Thursday, November 27, 2014
According to estimates, Americans spent about $130 billion last year in home renovation costs—the biggest expenditure since 2007. While this figure suggests that people are once again optimistic about the prospects of the housing market, getting in touch with a reliable contractor remains a major concern for homeowners. Thankfully, companies like Contractors Express have made it easier to find qualified contractors in Long Island, NY through an innovative program. Dubbed “Express Connect”, this program seeks to pair trusted contractors to clients who need the best renovation specialists to help them undertake home improvements. That way, homeowners can rest assured that projects will be accomplished on time and on budget without sacrificing quality. Furthermore, Contractors Express serves as a middleman that sets up appointments between the parties involved so that estimates can be quoted.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kitchen cabinets are an important part of your kitchen’s style. They could also easily be the biggest investment in your kitchen. You’re going to need a lot of them to remove the clutter and store your kitchen utensils, pots, pans, and plates. They have to look just right in your kitchen. Here are some questions to ask yourself when picking out your cabinets:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Although kitchens are spaces designed to facilitate the easy preparation of food, it does not mean they do not have to look stylish. The Improvement Center website has a feature column published last October 24, 2014 that details how homeowners can remodel their kitchens to look more fabulous without breaking their budget. Some of the suggestions made by the column include:
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Hollow-core doors might be inexpensive and serviceable enough, but homeowners should reconsider choosing them if they want a door that will last them for life. Solid core doors will not suffer from the shortcomings outlined by the article above, and can even give a home a genuine and warm appearance. Homeowners and their contractors should consult with a reliable Long Island building supply company such as Contractor Express if they want sturdy doors in their houses. There are several types of solid core doors that homeowners can choose to outfit their homes with. Doors with particle cores have pressed wood fibers in their center, while those with stave lumber cores are composed of small wooden blocks. There are also doors that sport mineral-based cores that use materials such as gypsum in order to create a fire-resistant access.
Friday, November 21, 2014
With a 78% return on investment, building a deck is one of the most cost-efficient home renovation projects out there. Not surprisingly, Long Island decking contractors have seen an influx of clients wanting to turn their sparse backyards into usable extensions of their living spaces. Like fashion, though, home improvements also have their fair share of trends. According to DeckMagazine.com, composite material is fast becoming the go-to option for homeowners. An interview conducted by Andrew Wormer with prominent figures in the industry revealed as much:
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Proper planning is required when you talk about remodeling your kitchen. Just like any other room in your house, a kitchen serves a particular purpose; namely, a place where you prepare food for your friends and family. As such, your kitchen should be designed in such a way that it maximizes its function while giving users a smooth experience. With that in mind, here are a couple of tips to take note of:
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Almost everyone has envisioned as a child what his or her dream house would look like. Owning a house costs a lot; it’s one of the biggest investments you will ever make in your lifetime, if you decide at all that home ownership is for you. Add in the renovations or remodeling costs that will be made through the years of ownership, you’ll see why it’s important to plan your project even before the renovations begin.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The doors inside your home are just as important as the doors outside it. You may think getting a hollow-core door should be enough, as it is expensive and fulfills its purpose well, but there’s something to be said about durability. That’s why you should consider solid core doors; aside from lasting a lifetime, they can also grant a home a warm and genuine appearance. Homeowners who want their houses to project this kind of atmosphere should consult a reliable Long Island building supply company such as Contractor Express to help them make it possible.