Melton Construction, Inc.


December 2011

Happy Holidays!

Make a Holiday Gift List... for Your Home

Melton Gives Thanks

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Happy Holidays from Melton!

All of us here at Melton Construction send you our very best wishes for the holidays.

"Home" is so important, especially at this time of year as we gather with friends and family. Thank you for your business and referrals during 2011 – and for inviting us into your homes to help you create a living space you’ll love for many holidays to come.

There is so much happening right now in remodeling. We look forward to continuing to use this newsletter to share useful tips, inspiration and information throughout 2012. In the meantime, enjoy this issue and have a safe, healthy and happy start to the New Year!

Make a Holiday Gift List...for Your Home

You made holiday gift lists for friends, family and co-workers. Now, what about making a gift list for your home – a room by room list of what you’d love to change.

A holiday wish list for your home remodelingIf you’re thinking about a possible remodeling project for 2012, January is the time to start the planning process. That’s why now is the ideal time to start making your home wish list. Besides, with your home front and center during the holidays, you’ll not only have a chance to think about new things you’d love to have, you can also make note of what needs updating, what frustrates you, and what simply no longer works for your family and your lifestyle.

Even if you have one type of remodeling project in mind – such as a kitchen renovation or a home addition – don’t limit your wish to that one project. With good planning and an extra dose of creativity, you might be surprised by how far we can stretch a remodeling budget to cover what’s on your wish list. So don’t "pre-compromise" – list everything you’d like to change about your home, inside and out.

See your home with fresh eyes

As you’re welcoming friends, family, and kids home from college, imagine seeing your home through their eyes. Chances are, you’ll become aware of things that really should be fixed or updated – but that you’ve grown so used to seeing that you don’t even notice them anymore. This might include a shower stall that’s well past its prime, sagging shelves, or leaky toilets. Your wish list might even include a better solution for out-of-town guests than an air mattress in the living room.

As you’re cooking, think about what doesn’t work in terms of storage, layout, lighting, appliances, and how your kitchen looks and "lives." Then, go ahead and fantasize about what your kitchen would be like with some of those new ideas you’ve seen in magazines like tall windows, sleek new cabinets, elegant lighting, amazing time-savers and organizers, gathering spaces and beautiful new appliances.

As you’re entertaining, think about the spaces in your home and how they’re used. For instance, do you feel cramped for space, yet rarely use your living room – and would a new floor plan make better use of living space and even create space for an extra bath or powder room? Would you love to have an outdoor fireplace or a beautifully open kitchen and family room with skylights for stargazing in front of an indoor fireplace? Think about the feel of your home, too. Is it comfortably warm...or are you paying outrageous utility bills so people won’t feel the chilly drafts from worn-out windows?

Come January, start making wishes come true

When the holidays are over, you’ll find you have a very good list not just of specific things you’d like to change, but a big-picture vision of how you’d like your remodeled home to look and feel. This provides a valuable head start on creating concepts for how to approach the project.

And a head start is the key to stress-free remodeling. That’s because even simple updates can involve many "pieces." In fact, given the permitting process, product delivery timelines, and construction requirements, projects can take anywhere from a few weeks to many months.

So if you think 2012 might be your year to remodel, don’t wait to get started on your home’s remodeling wish list. Then, come January, bring us the list and let’s see what we can do to make those wishes come true.

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Melton Gives Thanks

Melton would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to kga studio architects. We’ve enjoyed our working relationship for many years and look forward to many more to come.


Ty MeltonSee you next month!

Ty Melton

Ty Melton, President


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Boulder, CO 80301


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