Energy Efficient Sunroom and New Kitchen Countertops in Newport News

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Excerpt: Andy and Jackie had a great sunroom at their home in Newport News. The problem was, it was too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer. Multiple sliding glass doors lining the walls leading out to the deck gave an unobstructed view, but they were very drafty. In the kitchen, the homeowners wanted to update the countertops and sink, eliminate the raised breakfast bar, and add a new slide-in electric range. New energy efficient windows and door were a must in the sunroom. We installed 10 new Low E/Argon filled double hung windows and one new sliding door. Above…

Freedom From The Tyranny of the “One Butt” Kitchen

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Excerpt: This was one of our favorite kitchens we’ve ever done!  It wasn’t the most expensive or the most glamorous but it made such a big impact on the lives of the Jones family from what they had been working with before.  They were patient and kind and a joy to work with!   We were truly blessed to have them as clients! Mrs. Jones wrote on Angie’s List: The price was great, we did purchase a lot of stuff ourselves (appliances, faucet etc)  so the price was more for their labor and coordination between all the different folks that need to work on the house. …

Elegant Entryway Remodel with Dutch Door and Flanking and Transom Windows

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of the cities of Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth, but their opinions are hardly homogeneous! What’s really interesting is when we receive an overwhelming response, either positive or negative, on a home improvement or remodeling picture.   That’s when I enjoy sharing…

If This Patio Were a Man, It Might Be Channing Tatum!

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Excerpt: Channing Tatum has just been named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.   While we don’t know much about that, we have speculated in the past about what kind of home would Esquire Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive be. So it’s only fair to give the gentlemen equal time here. We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of…

Beadboard Wainscoting in Bathroom Remodel Design

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of the cities of Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth, but their opinions are hardly homogeneous! What’s really interesting is when we receive an overwhelming response, either positive or negative, on a home improvement or remodeling picture.   That’s when I enjoy sharing…

Bathroom Design and Remodeling Inspirations

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Excerpt: I woke up this morning to some really impressive designs and pictures from Case Design and Remodel in Bethesda, Maryland. I have had the privilege of knowing Bruce Case and Joaquin Erazo at Case and even spoke at their annual meeting a few years back.  They have an outstanding team of people and I always learn so much whenever I spend time with them! This morning I really was impressed by this luxury shower:   I was also a big fan of this one. I enjoyed the contrasting blue color on the walls with the white tile wainscot.  Maybe it’s just that I seem…

If DIY Network’s Blog Cabin was a woman, it may be Mila Kunis

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Excerpt: Esquire Magazine has named Mila Kunis 2012’s “Sexiest Woman Alive”.   While we don’t know much about that, we do know that DIY’s Blog Cabin has produced one of the sexiest remodels we’ve seen in 2012.  Unlike many of the HGTV shows that we have witnessed, this show is just done right and the project itself is spectacular! Just take a look at the before and after pictures of this Maine Coastal Home built shortly after the Civil War in 1884.   The show itself is a unique idea that asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway.  All…

Amazing Kids’ Room Inspirations!

These pictures are meant to inspire ideas for what might be done with the kids rooms when designing, decorating or remodeling a room or even a whole house! Some are simple some are not even practical, but we think you’ll agree, all are a lot of fun! Click on the pictures for a larger view of each!

Better Kitchen Organization and Storage is Always Better

One of the constant themes from our clients is the need for more storage and more organization in all rooms of the house, but ESPECIALLY the kitchen! This was a popular picture with our Facebook Fans.  If you haven’t visited our page, we have a lot of fun there https://www.facebook.com/JimHicksHomePro

RunningMan Community Clubhouse Home Show April 28, 2012

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Excerpt:   Ever have a question… but not the time to ask?   Your local York County Professionals are hosting: “Have some coffee- Ask a question” so that you can get your questions answered with no appointment, no obligation and no waiting. When: Saturday April 28th Where: Running Man Clubhouse Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm What is this all about? Spring is here!  Many of our friends and neighbors have questions about their homes but a) They don’t have the time to ask a professional b) They don’t want the hassle of making an appointment c) They don’t want a sales pitch, they just would like a question answered! So we decided to come out…