Should You Add Onto Your Home?

Perhaps your growing family is feeling cramped in its current quarters, or you have some extra cash and want to know if putting it into your home would be more worthwhile than using it toward buying another home? In the current economy, many homeowners are finding their homes still being valued somewhat below what they may have been worth in 2006 during the peak of the U.S. housing bubble. Though housing prices are back on the rise, many … Continue

3 Reasons Not To Skimp on Commercial Remodeling

If you’re a business owner, it’s important for you to maintain a certain profit margin. Many entrepreneurs and small-business owners, in particular, can be pretty creative when it comes to cutting corners and saving cash. However, when it comes to selecting a builder for your next commercial remodeling project, the budget contractor might not be your best option, in the long run. From effectively designing the space to having licensed … Continue

4 Tips for Finishing Your Basement

Even though many Americans are seeing the light at the end of the devalued housing tunnel, it can still be a tough market for homeowners wanting to trade up for more space. An addition is costly as well, with a nationwide average cost of $200 per square foot. Ranging from just 25% to 50% of the cost of an actual addition, making an existing basement into livable space can be a budget-friendly option. Before you start framing up the walls or … Continue

Countertop Considerations

You don’t have to watch shows like “House Hunters” for long to realize that, as Americans, we are obsessed with our countertops. Aside from wanting a particular material, though, there’s plenty to consider when it comes to your countertops. Unlike your cabinet doors, this surface is the work horse of your kitchen. You don’t want something that’s just pretty — you want it to hold up to heavy use and make your prep time more enjoyable and your … Continue

3 Reasons Not To Skimp on Commercial Remodeling

If you’re a business owner, it’s important for you to maintain a certain profit margin. Many entrepreneurs and small-business owners, in particular, can be pretty creative when it comes to cutting corners and saving cash. However, when it comes to selecting a builder for your next commercial remodeling project, the budget contractor might not be […]

Commercial Remodeling for Image Improvement

Even though we’ve all been told that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, we all do it, don’t we? Tenant improvement can go a long way toward making the kind of first impression that truly represents your smart, future-focused business practices. You want your office to display timeless, streamlined design elements that will […]

4 Tips for Finishing Your Basement

Even though many Americans are seeing the light at the end of the devalued housing tunnel, it can still be a tough market for homeowners wanting to trade up for more space. An addition is costly as well, with a nationwide average cost of $200 per square foot. Ranging from just 25% to 50% of […]

Blueprints: How to Read the Construction Designer’s Handwriting

Blueprints are the universal language of builders and contractors. They are the way that everyone on a particular project works together to achieve the same final product. From building plans to electrical layouts, blueprints show every detail of the project. To the common eye, blueprints can be intimidating and difficult to interpret. However, building plans […]

Countertop Considerations

You don’t have to watch shows like “House Hunters” for long to realize that, as Americans, we are obsessed with our countertops. Aside from wanting a particular material, though, there’s plenty to consider when it comes to your countertops. Unlike your cabinet doors, this surface is the work horse of your kitchen. You don’t want […]

Bedroom Renovation and Remodeling Tips

If you’re like most people, then the bedroom is the area of your home in which you spend the greatest portion of your day. You dress there, you read there, you relax there in front of the television, and, of course, you sleep there. With all the hours that you spend in your bedroom, if […]

Should You Add Onto Your Home?

Perhaps your growing family is feeling cramped in its current quarters, or you have some extra cash and want to know if putting it into your home would be more worthwhile than using it toward buying another home? In the current economy, many homeowners are finding their homes still being valued somewhat below what they […]

Remodeling Priorities Most Homeowners Ignore

Let’s face it: The best part of a home remodeling project is when you can sit back, look around, and see the results of your investment. Okay, that might come in a close second to hearing the “oohs and ahs” of friends and family as they survey your updated digs. Many homeowners end up opting […]

Increasing Your Kitchen Remodel’s Cost-to-Value Ratio

According to Remodeling Magazine, the size and scope of your kitchen remodel can make a major difference—not only in initial cost but in the amount of cost that you’re likely to recoup in terms of added value. While a major kitchen remodel may be cost-prohibitive with an average cost of nearly $57,500, a minor kitchen […]

Reasons To Consider Buying a New Home

Even in a struggling economy, there’s something to be said for buying a new home. While foreclosures, short sales, and other priced-to-sell existing homes may seem like a bargain, newly built homes bring benefits that add a lot of value to your purchase. Custom Options and Modern Floor Plans This is, perhaps, the most obvious […]