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Home Remodeling Tips to Ease the Process

Home Remodeling Tips to Ease the Process
Check out these great home remodeling tips which will be sure to keep you under budget and finished on time: Don't Rush the Planning Resist Urge to Completely Flip House Confirm Zoning & Construction Regulations in Area Keep Communication Open with Architect & Builder Check out the full article on Popular Mechanics  to see all the tips. Contact us today!
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Why Hire a General Contractor to Help With Your Remodeling Project?

Why Hire a General Contractor to Help With Your Remodeling Project?
If you are thinking about remodeling your home, you might be thinking about shopping around and hiring your own painters, electricians and other professionals. However, it can actually be a much better idea to handle a general contractor to help you with it all. These are some of the main reasons why. Catch All Potential Issues First of all, although you might have an idea of what you want your home to look like after it's remodeled, there is a chance that your home needs work that you don't even know about. For example, you might be focused on flooring and paint colors, but you might not realize that there are electrical problems or other issues. A general contractor knows to look out for these all of these things and can ensure that you are aware of all of the work that needs to be done to your home. This...
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Contractor/Customer Relations in Home Remodeling

Contractor/Customer Relations in Home Remodeling
Your house is more than just a place to live - it's a home, and it's one that you want to be not only functional, but comfortable and attractive too. If it isn't the way that you'd like it to be at present, you may have already considered  home remodeling . Remodeling can be a great idea; you get the chance to completely remake your space, to add your own personal style and creativity while making it more usable as well. Unfortunately, some people shy away from the idea of a remodeling job because they've heard so many horror stories of botched projects and shady contractors ripping people off. They may give up on the idea of remodeling, or even try to do the job themselves. This, however, is not a wise move to make; a home remodel is not a DIY type of job. Many remodeling jobs - kitchens and bathrooms for example - need to...
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5 Home Remodeling Improvements to Avoid

5 Home Remodeling Improvements to Avoid
All home remodeling  jobs come with a price tag. It wouldn't be part of the game if money and time weren't a consideration. However, not all improvements are created equal, and some home improvements are just a waste of time. For some homeowners, their choice of improvement is all about what they want now -- a new pool in an area where pools downgrade a home's value? "So be it," they think. "I want a pool. Bottom line."  For others, however, choosing a home addition that will bring value and add equity is the first thing they look at above all other considerations. While we wouldn't dare intervene and tell someone that they shouldn't follow their home design dreams, we will add our two cents about what incorporates value and what does not. In this post, we'll outline some home improvements that you should avoid when it comes time to ...
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6 Tips on Hiring a Trusted DC General Contractor

6 Tips on Hiring a Trusted DC General Contractor
Working with a skilled and qualified general contractor  will yield excellent results for your DC home improvement project. Carefully planning all facets of the job, including hiring and working with subcontractors, is not something that an inexperienced person should do alone. When it comes time to hire a contractor, do you know what skills and work experience to look for? If you answered no, then there's a chance that you might select the wrong contractor for the job, leaving yourself open to being taken advantage of.  Hiring a reliable DC general contractor to oversee your next job shouldn't be difficult, yet for those who have never involved themselves in a home improvement project, the process can be mentally taxing. Especially if the project is large and time-consuming. So to help you out with your next home improvement project, we've compiled a list of 6 things that you should look for...
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Residential Remodeling: the 3 Most Overlooked Renovation Projects

Residential Remodeling: the 3 Most Overlooked Renovation Projects
Any general contractor providing residential remodeling services will tell you that the industry is all about kitchens and bathrooms. And for good reason -- most general contractors agree that kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects have a very high return-on-investment rate, 63.6% on average. Even so, the most reliable general contractors will also tell you there are other beneficial renovations often overlooked by homeowners. If you're saving up for residential remodeling and construction work, then here are three projects to consider  first . Not all of these projects sound exciting. They won't go viral with Big Remodeling News or House Renovation Blogs, but they will be worth your hard-earned money. 1. From the Ground Up Homeowners are often amazed by just how much of a difference new floors can make to their home, whether it's fresh carpet or gorgeous hardwood flooring. Over time, your carpet becomes stained and faded, while hardwood,...
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Why Remodeling is Right For Your Home

Why Remodeling is Right For Your Home
Remodeling your house is a common and very rewarding project millions of homeowners take on every year. From residential bathroom remodeling to more general remodeling work, renovating your house comes with many benefits. It does a lot more, at the very least, than just make your house look better!   Bathroom remodeling is by far the most sought after remodeling project in the United States. Seventy-eight percent of total home projects are done on the bathroom. However, design remodeling work is also done on the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms -- really, anywhere. One reason why residential home design projects are so popular is that they have a high return-on-investment (ROI). Bathroom remodeling jobs, for example, have an average ROI of 64%. Kitchen remodeling projects also have an average 64% ROI. However, deck projects take the cake with a ROI of over 87%!   Needless to say, residential design...
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Invest In Your Home's Future: Remodel

Invest In Your Home's Future: Remodel

Your home should match your lifestyle. It should complement your life. Lifestyles change, lives change. Families grow up and grow out of homes without considering the benefits of remodeling. Perhaps your kitchen isn’t up to par, or your backyard needs a revamp, or maybe you need more room. Even if you’re just looking to raise your home's market value, general remodeling is a great way to do it. Our homes reflect us to some degree, right? So when those quirks you initially loved about your house aren’t so charming anymore, renew your home’s value and function! We’re here to give you the good remodeling news : Remodeling offers: Not only does the external appearance of your home increase sales potential and curb appeal, but remodeling and construction, adding new appliances, adding a furnished basement, or adding a deck can increase the value of your home. On average, residential bathroom remodeling/remodeling...
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Home Renovations with Custom Moldings | Kensington, MD

Home Renovations with Custom Moldings | Kensington, MD
Everyone wants to love the home that they live in and find beauty in it. One of the best ways to do this is to create a custom look in your home by choosing to complete  home renovations  by adding custom molding in your favorite rooms. The great thing about custom moldings is that they can be completely designed to fit your individual tastes and design scheme. Plus, they can give your home the comfortable feel that was always missing from it before. Custom moldings can be added to any room of your home and will work well in a variety of locations. While crown molding will help make your ceiling look higher, molding at a lower location can make the room look more finished. Molding can also give your home the character that it needs to win over buyers if you are preparing to sell. When you are looking to add...
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5 Tips on Refinishing a Hardwood Floor from Your General Contractor | Georgetown

5 Tips on Refinishing a Hardwood Floor from Your General Contractor | Georgetown
Nothing is more beautiful than a fully restored hardwood floor. Seeing all of your hard work come to fruition is about as satisfying of a feeling you can think of. So if you've got a hardwood floor hiding under your carpet, perhaps it's time to dive-in and revitalize your home. Here are 5 tips on refinishing your hardwood floor from your Maryland  general contractor . 1. Know your finishes. Finishes for a hardwood floor range, but not by much. So to soothe your hardwood floor desires, choose between 3 types of finishes: polyurethane, varnish, and sealer. Each one serves a different purpose, so discuss what is right before you buy. 2. Talk to a professional. Refinishing a hardwood floor might seem like a DIY job. However, to do it right, you might need a professional. Because when you think about it, the amount of time you put into it might even out in the...
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