6 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Energy Efficient

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Energy Efficient

Whether it’s newly built or more than 100 years old, you want to feel comfortable in your home. As the seasons change, are you bothered by high heating or cooling bills, damp musty smells or drafty windows? Making your home more comfortable, in any season, can be as easy as following the advice in these six simple steps.

1. Have an Energy Audit or Home Consultation

Home consultations give you a basis for making decisions on which improvement should take priority, and which could be more cost effective. A free evaluation with a Farnum Insulators advisor will determine whether a more in-depth energy audit is necessary.

“The biggest surprise our customers have is when they call us to look at their attic insulation and we insist on inspecting their basements for potential moisture problems,” says Chad Farnum, owner of Farnum Insulators. “The reason is tightening a home without dealing with moisture can cause future problems.”

2. Caulking and Weather Stripping

This can be done yourself at a low cost. Simply caulking around window trim and baseboards can be very effective. Reducing drafts and heat loss will generate savings year after year. Weather stripping, a foam or felt product that is used to seal doors and windows, can be found at many hardware stores. Installation is as easy as pressing the adhesive down on a door frame!

3. Sealing Leaky Heating Ducts

The United States Department of Energy says, “Air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home and if the ducts are poorly sealed, or insulated, they are contributing to higher energy bills.” In addition, heating ducts are often located in the basement, where mold, mildew and moisture can be drawn into them and distributed throughout the house. Repairing these heating ducts at the joints is the best way to keep your hot/cool air system from spreading indoor pollutants, like mold spores, throughout your home and keep the conditioned air circulating well.

4. Insulate the Attic

Attic insulation is essential to keeping the hot or cold air from leaking out. “It’s so important to remove existing insulation rather than simply adding extra layers, since this insulation can contain pollutants like mouse droppings, dust, pollen, spiders or mold,” Farnum says. “Our approach is to remove the existing insulation as needed, air seal the attic space and then install a thick, 16” layer of cellulose insulation that meets today’s energy requirements.”

Heat loss into an attic space will melt snow on the roof creating dangerous ice dams, which could also lead to roof leaks causing extensive damage to a home.

5. Insulate the Basement, Crawl Space and the Rim Joist

Huge heating costs and drafty homes can often be attributed to poor insulation in basements, rim joists and crawl spaces. “By using techniques such as spray foam insulation on basement walls and rims, and installing vapor barriers on dirt floors, we’re able to greatly reduce moisture issues within a home,” says Farnum. “Older homes often have no insulation in basements. By insulating these areas we are not only helping to reduce a homeowner’s energy bill, but also reducing the infiltration of harmful gases, such as radon and other airborne particles, from entering the home.”

6. Install Interior Storm Windows

When you think of fixing drafty windows, often the go-to move is to replace the entire window. That’s an expensive option. Alternatively, Indow Windows may be a better, less costly option. These custom made interior acrylic panels work in conjunction with your existing windows to prevent heat loss and reduce drafts. Fitted with a silicone compression gasket, these durable interior storm windows are easy to install and remove seasonally.

Original Source: http://www.sentinelsource.com/ways-to-make-your-home-more-comfortable-and-energy-efficient/article_658509aa-6d8c-11e8-ba7e-ef9826bd83b5.html

Original Date: June 11 2018

High-impact remodeling projects to transform your home


The warmer weather of spring often signals the beginning of home improvement season for many home owners. Whether the jobs are big, small, indoors or outdoors, the rejuvenation of springtime can provide great inspiration for rejuvenating your home.

Home owners remodel their homes for many different reasons. For some, they want to enhance their own comfort and enjoyment, while others are eyeing the potential return on investment when the time comes to sell. According to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, remodeling one’s home is a good investment given the “strong price appreciation, inventory shortages of homes for sale and home owners’ desire for updated amenities.”

As the home building and remodeling industry celebrates National Home Remodeling Month in May, more home owners are making their dream homes become a reality by hiring a remodeling professional. Some of the most impactful projects that can transform an existing home include open-floor plan concepts, aging-in-place designs and energy-efficient modifications.

Create ‘New’ Space

Open floor plans continue to gain in popularity, as home owners are increasingly seek to make areas of their home feel more spacious and connected. Choosing to remove an interior wall or two can quickly breathe new life into an entire floor as more natural light fills the area, and friends and family can more easily interact with each other. Entertaining becomes easier and more enjoyable as larger groups can gather and move about freely in the space.

