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Use Your Remodeling Power Wisely – Pay Attention to the Electrical Plan

electrical work plan while remodeling your home

When you undertake a whole-house remodeling project, you expect your remodeler to provide the basic electrical needs. You expect the blueprints of the new space to have the required number of electrical outlets according to both national and local electrical…  
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Behind the Blueprint: Five Things to Plan in the Design Phase

things to plan for your custom remodeling project

The design phase of your custom remodeling project is even more important than the building phase. It is the planning that sets the tone for the entire project. It’s not just the drawing of the remodeled kitchen or bathroom that…  
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10 Qualities of a Quality Custom Remodeler

custom remodeling contractor qualities

There are certain things that put a custom remodeler at the top of the “most wanted” list by clients.  The attributes of quality remodelers are what make clients call them back for every remodeling project and recommend them to all…  
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Going Up — The Second Story Remodel

second story addition

Home additions can go many directions – up, down and sideways. Downstairs additions usually mean basements. Sideways expansions are the most common, provided your property allows for an addition. If it doesn’t, you may want to consider building up. A…  
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High-end Luxury Bath Remodeling

luxury bathroom remodeling

Whether your bathroom is big or small, it can still be big on luxuries. From master bath to basement bath, and anything in between, you can add amenities that make your remodeled bathroom seem just a little grander than the…  
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Turning a Nightmare into a Future Dream Home: Living Through Your Home Improvement Project

home improvement preparation

“Forewarned is Forearmed,” we like to say.  We admit it.  A home improvement project like a kitchen remodel, family room addition or bathroom renovation is no picnic. A whole-house remodel is even more terrifying. But you can turn these legendary…  
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Preparing for Your Remodel: What to Do Before the Remodeler Arrives

things to do before home remodling

So, you’ve scheduled your remodeling project and the date is approaching quickly. While there may be a sense of mounting excitement, homeowners often have a sense of real dread in the days leading up to the job’s start. It’s possible…  
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Countertop Conundrum?

kitchen countertops

When it comes to your countertops, you want it all—beauty, functionality and durability. Considering that much of our time at home is spent next to a countertop — whether in the kitchen or in the bathroom — choosing the right…  
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Let the Sun Shine In: Luxury Sun Rooms and Sun Room Additions

luxury sun rooms and sun room addition

If you’d like to get the most out of the northern Virginia sunshine, consider a luxury sun room addition for your home. Sure, you can renovate an existing room and turn it into a sun room, but actually adding a…  
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Luxury Kitchen Remodels

luxury kitchen remodel

The word “luxury” in a home remodel conjures up images of fluffy towels, expansive flooring, gleaming counter tops that seem to stretch for miles, and the room and freedom to take that deep breath and say, “Ahhhhh!”  Luxury to one…  
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