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Advantages and Disadvantages of hiring Design & Build contractor and buying Your Supplies Online.

 

Have you recently made the decision to remodel your home? Whether you would like to remodel every inch of your home or just a small portion of it, you will need to buy supplies. The supplies needed will all depend on the remodeling project you need to complete. For instance, if you are looking to have your cabinet, porch, bathtub replaced, you will need to order a new cabinet ,bathtub and hire a good pro. Whether you need a bathtub, new flooring, or even new bathroom cabinets, have you decided where you would like to shop yet? If you are like many other homeowners, you may be wondering whether or not you should buy your bathroom remodeling supplies online.

As previously mentioned, the bathroom remodeling supplies needed will all depend on the type of remodeling that you are doing. The supplies that you will need will also help to determine whether or not you should buy your supplies online. For instance, is you are looking to purchase a new bathtub it may be a little bit difficult for you to buy a bathtub online. Of course, it is always possible to do, but you may find it costly. Depending on where you would be ordering your new bathtub from, it may need to travel across the country. If that is the case, you may find the cost of shipping or delivery to be quite expensive. In fact, you may also find it too much to afford.Modern living room

In all honestly, the cost of shipping is really the only downside to purchasing your bathroom remodeling supplies online. The truth is that are, literally, an unlimited number of benefits to purchasing your bathroom remodeling supplies online. One of those benefits is the amount of time that it will take you to do your shopping. Online, you could easily find thousands of different bathtubs available for sale. If you find a bathtub, or any other bathroom fixture that you need, you could purchase it without even having to leave your home. You can also save yourself a fairly large amount of time by shopping online. If you have an idea as to what you are looking for, it is possible to find, order, and pay for your kitchen remodeling supplies in as little as a few minutes.cropped-fotolia_6910426_xs.jpg

In addition to the amount of time that you can save, by shopping for your bathroom remodeling supplies online, you also have a better chance of finding what you are looking for. Whether you are looking to purchase a new bathtub, a new bathroom sink, a new toilet, or bathroom floor tiles, the internet gives you access to hundreds of thousands of different items. This means that whether you are looking for low-cost remodeling supplies, elegant supplies, or those that are custom made, you should easily be able to find what you are looking for online. You can get started with a standard internet search.

IMG_1100Although there are more advantages to buying your home remodeling supplies online than there are disadvantages, you will find that the above mentioned disadvantage is a fairly large one. If you are shopping on a budget, it is best to look for online retailers that offer shipping discounts for their bathroom remodeling materials, supplies, and fixtures. If you are able to find one of these discounts, you could, without a doubt, benefit from doing your shopping online.

 

Cheap Homes for remodel

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When it comes to real estate, it’s really hard to beat a cheap home. Cheap homes are very affordable, and ideal for those on a budget. For real estate agents, these types of homes represent a way to FRAMING 1buy a home at a low price, build it up some more, then sale it for a large price. Making money with real estate is easy to do – no matter how you look at it.ELEVATOR FRAMING 1

Although you can find cheap homes throughout the United States, some will obviously be better than others. Some are in great neighborhoods, giving you plenty to see and plenty to do all around you. On the other hand, most towns that offer the cheapest homes normally have a bad situation when it comes to the job market. They can be great to retire to or settle down in if you own a business, although they aren’t great if you need a job. Internet marketers and writers are finding these areas, are flocking to them at a very fast pace.

You can also save quite a bit of money by buying a home that is less expensive, but still fits your needs. What this means, is buying a home in the inexpensive areas of your town, or buying a home that is cheap in price. You shouldn’t be focused on one type of home or neighborhood, but instead look at your available options and compare prices.modern home

Keep in mind that buying cheap homes doesn’t necessarily mean buying a run down place or buying your home in a bad part of town. You can get a cheap home in a great neighborhood, if you weight your options accordingly. If you shop around and look at different areas, you might find yourself very surprised at just how many homes are available at cheap prices.

Before you purchase a home, you can save a lot of money if you know how to negotiate with the real estate agent. Although a home may have a higher price than you are willing to pay, you can shave quite a bit of the price off through negotiating. If you learn just a few of the simple techniques of negotiating, you can save a lot of money. Each and every day, hundreds of people get cheap homes by negotiating with real estate agents.

excav+concreteIn some cases, you can end up paying the full price of a home and still end up spending less than someone else might spend. Although price has an impact, financing is also an area that can help to make a home more affordable. If you get a low interest rate, you’ll save a lot of money when you buy the home. There are several ways that you can save money through your finance options, which is why you should always research what’s available to you before you buy.main lobby

