Mud Room and Barn Door: Adding Style and Value to Your Home

What do you see when you first walk into your house? is there a place to sit and take off shoes and hang up hats? Many have piles of shoes or must lean against a wall to remove shoes. We set out to solve this problem for a homeowner, adding both functionality and aesthetics that will increase home value.

Before, there was merely a blank wall and some space that served as shoe storage. The area has since been transformed into a multifunctional space that looks great. With shelves and drawers, storage space has been improved to reduce home clutter. An outlet was added for functionality along with a LED to provide light. The barn door rolls along the installed track to reveal more storage space for coats and jackets. Beautiful stained hardwood were used for the bench and countertop, providing a luxurious touch to a simple space.

We hope to inspire and bring to life home improvements that bring value functionality and value. This project was designed by us with the help of the customer and we hope to bring many more customer’s visions to life.

Garage Storage Rack: De-Cluttering your Home and Life

These days, most Americans have so much stuff that they don’t know where to keep it. Buying a storage unit is inconvenient and adding more space to your house can be very costly. Modern homeowners use their garages for many reasons. Some keep their cars out of the elements and some use it as extra storage. What if you could have both?

We have helped our homeowners install extra storage in their garage with an overhead hanging rack. Camping supplies, tools and more can be stored in the extra storage space. This rack is easy to install and looks great. With this new storage space, we hope to give customers their garage back. Cleaning up clutter so they can use it for hobbies or to store their cars. Holding up to 600 pounds, the rack is robust and will stand the test of time in your home. It will add value if you ever choose to sell your home, meaning it is a worthwhile investment.

At neighborhood friend, we hope to help with home improvement projects that look great and add functionality to your home. We are happy to help install any type of storage kit or rack to help your de clutter your life!

Fireplace update: keep your home modern on a budget

Not every update to your home has to be an expensive overhaul. Simple changes can liven up a space and make it look modern. Many homes have a fireplace that has been ignored and looks outdated.  As TV's have become the center peices of living rooms, fireplaces have been left in the dust when it comes to design. There are many ways to utilze your fireplace while it isn't winter aswell. We have installed a tealight log display in our fireplace during the summer months to still give the fire effect in our home. We whitewashed our brick to bring it back to life after it had been blackend by the fire.

Updating your fireplace can breate life into a space a make a old room look new. If you would like more information about updating your fireplace or any other home improvement contact us! We love to work with homeowners to make thier vision a reality and create a home they love!

Pipe Shelving: Add unique flair to your home

Personal touches can turn a house into to a home in an instant. In our home we wanted to go for a rustic, southern look and combined multiple elements pieces to make it happen. One main piece of our puzzle is our pipe shelving in our kitchen. By using rustic style pipes to support the solid wood shelves, we achieved both function and form. It adds storage and looks great as an addition to our breakfast nook.

Installation of shelves may seem painstaking, but we take the stress out with our years of experience. We hope that we can help guide you in creating your dream home without breaking the bank. Little changes make a big difference when they are well thought out and customized. We have experience in pipe shelving, floating shelving and so much more! Please reach out if you’re interesting in making beautiful home renovations!

Ceiling Fans: More complicated than you think

Replacing or adding a ceiling fan to a room in your house can add value and style, but can also be a headache. It’s a good idea to know a few things about the fan you want and your about home before running to the store. We are glad to help guide you in your choice of where and what ceiling fan you put in your house. Many homeowners don’t consider what could impede installing their dream fan. Here are some things to consider when updating your ceiling fan.

Are you replacing an existing fan?

What height is your ceiling?

What lighting do you want your fan to provide?

How do you want to control the fan?

It’s important to consider these questions so you know what you’re getting yourself into. Having a good idea of the scope of your project can save time and money. If you don’t know what to answer these questions yourself, we’d be happy to help. We can help install all kinds of ceiling fans to make your house into your dream home.

Garage Storage Rack: Back in Black

Most jobs we do are tailored to the specific homeowner, but we also install many common upgrades on a regular basis. Don't worry if you cant assemble your patio furniture or hang a garage rack, we've got you covered!

We want to tackle projects big and small to bring value and beauty to your home! This garage rack is just one example of a simple addition that can de-clutter and de-stress your life. Keep your car out of the elements and in your garage with this space saver.  Everyone has those Christmas lights or camping gear that they struggle to find storage for. We can guide you through the process of where your rack will hang and what kind of rack would be a good fit for your space.

At Neighborhood Friend, we strive to bring a personal, affordable, and quality job to you and your home. Please reach out with any questions you may have regarding your home improvement projects. We look forward to hearing from you!

Revitalize your mirror with a custom wood frame

Do you have a bathroom or bedroom mirror that sticks out because it doesn’t seem to fit in? Many homeowners will buy a mirror and mount it on their wall without thinking about how to integrate it into their home design. Making a mirror match with your home doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated if you’re willing to be creative. You can save money by not buying a pre-framed mirror as well.

For this specific project, we not only wanted to have the mirror match the room, but measure up with the vanity. The frame was constructed out of wood and stained to give it a dark finish. As you can see in the before and after picture, the mirror matches the atmosphere and dimensions of the room much better. Also, you can see a cameo from our favorite furry friend Cece!

If you have any questions or are interested in investing in your home through upgrades and repairs, give us a call. With years of experience, we bring the skills and knowledge necessary to bring your dream project to life. Hope to hear from you soon!