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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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Finance Home Improvement Projects

Unless you have a lot of money saved up specifically for home improvement, you’ll need to figure out your home improvement finance options. The national average home renovation cost for 2018 is $39,211 with some homeowners spending as much as $130,000 for high-end multiple-room improvements.  The Sebring pricing guide shows the costs for what a basement remodel will cost , what a kitchen renovation could cost, (depending on your selections), and lastly what a 3 piece bathroom remodel cost will average.  If you are planning to renovate more than one room, the quotes will be much pricier. Luckily, there are several great [...]

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

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 buy new carpeting. [...]

MDF vs Wood: Why MDF has Become So Popular for Cabinet Doors

Solid wood is obviously the winner here, right? This is the most common perception when it comes to comparing between wood and MDF Board. Wood is seen as this strong and sturdy material while MDF Board is often viewed as a weak and cheap alternative. The truth is, both have their pros and cons for a kitchen remodel. Despite popular belief, wood is not always the superior choice; in some situations MDF Board might be the better material. For homeowners who are building or undertaking home renovations, knowing the difference between the two materials and the features of each [...]

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 [...]

5 Ways to Control Dust During Your Next Remodeling Project

Why is dust control important? Because most remodeling projects can create job site dust that can include dirt and debris, drywall and sawdust. Working in my clients’ homes for more than 16 years, I’ve realized that easing the pain of the remodeling process is just as important as the final results of the project.  Here at Sebring Design Build, we take controlling dust very seriously! Your livability is our top concern during a remodeling project.  How a contractor controls construction dust can make or break the success of a project. Over the years, we have researched new products and [...]