Here’s Why You Should Remodel Your Home in the Fall

Here’s Why You Should Remodel Your Home in the Fall

There are different reasons why you would feel your home need remodeling. But you may be tempted to do it during winter or during the holidays when everyone is around. In this piece, we will discuss why you should take fall seriously and why you should remodel your home during this period.

Create Ultimate Hosting Space

During the holidays, especially during Christmas parties, you would probably have friends and family over, and a lot of cooking would be done. Do you want to combine that with your home remodeling? Think again!

Your best option is to get the guest room ready, kitchen improved, and bathroom remodeled way before the holidays. And if you start early enough, you can finish up all remodeling activities by November, and that means you can enter December with ease of mind.

Excellent Weather for Work 

It does not matter what kind of remodeling project you have in and around your home, the fall is the perfect time to get them done.

The weather is excellent, and the temperatures are much cooler in the fall. Thankfully, the snowy season is still a few months away, so your contractors can work with having to check the weather forecast every now and then. The cool fall weather will also aid your work if you are working outside with paints and adhesives – something you can’t enjoy during spring and summer.

Effectively Monitor Your Contractor

Don’t be like every other person that remodel their homes during spring and summer. And if you haven’t noticed before, the spring and summer periods are the busiest time of the year for contractors. Should you plan to book them that period, you will have to wait before you are attended to. And after you get your estimate, it will take some more time before the remodeling and installation are done.

To save you all this stress, book contractors during the fall. You will get to see them around and spend time explaining what you want and how you want it to look like when it is done.


Kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects can be done effectively and efficiently when your contractors have the time to deliberate well with you. This is only possible during the fall period. So, shift your remodeling projects to the months between September and November.

Your contractor will able to help you renovate, restore, or add on to erect the structure you desire in your home right to your taste. Contact Gehman Design Remodeling today to learn more about our remodeling services.

Creating Your Dream Bathroom

Creating Your Dream Bathroom

Let’s face it – you spend a lot of time in bathrooms. Whether you’re getting ready in the morning, taking a restroom break, relaxing in the tub, giving your children a bath, or cleaning – you spend a significant number of hours in this room.

This is why it isn’t “silly” to invest in your home’s bathroom. You’re in the room a lot – you should make it a place you love and enjoy. There are 3 key steps you should take when it comes to creating your dream bathroom.

1. Understand your Bathroom’s Existing Structure

When it comes to designing your dream bathroom, you’re probably working with an existing structure in your home. If you’re lucky enough to be building something new from the ground up, then you might be able to skip this step.

While it is possible to move a sink, toilet, or shower – it can add significant expense if the existing structure isn’t designed to work that way. You will want to have a good understanding of where drains and water lines are. If you aren’t sure, ask your contractor. They can explain what is possible and what isn’t within your budget and help you make the right decision.

2. Think about Storage 

You know what turns a bathroom into a nightmare faster than almost anything else? Lots of clutter. If you don’t have adequate storage – clutter is what you will have. While having a huge open floor plan may feel like the right call for your dream oasis, if you are working with limited space, make sure you plan storage even if it means moving things a little closer together.

Think through what you use in your bathroom, what items you use to get ready, and where you’ll store towels and toiletries.

3. Invest in Quality Fixtures

In addition to storage, you’ll want to think about the fixtures in your bathroom. Make sure you choose a quality shower or bathtub. This is where you’ll want to take time to do a lot of research. There are tons of options, so choosing the right one for you will take time.

In addition to the shower or tub, you’ll also want to think about sink faucets and light fixtures as well. You’ll want to choose things that are functional and attractive.

When you’re ready to make your dream bathroom a reality, contact, Gehman Design Remodeling can help you with your bathroom renovation.

Home Improvement Projects to Leave to the Professionals

Home Improvement Projects to Leave to the Professionals

Summer is definitely one of the best times of the year to take on home improvement projects. Some projects you can tackle yourself safely and easily get the job done. But some should be left to the professionals. Landscaping and cleaning gutters can be taken care of homeowners themselves in most cases, but jobs requiring ladders and technical skills require real contractors. Continue reading to learn about which jobs you should leave to the pros and how you can pull off yourself. 


A bathroom may seem like a job that you can tackle after watching a few remodeling tv shows and videos online, but there are many complexities that go along with it. Bathroom remodeling consists of baths, flooring, vanities, countertops, cabinetry & more. Unless you’re a contractor, you probably aren’t equipped to handle all of these areas. The many considerations become complicated if your plan goes slightly awry. An experienced contractor has re-done many bathrooms and can plan accordingly, with possible complications in mind. This helps a job go more smoothly.


