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...
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...
Mother’s Day Kitchen Remodels

Mother’s Day Kitchen Remodels

This Mother’s Day, give your mother something that is a personal, and benefits her for years to come. A Mother’s Day kitchen remodel will be a gift she’ll always cherish. There are many spaces to pick from, but if your mom enjoys making delicious concoctions, the kitchen could be a great place to start. A kitchen remodel will help make baking and cooking more efficient, and allow your mother to whip up some tasty treats in style. For mothers who may not be self-proclaimed master chefs, a more efficiently styled kitchen will aid busy moms in staying organized to save time. Some tips to consider while undergoing a Mother’s Day kitchen remodel: Take a look around at your appliances What is never used? Are there older appliances that just sit there? There may be an old juicer, or bread maker that seemed like a great idea at the time, and has never actually been put to use, then it may be time to clean it out. Staple appliances like the blender, a coffee maker, or even the microwave could benefit an upgrade to stainless steel. Stainless steel is easier to clean, lasts longer, and gives mom the peace of mind that it will last longer. Tackle the spice rack Sometimes we may stumble upon a spice that we didn’t know we had. Other times, we may reach for the oregano, only to tap out the last few powdered wisps. Keeping the spice rack organized by having the spices all face forward or by alphabetizing them, will give time saving grace when it comes time to preparing mom’s favorite meal....
Choosing a Kitchen Sink

Choosing a Kitchen Sink

Choosing a kitchen sink can be a tough decision. Think about it. What do you want for dinner? Easy. What kitchen sink do you want to wash the dishes in after dinner? Not so easy. Careful consideration is needed. Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen can help you make the best choice possible before you start any remodeling.  You can either weigh your options thoroughly or make a swift and thoughtless decision that will cost you in the end. It’s really sink or swim. Here are a few things you may want to consider: 1. Keep in mind the countertop style you want. Undermount sinks are best suited for solid surface countertop materials such as granite, soapstone, marble or concrete. Undermount sinks are not well suited for laminate or tile counters. Because of weak points in the seams and grout lines of these counters, the weight of the sink would not be well supported. 2. Lifestyle Are you hard on your kitchen sinks? Do you tend to toss in the breakfast dishes before you rush off to work? If your answers are yes and yes, you may want to consider low gauge stainless steel. Although stainless steel sinks tend to be noisy, there are designs available that feature sound-absorption technology. Undermount sinks can also work well for the person on the go, as it provides easy clean up, allowing you to wipe straight from the counter and into the sink. 3. Budget While you want to stick to your budget, you also want to determine what will benefit you most. For example, a better quality sink may be more costly,...
Spring Time Kitchen Remodeling

Spring Time Kitchen Remodeling

Spring is in the air, and its time for some spring time kitchen remodeling tips and advice from your most trusted contractors in San Diego, Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen! For the best results, you have to plan and think about every detail. It is important to have a plan A, B and C so nothing comes as a surprise and throws you and your contractor off track. Spring time is the best time to remodel your kitchen because the days are longer, providing more daylight for your contractor. The weather is taking a turn for the best, so your materials will not be ruined by snow or rain, and your workers can work more comfortably. Many people take vacations so they can get out of the contractors hair, and kids are out of school so they wont be distracted from their daily routine and doing homework. Remember your kitchen will be out of commission for a while, so you will be using the microwave, grilling, and eating take out. Our goal is to make our clients spring time kitchen remodeling so efficient the first time around, that it turns cooking into a fun hobby rather than a chore. Enough with scratching the surface, time to roll our sleeves up and get elbow deep in the reality of spring time kitchen remodeling. Kitchen remodeling is one of the most, if not the most expensive remodeling jobs because of everything involved. Weather you are doing a lipstick remodel job with the finishing of the cabinets, replacing the appliances, and maybe replacing the counter tops, or you plan to re-do the...
Poway Kitchen Remodeling

Poway Kitchen Remodeling

Do you ever catch yourself daydreaming about a perfect kitchen for your Poway family? Need the motivation to make your Poway kitchen remodeling dream into a reality? Although a highly organized, high-end kitchen with family-friendly modern conveniences sometimes sounds unobtainable, it doesn’t have to be! With a few improvements, your Poway kitchen can go from drab to family friendly high-end fab! Sleek and Clean With Raised Cabinets: Sleek and practical, raised or floating cabinets provide for easy cleaning for a family with children.  Back in vogue, raised cabinets leave families with added room for storage, shelving, and overall space. In order to obtain that high-end look, families can stick to the sleek clean design of flat panel doors.  Depending on the color palate of your existing Poway kitchen, dark or light quality cabinetry can enhance the overall look of the highly used room. Cherry wood or satin white cabinets can be great options due to their eye-catching, elegant, and classic color. Ease and Style With New Countertops: New countertops can offer the durability, ease and style that existing countertops may lack.   From marble to granite, almost everyone likes the look of a high-end countertop.  For families, a brushed stone finish provides for easy cleaning and a resistance to marks from crayons or markers.  According to interior and kitchen designer, Mick de Giulio, “composite stone, made with quartz crystals bound with resin, is another good option for busy kitchens.” Don’t rule out the new trend and high-end look of multiple surfaces.  Multiple surfaces can accommodate a families needs sometimes more effectively than just one surface.  Mixing stainless steel and...