Before you decide to buy a home, you should always think things through and be sure to look around different areas and neighborhoods. Even though there are many cheap homes out there, you can get just as good of a deal through negotiating. Most cheap homes sell very quick, which is why you should always be on the lookout for one. When you find a cheap home that fits your needs, you should act on it. Contact the agent, take a tour of the home, then decide if the price and the features are indeed what you’ve been looking for. If it isn’t – simply forget about the house and start looking for another one.

cropped-logo2-redused.jpgCH + Architecture & Construction apply advanced Design and Construction practices and progressive management techniques to meet the current and future demands of our customers. Our Customers are who are seeking Passive Home Design, Construction, Renovation, Rebuild and Project Management as an integral part of their overall success. In essence, we provide quality results in Green Design and Commercial Development for our Customers. All services in design, and construction documentation with full project execution are provided. The firm is committed to maintaining an inspired and creative people that meets our clients’ needs. We continued growth and balance of small and large projects provides them with an expending portfolio of work. Call us today or visit www.charchitect.com for more information  

The Truth About Rent To Own

The Truth About Rent To Own

Most of us are very familiar with the term “rent to own”. Places such as Prime Time and Rent A Center have built an empire with rent to own merchandise, although the buyer normally ends up paying double what the merchandise is actually worth. While this may be great for those who have bad credit, most of us prefer to avoid going this route. Homes are no exception, especially if you ELEVATOR FRAMING 1are buying a home on a rent to own basis.

Even though rent to own may be good for a short period of time, it proves to be an expensive way for someone to buy something they intend to keep. Rent to own merchandise for example, may sound quite compelling at a few dollars a week. The agreement is normally for around 15 – 20 months, which is where the company makes their money. Although you may be paying just a few dollars a week, the total amount quickly adds up to nearly twice the cost of the item.

Along with paying rent, you’ll also have to pay applicable sales tax as well. Like merchandise, rent to own real estate has it’s disadvantages. Even though it can be great for those with not so great credit, you’ll normally end up paying back a lot more than you would with a mortgage. You’ll still have to pay back your lender with a mortgage, although that amount won’t be nearly as high as it would if you decided to get a house on a rent to own basis.Team of architects on construciton site

In most cases, rent to own houses are put up on the market by the owner. This way, you’ll deal directly with the owner. It will start out as a traditional lease, then proceed to a rent to own basis if you decide you want to keep the home. You and the owner will then work out an arrangement, which will normally be quite a few years. Some owners are very flexible and will work with you just to get the price they want for their home, while others will charge you quite a bit more, in order to make a hefty profit.

If you have bad credit and can’t get approved for a mortgage, then rent to own would be your next best option. Although some don’t like to do it due to the price, for many it’s a better alternative than an apartment. With rent to own houses you are paying money towards the home, instead of just paying rent. In some cases this is fine, although you should make sure to double check with the owner before you agree or commit to anything. This way, you’ll know how much you’ll be paying for the home – and for how long.maison 80 plan et objet mobilier

cropped-logo2-redused.jpgCH +Architect & Builder apply advanced Design and Construction practices and progressive management techniques to meet the current and future demands of our customers. Our Customers are who are seeking Passive Home Design, Construction, Renovation, Rebuild and Project Management as an integral part of their overall success. In essence, we provide quality results in Green Design and Commercial Development for our Customers. All services in design, and construction documentation with full project execution are provided. The firm is committed to maintaining an inspired and creative people that meets our clients’ needs. We continued growth and balance of small and large projects provides them with an expending portfolio of work. Call us today or visit www.charchitect.com for more information  

Selling Your Home Fast

Selling Your Home Fast

We all know that buying or selling a home can be a time consuming process. Although there are thousands of people looking to buy homes, it can be a tricky process finding the right person interested in your home. With hundreds of thousands of homes for sale in the United States, there is always some form of competition.

If you’re looking to sell your home fast, you’ll need to attract as much attention as possible. A real estate agent can help, although he can only do so much. He can show your home and help to get it out there to buyers, although he can’t make it sell. If you want to sell it fast, you’ll need to do some work yourself. If you put the effort into selling your home fast, chances are that you will.

