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    Global Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market (2020 to 2024) – Featuring Duravit, Geberit and Kohler Among Others – – Business Wire - October 23, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market 2020-2024" report has been added to's offering.

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    The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing expenditure on bathroom remodeling and major brands expanding manufacturing facilities.

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    Coronavirus safety improvements on track at St. Joseph County Jail – South Bend Tribune - October 23, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    SOUTH BEND Coronavirus-related safety improvements paid for with federal pandemic relief dollars should be done at the county jail before the end of the year.

    Renovations could begin in about a week, and although the work will cause some disruption, Sheriff Bill Redman said it will be worth it because the last thing we want is an outbreak of COVID inside our walls here.

    The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved awarding a bid Tuesday to Ziolkowski Construction, of South Bend, to do the work for $837,000. It was the lowest of three bids received.

    Jail renovations are aimed at keeping staff, visitors and inmates safe from the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Work will include remodeling a visitation area, training area and breakroom, and modifications to the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in the medical wing.

    Since the pandemic began, the sheriffs department has had 11 inmates and eight staff members, including corrections and police officers, test positive for the virus, Redman said. He credited strict safety protocols with the relatively small numbers but said renovations will make it easier to keep people separated and limit contact. More video courtrooms also will reduce the need to transport inmates to the courthouse.

    The jail has had a lower than normal inmate population since last spring because judges and prosecutors are allowing some nonviolent offenders not to be jailed, which also helps curb spread of the virus in the jail, Redman said. Currently, the daily inmate population is between 520 and 530 when ordinarily it might be between 600 and 700, he said.

    Separate, planned technology improvements are coinciding with the renovations that will offer video visitation for inmates, which will also boost virus safety, according to Redman.

    In September, commissioners unanimously approved an agreement of between $2 million and $2.5 million with South Bend engineering and design firm DLZ to oversee the jail remodeling project. They also OKd another agreement with DLZ for $125,000 to study at least 18 other county buildings and make recommendations for coronavirus-related safety improvements. At the time, commissioner Dave Thomas, Democrat, District 2, said he was not a fan of no-bid contracts, but thought DLZs knowledge of county properties would help expedite the work.

    St. Joseph County received $8.7 million in federal coronavirus relief funding, or CARES Act money, which is supposed to be used before next year for expenses related to the pandemic.

    Commissioners were enthusiastic about the use of coronavirus money for the jail and commended the work people put in to fast-track the plan.

    A project that normally might take a year or longer came together in three or four months, Board of Commissioners President Andy Kostielney, Republican, District 1, said.

    Commissioners attorney Jamie Woods noted that despite emergency circumstances that would have allowed the board to award construction to a chosen vendor, commissioners sought bids in an open and fair process.

    Coronavirus funding also is covering $2 million for testing and other projects by the health department; $110,000 for bathroom renovations at highway garages; $540,000 in employee hazard pay if eligible; and materials such as masks, sanitizer, gloves and hard plastic barriers. About $6.7 million of the grant had been committed as of September, according to the county auditors office.

    Additional CARES Act money was received separately by some departments. The health department, for example, received $462,000 for information technology expenses and $300,000 to set up additional COVID-19 testing sites.

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    Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Is Available in San Rafael, CA – Press Release – Digital Journal - October 15, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    It does not matter if a homeowner has plans to sell, or if they are ready for an all-new kitchen, remodeling a kitchen is a huge job. In fact, the average price tag on an entirely new kitchen is around $22K. With so much money on the line, the right remodeling companies must be found. Some tips that will help ensure the right professional service is found and used are listed here.

    Consider Working with Specialized Professionals

    Many general contractors can handle any kitchen remodel project, from beginning to end. For many people, this may sound like the best option. However, these companies do not specialize in any one part of the remodeling process.

    That means that each element may not show off the high-quality results a homeowner was searching for. However, with more specialized service providers, such as Granite Transformations, this is a non-issue. By hiring these specialized companies, a person will receive high-quality results that are desired.

    Find Out About the Project Timeline

    Some homeowners choose a contractor based on the fastest timeline for project completion. The issue with this is that contractors know about this. As a result, they may intentionally underestimate how long the project will take to get the business.