New windows are a great value add to any home. They provide you with increased energy efficiency as well as natural light and a myriad of other benefits. They’re among the most popular ways that homeowners look to improve their homes, especially in the summer. If the windows aren’t installed properly, though, they’ll be less efficient than the old windows were. Air leaks caused by an improper seal can happen if you aren’t an experienced window installer. 


Decks are a great way to add to your home’s outdoor space and extend your entertaining capabilities. They aren’t a very easy installation, though. You often have to ensure that the ground is level prior to beginning. Then you need to install concrete forms or something to support the deck. It takes more than cutting some 2x4s and hammering some nails to build a quality deck. If you want a professional-looking job done, hire a decking design and building contractor. A deck is one of the best ways to improve your home, especially during the summer. 


One of the most popular DIY projects for homeowners is painting. Some interior painting jobs can certainly be done quickly by homeowners. But larger and exterior painting jobs should be left to the pros. Having neat lines and a clean finish requires a steady hand and years of experience painting. You can tell a professional painting job from a layman’s. 

Contact our team at Gehman Design Remodeling today to get started on improving your home. We can help you with window installations, bathroom remodeling, deck building & more. Call us at (215) 513-0300 or fill out on contact form to get started.

Spring Home Remodeling Projects to Consider

Spring Home Remodeling Projects to Consider

Spring is one of the most popular times of the year that people start remodeling projects in their homes. It’s the perfect time of year to prepare your home for the sunny weather and give it a fresh look heading into the summer. The projects can be costly or inexpensive, depending on the size of the project that you want to undertake. Now is the time that many homeowners are beginning to plan these projects, so we wrote this blog to help homeowners find inspiration for their projects.

Kitchen Remodeling Project

Remodeling your home’s kitchen is one of the best projects to start during the spring. You can add windows to let more natural light into your kitchen and make it a more pleasant place to both cook and entertain. Plus, you’re likely to have guests over more often during the warm weather months, so it’s nice to have a beautiful space to enjoy. The kitchen is the heart of your home.

Bathroom Remodeling Project

Next to kitchens, remodeling your home’s bathroom is one the highest return on investment projects that you can do. You spend time every day in your bathroom, so it’s essential that it’s a space that you enjoy. Whether it be updating your entire bathroom or installing new bathroom cabinetry, you can hugely improve your bathroom with a few small changes, and that makes your home more pleasant overall.

Basement Remodeling Projects

A great way to increase the usable space in your home, remodeling basements is a hugely popular remodeling project. You can add an additional bedroom in your basement, storage, a man cave, or more. If you ever plan to sell your home, a finished basement is hugely attractive for prospective buyers. Finishing your basement can take it from unused space in your home to one of your family’s favorites.

Deck Installation Projects

One of the best remodeling projects for spring starts outdoors. A new deck makes your home’s outdoor space an extension of your home. You can use this space to entertain, create an outdoor kitchen, and just relax when you want to. Especially after a long winter, it’s nice to get out and enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Plus, with modern decking options, you can even get a low-maintenance deck that won’t require staining and extra care.

Replace Your Windows

As we mentioned with kitchens, spring is a great time of the year to add or replace windows in your home. The increased natural light from the outdoors will warm up your home and make waking up each morning nice and comfy.

Contact our team at Gehman Design Remodeling today if you’re interested in any of our home remodeling services.

Latest Trends in Bathroom Renovations


Whether you are trying to make your home more enjoyable for your family or you are planning to put your home up for sale, bathroom renovations can be a key component in increasing your home’s value and comfortability. Your bathroom should be your personal sanctuary and, when you are remodeling, it is important to choose your new design wisely. These four trends will ensure that your new bathroom is relaxing and up-to-date, so you don’t make any costly mistakes in your renovation.

Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures and Elegant Tubs

Shower curtains and rods are now a thing of the past! More and more people are opting for beautiful, streamline frameless glass shower enclosures. Simple yet sophisticated, this style of shower can make your bathroom look bigger and more upscale. It allows for you to showcase beautiful tilework on your walls and floors and implement some high-end shower details such as a rainwater shower head or digital shower controls. Take it a step further an add a steam feature too!

Frameless Glass Shower

If you are someone who can’t live without indulging in a relaxing bath every now and then, you can use this opportunity to add a freestanding statement bathtub to your new bathroom as well. After all, the combination shower and tub does not scream luxury. Spa-like bathrooms are all the rage and a great bathtub plays a key role in this trend. Make sure your bathtub is a place that you can relax and de-stress. Tubs now come in many different shapes, including circles, ovals, and rectangles, so make sure to find the one that is most comfortable to you.

