What Is My Project Going To Cost?

Bawden’s Ballparks Here are a general range of the budgets to give you a realistic idea of what your project might cost. This will help you determine if the project is feasible, and if your budget is realistic. Costs assume a professional contractor with construction certifications & proper insurance is doing the work. Every home […]

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How Long Should It Last

How much do you know about the Life Expectancy of your home’s components? Appliances: # of Years 1. Electric Range 17 10 20 15 2. Gas Range 15 17 19 22 3. Refrigerator 15 17 18 12 4. Microwave Oven 5 7 9 11 5. Disposal 7 10 11 13 6. Dishwasher 10 8 12 […]

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Safety Checklist

The Home Safety Guru’s® Safety Checklist NOTE: This questionnaire is set up so that “Yes” or “N/A”responses means that the item has been complete or does not apply. “No” responses indicate the areas in the home that need to be addressed, whether by removing items, installing various child or home safety items, or by taking […]

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What Is “Aging In Place Remodeling”, Anyway?

Name one thing you’ve been doing since you were born. I’ve got one: getting older! In response to the huge wave of Baby Boomers starting to retire, all sorts of products and services are popping up catering to the 50-and-over crowd. However, none of them hits as close to home as the nationally acclaimed “CAPS […]

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Why Should Remodelers Care?

Aging in Place Design, Universal Design, Green Remodeling – my head hurts! Old-school contractors like me have had a lot coming at them the last 10 years. These new “design approaches” challenge us to re-think the way we have always done things and how advise our clients. No one really likes change so we tend […]

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