Different House, Same Address: Whole House and Kitchen Remodel in Running Man Neighborhood, Yorktown VA

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Excerpt: Mark Lownik grew up in the the Running Man Neighborhood of York County.  After College, his career took him to Connecticut where he met Jennifer and they started a family.  In 2015, with his parents desiring to downsize, Mark found himself contemplating moving his family from New England back to the very neighborhood and to the very home that he had grown up in.   We were referred to them in a quite round about fashion by a friend of a former client that had since moved to Florida.  The circuitous route by which they found us proved to be a…

Estimating Siding in Carrollton, Windows in Norfolk, and Load Bearing Walls in Williamsburg

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Excerpt: Each week I go out to Joust Windmills! and by that I mean, meet with homeowners that have called and requested a free estimate for Home Improvements.  We are making a better world, one home at a time! Don Quixote by Picasso Hopefully, the homeowners I meet will see us as the best value for their hard earned money, select our firm to perform these services and in them we acquire a client, a raving fan, and a new friend! Sometimes my efforts are rewarded, sometimes I refer them to another firm that can serve them better, sometimes I…

Fire Restoration Project in Yorktown

This video is a slide show of the dramatic before and after pictures of a home that was ruined by the faulting electrical wiring of a hot tub on the deck.   Our team put it back together better than it was before.  

What Does a Kitchen Remodel on a Budget Look Like?

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Excerpt: I made this quick little slideshow to illustrate the before & after impact that a kitchen remodel can have, even when it’s done on a budget. Here are two kitchens we recently completed with reasonably economic lines of cabinetry, Level 1 granite countertops, vinyl flooring, and stainless steel sinks.  No walls were moved.  These are what we call a “pull & replace” kitchen in the remodeling business. I put together a video slide show of the images shown below that goes back and forth between before and after to give a different perspective: Click on any of the images below for a larger…

Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Newport News, Hidenwood Neighbood

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Excerpt: This is a kitchen we just finished in the Hidenwood neighborhood of Newport News, near Christopher Newport University and James River Country Club.   We absolutely loved this project and our clients!  If you’re interested in the complete list of everything we did on this project it is at the end of this article. In the meantime you can watch the video slideshow or scroll down for the larger versions of some of the pictures so that you can really see the detail in each image!     Our Scope of Work for this Kitchen Remodel Project:  Demolition Demolish remove…

A Letter to a College Classmate: Thoughts on Insurance Repairs

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Excerpt: Tim, I’m sorry I don’t work in your State, I would be more than happy to help you out with your recent “kitchen flood”.   Hopefully, I can answer some of your questions about the process you are going through from the perspective of a Professional Remodeling Contractor that has been involved in his share of insurance restorations over the years (Four Hurricanes to date, not to mention all the other things that “happen” to homes) Water Heater in Attic Failed – all materials that could not be dried were removed I’d like to start this discussion with a…

The Most Popular Kitchen Picture of the Month!

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page !   Our fans never hold back with their opinions on what they like, what they would do differently or which kitchen or bath they prefer.  We love hearing about it! This picture was the most popular we posted in the month of February. After a fair amount of research, we believe it was done by Greenview Homes in  Lincolnshire, Illinois. Can you guess why it was the favorite?  We think it’s because of the amazing unique perspective it was shot at!  It showcases this newly remodeled kitchen so…

Skylights in Kitchens

Today I was working with a remodeling client in Newport News on a kitchen design and we were looking for some ideas on how to use skylights in her kitchen. I put together this ideabook on Houzz to share with her. So, I thought I’d share it with you too! Click on the directional arrows at the bottom left of the viewer to move through the pictures. href=”http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29203091/thumbs/Kitchen-Skylights”>Kitchen Skylights

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