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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
A Danger Lurks In Your Home Right Now… And How To Stop It.
What system in your home is most likely to cause serious damage if something goes wrong?Electrical?Plumbing?A/C? As a remodeling contractor with over 34 years’ experience, I can tell you the answer: It is your plumbing system. I get calls to fix water leak damage on a steady basis: fallen sheetrock and insulation, ruined wood floors& […]Read More