Posted on September 27, 2019
Home improvement projects can be both large and small and both expensive and inexpensive. While making improvements to a home is rewarding for homeowners all projects, be them small or large, can become tedious, expensive, run over budget, and time-consuming. While those who take on large home improvement projects usually only do one at a time due to the cost and commitment required of such projects, homeowners facing a number of smaller improvement projects often benefit greatly from combining those projects into one mid sized or larger project.
Handling many different smaller projects one at a time can be discouraging after the first one or two have been completed. Homeowners tend to lose their fervor and focus as small projects are started, completed, and then started again. By engaging in a little home improvement project osmosis, homeowners can get a better idea of the total cost, time demands, and completion time of all of their projects. It also helps homeowners stay focused by giving them a streamlined list of things that need to be done and a budget that encompasses everything and one that shouldn’t need to change during a project.
Combining home improvement projects isn’t always advisable but the process does work especially when smaller projects tend to have something in common. Take siding and window replacement for example. Separately these two projects can be daunting tasks that leave homeowners discouraged and/or frustrated at some point. By working closely with a contractor however and combining the two homeowners will save a good deal of time, hassle, and money. As replacing windows and a home usually involves removing parts of siding it makes sense that homeowners who want to do both at the same time by combine the projects. The same goes for kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects. More often than not the contractor a homeowner hires to remodel a kitchen or their bathroom will be more than capable of working on the both types of rooms. This can save a homeowner the hassle of having to find two separate contractors at two different times and from paying two different fees as well. Moreover some contractors are flexible with their pricing and will offer a discount to homeowners who hire them to remodel two separate rooms at once. Other reasons it’s advisable to combine kitchen and bathroom remodels into one larger project is because they both involve plumbing. Buying parts and tools for plumbing is much easier on both homeowners and contractors when it’s all done at once rather than separately and at separate times.
The cohesive nature of combined home improvement projects, both small and large, offers homeowners an opportunity to take advantage of discounts, save time, and utilize one contractor for everything. Having all of their ducks in a row will give most homeowners peace of mind and allow them to be even more excited about completing all their home improvement projects.
Posted on August 27, 2019
“He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What you just read is true to a fault. We all are in constant search of peace & happiness and try whatever it takes to attain both. If we are happy and peaceful in the outer world, but not in our own home, it is of no use. Home is the ultimate place on which we all depend for blissful solitude. Moreover, nothing can surpass the standards of happiness and tranquility that a home brings. It may sound like a home is man’s basic need which doesn’t affect his overall life, but it is definitely not the case. Our home plays an important role in enhancing our happiness and satisfaction with life.
In case you are looking forward to buy a new home, make sure you are precise about hows, wheres, and whats of its each and every corner from the very beginning to prevent inconvenience later. Be it the decoration or flooring & lighting, every element should be as per your needs so that you have one place that gives you immense peace and happiness, no matter what. There are times when little things can turn into big issues when not resolved on time. Roof leakage, mold problems, and water damage are a few issues that can occur with time but when acted upon without delay, these problems can be prevented from turning into disasters. So, make sure you contact companies that deal in this business to get the repairing work done as soon as possible.
If you belong to the section of people who wish to opt for home improvementinAtlanta, you would find many leading names offering reliable services at budget-friendly rates. However, the home improvement idea would require you to be clear of your needs in the first place. So, if you wish to go for a kitchen/bathroom renovation or some carpentry work, analyzing your requirements would be the first step in the entire process of home improvement. Last but not the least, go ahead and search for companies offering painting, drywall, flooring, roofing, electrical, decks/framing, and other services in your area. There many renowned residential contractorsinAtlanta who have years of experience in the field of residential remodeling. All you have to do is contact the leading name and explain your requirements in a detailed manner. Once done the same, leave the rest to professional craftsmen while you prepare yourself to see your very own new home.
Posted on July 5, 2019
Many homeowners are beginning to recognize the higher standards that are being demanded from home improvement contractors.The new rules of certification, accreditation and independent verification have complemented well the old ways of selecting a contractor so that the two establish a benchmark that bodes well for the professional perception of the industry. It is not a coincident that in 2010 credentialing and training organizations have achieved their highest growth rate in recent years.
I believe that a profound shift is taken place in the home improvement industry. This shift has embraced certification, accreditation and independent verification as the new rules of doing business. As a contractor who has been in the business for many years, for me, this shift means one thing – a chance to increase market share by showcasing a brand that understands and welcomes the new reality. Indeed, homeowners are beginning to demand this higher standard of training and perceived credibility to measure value. And, the surest way to achieve this is by checking for the credential of companies and the skill of their people. Now, besides the old ways of relying chiefly on word-of-mouth recommendation, customers will be able to more independently check for and measure the training and professional underpinning of a company. This is quite a significant development in the home improvement business brought on by dramatic emphasis on energy efficiency improvements in building.
The Federal government and large utility companies have contributed to this by providing tax credits and purchase rebates respectively for energy efficiency improvement initiatives. States have seized on these opportunities and have enacted changes to their building codes to encourage higher efficiency standards in building. The State of Massachusetts for example, has adopted the ‘Stretch Energy Code'” which its cities and towns are using to promote energy efficiency improvement to their building stock. The execution of these strategies create jobs, save money on utility bills and decrease the Carbon output to the environment from buildings. The savviest of small home improvement contractors are using these new rules to improve their companies’ image to portray a well trained professional operation. The majority of the buildings in the nation are in need of some sort of energy efficiency improvement, if we are committed to improving our building stock then the adoption of these new rules are just the start of the revolutionizing of the home improvement industry.
To be clear, the changes that are taking root are a result of the budding Home Performance Improvement industry that is taking shape and which is buttress by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), a national credentialing and training organization. Indeed, I believe two things, one, this is setting a new benchmark for the professional assessing of the home remodeling industry. Two, brand recognition will be an important criteria in selecting a home improvement company. The companies that recognize this and make the necessary positioning adjustment will be the winners.
All in all, these new rules that are required to operate a professional home performance improvement entity will no doubt usher in a change in the way the home remodeling industry operates generally.