When undertaking a renovation, material selections are an essential part of pulling together and finishing the project. This is your opportunity to express your style and taste. It is also a solid motivation during the construction to select the “pretty” part of the project. But where to start… 1) Cabinetry – I suggest getting pricing… Continue reading Where to Buy Products For Your Home Renovation
There is hope…drywall has arrived! Drywall signifies that preliminary inspections are complete and we can begin to close up walls. This means that the project is taking shape and walls look like walls. For those people who cannot “see” a project, they can finally “see”. For my husband, there is an “ah-ha moment” and he can… Continue reading 420 RENO…Time for Drywall!
Try it… put in Houzz.com “Open Shelves” and you will hit 2455 photos. They are very popular and for a good reason, they are incredibly functional and light looking. I first experienced the simplicity and functionality of open shelves when I was on vacation at a lake and I fell in love. A few things to… Continue reading 420 RENO … Ins & Outs of Hanging Floating Shelves
Do you know what a C.O. is? Well, C.O. stands for “Certificate of Occupancy” and is the basically The Goal on every project! After all, C.O. means that you can occupy the residence (yes, that you own). There are several series of inspections in a town and every town is different as to how they… Continue reading 420 RENO… What’s the Password for Permits?
Do you have a healthy respect for electricity? Most smart people do! With good reason, an electrician has strict licensing requirements and constantly changing codes to follow. Yes, a good electrician is expensive, but well worth the investment. Should you decide to go with the lowest bid, I promise that you will pay for it… Continue reading 420 RENO…Design, It’s Electrifying!
Have you ever owned a Stud Finder? A handy little tool that many women wish it would work on men instead walls. The reason for having a Stud Finder is so that you can find where the studs are when hanging something heavy. You can also just knock on the walls until you hear a more… Continue reading 420 RENO… What’s the Big Deal About Studs?
BEFORE you start construction, it is important to know what you are in for. This usually results in lengthly conversations with your contractor. If you are still interviewing or if you are finalizing the contract these are important steps to take: 1) Make a list of your expectations and sit down with your contractor to see if… Continue reading What Should You Know BEFORE Starting a Project?
Seriously! Why would anyone renovate in the winter in New England? With about 38″ of snow, we have our challenges – often the crew not being able to get to the site or the dumpster getting stuck in the snow. Again, time is money. But, the market is good here and that means that contractors are… Continue reading 420 RENO…Why Would Anyone Renovate in the Winter?
Have you ever considered doing a renovation to your home? Well, you are not alone. But before you jump into it, be aware… there are many hidden secrets in your house – especially if you have an old house! The demo in our house lasted about 2 weeks. That is two solid weeks of horsehair… Continue reading 420 RENO… What to Expect When You Are NOT Expecting
Where is your Powder Room? Powder Rooms are bathrooms that typically do not have a place to bathe. Powder rooms can be small and efficient as well as a place to showcase items such as light fixtures and mirrors. Introduce a bold color on one or several walls to liven up a small powder room. Entertain your guests by… Continue reading How to design a Powder Room