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Choosing the Right Appliances for Your Baltimore Kitchen Remodel

Of all the things we take for granted around our homes, kitchen appliances are rarely one of them. The proper functionality of our appliances can be the difference between our food staying fresh, our drinks staying cold, and our dishes staying clean. When you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, the appliances should be one of you primary concerns. With so many options out there, it can be tough to know how to pick the right ones. Let’s break down how you can choose the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel.

Layout and Lifestyle

Appliances serve specific functions within our homes, and as such, different appliances will be more important in some homes than others. However, if you’re planning to work within the exact space already within your kitchen, you may face difficulties. Working new appliances into the spaces of old appliances may limit your options when shopping. However, if you’re replacing appliances in the context of a full Baltimore kitchen remodel, your contracor should be able to help create space for the appliances to fit. Your lifestyle will also determine which appliances you want to invest more in. Do you tend to cook a lot? If so, a double-oven option may make more sense than a single, and an advanced, heavy-duty dishwasher might be needed to keep up with all the dishes. Larger families might want to invest in a fridge with siginficant storage space and an open layout so your leftovers aren’t getting buried in the back and you’re left to wonder what that smell is. Other appliances are specialized to homeowners needs, such as wine coolers. Ranking what aspects of your appliances matter most to your lifestyle will better help you choose the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel.

Budget and Style

Of course, buying appliances strictly by your lifestyle is great, but not real for most of us outside of an ideal world. Budget is a neccesary factor in deciding what kind of appliances we can fit into our kitchens. After coming up with your budget for the whole kitchen remodeling process, you can work with your contractor to determine how much of that can be put towards appliances, and then shop within those constraints. Of course, choosing the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel will also involve selecting options that fit with style of the whole remodel. Cohesion is important to making any room in your home beautiful, and a color-clashing dishwasher or fridge can stick out like a sore thumb. More and more for a variety of appliances, there are stylistic options to fit the look and feel of any kithchen, from modern stainless steel to models that can blend in with the cabinetry. A trusted contractor can help you pick a style that fits your vision for a beautiful kitchen.

Doing the Research

We started this blog by looking at how synchronous our appliances are with our day-to-day lives. For this reason, researching on every prospective option is very important. Not all brands are created equal, and not even every product from the same brand will offer the same level of quality. It’s incredibly frustrating to purchase a new dishwasher only to have the technician back at your house every few weeks because your dishes aren’t getting cleaned. Read product reviews, look at an appliance’s longevity, its energy efficiency, and what features it offers that appeal to you. Especially important for homeowners is to understand the product warranties for each appliance purchased. Your product warranty could be the difference between continued support when something goes wrong, and simply being out a few thousand dollars because your warranty lapsed far sooner than expected. Warranties are one of the areas in which you don’t want to try and cut upfront costs, because that mindset can cost you thousands of dollars down the road.

Native Sons Helps You Every Step of the Way

When it comes to choosing the right appliances for your Baltimore kitchen remodel, you don’t have to go it alone. Native Sons believes that our home remodeling services should make the process easier everywhere we can, not more stressful. Our team of experts will help you select the right appliance options thanks to our backlog of kitchen remodeling knowledge and our drive to always stay up to date on the best and brightest products. Contact us today to schedule your in-home quote, and start down the path to the kitchen of your dreams.

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Major Kitchen Remodel: How Much Does It Cost?

The price point of major kitchen remodels varies widely for each project. Today, we want to take a look at an actual project Native Sons completed, and give you how it was priced.

One of the most frustrating parts of shopping for kitchen remodeling contractors is the difficulty that exists when trying to obtain hard numbers on how much the project will cost. While this is frustrating for the consumer, the reality is that it’s tough to deliver price estimates off the bat as each project varies largely based off size, scope, materials, and other factors. To help demistify this process, we’ll take a look at a recently completed major kitchen remodel and break down how we reached our quote price.

What Goes Into a Remodeling Quote?

