Remodeling Trend Alert! Incorporating Refurbished Items in Your Home Remodel

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When it comes to designing a home or remodel, there are so many unique design avenues to go down. That’s why it’s a good idea to do some research to learn your likes and dislikes. One of the hottest trends right now is using refurbished items to create a custom, one-of-a-kind look. As home remodeling experts in New Bloomfield, we’ve come up with some top projects to consider. At WSL Incorporated, we are a trusted full service design and building company with a pulse on today’s hottest trends in interior design. So learn about a few unique options in design, start getting inspired, and let us know how we can make your home remodeling dreams come true!

Reclaimed Wood

This trend has been around for some time and is still holding steady. The material offers a nod to both farmhouse and industrial style trends. You can use reclaimed wood for your next home remodeling project  in places like a sliding door pantry, decorative beams, pillars and even kitchen island cladding.

Dresser to Kitchen Island

Remember that old dresser? It can actually make a beautiful new kitchen island! You can choose to remove the drawers entirely and create shelves to display your favorite kitchen items. Or, leave the drawers in and opt for a chic, colorful new paint job.  A new wood, metal, or other unique countertop will complete the transformation. This option is not just limited to the shabby-chic style. Many different looks can be accomplished for a unique design and conversation piece that really brings the whole room together. Just take a look at this beautiful dresser-to-kitchen-island recently installed in a local home!

Repurposed Mantel

Whenever you embark on a new home remodeling project, you are often left with some extra materials. Items such as cabinet doors or salvaged wood can create a beautiful new mantel for your fireplace. Paint the door or finish the wood for an entirely new look then finish with a decorative plate, artwork or candles.

Salvaged Office

Salvaged pallet wood or even old tool storage can be fashioned into a functional desk for your home office. With some refinishing and paint, you can take an old cupboard that’s been sitting in the woodshop for years and make it functional again. Cupboard drawers make for great storage and rustic wood pallet wood makes for a stylish workplace ready for anything from home gardening to homework.

And, these are just a few of the ways to make the old new again! Refurbished items create a timeless, eclectic look you’ll love.

For more home design trends like these or to learn more about home remodeling in New Bloomfield, call WSL Incorporated at 717-582-3423 or you can contact us.

Splish Splash Designing Your Bath: Top Remodeling & Building Trends

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Looking to give your home a fresh, updated feel? Or looking to make the most out of your new build? The best place to start is in the bathroom. Why? Bathrooms are where we begin our day, spend much of our time and also tend to be great for creating interest in potential home buyers. While bathrooms of the past tended to focus on function rather than style, modern bathrooms look to create an elegant environment in tandem with function. Though a bathroom remodel is no small undertaking, it can become the design focal point that really makes a huge impact on the value of your home. By utilizing modern design techniques, new fixtures and updated tile, you can ensure a great looking bathroom for years to come. This year, bathroom design must-haves include new trends as well as bring back classic features. As experts in home remodeling for the Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania area, we would like to provide you with a rundown of some of the most popular, commonly requested bathroom trends we’ve noticed this year.

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Ceramic Walk-in Showers

These types of showers get more popular each and every year due to their durability, ease of maintenance and great appearance; not to mention it will add to your home’s resale value! Having a larger shower means you won’t be cramped for space when you quickly get ready in the morning. Ceramic, walk-in showers can really open up and brighten the overall design of the bathroom, giving it a modern and luxurious look as well as a spa-like appearance. Ceramic has a classic, genuine look that shows you have a pulse on contemporary design and adds to the elegance and atmosphere of your bathroom. There are also quite a lot of ceramic tiles to choose from!

Free-Standing Tubs

This type of tub has been around forever, made most popular with the claw foot tub. The free-standing tubs of today have transformed into sleek, modern and rustic varieties that perfectly suit anyone’s aesthetic. From shape to size, there is a free standing tub just waiting to be installed in your bathroom! And, the experts at WSL know just where to get the most beautiful, quality fixtures for any home remodeling project. Everyone needs a relaxing soak every once and a while, so why not incorporate it into a design that will catch everyone’s eye? The freestanding tub is a classic that will withstand the test of time with elegance and luxury.

High-Tech

Technology continues to be at the top of the bathroom trend and home remodeling list every year. From towel and floor warmers to the latest in shower heads and water saving toilets; technology should definitely make its appearance in your bathroom.

Smart Storage

Provide all the storage your family could need! Everyone wants more storage in a bathroom to accommodate multiple people and all the essentials they require. Stylish shelving and cabinets not only add to the aesthetics of the room but also provides you with easy-to-reach places for your bathroom essentials.

So, when you’re ready to explore your options in home remodeling for your Harrisburg area home, Contact Us at WSL Incorporated today. Call us today at 717-582-3423.

Lots for Sale! With Room to Build and Room to Run

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At WSL, we understand the perks of living in this beautiful part of Pennsylvania and the many benefits that come along with building a custom home here. That’s why we now offer many lots for sale with ample room for a house and a barn in Perry County and at our Pisgah Hill Estates. Get ready to build your dream home on a plot of land that you love! These particular lots offer acreage ideal for not just building the home of your dreams, but also offer room to build a beautiful horse barn or to enjoy plenty of room to run. You’ll love the amount of space these properties offer; sit back, relax and admire a beautiful view and watch as your family enjoys the many advantages of owning land. Pisgah Hill Estates in Shermans Dale is located less than 25 minutes from Carlisle, Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg. Enjoy the serenity of the country while being just a short drive from the conveniences in town.

