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Done-Right Ron: How Long Will You Be ...

by on 07/28/2014 - 10:21 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath

Every homeowner has at least one room in their house that they'd like to give some TLC—a cluttered basement, a 1980s wallpapered dining room, or an outdated kitchen. While getting to work on those projects as soon as you have the resources might sound ambitious, Ron from RFK Home Improvement recommends taking a step back and asking yourself one simple question."How long will I be in my home?"Unless it's something simple like adding a coat of paint or patching a hole, home improvement projects can be a major undertaking. It's important to consider your unique situation and run some numbers to ensure that you're getting the best value for your time and money.First, ensure that major expe ...

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Three Reasons To Establish Documented...

by on 07/18/2014 - 09:35 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors, Kitchen & Bath

When working with a home remodeling contractor, communication is key. We've discussed the importance of effectively communicating your budget BEFORE the contract is signed, but what about after the project starts? Increasingly, home remodeling contractors are using web-based communication portals to track progress, costs, and communication from start to finish. Here are some of the benefits.First, it just makes things easier. When a large job is designed and revised—and revised again—over an unorganized series of emails, phone calls, texts, and personal conversations, keeping things straight can be hard.Second, it makes communication effortless when it comes time to work. Communi ...

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Is It Really Resurfaced Granite? Or I...

by on 07/17/2014 - 04:30 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

There's something classically beatuiful about stone countertops. Cutting, shaping, and installing a slab of stone that came out of the ground just seems like something every home needs. But not every home needs or wants granite, marble, or quartz (which is actually an engineered mixture of natural stone and resin). These traditional options are more expensive and require some additional maintenance and attention. For instance, marble is vulnerable to being "etched" by common household acids like lemon juice, and discolored by wines and juices. If you don't mind paying a little extra attention to granite or marble countertops, or you're ok with your countertops developing a litle extra charac ...

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How To Hire The Right Home Contractor

by on 07/17/2014 - 11:38 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors, Kitchen & Bath

It’s hard to find a great home improvement contractor. Word-of-mouth and Google searches can bring up a few businesses, but how can you find one to match your home improvement needs?Bob Gallese, owner of One Man and a Hammer, offers some guidelines for choosing a contractor who’s reputable and can cater specifically to your remodeling project.

1) Start Online Doing a generic Google search may bring up more results than you need, but it is a good place to start. Having a large online presence is important because it means that the contractor has done a lot of work and is well known in the industry.But beware. Google searches can be misleading because they provide a general list ...

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On the Red Carpet at the 2014 Clevela...

by on 05/02/2014 - 12:04 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Home Exteriors, Kitchen & Bath

Our own Chelsey Alltop covered the 2014 Cleveland Choice Awards presented by the HBA of Greater Cleveland last weekend at the Cleveland Convention Center.Watch her red carpet interviews with the nominees and winners.

Questions Every Homeowner Should Ask ...

by on 05/02/2014 - 10:09 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

We asked some of Cleveland's top home improvement professionals, "What's the number one question you should always ask a contractor?" Here's what they said:

1. How long have you been in business?
2. Are your products energy efficient?
3. How do you communicate during the job?
4 What about clean-up during and after the job?
5 Do you have reviews from other customers?
6 Would you explain your warranty in detail?
7. Who manufactures your products?

And for the rest of the list, we'll leave it to the pros to tell you:

Rocky River Home Remodel Before and A...

by on 05/02/2014 - 01:43 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Kitchen and bath remodels are fairly common in the home improvement world.In many cases, homeowners are happy with the general flow of their house, but they'd like to modernize the cabinets and countertops, install some new hardware, or get rid of that wallpaper.What's less common—but very interesting to watch—is a complete demolition and remodel.  Instead of just bringing up-to-date the interior of this Rocky River home, the homeowners also wanted to change the layout entirely.The kitchen felt too cramped, and it was disconnected from the living and dining area, so it became an entryway mud room with tile floors and full-length cabinets.The home was initially designed with ...

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Refinish Kitchen Countertops Instead ...

by on 05/02/2014 - 04:12 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

Countertops are an integral part of any kitchen remodel, but replacing them with pricey granite or stone can quickly eat through the entire project budget. It's not just the materials that are expensive, proper installation is an important part of every home improvement project. Additionally, the old countertops need to be removed and disposed of. And what if there's nothing wrong with the existing countertop? Maybe it's just seen better days and could use a makeover.Countertop refinishing is the process of removing the old, exposed layer of countertops, and bonding a new, customized layer in it's place. HGExpo exhibitor Get A Grip Resurfacing offers 30 standard color options that can be app ...

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SEMINAR: Kitchen Remodeling 101 (VIDEO)

by on 05/02/2014 - 02:09 pm
Category: Kitchen & Bath

The experts at One Man and a Hammer explain the important steps to a kitchen remodel and some of the most crucial questions they ask their clients during the process. For example: "How long do you expect to stay in your home?" "How many people cook in your kitchen?" And even, "are you right or left handed?" Find out the right questions to chat with any contractor about during your kitchen consultation.

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DEMO: The Easy Step (VIDEO)

by on 04/29/2014 - 10:10 am
Category: Kitchen & Bath

"Step through, not over, with the Easy Step." Watch as Andrew Gorski of Miracle Method explains their bathtub to shower conversion, the Easy Step. This product is designed to help you get in and out of the bathtub with ease and convenience, without having to worry about slipping and falling. There are two different models for the Easy Step; the first is the bathtub to walk-in shower conversion, and the second includes a door that opens and closes, which is designed to help individuals get out of the bathtub with ease. The installation process for the Easy Step is just a few hours, and in the event that the Easy Step owner moves homes, Miracle Method can easily re-install and refinish the bat ...

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