Welcome to the team!

We’d like to give a warm welcome to design consultant Shannon Kirsch, our newest addition to the Lane Homes team. Shannon has been a part of the building industry for over 9 years and most recently served as the operations manager of the Luck Stone Center in Richmond.

 

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She earned a BA in Art History from VCU and went abroad to obtain her masters degree in Art History & Architecture in London, England and Florence, Italy. Shannon has an intense passion for art, leadership, customer service, and finding solutions for her clients.

When not chasing after 3 young children, she loves to visit museums and travel both stateside and internationally.

 

We are thrilled to have her on board as part of the Lane Homes & Remodeling team!

 

 

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Stunning Sunroom (Part 2)

The sunroom and multilevel patio remodel is well underway. The foundation for the enlarged patio is being laid, and next will be framing for the sunroom. Check out renderings for the finished product and stay tuned for more updates!

 

Click here to watch Part 1

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Stunning Sunroom (Part 1)

On this video blog series, we’ll take you on the transformation of an under-utilized deck to a beautiful sunroom with large patio. Here’s your first look at the space before we started the renovation.

Stay tuned to watch this deck-turned-sunroom transformation unfold!

Click here to watch our last video blog.

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Top Remodeling Trends in 2015

As we enjoy the beginning of an exciting new year, now is a good time to look back at some top remodeling styles from the last couple of years. In 2014, we saw things like enlarged kitchens, built-in storage, and freestanding tubs. Let’s take a look at a few of the biggest remodeling trends from 2015.

 

White & Gray

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The ever-popular white kitchen seems to have some competition… Gray is taking over as the new “IT” color of choice. With undertones that can go cool or warm, it’s a stunning new neutral that everyone wants.

 

Rectangle Tiles

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Large scale rectangular tiles are back on the rise. 12×24 is a popular size selection for bathroom tiles, both in the shower and on the floor. Bonus: Less grout to have to keep clean!

 

Freestanding Tub

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The large soaking tubs are being replaced with freestanding tubs, which are available in a variety of unique materials and styles. Freestanding tubs have been back on the rise in the last few years, so we have a feeling they will be a lasting style. You can go traditional with a classic claw foot or modern with a sleek and simple profile. What’s your style?

 

Subway Tile with Insert

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White subway tiles have always been a safe choice when it comes to kitchen backsplashes, but homeowners and designers are mixing it up with inserts in different patterns. The chevron pattern shown creates textural interest while still keeping the color palate cool and neutral.

 

If these trends are any indication for 2016 trends, it is shaping up to be a bright, fresh year! Contact us today to get the design and trends that fit you and your life perfectly. 

 

To see and compare these trends from those of the year before, check out our Top Remodeling Trends in 2014.

 

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Small Kitchen, Big Transformation – Part 3

Here’s the final video of our Small Kitchen, Big transformation series. The dated kitchen has been replaced with a better layout, more modern finishes, and an overall light and neutral color palette. This kitchen renovation shows that you don’t always need more square footage, just a design that can better utilize the existing space.

 

Contact us today to get started on your kitchen or other remodeling project!

 

If you missed the other two videos in this series or want to re-watch the process, click here for Part 1 and click here for Part 2.

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Small Kitchen, Big Transformation – Part 2

The kitchen renovation is well underway and ready for the new materials to be installed. We’ve included our computer renderings in this video so you can visualize what the completed space will be! Our clients love this aspect of our design/build process because the drawings are so realistic they can make certain the design is right before any work begins.

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Small Kitchen, Big Transformation

We have documented another fantastic kitchen remodel for you to see! Take a look at how the kitchen looked before we reworked the layout and made selections that would make the room feel larger and brighter. We’re giving this small kitchen a big transformation – stay tuned to see how it turns out!

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We Won!

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Every year, NARI (The National Association of the Remodeling Industry) has a prestigious awards program called The Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards. The program recognizes top contractors and remodeling companies around the country. We have had the honor of being recognized in the program over the years, including several merit awards for NARI’s Central Virginia chapter.


This year, we are thrilled to announce that we were awarded two NARI CotY awards!

The awards are:

2015 Local Winner – Grand Prize, Residential Interior Remodel

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2015 Local Winner – Merit Award, Residential Kitchen Over $70,000

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Thank you to our clients who chose us to take on these award-winning projects! We greatly appreciate your support and business.

These are exciting distinctions and we are also grateful to our fantastic team for making it possible.

For a complete list of all award winners, grab a copy of R•Home’s November-December issue at the end of October.

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Hurricane Preparedness at Home

Katrina. Sandy. Isabel. Joaquin.

 

If you call Virginia or other parts of the East Coast your home, you have most likely experienced hurricane and similar inclement weather. This weekend, it is as important as ever to take caution, stay up-to-date with the weather, and stockpile food, first-aid supplies, and other necessities.

 

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It is also crucial to equip your home to be ready for Hurricane Joaquin.

 

Follow these tips and ideas for hurricane preparedness at home:

 

  • Make plans to secure your property.

    • Option 1: Use permanent storm shutters, which offer the best protection for windows.

    • Option 2: Board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.

 

  • To reduce roof damage, install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure.

 

  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.

 

  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

 

  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.

 

This invaluable information is courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For more information about what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, visit the FEMA website.

To track Joaqin’s whereabouts and weather forecast, visit the National Hurricane Center.

 

 

 

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Deck & Patio Inspiration

As school starts and warm nights become cooler, this time of year is perfect for entertaining in an outdoor living space. Whether you’re grilling, dining, or relaxing, there are many options when it comes to an outdoor living space.

We’re highlighting some of our beautiful outdoor living spaces for inspiration, with features like patios, multilevel decks, and fireplaces.

Be sure to visit our site for more photos of our beautiful, custom outdoor living spaces!

 

 

Spacious, crisp deck with sunny patio

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Custom veranda attached to large deck and patio

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Beautiful patio for dining and outdoor parties

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Multilevel deck leading into patio and outdoor fireplace

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Distressed brick grilling station with custom counter space

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Be sure to visit our site for more photos of our beautiful, custom outdoor living spaces!

 

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