Knowing the Facts on Different Countertop Materials
Jun13

Knowing the Facts on Different Countertop Materials

Content provided by GK’s Custom Polishing Natural stone countertops have become increasingly popular over the years due to their elegance and durability. Although marble and granite are by far the most popular, quartzite (natural stone) and quartz (man-made material) have been increasing in popularity. Since each type of countertop material is made up of different minerals, each type also has different maintenance requirements....

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Aluminum Wiring Facts from King Contracting
Jun12

Aluminum Wiring Facts from King Contracting

Content provided by King Contracting Why Aluminum Wiring was Installed in Homes From 1965 through 1972 copper was in short supply and was very expensive, mostly because copper was being used for ballistics by the military for use in the Vietnam War. Production could not keep up with demand, so builders turned to aluminum wiring during that period. The Problem in Residential Home Installations Very little information was disseminated...

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A Home Elevator can be an Uplifting Experience
May31

A Home Elevator can be an Uplifting Experience

All photos courtesy of Residential Elevators If navigating your multi-level home has become an issue or may be one in the future, perhaps adding an elevator or a lift is the solution. Chuck Dawson, president of Silver Palm Custom Homes and Remodeling, says he and his team of Universal Design Certified Professionals frequently are asked about the potential for this in homes in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. If you have the opportunity...

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Window Replacement 101: Getting Started
May25

Window Replacement 101: Getting Started

Content provided by Gunton Corporation – Pella Windows and Doors If you’re thinking about replacing one or many windows in your home, start here. Consider this your guide to the window replacement process. Assessing your current windows Many homeowners replace their windows simply for aesthetic reasons — maybe to update the style of their home or increase curb appeal. Those are valid reasons. Your home should match your tastes....

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3 Tips for Picking the Right Mix of Window Styles
May06

3 Tips for Picking the Right Mix of Window Styles

Content provided by Gunton Corporation-Pella Windows & Doors In many homes, the majority of windows are all the same style. This can lead homeowners to think that window styles should be the same all throughout the home. But different types of windows have different uses. Unless you had your home custom-built or have already been through a home window replacement, chances are you were not able to select your window type. Those...

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The Effects of Unlicensed Construction and Remodeling
Apr12

The Effects of Unlicensed Construction and Remodeling

  Content provided by King Contracting For most people home ownership is one of the largest investments of their lifetime. So why would a person put that investment at risk by hiring unlicensed individuals to perform work on it? Here are some ways unlicensed remodeling and construction activities affect homeowners and the community. Homeowners Work not properly completed because unlicensed and uninsured individuals cannot pull...

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