Kitchen remodeling – much like all remodeling – is about compromise. It’s always the case that we want more than we can afford. But it’s particularly so with kitchen remodeling. We’ve all seen so many luxury kitchens that it’s hard to stay focused on what’s important. In the shelter magazines, even second homes of folks who don’t cook are filled with appliances and finishes on which most of us shouldn’t really spend our scarce capital. Ultimately, the $5,000 we spend on a professional range isn’t…
Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? Whether you’re going to Do-It-Yourself or hire a contractor, here are 25 vital tips before you get started.
How to avoid financial pitfalls in home remodeling – part 1
My client owns a typical 1950’s post-war construction brick 3-bedroom ranch house — it’s ubiquitous throughout the east. Here are 3 options presented during the conceptual design phase for remodeling the home for indoor/outdoor, modern living.
This blog is half rant and half advice about how to evaluate bids from remodeling contractors.
The more planning that goes into the project, the more accurately you can estimate the costs and stay within the projected cost.
Since I’m in the construction business I’m often asked about the importance of licensing. Friends read articles that say the only way to protect oneself is to use a licensed contractor. But the painter or handyman that’s been recommended isn’t licensed, is it safe to hire him?
The homeowner’s decisions about finishes, appliances, and details account for more than 50% of the costs in almost every remodeling job.
This article is about what you should expect from a remodeling contractor and how to use their references to discover what you need to know before you sign a contract.
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by clients and prospective clients is whether we really need to get a permit for the project. Rather than talk about legalities or my obligations as a licensed contractor, I talk about the benefits …