Mistakes That Bad Contractors Make When Installing Hardwood Floors

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Ah, hardwood. The simple, natural beauty of a beaming hardwood floor can inspire lust in almost any homeowner. It lasts forever, wears impeccably, cleans up easily, and requires the lower end of maintenance after installation. We can’t say many bad things about it.

 

However, we can say a few bad things about contractors who cut corners while installing hardwood floors. This is an art and a science, but some contractors don’t even know which direction to lay wooden flooring or anything about wood floor layout patterns. We wish more of our customers were more informed about the importance of quality, care, and attention during this crucial step in the process of a floor renovation.

 

In this post, we provide an overview of a few mortal sins committed by bad contractors. When choosing a contractor for your flooring, always make sure to ask for references and ask those references detailed questions. These tips may help you to narrow down your search! (And remember—we know a simply excellent contractor right in the Wallingford area if you’re in the market for someone who does CT whole house remodeling and your hardwood floors!)

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Tags: Choosing the Right Builder, Flooring, Home Materials

A Guide to Finding the Best Remodeling Contractor in Connecticut

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Remodeling a home isn’t easy. Whether it’s something small like changing the floor and fixtures of a powder room or swapping the carpet and paint in a growing child’s bedroom or something major like a room addition or a kitchen remodel, there are large and small questions that every homeowner will—and must—both ask and answer.

Knowing these questions and being able to answer them correctly will simplify your project and improve the outcome dramatically. What are they? Let’s start with the obvious.

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Tags: Home Remodeling, Middletown, Choosing the Right Builder

4 Qualities of a Good Home Builder and Remodeler

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Your home is, by far, your most important and expensive investment and the best way to take care of it is to hire a good professional builder or remodeler.  Basically, the most important aspect of finding and hiring the best professional is their quality of service.  This will result in a high-quality finished product – one that you can be proud to own and live in.  But there are pitfalls in the process of locating a good and dependable builder and remodeler.  You have to know what to look for.  Here are three essential qualities to be aware of:

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Tags: CT Home Building, Home Remodeling, Choosing the Right Builder

Do I Need a Real Estate Agent? Or Can I Just Talk With a Builder?

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to build a custom home in the Wallingford area you’re ready for the next step. But you may ask yourself: “Do I need a real estate agent? Or can I just talk with a builder? Truth be told, it’s not always an “either/or” situation. Let’s look at what both of these professionals bring to the table.

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Tags: Choosing the Right Builder, Building a Custom Home, Buying a New Home

Why it's Important to Build with an Experienced Builder

Posted by Bob Wiedenmann

It’s still early in the new year and many of us are still in the frame of mind that says, “Out with the old and in with the new!” In the world of homebuilding there always seems to be something new—and we’ll all be reading stories about what’s hot in home design and colors for a while. But is “out with the old and in with the new” a good approach when it comes to choosing your homebuilder?

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Tags: Choosing the Right Builder, Building a Custom Home

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