Posts Categorized: Home Remodeling

The Hidden Costs of Home Remodeling

You’ve finished the planning phase of your remodeling project, the budget’s set, and all the finishes and hardware selected. Yet as the renovation progresses, you find that your budget isn’t stretching as far as you first thought. The reason? Usually, it’s the several odds and ends that pop up along the way, and ones that… Read more »

How to Plan Your Kitchen Remodel

It’s a big undertaking. Maybe the one and only time you’ll have it done – all the more reason that everything goes according to plan. That, of course, assumes you have a plan, and we highly recommend that you do. For best results, here’s how to go about it: Set a Realistic Budget Be prepared… Read more »

How to Maintain Deck Safety

People in New England, for the most part, get to enjoy their decks for a solid three seasons. The more adventurous even grill out back on even the coldest of winter days. And yet, the North American Deck and Railing Association estimates that more than half of outdoor decks are past their prime. Is yours?… Read more »

Bathroom Remodeling Trends Worth Rethinking

“Hey honey, I have a great idea for our bathroom renovation. Let’s add wall-to-wall carpeting!” Probably not something you’d say – let alone ever consider – but there was a time when homeowners did in fact cover their bathroom floors with carpet. Luckily, not all home design trends are meant to last forever. Here are… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Home Renovation

There are lots of reasons to consider engaging in a home renovation. From ratty-looking to outdated, uncomfortable, need more space, or just plain “I’m sick of looking at it,” that’s about all it takes to jump into action. Our advice, however, is not to jump too fast or too far before carefully planning the project… Read more »

Why People Remodel Their Bathrooms

Why do people remodel their bathrooms? Sure – for all kinds of reasons, including the simple desire for a change of scenery. For example, maybe you visited Paris last year and, as beautiful as it was, this year you’re planning to take in the splendor of Rome and Florence, Italy. Sure, you won’t suffer a… Read more »

How to Avoid Home Remodeling Mistakes

If you’ve ever taken on a home remodeling project – and lived to tell about it – you likely have stories to tell. Stories of trials and tribulations. Budgets exceeded. Workmanship that fell short of your expectations. Blown timetables. And who knows what else. So, before you embark on your first (or next) remodeling project,… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Low Ceilings

Soaring ceilings can make a room feel bright, airy, and large. But not every home is blessed with 12, 14, or even 20 foot ceilings, or enough attic space to go appreciably higher. So, if your rooms are vertically challenged, there are ways to make them feel taller by using the space you do have… Read more »

Increase the Value of Your Home with These Plumbing Upgrades

When it’s time to sell a home, most people do improvements on their homes that they feel will increase the value of their house. However, almost everyone focuses on expensive aesthetic upgrades that do nothing but increase the “curb appeal” of their house. But, upgrading your plumbing can increase the value of your house more… Read more »

The Stylish Look of Drop Ceiling Tiles

Drop ceilings are great for hiding plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment in a space like a basement, but they couldn’t look more uninteresting if they tried…until now, that is! Here are some creative ways to pretty-up a drop ceiling and add instant ambience to just about any room. Classic Coffered. A coffered ceiling adds timeless… Read more »