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Topic: Interior renovation

Oct 15, 2017
Oct 16, 2017

We are not a fan of wood behind the range or cooktop unless it is electric maybe even induction.

Mar 16, 2017
May 9, 2017

Always be sure to ask the contractor for current references from recently completed projects. This ensures that his current employees and subs are providing the quality workmanship that you deserve.

Mar 16, 2017

Any honest contractor will provide you with copies of their State Licenses and Insurance so you can verify them. If they don't ask - if they hesitate - RUN! 

Mar 16, 2017
Mar 21, 2017

When having anyone working in your home verify that they are insured. Ask for a current copy of thier insurance information. Once you have that call thier insurance agent and verify that the coverage is current. We have general liability, commercial auto and worker's comp. 

Mar 16, 2017
Mar 17, 2017

Hi Elizabeth,

That's a great question and an important one.  We provide very helpful information about this on our website, which lists a few steps to take and questions to ask when planning a remodel.  http://www.drdcon.com/steps-for-remodeling.html.  

Hope this helps!

Jan 30, 2017
Feb 1, 2017

As a basement finishing company we're seeing a lot of granite for wet bars, lighter colors. Bathrooms and tile are often favoring gray. Brushed nickel and steel are the most common hardware and fixtures. Clean,simple, easy to mix up with rustic or modern decor.

Jan 30, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

We're still seeing a lot of demand for granite and/or quartz countertops.  With the quartz, people are doing more subtle patterns and a lot of marble looks (white with light veining or similar).  Cabinets seem to be following a gray/neutral/white color palette, with lots of clean lines.  We're still seeing stainless steel and brushed nickel for appliances and hardware, however we saw quite a bit of matte brass and gold tones at KBIS this year.  That seems to be making a comeback, but I think that might still depend on your area.  I think oil-rubbed bronze is probably on its way out, unless you're doing a rustic look.  Hope that helps!    

Jul 9, 2016
Jul 31, 2016

You can also use Tapcon masonry screws.  Pre drill. Countersink if you want to hide screw heads with wood filler or Bondo. 

Jul 9, 2016

Todd Usher of Addison Homes PRO answered:

Jul 28, 2016

I would suggest construction adhesive which will attach the trim boards while also providing a capillary break between the block and the trim board so that moisture does not wick into the trim boards.  I would also suggest installing the trim boards at an angle to shed water away from the house.

Jun 2, 2016
Jul 25, 2016

yes I would be concerned about the egress issue (or the ways in which you can exit the home).  I would always check with the building department. 

Philip

HDR Remodeling

Berkeley Ca

Jun 2, 2016

Mike Goldberg of RestoreCore PRO answered:

Jul 21, 2016

You need to consult the local building and zoning department.  Changing means of egress may not be allowed or may require a permit.

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