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Bathroom linear drain

Beautify Your Bath with a Linear Drain

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When considering a bathroom remodel, it can be the seemingly little things that make all the difference and linear drains are one of those little big things. You may be asking, “what is a linear drain?” A linear drain is a long, narrow rectangular drain that maximizes the water flow towards a single exit allowing for improved drainage with a minimalistic design. They are a stylish architectural focal point and really enhance the aesthetic of a space. We are using…

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Chicken or the egg?

Which Comes First, the Chicken or the Egg? Making Your Remodeling Selections.

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Selecting all of the products for a renovation project can be very overwhelming. At Corinthian, our goal is to make the selection process as simple and enjoyable as possible by sharing our knowledge of various materials and styles to the best of our ability. Our clients have told us they are grateful to have someone designated to help them wade through the myriad of decisions so they can make informed choices while staying on budget. I am often asked, “what…

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Indianapolis Jack and Jill Remodel

The Prescription on Medicine Cabinets

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When renovating your bathroom there are a lot of decisions and choices to make, from the room layout to fixtures. And you may not think much about it, but your fixtures also includes your vanity mirror. Many of our homeowner’s request modern-looking, convenient storage for frequently used items but have limited space in their bathroom.  A current trend we are seeing is the use of medicine cabinets, but they don’t look like Grandma’s old mirrors anymore! There are several things…

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3 Hamburgers: A Home Remodeling Fable

Three Hamburgers: A Remodeling Project Fable

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Usually a fable is a story told with animals as the main characters, but at Corinthian we like to eat. So, this fable features hamburgers. I bet you’re wondering what three hamburgers have to do with the remodeling industry. More than you might think when it comes to understanding you get what you pay for. We’ll start from the idea that there is no right or wrong hamburger. I mean, how can you go wrong with a delicious beef patty…

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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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Remodeling Site Prep

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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remodeling construction schedule

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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Successful Remodeling Project

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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3 Myths to Competitive Bids

Three Myths of Competitive Bids for Remodeling Projects

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Zig Ziglar, the motivational speaker once said, “Repetition is the mother of learning.” This is true in many settings, but it’s not likely that many of us are not going to remodel our kitchen multiple times or renovate our master bath annually. Maybe once or twice in our lifetime we might undertake a large renovation project, so it is in everyone’s best interest to “get it right” the first time. But where to start so you can get it right…

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4 Phases of Remodeling Project

Four Phases of a Remodeling Project – The Corinthian Way

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There are many ways to get from point A to point B and at Corinthian we believe that having a clear roadmap to guide you is a benefit. A remodeling project is no different. In this blog, I’m going to map out the four phases of the remodeling process that we use to give our homeowners the remodeling project of their dreams. Phase 1: Planning Phase You’ve decided you’d like to remodel. Maybe it’s your master suite or your kitchen…

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