Design for Aging in Place

Enhancing to your home to better accommodate your mobility needs as you get older can also be an upgrade in style and comfort for others in your household. For example, a bathroom upgrade where luxury meets universal design might include a large walk-in shower with zero-threshold, a built-in teak bench or tile corner seat and multiple showerheads. And a new kitchen island may add an eye-catching look and adaptive conveniences with multi-level countertops, a deep drawer for dishes, a built-in microwave and a sink with a hands-free faucet.

Go ‘Green’

Remodeling your home doesn’t just fulfill your family’s dream of living in a more comfortable and stylish home. It can also lead to significant savings on utility costs while improving air quality for better health and strengthening the long-term value of your home. Some of the top upgrades that can make a home more energy efficient include installing high-efficiency windows and low-flow water fixtures, replacing dated appliances and older HVAC systems with ENERGY STAR®-rated models, and increasing or upgrading the quality of insulation.

Original Source: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/marketplace/real-estate/2018/05/11/remodeling-projects-transform-your-home/601632002/

Original Date: May 11 2018

Written By: Cindy Kosloski

5 Age in Place Renovations Improve Your Homes Accessibility

When we are young and are looking for that first home we rarely even stop and wonder if this house would be a good place to live when we get older. This is due in large part because it will rarely be your first and only home in your lifetime. However, there will come a time that age will finally catch up with us and usually, that also includes a number of health challenges.

Unfortunately, not many traditional home interior and exterior designs are set up to handle some of the physical limitations that often come with aging. Many people end up being forced out of their home when they discover that they could no longer live independently inside their current home. This is really unfortunate since the news is filled with horror stories about the life of nursing homes and assisted living centers.

This article was designed to introduce you to some common things that can be done to the existing home that could very well eliminate the need for you or a loved one to be forced to go to an assisted living center. The concept of “age in place remodeling” may seem like a relatively new concept, but I can assure you that there is absolutely nothing new about it.

If you are looking to get some work done like this, be sure that you look for and find a good, local age in place remodeling contractor.

5 Age in Place Renovations Improve Your Homes Accessibility

Put in grab bars in the bathroom


Slip and falls are the number one cause of injuries to seniors and many of them occur frequently in the bathroom. By installing several of the sturdy grab bars in the shower, tub and around the toilet will help considerably to cut down on the worry and even the actual slip and fall accidents.

Put in a seat in a standup shower

Being able to stand for long periods of time can be extremely challenging for many seniors and then you add in the dangers of slip and falls in the stand-up shower. By adding a convenient bench seat so that you can sit down and still enjoy the benefits of taking a shower, without the fear or danger of falling without being able to get back up on your feet.

Replace all doorknobs with lever handles

Most doors in homes today feature traditional door knobs for opening them. Unfortunately, as we get older this can become a challenge for diseases like arthritis and others that affect the muscles can make it very difficult to turn a doorknob to be able to get the door open. By replacing all the knobs with lever style handles you will be able to open doors a whole lot easier.

Install auto sensing lights at all entry points

Entering a dark room presents a lot of dangers to senior with so many things that can be tripped over, fallen on because they just could not see it. Unfortunately, light switches cannot easily be gotten to by those who have difficulty reaching or bending. Auto-sensing lighting means that as soon as you get close enough to the opening of the door the light turns itself on.

Converting the lower level into a single level living area

For many getting old means not being able to as easily climb the stairs to get to the bedroom. Instead of risking the accidental falling down the stairs, consider remodeling the lower level to be able to have every living space on the first floor. No more worries about having to climb all of those steps just to get to the bedroom and bathroom.

Learn more about licensed and insured general contractor Glen Miller the Home Doctor and the variety of home improvement services he offers clients including: home maintenance plans, handyman services, kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, handicap ramp installations, age in place modifications, basements transformations, and hardwood flooring installation and refinishing at www.glenmillerthehomedoctor.com.  To contact Glen Miller the Home Doctor call 734.255.9793 for a free estimate.


Reviel: Daydreaming about remodeling your home? Plan first

May is National Home Remodeling Month, a time of the year when many may daydream about sprucing up their home to gain equity or resale value, or simply explore ways to find more enjoyment from their property.

