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Kitchen Remodel 101: How to Remodel a Small Kitchen

June 17, 2015

Are you dreaming of a kitchen remodel for your space-starved kitchen? Are you wondering if or how it’s even possible? Even though they are tight on space, tiny kitchen remodels are possible. You just have to get creative! At Progressive Builders, we have ample experience with kitchen remodels both large and small. We know it takes some creativity to work with a small space. Here are a few helpful tips to achieve the kitchen of your dreams regardless of size. Work the Walls: If we can’t...

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How to Survive a Major Home Remodel

June 10, 2015

We all know how it starts. You watch a home remodel show on TV and decide that you want—no, need—a new backsplash in your kitchen. While you’re ripping that out you may as well add some more electrical outlets because you’ve always felt the kitchen was lacking in that area. And you know, the new backsplash is going to make the countertop look really dated, so that should be replaced, too. And while you’re at it, go ahead and install the butler’s sink you’ve always wanted. You might...

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5 Signs it Might be Time to Remodel Your Home

June 2, 2015

Do you have the remodel itch, but you’re unsure about your motives for taking on such a project? This is a common conundrum among homeowners! First and foremost, you need to decide if it would be better for you to move to a new home or remodel your current home. If you decide to stay, consider these five common reasons for a home redesign. You have house envy. When you look at other people’s homes, do you wish yours had some of the same features? Or maybe your layout is cramped and you w...

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Why You Need to Install an Outdoor BBQ Before Summer Hits

May 27, 2015

Why You Need to Install an Outdoor BBQ Before Summer Hits Imagine the laughter of close friends and family, the smoky smell of a BBQ filling the air, and margaritas blended and passed around for all to enjoy. Children alternate between flying down the slip ‘n’ slide and jumping in the bounce house, their laughter and squeals filling the air. Dinner is served and it’s complete with summertime staples: sweet grilled corn, grandma’s famous baked beans, tangy BBQ sauce, fresh watermelon, ...

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Kitchen Remodel 101: The Budget Guide

May 26, 2015

Kitchen Remodel 101: The Budget Guide You’ve been perusing home décor magazines for months, pinning ideas for cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes. You daydream in the aisles of your local hardware store, looking longingly at floor tile, any chance you get. After months—or perhaps years—of dreaming and saving, you finally have enough money to start your kitchen remodel. But how to allocate the funds? Don’t Bust the Budget: setting a budget and sticking to it seems like a no-bra...

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5 Bathroom Remodel Mistakes

May 11, 2015

Years ago there was a commercial for a hardware store with the tagline “for those who like to decorate, redecorate, and remodel.” While this rings true for some people, it certainly does not encompass all homeowners. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 85 percent of homeowners found purchasing a home to be less stressful than remodeling one.  When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, stress levels can skyrocket if homeowners have to relocate all of their hygienic and toiletry items to a di...

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Kitchen Remodel 101: What are the Benefits?

May 4, 2015

Sleek stainless steel appliances, bright white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, butler’s sink, and quartz or granite counter tops. These are the materials of which dream kitchens are made (and understandably so! They offer a beautiful combination of light and textures). Most homeowners—even those who have their “dream” kitchen—admit that there are ways they would improve their kitchens if possible. Obtaining a dream kitchen is within the average homeowner’s reach. With the help of ...

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How Do You Find the Right Licensed Contractor?

February 1, 2011

When looking for a contractor, here are some tips straight from the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board: Make sure the contractor is licensed. You can check the status by checking online at (www.cslb.ca.gov) or by calling 1-800-321-CSLB (2752). A responsible and informed consumer can work more effectively with reputable contractors, and can avoid being victimized by unlicensed operators. Get at least 3 written bids on your project and make sure you're comparing b...

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