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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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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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Construction Contract Bacon

How A Remodeling Construction Contract Can Save Your Bacon

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Although it may be obvious to have a construction contract when undertaking a remodeling project, I find that many people don’t know exactly what should be in it. This can lead to unnecessary challenges during their remodeling project. Read on to learn how we handle construction contracts and why we think our way saves everyone’s bacon. For the State of Indiana, it is required to have the following content included in your construction contract: The name of the homeowner and address…

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So You’re Thinking About Remodeling Your Home – Taking the First Steps

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Remodeling your home, whether one room or a whole home refresh, can be a daunting thought. You’ve no doubt gotten many ideas from Houzz, Pinterest, your friends and maybe even visiting some open houses in your neighborhood. And you probably have a budget in mind although you may not have a clear idea of what that budget will actually get you. And then you decide you’re ready to get the process started. But how? In our perfect world, you’ve found…

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Our Shameless Plug aka Why Work with Corinthian When Remodeling Your Home?

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Why Corinthian – Who we are We are a full-service remodeling contractor. We engage in all types of residential remodeling and renovation projects. From bathroom and kitchen remodels, all the way to whole house renovations and tear downs. Basically, if you own home but don’t love something about your space we can help you. As opposed to specializing in just one type of project like basement build outs or deck projects, we have experience designing spaces are both beautiful and…

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Bathroom Remodel

How Much Will My Bathroom Remodel Cost?

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Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes and serve some of your family’s most intimate activities. So when you are ready for a bathroom remodel but you are wondering how much will it cost, we wanted to break down some various bathroom scenarios that you could use as you plan. Basic “Face Lift” Powder (Half) Bath Remodel Project We will begin with the basic “face lift” powder room or half bathroom – just a lavatory sink and toilet. It seems…

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