So whether you just bought a house or you have lived there for a while, the fastest way to increase your home’s value is by planning.

According to the National Association of Realtors, many homeowners find the idea of a remodeling project too overwhelming. In fact, 35 percent of homeowners in the nation said they would rather move than remodel their current home.

Yet, after completing a remodeling project, 75 percent of homeowners said they have a greater desire to be in their home, and 65 percent say they have increased enjoyment in their home, according to the association’s 2017 Remodeling Impact Report. Also, 77 percent feel a major sense of accomplishment when thinking of their completed project.

Realtors also understand that homeowners should undertake these projects one room at a time. Homeowners can harness the energy that comes from new ideas and still be smart when you make those improvements. Make the commitment, and do not tackle more than you handle at one time. Whether it’s a simple coat of paint or knocking down a wall, by tackling one room at a time you keep projects achievable.

Clean and de-clutter first. Making a clean house a priority does several things. First, you stay on top of any maintenance issues, spotting potential problems before they become expensive ones. Secondly, you don’t allow dirt and junk to build up over time.

Furthermore, de-cluttering is a form of cleaning. Just as dirt builds up, so does clutter. Don’t waste money moving your junk around. Just get rid of it.

Adding a bathroom. The desire to improve livability, especially as a family grows, often leads to home renovation projects. According to the survey, 6 out of 10 homeowners said they have a greater desire to be home since adding a new bathroom, and nearly 80 percent of owners feel a major sense of accomplishment when they think of their project.

Complete a kitchen renovation. As one of the most-used rooms in the home, consumers oftentimes draw up their plans for renovating their kitchen first. Ninety percent of consumers have a greater desire to be home since renovating their kitchen. The top reason for renovating the kitchen was to upgrade worn-out surfaces, finishes and materials, the report shows.

Renovating a closet. A dream renovation for many consumers, renovating a closet to improve organization and storage was the top reason for half of homeowners who flipped their closet. Seventy-one percent of homeowners have a greater desire to be home since completing their closet project, and 65 percent have an increased sense of enjoyment when they are home.

A new fiberglass front door. Consumers have energy efficiency in mind for many renovation projects, with over 40 percent choosing to install a new fiberglass front door in their home. Consumers find that the most important benefit is better functionality and livability, as well as durable and long-lasting results, materials and appliances.

Adding curb appeal counts. Walk across the street, turn around and ask yourself, “Does my house have curb appeal?” If you have a nice curvy walkway, accentuate it with flowers or lanterns. Remove any dead or unhealthy plans and replace them with fresh, new plants and blooming flowers.

The 2017 Remodeling Impact Report surveyed both Realtors and consumers who have completed remodeling projects. The report explored homeowner’s reasons for remodeling, the success of certain remodeling projects and the increased happiness found in the home once a project is completed.

Most importantly, you need to always keep your “why” in mind when remodeling. Are you making changes for purely cosmetic reasons or are you looking to add functionality to your home? As a Realtor, I want to encourage you to keep resale value in mind, because nobody knows what the future might hold. And nothing is worse than having to redo a remodel just to make your home an easier sell.

Original Source: https://www.statesman.com/news/local/reviel-daydreaming-about-remodeling-your-home-plan-first/ndHknbd62YVbpHSEU2i3eL/

Written By: Victoria Reviel

Date: May 11 2018

This Is the Room One-Third of Americans Would Renovate First, According to a New Study

In honor of New Homeowners Day (May 1), Home Depot asked recent home buyers about their plans for their new spaces—the results may inspire you to start your own home update.

Every year, thousands of people buy new homes in the spring. Homes listed in the spring—especially in May—can be snapped off the market more quickly and for more money at this time of year as people buy their first homes, upsize, downsize, or switch locations before summer arrives.

To mark the season in which so many people are settling into new homes (and preparing to make updates to them), The Home Depot is celebrating New Homeowners Day (May 1) with a look at the specifics behind these home improvement plans.

According to the Home Depot–commissioned survey of 1,000 new U.S. homeowners, almost one-third (32 percent) want their homes to look updated without the hassle of a major renovation. Only 26 percent are interested in taking on the hard work and endless renovations a fixer-upper entails, and a small proportion (14 percent) only want to make minimal changes, without any of the stress a renovation brings.