The quickest way to sell a home is by staging it. Staged homes literally invite the buyer in, making him feel right at home. Staged homes are also appealing both inside and out, and are more or less ready to be moved into immediately. They don’t sit on the market for long at all, yet they bring a top dollar sell. If you are familiar with staged homes – you should know that they are among the fastest selling homes on the market.3D Architecture Sketch

If you don’t want to use a real estate agent, it’s still quite possible to sell your home – and sell it fast. You’ll need to do everything yourself, which involves getting your home out there to the market and showing it to potential buyers. You can always list your home in local newspapers, magazines, and put a “for sale by owner” sign in the yard or talk to an architect. This way, you are letting buyers know that your home is for sale. Some buyers prefer homes that are for sale by the owner, as they don’t have to pay a real estate agent or deal with one directly.

stairsWhen you sell your home, you should always make sure that the exterior is clean, the lawn is trim, and the interior is in superb condition. If you plan to live there until it is sold, you’ll want to make sure that you have the interior staged as best as you can. You want to give the buyer a great feeling, so he’ll stay and won’t leave. If your home is visually appealing both inside and out, a buyer will want to see more.

Once a buyer wants to see more of your home, chances are you have found the individual who will buy it. You should never make the buyer feel pressured, but instead make him feel that you are interested in his thoughts and opinions. If you show a buyer that you care – you will go a long way in establishing trust – which will help you sell your home.

cropped-logo2-redused.jpgCH +Architect & Builder apply advanced Design and Construction practices and progressive management techniques to meet the current and future demands of our customers. Our Customers are who are seeking Passive Home Design, Construction, Renovation, Rebuild and Project Management as an integral part of their overall success. In essence, we provide quality results in Green Design and Commercial Development for our Customers. All services in design, and construction documentation with full project execution are provided. The firm is committed to maintaining an inspired and creative people that meets our clients’ needs. We continued growth and balance of small and large projects provides them with an expending portfolio of work. Call us today or visit www.charchitect.com for more information  

Flipping A House For Cash

Buying & Flipping A House For Cash

A lot of people these days are preaching about the buying and holding method of gaining wealth with real estate. There indeed may come a time in your life or business when you’ll want to hang onto a piece of property, although you’ll only be interested in keeping certain types of property. If you’re just starting out, flipping a house may be an ideal way to get started.excav+concrete

Basically, there are three ways that you can flip a house, although each one has it’s own terms, motivation, and type of property. The first method is known as retailing. What this means, is that you buy a house in bad shape, do the repairs to fix it up, then turn around and sell it. There are a variety of houses in need of repairs out there, and several ways that you can quickly flip a house to net profit. All you need to know are the techniques that will get you the most money in the least amount of time.

The second way you can flip a house is though wholesaling. Wholesaling involves finding a home for sale then flipping it to an investor for a fast, yet small profit. To do this, you’ll need to know the real estate investors in your area, the types of homes that flip the best, and how to fund your property so you can flip it to them. If you live in a big area or a city, you’ll find that using the wholesaling method of flipping houses is actually easier to accomplish.ELEVATOR FRAMING 1

The third way to flip a house is by assigning the purchase. Using this method, you’ll commit to buy the house. Instead of closing the deal yourself, you’ll assign it to a real estate investor – of course for a small fee. The investor will take the contract over and close the purchase themselves – flipping the house. This can be very profitable, especially if you invest in the right home. You don’t need to have your contract worded any special way to be legal, although you will need to determine the assignment fee.

If you’re looking to break into the real estate market and make big bucks, you’ll need to learn all about flipping houses. Flipping houses is very profitable, especially once you have learned the basics. The first and third methods are the best, although they will both take quite a bit of work on your part. Restoring homes isn’t easy, and you’ll need to have a team qualified to handle any repairs. Assigning the purchase may be difficult when you first start out, although it will get easier with time. If you stay at it and do your best to make a profit – you’ll be an expert at flipping homes in no time at all.bld materails

cropped-logo2-redused.jpgCH +Architect & Builder apply advanced Design and Construction practices and progressive management techniques to meet the current and future demands of our customers. Our Customers are who are seeking Passive Home Design, Construction, Renovation, Rebuild and Project Management as an integral part of their overall success. In essence, we provide quality results in Green Design and Commercial Development for our Customers. All services in design, and construction documentation with full project execution are provided. The firm is committed to maintaining an inspired and creative people that meets our clients’ needs. We continued growth and balance of small and large projects provides them with an expending portfolio of work. Call us today or visit www.charchitect.com for more information  

What To Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling

What To Do When Your Home Isn’t Selling

When you sell your home, the process is almost like going to a job interview. Selling a home involves presentation, which is one of the key factors that determine the outcome. Although this may sound a bit weird, presentation is a way of life in the world of real estate. Buyers in today’s market look for good presentation – many basing their final decisions on it.

If the property you are selling comes with a garage, you’ll need to go through your garage before you sell your home. Chances are that you store things in your garage, which can easily pile up over time before you realize it. If your garage is in a messy condition, you’ll obviously want to clean it up. Buyers look for homes that are in perfect condition, and anything less than perfect will look bad in the eyes of the buyer.the architect is looking at the house

Most homes have some truly outstanding features inside of them. You should always do your best to highlight the best features of your home, instead of just hoping that the buyer understands what they are. The ideal way to bring out the best features of your home is to use the proper lighting. If your home is clean, you can use lighting to bring out the best features in your home, and ensure that they stand out to the buyer.

