Construction Process

Top Kitchen Remodeling Tips from Industry Experts – Redfin

By Dan Arket / March 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Top Kitchen Remodeling Tips from Industry Experts – Redfin

 Top Kitchen Remodeling Tips from Industry Experts – Redfin Article originally published by Redfin It’s safe to say that most homeowners dream of renovating their kitchen. Whether it’s redoing the cabinetry, adding a new backsplash, or transforming the entire layout – a new kitchen will not only make the space more pleasant to be in,…

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Building Permits

Building Permit FAQ: When do you need a one?

By Dan Arket / March 6, 2020 /

Building Permit FAQ: When do you need a one?   IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information published in here is for homeowner education purposes only. It is not particular towards any specific municipality. Contact your local town or city building department to find out about the exact laws and codes in your area for obtaining a building…

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Porch with PVC trim column wraps and molding

Pros and Cons of PVC Trim

By Dan Arket / April 22, 2019 /

Cellular PVC trim is a wood replacement product most commonly used in exterior applications. The applications are similar to wood, except it won’t rot, crack, cup, split or warp like wood and its resistive to termites and wood boring insects. PVC trim is naturally white throughout, which makes it an excellent choice for trim on…

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The Scope of Work

By Dan Arket / April 7, 2019 /

The Scope of Work (also referred to as the Work Scope) in a construction project is an item-by-item description outlining exactly the work that will be done, as well as any work excluded from the project. Communication is Key A clear scope of work is ultimately a communication tool between the contractor and the homeowner.…

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Home Protection And Cleanliness

By Dan Arket / February 6, 2019 /

Treating your home like it’s ours Most homeowners fear the disruption associated with remodeling and renovating, so we’re committed to be the least intrusive to your home and routine as possible. Whether it’s a working or non-working day, extreme care should be taken throughout the process. We’ve invested heavily in some of the best dust…

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Fixed Price vs Time & Materials

By Dan Arket / January 7, 2019 /

In residential construction and remodeling, there are two basic types of contracts most often used by contractors. These are commonly referred to as “Fixed Price” and “Time and Materials.” Each has their pros and cons so it’s important to know the differences of each before starting your next project. FIXED PRICE A Fixed Price contract…

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Communicating Your Budget

By Dan Arket / January 7, 2019 /

A successful construction project is built on trust and good communication. As a builder, it’s our goal to provide our clients with a tailored experience because we understand that every project is unique, and so is every customer. In order for us to do this, we need to be on the same page. MANAGING EXPECTATIONS…

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5 Mistakes Homeowners Make During a Remodel or Renovation

By Dan Arket / January 7, 2019 /

Read this before DIY’ing your project or hiring someone to do it for you. Choosing to remodel your home is a large investment in both your time and your money, so it’s important to get it right the first time. Here’s 5 remodeling mistakes to avoid so you can get the most out of your…

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The “Rough In” Stage

By Dan Arket / January 3, 2019 /

You may have heard of people in the construction industry using the term “rough” in context of a construction related project. This doesn’t refer to how the project is going (hopefully), but what they most likely are referring to is the “Rough In” stage. Why’s It Called Rough? The term “Rough” in construction refers to…

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5 Tips For Finding YOUR Perfect Contractor

By Dan Arket / June 26, 2018 /

Finding a good contractor can be a scary process. You’re about to let complete strangers into your home for weeks, months or even years at a time. Hopefully, I can help put you at ease knowing that your best-fit contractor isn’t too far out of reach. One of the main things I’d like you to…

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