A major kitchen remodel is an involved process. It requires contractors to understand your needs, and be able to help turn those needs into a visual blue print for the project, and then eventually, a finished process. The project we’ll be using as a case study today was completed in 2019 for a home in Annapolis, MD.

The clients were working with an outdated kitchen. Initially, the design, tiling, and size had appealed to them when purchasing the home but had outgrown its limited space and dark-colored aesthetic that didn’t feel very inviting to the homeowners. They chose Native Sons for their major kitchen remodeling project, at which point our estimators were sent out to photograph the space, build an action plan with the clients, and formulate an estimate.

Following this initial visit, we quoted the clients a price of $40,000 to $65,000 for the entire project. The price breakdown for this project looks like this:

  • $30,000 for design, project management, and labor
  • $10,000 to $35,000 for materials and appliances

The large variance in the initial quote is built-in to the customization of the materials, features, and appliances a client desires when contracting Native Sons for a kitchen remodeling project. This custom-tailored approach gives you the better ability to control the price tag of the finished project.

What Went Into This Project

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The major kitchen remodel in Annapolis, MD was focused on modernizing the clients’ kitchen space. The original kitchen was equipped with dark tile colors and wooden trim. Our goal was to brighten it through the materials that were selected.

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To open the space more, we removed a far wall where the stove was originally located, and replaced it with a kitchen island that featured an inset stove top. This ensures the space was still being maximized for use while not closing the kitchen off from the adjoining staircase. Included in this kitchen island were two retractable electrical outlets.

A key feature of the remodel was converting a kitchen closet into a bar space. This new utilization of space makes for a wonderful place to entertain. It includes two wine/beer fridges and custom cabinetry.

All of these features combine to make for a kitchen that uses its space more wisely, and delivers a unified visual style that goes well with the adjoining rooms. Major kitchen remodels are unique investments, as they recoup their price greater than purchases such as vehicles, which depreciate faster. In 2019, the Cost and Value report for Baltimore found that major kitchen remodeling projects at the quoted price tag for this remodel recoup up to 61% of the money spent upon resale of your home.

Native Sons Offers Honest Quotes

The goal of Native Sons is to only provide quotes that are honest and reflect the quality of work we’ll be delivering to you. We highly value the relationships formed with each client, and believe that constant communication is key to ensuring your major kitchen remodeling process goes smoothly. Contact Native Sons today to schedule your quote, and check out the video testimonial for this project.

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Why Marylanders Choose Native Sons for Their Baltimore Bathroom Remodeling Projects

When considering a Baltimore bathroom remodeling project for your home, it can be tough to know where to start. There’s plenty of contractors offering their services, to the point where it can be overwhelming. Native Sons is a local staple of the Baltimore remodeling scene, with a track record that extends back more than two decades. What defines us as a company is the feedback we’ve received from clients. It’s what fuels us to continue to refine and elevate our work every single day. We want to take this time to reflect on some of testimonials our valued clients have left us to explore why locals trust Native Sons with their Baltimore bathroom remodeling projects.


It’s incredibly important to us a company to establish a strong baseline of professionalism with every client we work for. What this means to us is building a process from start to finish that’s clearly communicated, inclusive, and comfortable for the homeowners. We’re honored when our clients discuss how comfortable they feel with Native Sons employees, not considering them an intrusive force but as people they can trust to work within their home even when not around. We always work to quickly address any concerns our clients have, ensuring that they’re nothing lost in translation and the end product is representative of the goals set from the outset.


Professionalism for Native Sons extends to our dedication to go above and beyond with every project we do. Baltimore bathroom remodeling projects require hard work throughout the process, but the employees of Native Sons are determined to ensure deliver a finished product in a timely manner. Sometimes, that means staying late, and other times that means taking time out to assist our clients when they really need a hand. Dedication for us means applying our work integrity to how we treat our clients, their time, and their homes.


