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5 Tips for a Successful Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is widely considered to be the heart of the home, and with an average cost of a kitchen remodel ranging between $45,000 to $60,000, it's easy to see why builders and contractors must approach this type of project with careful consideration. With optimal...

6 Signs That a Backyard Deck Needs to Be Replaced Rather Than Repaired

Many homeowners use backyard decks to define their outdoor space and provide an ideal location for entertaining, relaxing, or barbecuing. As a contractor or builder, you may construct many decks from scratch, but you also need to know how to approach an aging deck....

Benefits of Engineered Lumber

While engineered wood products are nothing new, they have continued to increase in popularity over the past couple of decades due to their exceptional strength, durability and reliability. If you've been considering using engineered lumber in your building projects,...

What to Consider When Replacing Countertops

When replacing countertops for a client, there are quite a few factors to consider that can have a significant impact on the finished product. After all, there are a wide variety of countertop materials, styles and colors to choose from, and along with differences in...

A Contractor’s Guide to Chair Rails

The chair rail lends a classic and even historic touch to a room. But this particular type of molding can also go wrong easily with incorrect placement, materials or installation. In this blog, we cover the basics of chair rails for the savvy contractor. Materials...

Eight Hot Trends for a Cabinet Remodel

Many of your customers own homes that came with preset kitchen cabinet configurations. They didn't get customization options the first time around. Now they've come to you wondering how they can make their kitchens special. Can they change their cabinet configuration?...

Is It Time for a New Exterior Door?

One of the many things that builders and contractors are often called upon to do is to help clients determine if it's time to consider replacing their exterior door. Below are some of the telltale signs that a new exterior door might be in order. 1. It's very...

Make a Statement with Molding and Trim

One of the most effective ways to elevate the beauty and character of a living space is to install stylish architectural details using custom molding and trim. Below are some tried-and-true molding and trimwork ideas that will help you make a visual statement that...

Choosing Wood for Millwork

As a building contractor, you know that it's the little details that make a home stand out. Among those little details include millwork like moldings, casings and baseboards. Although these features generally blend into the background of a home, they create an...

The Best Window Frame and Sash Materials to Use

Now more than ever, builders and contractors have a wide array of window frame and sash materials to choose from for their construction and renovation projects. Whether the goal is to create an eye-grabbing visual effect or you're just looking to replace worn units,...