    A good way to avoid this issue is by speaking to a few different companies about the time estimates provided for the project. Try to avoid any company that has a much shorter timeline without a viable reason such as a bigger crew. It is also smart to be wary of any contractor who will not or cannot provide a timeline range.

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    Find Someone Who Will Work with What Is Already in Place

    In some situations, it is smarter to work with what is already there than to buy everything brand new. One example of this would be the cabinets. While anyone can rip out cabinets and install brand new ones, there are other, more affordable options. One is to restore the cabinets. This is going to help a homeowner save a lot of money. It will also help to increase the value of the home if the cabinets maintain character and if the professional service can restore them properly.

    Find Out How Long the Contractor Has Been in Business

    While this may seem like an obvious question, it is one that many homeowners do not think about. More information about this is available at Also, if a company has been in the area for a while, they will want to maintain their good reputation, which means that they are more likely to provide high-quality services.

    When it is time to choose a professional for kitchen remodeling, there are several factors to consider. Be sure to keep the information here in mind. Being informed is the best way to ensure the right professional is found and that they meet all the needs and expectations for the project that is being done.

    Media ContactCompany Name: Granite TransformationsContact Person: Media RelationsEmail: Send EmailPhone: 707-200-4813Address:3485 Airway Dr., Suite A City: Santa RosaState: CaliforniaCountry: United StatesWebsite:

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    The Global Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market is expected to grow by 226.25 mn units during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period… - October 15, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    New York, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- announces the release of the report "Global Ceramic Sanitary Ware Market 2020-2024" - Our reports on ceramic sanitary ware market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing expenditure on bathroom remodeling and major brands expanding manufacturing facilities. In addition, increasing expenditure on bathroom remodeling is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well. The ceramic sanitary ware market analysis includes product segment and geographical landscapes

    The ceramic sanitary ware market is segmented as below: By Product Ceramic washbasins Ceramic wash closets Ceramic cisterns Others By Geography APAC Europe South America MEA North America

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    9 Tips For Selecting The Right Sink For Any Room in the House – - October 15, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    We spend a lot of time in front of our sinkswashing hands, pampering ourselves, rinsing produce, cleaning up after a big mealso its no surprise that choosing ones that will serve your home and lifestyle best can make a world of difference when it comes to enjoying the every day.

    Looking for guidance for your project, or an upgrade during a renovation? We talked to three interior designers involved with the 2020 Whole Home Concept Home, who used Elkay sinks throughout the space, to get their take on the sink selection process and provide inspiration for your own.


    Circuit Chef Stainless Steel Sink

    For interior designer Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn, combining beauty and efficiency in the kitchen is key. Thats why she strategically positioned the main kitchen sink in the Whole Home on an island with sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains.

    If you have multiple people in the kitchen, the island is the place that family and friends always gather around, so it makes sense to have a sink there thats also able to turn into a serving set up, Robertson says. In the Whole Home Concept Home, she used Elkay's Circuit Chef sink, which provides the ability to prep, cook, serve, entertain and clean up all at one convenient workstation.


    If your kitchen configuration allows for it, Robertson strongly recommends the mental and emotional health benefits of gazing at nature.

    Its important to think about how a sinks position in the kitchen can help you stay not only connected to your family but the outdoors, she explains. Maximizing your views is so important, and if you stick a sink up against the wall just looking at tile, it doesn't achieve that.

    While stainless steel is often a go-to choice for the kitchen because of its appliance-matching look and durability against the clang of dishes, the 2020 Whole Home also spotlights how colored sink materials, such as these quartz models from Elkay, can evoke a more artful tone in a room. The deep, moody-black composite sink in the kitchens preservation pantry is nothing short of a showpiece.


    The houses property has a communal garden, so I felt like there was an opportunity for a different material with the kitchens secondary sink where vegetables would be prepared and preserved, says Robertson, who also notes that a secondary sink offers room for hiding used pots away from guestsa good option if you have the space and you prefer to wait til the end of a party to clean up. A drainboard was installed on the side to make space to rest dishes or produce after cleaning them.

    The aesthetics werent lost on Robertson, either. There's something really pretty about handling vegetables up against the black backdrop with a composite sink that wont show scratches that easily.

