Value Engineering Examples and Homeowner Benefits

Value Engineering Examples and Homeowner Benefits

Before providing some value engineering examples, let me explain what value engineering actually is. I’ll also suggest to you why it’s not always a principle in practice when it comes to new home construction, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling or adding on to a house. Value engineering can provide great options and benefits to any homeowner […]

Know What You’re Getting into When You Add a Room?

Know What You’re Getting into When You Add a Room?

Hands down when you need to expand then the option to add a room certainly beats the cost of buying a new home. A house addition can be a welcome family room, extra bedroom, sun room, media room, or an expanded kitchen just to name a few popular choices. What many do not realize, until […]

Buyer Beware with Kitchen Appliance Packages when Remodeling

Buyer Beware with Kitchen Appliance Packages when Remodeling

If you’re remodeling your kitchen you might be considering kitchen appliance packages since choosing “bundles”, with some retailers, promises moderate savings. While on the surface, the advertised savings may seem an attractive benefit to a ballooning remodel budget, there are some things you need to know before placing that order. At least you will be […]

25 Unbudgeted Costs in Building Your Own Home

25 Unbudgeted Costs in Building Your Own Home

When building your own home you’re faced with a number of decisions that will impact cost and schedule and every owner hopes to anticipate as many costs as possible — that means including reasonable contingencies. Initially an owner will need to answer a few questions before even starting the design process: Will you purchase a […]

10 Things to Look for when Buying a House

10 Things to Look for when Buying a House

It’s hard not to get excited about the prospect of owning a new home but there are things to look for when buying a house that are often not considered. Aesthetics, the home’s overall appearance, seem to be front and center over some of the more practical considerations that don’t often reveal themselves until you’ve […]

How a Mechanics Lien Release Form Helps You

How a Mechanics Lien Release Form Helps You

To understand the benefits of a mechanics lien release form, essential for any new construction, remodel or renovation, you might ask what is a mechanics lien? A mechanic’s lien is an option offered through a state’s legislative policy that protects a general contractor or trade contractor from a non-paying or untimely paying owner for contracted […]

Is an Energy Tax Credit a Missed Opportunity?

Is an Energy Tax Credit a Missed Opportunity?

Are you missing an opportunity for an energy tax credit or home improvement rebate? There’s free money available by way of incentives if you know where to look. Many of us have the best intentions when it comes to conserving energy and natural resources but few realize there are rewards available at the local, state […]

Consider Aging-in-Place Options for a Home Remodel

Consider Aging-in-Place Options for a Home Remodel

Kitchen Lighting for your Kitchen Remodel Design

Kitchen Lighting for your Kitchen Remodel Design

Know What You’re Getting into When You Add a Room?

Know What You’re Getting into When You Add a Room?

Hands down when you need to expand then the option to add a room certainly beats the cost of buying a new home. A house addition can be a welcome family room, extra bedroom, sun room, media room, or an expanded kitchen just to name a few popular choices. What many do not realize, until […]

10 Things to Look for when Buying a House

10 Things to Look for when Buying a House

The Project Management Method in General Terms

The Project Management Method in General Terms

Value Engineering Examples and Homeowner Benefits

Value Engineering Examples and Homeowner Benefits

Before providing some value engineering examples, let me explain what value engineering actually is. I’ll also suggest to you why it’s not always a principle in practice when it comes to new home construction, bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling or adding on to a house. Value engineering can provide great options and benefits to any homeowner […]

25 Unbudgeted Costs in Building Your Own Home

25 Unbudgeted Costs in Building Your Own Home

Construction Equipment Costs in Contractor’s Overhead

Construction Equipment Costs in Contractor’s Overhead

Who Pays for Construction Mistakes in your Home Project?

Who Pays for Construction Mistakes in your Home Project?

In a perfect world there would never be any construction mistakes when we undertake a home improvement project. When hiring a contractor to perform work in and around your home it’s good to know, in advance, how to protect your investment. The assumption that your homeowner’s insurance or the contractor’s insurance will cover any unfortunate […]

Temporary Storage of Construction Materials

Temporary Storage of Construction Materials

When you need Professional Liability Insurance

When you need Professional Liability Insurance