Summer is nearly at its end and many families are wrapping up a number of construction projects. From exterior work on roofs, windows, and siding after a storm, to the installation of stick on wood panels to create a craft space in an unfinished basement, there are many times when a project can add to either the beauty or the function of a space. In some cases, both are achieved. No matter the project, whether it is interior or exterior, big or small, one of the most important considerations is to make sure that you work with the best CONTRACTORS that are available.
- Cconstruction crews often vary in the number of people they bring on site, as well as the start and end times that they follow. Understanding ahead of time that the contractor you will be working with will show up at 6:30 am is important to know. On outside projects in the heat of the summer, in fact, there are many crews who want to start at sunrise so they can call it an early day before the real heat sets in.
- One recent statistic indicated that nearly 48% of home owners planned to decorate their homes in 2018, according to a Houzz survey. This means that nearly one of every two property owners will be looking for a contractor to make sure that they can get scheduled for upcoming work to their home.
- Nto everyone follows this advice, but interior designers recommend updating a the decor of a room every five to 10 years.
- The priority to working with a contractor is to know that you are hiring someone who has a reputation for completing their jobs, as well as standing behind the work that is completed.
- Rec rooms, craft areas, and even family rooms can benefit from the application of stick on wood panels, shiplap planks, and other engineered materials. All of these products provide a fast way to transform an entire space.
- A growing number of people are considering engineered products instead of traditional hardwoods harvest from nature. More than 52% of all hardwoods in North America are oak trees, and this is a product that can take years to regrow, so many people are looking at more sustainable home building products.
- Construction sites are increasingly providing a number of easy to maintain and renewable products, including peel and stick paneling, stick on wood panels, and other recently engineered products.
- The application of stick on wood panels may not require the help of a contractor, but any time you are approaching a project that requires electrical or plumbing, it is important to work with licensed professional.
- One research study shows that hardwood trees can take more than 20 years to reach maturity. For many consumers this is a fact that discourages them from considering these more traditional products.
- Research from a 2017 Interior Design Trends survey indicated that more than 33% of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette when redecorating their home.
- Studies continue to show that home remodeling is big business. In fact, the interior design industry generates $10 billion in revenues even year.
Many property owners like the option of using peel and stick wall panels to help freshen up the look of an older space in a home. And while these kinds of projects may be easy to tackle on your own, it is always important to look at licensed contractors when you are considering a more detailed project. Licensed plumbers, electricians, and other professionals can help you make sure that the work completed is up to code and the your home will maintain, or increase its value.
There are currently over 14 billion home posts on Pinterest, a category that has grown 75% since 2017. And while many of these posts look like something that you could take care of your own, looks are often deceiving. The most valued and highest quality work that is done on a home is typically supervised by a well respected contractor who hires professional crafts people like plumber and electricians.
For most of us, a home is the single largest investment we will ever make, so it is important to make additions and renovations that honor that initial investment.