    Bonus? Theres a nearby vacuum sealer for preserving produce or meat so itll last longer, or prepping fresh food for a dip in the kitchen stove's built-in sous vide.

    And while single basin sinks are trending for kitchens (and bar areas, like the one in the Whole Home), its important to take into consideration your own sink style and comfort level when making a selection. Thanks to dishwashers most people have started using their sinks just for washing the larger pots and pans, so the double-sided sink isn't as functional as it used to be, says interior designer Erin Hurley. But when Im meeting with homeowners, I still tell people that there's a time and a place for it. You have to think about how you live in your space. So if you're used to hand-washing dishes, don't force a single basin sink into your design just because you think it's pretty.

    Having a dedicated sink in your main lounge area can ensure entertaining is a breeze, says General Judd of Me and General Design, who made the bar area of this years Whole Home exceptionally user-friendly.


    What happens a lot when people are in the kitchen and someone is at the sink is that your back is turned to them, so the conversation stops, Judd says. Inside the [Whole Home], we moved the bar sink area to the side, which gives a better opportunity to continue the conversation and be engaged with everyone in the room while making drinks.

    Judd selected a single-basin, undermount stainless steel sink and a single-lever faucet from Elkay, always keeping in mind the bar areas smaller square footage and unique function as a place to almost exclusively cut and prep for drink making. (If youre wondering, his favorite cocktail is an Old Fashioned.)


    Especially for a bar area, the smaller undermount stainless [sink] is easy because you're going to be sweeping things into it and there arent going to be any pots and pans, Judd explains, noting its all about matching the size of the sink to the purpose. That goes for the faucet, too, which is why we chose the single-lever at an 8-inch height it wont splash and get water everywhere.

    The space offers a feature as practical as it is luxe: a glass rinser. Theres a beer tap in the bar area, and we also attached a glass rinser to the sink, Judd says, which translates to a lot fewer separate glasses to wash at the end of the night. (Bonus: It also serves as a convenient station for washing a childs cup as they move from milk, to juice, to water throughout the day.)


    While other cleaning devices (such as the washer and dryer) are more top-of-mind when designing a functional laundry room, Hurley says that adding a sink to a laundry room is keyespecially if you have kids.

    We used a single basin Elkay sink in the Whole Home laundry room, and I think it's fabulous because when kids have an accident or you need to scrub something, its right there and handy, Hurley says.

    This is kind of a farm community, with everyone playing outside and getting muddy and dirty. When you come inside, the laundry room is right off the garage, so you can toss your dirty clothes in the sink, and don't have to worry about tracking it through the house.


    If youre working in a smaller space, like a half-bath or a powder room, its easy to turn this petite area into a jewel box with the sink as a focal pointbut keep storage in mind. Pedestal sinks, console sinks and wall-mount or floating sinks may fit your needs perfectly when it comes to size and personality, but those options dont come with the sort of cabinetry that other sink options provide. Be sure youve considered your needs for stocking towels, washcloths and cleaning gear.

    Vessel sinksbasins that sit atop a vanity, not inside of it like more traditional sinksare an eye-catching trend in bathroom design, working well in areas that want to spotlight a certain aesthetic, like a copper, natural stone or wading pool style sink. Theyre slightly less sturdy and more prone to chipping, though, and should live in areas that arent going to see a lot of rough-and-tumble behavior.

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    Wisconsin Homeowners: Renovation Guide To Remodeling The Bathroom – - October 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Is this the year you finally redo the bathroom? This checklist and guide will help you plan a successful bathroom remodel that will add comfort and value to your Wisconsin home.

    Whether you're just adding a new coat of paint or updating the entire design with a new vanity and tub, a bathroom remodel is an exciting home project. To avoid costly mistakes, it's important that you stay organized and on track from start to finish. Use this checklist to help you make smart choices and ensure that your bathroom renovation goes as planned.

    1. Design and Plan

    Once you've made the decision to remodel your bathroom, you'll need a solid idea and plan for the design. Without a clear picture of what you want your bathroom to look like when the renovation is complete, you may run into mistakes that cost you money and time. A good design plan ensures that the contractor you hire knows exactly what you want and can work within your budget and schedule to complete the remodel.