When a potential buyer first pulls up to your home; the first thing he will see is your lawn. If your lawn is trimmed and well taken care of, he will get a good impression right off the bat. If your lawn is a wreck, he may immediately pull away. To give the best impression to the buyer, you should put some thought into how things look. You can always plant flowers around the walkway and throughout the yard, which will look great to a potential buyer.

Corridor with stairsYou should also make sure that the entrance into your home is a positive as well. The front door should be in great shape, as well as the entry area into the home. You can add some plants, paintings, and rugs to ensure that your buyer gets a good impression. When the buyer walks through the entry way into your home, you should make sure that the view he or she takes in is a good on. Your biggest goal when showing your home is to ensure that the buyer is pleased.

Keep in mind that it may take some time to sell your home. These days, homes can sit on the market for months at a time before they actually sell. If you are having trouble selling your home, you can always reduce the price or simply go back to the basics. Eventually you will sell your home – although it may take more time than you think.

 

CH +Architect & Builder apply advanced Design and Construction practices and progressive management techniques to meet the current and future demands of our customers. Our Customers are who are seeking Passive Home Design, Construction, Renovation, Rebuild and Project Management as an integral part of their overall success. In essence, we provide quality results in Green Design and Commercial Development for our Customers. All services in design, and construction documentation with full project execution are provided. The firm is committed to maintaining an inspired and creative people that meets our clients’ needs. We continued growth and balance of small and large projects provides them with an expending portfolio of work. Call us today or visit www.charchitect.com for more information 

 

Why You Should Remodel Your Kitchen

Why You Should Remodel Your Kitchen

Are you a homeowner? If so, have you ever thought about remodeling your kitchen before? While a fairly large number of homeowners think about remodeling their kitchen, not everyone makes the decision to do so. There are a number of reasons why a homeowner wishes to remodel their kitchen, but later decides not to. One of those reasons is the uncertainty. It is not uncommon for you and other homeowners to be wondering whether or not you really need to have your kitchen remodeled. While there is always a chance that you may not, there is also a chance that a kitchen remodeling project is just what you, your home, and your kitchen needs.Blueprint

One of the most obvious reasons why you should remodel your kitchen is if you want to. While a large number of individuals wonder whether or not they should, the uncertainty most commonly has to do with spending the extra money. If you have the extra money and you want to remodel your kitchen, you should. If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen, there is a good chance that you may be unhappy with your current kitchen. Since your home, particularly your kitchen, is something that you spend the majority of your time in, you will want to make sure that it is warm, welcoming, and inviting. If your current kitchen scheme makes you feel uncomfortable or if you just want to change it, go right ahead, you could benefit from doing so, a number of different ways.

In addition to knowing for sure that a kitchen remodeling project is what is needed, there are other homeowners who want a change, but don’t necessarily know what that change should be. When this feeling is present, many homeowners automatically assume that they should purchase a new home, because they are no longer satisfied with the one that they live in. If you want to purchase a new home, go right ahead, the decision is yours to make. However, before you start searching for a new home, one that actually peaks your interest, you may want to think about changing your home around a little bit. By remodeling your home, you could easily spice up your home or even make it feel like something new. As an experiment to see how to goes, you may want to first try remodeling your kitchen.

Another fairly oblivious reason, why it may be a good idea to remodel your kitchen, is if your kitchen needs repairs. Although it is possible to fix a broken cupboard or replace a few kitchen floor tiles, you may want to do more than that. The perfect time to remodel your kitchen is when you have work in your kitchen that you need to do anyways. Even if you do not decide to remodel your whole kitchen, you can focus on a particular part of it, such as your countertops or floor, if you wish. If your kitchen has missing floor tiles or broken cupboards, you are still advised to do those repairs, especially if they may be putting you or your family in danger, safety wise.

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If all of the above mentioned reasons weren’t enough, there is one more reason why you should remodel your kitchen. That reason is one that could bring you money, sometime in the future. One of the greatest reasons why you should remodel your kitchen is because it is likely to increase the overall value of your home. Any time that a home is remodeled, as long as the remodeling job was successful, the home’s value increases. This means that if you make the decision to sell your home in the future, you could easily get more money for your home than you paid for it. Depending on how long it has been since your repairs were done and how they were paid for, you could easily get a full return on your investment, which was your decision to remodel your kitchen.

