Success Profile for Jim Hicks in Hampton Roads Magazine

"I just want to see my smiling face on the cover of The Rolling Stone"

“I just want to see my smiling face on the cover of The Rolling Stone”  (click on image to enlarge)

How to Compare Your 3 Estimates: “Apples to Apples”

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Excerpt: It’s simple to compare apples to apples with some products. For example, the same Toyota Camry, identically configured at two competing dealerships is a safe bet to compare prices. The two vehicles were manufactured by the same people at the same plant in exactly the same manner and were possibly even delivered to the two competing dealerships on the same day by the same truck! But when you’re hiring a contractor to perform work on your house, it can be very different. Imagine if you purchased a car in the same way you must purchase contracting services. …

Kids Bathroom Ideas

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Kids bathroom ideas should be entertained if the children have a bathroom of their own.

Jim Hicks‘s insight:

Why not have fun?

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Top 7 Geeky Bathroom Designs

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Here is a collection of the top seven geeky bathroom designs we have been able to find the internet.(Geeky wc-pics http://t.co/9ert6ekOx4)

 

Jim Hicks‘s insight:
They might be geeky, but they’re not boring!

 

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10 of the Best Interior Design Boards to Follow on Pinterest | inspirationfeed.com

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Interior design is the one way you can make your house a home. Small elements like photographs and pictures, and bold statements like crazy carpets all help you make your home yours. Anything goes when it comes to sprucing up your home.

Jim Hicks‘s insight:

Here’s the list for all the Pinterest Interior Design Fans!

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How To Make Your Man Cave Awesome — Bestlaminate Flooring Blog

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Your Man Cave Can Be Awesome With a Big TV, Bar Area and Cozy Furniture (How does your Man Cave compare? http://t.co/4sJ10zEHUG #remodel)

Jim Hicks‘s insight:

The floor makes the room!

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When in doubt, Safety 1st when roofing in Virginia Beach!

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Excerpt: Is this OSHA approved?   It’s good to hear that the fellow hanging upside down by his ankles is still alive and well.  Sadly, I’ve seen more dangerous things done by roofing contractors here in the Virginia Beach area. This post authored by Jim Hicks. Jim Hicks Home Improvement serves Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth Contractor, Home Improvement, Remodels, Additions, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Shingle Roofs, Slate Roofs, Siding, Windows https://www.jimhicks.com 757-706-3110 Disclaimer: All images, unless otherwise noted, were taken from the Internet. In the event that there is a problem or error with copyrighted material, the break…

The Psychology of Color

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Excerpt: CertaPro Painters of Louisville, Kentucky have put together one of the best infographics on the use of color in the home that I’ve seen. For the original post on their site, click here: http://paintersoflouisville.com/the-psychology-of-color/ Click the image below for a larger view (in some browsers you will have to click it again to zoom in after the jump)   This of course reminded me of this graphic which reminds me that as a man, I should not be involved in color choices: Don’t let the guys pick the colors. They don’t know what they are talking about This post authored by Jim Hicks. Jim…

Should Flashing Be Replaced or Re-Used When Installing a New Roof?

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Excerpt: I knew comparing bids from different contractors was difficult for homeowners that don’t do it everyday, but I didn’t realize HOW frustrating it truly was until my grandmother in California sent me three estimates she had received from local roofing contractors and asked me to tell her which one she should go with.   This is what I do for a living and I couldn’t compare one to another as each contractor was recommending a different scope of work, different specifications and different products in each proposal.  (Have you ever felt frustrated comparing estimates? This article here: “How to compare…

Elegant Entryway Remodel with Dutch Door and Flanking and Transom Windows

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page reposting home remodeling pictures that we find and enjoying the feedback that our fans give us.  It’s always amazing to read the divergence of opinions on each picture! Most of our Facebook Fans are from our local area of Hampton Roads, VA – which is made up of the cities of Yorktown, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Portsmouth, but their opinions are hardly homogeneous! What’s really interesting is when we receive an overwhelming response, either positive or negative, on a home improvement or remodeling picture.   That’s when I enjoy sharing…