When you are picking a surface for your kitchen or bathroom countertops, concrete most likely isn’t the first material you think of. Who wants countertops that look like a sidewalk, right? Concrete believe it or not has come quite a long way since the days of being material that was used to walk and drive on. Today’s concrete surfaces come in a wide range of colors and styles that goes beautifully with high end homes today.
It is a pretty safe assumption that building a small home is going to be cheaper than building or buying a large home. The total amount of money that you will pay to build the smaller home will always be lower. Additionally, the smaller home means that you will have lower energy bills so you will save a lot of money on utility bills to start with and really seen a great amount over time. But believe it or not... Read more »
New kitchen cabinets and kitchen remodels can be a major expense. Here are some ways to make your existing kitchen cabinets and kitchen in general more useful and user friendly. Pull outs Adding pull outs to existing base cabinet shelving can not only increase the usability but also make those hard to reach areas actually functional. Kits ranging from around 100 dollars and up can be found at your local home center or of course we can customize any cabinet... Read more »
A bid job consists of the anticipated (worse case scenario) labor and materials to do the job plus the contractor’s profit and overhead added in to the total. A cost plus job consists of the actual labor and materials plus the contractor’s profit and overhead. Cost Plus Job With today’s economy every one is trying to save money and that includes money on home remodeling. Cost plus can be a viable way to achieve this. However, you must trust your... Read more »
Musicians and recording engineers can save tens of thousands of dollars by building an in-home recording studio. With the cost of professional studios rising building your own in- home recording studio can be a viable option. Tips On Building Your Own In-home Recording Studio First thing you should do is check with your local government agency to make sure your recording studio can be legally permitted and installed. Next, put together a budget of what it is you would like... Read more »
Maintenance on your electric solar system is simple but must be done routinely in order for your system to be effective. Cleaning the Solar Modules Every 3 months it is necessary to have someone clean the surface of each solar module. The first thing you will need is a supply of clean, soft cotton rags and a hose (with a pistol grip sprayer) long enough to reach your solar array. Note; make sure whoever is providing the service is good... Read more »
With all the rain this season it is important to make sure you do routine roof and flashing maintenance. Hidden water damage and leaks can cost thousands of dollars if not properly located and repaired. Where as routine maintenance and repair can be very inexpensive. How do you locate leaks? The most obvious is water stains on the walls and ceilings. Instead of painting over these stains you need to have a professional come out and determine if further damage... Read more »
With summer right around the corner it is important to check your doors and windows for any signs of failing paint or stain finishes. Wood windows and doors that are hard to open and close will typically have signs of failed paint or stain finishes which cause the wood to swell and eventually fail at the joints. If not properly maintained this could turn into replacement rather than repair. Areas that receive excessive exposure to weather (sun and rain) deteriorate... Read more »