Small Remodeling Projects At A Lower Cost

December 19th, 2012


Electing to begin a residential remodeling project can entail several different design concepts from the home owner as well as any interior decorator involved in the process. One of the primary concerns associated with beginning a project of this nature is cost. Remodeling can be a very expensive adventure to get tangled up in. The majority of home owners that undertake this type of endeavor look for cost cutting opportunities at every turn. While some of the projects being considered will require the employment of a qualified professional, in this day and age several small remodeling projects are capable of being done at a lower cost by the Do-It-Yourself enthusiast.

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Elegant hardwood flooring that normally costs an arm and a leg to have installed professionally is something that can be done by the average home owner if they purchase their products from the right manufacturer. According to Chicago General Contractors – Global Designs Limited, several companies in the construction industry manufacture snap and lock flooring systems that either resembles natural hardwood, or that use actual hardwood surfaces with cushioned sub surfaces to create an authentic appeal to the finished product. These snap lock systems are very easy to assemble and put into place. It is very similar to finishing a puzzle, the biggest difference being that the pieces are all shaped the same.


In addition to snap and lock flooring systems, manufacturers of vinyl flooring surfaces have incorporated exotic new designs that can resemble several different types of flooring material, hardwood, granite or ceramic tile representations are all available. These vinyl flooring tiles are also available in do-it-yourself kits commonly referred to as peel and stick solutions. While these are very easy to install, they can also be somewhat tricky to place in position depending on the type of adhesive that was used by the manufacturer on the sticky underside of the tile.

Renovate to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

August 28th, 2012


A home improvement project may improve your home, but the deconstruction process does nothing to improve the environment. Even if you’re not remodeling to “go green,” you can manage your renovation project to keep debris and waste to a minimum. Just a kitchen makeover can easily result in five tons of debris. A whole house remodel can add thirteen tons of waste to a landfill. To keep your environmental impact minimal during your home improvement project, manage the three “R’s” of the pollution solution – reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Planning Your Remodeling Project

March 1st, 2012


The first step to remodeling is setting up enough time in your life so you can truly dedicate yourself to a project. Be prepared to spend 5 to ten hours a week in the planning stages of your project. This can take anywhere from one week to eight, depending on how large a project it is and how involved you are. The more time you put into preparation, and truly planning out your idea, the more smoothly the other steps should go. There are several ways to go around planning for your idea, and several things one should do is in this stage.

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Beautify Your Bathroom with a Residential Cleaning Service to Sell Your Home - part II

June 10th, 2011

Beautify Your Bathroom with a Residential Cleaning Service to Sell Your Home - part I

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Before you hire your residential Orland Park cleaning service, make a detailed list of every deep cleaning job that needs to be done. Floor and ceiling vents, upper window ledges and blind slats, shower door ledges and curtains, closet shelves, grout in bath and floor tiles and dull pipes under the toilet and sink all need to be cleaned. Many cleaning services specialize in preparing a home for sale. These cleaning services are familiar with deep cleaning requirements, and should have the extra supplies that are needed.

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