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How to be a great client

How to Be a Great Client (and get what you want out of your project)Did you know that, as a client, you have more control over your remodeling project than you think?  Our best projects are ones where we have a great dynamic with our clients, and are able to really collaborate to achieve amazing results.  Here’s how you can be a great client!There will be plenty of areas of your remodeling project that you, the homeowner, will not be able to control.  A lot of that control is in the hands of the contractor, their vendors, and even the house itself will have opinions.  But the biggest thing you can control is your outlook.Entering into a remodeling project with a feeling of dread is not something we recommend.  While Remodeling...

What’s the benefit of the Lead Carpenter system?

We use a Lead Carpenter system Different companies take different approaches to remodeling projects. Our company utilizes a Lead Carpenter system, in which the primary carpenter on site shares in some of the project management responsibilities.  This system gives us the most versatility to tackle different sized projects. And you'll find our carpenters exceed your expectations.Check out some of the advantages below to see if a lead carpenter is something you would want to have on your next project! Advantages of the Lead Carpenter system are: [no_unordered_list style="circle" number_type="circle_number" animate="yes" font_weight=""]Better communication with homeowners means better customer service Fewer mistakes in the field Reduced homeowner frustration (because the Lead Carpenter is on top of things) Better accountability, and no need for finger pointing Paperwork and change orders typically turnaround faster[/no_unordered_list]If you’re interviewing contractors for...

kitchen remodel

How much design do you need?

We’re a Design + Build remodeling firm and talk about the benefits of design constantly, but how much design work do you really need in order to build the project successfully? How much design work do you need in order to get a meaningful estimate from a contractor?The opposite of design is to “just wing it,” and we’ve found that more often than not, improvised projects turn out poorly. If you don’t know what to expect from a home remodeling project, or your contractor doesn’t clarify what you should expect, how can anyone meet your expectations? Good design is a small upfront investment that can pay for itself many times over throughout the project. There are several different kinds of design to take into account: [no_unordered_list style="circle" number_type="circle_number" animate="yes" font_weight=""]Aesthetic: How...

Pets and remodeling

How do pets like remodeling?

Remodeling (especially in old homes) is an inherently messy process. It’s a lot like moving, or camping out in your own house while work is going on. A big concern among Homeowners is how their pets will cope with unusual noises and daily disruptions that are common during remodeling.Our carpenters are also animal lovers, which is good because most of our clients live with dogs or cats. Every animal reacts differently to the stresses of a changing environment.  Some animals love it, and some hate it.  Here’s what you can do to make the project less scary for them. Tips for helping your animals make it through the project [no_unordered_list style="circle" number_type="circle_number" animate="yes" font_weight=""]Introduce your animals to the people working in your home. We try to staff the same people on...