Importance of Temporary Door, Jamb, and Threshold Protection During Construction and Remodeling

The front entryway including the door, jambs, and threshold is the focal point of your client’s home. It sets the tone and expectation for the rest of the home, and it can add or detract curb appeal. Entryways have been important dating as far back to the Greeks. According to Jesse Nevins of Coastal Carolina University, “To ancient Greeks doors were considered sacred and surrounded with superstition. So much so that doors and the comprising parts had their own deities. For the Greeks a door was not simply a way to enter a building , but a holy place itself worthy of the highest respect.”

Keeping doors, jambs and thresholds looking great while a home is under construction or remodeling is important, and is now easier than ever. During construction, contractors will pass through the doorway with materials and equipment needed for the construction project. Each pass risks scratching or clinking the home entryway. Temporary protection should be in place prior to the start of construction and should include protection for all the aspects of the entryway.

Doors can be protected with temporary cardboard door protectors available from a variety of manufacturers. Several protectors are not only made from recycled cardboard, but can be reused and recycled entirely again, making these protectors truly green. The first protector to market and most popular is DoorGuard. It is a truly green product that uses recycled cardboard for the door protection with natural rubber bands for attachment. Another popular protector is the 1-2-3 … Read More

How to Get Started on Your Home Remodeling Project

Home renovations are quite an undertaking, regardless if you are simply adding tile flooring to your Austin home, or want to bring your entire fixer-upper into the 21st Century. As long as you keep your main goals in mind, and stick to your budget, you should be able to reach your objectives without too many gray hairs.

Start by creating a design for your each individual room.

– Kitchen: What kind of cabinetry do you like for your kitchen remodeling in Austin? Do you want an island, stainless steel appliances, and granite, heat-resistant counter tops? Bathroom: For your bathroom remodeling in Austin, think about which comforts you want. Do you like a bathtub, or a modern shower? Does that include a shower enclosure?

– Bedrooms – Do they need enlarged? What kind of windows would be most energy efficient?

– Hallway – Hallway mirrors in Austin can add to the decor, but also help to reflect the natural light that is brought into the home. How many mirrors do you need? Where should they be installed?

Think about every room that you want to upgrade, but do it one by one. Once you are completely finished with your kitchen remodeling plans, move onto your bathroom remodeling. Do not forget to make that important decision about your shower enclosure in Austin, before starting to look at your tile flooring. Austin building suppliers have a wide selection to choose from so you are bound to find some designs that will fit nicely … Read More

Trust Your Builder, Your Best Interest Is Their Goal

It is commonplace for clients to ask their builder to use a trade contractor with whom they have an established relationship, and to allow that trade contractor to purchase his or her own materials, supplies, and surface protection. Homeowners commonly do this to establish an apparent environment of accountability and trust. However, this is oft a determination to the building process. Builders purchase from their suppliers and select subcontractors based upon positive lessons learned through prior experience, as a builder’s reputation is vital to maintaining ongoing success. Allowing the builder to use familiar subcontractors and suppliers is in the best interest of the homeowner.

Purchasing from Experienced and Reliable Suppliers

Allowing a builder to purchase from previously tried and tested suppliers provides assurance that all products are reliable, consistent, dependable, and poses no threat of damage to a client’s home. Builders use established suppliers precisely because they can stand behind the reliability and dependability of the purchased products, and because they truly feel that using these products is in the best interests of the homeowner. What good is protecting a newly installed carpet with cut-rate temporary carpet film when it leaves a residue on the new carpet. The extra cost spent cleaning the carpet is significantly more than the price savings of five or ten dollars.

In an effort to save on material costs, homeowners will frequently look online and look towards multiple suppliers to provide necessary fixtures for their homes. People are frequently unaware of the intricacies and the … Read More