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One way we ease our clients’ minds is by working with the best building materials on the market. In our “Backyard Bliss” project, we used AZEK trim and moulding to eliminate the worry of rotting, splitting, cracking, and even insect damage. With that in mind, our client can sit back, relax and breath easy.
Steve Gray … on fall maintenance
It is important to clean gutters and downspouts frequently throughout the fall to prevent buildup of leaves and other debris. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems, pest infestations, wet basements, foundation damage and many other expensive complications. Also, check to ensure water drains properly. Poor drainage can cause damage to foundations, driveways and walkways. Be sure water is not coming down behind gutters and that all support brackets are securely in place. If you haven’t checked them yet, be sure to do so before the worst of winter hits us.
Conceptual architect Gary Nance … on communicating ideas for your kitchen
Ask yourself lots of questions. What do you desire and need in your kitchen? How do you live in your kitchen? What are your cooking habits (or quick heating habits, as is the case for some)? Are you a Costco shopper or farmer’s market family? That requires different storage. Write it all down to share with a remodeler. The more we know the better we can design for your needs.
Ferguson’s Diana Dinges … on bathroom selections
Simplify bathroom selections: When making your plumbing selections, don’t get bogged down with all the details. Most bathrooms are set up so faucets are the main focal point. We recommend picking out your faucet first, and then letting a professional consultant find complementary selections. You make one decision; we fill in your entire bathroom. Easy!
Tremain Tile Marble and Granite owner Jesse Tremain … on granite countertop maintenance
Counters are sealed when they are installed. There is an easy test to figure out when tops need resealed after years of use. Sprinkle water onto the surface. Does it bead and ball up or does it absorb into the surface? If it dissipates into the surface, it is time to invest in resealing.
Indy Craft Kevin Kinder … on choosing paint
Pick your color family. Choose a complementary color palate from furniture, for example, for a favorable impact as opposed to matching the same color from the fabrics for the walls. Also consider art and other items on display in the room. Many times a neutral backdrop will highlight a piece. If a room is less decorated, choosing a bolder color can be used to make a statement.
ThermaTru… on choosing efficient doors for your home
Wood doors are beautiful, yes, but there are limitations to that beauty. The wood absorbs moisture; it can peel, bubble and bow. Wood doors usually require regular maintenance, too. The other option is a steel door, which can easily be dented and the paint can scratch. The third option is a fiberglass door, which provides the lowest maintenance. These doors have come a long way and there are many options that look like wood, but offer low maintenance and long-lasting look.
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