Responsiveness, a detailed quotation, and adherence to a proposed work schedule are three key expectations that you should have when you hire a home improvement contractor. A contractor's failure to provide any of these three items is a red flag that you should not ignore. Below is a detailed look at each of these expectations and why all three of them are important to consider as you evaluate potential contractors.
Are you looking to upgrade your house doing home improvements on a shoestring budget? Minor, inexpensive changes to your home can go a long way in elevating its look, boosting its value and increasing your comfort. Whether you intend to enjoy living in your home for years to come or make it more appealing for a fast sale, the following affordable home improvement tips are simple to accomplish and easy on your wallet.
Have you always wanted to give the exterior of your home a makeover, but just don't know where to begin? Your home's exterior is the first thing that people see when they pull into your driveway, which means it makes the most impactful impression. Whether you want to relish in your homes outdoor beauty or make it look great for potential homebuyers...
A large home remodelling project is both a financial and an emotional investment. And it's important for your investment that you choose a competent and reputable general contractor for the job. It can mean the difference between total success and total disaster. So how do you select the best general contractor before it's too late to turn back? The answer lies in asking the right questions before you sign the contract.
Are the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom not looking their best? If you've tried clean grout in between your tiles but not achieved good results, you may decide to improve their appearance by re-grouting them. The first step when you re-grout tiles is to remove the worn, stained grout already in place. You'll need an electric grout remover or a grout rake. An electric tool is easiest to use if you need to work on a large area, but a grout rake is a useful alternative if you are new to grout removal and prefer to work at a slower pace to gage results.
Looking to remodel your kitchen? While costs don't come cheap, it can easily get you a nice return on your investment. People spend most of their time in their kitchens so having one that's remodeled is beneficial. If you decide to sell your home, you can recuperate 68% to 75% of the costs for that custom kitchen. The only problem is knowing where to start. You need to add value to your future kitchen and that's where a lot of homeowners make mistakes.
Is there a bathroom renovation project that is in the works for you in 2018? You might want to take a look at these stylish trends in bathroom design and décor. They might lead to fabulous remodelling concepts that suit your personality and taste. Treated bamboo and bleached wood bathroom flooring, fixtures, and accessories turn your bathroom into a refuge where you can laze away a grueling day.
Most homeowners don't give much thought to the pipes and ductwork running through their home, at least not until something goes wrong. When the toilet is stopped up or the bathtub is not draining, plumbing takes on a new significance. The good news is that plumbing problems rarely come out of nowhere. In most cases, your plumbing will give you an early warning that something is amiss, and it is up to you to spot those subtle signs and do something about them.
As a new year beckons, so does the prospect of a fresh start; and for many, this begins with a redecoration or a freshen up around the home. One of the most-used and easily-updatable rooms in the house is the kitchen. Are you looking at a total refit or simply to inject some new life into the busiest room in the house next year? Here are some simple kitchen design trends to inspire your redecoration plans.