Renovation Tips and Tricks

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Bathroom Lighting Done Right

Lighting sets the mood for the room, and in your bathroom you definitely want it done right.

His and her vanities – Bathrooms that include his-and-her vanities must be lit adequately and independently. Cylindrical, white pendant lights will ensure there is enough brightness for shaving or applying makeup.
Layering – The trick to making elegant pendant lighting work in a bathroom is layering. Put pendants on a dimmer to control light levels.
Fluorescent tube lighting – Building a mirror with plywood framing and tucking a fluorescent tube light behind is an easy and economical way to give a modern effect.
Modern, relaxing, or functional – the lighting just has to be right for you.

Tips to Surviving the Renovation Process

  • From time to time the excitement of renovations can turn into anxiety and discomfort as day-to-day routines and household patterns are disrupted. This is especially challenging for those of us with a preference for stability, organization, and predictability. When routines and patterns change, it’s natural to feel stressed and upset. You may even find yourself:

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Trends in Home Renovations

  • Current trends in home renovations include…

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Checklist For Energy-Efficient Renovations

  • Renovations are a great way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Discuss the following areas with your renovator:

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Pre-Construction Meeting

  • Items that should be discussed at the pre-construction meeting are:

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Adding Another Floor or Addition

  • Before building an addition, clearly identify the features you need and inspect the current structure and mechanical systems to be sure they can support the new addition.

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Starting a project before all the planning and preparation is complete is another big pitfall. It’s easy to get excited about ripping out your old kitchen cabinets, but it pays to plan first. Here are some tips:

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Keys to Managing Renovation Stress

  • Four keys to managing stress levels during your renovation.

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Preventing Delays

  • An experienced contractor should inform the homeowner on issues such as…

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Renovation Agreement

  • A good renovation agreement should include…

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