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Design Phase Your New Kitchen with Moore Home Remodeling

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Design Kitchen Layout

Plan and Design Kitchen with Best Cabinet Layout

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.

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High-Efficiency LED Lighting For Your New Haas Cabinetry

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Dress up new kitchen cabinetry with LED lighting. Call Haas Cabinet Dealer and General Contractor, Moore Home Remodeling for your Northeast Ohio kitchen renovation Project. Contactors should ask about special contractor pricing.


Kitchen Remodeling and Additions, As Seen on TV? Not Likely

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New Cabinets, Remodeling, Additions, Master Bathroom, Contractor, Cabinet Dealer

By Brent Moore

Q: I recently called several contractors for kitchen remodeling estimates and, wow, was I shocked. How can the costs be so high when I see new kitchens installed for way less on television home improvement shows?—Sandie N., Bay Village

A: That’s an excellent question and one that we get a lot. I recently saw a show that listed the cost for granite at $500. As much as I wish that were possible, it just isn’t. I think there was a zero missing. Granite is a high-end item, but keep in mind that what you see on TV is often for ratings and entertainment value and is not based on reality.

Additionally, the designers on TV might be getting an unheard of deal, especially if he or she is showcasing a supplier’s goods in exchange for advertising. They also aren’t including the cost for labor and fabricating, or, if they are, those costs might be specific to a particular area.

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As a Haas Cabinet Dealer and General Contractor, we can supply your cabinets, plan your project and install everything or you can have your contractor/installer purchase them and install them.

And, on the TV shows, they don’t seem to have to deal with local codes, which, like it or not, are a part of most remodeling projects.

We recently finished a project that was started by a do-it-yourselfer. With no plan for a design or budget, he jumped into it expecting to have it done fast—and cheap. It could have been far worse had he not realized that he was in over his head.

Electrical issues, plumbing issues and wasted money on product that did not work for his project all could have been avoided. In the end, the remodeling project cost him more time and money than if he would have gone with a professional design-build firm in the first place. His wife wasn’t very happy, either.

At Moore Home Remodeling, most of our projects do not involve the use of box-store shelf items, so applying a price tag in that manner doesn’t work either. Proper renovations require planning and budgeting for the best outcomes. Our crew of remodeling professionals includes experts in their fields, which can end up saving a lot of time and money.

Call us and let us know how we can help you get the designer look you’re going for—in a real-world setting.

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.


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Cabinet Dealer, Affordable Cabinets, Top Quality Cabinetry

Brent Moore and the team at Moore Home Remodeling created this streamlined kitchen for one Bay Village homeowner. Crucial to the project was advanced planning and good design.Published: 08/14/2012

by Beth Newcomb in Mimi Vanderhaven Pub

You’ve decided to go ahead and have your kitchen renovated, but the excitement of the project is dampened by two little glitches.

Who’s going to design it, and, who’s going to do the work?

It’s not an insurmountable challenge to hire a remodeling professional. But it’s trickier to find a professional who understands the design behind the finished project and then has at his disposal a team of trusted tradesmen who enter and exit your project like a well-choreographed dance troupe.

Brent Moore, owner of Moore Home Remodeling, says that hiring a design build firm is crucial to getting the result you’re looking for.

“So many homeowners decide to do a remodel and then go out for bids. We tell them we can’t give them a realistic bid without doing the design first,” Brent explains. “It’s nearly impossible to know what a project is going to cost before the homeowner picks out the tile, countertops, cabinetry and flooring. And you can’t pick out your materials without a terrific design. Everything works together, and by including the design as an integral part of the process, I find that my clients are happier and make fewer changes as the project moves on. There are also fewer budgetary surprises.”

“It might seem contradictory, but you don’t really want an estimate,” he continues. “Your project isn’t just about the number. Naturally everyone has a budget, but the best way to plan a project is to create a design by considering your goals for aesthetics, function and investment. Then we can tweak it and help you make selections that work within your budget to achieve the look and feel you desire.”

Diana Phillips helps to guide clients through the myriad of product choices. For additions, in-house residential designer Brian is there every step the way.

“Brian is so thorough and is an expert at designing additions,” Brent relates. “Our clients love that he is there for them when decisions need to be made.”

Here’s how to have Moore Home Remodeling get started on your project:
1) The process starts when you call. The MHR team begins gathering relevant information, making suggestions, and educating homeowners from the very first call.

2) Then, after a complimentary, professional consultation, they’re better able to determine if the project will fit within the desired investment amount and a cost range is developed.

3) Now comes the design phase. The team will create a plan that matches your vision. They’ll even craft a 3-D computer generated visual so you can really experience the look of your new space. During this phase, you will also make your selections and nail down the project cost—a crucial step toward preventing surprises in the end.

4) Once all of the selections have been made and the numbers have been tallied, you’ll sign a contract and the work begins.

“We like to think that we’re ahead of the curve,” Brent smiles. “Things have changed and people are more conscious than ever of who they’re doing business with. They are less inclined to spend their money on garbage. That’s worked out  ell for us. Since 95% of our work is custom, our clients get exactly what they want. We’re not trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. We’re making the peg and the hole to match perfectly for you.”

Brent provides his clients with access to quality products, like the Haas line of cabinets. “The Haas family has been in business for three generations,” he explains.

“Haas cabinets are very competitively priced, offer exceptional quality, and allow for a number of upgrades that would cost extra in other cabinet brands.,” Brent continues. “Our clients really love them.”

Brent says that in order to get your project completed in time for the holidays, now is the time to call. “A busy contractor is a good contractor, and we’re busy,” he smiles. “I think that says a lot about the quality of what we do.”

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 http://www.MooreRemodeling.com.

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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