    For ideas and inspiration for your new bathroom, look at home improvement magazines and online for the latest design trends. You'll also want to get swatches from your local paint store to help you finalize the color scheme. Don't forget to take functionality into consideration as well. Take the time to choose a toilet, tub, and fixtures that are both appealing and practical for your needs.

    2. Build a Contractor List

    Depending on what changes you're making, bathroom renovations can be complex. Don't make the mistake of thinking your bathroom remodel is a DIY project. The last thing you want is to put you and your family at risk when renos aren't done correctly. It's best to hire qualified contractors who have the expertise and skills to do the job right the first time. Make a list of the contractors your remodel will require, such as electrical, plumbing, and tiling.

    When you're ready to hire, look for local contractors in your area and get recommendations from family and friends for a qualified professional. Before hiring, contact each specialized contractor on your list to compare estimates.

    3. Be in the Know About Permits

    You won't need a permit for smaller bathroom makeovers if you're just adding a new coat of paint or retiling the shower. For larger bathroom remodels, check to see what permits you'll need if you're making electrical, plumbing, or structural changes.

    Once you know what permits are required, you'll be able to get them at your local government office. Keep in mind that as an extra safety precaution, some local government regulations require that any electrical work be independently inspected and certified.

    4. Create a Budget

    How much do you want to spend on your bathroom remodel? Setting a budget will help you decide all the details of your renovation and keep you from spending more than you planned.

    Include these points when creating a budget:

    You may also want to factor in any loss of income if you need to take a day or two off work to be at home to complete the remodel.

    5. Financing Your Bathroom Reno

    If you need financing for your bathroom remodel, consider going to a local bank for a loan. To be prepared for any unexpected costs, apply for financing that's 20 percent more than your estimated budget.

    Is it time to update and redesign your bathroom? Call a HomeAdvisor bathroom remodeler in Wisconsin.

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    ‘Christina on the Coast’: Christina helps friend Cara and her husband remodel their main bedroom and bath – MEAWW - August 14, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    On the recent episode of 'Christina on the Coast' that aired on Thursday, August 13, Christina Anstead was seen helping out her good friend, Cara, and her husband, Chris, remodel their bathroom and their main bedroom. Aesthetically, the couple's vision for their house didn't match with what she had in mind for the remodeling process and there were unexpected costs that kept cropping up. The onus was now on Christina to take all of it in her stride and renovate the space in a way that she could bring joy to her friend and her family's lives.

    Cara's career as a nutritionist depended a lot on the health and wellness videos that she recorded from the confines of her bedroom. She was in dire need of a renovation that would help bring additional natural lighting to her filming space. She could also use a better backdrop for her videos and these were one of the few points that she brought up to Christina as requisites from her end. Chris didn't demand too much from the remodeling initially and was happy if the house exuded the look and style of a modern farmhouse and if Christina could incorporate more natural wood around the house during the remodeling. Later on, the couple and Christina move to the bathroom to see the changes that were required there. Their bathroom was untouched since they moved into the house. No renovations were ever made to that space and it was one of the most ignored areas of the house. The shower lever handle was held together by a screwdriver and that was proof enough that the area could use a pick-me-up and Chris expressed that he was looking forward to an improved shower situation in the bathroom. Cara, on the other hand, listed a bench in the shower as her requirement and joked that she needs it to make her life easier as shaving in the shower was getting difficult in her 30s.

    Christina took all of their requirements into consideration and began work on their house with star contractor Israel "Izzy" Battres. Shortly after he began work in the bathroom, Battres discovered that the couple's house was susceptible to mold as their bathroom wall was wet from the inside as the waterproofing had gone bust. This directly affected the couple's budget that was initially set at $55K and they had to amp it up by another $10K. However, that was one of the only major challenges that were a part of this renovation and the rest of the remodeling progressed smoothly. Izzy and Christina managed to completely jazz up Chris and Cara's house and the new and improved space was worth every penny and every day that the couple had to spend away from their home during the process.

    You can catch the re-run of this episode at 12 am ET on Friday, August 14. 'Christina on the Coast' airs Thursday nights at 9 pm ET only on HGTV.

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    House of the Week: Remodeled 1885 farmhouse in Lincklaen evokes feeling of visiting Grandmas house – - August 14, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    LINCKLAEN, N.Y. In 2002, Ronald and Ruth Luchsinger were looking at farms in Madison County.

