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Stuck on Remodel Material Decisions? Then You Need to See Our Templates
Stuck on Remodel Material Decisions? Then You Need to See Our Templates
Even the most well-planned remodel requires a significant investment of time and thought from a homeowner who wants to have a hand in creating the space they dream of living in, before and during the project. So we wanted to create a way to relieve some of that overhead.
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Want to See The Most Popular Colors for Home Remodels This Spring?
Want to See The Most Popular Colors for Home Remodels This Spring?
We took a look at which colors designers and homeowners are adding most often to their designs in Beam. Here are the top 12 shades for spring!
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Everything You Didn't Know You Needed to Know about Microcement
Everything You Didn't Know You Needed to Know about Microcement
Microcement is your key to a concrete finish at a fraction of the cost, without compromising on quality - it is guaranteed to never crack, degrade, or discolor.
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From Countryside to Coastal, How to Think about Designing the Modern Cottage
From Countryside to Coastal, How to Think about Designing the Modern Cottage
A modern cottage strikes that balance of rustic friendly charm with a bit of refined minimalism. Here's how to achieve it.
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Interior Designers Share the Biggest Trends in Remodeling in 2022
Interior Designers Share the Biggest Trends in Remodeling in 2022
It’s pretty clear that the pandemic has had an incredible impact on how we think about home. So we wanted to check in with the experts, and hear what they see as the common threads in home design and remodeling in 2022.
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Design Hack:  The Difference A Door Handle Can Make
Design Hack: The Difference A Door Handle Can Make
How replacing door handles and hinges can be a cost-effective way to make a big impact on your space.
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Three Unique Brands Our Designers Love for Handcrafted Tile
Three Unique Brands Our Designers Love for Handcrafted Tile
We’ve got our eye on a couple of rising brands that are really breaking open the catalog of handcrafted tile.
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A Designer's Advice to Homeowners: Always Order the Sample!
A Designer's Advice to Homeowners: Always Order the Sample!
Ashley Daubert's advice for remodeling homeowners is clear: "Order samples, and exercise patience when it comes to buying materials for your home."
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7-Step Guide To Designing A Mid-Century Modern Space
7-Step Guide To Designing A Mid-Century Modern Space
To achieve a mid-century modern feel in your home as you design and remodel, we have a few key tips for what to consider along the way.
#Design Hacks
New in Beam: Create, Organize and Render Design Projects
New in Beam: Create, Organize and Render Design Projects
Beam is building a better way to manage design projects. Go from inspiration to action and organize everything from products and colors to inspiration and drawings in one place. Order a high-quality, photorealistic rendering of your design and see your inspiration come to life.
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How To Create A Custom Rendering For Your Home Renovation or Remodel
How To Create A Custom Rendering For Your Home Renovation or Remodel
For the homeowner, a custom rendering is both an opportunity to get a clearer picture of your reimagined space and to feel more confident in the, often expensive, decisions you are making during a renovation or remodel.
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Top Tips for How To Think About Lighting Design In Any Space
Top Tips for How To Think About Lighting Design In Any Space
Perhaps not the first thing you think of when designing your new space, but lighting design plays a crucial role in not just how your space feels, but also how it can be used when all is said and done.
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Your Complete Guide to Countertops: What to Consider from Cost to Quality
Your Complete Guide to Countertops: What to Consider from Cost to Quality
Wondering how to choose the right material for your kitchen countertops? Read our guide for everything you need to know about the most commonly used materials for kitchen countertops.
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Three Bathroom Designs That Will Make You Want To Remodel Yours Yesterday
Three Bathroom Designs That Will Make You Want To Remodel Yours Yesterday
Designing your bathroom remodel? Stuck on tile options? Clawfoot tub or freestanding? Here are three spectacular bathroom designs you need to explore, and all the materials it takes to create them in your space.
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How Much Does Remodeling a Kitchen Cost?
How Much Does Remodeling a Kitchen Cost?
Before starting your kitchen remodel, there are two big questions you'll want clear answers to. How much money you have to spend on your project, and just how much your kitchen remodel should cost.
#Design Hacks
Help, I'm Designing my Kitchen Remodel! Where Do I Begin?
Help, I'm Designing my Kitchen Remodel! Where Do I Begin?
At square one of a kitchen remodel? Never mind a long way to go, you may not even know where to begin. Don't fret, we’ve got some tips for how to get started.
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Advice on Home Remodeling from an Architect (or Two!)
Advice on Home Remodeling from an Architect (or Two!)
We sat down with Esther Cheung and George Showman of Cheung Showman Architects, to learn more about the role of an architect, the relationship to the client, and the cost of good design.
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Five Stunning Backsplashes to Inspire your Kitchen Remodel
Five Stunning Backsplashes to Inspire your Kitchen Remodel
A great backsplash can make or break a kitchen design. Here are five options we are obsessed with, to help inspire your kitchen remodel.
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Lessons Learned at the Future of Home Conference 2021
Lessons Learned at the Future of Home Conference 2021
What we learned attending The Future of Home conference, featuring renowned speakers such as Martha Stewart, Jim Shreve, and Adam Davidson.
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Five Tips for the Remodeling Homeowner, from a Builder
Five Tips for the Remodeling Homeowner, from a Builder
From an experienced builder: advice for the homeowner renovating, remodeling, or building new. Araceli Espinoza is a Project Manager with Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders and has shepherded many happy homeowners through the process, during her 14 years in the construction industry.
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A Kitchen Remodel Fit for a Townhouse
A Kitchen Remodel Fit for a Townhouse
A remodel almost 30 years in the making. Finding the right time, and the right budget for this kitchen remodel project was easier said than done.
#Project Spotlight
Home Remodel or Home Renovation, What is the Difference?
Home Remodel or Home Renovation, What is the Difference?
The terms remodel and renovation are often used interchangeably. But the two terms actually have quite different definitions, depending on the scope of your project.
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Feeling Inspired? Here's How To Build A Mood Board
Feeling Inspired? Here's How To Build A Mood Board
Here at Beam, we think it is important to see your design inspiration and chosen materials in one place. Mood boards and flatlays are a great tool to organize that inspiration as part of the planning process.
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Remodeling A Dreamy Catskills Getaway
Remodeling A Dreamy Catskills Getaway
What these homeowners learned from remodeling their Catskills cabin to be the perfect weekend getaway spot.
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Restoring a Hidden Treehouse Dream Home
Restoring a Hidden Treehouse Dream Home
The new owners of this mid-century modern home wanted to breathe new life into the space, but they couldn’t find a general contractor willing to take on the large remodel.
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What is a General Contractor And Should I Hire Now?
What is a General Contractor And Should I Hire Now?
If you have a ghost in your attic, you call the Ghostbusters, but who do you call when you want to remodel your home? Read our short guide on general contractors to learn what exactly a general contractor does, and when you need to hire one.
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Welcome to Foundations. Where we at Beam endeavor to share everything you need to know about home renovation and home remodeling as you embark on your project. Get inspired by completed Project Spotlights, and hear from the experts on Design, Planning, and Construction.
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