You wouldn’t buy a new car sight unseen, but some homeowners choose home remodeling companies without seeing their work first. Professional photographs provide important information that will help you decide if a particular company is a good choice for you. Keep these things in mind when you review contractor photo galleries.Read More >
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You’ve probably heard plenty of stories from your friends and relatives about shady or inept contractors. You may even have personal experience with contractors who lied to you, used shoddy materials or just stopped showing up. Although most home renovation contractors are professional and reliable, those who aren’t make homeowners understandably leery of beginning a home remodeling project and trusting their contractors. Before you sign a contract, make sure you’ve thoroughly researched your contractor by completing these steps.
Interviewing home remodeling companies is probably the most important aspect of the renovation process. You’ll count on the renovation professionals you hire to perform quality work at a fair price. If you make the wrong choice, you’ll have to live with the results of your decision for years to come. Before you sign on the dotted line, ask contractors in Pittsburgh these questions to avoid a renovation disaster.Read More >
When you’re frustrated with a shortcoming or problem in your home, it may seem easier to sell and start over again, but home remodeling might actually be the better choice. In many cases, you can get the features you want without leaving home. If you’re trying to decide if home renovations in Shadyside make the most sense, or if it’s a better idea to pack up your bags and move to Mt. Lebanon or Sewickley Heights, consider these times when staying put is the best plan.Read More >
Pittsburgh is well known for its older housing stock and its unique, architecturally significant homes. Older homes are often more affordable, but frequently they need work to update them to today's standards and lifestyles. For example, older homes may need both indoor and outdoor changes, including siding, window and door replacement, roofing and structural alterations to change floor plans and make the most of the rooms in the property.Read More >
Should you build a new home or should you remodel your current one? The answer depends on what your ultimate goal is.Read More >
Remodeling projects can feel daunting, especially if you're tackling more than one room or making changes on a large scale. If you're a new to remodeling, it might be tempting to search for an architect before you start – but the truth is, you probably don't need one.Read More >
Founder Regis McQuaide presents our second “How to have a successful design-build remodeling project” workshop on Saturday, October 24th from 10 - 11:30 am at the Master Remodelers design studio location. Registration is limited to 20.
If you’re in the early stages of planning for a major remodel, the insights and information here will point you down the right path to a successful, painless remodeling project.Read More >
On Saturday April 25th Master Remodelers held it's first home remodeling workshop with 18 homeowners from around the region in the audience. Each came with a project in mind for 2015, along with questions to ask about it and the best way to approach remodeling.Read More >