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This issue of the Dimension Design-Build-Remodel e-newsletter includes information on…

  • Preparing for a Remodel
  • Popular Bathroom Updates
  • Project Manager Opening
  • Following us on Social Media
  • Client Feedback
  • Father’s Day Recipe

How can we help you to improve your home and create spaces that best serves your needs? Contact us at 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to start the process of enhancing your space.

How to Prepare for a Major Home Remodel

To ensure a positive experience during a home renovation, some preparation is necessary for your home and your family. This is especially true with larger projects that will disrupt daily living. The renovation experts at Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc. offer advice on how to prepare for a major home remodel.

First, take before photos! Then, start packing things up. Homeowners will need to completely empty out the area of the home that is being remodeled and decide where everything will go. It may be necessary to obtain a storage unit for furniture and larger household items. Separate what you’re going to need daily from the items that can be boxed up and put into storage. This is a great time to declutter and get rid of what you don’t need, so you can start fresh in your newly remodeled space. Make sure anything precious or fragile is put in a safe place.

Your contractor should explain any tasks you’re expected to complete before remodeling starts. They should also explain the step-by-step remodeling plan. Communication will be very important, so you know what to expect and when to expect it.

There could be periods of time where you don’t have access to the kitchen or bathroom. As you think about the amount of work that will be done, you’ll need to consider your living options. Is moving out of your home for a short time an option? Staying elsewhere would be the best plan if serious hazards like lead paint or mold are involved, or if anyone in your family has health concerns such as asthma.

Next, think about security during the renovation. How will the contractor access your home each day? You may have to make copies of keys.

If your family is staying in the home throughout the renovation, some mental preparation is important. There will be dirt. There will be noise. There could be periods without water or power. There may be some unplanned problems that bring added stress. The right contractor will help you through this and keep the project on track.

Cooking during a kitchen renovation is a challenge. Prepare by finding an area with outlets that you can use as a temporary kitchen. Do you have countertop appliances like an instant pot and electric skillet? Can you get a mini refrigerator and a chest freezer? Gather the essential dinnerware and cutlery you’ll need and determine which sink can be used for washing dishes.

Bathroom remodels can be inconvenient for busy households. You’ll need to carefully schedule everyone’s bathroom routines, and possibly move some bathroom functions like face shaving and makeup to other rooms. Sorting and organizing toiletries ahead of time can help.

The upheaval of the renovation may be especially hard on children. Change is upsetting, even if they seem interested and excited. Communication is important here, too. Describe the process before it starts and focus on the positive result that’s coming rather than the destruction. Be very clear about which areas are off limits for their safety. If it’s necessary to set up a different sleeping, bathing, or homework area for the kids, try to turn it into an adventure, and remind them that the change is temporary. A good set of headphones can help a child deal with the noise. Everyone will benefit from getting out of the house as often as possible.

Prepare to disagree with your significant other. You’re spending money and making big decisions while you live through a mess and a lack of privacy. The best way to prepare is to acknowledge from the start that it will be difficult and agree to keep communication open.

Preparing for a major home remodel includes arranging a safe place for your pets. If they are easily stressed, it may be simplest to have pets stay with a relative or give them an occasional stay at a doggy day care when major work is happening. If dogs will be staying home, minimize barking by letting them become familiar with the workers beforehand. Pets will be safest in a closed room or fenced yard a safe distance from the construction. For normalcy, keep walks and feedings as close to the usual time as possible.

Discuss with your contractor the best ways to keep kids and pets safe from dangerous tools, hazardous fumes, and more. If you always know the next step, you can prepare accordingly, and have a positive renovation experience.

If you have specific questions or you’re still unsure how to prepare for a major home remodel, call Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc. at 262-402-6602. You also can complete our contact form to get started. Our professional designers look forward to guiding you through the home renovation process and bringing your dream home to life.

Dimension Inc. Blog

Popular Bathroom Updates for Comfort and Value

The bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in your house. A bathroom renovation should improve how the room functions for you and your family, as well as how it looks. The team of experienced designers at Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc. describe the most popular bathroom updates for comfort and value.

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Dimension Seeks Project Manager

Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. is growing quickly and seeking a project manager to join our design/build team!

If you are hardworking, self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong leadership and communication skills, you are the ideal candidate. You must enjoy working alongside the team and thrive in a team environment.

Click here for additional information regarding the opening. Submit your resume and cover letter to

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What Our Customers Say

Thank you for your dedication and excellence in finishing our basement remodel. We were so pleased with the process and even more so with the finished product. A special thank you for going above and beyond during the heating issue. You and your team truly aided us during a critical time.

Sarah and Matt S., Sussex

Father's Day Recipe

Eggs Florentine with Homemade Hollandaise

Ingredients for the Hollandaise:

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, plus more for garnish

Ingredients for the Eggs Florentine:

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. baby spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 English muffins, split, toasted, and buttered


  1. Make the Hollandaise: Process egg yolks, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon warm water in a blender until combined. With blender running, drizzle in hot melted butter until sauce is fully combined and smooth, 45 to 60 seconds. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Cover to keep warm. 

  2. Make the Eggs Florentine: Place 2 to 3 inches salted water in a Dutch oven or large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm. 

  3. Crack one egg into a small bowl, being careful not to break yolk. Gently slide egg into simmering water; repeat with remaining eggs. Cook, swirling water gently to keep whites from separating, until egg whites are just set, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon. 

  4. Top English muffins with spinach, poached eggs, and hollandaise, dividing evenly. Garnish with cayenne pepper and chives. Serve immediately.
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