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The Power of Proper Kitchen Remodeling & Renovation Planning

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by mimivanderhaven.com on 12/11/2012 – 05:07 pm

The Power of Proper Planning

Design Kitchen Layout

Plan and Design Kitchen with Best Cabinet Layout

By Brent Moore

Q: We are considering an addition instead of buying a new home. How long does your design phase take?—Tiffany M., Bay Village

A: Great question. Many people are choosing to stay in their current homes because they like their neighbors, location, schools, and more. Today, it often makes more sense to make your current home your dream home.

The design time frame varies from one home to another because each is so different. Remodeling—including additions—is completely custom work. At Moore Home Remodeling, we aim to create a concept three to four weeks after an initial meeting.

We will come up with a few ideas that sometimes merge to or inspire the approved design. We will use this first phase design to put together an estimated cost to build. The plan is not quite ready, but it is enough for us to gather estimates.

Once all that is complete and the estimated cost approved, we go into the second phase where the plan details are added and the appropriate team pulled together to build it. A proposal to build is created and signed and then plans are submitted to the city for necessary permits.

Keep in mind that the time frame can be more or less based on how large the project is and how quickly you make your decisions/selections. We can often have additions/modifications ready in as little as three weeks, with some whole-house remodels—that include additions—that have taken considerably longer.

I always suggest getting started sooner rather than later. We don’t advise rushing the planning phase to meet a start time as it creates opportunities for regret. We are currently working with homeowners who hope to begin projects soon after the holidays and others who are looking at spring as a goal building date.

Now is a perfect time to call for a free consultation. That way you’ll have plenty of time to get started on a plan that works for you before our schedule fills for the season.

You can learn more about the difference a design-build firm like Moore Home Remodeling can offer by calling Brent Moore at 440-941-4MHR (4647)

. The web address is www.MooreRemodeling.com.

Moore Home Remodeling on MimiVTV

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Buying the “Right” Cabinet

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By Brent Moore, Mimi Vanderhaven Pub

Q: We’re considering new cabinetry for our kitchen and new vanities for the baths. How can we be sure we’re getting the most for our money?—Will C., Westlake

A: When it comes to cabinetry, quality costs—and it counts. Depending upon your needs, and your budget, different options or features may or may not make sense for you. It’s important to know if you plan to remain in your home for several years or if you’ll be selling in the near future; that could affect some of your choices. You’ll also want to consider the usage a particular room is getting. That may also impact the quality you consider.

If your budget can accommodate a “great” cabinet as opposed to a “good” one, it’s always best to spend a little more up front in order to reap the rewards of better quality for years to come. We at Moore Home Remodeling can help you determine how far up or down the quality and design ladder you should go to make sure you get everything you’re looking for.

Here are some of the features that can affect the cost of a cabinet or vanity:

Construction – How is the cabinet put together? Does it feature a cam-lock assembly, glue and fasteners, or pocket screws?
Materials – Is the cabinet made of solid plywood or particleboard?
Hinge Hardware – Are the closures steel soft-close with full extension, or are they the coated roller style?
Finish – Is the finish a paint or stain?
Interior Accessories – Do you want a pull-out trash bin and/or shelving?
Style – Will you be sticking with the simple, stock designs or opting for more designer-like features, such as inset doors or an aged look?
Cost – Will your cabinets be oak, cherry, or maple? Certain wood species cost more.

These are just some of the factors to consider, but there are many others. Give us a call and we can help you devise a wish list of wants and must-haves to determine which cabinet type is right for your project.

You can learn more about the difference a design-build firm like Moore Home Remodeling can offer by calling Brent Moore at 440-941-4MHR (4647). The web address is www.MooreRemodeling.com.

Bay Village Whole House Renovation Testimonial

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Moore Home Remodeling Ask the Expert – How to Start a Home Renovation Project

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Moore Home Remodeling’s Home Design Consultant, Diana Phillips, explains the first steps in starting a home renovation project. Ask the Experts by Moore Home Remodeling provides professional knowledge in home remodeling industry to help you make smart choices for your next remodeling project.

Why Are My Kitchen Remodeling Estimates Different?

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by mimivanderhaven.com on 10/16/2012 – 04:23 pm

Why Are My Estimates Different?

By Brent Moore

Q: My three kitchen remodel estimates are all so different. Am I talking to the right type of contractors?—Sharon P., Strongsville

A: There are many possible reasons the estimates are so different. One could be that the contractors did not bid the same exact work. Each may have brought up a new issue or idea that had not been previously discussed. Also, each one may have given his best “guess” as to what your kitchen would cost if the finish items had not yet been selected. Additionally, you may have estimates from different types of contractors.

Many people will hire a carpenter to install their hardwood floors, or a plumber to install a new faucet. But if you’re remodeling an entire room, or are adding space to your home, you’ll need to hire a general contractor, especially if you don’t have the time or inclination to orchestrate all the moving parts of such a large project.

Inexperience can lead to confusion, delays, costly mistakes, and, in the end, an unprofessional finished product. This will add cost and unnecessary frustration to a remodeling project for the homeowner. It takes time and experience to make it all come together like a well-oiled machine. Even then the unknowns have to be managed.

Moore Home Remodeling is a design and build contractor. We start with a design that you help to create based on your goals for function and the overall look and feel you want. We educate you about the process and materials, then we pull together all the trades and material suppliers we have professional relationships and preferred partnerships with to build an accurate cost estimate for the project. We make sure permits get pulled and inspections take place, and the job flows in a time and cost-effective way. All of this helps to eliminate the confusion of three estimates when you don’t have a plan in place.

Give us a call when you’re ready to get started. We’ll help guide you through the process so that you understand exactly what’s happening, every step of the way.

You can learn more about the difference a design-build firm like Moore Home Remodeling can offer by calling Brent Moore at 440-941-4MHR (4647). The web address is www.MooreRemodeling.com.