My name is Grant Woodruff and I am the founder of Renowned Renovation. We were recently asked to speak at the Dallas Home and Garden Show about Lifestyle Remodeling Trends. Most of our clients are homeowners who are relocating or moving back to Northeast Dallas to be closer to their work and to live in neighborhoods within walking distance of local eateries, parks and local stores.
And we are seeing that that the 5 most in-demand design ideas for today's busy lifestyle are Open Floor Plans, Quartz Countertops, Backsplashes & Waterfalls, Personal Spas, Wine cellars, and Built-in Bars.
We were invited to speak because we are members in good standing of the our local Dallas Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
We started Renowned Renovation in 2012. Most people don't know this, but in Texas, general contractors are not required to be licensed. Literally anyone who wants to be a general contractor can be. All they have to do is fill out some paperwork.... But that doesn’t mean they have any qualifications. That's why we joined The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Not only did we have to through a screening process that included a background check we agreed to be held accountable to a higher standard - we also pledged to uphold the Association's Code of Ethics and dedicated ourselves to upholding professionalism and integrity of the remodeling industry to our business. The Renowned Renovation team are working on becoming NARI certified project managers.
Open Floor Plans
This is one of the most requested remodeling design request we receive. Here is great example of a project that convert an original condo at the Travis at Katy Trail. The homeowner was trapped away from her guests and family when preparing meals in the kitchen as she had limited access to the living room. Since the owner lives in a high-rise condo, she had a relatively small space and wanted to open it up as much as she could. So the we removed the wall separating the kitchen and the living room.
Quartz Countertops, Backsplashes and Waterfalls
Quartz is in high demand. There’s a lot of great quartz products out there and I’ve found Cambria to be one of the best. I particularly like it because it is made in America, is very durable, and has a lifetime warranty. We have been installing Cambria Quartz as countertops, backsplashes and waterfalls. A waterfall countertop is easily recognizable by the fact that it drops vertically down the sides instead of stopping abruptly at the edge of a cabinet or island. By doing that it creates a continuous flow and links the floor to the cabinetry in a fluid and natural manner. Really Beautiful
Waterfalls are very popular trend right now. And we bookmatched the waterfall, which means matched the veins of that countertop flowing so that two adjoining surfaces mirror each other, giving the impression of an opened book.