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    5 Ways To Bring More Light Into Your Home

    Ever found yourself having to switch on the lights during the day since certain parts of your home are too dark and dull? Perhaps, you need to work on ways to improve your home’s lighting. A dark home can appear lifeless and make you feel down especially in those cold winter months. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to brighten up a roo... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 14, 2017Comments (0)
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    7 Reasons Why You Should Install Your Hardwood Floor Before Cabinets

    When remodelling your kitchen, you can install hardwood flooring before or after the cabinets. Most contractors will advise you to install hardwood flooring first. There are several reasons for this.  1.     Flexibility When Changing Cabinet Footprint Cabinet styles change everyday and you may need to make several chan... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 08, 2017Comments (0)
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    Impress Clients and Land Jobs

    As the representative of your own business, your goal is to consistently impress clients. You’ve probably had to answer your fair share of questions from potential clients when trying to land a new job.  For many clients, giving up control is a hard thing to do. Although they may not be knowledgeable about the work or p... Read More

    by ApparatusTeam on November 07, 2017Comments (0)
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    9 Tips To Beef Up Insulation So Your Wall Can Support Cabinets

    During kitchen renovation, the insulation you use should not only be durable and air-tight, but it should also be strong enough to support your kitchen cabinets. Here are a few tips that will help you if you are remodelling a traditional 2x4 wall on the inside without touching the outside.   USE ¾ INCH PLYWOOD  A layer of pl... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on November 07, 2017Comments (0)
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    5 Trends to Watch in Commercial Building Design

    Every industry has trends that come and go throughout the years, and the commercial construction industry is no exception. While the importance of favoring tried-and-true building design has obvious benefits, keeping up to date with trends is equally important for the growth of your business. This is particularly true for commercial clients as t... Read More

    by lge77 on November 06, 2017Comments (0)
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    Choosing the Right Grade of Plywood

    Choosing the right plywood for your application can be a daunting task.  The price variations can be quite complicated, and what exactly are those letters on the label? Understanding what these letters mean as well as different purposes for each is crucial to choosing the right material.  Similarly, understanding the different fin... Read More

    by lge77 on November 06, 2017Comments (0)
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    7 Hard-Knock Truths To Building A Successful Contracting Business

    I've been blessed to be involved in this industry. It's all that I really know, and I've tried to make the world of it. I've been involved with a handful of start-up companies, I've help build a $20,000,000+ construction company, I've had success's, and I've had LOTS of failures. I've done lots of thigns wrong. I've learned a lot. And so on. B... Read More

    by DamionR on June 15, 2011Comments (17)
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    The History of Coffered Ceilings

    Until recently, coffered ceilings were typically only found in ornate public buildings, or in very high end residences. Here is a brief history of coffered ceilings: To see the full infographic and get more info on coffered ceilings, visit  https://www.tiltoncofferedceilings.com/infographic/ Read More

    by lge77 on October 26, 2017Comments (0)
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    5 Ways to Increase Profit as a Siding Contractor

    A sad reality for many contractors in the construction or remodeling field is that their business isn't thriving or producing the profit it should be. There could be a number of reasons for this, such as a lack of business planning or even undercharging clients. Seeing your siding business struggle to stay afloat is disheartening, but majority o... Read More

    by lge77 on October 26, 2017Comments (0)
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    Benefits of Green Building for Your Texas Business

    Adopting a sustainable architectural design means creating buildings that minimize any negative ecological effect through the use of certain materials, construction techniques, and technologies. Sustainable architecture is an intentional approach to building that helps to conserve energy and ensure that the buildings developed today don't impede... Read More

    by lge77 on October 26, 2017Comments (0)
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