HomeRefurbers

Blog entries tagged with 'idea'

View MoshupTrail's profile

Tile Backsplash - What they Don't Tell you #1: They don't tell you how to raise all the electric switches

06-23-2012 03:23 PM by MoshupTrail | 10 comments »

So you’ve finished your back splash and it’s beautiful! But there’s still a problem. All your plugs and switches are now recessed by 3/8 to 1/2 inch. So you run down to the store and buy these stupid little spacers, right? WRONG! Don’t even think about it. A bag of these spacers cost’s $5-6 and might be good for 4 switches. You’ll need at least two bags for all those extra switches you’ve just installed. Also, the kind I tried were a little to...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Do you want a 4-season Sunroom or a 3-season Porch?

05-31-2012 05:57 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Sometimes while discussing a 4-season sunroom with our Lancaster County, PA clients, we get on the discussion of an alternative option: a 3-season room. Most of the time people were not aware of the term 3-season room or what it was, even though they usually have seen one after we explain it. Here is a quick rundown of 4-season and 3-season rooms, their pros and cons and even an idea if you’re considering your own addition! What is a 4-season room? A four-season room is a heated room ad...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Deck Cleaning Tips

02-08-2012 06:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 4 comments »

Lancaster County, PA homeowners are often curious the best way to keep their new deck or porch looking beautiful for the long term. Different types of decking material need different types of techniques to be cleaned properly. First things first, inspect your deck before cleaning it. If something looks amiss structurally, call a contractor to take a look! Here are some tips for cleaning a Wood, Composite or Cedar/Redwood deck: Using that Power Sprayer – A power sprayer is a huge time sa...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Keys to Securing Your Home: 5 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Home

12-05-2011 11:32 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 3 comments »

Many high-tech, high-priced home security products are available today. Fortunately, there are less expensive – but no less effective – ways to protect your home, too. Check out these smart home security tips! Eliminate Hiding Places. Keep all entry points to your house well lit. Trim shrubs and trees that could provide cover for an intruder. Trim tree limbs that could enable intruders to gain entry via an upper-floor window or balcony and keep items such as ladders locked inside ...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Kitchen Trends for 2012

11-09-2011 05:12 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 5 comments »

The new year is quickly approaching! In the spirit of change, we decided to put together a list of some of the kitchen remodeling trends that are in store for 2012. The general contracting we do here in Lancaster County, PA brings us into a variety of kitchens every year. We get to experience first hand these growing trends, and have decided to discuss the following topics – Design Styles, Appliances, Colors, Cabinetry, Countertops and Lighting. Design Styles – A recent survey ...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

To Move, or to Remodel, that is the question.

07-29-2011 08:39 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 1 comment »

At least that is the question a lot of Lancaster County, PA homeowners we meet with ponder: Should I move to a new home, or remodel the home my family is in now? Well, since we at MBC do remodeling, you should definitely remodel… JUST KIDDING! With our housing market still down, you don’t want to rush into any decisions involving your largest asset. Does your family like the area and how long do you plan on staying in the home? You want to consider not only what your family will gain from ...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Kitchen Island Innovations

07-11-2011 10:21 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

Dreaming of your own fantasy island? No, I don’t mean the island with white sandy beaches, palm trees and sun… a kitchen island. They are increasing in popularity here; and with the interest both the attractiveness and innovations of kitchen islands continue to grow. Centrally located, islands are easily accessed and ideal for kitchen tasks such as food prep, cooking, clean up and entertaining. Here are the newest kitchen finds and options to consider when building or turning your fantasy is...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Your Decking Material Options: Pros and Cons

05-04-2011 08:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

We have been building wood, composite and solid PVC decks and screened porches here in Lancaster County, PA since 1999. With over 12 years experience I can tell you the decision most families struggle with is what kind of decking material to choose for their new deck? If initial cost were the only concern, the answer would always be simple: wood. Unfortunately, we must consider many important factors. Along with initial cost, the appearance you are looking for and long-term maintenance tim...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

More Family Time: The Important Benefits of Home Additions

04-13-2011 08:44 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 1 comment »

There are several types of Home Additions we do here in Lancaster County, PA. Believe it or not, every room addition we’ve ever done was unique…seriously! Additions are custom designed to your exact dreams and needs, and the needs and dreams of every family are different! However, there is one unifying theme of all of the families we work with; when you create the home of your families dreams, your family dreams of spending time at home. More Family Room:Sometimes a homeowner wants to add ...

Read this entry »


View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Banish Kitchen Boredom with Color

03-28-2011 08:55 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 1 comment »

The kitchen is the perfect place to add character to your home with the use of color. Choosing the right color palette is an important part of the decision making process. But how do you choose colors that are compatible with your space and your taste? Here are a few helpful tips for guiding your color choices: Cabinetry Color vs. Wall Color – Painting your kitchen walls is an easy way to add color and personality to your space. Soft blue wall paints, which are calming and easy to li...

Read this entry »


1 2 3 4 5
43 entries

Add new blog entry
RSS FEED

Top Series

Top Bloggers


DISCLAIMER: All views and comments posted by members are not necessarily those of HomeRefurbers.com or of those working on the site.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

LumberJocks.com :: woodworking showcase