When it comes to planning home projects, 33 percent of new homeowners are most likely to start with the kitchen—a smart decision, considering an updated kitchen can give your home’s value a major boost. Bathrooms were the next pick, with 27 percent tackling this room first.

For 62 percent of new homeowners, the most important factor in the decision to start a home improvement project was cost. At the same time, one of the top motivations for starting a new project was adding value and upgrading a home, in which case the cost of renovating is more of an investment. The other major motivator was the hope of turning a new house into a “home,” or customizing it to better suit the new owner(s).

Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve been in your house for years, now may be the time to take on a new home update—you just have to decide where to start.

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Written By: Lauren Phillips

Date Published: May 01, 2018

Changes To Keep In Mind For Age In Place Remodels

I have met with a significant number of homeowners that are concerned about making their homes accessible for their ever-changing needs as they age.  As a specialist in age in place remodeling it has become my mission to create spaces, when remodeling, that ensure clients changing needs will be met through the renovation process.  Aging comes with enough complications; the last thing that homeowners need is added complications surrounding their home.

Ranch vs Two Story

We don’t ever think about growing old when we purchase our first homes but often are first homes become are only home.  With that being said it is important to note that not every homeowner thinks about the hitches that come with owning a two-story home as you get older.  Many older homeowners have decided they want to stay in their two-story home, so it is my job to make it safe for them to access the second floor.  Obviously, an elevator can be installed however this can be quite cost prohibitive, upwards of $30,000 to $65,000, along with ongoing maintenance.  Another option is the installation of a stair lift, which allows the user to go up and down the stairs using an automatic chair.  This is a much more cost-effective option, ranging between $2,500 to $5,500.


Depending on the type of entry way that currently exists the installation of a special ramp that allows access into the home via wheelchair or with walker assistance.    Handicap ramps can be designed to match the homes exterior or able to be removed and transported.  The actual door entrance as well should be evaluated.  A no-step entry way is as important as an entrance without stairs to individuals using devices to assist in maneuvering around.

Wide-Pocket Doors

Wider doors accommodate for the ease of movement using walkers, canes, and wheelchairs.  Another element that is helpful is to switch out commonly used doors throughout the home with pocket doors, when able.  Pocket doors do not need to swing in or out which allows for accessibility to two users if an individual were to need assistance or if mobility assistance devices were used.

Bathroom Modifications

The bathroom and kitchen spaces are the two areas that are of utmost concern when it comes to aging in place.  To combat worry from within the bathroom area there are a number of options to present to homeowners from walk-in tubs to built in shower seats.  My preference for safety and efficiency is the installation of a walk-in shower with a built-in bench.  This however will not satisfy homeowners looking to take a bath.  If an actual tub is desired a walk-in tub can be installed.  Along with these modifications it is important to add grab bars and a raised toilet to just add to ease of use with-in the space.

Learn more about licensed and insured general contractor Glen Miller the Home Doctor and the variety of home improvement services he offers clients including: home maintenance plans, handyman services, kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, handicap ramp installations, age in place modifications, basements transformations, and hardwood flooring installation and refinishing at www.glenmillerthehomedoctor.com.  To contact Glen Miller the Home Doctor call 734.255.9793 for a free estimate.

This Cheap, Easy Home Improvement Project Gives You the Absolute Best Value for Your Money

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Kitchen, bathroom and living room renovations might be the most popular among U.S. homeowners—but they aren’t the most valuable. That designation goes to a project that’s a bit less sexy and much more subtle: the garage door. Replacing an old, outdated garage door with a new one can almost entirely pay for itself when it comes time to sell, according to Remodeling magazine’s 2018 Cost vs. Value report.

While you may not think of the garage door as an object of beauty, replacing an old, battered door with a smart new one can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal. A new door can give the front of your house a fresh, clean appearance, says Buffalo-based appraiser Jim Murrett—even if would-be buyers can’t put their finger on the reason why. There are other benefits too, like improved insulation, which could significantly lower your energy bills (especially in colder states).

The all-in cost of replacing an antiquated garage door with an upscale steel model boosts your home’s value by 98.3% of what it costs to install. In other words, a $3,470 garage door will really set you back only $60 when you put your house on the market. “If you’re going to sell [anytime soon], this gives you almost immediate return,” says Murrett.

