February 20, 2020

When designing spaces for our remodels, form weighs equally with function.  From a Design-Remodeler perspective, we think about the functionality of the space and if the movement of a wall is possible or within a client’s budget. However, we also consider how that space will look and feel. While many of our remodels add needed space to a family’s home, even those additions of space and function are most successful when they are aesthetically pleasing.  Whether working on our own or collaborating with an architect or interior designer, function, engineering, and design are always on our mind.

In this blog, we will walk through two design focal points we have created for our clients and the thought process around each of those focal points and how, as a result, the design transformed the space.

The Fireplace and Built-in as a Focal Point:

For this home, the original design of the living room, off the kitchen, was a sunken space with a fireplace and built-ins.  While fully functional, t...

August 27, 2018

One of the most useful home trends of the last few years has been the rise of customized landing zones or drop zones in entryways and mudrooms.  If you search #Mudroom or #Entryway on any of the main social media channels, you’ll find and endless selection of beautifully well-organized spaces.

With so many families tripping over book bags, coats, and shoes not just throughout the school year, but year-round, we wanted to share some tips and tricks to make your entryway or mudroom Instagram ready.

1. Where to begin?

No two families are the same and each have different needs.  First, start with the existing space without any tidying.  Observe how the space is currently being used and what “lands” in that area of your home.  The point is not to move all that clutter to another space or convince your family and yourself not to put your boots there, but to understand your family’s needs and find a place where each item can live.  By counting the number of items of each type and for each family...

January 24, 2018

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Every year Yates Contracting takes time to reflect on past projects, employees, and partnerships. This year is no different. The relationships we’ve built as a company within the contracting industry have truly helped shape what Yates Contracting has become. For that, we thank you.

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