7 Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Together While Tearing Your House Apart

Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professionals, renovating can be a major cause of relationship stress.

From the overwhelming number of decisions that have to made, to the high – and sometimes unpredictable — cost of many reno projects, couples undertaking a major renovation together have their work cut out for them. Continue reading 7 Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Together While Tearing Your House Apart

How Real-Life Renos Differ from Home Improvement Reality TV

Whether you’ve seen one or two episodes of Fixer Upper or are a diehard home makeover reality TV junkie, it’s easy to understand the appeal of watching a complete home makeover. After all, who wouldn’t want their home reno — from the messy teardown to the stunning reveal — to happen in just under an hour?

We all know that what we see on reality TV isn’t always an accurate portrayal of everyday life. However, watching these programs has undoubtedly changed your expectations, leaving you feeling more knowledgeable about the design and renovation process.

If you want to avoid frustration and disappointment while hiring contractors to do your own home improvements, it’s important to understand how TV reality shows differ from real life. Continue reading How Real-Life Renos Differ from Home Improvement Reality TV

The Fourth Step to Renovation Success: Do a Progress Check

So far this month, we have discussed how crucial planning is to your renovation’s success, the importance of hiring a RenoMark™ renovator and why having a written contract is an absolute necessity for every home renovation project.

The fourth step to your kitchen or bath renovation success involves keeping the channels of communication open throughout the renovation project to avoid any issues that may come up. Continue reading The Fourth Step to Renovation Success: Do a Progress Check

The Third Step to Renovation Success: Get a Written Contract

Over the last few weeks, we have discussed how crucial planning is to your renovation’s success and the importance of hiring a RenoMark™ renovator. In this blog post, we’ll review why having a written contract is an absolute necessity for every home renovation project.

When you’ve made your decision to hire a contractor, get the details in writing before any work begins. Continue reading The Third Step to Renovation Success: Get a Written Contract