Can I Provide My Own...

Common Remodeling Project Questions: Can I provide my own [light fixture, counters, etc]?

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We have been doing remodeling for a long time now and one question that comes up from time to time is “Can I provide my own…” You fill in the blank. It could be something as simple as a light fixture or something more complicated like a Jacuzzi hot tub for your master bathroom. Our standard answer to this question is maybe. Please let me explain why. There is a lot of thought and planning that goes into creating a…

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What is Remodeling Site Prep and Why is it Important?

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Before we start talking about the importance of site prep, let’s define what it is. Site prep involves planning the best route for the various trades to get in and out of your house with the least amount of disruption and providing the necessary protection for your home during the process. While most remodeling projects don’t require the homeowner to move out of their home, some projects involve considerable square footage or a critical area of the home such as…

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Why a Construction Schedule is Critical to a Successful Remodeling Project

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If you’ve read my blog about having a Scope of Work, you know how strongly feel about having good project documents in place to ensure the success of your remodeling project. Well, another document that is just as important as the Scope of Work is your Construction Schedule. Where the Scope of Work defines all of the work that is included in your project, the Construction Schedule spells out how and when of all of the activities of your remodeling…

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What Needs to Happen Behind the Scenes For A Successful Remodeling Project?

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You’ve been working with your preferred remodeling partner to design your project. You may be wondering what should be happening behind the scenes to make your remodeling project a success. I talk with my clients about the three “S’s” in success: Selections Schedule Scope of work Selections During the Designer Retainer stage or planning stages, you probably spent countless hours figuring out what was just the right cabinet color to use, the perfect bathroom faucet or best looking light fixture…

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