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Residential

Top 8 Materials for a Master Bath Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
October 1st, 2019

Bathrooms need to be remodeled every few decades. If they're not kept up to date, the fixtures may become non-functional and the look of the room may become unappealing. When the time comes to sell your house or have guests, your newly remodeled bathroom will make your home stand out.

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Commercial

How Much Does it Cost to Renovate Your Restaurant Kitchen

By: Kevin Ahern
September 26th, 2019

Kitchen restaurant renovations boost productivity and improve the customer experience at your restaurant. Knowing the cost to renovate can help you decide if you can afford to make this kind of upgrade. If you need financing for your renovation, knowing about how much to expect the renovation to cost can help you with the loan application.

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Residential

Considering an In-Law Suite: What You Need to Know

By: Kevin Ahern
September 20th, 2019

The concept of aging in place has gained a lot of traction over the last few years, and perhaps because of that, in-law apartments have become more popular as well. Construction of an in-law apartment can be a cost-effective way to ensure that an elderly relative can live a safe but semi-independent life.

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Commercial

How to Complete an Office Remodel on a Budget

By: Kevin Ahern
September 17th, 2019

Offices need to be remodeled periodically in order to retain their functionality and beauty. Workers benefit from remodels because work places that look good and function right are more pleasant places to be compared to offices that are poorly maintained.

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Residential

How Home Design in 2019 is Different from 1919

By: Kevin Ahern
September 13th, 2019

Home designs are always changing, often in subtle ways. Materials improve, floor plans adjust, architectural styles take new and different forms. Many homeowners don’t realize how striking these differences can be until they compare very old homes to very new homes.

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Residential

The Best Wood Options for an Outdoor Deck

By: Kevin Ahern
September 3rd, 2019

So you want to build a deck. You've got a lot of choices to make before your deck can become a reality, and one of the most important decisions is: which type of wood to use? The durability and appearance of your deck is strongly affected by the materials you choose. Knowing the difference between decking types can help you decide which one is right for you.

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Commercial

How to Plan for a Successful Office Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
August 29th, 2019

Office remodels can be big projects requiring a lot of planning, careful budgeting and consultations with experts. It's uncommon for business owners and property owners to take on an office remodel more than once or twice, so many who decide to remodel their office are doing it for the first time. This makes it hard to know what to expect. Knowing how to plan and carry out a successful remodel can make the experience better overall.

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Best Overall Types of Kitchen Countertops in 2019

By: Kevin Ahern
August 23rd, 2019

Countertops come in many different colors, styles and even textures. The material you choose for your kitchen counters will affect many things about your kitchen. How you maintain your counters, the appearance of your kitchen, and even your personal satisfaction with the overall space will all be impacted by the countertop material you select.

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Commercial

Top 4 Exterior Materials for Commercial Buildings

By: Kevin Ahern
August 22nd, 2019

The siding material used to protect a commercial structure can have a big impact on its appearance and functionality. Some exterior materials for commercial buildings are almost entirely utilitarian, others have cosmetic appeal. The type of exterior that you choose for your commercial structure should depend on many factors, including the purpose of the building, who will use the building, where the building is located, and other factors. Budget is another important consideration.

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Residential

4 Common Problems in Construction Projects and How to Avoid Them

By: Kevin Ahern
July 24th, 2019

Residential construction projects are complex, so it's not unusual for problems to arise. Although every construction job is unique, the problems that can arise are not. As a homeowner, you can help prevent these issues.

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