Communicating with a potential contractor can be as delicate as communicating with your doctor. No, contractors don’t save lives like doctors do, but they are tasked with taking your dream, your mental image of what you want your home to be and make it happen – and not just built well, but with your wallet in mind.
Up above the Mason-Dixon each day seems to be slightly brisker, just a little bit breezier than the last one. Air conditioners up in the Northern United States have all but been removed from windows or turned off, should it be a central unit. It’s the time of year to start fortifying the home with warmth in mind. Here are some warm winter ideas that should help you get through the relentless cold that approaches.
There’s always a couple houses in each neighborhood that spare no expense when it comes to decorating their homes for Halloween. We’re talking smoke machines, strobe lights, animatronic witches and mummies (I’ve seen it all), and on down. But does it really take dropping a couple thou at Party City to show the neighbors you mean (spooky) business. Step it up with some good old fashioned creativity.
In all of the crazy stories we hear from people who have hired remodelers who either botch the work or overcharge we forget to realize that some home remodelers simply have no business tinkering with your home sweet home. If you’ve ever seen an episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos chances are you’ve seen some hilarious construction mishaps. It’s truly stunning that something claimed to be your vocation, in this case construction, could be so fantastically botched. Well, we can take solace in knowing that we aren’t the purveyors of botched work and/or hilarious remodeling failures. We thought that in spite of that we’d bring you some joy at the expense of the lower echelon of construction professionals. Enjoy!
Astonishing. We’re surprised we didn’t see some wayward granite countertop salesman trying to lower a solid slab onto some shoddily slapped together cabinets. Alas, it was not included. Though that last video was certainly satisfying when it comes to falls, crashed, and collapses. Below, you’ll really need to evaluate your handyman skills before fixing up the house.
Roofing is a domestic task that takes a hearty dose of prerequisite elbow grease and a liberal amount of construction knowledge. Oh, and it also take coordination – something the man in this past video was devoid of.
Larger jobs need larger tools. An industrial loader is only brought in when lots of material needs moving and a large scale project is at hand. Yet, when you can’t even move dirt from one place to another, the chances you’ll be able to finish the job in any timely fashion.
In each of these videos we saw bumbling construction workers and remodelers botching jobs left and right. If you want to see what seamless work looks like just give us a call.
Last Updated on January 3, 2020
In recent years master bathrooms have been looking more like the Caracalla Baths than a simple set of porcelain installations ready to be used for our various degrees of freshening. These colossal master bathrooms have been slowly sauntering back into the home remodeling conversation, especially as the economy looks to rise from late 2000’s ashes. Let’s take a look at what MSN.com is calling the top 10 bathroom trends of the season.
Kitchen counter installation is an involved process, to say the least. When choosing countertop material you’re also choosing how to spend the days of installation – in your home or outside of it. If you choose a thick slab like traditional granite, marble, or soapstone you’ll probably want to escape the confines of your home as the contractors will be ripping out chunks of your island, countertop base, and making a general mess of things for about a week or more. If you’ve got new cabinets to compliment the new countertops then, well, fuggedaboutit!
You have to prepare yourself for the noise and debris and you’ve got to account for your stress levels rising. What if there was a different way? (more…)