68% of all U.S. households own one or more pet, with dogs and cats being the top pets owned at 48% and 38%, respectively. Since these four-legged friends are often considered another member of the family, why not take their needs and…

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Twelve Kitchen Remodel Essentials

Are you finally ready to remodel your kitchen? Maybe you already know which cabinets and flooring you want and are in the process of seeking bids from contractors. Before you make any final decisions or sign a contract for your kitchen remodel project, you’ll want to make sure the statement of work includes installation of…

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Bathroom Renovation After

Keeping Your Floors Clean

Homeowners usually select flooring based on the room it will be in and family lifestyle. Flooring such as hardwood looks great in the living room but may not be appropriate in the kitchen. Ceramic tile, with its moisture resistant qualities, works great in the bathroom or laundry room. Vinyl is a favorite flooring type in…

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Exterior Lighting | DC Complete

Tips for Your Home’s Exterior Lighting

When you have taken extra care to improve the beauty and curb appeal of the exterior of your home, don’t let your efforts be visible during daylight hours only, just to fade when darkness falls. With strategically placed accent and landscape lighting, you can also showcase your home, your yard, and the landscaping around it…

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Wainscoting | DC Complete Building Co

Wainscoting

Wainscoting is a design element you can install to add an entirely new look to practically any room in your home. When quality products are used, and installation is done professionally, wainscoting not only enhances the aesthetic appearance of a room, it can also add value to the home overall. What Is Wainscoting? Wainscoting is…

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Small Bathroom Renovation | DC Complete | Remodeling Flushing MI

Bathroom Design: Using All of the Available Space

It isn’t always easy to optimize small spaces into usable living areas. Trying to make everything fit in the available space is often like solving a crossword puzzle. Take a look at these tips to use all available space in a small bathroom and make it look larger than it actually is! Add Mirror Walls…

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Common Problems in Old Homes

Common Problems in Older Homes

An older home is generally one that was built before 1990. Many older homes offer a charm and appeal not found in more cookie-cutter style housing communities. Thanks to the popularity of home remodeling TV shows, home buyers and do-it-yourselfers are now more willing than ever to consider buying an older home, as they envision…

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Winterize Your Home | DC Complete

Winterize Your Home

It’s cold outside & time to winterize a few things around your home! Here’s our handy “Get Ready for Winter” checklist: 1. Cover your outside air conditioning condenser to increase its lifespan 2. Remove garden hoses from outside faucets to prevent bursting pipes 3. Clean your dryer vent / piping of lint to eliminate a…

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Kitchen Lighting | DC Complete

Kitchen Lighting

Lighting may not be on the top of your list when it comes to updating your kitchen, however kitchen lighting is one of the most crucial lighting aspects in your home. Changing the lighting can make a huge difference in the look and functionality of your new or updated kitchen. Kitchens today aren’t solely used…

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4 Master Bathroom Remodeling Options

Any type of remodeling project done to your master bath can have a big impact and make a huge difference in your daily routine. Are you thinking of remodeling your master bath, but aren’t sure exactly what you’d like to do? Take a look at the four ideas below for a little inspiration! Increase Your…

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How to Choose a Remodeling Contractor

DC Complete wants our customers to be completely satisfied with our work, from start to finish. When choosing a contractor to head up your remodel, these simple steps can mean the difference between complete confidence and sleepless nights. Ask for Referrals Word of mouth-hands down, is the best way to find a qualified professional to tackle…

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Updating the Center of Your Home

The kitchen is the center of activity in your home. It serves as the seat of family meals, the room for family game night, the hub for family functions, the refreshment area for parties,  the center for homework help, and so much more. In short, it is the heart of your home. With so much…

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Bathroom Remodeling Done the Right Way

Bathrooms serve a very functional purpose in the course of our daily lives. There’s nothing particularly dramatic or excessive about toilets, sinks, showers, and tubs. However, there’s no reason a bathroom cannot also be beautiful and give pleasure and comfort to anyone who uses it. Whether it’s a powder room, children’s bathroom, or master bath…

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National Home Improvement Month

May is National Home Improvement Month! Each May since 2002, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has been celebrating the trends and traditions in home improvements that often take place in the spring. After the doldrums of the winter, many people are ready to do something – anything – to update or upgrade…

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Home Remodeling | DC Complete

Steps Homeowners Should Take When Remodeling

Steps Homeowners Should Take When Remodeling We’ve all heard stories of remodeling projects gone bad – nightmarish tales of mess, inconvenience, unreliable contractors, hidden pricing. Is there any question why many people fear the thought of taking on a home improvement project? Homeowners who do their homework and know exactly what their project involves can…

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