The ten most feared words for most people is “I’m from the government & I am here to help”, well in this case it may be a good thing for you. […]
Financing – Traditional Means
It is time, you just can’t stand looking at it anymore, or the house needs to be remodeled for an aging parent that is moving in, or you know that there is no way that it can make it though another winter or summer. […]
Money saving projects, tips & tricks — Part 2
Below are a few money saving tips & tricks that most everyone can do to help reduce their electrical & water usage. Some of these items fall in the […]
Money saving projects, tips & tricks — Part 1
Below are a few money saving tips & tricks that most everyone can do to help reduce their electrical & water usage. Some of these items […]
EPA Lead notice requirements for houses built before 1978
Effective Dec. 22nd, 2008, federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating six square feet or more of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects in housing […]
Who & what is NARI and this Code of Ethics you mention?
The goal of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is to help homeowners find the right professional partner to do their remodeling. Whether it is updating a kitchen to make it more efficient, turning an ordinary bathroom into a haven of rest and relaxation, or adding a room to meet the needs of a growing family, NARI wants each homeowner to get the maximum value or enjoyment for the dollars they invest in their remodeling.
Aging In Place, ADA Compliance & Universal Design
Home Sweet Home – nothing beats being able to come home, cook up a quick meal or even a gourmet one, take a nice relaxing shower, and then just relaxing. Most of us plan on staying in our houses for as long as possible (if not forever); do you really plan on just moving into […]
Green Building Principles & Common Sense
Common sense unfortunately is missing from most discussions of building green. There are groups that state that petroleum based products, concrete, & other items should never be used. There are contractors that simply state that it is a fad, and a complete joke while others push it no matter what the […]
What is Green Building?
It seems like everywhere you turn – people are talking about building or remodeling green. Well what is it exactly? […]
Tips for ending up with a successful project that looks great
Your house is often one of the largest financial investments you will make, and the decision to alter that investment by spending money on it, is not an easy one to make. So how can you end up with a great looking remodel or addition that updates your house, increases the value of your investment, and customizes the living space to meet […]