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remodeling: Interior Decor in the New Year: How To Start Fresh - 01/03/12 12:49 AM
Well, 2012 is finally here, and we’re ready to give our home decor a facelift. Here are some easy ways to change the look of your home and start fresh, helping you keep your new year’s resolutions and make 2012 a great year: 1. Integrate Color The easiest way to drastically change the look of a room? Pick up a paintbrush and get to it. There are plenty of changes expected for the interior design world in 2012, including a shift from a dull color palette to vibrancy and show. If your new year’s resolution is to be more optimistic, it (2 comments)
remodeling: 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 4) - 06/14/11 02:29 PM
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 4) Still looking for ways to spend less on utility bills? Improving the rate at which your home uses energy is one of the most important concepts you can put into action right now, especially as demand and prices increase. If you’ve been following our series on 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now, you’ve learned about reducing energy consumption in three major areas of the home: • Air leakages, insulation, and HVAC • Water (2 comments)
remodeling: 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 1) - 05/24/11 01:47 PM
4 Ways You Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Now (Part 1) With gas prices hitting record levels this summer, there’s never been a better time to make some changes to the way your home consumes energy. Not only will it reduce energy demand by cutting the amount of resources it takes to create energy; enabling your home to be more efficient will also save you money on utility bills and increase energy security on a national level. The best way to approach this is by developing a whole-house energy efficiency plan, which will allow (0 comments)
remodeling: How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 4) - 05/21/11 04:14 PM
How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 4) Aging in Place – the ability to make modifications that allow senior citizens to stay in their homes as they age – provides many different benefits to homeowners. As we revealed in part 1, part 2 and part 3, there are physical and emotional benefits, safety and security benefits, and financial benefits that result from Aging in Place. In part 4, we want to focus on how Aging in Place supports the environment for future generations. In the 21st century, green home design and (0 comments)
remodeling: How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2) - 05/19/11 11:15 AM
How Aging in Place Keeps You in Your Home, in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase (Part 2) If you can believe it, death is not the biggest fear of senior citizens. According to a study commissioned by Clarity® and The EAR Foundation, those in their golden years have a far greater fear of moving into a nursing home and losing their independence. So how can you, or those you love, remain at home even when health and physical abilities decline? Many baby boomers, those with chronic illnesses, and children of aging parents are using an approach known as Aging in Place. (0 comments)
remodeling: Aging in Place - CAPS certification in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - 06/23/10 10:16 PM
Aging in Place - CAPS certification in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) is a nationally-recognized accreditation earned through the National Association of Home Builders. CAPS certificates are granted to building, remodeling and other professionals who complete an intense, approved training program and are dedicated to serving individuals who wish to remain in their homes in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase as they age. Alex Shekhtman of A&A Design Build Remodeling is honored to announce that he has earned CAPS certification and is working with homeowners in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD who wish (0 comments)
remodeling: Six Ways to Save a Client Today - 03/16/10 02:17 PM
This article is written for CPA's but aplicable for any business. Authour - Rick Telberg http://www.cpa2biz.com/Content/media/PRODUCER_CONTENT/Newsletters/Articles_2010/CPA/Mar/6WaysSaveClient.jsp Six Ways to Save a Client Today Local accounting firm redefines "R&D" for client retention and business development. How to keep clients happy and build your business. March 15, 2010 by Rick Telberg/At Large At most companies, “R&D” means “research and development.” But at Dugan & Lopatka CPAs in Wheaton, Ill., every staffer knows it means client “retention and development,” as in business development. Like many firms faced a couple years ago with the credit crash and ensuing Great Recession, Dugan & Lopatka’s attention was (0 comments)
remodeling: How to Remove and Ovoid Mildew in your Bathroom in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - 03/11/10 07:27 AM
How to Remove and Ovoid Mildew in your Bathroom in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Mildew is a thin, black, or sometimes white, growth produced by mold. Molds are always present in the air but those that cause mildew need moisture and certain temperatures to grow. They commonly develop in humid, especially in closed spaces. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions, Things You'll Need: * Cleaning supplies, lemon juice, salt, bleach, Step 1 As we all know, mildew likes heat and moisture. Bathroom is usually the place where heat and moisture are combined to create an ideal conditions for mildew grows. Step 2 (6 comments)
How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase - The Contractor's View Things You'll Need: Pencil and paper, patience, time, Step 1 First of all, do your homework and be prepared. Collect pictures from magazines etc. Write down what you would like to have the contractor accomplish. Be as specific as possible. Step 2 Get your family together (as appropriate) and discuss how much money you are willing to invest in your remodeling project. Make a list of priorities for the project and share both with the contractor. Step 3 Ask your friends and neighbors (2 comments)
remodeling: Interest rates as low as 3-1/2%?? - 01/03/09 06:58 AM
I am curious to find out the combine opinion of Active Rainers, will we see interest rates for 30 years fixed as low as 3-1/2% or 4%? I think having interest rate so low will jump start the housing and the economy in general. With this interest rate, housing will be affordable again for so many more people, the housing prices will stop falling and may be even grow again. People will refinance like there is no tomorrow and all that activity will pump money in to economy. With mortgage payment reduced, people will have money left and will start buying (1 comments)
remodeling: Ask the contractor - 12/05/08 12:20 AM
I just joined Active Rain network and really like it. After reading several blogs, I decided that it may be a good idea to have Ask the Contractor blog. I am a civil engineer by education an have been in business for 18 years providing design-build remodeling and Handyman Services in Washington DC metro area. If you need to know how to select a good contractor or how to work/communicate with contractors to make sure your project runs smoothly, I would love to help. I would even be happy to answer technical questions, although, it may be challenging to do remotely. (2 comments)
remodeling: Market future - 12/04/08 10:44 PM
I own a design-build remodeling company and live in Chevy Chase, MD. The real estate market here is quite stable. However, most of our projects lately are smaller in size and scope. It looks to me that people only do whatever is absolutely necessary. In addition to remodeling, we also provide Handyman services and this part of my business is on the rise. I know that in other areas of MD and DC the market is not as stable. I know quite a few remodeling companies that reduced the number of emploees by 50% or more. So, when should we expect (22 comments)
Alex Shekhtman - Design Build Remodeling Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase
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