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3D Design Article in Houston Chronicle

This article was written by Shawn Vacek of Remodelers of Houston “Bring your ideas  together with 3D design” and published in the April 19, 2020 edition of the Houston Chronicle. Read it online on For homeowners, remodeling can be an exciting adventure or confusing and overwhelming. While some homeowners may have a clear vision […] Read more

Add The Space You Need By Building Up

This article was written by Shawn Vacek, Remodelers of Houston and published in the December 8th, 2019 edition of the Houston Chronicle.  You can also read this on the Houston Chronicle online. A home addition can be a very valuable remodeling project for your home. If you have a one or one and a half […] Read more

Get Ready to Remodel a Bathroom Houston Chronicle

Written by Vanessa Vacek, Remodelers of Houston, published the Houston Chronicle, August 18th.   Is it time to remodel a bathroom in your home? Does it desperately need an update? Do you long for a larger, functional and relaxing space? Or if you plan on aging in place you may want accessibility, comfort and safety. […] Read more

Low Maintenance Living Houston Chronicle Article

Written by May Delgado, Remodelers of Houston. Published in the June 16th edition of the Houston Chronicle.   When remodeling or building custom homes, today’s homeowners are looking for a well-designed home with the least amount of upkeep. It’s becoming such a standard that manufacturers and vendors are responding to this trend by supplying low […] Read more

2019 Kitchen Remodeling Design Trends

Remodeling your home can be a big investment. If you are planning to remodel the hub of your home, the kitchen, getting the design right is important. Every few years, we notice there is a shift with kitchen renovation design trends. Depending on your personal preferences, the way you live, cook and entertain in your […] Read more

Remodeling Plan – Houston Chronicle Article

Set Your Game Plan for Remodeling Home remodeling can be exciting and daunting. Before you set out to remodel your home, it’s important to get a plan in place to ensure a more successful outcome of your remodel.   There are many different reasons to remodel, perhaps you want to modernize, have more space, enjoy […] Read more

Design Build Remodeling – Houston Chronicle article

Remodeling, new construction, home improvement, are all terms that can be daunting on any scale.  Most homeowners spend countless hours thinking about, considering and dreaming about their personal remodeling projects.  Sometimes this alone can be an overwhelming thought process with no real idea on where or how to begin.    Typical questions might be: How […] Read more

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Remodeler

What qualities do professional remodelers provide to a home renovation?   Customer Service Knowledgeable home remodelers understand that they are providing a service, not a one-size-fits-all product. Just as every home owner is an individual, each home is also unique. A professional remodeler knows how to create customized solutions for the residents and provide continuing […] Read more

Remodeling the heart of your home requires thorough planning

Written by Shawn Vacek, Published in the Houston Chronicle on December 17, 2017   As a homeowner, I can say my family spends a considerable amount of time in the kitchen, both as a family and a gathering place when friends come over.   As a contractor, I spend a considerable amount of time helping […] Read more

Renovations before move-in require fast turnaround

  Professional remodeling contractors get many potential clients who need guidance on home improvements both before and after purchase of a home. Most of the time these types of projects require quick thinking and a fast-moving turnaround from all parties. Homeowners ask these typical questions all the time:   “What about this?” “How much?” “How […] Read more

Houston Chronicle Interview with Shawn Vacek

Read the interview with Shawn Vacek for an article that was published in the Houston Chronicle House to Home Section on March 25th, 2017. “Remodeling projects offer range of payoff” explores what projects bring a higher return on investment […] Read more

Increase Enjoyment of Your Home While Increasing its Value

An article written by Shawn Vacek published in the Houston Chronicle on 11/13/15. Although most homeowners remodel their homes for their own enjoyment and functionality, we all would like to know that our projects also will result in an increase in the value of our homes. Following are some of the ways you can increase both […] Read more

Houston Chronicle Article – What design build can do for you

The following is an article written by Shawn Vacek published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/31/15 about What can Design Build do for you. Design/build is a blend of professional design and construction expertise. One company blends the two elements and provides a one-stop shop for both the design and the construction, which helps give […] Read more

Remodel Your Attic for More Space

This award winning renovation converted an attic area into a comfortable, usable living space with two bedrooms, 1 full bath and a custom closet. This project from Remodelers of Houston won a 2015 Houston’s Best PRISM Award in the category of Whole House Renovation under $150,000. To see more photos of this project visit our […] Read more

Go Green with Your Next Project

You’ve heard there are opportunities to ‘go green’ when you build or remodel, but maybe you’re not sure which options are right for you. Some people choose green options to conserve energy and do their part for the environment. Others choose because know that going green helps to save money on monthly bills. We at […] Read more

Renovate Your Master Bath

This luxurious master bath has it all; tons of storage, separate frameless glass shower, and an inviting soaking tub! The details and layout provide a crisp, clean feel while at the same time offering functionality and elegance […] Read more

Bring the Indoors Out With a Covered Patio Addition

Sometimes canopies and umbrellas don’t provide enough shade from the hot summer sun. Stay out of the sun and bad weather by adding a patio cover. Ceiling fans and recessed lighting will keep your outdoor space cool and provide the light you need all year round. We can help you transform your plain patio into […] Read more

Remodeling Resolutions for 2015

The New Year brings new changes and new goals. If one of your goals is a home remodel, we can help. We can transform your house into the functional, beautiful home you’ve always wanted. The goal of this complete kitchen remodel was to update and open the kitchen to the family room for entertaining and […] Read more

Remodelers of Houston – What Design Build can do for you

Usually when you plan a new home or remodeling project, you need to meet with three separate companies: the architect or design firm, the engineering firm, and the contractor. But Design-Build companies like us, handle all three aspects for you.   This “one-stop shopping” approach to remodeling, moves seamlessly by interpreting your vision, taking that vision […] Read more

Do You Have the Space to Expand?

