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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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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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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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Dust & Dust Control: Why During Your Remodel is as Important as After

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When you are looking to hire a remodeler, you’re usually drawn in by the before-and-after pictures and by the potential of your new space. While those photos are attractive and grab your attention, BEWARE — they don’t tell the whole story. What happens in the time between those before-and-after photos is just as important as the end result. Your livability is our top concern during a remodeling project. We take pride in limiting the biggest threat to livability during a remodeling…

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greenery pantone color of the year 2017

Greenery 2017 Pantone Color of the Year

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The turning of the year signals a time for new beginnings. A time to start again whether it’s revitalizing health, reconnecting with family or rejuvenating your physical environment. We always enjoy seeing what color Pantone picks as the color of the year. For 2017, the color is Greenery and was picked because it is “a life-affirming shade” and “is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” Greenery Pantone Color + Complementary Palettes To read more about the color…

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New Year Remodeling Resolutions

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Do you already have your resolutions for 2017? Maybe lose some weight or spend more time with family and friends? Well, let us offer some new year remodeling resolutions for your home that may also help you achieve your personal goals. Invest in things you love Spend some time decluttering. Before you put away your holiday decorations, take a little time to clean out the magazines that have accumulated on the catch-all and the already-worked-puzzles from the closets. Once you have…

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holiday lighting on mantel

Remodeling Tips for Holiday Lighting

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As the holiday season draws near, you may be dreaming of a new kitchen, bath or basement. While we don’t recommend starting any major renovations right before the holidays, we do recommend thinking about the holidays when you’re planning your remodeling project. Here are a few remodeling holiday lighting tips to make your future holidays brighter (and easier): Place an outlet in your mantel – a beautifully lit mantel adds warmth and style to any holiday. When refacing a fireplace, add an…

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Home Remodel DIY or Hire A Pro?

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Is a DIY remodel the best for your needs? With the growth of YouTube and the home improvement channels, many people consider taking on a home remodeling project themselves. And for some projects, that may be a great idea. But for anyone who has made 6 trips to their hardware store on a Saturday trying to finish a project, a DIY remodel may not be the right answer. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry recently published a quiz to help…

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Tips for Successful Remodeling Projects

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Good advice. Great project. Better Homes & Gardens published a great article on 15 tips for a successful remodeling projects. You can read the whole list at BHG, but we wanted to highlight the three tips that jumped out to us: Tip 1: Plan Ahead – By making your product selections early in the process, you’ll have a good idea of the project schedule and an even better idea of your project budget. Some products have a substantial lead times,…

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