    Not having much luck, they drove a little further south, crossing into Chenango County. Finally, while reaching the top of a hill near Lincklaen, Ronald found exactly what he wanted.

    This is the place! he remembered shouting.

    Nestled quietly in 123 acres of Central New York farmland was an 1885 farmhouse that had seen better days.

    It was such a nice setting, vacant and unaltered, Luchsinger said.

    But the farmhouse was not so good.

    Cosmetically, it was trashed, he says, laughing. It was bad.

    He tells a story that he celebrated his 50th birthday on the day he and his wife closed on the property. They hosted a few friends there and one told him straight out, You bought this!

    But Luchsinger was undaunted. In fact, with a personal passion for carpentry and remodeling, he looked forward to the challenge.

    I enjoy taking something old that does not look too good and make it look like it should, he explains.

    Like it should meant creating a nostalgic feeling of yesteryear.

    Our goal was to make it look like grandma and grandpas house, he said.

    Over four winters, they gutted everything, reconfigured rooms and replaced the homes roof, windows, and siding.

    Now, he says those skeptical friends of his, cant believe it!

    Inside they kept the traditional feel of a 19th century Central New York, with original trim and wainscoting. Modern amenities like internet and new kitchen appliances were also added.

    It has been a labor of love, Luchsinger admits.

    The property has great potential as an agribusiness.

    Ronald and Ruth use the three-bedroom upstairs bedroom as a bed and breakfast and house more guests in the top floor of an 1864-era barn he found in Tully, which he moved to Lincklaen, piece by piece.

    They are booked solid for most of the summer.

    The Lodge, as it is called, can accommodate six people. It is heated, has air-conditioning, and has guests until the cold weather arrives.

    He believes an enterprising owner can transform the property, which has 7,000 feet of road frontage, into a brewery, apple orchard, campground, Airbnb, vineyard, farm-to-table restaurant, or wedding venue. For nature lovers the property borders Lincklaen State Forest and Mariposa State Forest.

    (The man-made spring-fed swimming pond on the grounds has hosted three baptisms.)

    After 18 years, the couple have decided to take on a new project, rebuilding another property near Tully.

    I have run out of projects here! Luchsinger says laughing.

    An open house is scheduled for Sunday, August 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.


    Address: 312 Springer Road, DeRuyter, N.Y. 13052

    Price: $569,000

    Size: 2,064 square feet

    Acreage: 123 acres

    Monthly Mortgage: $1,985 (based on this week's national average rate of 3.27 percent, according to Freddie Mac, for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 20 percent down payment. Fees and points not included.)

    Taxes: $3,323

    Built: 1885

    School District: DeRuyter

    Kitchen: Listing says that the new Country Style kitchen will bring back memories of Grandmas house. The motif of the space mirrors the rest of the farmhouse. Traditional trim was maintained, as were the old-style Hoosier cabinets. Exposed ceiling is seen. Owner calls the kitchen very handy to work in. Kitchen features new modern appliances.

    Living areas: Home underwent a four-year remodel between 2003 and 2006. New windows were added, and owner says that 90 percent of the property can be seen from somewhere inside the house. Visitors arrive in an inviting front foyer or in a back mudroom, which is very convenient if you were out working or playing outside. Home features an open-floor plan on the first floor. The kitchen, dining area and living room make for one large space. There is a den or library with access via double doors.

    Bedrooms: The master bedroom is on the first floor. The room is quite spacious and features a double door closet. The three bedrooms upstairs are currently being used a bed and breakfast.

    Bathrooms: There are two-and-a-half bathrooms in the house. The first-floor half-bath is just off the mudroom. The master bathroom has a shower unit and is home to the houses laundry room, which the owner considers very convenient for farm life. There is another full bathroom upstairs.

    The Lodge: The Lodge is guest accommodations built inside an 1864 Tully barn. It can sleep six people. It maintains its old-fashioned feel with exposed beams and kitchenette. The space is insulated, heated, and has air-conditioning. It is open during the warm months.

