35 Noteworthy Types of Door Knobs to Enhance Your Remodeling Project

When it comes to adding doors to your newly remodeled room or home, choosing the right types of door knobs is always an important decision to make. One of the most exciting parts of interior decorating is the ability to choose between a great variety of finishing touches. Thankfully, you don’t have to limit yourself to just a few decor options. There are countless types of door knobs that come in a number of shapes, styles, and colors for you to choose from. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular door knob options that you can find at [...]

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 [...]

2020-03-23T21:55:41-05:00March 8, 2018|Categories: Home Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What is EMT Conduit and Do I Need to Use it for My Project?

Subcontractor vs Contractor: What Does a General Contractor Do?

Hiring a general contractor is a must for some of your larger renovation projects. If it’s your first time hiring someone, it can be an overwhelming task to find the right person to fit your budget and remodeling needs. Hiring a general contractor is ideal for certain projects, while subcontractors give you more of the time and flexibility you need. If you are unsure where to begin, take a look at the following information to help you make an informed decision about who to hire for your remodeling projects. Remember that there are advantages and disadvantages to both kinds [...]

Your Window Guide: Double vs. Triple Glazed Windows

When replacing your windows these days, you would usually be looking at having double glazed windows installed versus triple glazed windows. Double glazed windows have become the “standard” choice for homeowners.  There is no doubt that double glazing helps to increase energy efficiency and sound reduction in homes. Double glazing has been around for years and has earned its popularity, helping to keep homes warm when the outside weather is getting colder. Now it has new competition--triple glazed windows. Triple Glazed Windows Triple glazing is exactly as it sounds. If a double glazed window has two [...]

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 [...]

Why the Way People Hire Contractors is Wrong

What do contractors do, exactly? What are the first steps you take when you decide to hire a contractor? What specific jobs are you looking to fulfill?  Do you know how to properly assess and validate a contractor’s license? The way people hire remodeling contractors is a bit different when compared to other service industries. Construction-based contractors are being sought after in different and ever-changing ways, and those ways aren’t always good. We want to make sure that you know the correct process for hiring contractors by comparing it to the way other service industries hire and set standards for [...]

The Complete Homeowner’s Guide to Pool Remodeling

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 backyard retreat is complete that [...]

2020-04-08T15:43:03-05:00October 25, 2017|Categories: Home Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Complete Homeowner’s Guide to Pool Remodeling

Sweet Dreams With These Bedroom Remodeling Ideas

You’ve probably been told many times over that 8 hours is how much everyone should sleep in order to feel rested and ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. However, not that many people talk about how to improve the actual quality of sleep. The kind of sleep where you are not constantly sabotaged by bright screens, traffic noise, abnormal temperatures, or your aged mattress. If you are feeling just as tired waking up as you are before hitting the bed, here are 8 ideas that you can easily incorporate into your bedroom to enjoy a good night’s sleep. [...]

2020-04-27T02:14:28-05:00August 29, 2017|Categories: Home Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sweet Dreams With These Bedroom Remodeling Ideas

How Your Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Family

As a homeowner, your home is your sanctuary. You can easily control all aspects of your home’s environment and this includes your home’s air quality. There has been great debate regarding the impact of duct cleaning services and whether or not they can stymie the negative side effects of poor air quality. The truth of the matter is that indoor air quality can be a terrible problem with major, wide spread health effects. Within this guide, you will learn about the risks involved and the importance of regular air duct cleaning. The Basics of Air Quality [...]

The Design-Build Process: Is it Right For Your Project?

Design-build is a construction industry term that applies to businesses providing full project design, execution and delivery services for a broad range of residential construction projects.  Types of projects can range in size from a simple bath remodel to a room addition to complete new home construction. Popular types of projects include: bathroom, kitchen and basement remodeling and updating. Design-build is useful for home renovations involving several rooms or even an entire house. In the design-build approach, the client has a single point of contact in all aspects of the project. Traditional = A separate general contractor and [...]

2020-04-20T14:31:27-05:00August 10, 2017|Categories: Home Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Design-Build Process: Is it Right For Your Project?