Stories and Tips

Great and practical advice from our team to help you get the best out of your remodel, whether you're working with Bamboo or not.

Stories and Tips

Great and practical advice from our team to help you get the best out of your remodel, whether you're working with Bamboo or not.

When starting our own editorial, we asked ourselves how it should be different to the host of other content that's already out there on remodeling. Here's our promises:

Why Choose Bamboo

Unbiased

We are on your side, so we don't take paid referral fees from any vendors.

Local

We write articles about the cities we remodel in, which today means a focus on Austin.

Researched

We research, write and review our editorial content, with a focus on quality over quantity.

Bookable Pros

We have Pros you can book for your remodel write for us, not just journalists.

Laura Hernandez

The 5 Biggest Mistakes General Contracto...


Laura Hernandez
October 10, 2019

Bamboo makes remodeling a more organized and streamlined process. Here are the 5 mistakes we see oth...

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Rachel Strong

5 Basic Rules of Farmhouse Design


Rachel Strong
October 3, 2019

We have compiled 5 rules that can help you successfully bring your space into a Modern Farmhouse sty...

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Rachel Strong

5 Scandinavian Design Ideas to Try


Rachel Strong
September 26, 2019

Scandinavian style is simple but focuses also on functionality and comfort, it is the perfect mix of...

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Laura Hernandez

3 Kinds of Kitchen Islands


Laura Hernandez
September 19, 2019

During your design process you can find the best way to configure your kitchen and istall the best t...

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Rachel Strong

The Complete Guide to Tile


Rachel Strong
September 13, 2019

Here is a quick guide to help you understand some of the various aspects of tile and how you can use...

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Laurie Intriago

Making Your Small Space in Austin Work


Laurie Intriago
September 6, 2019

With minimalism, smart storage solutions, and organization, you can have a beautiful home to live in...

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Laura Hernandez

Best Types of Flooring for Homes in Aust...


Laura Hernandez
August 29, 2019

Flooring is such an important detail to consider for your home. You'll want something durable with g...

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Rachel Strong

Kitchen Cost Guide


Rachel Strong
August 22, 2019

A lot of details that go into planning a kitchen remodel. Our experts put together a guide to help y...

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Johanna Macalalag

Top 5 Kitchen Remodel Trends in Austin f...


Johanna Macalalag
August 15, 2019

We highlight some of the best kitchen trends for 2020 to give you some design inspiration and help a...

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Laura Hernandez

Why our Interior Designers cost 80% less


Laura Hernandez
August 8, 2019

Interior Designers are a crucial part of remodeling. From space-saving to resale optimizing, designe...

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Rachel Strong

Why We Background Check Our Pros


Rachel Strong
July 25, 2019

We want to avoid this happening and believe that background checking our Pros leads to having more s...

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Laurie Intriago

Six Reasons Why You Don’t Want To Do Y...


Laurie Intriago
July 18, 2019

Consider these six reasons why you don’t want to do your own remodel. There are dangerous pitfalls...

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Laura Hernandez

Remodeling the Remodel Industry


Laura Hernandez
July 12, 2019

We want to be better, lower cost, safer and more flexible - the ideal service we all want when remod...

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Rachel Strong

Featured Project: Contemporary Modern Ba...


Rachel Strong
July 7, 2019

This room is such a fun mix of bold trends, timeless style, and functional design. It was a joy for ...

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Laura Hernandez

The Next Big Thing in Remodeling: Matter...


Laura Hernandez
June 27, 2019

3D scanning technology is revolutionizing the way we see and do renovations. We knew Matterport woul...

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Rachel Strong

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire an In...


Rachel Strong
June 21, 2019

Finding an interior designer that fits your style can be like trying to find the perfect bathing sui...

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Rachel Strong

Changing the Industry! Why We Pay and Ch...


Rachel Strong
June 6, 2019

The remodeling industry brings in 99 billion dollars a year, and at Bamboo, we are trying to improve...

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Laura Hernandez

What Kind of Designer Do You Need?


Laura Hernandez
May 31, 2019

We have all heard of architects, and probably heard of interior designers, but now 3D artists and ev...

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The Complete Guide to Kitchen Cabinets Rachel Strong

The Complete Guide to Kitchen Cabinets P...