It usually costs more to move rather than improve. So if you have the space to expand consider adding an addition to get the extra space you need.   An addition is much more than just tacking on another room onto your home. We will look at your existing space to see how it might […] Read more

Let us transform your kitchen into your dream kitchen

Bring the vision of your dream kitchen to life with our 3D computer modeling system.  It allows you to see what the finished product will look like before the project is even started. Besides the cost-saving benefit of this, you will also have the option to change and refine your project while still in the planning […] Read more

Our focus “Seamless blending of old and new.”

We worked on 2 separate remodels/additions within a two year period for a very happy customer!   The 1st addition we completed, the customer had requested a seamless addition to the left side of their home which included: a state of art master suite, a luxurious master bath on the second floor and an additional […] Read more

See your Finished Project with our 3-D Designs

At Remodelers of Houston, a division of William Shaw and Associates, there are no surprises. Our cost-saving 3-D computer modeling system allows you to see what the finished remodeling or custom build product will look like before the project is even started. Therefore, you have the option to change and refine the project to suit your […] Read more

The Benefit of Working with a Design Build Firm

The more traditional pattern of the remodeling process involves meeting with three separate companies: the architect or design firm, the engineering firm, and the contractor. But Design-Build companies like Remodelers of Houston, a division of William Shaw & Associates, handle all three aspects for you. Often billed as the “one-stop shopping” approach to remodeling, the Design-Build […] Read more

Universal Design for Your Home

If your home is in need of modifications to accommodate special needs, such as an elderly parent moving in, or a wheelchair accessible living space, or a safer shower, Remodelers of Houston can help.   At Remodelers of Houston, we specialize in: Roll-In Showers, In-Law Suites, Roll-Under Cabinet Vanities, Bathroom Modifications, Doorway Enlargements. Making these […] Read more

Tips for Houston Home Owners

Our purpose in creating this blog is to help Houston area homeowners gain better and deeper understanding of what is probably the largest investment in their portfolios: their homes.   Consider us an asset manager for your house. We hope to provide you with sound advice on maintenance and repair, design ideas, and other issues […] Read more

Houston’s Return on Investment for Remodeling Projects

We’ve all seen the numbers on the amount of money you can recoup from doing a home improvement project. Some of them are quite exaggerated, and others seem to peg the costs at a pretty low point, misleading Houston homeowners into thinking they can get something for nearly nothing.   Here’s what you need to […] Read more

Give Your Home Great Curb Appeal

Ever walk up to someone’s front door and just feel good about how it looks and feels? What you’re experiencing is the symmetry of quality design and smart landscaping. A home that has great curb appeal has nice proportions, pleasing colors, and – in the architect’s terms – good massing. There are a lot of […] Read more

Fundamentals of Great Kitchen Design

The kitchen is now the center of the house with constant traffic, lots of activity, and a strong current of socializing. But it is also a working environment where specific tasks need to be accomplished. The key to great kitchen design is to create a space where you can execute those tasks efficiently while allowing […] Read more

Green Building – Does it Make “Cents”

In today’s remodeling and building industry, the new trend and buzz word is “green”.  A basic definition of “green” is the use of construction methods and materials that provide healthy, efficient, and sustainable choices when remodeling or building a home. Energy costs and the raw materials that serve the building market continue to climb.  Now […] Read more

Remodeling Success: Relationship vs. Cost

  We all understand that when we purchase expensive items (car, furniture, and jewelry), the assumption is that the price matters.  Value and quality should be uniform in identical products.  That same assumption is often used in remodeling our homes, the largest purchase and investment most of us make.  We transfer these same attitudes and […] Read more

Why Design-Build?

One-stop shopping can streamline the remodeling experience Pamela and Steve love their newly purchased, seventy-year-old home in the Houston area. It has all the charming quirks of an older house—a lovely curved staircase in the front entrance, original hardwood floors, unexpected alcoves, and a marble fireplace. The location, a corner lot in a great neighborhood, […] Read more

Thinking about home remodeling? Start here

The more clearly you can envision the project and describe it on paper, the better prepared you’ll be in making your decision. Sooner or later you may join the millions of people who remodel their homes each year. Perhaps it was the moment when you realized that avocado green and harvest gold are no longer […] Read more

Ten Ways to Increase Your Home Value

May is National Home Improvement Month, and we thought we’d help you get a jump-start on your summer remodeling projects with some tips from the experts. They let you in on projects that will increase the look and value of your home from inside to out, whether you are looking to sell in an unfriendly […] Read more

How to Choose a Remodeler

Maybe you’ve been there. Remodeling can be a miserable experience if you shop for a contractor based primarily on price. Nowhere is the saying: “You get what you pay for” more true than in remodeling. Think about the process and the effect on your life. Think about how much stress you want to add to […] Read more

Two Energy Credits To Trim 2010 Taxes

By LAURA SAUNDERS Still smarting from your 2009 taxes, due in a few days? Start whittling the bill for next April. A good place to begin: two federal tax credits for homeowners who want to save energy, one of which expires at the end of this year. The credits have appeal both for true green […] Read more