A Guide to Kitchen Counter Materials

How to Avoid Countertop Confusion There are always lots of choices to make when you’re remodeling your kitchen ─  selecting appliance options, picking colors, and deciding on fixture styles and finishes. It can be fun making plans and imagining how it will look when it’s all done. For many of the decisions, you just need …

Color Trends for Your Home Remodeling Project

When you’re ready to do a remodeling project, there are a lot of decisions to be made. You’ll certainly have preferences for the layout and use of the newly remodeled space, and you can do research to compare appliances and fixtures, but what do you do when it comes to choosing colors? There are several …

Cork Flooring and Maintenance

Cork flooring is a resilient flooring option outside of the traditional wood or carpeting. Cork is a product of bark of a cork oak tree that is shed every 9-15 years and offers a beautiful alternative flooring option. Cork flooring can also be used under wood and carpet floors to add cushion or “give.” It …

Maintaining Stainless Steel

Stainless steel has been used for many different products over the years and more recently, it has been found in many homes throughout the world. Stainless steel appliances have become very popular for their strength and aesthetic. Stainless steel does not corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does making it ideal for …

Caring For Quartz Surfaces

Natural quartz is a very strong, resilient material making it perfect for countertops and flooring in homes and businesses. Quartz is an excellent surface for kitchen countertops, bathrooms and floors as it is extremely resistant to stains that are typically long-lasting such as those from wine, fruit juice, food coloring, nail polish remover, tea and …

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Remodeler

Here is a list of questions you might want to consider asking a prospective commercial contractor or NJ home remodeling company. Ask them all or select the ones you feel are most important to you. 1. Do they provide design/build services or just construction? 2. Do they do background check on all of their subs, …

Questions to Ask References

Here is a list of questions you might want to consider asking a prospective remodeler’s past clients. Ask them all or select the ones you feel are most important to you. 1. What was the nature of the project the remodeler did for them? 2. When was it done? 3. Was it their first time …

Selecting the Right Remodeling Company

Not all NJ home remodeling contractors are alike—some are highly qualified professionals, and some are not. Some are specialists and some are generalists. Carefully selecting a remodeler and home builder in NJ now can save you time, money, and trouble. Asking the right questions now can prevent unpleasant surprises in the future. Your remodeler will …

Priced for Problems

Unlike when purchasing mass-produced, brand-name products, which are identical to each other regardless of the price, comparing the prices of one remodeling firm to another is rarely the best indicator of the value you will receive. In fact, one industry observer has said many times that “remodeling horror stories often start with a great price.” …