Blog entries tagged with 'tips'

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On a Budget? 5 tips to lower your costs when remodeling.

02-22-2011 07:37 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

A lot of prospective home remodeling customers are worried that they will not be able to afford their project. Here are 5 tips for helping work with your budget when it’s time for your remodel: -buying materials yourself. See exactly what you want at some discount store? Grab it! While your contractor most often can get better prices (due to larger purchase volume), sometimes you really see a deal that is unbeatable. Just make sure you check with your contractor to make sure the prod...

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Melamine Part 2: Apply Edge Banding

01-30-2013 04:52 AM by Todd A. Clippinger | 5 comments »

I just finished up the video for applying edge banding to melamine. This video follows Part 1 on how to get clean cuts in melamine, which can be quite a challenge without the right blade and techniques. Once the melamine is cut, often it will need to have edge banding applied. So I cover this topic in Part 2. I could have made a 2 minute video that shows me applying a piece with an iron and trimming the excess, but that can leave a person with a lot of questions. In these videos, you no...

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Painting Tips from DoItYourself.com

07-17-2010 10:07 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

We get a lot of questions about painting during our Do-It-Yourself Tutoring Sessions, so I figured I’d share some useful painting tips from DoItYourself.com. If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer in Lancaster County, PA, feel free to give us a call if you’d like to set up a Tutoring Session. Enjoy! Mike Blank, CGR CAPSMBC Building & Remodeling, LLC(717) 371-5136 — According to the Paint & Decorating Retailers Association, there are a few tips to keep in mind when considering a new ...

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Home Improvement Projects Made Easy #1: Part 1 of 2

08-23-2010 07:07 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Everyone in Lancaster County, PA has heard the expression, “You get what you pay for?” This saying is never more relevant than when discussing your home remodeling project. Going by price alone increases the risk of a project failure… and higher costs down the road. With the proper planning and a knowledgeable contractor, you can be assured of a job well done at a reasonable cost. Remember that home improvement can be a fun experience for you and your family too. You should always choose the...

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