Q. Our company has been a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry for many years and we are often asked, “What does a NARI membership mean to me as a homeowner? A. The goal of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is to help homeowners find the right professional partner
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Avoiding Home Improvement Scams NARI’s Top Ten Signs a Contractor is Untrustworthy You can’t verify the name, address, telephone number or credentials of the remodeler. The salesperson tries to pressure you into signing a contract. The salesperson tells you a special price is available only if you sign the contract “today.” No references are furnished.
Below are questions that I and other NARI (National Association Remodeling Industry) members recommend you ask before signing a remodeling contract: How long have you been in business? Who will be assigned as project supervisor for the job? Who will be working on the project? Are they employees or subcontractors? Does your company carry workers
Q. We are thinking about replacing our deck off the back of our house, how does composite decking compare to wood? A. Different from pure plastic lumber, composite decking is a wood-based product. Plastic is added to improve its durability. In the creation of composite decking usually wood sawdust and plastic are heated and mixed
My husband and I are thinking about remodeling our kitchen, ideas to make it easier on our marriage?
The key to creating the least amount of stress on your marriage during a renovation is knowing what you’re getting into in advance. Also it definitely helps to throw in a hearty dose of flexibility, humor and patience along the way. Below Are Other Helpful Suggestions – Know Your Bottom Line Money is the primary
Preventing Falls Among Seniors As a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, many times over the years I have been asked what steps a senior can take to protect themselves from accidently falling in their homes. I’d like to take this opportunity to emphasize that falls are not just the result of getting older. Many falls can be
Q. Now that it’s summer-time, do you have any suggestions for keeping insects out and my home pest free? A. Here are some steps you can take now to help keep your home pest-free for years to come. Inside Your Home The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends a few things you can do inside
Q. How Do I Select A Contractor I Can Trust? A. During the warm weather, homeowners often make summer the time to do some home improvement projects. Whether you are looking to redo your kitchen and bath, or replace your home’s roof or built a deck, it is essential that you find a contractor that
BIG ideas for a Small Bathroom: 1. Think Functionality First Identify fixtures that may be taking up valuable space and ask yourself if these can be replaced with smaller fixtures or appliances. Get rid of unnecessary clutter so you can make the best use of your space. 2. Line Your Bath with Quality When purchasing
How do I go about choosing the best bathroom vanity top? If you’re looking for a bathroom countertop—usually called a vanity top—look for something that will stand up to water, soap, toothpaste, cosmetics, and alcohol- and acetone-based liquids. Most bathroom vanity tops are surfaced with one of the following materials. Granite and Marble Though marble