Websites to Explore the Cost of Remodeling

February 9, 2017 at 10:39 AM

Very few people become successful by just guessing how much things cost. So why make cost assumptions for your home remodeling project based on how much your friend paid? Take a look a few websites that can help you develop a realistic estimate of the cost of your new family room or home theater addition.

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Small Appliances Every Kitchen Should Have

February 4, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Small appliances are the unsung heroes of the kitchen. They don’t get the attention that your oven, dishwasher or refrigerator receives, yet you would probably be lost without them. If you’re about to begin a home remodeling project, you’ll want to make sure your kitchen includes storage for these key appliances.

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The Latest in Home Technology 2017

January 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Are you planning a home remodeling project in 2017? There’s no better time to add a few high-tech touches that will make your life easier and more comfortable than during the remodeling process. You’ll want to include one or more of these home technology products in your renovation plans.

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3 Ways HGTV Sets Unrealistic Budget Expectations for Design Build Remodeling

December 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM

It’s no surprise that most reality shows, home improvement and remodeling shows included, are scripted to some degree. If it’s not apparent by the bad acting, the unrealistically low budget gives away the fact that these shows are out of touch with the experiences of real homeowners. Take a look at three ways HGTV shows lead viewers astray.

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Old World Charm and Modern Luxury Come Together in This Wexford Home Theater Remodel

November 14, 2016 at 12:08 PM

When a family in Wexford decided that they wanted a home theater that was anything but ordinary, they turned to us to make their vision a reality. Since our customer is a successful commercial contractor himself, he knew that getting the little details just right was going to be the key to the success of this home remodeling project. Thanks to our extensive design-build experience, we had the tools, knowledge and expertise to create a home theater that combined old world elegance with modern technology.

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The Best Audio and Home Control Systems to Install During Your Remodel

November 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM
There’s no better time to install a state-of-the-art audio and home control systems than during a home remodel. Adding dimmer switches, automatic shades, speakers, sensors, cameras and other items is much easier when your home is already under construction. If you’re not sure which features to choose for your Fox Chapel or Squirrel Hill, PA, renovation, take a look at a few innovative systems and components our clients prefer. Read More >

Lawrenceville: Should You Remodel in This Up-and-Coming Neighborhood?

September 8, 2016 at 5:20 PM

For many years, Lawrenceville was one of the last places homeowners considered when shopping for a new home. The industrial area may have been one of the largest neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, but it didn’t appeal to upscale buyers.

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Kitchen Flooring Pros and Cons

August 27, 2016 at 4:30 AM

Flooring is often one of the last things homeowners think about when remodeling their kitchens. They’ve already spent considerable time evaluating cabinet, countertop and fixture choices, and they often feel a little overwhelmed at the prospect of yet another decision. Unfortunately, making a hasty choice can affect the look and comfort of your kitchen for years to come. Our list of kitchen flooring pros and cons provides all of the information you need to make your decision. 

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Finding a Contractor You Can Trust to Get the Job Done

August 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM


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.

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10 Things to Do Before You Renovate

August 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Are you considering a kitchen or bath remodel? Before you pick paint colors or choose your new kitchen appliances, make sure you’re ready for your home makeover by checking off these 10 items.

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