As you can easily see, there are a number of different reasons why you should want to or at least want consider remodeling your kitchen. Of course, the decision is yours to make, but it is a good idea to keep the above mentioned points in mind.

A garage or Coach House Addition

A garage or Coach House Addition.
Does our older child need a little more liberty? Your work from home or
maybe you just feel that you need another room for a special project
that you want to start? Then the solution is to construct a
new addition to your garage.Door County Washinghton Island 2009 022reading the plans

By making an addition to your garage you can add to the living space in
your house, no matter what type of garage you own: detached or
attached to the house. The space above the garage can be converted into
a private living space for your older child, guests or a live-in parent.
You can convert your garage into your home office. You could very well
find here the peace and quiet needed for your work. Also, the new addition
can be converted into a music studio if you put some simple sound
proofing measures into place.

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In order to start planning for your garage addition, first prepare
a budget and then hire a professional because this is a complex
project. Also, you may need to hire an architect to help you with
the construction plans.

As a full Design + Build services we apply advanced Design and Construction practices and progressive management techniques to meet the current and future demands of our customers.

 Our Customers are who are seeking Sustainable Design, Construction, Renovation, Rebuild and Project Management as an integral part of their overall success. In essence, we provide quality results in Green Design and Commercial Development for our Customers.

All services in schematic design development, construction documentation, and construction documentation with full project execution are provided. The firm is committed to maintaining an inspired and creative people that meets our clients’ needs.

We continued growth and balance of small and large projects provides them with an expending portfolio of work.

Kitchen Remodeling Books/Remodeler Worth the Money?

Kitchen Remodeling Books: Worth the Money?

Each year, thousands, if not millions, of Americans make the decision to remodel their kitchens. Kitchen remodeling can include something as simple as replacing your kitchen sink, but it can also include something extravagant, such as changing around your whole kitchen, from the lights all the way down to your flooring. As nice as it is to have your kitchen remodeled, it can get fairly expensive. That is why a large number of homeowners make the decision to do their own remodeling. When doing so, many turn to kitchen remodeling books for assistance, but are they really worth the money?Advertisment 1 060

Before you can begin to determine whether or not kitchen remodeling books are really worth the money, it is important to examine exactly what they are. Kitchen remodeling books, also commonly referred to as kitchen remodeling how-to guides, are books that are designed to help readers know as much as they can about remodeling their kitchens. It is not uncommon for a kitchen remodeling book to be filled with directions, including step-by-step pictures, lists of materials needed, as well as safety tips. Kitchen remodeling books also come in a number of different formats. It is not uncommon to find a kitchen remodeling book that focuses on a number of kitchen remodeling projects or a book that just focuses on one project.

Now that you know what kitchen remodeling books or kitchen remodeling how-to guides are, you can begin to examine whether or not they are really worth the money. Perhaps, the easiest way to do this is to determine what you need to learn how to do. For instance, if you would only like to remodel your kitchen by replacing your kitchen countertops, it may be worthless to purchase a big kitchen remodeling book, one that focuses on a number of different remodeling projects. Your money may be better spent purchasing a kitchen remodeling book that has a specific focus on kitchen countertop installations. When installing your new counters, or just about anything else for that matter, you will often find that there is more than one way to do something. A detailed kitchen remodeling book, one that focuses on one project in particular, may help to give you more options.breakfast girl

When determining whether or not kitchen remodeling books are worth the money, it is also important to focus on what can be found inside them. Many times, you will find that most kitchen remodeling books come with written directions, as well as step-by-step pictures. Although step-by-step pictures are nice, not all books have them. If you need to see pictures of what you are doing, you will not want to waste your money on a kitchen remodeling how-to guide that does not include pictures. Also if you are looking for directions on how to do a certain project, such as replacing your sink, you will want to make sure that the book you are about to purchase has exactly what you need. Unfortunately, too many homeowners mistakenly believe that a kitchen remodeling book has exactly what they need inside of it. That is why it is important that you know what you are buying.

The cost of a kitchen remodeling book will also have an impact on whether or not it is worth it. Depending on where you shop, you should be able to find a collection of low-cost and affordable kitchen how-to guides. Kitchen remodeling how-to guides can be purchased online, from most book stores and home improvement stores. You can easily find kitchen remodeling books that sell for as low as ten dollars and some that sell for as high as fifty. What is nice about purchasing kitchen remodeling books is that you can decide what you want to buy, as well as how much you are willing to pay for it.

Since there are a number of advantages and disadvantages to using kitchen remodeling books, you will need to make your own decision. If you have little or no kitchen remodeling experience, you may find that a kitchen remodeling how-to guide is more than worth the money.