bathroom remodeling: Washington DC Kitchen Remodeling Giving Some of the Highest Returns - 12/23/11 07:03 PM
For those of you that have been considering an update for your home but aren’t sure which areas will give you the best return, here’s an idea: start with the kitchen. Some of the highest recoups are occurring in Washington DC kitchen remodeling.
In a 2009/10 survey conducted by Remodeling magazine, results showed that a major kitchen remodeling project in Washington DC would repay between 64% and 74% of the total investment. That’s higher than a garage or deck addition and even slightly more than a bathroom remodel.
As for the Washington DC area, where returns for kitchen remodeling are higher … (0 comments)

bathroom remodeling: Eco-Friendly Remodeling in 2012 - 12/23/11 02:09 PM
Eco-Friendly Remodeling in 2012
As energy costs rise and the notion of conservation begins to take hold, people are taking the chance when they remodel their homes to increase their water and energy efficiency.  It may not pay for the entire remodel, but it is certainly a good way to subsidize the expense, help save the environment and increase the value of your home in one swoop.
Bathroom updates are the best way to conserve water in 2012 and beyond.  If your toilet is from before 1994, then it’s probably a water waster.  Update the look of your toilet and reap … (0 comments)

bathroom remodeling: The Benefits of a Well-Designed Space - 12/23/11 01:57 PM
When contractors and private homeowners consult architects and designers for a building project, the value of a well-designed space is often overlooked. However, a well-designed space can have a significant impact on the occupants of a home, office building, school, or other public space. As discussed in the report, The Value of Good Design, from the UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, numerous statistics show that a well-designed space improves quality of life for all individuals.
1. A well-designed house will have higher real estate value.
Homes with well-designed exteriors and interiors have more appeal on the real estate … (0 comments)

bathroom remodeling: Remodeling Myth: The Three-Bid Rule - 12/23/11 01:51 PM
Home remodeling is a maturing industry. That means that truly professional firms that specialize in remodeling are becoming the norm. Now homeowners can draw from a greater pool of reliable remodeling contractors in whom they can have confidence.
The shift to more professional remodeling firms, however, necessitates a change in how homeowners should best select a contractor. Specifically, the old practice of collecting three bids for the work and using the low bid to select a contractor no longer makes much sense.
The three-bid rule appears to work because it assumes everything to be equal except the cost estimates (or bids) … (4 comments)

bathroom remodeling: Budgeting Your Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Bathroom Remodeling Project - 09/29/11 02:36 PM
Budgeting Your Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Bathroom Remodeling Project
 Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase bathroom remodeling carries one of the highest returns on investment, so it’s a smart way to add value to your property, get more on resale, and give your home a deserving facelift.
 Knowing how to budget for renovations will help you establish priorities for your project and set reasonable expectations. Bathroom remodeling in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase will cost slightly more than in some other parts of the country, such as the south or Midwest.
According to Remodeling magazine’s 2009/2010 Cost vs. Value Report, the differences … (0 comments)

bathroom remodeling: How to Keep Deer From Destroying Your Yard and Garden in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2) - 08/09/11 12:28 PM
How to Keep Deer From Destroying Your Yard and Garden in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2)
It’s no surprise that deer around this area love to indulge in our abundant gardens and landscaping; clearing out our favorite plants and destroying all of the time and effort we’ve put into our outdoor living environments.
In part 1 of this series, we noted how important a short-term plan could be to eradicating deer from your property. This included using plants and flowers that deer tend to ignore, rather than the ones they seem to favor.
 The next step in achieving a … (0 comments)

bathroom remodeling: How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 1) - 04/27/11 05:05 AM
How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 1)
In 2011, baby boomers will be retiring at a rate of 10,700 per day. That’s according to a study conducted by AARP, which also revealed that 70-80% of respondents would prefer to live out their days in their own homes. Who can blame them, with the crippling effects of the economy and the seemingly uncertainty of life after entering into a nursing home or assisted living program.
The good news? Baby boomers are discovering an alternative way to enjoy the golden years, and … (2 comments)

bathroom remodeling: Aging in Place - CAPS certification in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - 06/23/10 10:16 PM
Aging in Place - CAPS certification in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase
CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) is a nationally-recognized accreditation earned through the National Association of Home Builders.
CAPS certificates are granted to building, remodeling and other professionals who complete an intense, approved training program and are dedicated to serving individuals who wish to remain in their homes in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase as they age.
Alex Shekhtman of A&A Design Build Remodeling is honored to announce that he has earned CAPS certification and is working with homeowners in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD who wish … (0 comments)

bathroom remodeling: How to Remove and Ovoid Mildew in your Bathroom in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - 03/11/10 07:27 AM
How to Remove and Ovoid Mildew in your Bathroom in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase
Mildew is a thin, black, or sometimes white, growth produced by mold. Molds are always present in the air but those that cause mildew need moisture and certain temperatures to grow. They commonly develop in humid, especially in closed spaces.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions, Things You'll Need: * Cleaning supplies, lemon juice, salt, bleach,
Step 1 As we all know, mildew likes heat and moisture. Bathroom is usually the place where heat and moisture are combined to create an ideal conditions for mildew grows.
Step 2 … (6 comments)

bathroom remodeling: How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - The Contractor's View - 02/09/10 10:54 AM

How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - The Contractor's View
Things You'll Need:
Pencil and paper, patience, time, Step 1 First of all, do your homework and be prepared. Collect pictures from magazines etc. Write down what you would like to have the contractor accomplish. Be as specific as possible.
Step 2
Get your family together (as appropriate) and discuss how much money you are willing to invest in your remodeling project. Make a list of priorities for the project and share both with the contractor.
Step 3
Ask your friends and neighbors … (2 comments)

bathroom remodeling: What is your confidence level? This winter is going to be tough. - 11/03/09 11:20 AM

I don't know how it is in your market, by here in Washington DC and Montgomery County MD area many small contractors are not very optimistic.
As a matter of fact, speaking to my peers, we believe that the winter of 2009 is going to be "make it or break it" for many small remodeling companies. There are more people going after fewer jobs, the price competition is tremendous.
Our customers are either holding their projects on the back burner or scaling down, doing only what is absolutely necessary. I am sure it is nothing new for you, but this … (2 comments)

bathroom remodeling: Free lunch? - 12/09/08 11:24 PM
I am wondering why people are so attracted to the word FREE? We are all in business, many of our clients are in business, and we know quite well that nothing is free. And yet, a lot of people are so addicted to getting something for nothing.
I personally don't expect to get anything for free. I also don't give much for free either. Being a remodeling contractor, I cringe when the first question people ask when they call us is: do you give free estimates? It is an immediate disqualifier for me. So, why do people expect it from me, … (13 comments)

 
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