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Jan 15
2013

Raise the Bridge or Lower the River?


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: value, select contractor, renovation, remodeling, floors, design, contractors, Accessibility

Mason:

We are interviewing contractors for a remodel to our home which we want to make handicap accessible.   Our living room is two steps up from the rest of the house.  Is it possible to have it lowered?

Linda

 

Dear Linda:

 Thank you for your question.  The EASY answer is always YES!  I believe that anyone can do anything, given enough time, money and expertise.  I assume your question really means "is this reasonably achievable?"

The answer to the latter interpretation of your inquiry,

Aug 29
2012

Remodeling to Sell?


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: value, resale value, renovation, remodeling, bathrooms
I want to sell my house. All the rooms but one
Aug 20
2012

How Much??


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: windows, value, resale value, remodeling, handyman

Hello,

Can you provide me an idea of how much I

Jun 20
2009

Looking for Love? REMODEL!!


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: value, renovation, remodeling
I just HAD to pass this one along to our readers. Of course, you come to this weblog for tips on how to get lucky, right (hands, please)? Well, the latest advisor to the lovelorn is - who else - Kilz products (that's right, those folks that make the stain-blocking primer we're all so very fond-of). According to the latest Kilz Roller Report: - 85% of women would prefer a $5,000 room remodel over a new pair of diamond earrings - 63% of women consider home decor to be a key indicator of a man's personality and maturity - over half of men consider home improvement to be
May 05
2009

Let's Not Say Cheap; Rather...


Posted by C. Mason Hearn | Tags: value, renovation, remodeling, millwork, design

 In this economy, many of our remodeling-happy customers have a renewed interest in cost-sensitive improvements.  As usual, we ALL want to achieve the greatest impact; the most WOW factor for our investment.

Regardless the economic situation, some folks just cannot leave things alone, around their homes.  We refer to them as serial remodelers.  Bless their souls!

I'll be posting a series of great ideas along these lines in upcoming pieces.  Let's not think "cheap" (heaven forbid)....  Good design and creative / innovative use of durable materials is often the key to creating greater utility,

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