    Outdoors: The 123-acre farm was chosen because of its spectacular views. The back patio is a favorite. There is always a cool breeze there. Besides the farmhouse and Lodge, the property features a workshop, two-car garage, wetland pond, five-stall horse barn with tack room, seven paddocks with high tensile wire fencing, and a private campground. Owner dug out his own spring-fed swimming pond with a dock six years ago. It is ten-and-a-half feet deep and has seen a lot of action during this warm summer. It has also hosted three baptisms. The farm is bordered by Lincklaen and Mariposa State Forests and there are 33 miles of seasonal roads for outdoor recreation. Property has enormous potential as an agribusiness.

    Agent: Theresa Billy / The Karim Team

    CENTURY 21 Arquette Properties

    Address: 104 Salt Springs Road, Fayetteville, N.Y. 13066

    Phone: (315) 663-8390




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    Re-purposing the home in the age of COVID-19: offices, gyms, bonus rooms – RochesterFirst - August 14, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. More people, of all ages, are working from home in the age of COVID-19. Local architects and designers are getting calls on how to accommodate that. Theres a demand in the market for home offices, repurposed lower levels, bonus rooms and even home gyms.

    People working from home have either been working at kitchen table, or makeshift office, and now theyre getting into actually remodeling a room, said Melanie Portland, Director of Marketing for Inde Designs. She said more college kids are returning home, as well as adult children, which calls for bathroom and bedrooms in the basement, or lower levels.

    More and more companies are not having employees come back to the office, and this is going to be a more permanent solution, working from home, said Chris Keil, Vice President of Greater Living Architecture. Keil said there was originally a trend of clients wanting to downsize their home, pre-virus. Now, they want to re-purpose it, or add bonus rooms above their garage.

    Architects and designers are saying the demand for supplies has gone way up, increasing construction costs. The services also came to a halt when COVID-19 hit, and architects had to work remotely with clients for conferencing.

    Manufacturers, lumber yards, steel manufacturers, were all shut down for a number of months (when COVID-19 hit), said Joseph ODonnell, President of Greater Living Architecture.

    Kitchens, sinks, flooring, lighting, everything really came to a screeching halt, now theres a very, very tough supply for those items, said ODonnell.

    He said its hard to know what the future holds in terms of a second wave, and how that would affect their business if schools had to close again. But all they can do, is prepare for anything.

    Were kind of a wait and see right now, said ODonnell. The idea of re-purposing a space for home-schooling is something on his radar, and something hes already received calls on. He said the at-home learning experience consists of educational, social and physical components.

    Kids arent socializing with peers at home, theyre with their parents and siblings and not getting a social experience. What weve seen people consider is creating small group learning in a neighborhood [pods], where kids can go to house one day a week to safely be with friends and have that social interaction, said ODonnell.

    In addition to accommodating children, Keil said its common that two spouses are working from home, requiring not just one home office, but two. Home offices have been part of plan for some time now, but now two home offices are in demand. People need their own spaces, its hard to share space on conference calls and stuff, he said.

    Keil said if you are looking to add a space to your house, a permit is required. He said youd have to work with designers to come up with a plan, and youd also have to meet with a contractor. Drawings would have to be submitted to your town for approval.

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    This Mother-Daughter Duo Turns RVs Into Stunning Tiny Homes – - August 13, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    To many, RV living doesnt exactly scream "glam." But Cortni Armstrong is changing that perception one ugly RV at a time, with the help of her mom and business partner Patti Armstrong. Theyre the mother-daughter duo behind The Flipping Nomada RV renovation business thats essentially the Chip and Joanna Gianes of RV remodelingand one look at the interiors of their RV renos will make you want to ditch your stationary residence and move in immediately.

    The Flipping Nomad was born out of a dark period in Cortnis life: About six years ago, she had to take over her fathers two businesses after he had a stroke. They werent doing well, and there was hardly enough money to pay herself. At the same time, Cortini's lease renewal was coming up on a house she shared with three roommates. She discovered her roommates had made other housing plans that didnt involve her. Left hanging, she turned to a family friend who managed a campground. He said there was a fifth wheel for sale. The owner would finance it, and all she would have to do is pay for the RV. The electricity, internet, and other expenses would be covered if she took a job at the front desk. She agreed and moved in three days later.

