How To’s for Advanced CAPS

Once thought of only as a feature in the home of a wheelchair user, curbless or “walk-in” showers are a hot item in new construction and remodels for people of all ages.   If the shower is large enough to dispense with a shower door altogether, that is even sexier.  These are an easy sell, and […]

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Favorite Universal Design Features

Article written by Jim Cory about Dan Bawden Dan Bawden, owner of Legal Eagle Contractors, in Houston, and one of the earliest CAPS-certified remodelers, lists his favorite universal design features. Lever handles for plumbing fixtures and door hardware. Light switches and thermostats lowered to 48 inches off the finish floor; outlets raised to 18 inches off the finished […]

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Reasons to Remodel… or Not

Are you thinking about remodeling your home? There are good reasons, and bad reasons to make this important choice. The following list will review some of these. Good Reasons As an investment in the quality of your life; updating for your enjoyment. Come home to something you created, making your home yours , reflecting your […]

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How To Pay Your Contractor

Mrs. Helen Johnson thought that she had done everything right. She found a contractor’s name through a neighbor that seemed to be very satisfied with his work. She hired him to do a kitchen and bathroom remodel in her home, assuming all would go well. His price was really good. At $40,000.00 it was $12,000 […]

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Are You Getting An Estimate, A Quote, Or A Bid?

One of the big challenges for remodeling contractors working with homeowners is that they almost never have the project completely detailed out in terms of fixtures and finishes. These can make a great deal of difference in the actual cost of the project. If you are a typical homeowner you have solicited “bids” from contractors. […]

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