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Rob Froehlich

6 Questions to Ask Your Friends About Remodeling

6 Questions to Ask Your Friends About Their Remodeling Project When Planning Yours

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What do you do when you want to start a remodeling project on your home and you don’t know where to begin? One of my first recommendations is to ask your friends and family who has recently had a project similar to yours. Here are 6 questions you can ask to determine if their remodeling contractor is right for you.   1. Were they happy with the experience AND the results? If they can’t answer an unequivocal “YES” then the…

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What is a Remodeling Project Scope of Work and Why It’s Critical To Your Success

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Have you ever ordered something online, only to get it in the mail and be deeply disappointed because it wasn’t what you thought it would be? Or what about… saving for a long time to go on that dream vacation, then being extremely disappointed by the lack luster accommodations or poor service that you received. I think many of us have been let down or disappointed at one time or another on things that we may have bought in the…

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From the Corinthian Kitchen: Grandma’s Soft Molasses Cookies

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We love the traditions the holidays inspire. For us, cooking and sharing good food is a staple. We thought we’d share the love and one of Susan’s favorite holiday recipes – her grandma’s soft molasses cookies. Enjoy! Ingredients ½ C Butter ½ C Crisco (not margarine) 1 ½ C Sugar ½ C Light molasses 2 Eggs Dry Ingredients 4 C Flour ½ tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking soda 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cloves 1 ½ tsp cinnamon…

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9 Questions to Ask Your Remodeling Contractor

9 Questions You Should Ask Your Remodeling Contractor

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When planning a remodeling project, most people set out to do their due diligence when selecting a remodeling contractor (or firm). Your project may be a kitchen remodel or master bath remodel, or something larger like a room addition or whole house remodel. No matter what the scale of the project, it is a common school of thought to start out by interviewing three or even more remodeling contractors.  This sounds like a solid foundation for “due diligence”. Better interviewing…

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3 Questions You Should NOT Ask Your Remodeling Contractor

3 questions NOT to ask a remodeling contractor

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We hope when you’re undertaking a kitchen remodel, master bath remodel, whole house remodel or any remodeling project, you’re doing your due diligence by considering a handful of design remodel firms. It is not uncommon during an initial discussion with a prospective client to be asked a bunch of questions. Interestingly though, we often get asked some questions that don’t really separate the pros from the posers. Here are those questions and why they may not tell you much about…

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Halloween Tricks & Treats

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We love the fall and especially the fun decorating, cooking and celebrations that go along with Halloween. Just for fun, we pulled together a quick list of our favorite Halloween tricks and treats. Share yours with us! Cool Pumpkin Carving Who knew pumpkins could communicate so much! Check out these clever pumpkin carving ideas. Image via Design Sponge Fun Table Decorations Thanks to HomeBNC for these great centerpiece ideas: Fall Home Projects And it wouldn’t be a Corinthian blog without some…

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Renovation ROI – Getting the Best Return on Investment

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Sometimes our clients remodel for the passion of it, but more often than not, they make remodeling choices based on what will be most valuable when they decide to sell. While there are no guarantees, there are some remodeling projects that typically provide higher returns on the investment. Our friends at House Beautiful shared their list which got us thinking. Here are 3 of our favorite investment-savvy renovations. Kitchen Smorgasbord It seems that no matter how nice the other rooms…

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3 Ways To Make Your Laundry Room Work Even Harder

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Did you think it was possible to make one of the hardest working parts of your home work even harder? It is! And here are three of our favorite ideas from an article posted by our friends from Houzz. Add a Dog Washing Tub If you’re tired of your four-footed friend lounging in your bath tub, consider adding a dog washing station to your laundry room remodel. It’s even better if your laundry opens to the outdoors or garage. Make…

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The Making of A Man Cave

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June is the month of weddings and Father’s day! So it wouldn’t be complete without a look at some of the most interesting man cave renovations we’ve seen. Maybe one of these ideas will inspire your man cave make over! Make an actual cave If you have the space and depth, consider making your man cave and actual cave! And if you can’t dig a basement below your basement, consider using rich textures like stone, wood and interesting lighting to…

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Getting the Best from your Contractor

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When you’re investing in a remodeling project, you want things to go as smoothly as possible. The relationship between you and your design and construction team is the cornerstone for a successful project. Here are some of our favorite tips for getting the best from your contractor. Pick a point person – There are many conversations and decisions as part of a remodeling project. Keep things simple and clear for your family and your contractor by designating a point person to work directly…

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