    I felt borderline homeless, and I was really embarrassed about it, Cortni tells House Beautiful. I was in my mid-20s at the time and a recent college grad, so all of my college friends are in their careers and buying houses and cars, and here I am in this trailer park.

    A year into RV living, her perspective shifted. She loved the genuine people she met and how freeing it was to only live in 350 square feet sans clutter. I started falling in love with the lifestyle but wanted a rig that was laid out a little bit different, she says. She obsessively searched for something that was appropriate for a mid-20s bachelorette pad but realized what she wanted didnt exist. So she found a rig with the floor plan she wanted and decided to renovate it herself.

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    I kept coming back to my buying experience and thought maybe other people don't like these interiors too, and there's business to be had here, Cortni says.

    At first, Cortni was buying RVs, cleaning them super well, and then selling them. When she combined that with renovating, she did custom renovationseven taking on RVs people had already owned. Her mom joined the business about two and a half years ago when she also decided to move into an RV herself. Together, they buy RVs, renovate them, and sell them out of a shop they own on 66 acres of land in Emmett, Idaho. The shop is big enough to fit three RVs with plenty of room to park other rigs outside. They typically keep their own RVs on the land, too.

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    The duo now focuses exclusively on designing RVs. We figured out that to do customization work it takes us about 50 percent longer than it does to buy it, renovate it, and sell it as is, Cortni says. I know it sounds counterintuitive but in an effort to service more clients, we stopped servicing clients.

    Before Cortni and Patti ever buy an RV, they do a field inspection on it that involves getting up on the roof, checking for signs of water damage, the age of the tires, and warning signs for tank cracks. Once it passes that, they take it back to the shop and do a PDI (pre-delivery inspection) where they check the electricAC, outlets, fridgeand fill the tank with water to ensure everything is working properly. When they confirm the structure of the rig is good, they renovate it.

    For the interiors, they try to go with popular design schemes. Farmhouse is so hot right now, and everybody wants something that looks like Joanna Gaines did it, Cortni says. I also want every rig to have its own personality, so I switch it up a bit with each one.

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    The rigs they sell are typically furnished with items including couches, love seats, and chairs. In Cortnis experience, most people prefer to bring their own mattress. The detailsthrow pillows, rugs, blankets, table settingsare included on a case-by-case basis. Some clients really enjoy shopping for their own rig and putting their own personal taste on it and other clients are intimidated by it, she says.

    Her favorite furniture brand to use is Home Reserve. The Indiana-based company offers modular pieces with storage in the seats. Cortni says multifunctional pieces are essential in such a tiny space. Plus, all of the companys made-in-America pieces have removable and washable fabric, so you can easily clean it or swap out colors.

    Being able to flex her creative muscles and reimagine a small space is Cortnis favorite part of the job. Oh, and the demolition phase of course. You go in, rip stuff apart, chuck stuff out the door, and we have music playing, she says.

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    So far, The Flipping Nomad has done about 15 full renos and worked on around 45 RVsincluding partial renos and cleaningsince its inception. The price varies based on the model and staging among other factors, but the minimum budget required is $50,000 for a fifth wheel or $30,000 for a travel trailer.

    Theres currently a huge waitlist to snag one of The Flipping Nomads renovated RVs. Their typical clientele is first-time home buyers in their 20s and 30s with a mix of couples and couples with kids. That came as a surprise to Cortni who thought her clients were going to be retirees who have disposable income and have been saving up for the RV lifestyle for years.

    The completion time varies for each RV renovation. If you want less of a wait or dont want to go all in on a renovated RV, The Flipping Nomad sells non renovated RVs that you can enjoy as is or renovate yourself. They also offer RV lifestyle and renovation coaching.

    Cortni now lives in an RV called the Ultimate Montana, which she teamed up with Keystone RV Company to build. Its similar to a concept car in that it is very impractical, very much a show piece, but we wanted to push the limits on everything and see whats possible, she says. The rig has a freestanding bathtub, three fireplaces, pizza oven, TV projector, and bar.

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    Courtesy of Cortni Armstrong

    As if The Flipping Nomad's renos weren't stunning enough, Cortni's current RV is sure to make any apartment renter or homeowner envious in some way. Glam RVs are the right-under-our-nose tiny homes we didn't know we needed.

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