So don’t hesitate any longer; give us a call today and we can tell you more about our amazing lots for sale and even schedule a time for you to go out and take a look. Once you’ve decided on the location best for you and your family, the experts at WSL are ready to help you build the home you’ve always wanted. And, why not add a horse barn onto your build? Or, another structure like a new barn to house your classic car collection? The possibilities are endless! Just check out our portfolio of residential construction projects and find inspiration for your new home. We can help you design your dream home and barn and see the entire project to completion. We stay on task, on time, on budget and can walk you through the entire building process step by step.

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At WSL, we have been building beautiful homes in central Pennsylvania for decades. And, from choosing between lots for sale, to permit gathering, to the initial design to the build itself; our job is to make your dream property a reality.

Complete home packages are also available through WSL Incorporated including lot and home packages for custom or pre-designed homes on our lots for sale. So, call WSL today and we can tell you even more about our many lots for sale for with enough acreage for a house and a barn – and our many design and construction services. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact Us online or call us at 717-582-3423.

Handicap Accessibility Renovations to Increase Mobility in the Home

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During our lifetime, many of us will experience at least a temporary disability. Accidents and life happen; and as a homeowner you could find yourself using a wheelchair or a walker for a multitude of reasons. But, there are ways to increase mobility and handicap accessibility within the home to make your or your loved one’s living situation a more enjoyable one. At WSL, we specialize in handicap accessibility in Perry County and we have years of experience providing barrier-free living environments for a variety of clients. As the trusted name in handicap accessibility, we would like to provide a list of ways services like ours can help make any room in the home more accessible.

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What makes a home handicap and wheelchair accessible? For starters, bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchens should allow the freedom of movement free from narrow doors or steps. Counters and cupboards should provide easy access and the ability to get into or out of the home without obstacles can all make a home a better environment.

In the Kitchen

There are several updates that can be performed to allow room for a wheelchair to turn around and include a countertop equipped for handicap accessibility. Counter tops can be lowered, sinks can be replaced and electric receptacles and switches can be moved to the front of the counter or cabinet to allow for easy access.

In the Bathroom

Bathrooms can be modified or redesigned for walker and wheelchair access. Modifications to bathrooms will help avoid injury and is our most requested service. Toilets can be replaced with special units or raised seats can be installed. Bathtubs, showers and faucets can also be replaced for increased handicap accessibility.

Hallways, Doors & More

Doors and hallways should be widened for wheelchair and walker access. And, usually light switches must be relocated and made accessible to the individual’s requirement.
Here are some of the most common handicap accessibility modifications we provide:

  • Remodeling kitchens to be more efficient and accessible
  • Creating first-floor bathrooms
  • Remodeling bathrooms with ADA showers/tubs and roll under vanities
  • Installing chair lifts
  • Widening doorways for easier wheelchair or walker mobility
  • Installing home elevators
  • And more

At WSL, we also design and construct new home builds that will allow you to stay in the same home as you age. The new build would have wider hallways, 36in doors, no steps, allow for use of wheelchair mobility in the bathroom if needed. They also include low plush carpet or hard surfaces for easy mobility in wheel chairs.

As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, we will do our best to make home modifications that will fit your needs, both now and in the future. Contact our handicap accessibility experts in Perry County today! Give WSL Inc. a call at 717-582-3423 or contact us via email.

This Summer, Stack the Deck in Your Favor

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Making a current home an absolute dream home is something we all think about. And summertime is a great time of year to consider home improvements that make that dream a reality. When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Backyard 4th of July picnics? Family gatherings? Quiet evenings sipping wine beneath the stars? Enjoying family dinners outdoors? Adding a deck or balcony to your home can be one of the best ways to enhance all of these outdoor activities. Imagine the possibilities! As builders in Central PA, we are experts at deck building and can create a stunning a place to enjoy the great outdoors right in the comfort of your own backyard.

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There’s nothing quite like having a deck! There are many incredible benefits to including a balcony or deck in your plans or as an addition to your current home. They can provide not only a great place to sit outside and enjoy the many wonders of nature that central Pennsylvania has to offer; they are also wonderful for entertaining guests and can even increase the value of your home. Whether you’re interested in bird watching, star gazing or hosting summer BBQ’s, a deck provides additional space with fantastic aesthetic appeal. And, the builders at WSL Incorporated can work wonders! Here are a few of the reasons many homeowners choose to install decks with WSL:

 Increased Home Value

Decks are a sought-after feature for potential homebuyers. They want to see a family-oriented outdoor space so that they picture themselves enjoying. Having professional builders add a deck to your home can increase both its value and desirability in case you ever decide to sell.

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Entertaining Guests

When the weather is nice a deck allows you the opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and breeze in a comfortable setting; a deck also gives you a defined central space for hanging out. It even gives you an area for a grill, furniture, potted plants, and so many other things. Let your builders know what you’re looking for in a deck so we can create a space perfect for you and your family.

Aesthetic Appeal

With decks, the design possibilities are endless! As professional builders, we can help you design and stain a deck to enhance the existing qualities of your home like its shape and color scheme.

Overall, decks add dimension and transform the way you see and use your backyard. A deck is a fantastic investment that can improve the quality of life for your family as well as increase the value of your home. We know our builders can create the right one for you!

For more information about decks and our professional builders in Central PA, contact WSL Incorporated today! We are ready and waiting to assist you and tell you all about the many services we provide. Call us at 717-582-3423 or Contact Us.