And perhaps the biggest reason for the garage door’s attractive payoff: It doesn’t cost much to begin with.

Of the nearly two dozen projects Remodeling ranked, replacing a garage door was one of the least expensive. And the cheapest of all the jobs Remodeling looked at—installing a new steel entry door—returned almost as much as the garage door, fetching about 91% of the average $1,170 outlay. (The report didn’t look at touch-up jobs like repainting or sodding your lawn.)

The most expensive projects, costing $100,000, such as adding bedrooms or a major kitchen renovation, typically recouped half or less of what they cost.

Original Source: http://time.com/money/5239284/easy-home-upgrade-biggest-payoff/

Original Author: Shaina Mishkin

Original Date: April 16 2018

Modern Bathroom Updates For Seniors

The idea behind age in place remodeling is to help baby boomers who want to retire in their own home as, to do so safely, independently, and comfortably regardless of their income or ability level. Besides living on your own home is a lot cheaper.  Seniors seem to be happy and enjoy some perks of being close to their loved ones, where they can get on with a life that is familiar to them as opposed to a nursing home or aged-care facility. There are, however, many potential risks for injury to seniors as they age lurking around their homes and making a few but vital modifications can significantly minimize such risks.

Types Of Age In Place Modifications

Examples of simple, cost-effective age in place modifications that an aging in place contractor can make include but are not limited to mounting additional railings and grab bars, installing nonskid flooring, turning a regular tub into a walk-in bathtub, installing a hand-held flexible shower head,  increasing lighting, installing accessible switches at both ends of the stairs to boost visibility, and minimize the risks of falls.  Falls happen to be the leading cause of distressing death with seniors.

Bathroom Updates For Seniors

The bathroom is one area that can greatly benefit from aging in place remodeling because lack of support in the shower or bathroom certainly increases the risks of accidental fall. The bathroom is a constantly wet area and one of the best ways to improve this situation is to install a shower without a threshold so that somebody in a wheelchair or walking aid can move in and out freely even without help.

Choosing a flooring material for the entire bathroom floor is equally important.  It entails picking a material that is slip resistant, one with an anti-slippery coating that doesn’t move out of place, one that is easy to move over with a cane, walker, or wheelchair without slipping, it should also be one that doesn’t require too much cleaning and maintenance. Bathroom flooring materials such as stone, ceramic or porcelain should be avoided because not only are they hard and unyielding,  they also require regular maintenance, they are cold to the feet, and above all, tiles with wide grout joints or uneven surfaces can be a trip hazard for seniors.

Changes To Your Lighting

Bathroom lighting for age in place remodeling is very important because too much lighting or lack thereof poses a risk of tripping. Puck lights are modern and versatile lighting solutions that an aging in place contractor can install inside cabinets or as under cabinet task lighting. Light fixtures with a built-in occupancy sensor are ideal for aging in place bathrooms and if possible for the entire home. Important also is to choose faucets that are easy to open with little effort as well as adding non-slip railing along the walls for additional support and bring all cabinets to a comfortable height that a senior can reach upwards, but not too low as you don’t want seniors to have to bend over too much.

Learn more about licensed and insured general contractor Glen Miller the Home Doctor and the variety of home improvement services he offers clients including: home maintenance plans, handyman services, kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, handicap ramp installations, age in place modifications, basements transformations, and hardwood flooring installation and refinishing at www.glenmillerthehomedoctor.com.  To contact Glen Miller the Home Doctor call 734.255.9793 for a free estimate.

Local Trends in Bathroom Renovations For 2018

Now that it is a new year it is time to get started on those bathroom renovations you have been considering. Start by hiring a remodeling contractor, as they’ll be able to assist you through every step of the process. Otherwise, your bathroom renovations will likely remain a fantasy.

There are many different looks and styles for bathrooms. If you examine some of the local trends in bathroom renovations for 2018, it will help to narrow down your options.

Freestanding Bathtubs

This was a common feature of Victorian homes, but is making a comeback.  Don’t expect tacky or cumbersome stylings, the new freestanding bathtubs are both modern and compact for the 2018 bathroom. A wide range of faucets can be installed too. Choices go beyond your standard chrome and stainless steel to rose gold and dark brass. Homeowners with free standing tubs in their bathroom designs are considering the addition of a rain shower head so they can still take a shower in the immense bathtub.

