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How to Set a Budget for Your Renovation

How to Set a Budget for Your Renovation

The first conversation any client wants to have is cost. Renovating or adding on to your house is no small investment. And we’ve met plenty of homeowners who abandoned their home improvement plans once they got a clear understanding of cost. Avoid this by setting your…

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Why Do Contractors Cost So Much?

Why Do Contractors Cost So Much?

People often ask me, “Why do contractors cost so much? How can they possibly justify those prices??” Usually, this question comes from a handy homeowner – someone who’s done a lot of work to their own house. If you remodeled your powder room for $1,800…

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Don’t Shop for Tile Online

Don’t Shop for Tile Online

As a millennial and a veteran online shopper, it pains me to admit that I’ve found something you shouldn’t shop for online: tile.   And it’s not for the reason you’d think.   I’m very comfortable with the fact that color rendition online won’t be consistent…

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Shop Like a Pro

Shop Like a Pro

A major part of the renovation process is shopping. For better or worse, there are so many products and finishes on the market that finding the right thing (for the right price) takes strategy. Unlike a shirt or a camera or a cell phone, you…

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Renovating Is Cheaper Than Adding On

Renovating Is Cheaper Than Adding On

Even complex, messy renovations cost less than building brand new space. Read on to figure out if you really need to build that budget-busting addition or if renovating will do the trick. Designing a renovation is hard. Taking a jumble of existing rooms and figuring out…

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