Jack Beck

  • Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Aging in Place

    As you near retirement age, you may be thinking about what changes to make to your home so you can comfortably age in place. While many people focus on bathrooms and entranceways, the kitchen is often overlooked. Yet, being able to prepare meals comfortably and easily, particularly if you enjoy cooking, is a vital part of ensuring your golden years are fulfilling. The following are a few kitchen remodeling ideas that will help make aging in your home more comfortable. [Read More]

  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Roof Safe And Sound

    When you have a home, being able to spot new issues and resolve them proactively is an important step in protecting your investment. However, roofing issues can sneak up on people fast, leading to issues like leaks and mildew growth. Here are three ways to keep your roof safe and sound, no matter what the future holds.  1. Take Gutter Cleaning Seriously Although gutter cleaning may seem completely unrelated to roof care, the fact of the matter is that letting leaves and other debris build up in those spaces is a recipe for disaster. [Read More]

  • Four Inexpensive Ideas for Remodeling Your Apartment's Bathroom

    Whether you plan to sell your apartment this spring or simply have decided it's time to do some upgrades, then the bathroom is an excellent place to start. Even if you don't have a large apartment renovations budget, there are many inexpensive ways you can update the bathroom, including each of the following four: Inexpensive Upgrade #1: Paint the Old Shower or Bathtub and Its Surround The most expensive thing in a bathroom to replace is the old shower or bathtub and its surround. [Read More]

  • Have A Barren Kitchen? 3 Projects That Will Make You Love The Space

    When you purchase a home, you should expect to get a functional kitchen unless you are buying a fixer-upper in which you know about the problems before making an offer. But, even if your kitchen has the necessities, you may feel as if the space feels somewhat barren. This is an issue that you can fix by taking on projects that will spice up the space with beauty and functionality. [Read More]

  • 3 Reasons To Consider A Mirrored Backsplash For Your Kitchen

    Although a backsplash isn't absolutely mandatory for a kitchen, it's an element that many homeowners favor. Choosing a backsplash allows you to add flair and functionality to the kitchen. For example, the right style of backsplash can complement your countertop and even your appliances and can also be quicker and easier to clean than a painted wall. A mirrored backsplash might not be something that you've considered, given the prevalence of glass and stone tiles, but it's worth some thought. [Read More]

  • Make Your Home More Comfortable By Hiring Home Remodeling Professionals

    Being comfortable is something that you may want your family to feel while inside the house. But your home may be lacking features that prevent your household from getting comfortable. When you know that you will not be moving out of the home anytime soon, you may want to hire a remodeling company to work on projects that will improve comfort inside the house. Ceiling Fans Although you may have central air conditioning, you may not want to always run the system, especially when the temperature on the inside is manageable. [Read More]

  • 2 Key Features To Look For If You Want Energy Efficient Doors And Windows

    Doors and windows are items that are essential elements of a home. They provide access, security, light, and a view of the outside world. However, not all doors and windows are created equal. When it comes to creating an energy efficient home, doors and windows are one of the biggest offenders for heat loss and heat gain in a home. In fact, windows alone are responsible for up to 30% of heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer. [Read More]

  • Do's And Don'ts Of DIY Kitchen Cabinets

    So, you want to DIY kitchen cabinets? That is a very brave thing you are doing. Brave, because kitchen cabinetry is the most extensive and difficult project you could ever take on by yourself. However, if you remain undaunted, then you should know a few "do's" and "don'ts" about DIYing kitchen cabinets. DO Buy Prefabricated Cabinets There are plenty of online retailers that have hundreds of cabinet designs and finishes already cut and RTA'ed (ready-to-assemble) for you. [Read More]

  • New Kitchen Cabinets? How To Keep Them Clean And Beautiful

    If you're having new kitchen cabinets installed, it's time to start thinking about the maintenance. Kitchen cabinets take a lot of abuse during the day, especially in a busy household. The right maintenance will ensure a long, beautiful life for your new cabinets. Here are four simple tips that will protect your new cabinets. Insist on Knobs and Handles Now that you're getting ready for your new cabinets, don't forget to add the right knobs and handles. [Read More]

  • How Commercial Renovation Improves Your Employees' Creativity

    Creativity is important in just about any type of business or career path. If your employees are not creative, they are likely experiencing a bout of severe boredom. Thankfully, commercial renovation can help you avoid this problem and make your employees happier than ever to be working with you. Boredom at Work Robs Your Employees of Creativity Most managers or business owners will tell you that they have a creative and engaging office environment or that they understand how to keep their employees engaged; sadly, that usually isn't true. [Read More]