Every Baltimore bathroom remodeling project requires its own unique solution. Some bathrooms have suffered water damage, while others are simply out of date and in-need of serious modernization. Whatever the situation may be, our team understands that a one size fits all design approach is not the right way to go. Vision to means being able to listen to the needs of an individual client and translate those ideas into a tangible product that reflects what they desire.

Baltimore locals have made Native Sons’ reputation what it is. Thanks to thoughtful feedback, we’re constantly able to better ourselves as a company and consistently deliver Baltimore bathroom remodeling projects that achieve the vision set out from the outset. If you’re ready to remodel your bathroom, contact Native Sons today for a consultation and let us show how we can make your needs a reality.

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What Not To Shortcut in Your Budget Bathroom Remodel

Budget bathroom remodel is one of those phrases that has an allure. Is it possible? Can you get a handsome remodel without a huge price tag? Better, yet, should you try? It’s no secret that home remodeling can be an expensive endeavor, which has to lead many of us strapped for cash to seek out budget alternatives. However, when trying to work within a budget, there are some hugely important aspects of the remodel that you’re best trying not to shortcut.


Tiling is one of the most price variable options to consider for a budget bathroom remodel. Those with deep pockets can spend large sums on niche tiling, and special floor features such as heating. Having somewhat damaged tiling replaced may not be at the top of your list of priorities if you’re on a budget. However, your tiling is not only a stylistic element of your bathroom; it’s the barrier that traps water and moisture from leaking into your ceiling or foundation and causing water damage. Water damage can be destructive, and you will need to hire a company like ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba to do a proper clean up. If you leave it too long, you might end up spending more on repairs that the tiles would cost.

Budget Tip: If you want to save cash while also maintaining the integrity of your floor, discuss with your contractor alternative options such as linoleum or vinyl.

Fixture Installation

Fixtures tend to provide you with a lot of monetary leeway for a budget bathroom remodel. You can opt for basic toils, sinks, and tubs that provide necessary functions without any bells or whistles. For the most part, this choice can be tailored to what you can spend. However, it’s important that you’re getting your money’s worth from the contractor’s themselves, as proper installation of your fixtures is paramount for a successful remodel. Trying to save money by hiring inexperienced contractors is a recipe for disaster. If, for instance, your tub or shower isn’t properly sealed, you’ll be dealing with water leaks and other similar issues. This service in particular is that you usually get what you pay for, and taking a shortcut here may mean an uncomfortable and poorly function bathroom after the remodel


In a similar vein to what we just discussed, hiring inexperienced contractors to handle the plumbing of your budget bathroom remodel can spell disaster down the road. If during the remodel piping needs to be replaced or changed to fit new fixtures, you run the risk of serious issues if your contractor isn’t qualified to handle plumbing. When shopping contractors, ensure your prospective choice employs a Master Plumber on their team to give you piece of mind that the internal workings of your home will be correct after the remodel is complete.

A budget bathroom remodel isn’t outside of the realm of possibility, and by working with a communicative and honest contractor, you may be surprised as to how you can stretch your wallet when opting for low cost fixtures and materials. However, do to the sensitive nature of home remodeling, it’s also crucial to ensue anything that you’re investing your hard earned money into is going to be done the right way.

Native Sons can bring your remodel goals to life. With an experienced team of qualified, ensured laborers, project managers, and specialists such as Master Plumbers and Master Electricians, we’ve left positive lasting impressions on clients all across the Baltimore and central Maryland. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Budgeting for a Kitchen Renovation

It’s no secret that renovations can be an expensive process, both in time and money. There is a variety of moving parts that go into a remodel from its inception to its completion. Budgeting and planning is the starting point for most of us. However, for some, it may be difficult to know how best to approach budgeting for a kitchen remodel. What type of expenses should you be aware of, and what decisions are you going to have to make down the line? Let’s take a look.

Step One: Deciding On Scope

The scope of your remodel will help determine the majority of other expenses down the line. There are several factors that go into deciding on a scope that will best fit your needs. First, look at the absolute max of what you can spend on the project. Then, square this price tag with how much you’d like to spend. This will help you have a better sense of budgeting when it’s time to shop for contractors. Next, consider the space available for the project, and what big ticket items you want to prioritize. Will you work within the space available or expand the size of your kitchen? Having to knockdown walls can comprise a significant portion of your total budget. Breaking down and being honest about the scope of a project you can afford will help ease you through the process.

