Posts Tagged "Remodeling"

Work with a Building and Restoration Contractor Who Truly Understands the Desire to Remodel

May 17, 2014

I’ve been a homeowner most of my adult life. I love the entire process of remodeling and completely understand the desire to make your kitchen bigger, or combine the living room and dining room for extra play space for the kids. I believe a house isn’t a home unless it feels like home. If you’re here reading this, you must be searching for a way to make your house feel more like home. Let me show you some great ways to remodel that won’t break the bank, but will make a huge impact on your family life. The biggest thing to remember when planning to remodel is to do it for yourself and your family. It doesn’t matter if you have a formal dining room if you never use it in lieu of the breakfast nook or bar. What’s the use of a full basement if it isn’t finished and usable? Sure, it can collect boxes and be a dry storage area, but think about all of that space that could be put to great use.

Why Should You Remodel Your Home?

Homeowners choose to remodel for a variety of reasons. You may just want a change, which I completely understand, or you may want to modernize or customize some aspect of your home. New kitchen appliances should always be accompanied by new kitchencabinets, a new counter top, all new hardware, and new flooring. Why? Because you’re into it now, and if you don’t do the rest now, you won’t be happy just swapping one fridge for another. I know this from experience.

Remodel instead of selling – Remodel your existing home instead of going through the headache of selling and purchasing a new one. You’d be amazed at how adding a room changes the entire dynamic of your home. That extra space suddenly becomes an amazing, exciting new land full of opportunity. Take the opportunity to knock out a wall here or there to expand other rooms while moving an entire room to the new land (room).

A lot of people choose to remodel their home as their family grows; a new baby is born; children become teenagers; children become parents and you need more space for grandchildren because you remodeled after the teenagers left the roost and you aren’t willing to give up your hobby room. Whatever the reason; I get it. Don’t give up one part of your lifestyle, something that makes you happy, just for more space in the house. Create more space. Pretty simple solution when I put it that way, right?

Here’s a project for you – Decide what changes you want to make. Visit my website’s contact page and fill out the form for 10% off of your next project of $5,000 or more (I’ll help you find the best bang for your buck, starting with my own services). Call me for a free consultation, and we’ll hash out the details. I’ll get you a quote, and we’ll decide from there what you need to do.

Summer Is The Best Time For Home Improvement

June 29, 2011

The heat is on! When everyone’s out vacationing, one of the best ways that smart homeowners do to make use of their time and money is investing them in a home improvement project. So that when the vacationers have had their time of fun under the sun and come home drained physically and financially, there you’ll be sitting pretty and lavishing at all the benefits. From renewed aesthetics, improved functionality and efficiency, better quality of everyday living, to boosted value for your New York home… all these and more can be enjoyed. So if you are thinking about summer home improvement, here are great tips ideal whether you are in Westchester County NY, or Fairfield County CT.

Home Maintenance
There’s no better time to evaluate the condition of your home and property than summer. This makes maintenance tasks another set of important home improvement projects to undertake this season. Here are common places to look into:

  • Roof and gutters
  • Foundation of your home
  • Doors and windows
  • Caulking
  • Gates and fences
  • Weather stripping
  • Exterior painting
  • Siding
  • Water leaks
  • Wooden decks
  • Concrete patios, driveway and walkways

Remodel to Increase Living Space
Whether you plan to extend your living space sidewards, backwards, or upwards; there’s no better time to do such home improvement than on summer time. As most home addition projects require temporarily opening up a portion of the house, these are ideally done when the weather is least wet to avoid delays as well as water and moisture issues. One project worth considering is extending a part of the house to give way to a sunroom. With this, the family can enjoy all the beauty that the every season brings without having to endure the discomforts of the outdoors.