Jack Beck

  • 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]

  • Did a Natural Disaster Damage Your Kitchen? Update and Improve the Space with These Key Features

    If a problem like flooding, a roof leak, a fallen tree, or another problem has allowed to you get some insurance money to redo your kitchen and you aren't sure where to spend the money, there are some things to consider. The very first thing you want to do is repair structural damages that occurred to the exterior of the house. After that, consider these things to improve the space and update the kitchen after the disaster. [Read More]

  • 3 Viable Material Choices To Consider When Upgrading Your Kitchen's Countertops

    If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you want this area to look beautiful. A huge aspect of your kitchen's aesthetics is the countertop material. If you're looking to upgrade this all-important feature, consider these viable material options.  Granite  A go-to material for many homeowners looking to enhance their kitchen countertops is granite. It's not surprising why given the many great qualities granite comes with. For one, it's a very durable material that won't require that much maintenance on your part over the years. [Read More]

  • 4 Ways To Build Confidence When Getting Custom Cabinets For Your Kitchen

    When you look at your kitchen, you may know that most of the features are outdated. Even if the cabinets are old, you may feel hesitant about replacing them when they are still functional. But, if you have been budgeting to improve your kitchen, you should not hesitate to replace the kitchen cabinets. This gives you an opportunity to change the cabinets and improve the looks. Knowing how to build confidence about investing in new cabinets will lead to a great outcome. [Read More]

  • Tips For Selecting The Perfect Cabinets For Your Kitchen Remodel

    Remodeling a kitchen adds value to a home and improves the room's look and function. But a complete kitchen remodel also requires a large investment, so it is important to carefully plan your kitchen design and choose your materials. One of the biggest expenses of a kitchen remodel is purchasing all new cabinets. Considering the expense associated with new cabinets and the fact that cabinets make a drastic impact in how your new kitchen will look, it is important to choose wisely. [Read More]

  • How To Recover After A Large Hurricane

    If you live in a portion of the country that is prone to a lot of harsh winds and hurricane-like storms, then you know just how emotionally and physically damaging it can be to have your house involved in this type of storm. If your home was recently damaged in a large hurricane storm and you need to get it back into working order but you don't know where to start, then this article is definitely for you. [Read More]

  • Tile Vs. Laminate In A Bathroom

    One of the best things you can do to improve your bathroom during a bathroom remodel is to update the floor. The floor in a bathroom can be especially worn down, particularly if it one of the bathrooms in a high traffic area. Also, bathroom floors where people take more showers are the most worn because of all the moisture. A bathroom floor, even if it is properly cared for, can be the most worn out aspect of your entire home. [Read More]