Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
A solid countertop surface such as "Cambria" quartz maybe just what you're looking for. They are highly durable, great looking, available in many hues and in (19) edge profiles. Quartz works and looks great when used in kitchens / baths with traditional, contemporary and modern designs.
Faucets and fixtures are changing their apperiances, features and even how they're installed. Manufactures have been designing groups / suites of products that work together to produce a designers touch. Digital technology has been used to allow a wave of a hand to flush the toilet and to turn on faucet. Natural metal / industrial finishes are showing up in showrooms and growing in popularity. New leak-free easy to use connectors are reducing plumbing headaches.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Homebuyers first fall in love with the house and then wonder whether or not hidden items may need repairs. Buyers know what they like and can quickly visually spot things that are appealing, however it's much harder to spot things that they have less experience with. As a result getting a high-quality thorough home inspection is of great importance, this truly helps to separate fact from fiction.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Client engaged remodelers typically provide multiple budgets when discussing options for enhancing a home whether it's a kitchen or a outdoor living area. Adaptive budgeting can create a relaxed environment for reviewing plans and will have an effect on the final outcome. I typically recommend working with ranges and then "fine-tune" based on continuous involvement with the client or their designer. In the end this helps all parties remain engaged during the project and impacts the creative result.
Experienced remodelers and improvement contractors want supplier relationships that enhance their own client relationships. As a result most vendors support this philosophy and improve their customer support by offering a single point of contact, designer services and responsiveness to a homeowners desire to thoroughly understand available options.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Dimmers have changed but their impact on your lighting hasn't. Check out this cool new addition to dimmer options:
"GRAFIK T is the latest innovation in Lutron’s ® family of products. The simple, intuitive design and effortless operation set a new standard for lighting control. There are no knobs, sliders or buttons, simply touch the LED lightbar anywhere to set the lights to that desired level. Touch the toggle button to turn the lights off, or to recall the last preset level."
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Front entries set the tone of a home so keeping them looking good is of importance. Semi-annual inspections can easily keep them in top condition by allowing for minor repairs to be completed before they can become a major undertaking.
- make sure gutters are kept cleaned and adjusted for proper flow
- look at decorative mouldings to make sure caulk seams aren't opening and paint looks fresh
- check column bases for soft spots and open seams
- make sure that column "crowns" are sealed and do not allow water penetration
- make sure the front door and the doors hardware doesn't appear weathered
- have overhanging roofs inspected for leaks or damage
Thursday, February 12, 2015
You really need to check the condition of the water supply hoses going to your washer (if you have a steam drier check those hoses too). If they look odd in anyway, if they have a cracked brittle surface or if you know they are simply old change them right away. Always replace using the reinforced braided stainless steel style hoses.