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Selecting a Contractor

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 Posted in Remodeling Advice | Comments Off on Selecting a Contractor

 Some people think selecting a remodeling contractor is the easy part...just get three bids and pick the lowest, right?  This is a good concept in theory, but there are a few significant problems with it. First, it assumes that you ...

Build Up or Out?

Monday, May 6th, 2013 Posted in Remodeling Advice | Comments Off on Build Up or Out?

When a homeowner is considering putting an addition onto his or her home, I am frequently asked whether it is better to do a ground floor addition or add a second story. The first determining factor, of course, is whether there ...

Making Decisions For Your Remodel-

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 Posted in Remodeling Advice | Comments Off on Making Decisions For Your Remodel-

Making decisions for a new remodeling project can be an overwhelming prospect.  From floor coverings to paint colors, tile colors and layout patterns, cabinet and counter selections, the possibilities are endless and may present a daunting proposition. There are several ways ...

Respect the Architecture

Friday, March 1st, 2013 Posted in General Design, Remodeling Advice | Comments Off on Respect the Architecture

One of the hallmarks of a successful remodel or addition is that it’s difficult to tell where the existing building ends and the new work starts. Copying the style, materials, and details of the home you are adding to will ...

Keys to Remodeling Success

Monday, January 28th, 2013 Posted in Remodeling Advice | Comments Off on Keys to Remodeling Success

To achieve "remodeling success," the essential goal is predictability. On the day construction (or demolition) commences, you want to know as precisely as possible what’s about to happen to your house, how much it’s going to cost and when the ...