Home Remodeling News: National Remodeling to Pick Up in 2014

Home Remodeling NewsGrowth in any industry is positive. However, based on a recent report submitted by Harvard Universities Joint Center for Housing Studies through their Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity report, the home improvement segment is predicted to show significant gains as the New Year begins. Even more impressive, according to current home remodeling news, is that this growth in new home improvement projects is based on accelerated growth seen in the final quarter of 2013 – a time period often associated with reduced remodeling projects. Read more

Green Home Remodeling Gaining Traction in Scottsdale For 2014

Green Home Remodeling ScottsdaleTrends in the marketplace often come and go. But as 2014 begins, green home remodeling is showing signs of expansion. And for home owners in Scottsdale, AZ making the decision to ‘go green’ with all of their home remodeling projects can save time, money, natural resources and spark some creative juices to use eco-friendly materials and procedures to enhance the overall look and feel of their homes.

Three Steps To Complete Your Green Home Remodeling Project

Here are a few things to consider that will make any green home remodeling project easier to achieve this year. Read more

Commercial Tenant Improvements vs. Moving: Which is Best?

Commercial Tenant ImprovementsWhen business is good, growth is inevitable. And believe it or not, finding productive ways to expand your business operations is a good problem to have. However, when any company is in the process of expanding their capabilities, one of the biggest hurdles that occur is making the decision to expand their current workspace through commercial tenant improvements or picking up and moving to larger and more adequate operating facility.

Improving Or Moving: What Are The Benefits?

There are benefits to both including: Read more

What A Multifamily Construction Company Can Bring To Your Job Site

Multifamily Construction CompanyOne of the best attributes any successful company can have is flexibility to work through multiple platforms. And in the construction industry, the unique ability for a general contractor to have the skill-set and experience to work on several types of buildings with a multifamily construction company; from apartment complexes to condo’s not only shows flexibility – it also provides construction sites with several ancillary benefits that all equate to getting the job done right, safely, on time and on budget.

Construction workers are a dime a dozen. But finding a qualified and diverse general contractor that has experience in working several different jobsites is a luxury that any project manager would love to have. Case in point; when most new car shoppers make the decision on what type of vehicle to purchase, they often are gravitated to trustworthy brands like Ford, Nissan, Toyota and Chevrolet – companies who have proven to produce quality in multiple consumer segments; from trucks to SUV’s and small compact cars. The same analogy can and often does apply to finding the right general contractor; those who have proven themselves to produce quality results in multiple situations are always more reliable. Read more

Important Tips For A Successful Kitchen Fire Restoration

kitchen fire restorationIt is estimated that 58% of all house fires begin in the kitchen. If you’re one of those fortunate individuals who are lucky enough to contain the fire to only the kitchen area, the process of completing kitchen fire restoration is much easier. However, there are a few important areas that need to be paid close attention to in order to be fully repaired – and completed by a professional fire restoration expert.

How To Pick Up The Pieces After A Kitchen Fire

Consider the following when planning any kitchen fire restoration project: Read more

How To Create A Custom Home Checklist That Suits Your Needs

custom home checklistBuilding a custom home is the dream of most Americans. Whether it’s the thought of being involved in every aspect of the design and build process or the joy that comes with building a home built precisely to your exact wants, desires and needs, building a custom home can be an exhilarating experience. And if you’re considering the custom home route, a great first step is to create a custom home checklist that will make the entire process smooth, affordable and ensure you get exactly what you want included in your dream home. Read more

Holiday Fire Safety Tips To Keep Your Family Protected

holiday fire safety tipsAs the holiday season approaches the risk and potential for fire damage occurring inside homes in Arizona becomes much higher. The sad truth is that during a season that is supposed to be filled with happiness, joy and time with family and friends, most preventable household fires happen. And believe it or not, there are a few simple holiday fire safety tips you can engage that will keep your home and family as safe as possible.

3 Critical Holiday Safety Tips

Tip #1 – Install Smoke Alarms on Every Level inside Your Home

Did you know that nearly 65% of deaths that occur as a result of a home fire are caused because the home occupants had no warning? It’s true – according to the American Red Cross, it is estimated that simply installing smoke alarms on every level of a house, and making sure they work by changing out batteries and testing them frequently, could prevent more than half of the home fire fatalities. Read more

How to Winterize A Home: Checklist For Your Scottsdale Home

home to winterize a home scottsdaleAs the temperatures begin to fall, many Arizona residents are actually relieved that the hot days of summer have vanished – at least for a few months. But, the truth remains that it can get down-right cold during a winter in the desert. And in order to prepare for the colder winter nights many Scottsdale residents will take preventive steps to learn how to winterize a home affordably – yet ensure safety and energy efficiency as well. Read more

Most Popular Scottsdale Kitchen Remodeling Trends For 2014

scottsdale kitchen remodelsThe days of simply repainting your kitchen and calling it good are long gone. Today’s smart and stylish home owner takes kitchen remodeling projects very seriously – and rightfully so. The kitchen has morphed into more than just a place to cook your meals. And this is evident when you look at some of the Scottsdale kitchen remodeling trends starting to show up in homes across the Valley of the Sun.

4 Kitchen Ideas Trending In 2014

To give you an idea of what’s “HOT’ these days, read about the four most popular kitchen remodeling trends that are gaining traction in the greater Scottsdale area. Read more

3 Common Water Leaks In Homes And How You Can Troubleshoot

water leaks in homesThe sound of a leaking faucet, the frustration that comes with a clogged toilet or that irritating water found near your washing machine can create stress for any home owner. In fact, it is estimated that most water leaks in homes can cost thousands of dollars in damage to the home – not to mention the additional cost of wasted water. It’s due to these facts that many home owners in the greater Phoenix area pull their hair out trying to find realistic tips on how to troubleshoot common water leaks.

Tips About The Most Most Common Home Water Leaks

Leaking Water From Washing Machines

Have you ever put in a load of laundry only to discover water underneath the washing machine? Although many home owners might believe that it’s common for a washing machine to have some leaks, the facts tell a different story. In fact, any leaks coming from a washing machine can lead to significant floor damage and even cause potential fire danger or electrocution when water and electrical components mingle.

Here are a few things you can do to fix a leak once you’ve notice one inside your laundry room: Read more