Home Remodeling Advice and Insight

 

Looking for expert advice from a trusted design-build contractor? Our blog has helpful insight for your next remodeling project. We cover everything from the beginning stages of design to what to expect during your final walk through. Keep reading to learn more.
Planning and Scheduling Construction Projects for Success

Planning and Scheduling Construction Projects for Success

Thoughtful, detailed planning ensures a project runs smoothly every time. Design-Build Contractors use the principles of project management to ensure resources like staff, sub-contractors, tools and equipment are used efficiently. Good planning also helps the homeowner understand how their project will unfold, ensuring the work can be delivered...

How to Accurately Plan Your Budget for a Home Renovation

How to Accurately Plan Your Budget for a Home Renovation

In part one of our renovation budgeting series, we established that that guessing at a budget, calling contractors to ask for quotes and going with the lowest bid is not the way to start your renovation project. We also outlined several common misconceptions about budgeting. Now it’s time to solidify a better way to budget for renovation...

Five Misconceptions About Home Renovation Budgeting

Five Misconceptions About Home Renovation Budgeting

A kitchen, bathroom or whole house renovation can provide years of enjoyment and an excellent return on investment when done properly. When considering a project of this kind, budget is an important factor. Unfortunately, the manner in which many homeowners approach their renovation budget is very misguided. Here’s how many homeowners approach...

Important Considerations for Whole House Renovations

Important Considerations for Whole House Renovations

If you’re thinking about doing a full renovation of your entire house -- knocking down walls, changing the layout, replacing the windows and updating finishes -- you’ll need to do much more thorough and careful planning than if you were renovating one or two rooms. A whole house renovation is a long and complex process, and there are a number of...

Open Floor Plans: What it Takes to Knock Down Walls

Open Floor Plans: What it Takes to Knock Down Walls

If you are considering a remodel of your home to create a more open floor plan, you are probably already aware of the many potential benefits of opening up your living space. Knocking down walls in a home that was designed with separated rooms can allow you to take advantage of more natural light, creates a better flow for entertaining, and feels...

Why You Should Partner with a Design-Build Contractor

Why You Should Partner with a Design-Build Contractor

Large scale, custom home renovations take a lot of planning and input from several experts. As you begin planning your next home renovation, you might be asking yourself “who should I call first?” General contractors, designers and architects are commonly called upon for their expertise while renovating kitchens, bathrooms or adding additions to...

AHI honored with 1st Place “Contractor of the Year” Award

AHI honored with 1st Place “Contractor of the Year” Award

The Best in Cleveland Home Improvement Honored with CotY Awards Cleveland, OH, March 16, 2017 – The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Greater Cleveland Chapter recognized the ‘best of the best’ in the remodeling industry at their annual Evening of Excellence dinner and awards banquet Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Music Box...

AHI Attends International Builders Show

AHI Attends International Builders Show

2017 is off to a great start for the crew at Advance Home Improvement! A few team members traveled to Orlando, Florida for the International Builders Show in January. With over 80,000 attendees, IBS is America’s largest residential construction trade show. Our crew attended educational seminars and had a chance to visit over 1,500 exhibitor...

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