Archives: Remodeling

Remodeling Tips for Historic Buildings

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

Historic Structures Require Careful Collaboration and Coordination Recently my crew and I had the pleasure of working in a beautiful historic library. The library was built with such craftsmanship that it would take incredible amounts of money and time to replicate in today’s world. We were hired to install a continuous handrail from one floor…

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Remodeling Expected To Accelerate In 2011

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) According to the Joint Center For Housing Studies at Harvard University there may be some good news for the remodeling industry as we move into 2011. According to their study it appears homeowners are beginning to feel more optimistic and likely to start investing in their homes again. The…

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Home Repair Advice – A Work In Progress

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

Today’s guest post is from a new friend of mine, Rob Robillard, who writes a great carpentry blog. Rob is a carpenter, cop and dad living in Massachusetts. He’s got some great advice for all facets of carpentry and construction. Enjoy! “Straight, Square and Smooth!” That’s what my shop teacher used to say and I…

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New Lead Paint Laws Effective April 22, 2010

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

New EPA Lead Paint Laws Effect Remodeling Projects The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has new lead paint laws going into affect on April 22, 2010. The new lead paint laws require any renovation work performed on houses built before 1978 to be performed by a certified contractor. Obviously his new law is causing some…

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Top Ten Remodeling Tips

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

Remodeling Tips Remodeling your home can be a great alternative to moving and building a new home. This is especially true in today’s real estate and financial markets. A well planned and executed remodeling project can significantly increase the value and comfort of your home. Having said that I wanted to share some remodeling tips…

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What To Expect When Remodeling A Staircase

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

Guest Post by Dave Lowe with Indital USA Expectations – Costs and Remodel Approaches Replacing an old predominantly wood balustrade staircase and swapping in powder coated iron balusters can provide a refreshing look to your entire home. Some real estate professionals are choosing to actively approach stair builders on behalf of bank owned properties as…

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DC Rowhouse | Guest Blogger

By Todd Fratzel on Remodeling

Occasionally I read a home improvement related blog and want to share the site with my readers. So I’ve decided to start publishing a few guest blog posts. Most of these posts will likely be written as an introduction to the blog. If these are successful then I’ll make them a regular part of the…

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