Building A Custom Mirror Frame
Brent Moore doesn’t like buying mirror frames from big box stores. Reasonably priced frames tend to be limited in size options and low in quality. Plus, Brent’s a carpenter with a biscuit joiner—and he’s not afraid to use it.
Measure Twice, Buy Once
Ideally, you might want the bathroom mirror to be the same width as the sink below with 6 inches between the mirror and the ceiling. You’ll probably have a hard time finding those exact measurements in an existing mirror/frame combo, and if you do, you’ll still have to ensure color and style compatibility. This means you have a choice: lower your standards or build your own.
You Get What You Pay For
The quality of cheap frames is reflected in their price, and large high-end frames can easily run into 4-digit territory. Paying a local carpenter to build you what you need is probably going to be cheaper than paying a lot for an expensive frame and hoping it holds up over the years.
Confronted with a custom bathroom and no desire to spend a small fortune on something he could make better in his shop, Brent Moore from Moore Home Remodeling set out to design and construct his own mirror frame. Here’s the build:
Brent from Moore Home Remodeling walks the HGExpo team through the installation of an indoor cat door.
As with most jobs, the key to success is in the preparation and measuring. By measuring twice and being sure to drill absolutely perpendicular to the plane of the door, Brent ensures that the cat door fits snugly into the opening with no holes or rough edges.
Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals
Bay Village, Ohio February 4, 2014 – Moore Home Remodeling of Bay Village has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The design-build company was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhoneapp and Androidapp. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
Moore Home Remodeling…making home your favorite place to be
“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize MHR among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.” With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like MHR, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community. Follow Moore Home Remodeling on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/dianamhr About MHR Design-Build General Contractor: Kitchen’s/Bath’s/Additions/Whole House Alteration Haas Cabinet Dealer – Consultation – Design – Build
Moore Home Remodeling Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
“We are so very proud of this 6th year in a row Super Service Award. We love what we do because we love happy clients. ‘Making home your favorite place to be’, continues to be our number one goal with each new client and serves our success very well!” Brent Moore, Owner, Moore Home Remodeling.
“Only about 5 percent of the companies MHR competes with in the Surrounding Cleveland Area are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”
Moore Home Remodeling is a design-build general contractor who distinguishes its self by offering free consultations to homeowners, transparent communication and client led collaborations. Brent explains, “We don’t tell our clients how to live in their home or spend their money. We advise based on our expert knowledge and experience and then design and build to their way of living in their space and desired investment level.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Angie’s List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie’s List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie’s List complaint resolution service.
Typically a design for a kitchen or a master bathroom or other custom project includes a layout and 3D renderings. With Moore Home Remodeling it’s so much more than that. We not only help you find the functional layout for your space that you’re looking for but we also consult with you and our preferred industry partners to find the style and textures to complete your new space and meet your design goals. We then do the construction or “build” phase of work.
When you receive an estimate from a contractor without a plan it really is just that; a ballpark “estimate”. It isn’t until each of the finish items are selected and accurate measurements can be derived from a design that actual costs can be determined. Examples of finish items are: cabinetry, countertops, floor tile, wall tile, plumbing fixtures, other hardware (knobs, pulls, wall racks), organizational cabinet inserts, lighting fixtures, etc.
Additionally, every remodeling project is completely custom. When building a new home most elect to select a builder that has a number of set home plans to choose from in different price ranges. Any deviation from such a plan increases the cost of building that home. In the remodeling industry we do not have the luxury of a “set plan”, every home is different. With Moore Home Remodeling your home is considered as individual as you are. So it is as impossible for a contractor to tell you how much a whole new wardrobe would cost or say how much your next car will cost as it is to determine the cost of your remodeling or addition project without more detailed information. We can however, through the planning process, and with much input from you along the way, arrive at a plan and tell you how much we would expect that plan to cost.
Our process does require time. The time varies depending on several factors as well; how quickly all parties communicate, the number of changes to a design that are required to arrive at the final layout, and how quickly homeowners make selection decisions are just a few.
The benefit to having your project design as well as construction work done by Moore Home Remodeling, is in the cost and time reduction. Occasionally a homeowner brings us a design they have purchased elsewhere and together we realize that it will not work in the space without costly changes. Often costs are not accurately considered by an outside designer and once all numbers are tallied by a contractor, the design is too far outside the homeowner’s investment goal making the design useless for budget reasons. All of this individual exploration costs time delays as well. When we at Moore Home Remodeling are in design phase we are considering the material and install costs all the while, so we get there sooner and you know the costs involved while you’re making selections and decisions.