What is Overhead for a Home Remodeling Contractor?

When you are considering a new renovation project for your home, and you are getting bids from various contractors, it's important to understand the significance of overhead. If you are asking yourself, what is overhead for a home remodeling contractor, here's your answer: overhead is money above the material and labor costs, but it's used by the contractor for other important purposes. Now You See It, Now You Don't Generally, this extra 10% to 30% of additional funding is used for a variety of purposes. Some contractors might be forthcoming with their additional charges, letting you know that with [...]

Need New Flooring? 6 Reasons to Select Carpet for Your Next Project

Featured Image: Northwest Floors Spring is always a good time to spruce up your home or to revamp the house interior. Most people simply resort to the dreaded annual decluttering and deep spring cleaning, but there are those who are already “window shopping" online for new paint colors or a colorful plush carpet to change the look of their bedrooms, living room or family room. They are eagerly coming up with ideas on how best to remodel their home. So, we can all agree that a dream renovation project renders the perfect opportunity for folks to choose and [...]

Spray Foam vs Fiberglass Insulation Options Guide

Insulation Institute Many homeowners realize that insulation is a must to keeping our homes comfortable and energy-efficient. There are many questions that come to mind. How do we safely remove old insulation? Also, when insulating a home, the decision between spray foam and fiberglass can be difficult; but what is the difference between the two types? Hopefully, this blog can help clear up some of these questions. Safely Removing Old Insulation You’ll need to make sure that the insulation you are removing does not contain traces of asbestos. This is very important if your [...]

The Complete Homeowner’s Guide to Pool Remodeling

Featured Image: Coastal Screen and Rail Thinking about remodeling your swimming pool, but don't know where to start? While it's certainly true that remodeling involves a lot of budgeting and decisions, the truth is that there's an easy, step-by-step guide on how you can do a pool remodeling project with as little stress and disruption of daily life as possible. The end result will still achieve a high level of satisfaction on your part. Each requirement and pool need will be met as you go along. The best thing about it is that you'll be so pleased that your [...]

5 Questions to Ask Every Home Remodeling Contractor Before You Meet

Creative Boom We receive 900 to 1000 new customer calls a year here at Sebring.  These calls can range from adding extra space in a basement to redesigning a dated kitchen into a chef’s dream. Our process begins with a 15 to 20 minute conversation.  During this initial conversation we ask 5 key questions of our clients: When do you want the renovation to start and end the project. Why are you renovating (more space, aesthetics…). Where are you renovating (kitchen, bathroom, entire house…). What changes do you want to make (change cabinets, new flooring…). How much are you planning [...]

43 White Painted Brick House Design Ideas

Featured Image: Develop Architects LLC If you want an inexpensive option to give your house a new look, try painting it white. The general opinion is that a white-colored brick wall looks considerably better than a red one. Check out these 43 white brick house design ideas, take that brush, and start painting your brick wall white. SOLO Hyrum McKay Bates Design, Inc. Pair your white-colored brick walls with beautiful glass windows. ELEGANT C3 Studio, LLC White brick homes have an elegant look, especially with a transitional style house like [...]

What is EMT Conduit and Do I Need to Use it for My Project?

Whether to use EMT conduit over GRC or other metallic tubing options is the question.  This short guide can help you understand what it is, and where you should be using it. This is a unique type of metal tubing that is often found in hardware stores along with other types of conduits. Protecting electrical wiring is a must! With different types and styles of conduits available, it’s important to understand the unique differences and uses of each.  Whether you hire a licensed electrician, or you are eager to take on your first DIY project; it’s important to understand [...]

47 House Siding Design Ideas

Featured Image: Miller-Roodell Architects Ltd Siding provides you with an excellent way to add definition and color to your home. You will find plenty of choices nowadays to help you develop the perfect façade, and you wish to select very carefully. While aesthetics are usually important, you additionally want to think about the material's longevity, the capability to withstand water, versatility, and ease of installation. Below, we will discuss the things you need to consider when choosing your house siding. In addition, we have curated 47 house siding options, design ideas, and images to help you get going. [...]

35 Cape Cod Style Exterior House Ideas

Featured Image: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Although the Cape Cod house has existed for centuries, they still enchant us today. This particular home type, which is now associated with beachy design & weekends away, came from extremely humble beginnings but managed to stay popular. And that keeps us wondering. What is so special with Cape Cod homes that keep people enchanted? In this post, we will check out the architectural style, defining characteristics, and the different types of Cape Code house. We also have 35 Cape Cod style exterior house ideas that will immediately make you a convert. Check them [...]

39 Backyard Fire Pit Ideas

Featured Image: Alderwood Landscape Architecture and Construction Sitting close to an outdoor fire pit with family, gazing at the bright flames under the starry night sky, will make you realize life is simply lovely and blissful! Introducing the element of fire to the backyard not just adds warmth, but additionally adds a high-end look to the outside space. We have come up with a gallery of the 39 backyard fire pit ideas to inspire you on your next project. MID-SIZED TIMELESS LandCrafters, Inc Relax in this outdoor space with fire pit and plenty [...]