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Windows with Blinds Between the Glass: Pros and Cons

Windows and doorwalls with blinds between the glass are a fairly recent invention, one that we at Kopke Remodeling have fully embraced. However, while researching them online, I found some negative opinions on such products (articles arguing that the cons outweigh the pros). Here at Kopke, we LOVE blinds between the glass, and would recommend them to everyone! Not only do we think they are nice in theory, we have employees who have lived with them for 6+ years. Therefore, this article serves
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Why Can’t My Remodeling Project Be Done Sooner?

On 90% of our jobs, the customer makes changes to the scope during the install. This causes major problems with timing of manpower, scheduling of subcontractors, and ordering of materials. Every time an additional cabinet piece is needed, it adds 4 weeks to the job. Every time 1 or more pieces of tile are needed, it adds 3 – 30 days to the job. Granite and quartz tops take 10 days to make and install (after the cabinets are set). If customers could make up their mind early, and make no
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Sink Options for Your Kitchen or Bathroom

Earlier this month, an article was published in the C&G Newspapers about everyone’s favourite basin, the sink! Several contractors were interviewed for the article, including our own Alan Seeley. Read the article here: An undermount sink commonly is found in the kitchen and helps with food preparation, as everything may be wiped from the counter directly into the sink without getting caught in the sink lip. (Photo by Patricia O’Blenes) METRO DETROIT — It may not be the sexiest to
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Bathroom Design Trend: Open Showers

The two most recent Bathroom projects I’ve photographed have both involved open shower concepts. They were both designed by Roseann Liccardello of Kopke Remodeling & Design in Sterling Heights, MI. West Bloomfield Stone Shower Bathroom Before Remodeling This first bathroom absolutely took my breath away. We transformed this 1950’s PINK EVERYTHING bathroom into a tile and stone paradise. Check out the details inside of this shower: We lit the shower with one tiny LED l
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Design the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen with These Simple Tips

Everyone loves to BBQ, so it’s no surprise that the next trend in outdoor cooking is the outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen can improve the value of your home in every possible way – it’s great for entertaining, it’s a joy for the enthusiastic cook and, of course, it will increase the monetary value of your property. If you’re thinking about building one, be sure to keep a few things in mind throughout the process. Don’t be Afraid to Enlist a Professional People make entire
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How Much Does Remodeling Cost (In Southeast Michigan)? Part 2

I tallied up every job we completed in the year 2014, and arranged them by subject to show you a guideline of how much you can expect to spend when you decide to undertake a remodeling project. You can see the low end, the high end, and the averages for each category. For an exact quote on your project, contact us at (586) 777-6633 ! Note: Some of our customers replace a few windows at a time, and some do the whole house at once. Note: a Minor Kitchen or M
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