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Avoiding a Renovation Nightmare

The New York Times recently published an article all about renovation nightmares and problems with contractors. It unfortunately painted a negative image on the remodeling process and focused mainly on legal and financial reparations after a project was completed. There is so much more that could have been written stating facts of how to ensure…
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Storm damage? Insurance claims? How do you navigate the process?

There has been no shortage of fallen trees lately and it is certainly keeping the insurance adjusters busy and homeowners stressed out. We work with our clients regularly on insurance claims and it can be a daunting process for the homeowners, most of which have never dealt with such a process before. So how do…
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A Summer Kitchen Remodel Means Eating Out Less

One of the most frequently asked questions when we meet with folks considering a Kitchen Remodel is “What do we do without a Kitchen?” It’s a great question and one could respond in many ways. My first instinct is to just eat out for every meal but with two kids under the age of three,…
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Thinking of Remodeling? Why Not Just Move?

The thought of going without your kitchen for 8 weeks or without your master bath for 6 weeks can be a daunting one. You look around your house and think to yourself, “we really need to remodel everything.” The mere thought of such an endeavor can be highly stressful and you haven’t even discussed it…
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What is “Site Prep”?

If you have done any remodeling in the past you have likely experienced dust like you never thought possible. How did Great Aunt Betty's fine china in the Dining Room get covered in dust when we are remodeling the Master Bathroom? Great question! There will always be dust during a remodeling project, that we can't deny. The…
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