How to Choose A Remodeling Company

How to Choose A Remodeling Company

  Once you have made the decision that it is time to remodel, a remodeling company must be chosen. This is a very important decision, as the success of the remodel depends almost entirely on the people who are entrusted with the job. These people will be working in your house, and when they leave you will have to live with the changes they have created. However, there is no reason for worry, as great remodeling companies are easy to spot. The following are guidelines on how to choose a remodeling company. Ask Around Your best resources will be your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Ask around and see if anyone you know can recommend a remodeling company. Chances are, you know at least a few people that have remodeled, and many of them will be happy to share their stories. If someone you know had a bad experience, be sure to stay away from that remodeler. On the other hand, remodelers who are highly praised can go on your short list.   Check Online Reviews Now that you have a list of remodelers recommended by your friends, take your search online. Before you start googling, remember that online reviews are not always reliable. However, if you find that a company your friend recommended has consistently low ratings, it’s possible they may have changed the way they do things since your friend used them.  Read recent reviews closely, if it seems like reviewers are getting a discount in exchange for a positive yelp review, run away. This is a huge red flag that the company can’t get good reviews...
5 Signs that it’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

5 Signs that it’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

If you had the opportunity, chances are there is at least one thing you would change about your kitchen. If you had the budget and time a remodel would be the right way to go. Most of the time people get too comfortable with the status quo and ignore the warning signs that it’s time for a kitchen remodel. We have come up with 5 signs that it’s time to remodel your kitchen. It is Walled-off from the Rest of your house Modern kitchens are great for the chef of the house. Updated kitchens are frequently open to the dining room or family room, allowing the chef space to entertain, be social and still cook that fabulous meal. Kitchens in older homes are often walled off from the rest of the house, making cooking a lonely and secluded process.  Knocking down walls and opening up your kitchen to the dining room or family room  opens  up your whole house and increases visibility. It allows for a great opportunity to entertain guests, as you can remain in the conversation while you cook. Your Appliances are Reaching the End Unless your home is new, it is likely the appliances in your kitchen were purchased and installed when it was built. If they were purchased at the same time, chances are they will all break down or stop working in the same time span. While this time can be a hassle, it can also be an opportunity. Don’t limit yourself to purchasing appliances that fit into already-allocated spaces. Take this time to reimagine your kitchen and remodel it to fit your dream...
She Said She-Shed: How to Utilize Your She-Shed Space

She Said She-Shed: How to Utilize Your She-Shed Space

Chances are you’ve gone to a friend or neighbor’s house and been invited into their “man cave.” This ominous-sounding room has come to be a staple in many American households. A cross between an office and bedroom, it is a man’s private space in the home. But what about a woman’s private space, you might ask? Well, that’s an interesting story. Until recently they haven’t had one, but feminists rejoice! With the invention of the She-Shed, there is finally a place for women to get their work and play done in a private and uninterrupted space. Ok… But what exactly is a She-Shed? A woman’s place is no longer in the home. A She-Shed is a shed or barn that is converted into a private space for a woman. It doesn’t matter if the space is a remodeled garage, a room addition, a purchased storage shed or a hand-made wooden barn, as long as it provides a private sanctuary. What is the purpose of a She-Shed? The purpose of a She-Shed is as unique as the woman who uses it. Everyone needs a quiet place to get things done. Some women use their She-Shed for work. As work becomes more and more possible from the home, people often need to separate their work space from their home space. More often, women use She-Sheds for their hobbies or passions. Sometimes in this crazy busy life, you need a place that’s dedicated to doing things you love. Many women use their She-Sheds for gardening, scrapbooking, crafting, sewing, or being with their friends. But these spaces don’t have to be dedicated to...
Remodel Works Testimonials Part II

Remodel Works Testimonials Part II

Remodel Works Testimonials Part II: When good home remodel goes wrong, who can you call to clean up the mess? Someone that is trusted in their field should be the most qualified candidate, but the best way to find the right person for the job is word-of-mouth. Remodel Works prefers to let our customer experience speak for ourselves. We’ve compiled our reviews to allow our work to model itself onto our customer’s experience.     Angie’s List Reviews:    I completely remodeled my kitchen and dining room.  I had three contractors propose the job. I hired Remodel Works because of the professional manner in which they helped me with the design, careful way they measured (and re-measured) the area to be remodeled, and the very specific and understandable proposal they provided for the work to be performed.  The proposal and contract covered everything and there were no surprises throughout the five weeks of demolition and construction. I appreciated the careful attention the designer, John De Luca, took to measure everything, assist with problem areas such as flooring solutions and make very helpful suggestions about the type of cabinets and drawers I would want to have in my new kitchen so I would end up with a very useful and beautiful work space. Prior to the start of the job, I received an unexpected phone call from the owner of the company thanking me for my business.  Then, my Designer, John De Luca and my Project Manager, Royce Ramswick came to my home prior to the job start  to make sure everything was properly measured, identified and there were no visible surprises...
Remodel Works Testimonial Highlight (Pt. 1)

Remodel Works Testimonial Highlight (Pt. 1)

With so many contractors in the remodeling world, entrusting your home to the hands of strangers is a fine balance of experience and budget restrictions. Be sure to know what you’re going to be getting into with your home design before you learn from experience. Looking at previous testimonials and reviews of a company is very important. You can better gauge what you can expect, though no home design is the same. Our staff is qualified and dedicated to transforming your home design into a living dream. Don’t just take our word for it; look at what our customers reviews have to say about us! Yelp Reviews: We had our guest bathroom upgraded and are very happy. Mary worked with us to keep the cost within our budget. Greg came every day, on time, and worked the whole day. The work was checked regularly and cleanup was done every day. Everyone involved was professional, friendly and knew their jobs. We are planning another bathroom remodel/upgrade and we will certainly be contacting Remodel Works! We had our master bath remodeled. Mary was a great designer to work with, listening to our ideas and helping us to choose the best materials for the design. Gary, our project manager was always available to us and they made the process as worry free as possible. As others have said, they covered the floor to prevent damage and all of their workers were trustworthy and skilled at their jobs. The finished product was fantastic and completed in the time frame allocated. We will use them again to remodel our other bathrooms when the time...
May: National Remodeling Month

May: National Remodeling Month

Spring is a time of sporadic weather, the end of winter, and blooming flowers. Spring also includes National Remodeling Month in May. Spring cleaning is a great way to reorganize your space and change your style up. One of the easiest ways to start is by taking on remodeling room by room. Incorporating some spring cleaning tactics will ensure your newly styled spaces are organized. Here are some home projects to think about fitting into your spring cleaning plan during National Remodeling Month: Take on the garage Yes, it’s a dreaded task that may always be put off until “tomorrow” but by organizing the garage, more room can be made for other items that may be cluttering your house. What better time than National remodeling Month to tackle this task. Adding cabinets and shelving is a great way to maximize the space in the garage for additional items, and you may even be able to fit your car. Re-do the patio April showers bring May flowers and what better way to enjoy the spring blooms than in the comfort and style of your patio? If wooden patio floors are faded, try adding a darker stain to even out the color. Investing in outdoor storage insures that gardening tools, barbeque utensils, and other outdoor items stay out of sight, but still within reach when you need them. Think about the theme of your house You may not realize it, but your house has a theme, even if it’s not obvious. There may be a color pattern, or an object such as a rug in every room, that you may not...