Step Two: Consider Your Must Haves

A great deal of budgeting for a kitchen remodel concerns what your must haves are. Do you want a tiled back-splash, and if so, how far should it extend around your kitchen? Can you settle for more stock-standard counter and cabinet options or do you want something with a more unique look and larger price tag? You can often see people just updating the color of their existing cabinets, in order to save money for another part of their renovation. This can be a great way to make sure your cabinets last their full life time, and you’re not just replacing them because they no longer match the style of your kitchen. To find out more about cabinet painting, you could look Here. Next, the materials you decide on with your contractor can affect your budget significantly. Another thing to consider are your appliances. Are you looking to significantly upgrade your current lineup of appliances or are you content with keeping the ones you currently have? Additionally, considering whether you want to add additional sink spaces and lighting fixtures can affect the price-tag due to a contractors need to change plumbing and wiring for your kitchen. Make a list of priorities and determine from there which you can’t live without.

Step Three: Find a Contractor

Perhaps the most important step in budgeting for a kitchen remodel is finding the right contractor for the job. The right contractor for your job is one that works every step of the way with you to meet your budgetary needs without sacrificing quality of work. Meet prospective contractors about the desired scope of the project so you can know if they have the qualifications necessary to deliver your desired project. For instance, some contractors don’t have Master Electricians or Master Plumbers on their team, meaning these services will be outsourced, running up the price. Avoid hidden fees or financial risks down the line by only employing contractors with contractors that are properly insured in the event that an accident takes place during the job. Finding the right contractor for your job will make budgeting for a kitchen remodel a worthwhile process by delivering great work for the right price.

Let Native Sons Work For You

Native Sons has the experience and know-how to help you make the most of your budgeting for a kitchen remodel process. Our team has helped families across the Baltimore area get the kitchen of their dreams by working with them to build a product that meets their needs. With over 20 years of remodeling experience, Native Sons is read to work for you. Contact us today!

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Baltimore Bathroom Remodeling: Finding a Contractor

Home remodeling can be an intimidating process. Not only does it require a reasonable budget, and an investment of your time, it also means welcoming strangers into your home for days on end to complete the project. As such, choosing the right contractor is key, not only to ensure you get fantastic work for a good price, but to ensure that the people working in your home won’t make you feel uncomfortable. In this blog, we’ll take at how you can choose the right contractor for your Baltimore bathroom remodeling project.

Get a Referral

One of the surefire methods of finding the right contractor is talking with family and friends that have gotten similar remodeling projects done in their homes. Discuss with them about how efficiently the contractors worked, how well they respected a homeowner’s boundaries, and how effectively they stuck to the allocated budget.

Research Reviews and Qualifications

A hugely important part of picking the right Baltimore bathroom remodeling contractor is seeing what their former clients have to say about them, in addition to what qualifications in the field they have. Reviews on Google and Facebook can give you a sense of how the company is perceived by those who have worked with them. Video testimonials are an even more effective way of seeing first-hand how a contractors work is completed from start to finish.

Qualifications are equally important when researching contractors. Some companies aren’t qualified to provide all necessary services such as Master Plumbing or Master Electrician needs. In this case, contractors may bring in external parties to complete this work, driving up your cost while creating a higher chance that something will get mixed up during the project. Only trust contractors that are qualified to meet ever remodeling need.


