Posted on May 6, 2020 by iwano@_84
The front entryway including the door, jambs, and threshold is the focal point of your client’s home. It sets the tone and expectation for the rest of the home, and it can add or detract curb appeal. Entryways have been important dating as far back to the Greeks. According to Jesse Nevins of Coastal Carolina University, “To ancient Greeks doors were considered sacred and surrounded with superstition. So much so that doors and the comprising parts had their own deities. For the Greeks a door was not simply a way to enter a building, but a holy place itself worthy of the highest respect.”
Keeping doors, jambs and thresholds looking great while a home is under construction or remodeling is important, and is now easier than ever. During construction, contractors will pass through the doorway with materials and equipment needed for the construction project. Each pass risks scratching or denting … Read More
Posted on May 5, 2020 by iwano@_84
Choosing a countertop is one of the biggest decisions that homeowners make during a remodel. Countertops are very noticeable and leave a huge first impression. They are an integral part of the design aesthetic and design language of a kitchen, and they’re also one of the most heavily used parts of a kitchen. In short, having a perfect countertop is a vital component of any kitchen or bathroom remodel.
Aside from being important to the design and functionality of a kitchen, new countertops can be extremely expensive. Granite countertops typically cost at least $50/sqft, before installation cost is even factored in. Quartz countertops are now a popular choice for remodels, and they are even more expensive, typically costing $75/sqft. With so much design and practical financial importance on the line, protecting countertops during construction and remodel work with surface protection is an easy decision to make.
During construction, it is … Read More
Posted on May 4, 2020 by iwano@_84
Although the construction industry was severely damaged by the Great Recession, there is one particular area where business is growing; hospital construction and renovation. Due to the increase demand for healthcare services by aging baby boomers, hospital construction and renovation projects have increased dramatically in the past ten years and will continue to grow in the future. According to McGraw-Hill Construction Research and Analytics, health care construction has increased six percent during 2011, outperforming the overall non-residential construction market. Although undertaking a hospital renovation project can be highly lucrative, there are many important rules and regulations that require full compliance by the contractor. Failure to meet these regulations could result in lawsuits or even worse, in the deaths of hospital patients. To avoid calamity, there are several extremely important things to know upon beginning renovation.
First and foremost, builders must meticulously contain dust disturbed by renovation activities. Allowing airborne particulates … Read More