Remodeling the Russell Sunroom

July 6, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment
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First try and find out for what you want from the remodeled sunroom in your Russell home. If you provide a vague idea of what you want then it will be easier for the designer to help you out. It is not at all necessary to assist interior designers as they would certainly feel disappointed if you knew everything about remodeling and designing the sunroom. But if you provide your requirements they will understand your needs better.

Talk to the interior designer in detail:

Russell Sunroom Designers want their clients to take the maximum advantage of their creativity and that’s how they make their living. Talk to the designer in detail and also lend a listening ear to the suggestions they have for you. Keep asking questions so that both you as well as the designer know what exactly is required while remodeling the sunroom. He should know what exactly you want from the sunroom. Once he is clear, he will suggest you ideas and you can accordingly ask for modifications in the plan if any.

Set aside your budget:

Have an idea on how you want to remodel the sunroom. If you are not clear on what you want it may be difficult to engage a Russell interior designer. Different types of work are involved in remodeling sunrooms. There could be setting up new windows and archways, carpentry work or changing the overall appearance of the room. Furniture may require new upholstery and new things to fit in the new décor after you have remodeled the sunroom. The entire remodeling exercise involves a lot of additional cost, so it is important to set aside a reasonable budget.

Basic sunroom remodeling will ensure you make the entire remodeling exercise a fruitful one. The Russell remodeling contractor will provide you with a plan, which you can check and see before the remodeling exercise. Surely, you will have remodeled sunroom which blends well with the rest of the rooms in your home. Following a realistic budget and clarifying your needs before remodeling the sunroom takes place, will help greatly while remodeling the sunroom.

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Massachusetts Bathroom Remodeling – Incorporate Going Green Elements

February 10, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment
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As you are setting up your bathroom remodeling plan, it is wise to incorporate going green elements as much as you can.

We are a wasteful society and have developed the attitude of ‘there is more where that came from’, unlike past generations who tended to be more frugal and eke every vestige of usefulness before throwing anything out.

In relation to our bathroom remodeling plan, we might endeavor to re-purpose whatever we can and still get a pleasant result, while adding in some new going green factors.

So what can we re-purpose?

When remodeling a bath, it is probably wise to replace the toilet if it has any age on it, due to water inefficiency. This will save you money down the road, since the newer toilets require less water per flush. These have greatly improved over time and some research will turn up those that will give you the most flush for the water spent, and lower your water bill as a benefit.

In most cases, the vanity top needs replacing since it gets a lot of use, but the base unit could possibly be salvaged with  some sanding and prep and either a fresh coat of stain or paint. I favor stain, as I think it holds up better especially in a household with children.

A bathtub in good condition can be given a fresh look by installing new shower doors, or a new surround. This also saves the pain of major demolition and the expense of removal, as well as the landfill issue.

Faucets and showerheads are now available in endless supply, finish, and with a variety of features including lower water usage. This again will save both on the water bill and the energy bill for heating more water to fuel them.

Light fixtures should be purchased with energy saving in mind. Now, this is a serious and imminent issue. Be prepared to buy light fixtures and fittings for your bathroom remodeling project that accommodate the (CFL) or compact fluorescent light.

Why do I say this? Because the incandescent bulb will soon be a thing of the past. There is some dispute over just when this will take effect in the US, but be assured it will be soon. Australia and some European countries already have the ban in place, and retailers are selling their existing stock like hotcakes, but cannot purchase more.

We can either convert now, and have proper fixtures in place, or be forced to make the change in the near future.

Each of these suggestions contribute to the going green movement in one way or another. And, if you are resisting the movement toward green efforts, then comfort yourself by knowing that each of these tips will save you money, and we can all use some help in that area in these lagging economic times.