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3 Tips for Staying Within Your Remodeling Budget

February 7, 2020
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It’s February – the month we celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you need help falling in love with your home again, let’s talk! Reach out anytime – we’re here to help. ———- 3 Tips for Staying Within Your Remodeling Budget Nobody wants to go over budget on a remodeling project. And yet, we’ve all heard horror…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

January 8, 2020
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New Year’s Resolutions are still a big part of our post-holiday culture. Unfortunately, according to Forbes.com even though 40 percent of Americans make resolutions, only 8 percent keep them!   Maybe it’s time for a resolution you’ll actually keep. The holidays aren’t just about eating – they’re about getting together with friends and family. And…

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Remodeling, What Am I Paying For?

December 10, 2019
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Start With the End in Mind The following blogs will reference the majority (hundreds) of projects that we have performed over our 31 years of remodeling. The referenced projects require some form of design help, material selection, multiple trades, scheduling, oversight, and management.  If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, give it a read as…

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Making a List and Checking it Twice

December 2, 2019
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About Santa’s “Naughty or Nice” List   A big part of the holiday season seems to revolve around the “Jolly Old Elf” we call Santa Claus. The legend of Santa can be traced back to the 3rd century where he was admired for his kindness and became the subject of a variety of legends.  …

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Remodeling, What Am I Paying For?

November 20, 2019
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Remodeling, What Am I Paying For? I recently had the opportunity to provide a proposal for a front entry door replacement.  After my initial visit to the customer’s home, I arranged for the customer to go to my door supplier.  As is customary, my customer was made aware of the price of the door by…

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Why Do Change Orders Cost So Much?

August 21, 2019
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If you have ever hired a building contractor to complete a building or remodeling project for you, you have likely heard the term “change order”.  If you have lived through a contract which had one or more “change orders”, then you are probably already aware of where I’m going with this topic. As a contractor…

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What Does Value Mean?

July 10, 2019
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Over time the word value has gone through some changes.  Due to the overuse of the word in advertising the word “value” has lost some of its…well…value.  I would daresay that the word “value” often has a connotation of something that is of a lesser quality so that you can save money.  Despite this connotation,…

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Navigating the Contractor Minefield

June 11, 2019
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The journey of remodeling can be a tricky one.  There are a lot of decisions that need to be made along your remodeling path.  The first and possibly most important decision is your choice of a contractor.  The contractor will be a significant part of the entire experience.  The contractor’s involvement in design, scheduling, communication,…

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This Time of Year

December 6, 2018
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This time of year there is a song played that most of us are familiar with called: “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays”, and certainly nearly all people will be gathering in either their home, or someone else’s home.  This time of year, it is estimated that most us will visit friends and…

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Aging in Place Design – Recommended Home Updates for the Retirement Years

November 16, 2018
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If you are like me and my wife, you love your home and wish to remain living there for years to come and see yourself living there even through retirement.  Although we know that at some point we’ll be older and less capable of certain maintenance and repairs, what some may not know is that…

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