A recent survey from the American Institute of Architects (AMA) of over 500 residential architecture firms found that an increasing number of American homeowners are electing to renovate their homes rather than find newer, bigger places to live. Since 2010, the number of homeowners making additions to their homes steadily rose from 3 percent to 26 percent.
Walk into a newly built or remodeled home today, and you’ll likely agree that wood floors are making a strong comeback–in family and living rooms, kitchens and even bedrooms. And much like tile flooring discussed in a previous post, today’s wood and wood-look flooring options are nearly endless.
Now that we’ve survived another Minnesota winter and spring is just around the corner, it’s time to consider spring maintenance for your home. While regular upkeep can seem like a hassle at the time, it can help avoid the cost of major repairs—particularly in historic homes. Here’s a checklist to get you started:
You may be frustrated (or at the very least confused) by the allowances referenced in your remodeling proposal. And while the horror stories about how and why contractors include them can unfortunately be true, there are also legitimate reasons for their use.