A key quality you should look for in your Baltimore bathroom remodeling contractor is how collaborative their process is. There are few things more frustrating than working with a team that doesn’t properly fill you in on design plans, work-in-progress, and changes to materials/costs. Remodeling should be a collaborative process from start to finish. To begin with, be sure you and your contractor agree on the scope of the project, its costs, and the timetable for completion. Get these details in writing. During this consultation and planning period, a worthwhile contractor will cue you in on design plans to ensure every aspect of the project fits your vision. The duty of your contractor is ensure that any questions or concerns you raise are answered. This will help you ensure the contractor is a right fit, and that their day-to-day operations in your home won’t impede unnecessarily on your privacy or make you feel uncomfortable. Collaboration is key to a successful end product, making sure you understand what you’re getting and that your contractor has a clear direction throughout the remodeling process.

Native Sons Has a Proven Track Record

For over two decades, Native Sons has helped clients across central Maryland accomplish their home remodeling goals. Our team works hand-in-hand with you through every step of the process, from our initial consultation to design planning with a project manager and useful updates throughout day-to-day operations. When it comes to Baltimore bathroom remodeling projects, our proven track record shows we have the expertise necessary to help make your home the one you’ve always wanted. Contact us today.

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What Goes Into Your Bathroom Remodeling Quote?

Remodeling expenses may seem inflated, but there’s actually several factors that affect your bathroom remodeling quote.

Home remodeling projects are known to be a large investment, requiring careful consideration and financial planning before beginning the process. When shopping around for contractors, you’ll want to be provided quotes that break down the costs into an easily digestible explanation of what you’ll be paying and why. In this blog, we’ll take a look at what things should go into the bathroom remodeling quote you receive from prospective contractors.

Layout and Structural Work

The basis of every bathroom remodeling quote is its layout. This means the size and scope of the project. Are you remodeling the current space you have, or expanding it into the next room, requiring walls to be knocked down? Are you going to be re-tiling a area of the floor where tiling was not originally replace, requiring for the floor to be torn up or reinforced? All of these aspects will add significantly to the overhead layout cost from the outset.

Layout also feeds into greater structural work. Bathrooms are difficult compared to say a bedroom remodel because significant layout changes require contractors to rework your home’s plumbing. Additionally, electrical needs can enhance the price if significant rewiring is needed. Consider whether you want to work in your the space you have or expand it to get a better idea of what the layout costs will look like.

Material Costs

Another factor that contributes significantly to the overall price tag of your bathroom remodeling quote are what materials you need for the project. This category is probably the most flexible according to your own needs and wants. Do you want specialized niche tiling for your bathroom floor, or are you content with basic linoleum flooring? This also extends to fixtures like toilets, sinks, tubs/showers, and lighting. A full walk in shower with a fancy shower-head will obviously be more expensive than a standard insert tub/shower combo. As stated, material costs is probably the cost point you have the most flexibility with in your bathroom remodeling quote. Communicate your budget with your prospective contractor and direct them on what materials you’d prefer.

Labor and Insurance

The final cost piece of your bathroom remodeling quote to consider is labor costs. These are the fees you pay to the contractors for the work. Not only does this include physical labor done on the remodel, it should include the cost of project design, planning, and management. This part of your quote will largely be determined by the contractor you choose. However, it’s important to note that you absolutely get what you pay for in a remodeling project. While some contractors may be able to undercut the prices of others, be wary where those price cuts are being applied. One of the biggest mistakes than can be made is hiring a contractor that doesn’t have the proper insurance for their employees. If an injury occurs on the job and your contractor isn’t properly insured, a lawsuit could be headed your way. Only invest in contractors that have a proven track record and available feedback from clients.

Let Native Sons Work For You

In need of a contractor with decades of experience and a dedicated team? Contact Native Sons today to get your bathroom remodeling quote. Our project managers work from start to finish with you so everything from material costs to labor costs are properly laid out so there’s not hidden fees waiting for you down the road. Give us a call today.

