Archive: Remodeling

How to Create a More Efficient and Productive Kitchen

A kitchen remodel can range from simply making space for new appliances to a full renovation that calls for new cabinets and countertops. While you should take some time to make sure that your newly renovated kitchen is visually appealing, ... Read More

Trends for 2018

When we get later into the winter thoughts naturally turn to sprucing up your home for all of the warm weather entertaining to come. This is a great time to remodel your kitchen, bath or laundry room to include the ... Read More

Andrew Baker earns CAPS Designation

From HEMPFIELD MERCHANDISER, July 26, 2017 Andrew Baker of Brubaker Inc. recently earned the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to ... Read More

Spruce up your laundry room with these tips

Your laundry room may be the most functional room in your house, but that doesn't mean it has to look boring. You can have a color, pattern, and design scheme here just like any other room in your home. To ... Read More

Design Ideas for Small Kitchens

We all dream of a large, luxurious kitchen with endless storage, two islands, and industrial appliances; in reality many of us have small, inefficient kitchens. Instead of viewing your tiny space as a hindrance, let’s look for all of the ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Improve Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Given the high cost of moving into a retirement home, as well as the general desire for many people to stay in their home as long as possible, aging in place is a common phrase when it comes to bathroom ... Read More

Posted by Andrew Baker, CAPS
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Create a Homework Station Worth Studying At

 If you’d love to see your kids get started on their homework without any reminders, a home remodel might be in your future.Homework. It’s a word that can inspire anxiety in any student—or parent. After a long day at school, ... Read More

Posted by Andrew Baker, CAPS
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


Old Stone House Kitchen Remodel

We had the wonderful opportunity to remodel the kitchen in a 200 year-old stone house, located in Lancaster. Our client’s main goal was to update and beautify the room. Developing A PlanWorking closely with the client, we started the process by ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


What’s the best way to make a wooden cabinet? Whittle by whittle.

Cabinets are an extremely important part of any remodeling project because they are generally the hardest working fixtures in a kitchen and provide the only necessary storage in many bathrooms. Besides function, they also provide one of the major design ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Choose the Right Countertop

All About CountertopsSelecting a countertop material is one of the biggest decisions in your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. The countertop is an immediate attention-grabber when someone walks in the room. With all of the choices available today you can ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Choose a Backsplash

There are three backsplash materials that are commonly used. Here's the pros & cons of each option. Laminate Pros: Laminate is cost effective solution and it is easy to clean.Cons: Laminate is recognized as an outdated style. It can only be ... Read More

Posted by Andrew Baker, CAPS
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


Top 5 Design Trends for 2015

  As we continue through 2015 many people are interested in trends for home remodeling this year. While there are many directions the industry may go, following are five trends sure to be big in 2015: Warm MetalsWhile chrome and brushed nickel ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


Top 10 Tips to Survive a Remodel

  If you’re about to embark on a kitchen, laundry or bathroom remodel, here are 10 tips to help you remain cool and calm during the construction. Get Organized - When packing up your bathroom or kitchen in anticipation of the remodel ... Read More

Posted by Andrew Baker, CAPS
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Set a Budget for a Remodel Project

The prospect of designing your perfect bathroom or kitchen and selecting the beautiful fixtures you will enjoy for many years is an exciting adventure. The first step in that process, however, should be setting a budget for your project. Many ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Choose Lighting for Kitchens and Baths

When planning a remodel project, people often focus on cabinets, counters, flooring and faucets. The one item, and perhaps the most important, that often gets overlooked is the lighting. This seemingly less-exciting element not only dictates how usable your space ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


How to Remodel your Home with a Practical and Attractive Design

I’m looking to fully remodel my bathroom and kitchen. Is it possible to accommodate my day to day needs for organization, storage and usability with practical and reasonable solutions that are also attractive? We get this question from most, if not ... Read More

Posted by Nicole R. Martin
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


Aging in Place – Preparing your Home for the Future

With the cost of assisted living and retirement homes soaring higher and higher, many retired people are starting to realize that their best option is to stay in their current home for as long as they can. Investing money into ... Read More

Posted by Andrew Baker, CAPS
Remodeling Project Specialist, Brubaker Inc.


What is the Difference Between Quartz and Granite?

Many people are familiar with granite countertops. Most people are not as acquainted, however, with its cousin, quartz countertops. While the two counter types are similar in many ways, there are some key differences about which an informed consumer should ... Read More

Remodeling Within Your Budget

Brubaker Inc’s Andrew Baker is featured in Lancaster’s Renovations and Additions Magazine Winter 2014 edition Remodeling your home is not only a big financial investment, but can often times be stressful not only in the design and planning stages, but also ... Read More

What things should I consider when setting a budget for my bathroom or kitchen remodel?

The answer is provided by Nicole Martin of Brubaker Inc. in Lancaster's R&A Magazine. The prospect of designing your perfect bathroom or kitchen and selecting the beautiful fixtures you will enjoy for many years is an exciting adventure.  The first ... Read More