The Space Saver – Crown Moulding Shoe Shelves

One of the cooler ideas we’ve seen in a while. In the “less is more category” how great is this? Crown Molding Shoe Shelves- perfect space saver storage. 8′ base pine base molding and 8′ crown molding + white spray paint. Wood glue crown on to base molding, finish nail to hold in place while drying, spray paint, install w/ 2 screws onto wall studs

Technical Corner – Tips for the Balance System for Attic Ventilation® by Air Vent, Inc.

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Excerpt: A short explanation of attic venting by the experts, Air Vent, Inc., for proper attic venting and its importance. Proper roof venting is critical all over Hampton Roads from Yorktown to Virginia Beach to keep your shingles from baking in the harsh summer sun and the heat produced in our attics, as well as, preventing condensation and the mold that goes along with it in the winter time.    Tip 1. Don’t Short-Circuit Your Ventilation System. Never install more than one type of exhaust system. The stronger exhaust vent will pull from the other causing one vent to function as an intake vent…

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Pullout Shelves Under the Stairs

In the “coolest idea” category, how about this?   The idea is from a company in the UK, but our carpenters can do this onsite at your home! What would you use the extra space for?  Christmas Decorations? No more dragging stuff up to the attic?

 

Can you ever have “too much” storage area in your home?

Lead based paint can be a really serious problem! Know your facts!

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Excerpt: Just like the title says, know your facts!  Some homes in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News and Hampton are old enough to have lead based paint.  Even if you live in Yorktown or Virginia Beach doesn’t mean you are necessarily safe either if you are considering doing some remodeling, on the interior or exterior.  Hiring the right contractor to handle this situation if you do in fact have lead based paint on or in your home is essential.  Hiring the WRONG contractor could be a nightmare, it could even hurt you or your children or result in your home being condemned….

5 Ways to Get Your Yorktown Home Ready for the New Year

Another great blog post by Houzz.com about getting your homes ready for another new year.  For those of us from Virginia Beach to Yorktown to Chesapeake we should pay close attention to numbers 1 – 3 especially because of the potential for tropical weather; however, they are all good advice!

Get your home ready for the new year!

Vanessa Brunner – blog writer for Houzz.com  

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Kitchen

I highly recommend reading a blog post by Jamie Goldberg of Houzz.com.  They are full of great information and ideas for your next remodel project no matter if  you are in Virginia Beach or Yorktown and are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, kitchen, or even building a room addition! You need Houzz in your life! Here’s the link: New year’s resolution – for your kitchen!    

Hampton Roads Housing: The State of the Market

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Excerpt: HAPPY NEW YEAR – As I start this blog this year I want to talk about the previous years housing market in the Hampton Roads area.  2011 brought many challenges, foreclosures, short sales, and more of the same.  The housing market did move and started to show some activity.  What we found was there were three types of homes on the market: First there were the foreclosures and short sales (they were selling), second the reasonably priced homes that were in pristine condition (they were selling) and the third category was all others.  This included those sellers who were checking…

Spotlight on Local Business in Newport News: Jeannie Smith

After doing remodeling or roofing all day in Newport News, there’s only one person we trust to put US back together! Jeannie is board certified (NCTMB) Massage Therapist licensed to conduct massage therapy in the State of Virginia. We’re not talking about some “fluff & buff” massage here, folks!  Jeannie FIXES things! Visit her here: http://www.jeannieasmith.com/ She also is one of the coolest people you’ll ever meet, and we are big fans of cool people!

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling in Virginia Beach – Good, Fast, or Cheap: Choose 2

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Excerpt: When evaluating remodeling options, I am reminded that the graphic design industry feels the same way about their industry: I like to tell people this:  good, fast, or cheap – choose 2.  If it is good and cheap, it’s probably not going to be fast.  These contractors will have big back-logs of work.  They have a very economical product and a suitable quality of work, so everyone wants them to come to their house next.  These contractors will get things done the most economical way possible at the highest quality that is warranted; however, this will be done in their way…