Elegant tub


Gehman Remodeling can help you choose a new tub that is modern yet sleek and simple. If you choose something too unique, it may cause trouble when you try to sell your home in the future. It is best to choose something with clean lines and simple shapes. You can take your luxurious new bathtub a step further by adding high-end hardware in your choice of metallic finish. Also, if your ceiling height allows, consider adding some interesting lighting above your tub, such as a vintage-inspired chandelier. This can give your bathroom the “wow” factor you are looking for.

No More Medicine Cabinets

Everyone is familiar with the outdated medicine cabinet/mirror combo. This type of storage is now becoming tacky and obsolete as people are opting to implement more creative storage solutions and unique mirrors over their vanities in their bathroom renovations.

While medicine cabinets are disappearing, the need for storage in the bathroom is not. Shower nooks are one type of storage solution that is getting used more often, especially with the increase in popularity of glass shower enclosures. Spacious, built-in shelving inside of updated, stand-alone showers allow you to put your products somewhere that is easily accessible and esthetically pleasing, rather than sitting things on the ledge or ground.

If you are doing a total remodel, you may find that you are able to add in a storage closet or extra built-in shelving that you didn’t have before. Adding additional storage can be a wonderful renovation choice, as it can simplify life and impress potential future buyers.

There are also many new vanities on the market that have unique touches to make bathroom organization easier. These special touches include built-in racks for towels and double vanities with built-in storage in the between the two vanity units.

Beautiful, bold mirrors are another one of the biggest trends right now, so removing your old medicine cabinet can allow you to take full advantage of this and totally transform the look of your vanity area. A new mirror can tie all the elements of your bathroom together. It is okay (encouraged, actually!) to get something ornamental or with an interesting frame, as the mirror can be a great place to get more creative with décor.

Vintage-Inspired Accents

Vintage-inspired or repurposed vintage design elements have been popular for a few years now and they continue to be desirable. You don’t have to have your whole bathroom look like a blast from the past to take advantage of this trend. You can simply choose one or a few places to add a little vintage flair, such as your lighting, mirror, vanity, or tub. Art Deco or Industrial design aspects are particularly in vogue right now.

You may be able to find repurposed pieces, such as vintage dressers that have been refashioned into stylish and unique bathroom vanities. You could also find one-of-a-kind vintage mirrors at your local antique or thrift shop that will add a little something special to your home that no one else will have.

You might find that you already have a vintage freestanding bathtub, such as a clawfoot tub, in your home. Instead of replacing it completely, one option is to take an old tub that may look outdated and shabby and give it new life by re-glazing it and updating the hardware. This can transform it into something elegant and luxurious.

It is also an option to get something vintage-inspired, rather than use actual vintage or antique pieces in your bathroom. Many brands are taking advantage of this trend by creating reproduction décor and there is no shame in using some of these beautiful pieces to add some vintage flair. There is everything from vintage-inspired lighting fixtures to vintage-inspired vanities on the market, so you should have no trouble finding something that suits your personal taste.

Artistic Powder Rooms

Powder rooms are small places that can make a big impact on the overall style of your home. Often, these are the bathrooms that your guests will see, rather than them seeing your master bathroom. One trend in bathroom renovations is to use these spaces to do something more unique and funky, which is sure to impress both you and your guests.

Accent walls in fun, bold colors or quirky wall papers are becoming more common in power rooms. It allows you to play around with some more daring design ideas without having to do something crazy right in your living room. Floral or geometric patterns can be fun to implement, yet classic enough to withstand the test of time. Adding a unique sink basin, interesting hardware, or a fun lighting fixture can also spice up your power room.

Often, because of their small size, powder rooms are a less daunting construction project than remodeling a full bath in your home, which makes it a perfect place to be creative in your design. Just be sure not to choose something too crazy that could be costly to replace in the future or will go out of style too quickly. You will also want to make sure that the room still ties in with the overall motif of your home so you don’t have one room that seems completely out of place.

These four trends take elements of both modern and vintage design to create a sophisticated, elegant look. The amenities you choose for your bathroom will be there for years so come, so it is imperative to be forward-thinking in your design choices. It is understandable to feel a little overwhelmed with making all the selections for your new bathroom. Gehman Remodeling is here to guide you and help you to create the bathroom of your dreams by taking elements from your personal style and merging them with on-trend finishes for a classic, lasting look.