How to know if your Contractor is using proper and legal documentation to endorse a Home Improvement project Throughout the whole process of dealing with a contractor and planning a project you will go through many phases including: Initial contact. In home consultation. Product selections and design work. General scope of work and cost presentation. Depending on the type of … [Read more...] about Successful Home Improvement Projects START with a Legitimate Contractor & Legal Paperwork
A “Specialty” Contractor – What exactly is that?
Because this is such a broad and obscure term I don’t know how well I can answer that for you, however, I can do my best to explain this! If you search for a specialty contractor you will find many different contractors offering different services so you may have to sift through multiple pages to find what you’re looking for. You may find topics like: Driveway Sealing Excavation Fire … [Read more...] about A “Specialty” Contractor – What exactly is that?
Bathtub Replacement (Refinishing or Liner)? – Questions, Concerns and Decisions
Holy Cow!!! There’s quite a few options for you when it’s time to decide on a tub job! After some research or gathering a few quotes from local contractors you will find that not every company offers all of these services. That may sound strange if you're newly in the market for this type of work, however, every company is different and offers their own menu of services. So what is in your … [Read more...] about Bathtub Replacement (Refinishing or Liner)? – Questions, Concerns and Decisions
Small Bathroom Ideas – Design and Function
If you live in Lemoyne Pennsylvania, I’d bet that by reading this blog would let you know that I’m in tune with how your bathroom looks? It’s not only that I grew up in Lemoyne but I have worked there quite a bit over the years and these 5’x7’ rooms are neck squeezers especially when you have kids… Seems like every bathroom has plaster walls, tile panel wainscoating, claw foot tubs, cast iron … [Read more...] about Small Bathroom Ideas – Design and Function
Drywall Installation, Finishing & Skim Coats – Learn yourself… Or Hire an Artist?
Many homes in the Harrisburg, PA area are filled with old plaster walls that are now worn out, weak and cracked. Plaster installations were the wave of the future back then and respectively handled the test of time very well, however, you may be faced with replacing walls to give your home that much needed update that you've been wanting. You may not have a full list of plaster experts at your … [Read more...] about Drywall Installation, Finishing & Skim Coats – Learn yourself… Or Hire an Artist?
My bathroom is small. How much will it cost?
Does size matter? Well it probably does when it comes to the pocket book but for the most part all bathrooms are small. In fact, (aside from your closets and mud room) bathrooms are generally the smallest rooms in the house. Either way, the topic of this blog is always a consideration when you’re planning to remodel your bathroom and formulating a budget. One of our most recent jobs was a … [Read more...] about My bathroom is small. How much will it cost?
Oh NO! A Contractor took my money and didn’t finish the job… What should I do?
Stay calm and don’t panic, but now you have to face the fact that you have been taken. Every month, I receive a handful of phone calls with similar stories about unscrupulous contractors taking advantage of homeowners which creates an immediate call to action. Understandably, I can’t do much in these unfortunate situations because 90% of the budget has already been spent and I would be expected … [Read more...] about Oh NO! A Contractor took my money and didn’t finish the job… What should I do?
Can my tile shower be repaired… Or should I replace it?
We receive many calls about reconstructing and replacing a tile shower floor because of leaking but leaving the existing wall tile. This requires the tile contractor to remove a bottom section of the walls and floor, reconstruct the shower floor and wall sections, then tile the floor and patch the walls back in with tile. Traditional tile showers are built with moisture barriers attached to … [Read more...] about Can my tile shower be repaired… Or should I replace it?
Researching Your Harrisburg PA Contractor
As we head into a new year (2013) and you’re planning to take care of some much needed renovations around the house, spend the time to research the potential remodeling contractors that you’re going to meet with. We’d like to go over some key factors when doing research to help you find the best fit for your specific project! From the business standpoint you should always check with your State … [Read more...] about Researching Your Harrisburg PA Contractor