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How to Get the Best Experience While Interviewing Potential Contractors

August 11, 2020
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The right foot forward can help both you and the contractor establish a positive working relationship as you both move toward the perfect remodel in your home.  After being on numerous home design and remodel consultations for kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home additions, etc, the following is a list of a few tips to help…

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Remodeling, What Am I Paying For (Part 3)

April 16, 2020
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Post Discovery Process Now that the discovery, initial design, and initial estimating processes are completed, it’s time to have a meeting between you and the Remodeling entity to determine if the discovery processes and “mind meld” was a success. In other words, a meeting needs to take place to make sure that what you saw…

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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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3 Remodeling Fixes to Help You Sell Your Home

November 1, 2019
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Making your home attractive to prospective buyers is a great reason to consider remodeling. Many of us get so used to our homes, as they are, that we don’t see the imperfections a potential buyer might see. Here’s a look at some more simple things that you might not see that can keep prospects from…

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Habitat for Humanity – World Habitat Day Work

October 8, 2019
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On Monday October 7th, 2019, Odd Fellows Contracting had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer and work with Habitat for Humanity Capital Region on World Habitat Day in their efforts to continue the remodel of an existing Lansing neighborhood home.  Due to some issues in the initial remodel scope, the project had experienced some delays.  With the…

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Finished Basements

September 16, 2019
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Basements came about through a natural progression and over time.  Back in the log cabinet days, houses were simply placed on the ground.  It didn’t take long for the early settlers to realize that moisture and insects created deterioration at a rapid rate, therefore they began to place the logs onto a rock base.  Once…

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