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Laminate or Hardwood? Here is the Truth

By |October 3rd, 2012|General Improvment, Tools and Reviews|

One of the most common questions that I am asked when friends are renovating is "Should I use laminate or hardwood?". The answer to this question depends on a few of factors. Location: Primary residence or rental Keep hardwood out of your rental unless you get a screaming deal, don't mind a finish that gets [...]

Should I Hire a Licensed Contractor or is an Unlicensed Contractor OK?

By |September 4th, 2012|General Improvment|

The benefits of hiring a licensed home contractor definitely out risk the benefits of hiring a unlicensed contractor. Whether a homeowner has plans for kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, or any general home project work, a licensed home contractor should be used no matter the size of the project. As an NC registered contractor I know [...]

Renovation Art

By |March 26th, 2012|General Improvment|

To each his own. My brother-in-law once suggested that there is art in some of the photos that we take during a renovation process.  I don't necessarily see it, but I am sure that some will.  The pictures are generally taken to document the work, wiring, plumbing, framing, and other issues that we might need [...]