Granite or Quartz Countertops

Many people choose to match bathroom countertop with kitchen countertop. It doesn’t have to be the exact same color; you can opt for a similar veined pattern for a cohesive look. These types of countertops are considered permanent and are the perfect choice for a bathroom that can suffer moisture or water damage. Now you’ll never have to worry again. Bathroom countertops can also wrapped behind the toilet, giving you more space for cosmetics or decorative objects.

LED Mirrored Lights

Not only are LED lamps low in energy consumption, but they can be extremely bright so you can put on your makeup or do your hair easily. If you’re worried they’re too bright, consider adding a dimmer switch in your bathroom. In the morning you can have a minimum of light while you wake up, then when it’s time to carefully apply your makeup you can increase the lighting levels.

Vessel or Bowl Sinks

Bathroom sinks no longer have to be boring white porcelain or ceramic models. The new style of vessel or bowl sinks not only gives your bathroom a touch of style, but also functionality too. The sinks can be as small or as large as you like. Its original function is realized for people who like to put the stopper in and splash around to wash. A wide variety of faucets can be added too. These need not be boring either. Faucets come in every color of the rainbow, and can be one or two handled.

Hardwood or Wood Laminate Flooring

In the past, wood or laminate floors were frowned upon, as the moisture and water from the tub could quickly erode away at surfaces. Today’s engineered flooring panels have protective layers that are suitable for the bathroom. They come in every color of wood you can imagine.

There are many local trends in bathroom renovations for 2018. Your remodeling contractor will be able to assist you with the above choices and more. Soon you’ll have a beautiful but highly functional bathroom that you can enjoy several times a day!

Learn more about licensed and insured general contractor Glen Miller the Home Doctor and the variety of home improvement services he offers clients including: home maintenance plans, handyman services, kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations, handicap ramp installations, age in place modifications, basements transformations, and hardwood flooring installation and refinishing at www.glenmillerthehomedoctor.com.  To contact Glen Miller the Home Doctor call 734.255.9793 for a free estimate.


5 Steps for a Home Remodel

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Family Features) As a homeowner, there is nearly always a laundry list of projects with time and budget constraints when it comes to a home remodel.

This step-by-step guide from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel.

Step 1 – Identify Reasons for Remodeling
Deciding whether to undertake simple aesthetic changes or a full remodel can be difficult. One of the best ways to decide is to figure out why you are remodeling in the first place, whether it’s to make your new house feel more like home or to update a 1950s-era kitchen.

Step 2 – Set Your Budget
Every home is unique in structure, age, quality and craftsmanship, which all impact the price of a remodel. Since no one can see through walls before demolition, the quote you receive will likely not be 100 percent accurate. However, a qualified remodeling company will be open and honest about the issues and challenges it might face during the process. Account for these adjustments by planning for any “surprises” with a 10 percent cushion, just in case.

Step 3 – Hire the Right Team
To help ensure you find the right company for the job, you should do your research. Referrals from friends and family are one way to find a remodeler. National associations like NARI provide unbiased information and resources that can help you find qualified, certified remodelers in your area. With more than 6,000 members, the organization represents professional remodelers who adhere to a strict code of ethics. Many hold certifications in remodeling, kitchen and bath design and lead carpentry. Find more information and resources at NARI.org.

Step 4 – Understand the Plan 
Communication is key in a successful remodeling project. Keep the lines of communication open between you, the remodeling contractor and the work crew. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Let them know your family’s schedule and whether you have pets confined somewhere. Make sure to specify the best way to reach you, such as phone, in-person or e-mail, and how often you wish to communicate with your remodeling contractor about your project.

Step 5 – Complete the Project
While the dust is settling and the remodel is almost finished, take a moment to walk through your project and note any adjustments that need to be made while the contractor is still on site. Contractors often provide guarantees of workmanship, so find out what they cover and for how long then include this information in your work agreement. You should also take another look at the contract and confirm you have signed permits, receipts, change orders, lien waivers, warranties and manufacturers’ guides at your disposal.

Remodeling a space can be a major project, but with the right help, resources and information, you can make your dream home come to fruition.


Original Source: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/01/02/1277118/0/en/5-Steps-for-a-Home-Remodel.html


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