Archive for the ‘Kitchen Remodeling’ Category

Installing a Saddle Valve for Humidifier or Ice Maker

I just received a call from a relative who just turned on the water supply to the humidifier and it was now leaking. After a couple questions, followed by a suggestion the problem was remedied in a few minutes. This phone call got me to thinking about those troublesome saddle valves that supply water to so many humidifiers and ice makers.

6 Must Haves for Move Up Home Buyers

As a move-up home buyer you have had time to figure out your lifestyle. What works for you and your family and what doesn’t. Here are 6 tips to help you select that new home for you and your family that will make life more enjoyable. Technology: USB wall outlets, WiFi friendliness, Bluetooth addressable security […]

What Insurance Should Contractors Have?

  All contractors are required to have some kind of insurance to comply with local, state, and national laws. Insurance also protects contractors and their businesses from liability, while also helping employees who suffer through an accident. However, many contractors will feel overwhelmed while trying to navigate the intimidating, complicated world of insurance. Here, we […]

Before You Hire A Contractor, Do These 10 things

Top 10 things to do and decisions to make before you hire any contractor. aka, Eliminating as much stress as possible

Serious About Home Repair? This New Book Will Give You A Surefire Way To Save Time And Money

These questions and more just like them have puzzled remodelers and DIYers for ages. Author John Knoelk aka “Contractor John”doesn’t believe these questions should stop you from undertaking your project, or completing it in a professional manner.

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 5 Creative Tips

All major remodeling projects and some minor remodeling projects are complex, and a kitchen remodel leads the way. The kitchen is the most often remodeled room in your home and the most expensive to remodel.

2015 Cost vs Value Report

Here you will find all types of remodeling projects, the cost of, the scope of, and the amount of money you can expect to recover or get back when you sell.

Discover How You Can Quickly and Easily Save Time and Money Without Home Remodeling Nightmares

Enter The Dimension Bible for Remodelers and DIYers . You could say this book took me 40 years to write, since it is a collection of information I have gleaned over that period of time. Sure some of the book is accepted practice in the remodeling industry but much of it is drawn from my personal experiences.

Glass Interior Doors, Dress It Up

I have installed them as a kitchen pantry door and a master bathroom door.

Kitchen Remodeling; The Probing Questions

Taking the process one step further would be to include energy saving “Green” materials and equipment. For instance, you could use Energy Star appliances. All the lighting, should at a minimum, use CFL bulbs, but I would prefer using LED bulbs. A note on using LED lighting; LED type bulbs project a more directional light and will require well thought out placement to insure you have sufficient light where it is needed.

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