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Why Bathroom Remodeling Has a High Price Tag

If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, it’s likely that you’ve taken look at standard prices in your area and had to catch your breath. In 2017, the national average for a mid-range bathroom remodel was $18,546. That is as much a new mid-range car. However, the reality of bathroom remodeling is that it requires a large variance of skills, materials, and design strategies to execute a remodel that delivers the beauty and proper functionality you desire. Saying this though, not everyone requires a full bathroom renovation, especially if they can just get in touch with someone like austin roofing contractors to help fix their leaking roof. As this can result in mold growth, this may be the only solution you’d need to get your bathroom looking its best. Not to mention hiring something like Best Deal Dumpsters to get rid of all the waste for you. Below, we’ll break down each important aspect of your bathroom remodel. By the end, you may come to realize that the scary price tag you see upfront is actually reasonable, all things considered.

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Laborers With Different Skills Are Required

Bathrooms can be notoriously difficult to remodel for laborers due to the fact that a variety of different skills come into play to create a beautiful and functional bathroom. Not only do you need laborers with expertise in the installation of tiles, and fixtures such as sinks and tubs, but replacing your toilet often requires the oversight of a skilled plumber Brisbane to ensure that the remodel does not adversely affect your home’s internal piping. Replacing your light fixtures? The remodeling crew will require the skills of an electrician. One unnecessary way remodeling can run up the price tag is if the company you choose does not have laborers with all these skills at their disposal, and are then forced to subcontract additional services out. This can be avoided by employing a company like Native Sons who ensures a Master Plumber and Master Electrician complete the proper jobs on each remodel.

One unscrupulous way contractors may attempt to cut costs for you and them is by employing laborers that are not certified, or covered by insurance. While this may save money in the short run, a plethora of troubles can arise for you if an uninsured worker is injured on a job site in your home. Only trust your remodeling jobs to reputable contractors with a tangible track record.

Remodeling Materials Rarely Come Cheap

Another crucial part of your remodels total price tag is the cost of the materials that are going into the project. Fixtures from toilets to sinks to tubs, to tiling and waterproofing, can all vary widely in price, but as with anything else, you are largely paying for quality. If you can afford to splurge, then handcrafted tiles and a state of the art installation may be the way for you. However, choosing the cheapest option in every category can end up costing you more over time. Selecting bargain tiles that aren’t properly waterproofed may see cracking and mold that require your floor to be torn up in and redone in a few years time. Or consider ventilation systems. If you select a fan that can’t stand up to the moisture produced in your bathroom, you could soon be paying to have walls and ceilings mended. Worse yet, a cheap bathtub installation, especially if not properly waterproofed by your contractors, can lead to leaks that cause structural damage to your home stretching far beyond the bathroom. Overall, when considering materials, it is important not to just consider aesthetics but focus on longevity, and if saving some money now will be worth spending far more down the road.


Overhead Costs Help Ensure Quality

No one is a fan of overhead, the seemingly phantom expenses tacked on to our bills at the end of the day. However, in the case of remodeling, the overhead actually serves an important purpose, ensuring that your project is well conceived, designed, and implemented. It gives you the assurance of preemptively handling issues before they arise, from the surprise permit necessary for completing a remodel to design flaws that could’ve been avoided had contractors taken more meticulous care planning. While contractors may be able to save you money by cutting corners on the design process, the reality is that more often than not this can lead to issues that range from you being so dissatisfied with the final product to disastrous oversights that can result in significant damage to your home. Contractors that skimp on the planning phase may not have a proper solution of how to handle antiquated plumbing or be versed in the building code of your area. All of these flaws fall back on you, and your wallet. As such, it is crucial to select a contractor with that has to experience with meticulous planning and meeting their customers’ needs.

Want To Learn More About Bathroom Remodeling?

With over 30 years of remodeling experience, Native Sons prides itself on our ability to maximize quality and affordability from the design to material selection to installation. With a variety of valued partners, from Reico Kitchen and Bath to The Home Depot, Native Sons is prepared to deliver you the bathroom remodel you’ve always desired. Contact us for a quote today!

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7 Unique Tiling Options for Your Bathroom

If you’ve ever thought about re-tiling your bathroom, you’ve likely wondered if there are options beyond the standard ceramic tiling that is common in most bathrooms. Tiling doesn’t have to be usual, instead, there are a variety of more unique choices that can help make your bathroom a standout.

