Remodeling Decisions

By Larry Abbott of Abbott Contracting Are you planning to tackle some simple home renovations or possibly considering a partial or complete remodel of your entire house? How do you choose which home improvements to make with the budget you have in mind? If your home is older and feels cramped, it may benefit from…

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

By Michael Souter of Caliber Construction Group/Certified Restoration According to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the typical lifetime of an asphalt shingle roof is 20 years.  In Houston we experience extreme weather events along with extreme temperature’s; heavy rains, hurricanes, high winds, hail storms and tornados. It is suggested to have your roof inspected regularly.…

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Custom Cabinetry Provides More Possibilities

John Gillette, President of Craftsmanship By John, Inc. Sometimes you have a remodeling idea that can’t be bought ready-made. Right now there are dominant remodeling trends in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry choices for homeowners.  While simple, clean, streamlined cabinetry is currently popular, homeowners may also desire unique customized cabinet styles with features that make a…

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Maximize your storage space

Here are some ideas to maximize storage space when remodeling apartments such as condos and co-ops. Kitchen: Open shelving in kitchens or glass cabinet fronts create an illusion of a larger space.Toe kick heaters to eliminate baseboard heat.Peninsula or movable island if there is no room for a permanent island Bathrooms: Shower/tub comb?  Remove the…

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Beyond the Handyman

How “handy” is your handyman?  Beware of the handyman, especially those that claim they can fix “anything.”  Not to disrespect handymen because there are many out there that can do an array of construction tasks in a professional manner. Many have integrity and are very talented. However, keep in mind that every handyman may not…

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