Rachel Strong
May 23, 2019

This week, we will help you understand all things style. Cabinetry doors are limitless when it comes...

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black and white slab formica kitchen Johanna Macalalag

The Complete Guide to Kitchen Cabinets P...


Johanna Macalalag
May 16, 2019

The cabinetry world is huge, there are hundreds of materials and design options when it comes to kit...

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modern living room with hardwood floors and white couch Rachel Strong

5 Reasons you Should work with an Interi...


Rachel Strong
May 10, 2019

The amazing part is that Bamboo has found a way to get you, high-quality interior designers, at a fr...

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lady using VR goggles at computer Rachel Strong

5 Ways 3D can save you money on your rem...


Rachel Strong
April 26, 2019

Bamboo charges about 200$ to do a 3D visual. This affordable, and it helps our clients experience ev...

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family home Laura Hernandez

Get the best ROI on your next remodel


Laura Hernandez
April 12, 2019

Once the sparkling tile and paint swatches are pushed aside, you're left with the question of, "is i...

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rendering of living room Rachel Strong

What to expect from your Interior Design...


Rachel Strong
April 1, 2019

When you're first starting a remodel project, it is advised to use an interior designer to assist yo...

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construction and design materials Johanna Macalalag

The 5 Steps of the Interior Design Proce...


Johanna Macalalag
March 20, 2019

We like to make things easy for our customers and thought it would be nice to explain how the proces...

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Kitchen Interior with Island, Hardwood Floors, and Pendand Lights in New Luxury Home Rachel Strong

Don’t Forget About These 3 Counter...


Rachel Strong
March 1, 2019

Buying a countertop is one of the things our customers find most daunting about the kitchen remodel ...

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woman mopping her kitchen Laura Hernandez

Six ways to keep your home clean during ...


Laura Hernandez
February 15, 2019

There are several things you can do before, during and after your remodel to mitigate the dust and d...

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webcam view of a living room with a white couch and coffee table Rachel Strong

5 Gizmos to Improve your Remodel Experie...


Rachel Strong
February 7, 2019

Although contracting isn't considered to be a technology-fueled field, these gadgets can help bring ...

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Small room blueprint with paint and fabric swatches Johanna Macalalag

Remodeling in Austin? Follow our Showroo...


Johanna Macalalag
January 28, 2019

Bamboo has no official affiliation with any of these shops, and receives no kickbacks or advertising...

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view of remodeled kitchen looking into living room Rachel Strong

5 Most Asked Questions about Countertops


Rachel Strong
January 17, 2019

Choosing the right material for your countertops is super important. Not only are countertops a smal...

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Laura Hernandez

5 Ways to Save Money on Materials


Laura Hernandez
December 28, 2018

Remodels have a way of sneaking up on you when it comes to budget. Materials can quickly add up duri...

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Rachel Strong

The Complete Guide to Countertop Materia...


Rachel Strong
November 7, 2018

The countertop world can be a bit overwhelming at first, there are quite a few options for what you ...

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living room with fun green wallpaper Johanna Macalalag

Picking the Right Paint For Your Remodel


Johanna Macalalag
October 28, 2018

Paint can make or break a room, so it’s very important to consider a few factors before buying (an...

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people shaking hands across table over contract Rachel Strong

5 remodeling insurance myths than can bi...


Rachel Strong
October 18, 2018

We find that most remodeling customers don’t realize the importance that insurance has in the remo...

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construction worker signing paper on clipboard Johanna Macalalag

6 Questions to Ask Your Contractor


Johanna Macalalag
October 13, 2018

We’ve all heard of remodels gone bad, where the relationship between the home or small business ow...

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contractor looking at level on floor Laura Hernandez

10 Ways to Check Your GC’s Quality


Laura Hernandez
October 11, 2018

Remodeling can be stressful, especially if your general contractor is subcontractor isn’t focused ...

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kitchen with rendering lines Rachel Strong

10 Technologies Transforming Remodeling


Rachel Strong
October 8, 2018

The remodeling and construction industries have been stuck in the same, repetitive cycles for a long...

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Johanna Macalalag

5 Tips to Avoid Remodel-astrophes


Johanna Macalalag
October 2, 2018

We have all heard of them; the remodels that go so badly they became a total catastrophe. All thing...

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