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This fine-grain stone is a great, sturdy option that provides a unique rustic charm. Slate compliments particular homes better than others, as it may clash with those who are looking to outfit their bathroom with a more modernized feel.


You’ve probably seen marble utilized for a variety of functions, including countertops but it also makes a great alternative for tiling. Marble offers an elegant aesthetic touch while also affording great durability. Marble is also variable, allowing with the options to be colored and textured.


Granite has many qualities similar to marble, but is even more durable and comes at a far more reasonable price tag. Granite is very versatile as well, coming in a massive amount of different colors and patterns make it easy to fit in bathrooms of any style.


Want to bring out the light in your modern bathroom? Glass tiling is a great option for you then. Glass tiling is reflective, which can brighten the room and gives your bathroom a consistent styling to match a porcelain sink and toilet.


This type of limestone provides a more rustic feel to your bathroom. While in nature it is found with small indents and troughs, residential travertine is often polished and thus provides a smooth and attractive surface


While quarry tile is most commonly found in public bathroom spaces, it is becoming more popular as a residential option thanks to its affordability. It is an incredibly versatile tile, seeing usage in patios and poolsides among many others.



This ancient building material is seeing new use in today’s renovations. Traditionally known as a softer stone, when properly varnished it provides a beautiful and unique tiling option that can provide your bathroom with a wonderful aesthetic.

Ready to Re-Tile? Contact Us Today!

Tiling options are as complicated as they are varied, which is why it can help to have experts in your corner. The team at Native Sons has handled bathroom renovations for over two decades, and our project managers and installers have extensive knowledge of not only niche tiling materials, but patterns that will help add beauty and utility to your bathroom. We work side by side with you to achieve the results you want. Contact us today!

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The Advantages of Finishing Your Basement

We all have those rooms in our houses that we wish we could get more out of. A kitchen that’s lacking counter space, a bathroom with no bathtub, a spare room we’ve converted into a storage place for all our junk. However, perhaps the most consistently underutilized room in your house is your unfinished basement. Right now it may be little more than a laundry room, or place where your circuit breaker and water heater sits. However, with a thoughtful remodeling, you can transform your basement into a space that changes the entire feeling of your house, creating a space for you and your kids to spend leisure time.

Finishing Your Basement: The Advantages

An unfinished basement is not only an eyesore, it severely limits the use and value of your home. A basement remodel is not like remodeling other key rooms in your home such as a kitchen or bathroom, which already serve a defined purpose. Given the right space and budget, you can transform your basement space into any number of fantastic rooms. Basements provide a perfect, hangout zone for your teens where you can still keep an eye on them, a home theater for family movie nights and game day, and even a spare room or two for overnight guests to have a comfortable place to stay. All of these are perfect applications for your renovated basement, among many others, but like any remodeling project, you will need a well-designed plan that can be properly and efficiently executed.

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How to Remodel Your Basement

The openness of finishing your basement provides freedom over other remodeling projects, but it also forces you to pay extra attention to the details of your floor plan. You run into unique issues that you don’t see in other rooms, like needing basement waterproofing to avoid flooding or damp. Choose a contractor that has an extensive and inclusive design planning process. Then, prioritize how your space is going to be used to guide the design process. Are you planning on entertaining, or having a central room for family members and guests to spend time in? Ensure the room is central to where the available natural light is coming in. Communicate with your contractor to ensure that small details like these are given care and attention to. Make a list of features that are your must-haves, and factor them into your budget to see which features are feasible. Want a home bar, a home theater, or an exercise room? Each of these requires differing amounts of space and materials. Prioritize which are most important for you, and plan your budget around this.

Basement remodeling truly allows you freedom, and the opportunity to create a new space for family and friends to come together. It’s important, however, to hire a contractor that is going to execute your vision, communicate with you on the design plans and progress, and deliver a final product that makes the absolute most of your budget. With over 20 years in home renovations, Native Sons can make your dream basement a reality. Contact us for a quote today!

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