Weekly Diary of Palo Alto Wholehouse remodel
Week 1: Ground up Demolition After 20 months of drafting and permitting, we are finally starting to build this property … More
Green Building isn’t just about the house. Lawn care requires large amounts of water…
Week 1 of a remodel and addition video in Santa Clara.
Hi Guys, If you ever wonder how you to get a good bid for a plumber? This is the tip … More
Prevent Allergies, Illness and Chemical Sensitivity.
After I remodeled my house, I wished someone had shared these tips with me.
Flush out the pipes.
Flush your pipes.
My water tasted horrible when I moved back in!
After my house was remodeled, the water from all the taps smelled and tasted of burnt metal from the soldering work, and there was also some dust and dirt, as well. Be sure to give the pipes a thorough flush after plumbing renovations. If you have just installed a whole-house water filter in your house, you will need to do the same thing.
The homeowners recently purchased a 1950’s ranch home with 3 beds 2 baths 1,284 sq ft. in Santa Clara. They wanted to add a Master Suite so they can have 2 master suites available as an additional master suite when their in-laws visit.
Watch Cindy and Michael discuss the different items which can influence the cost of a budget. Many Bay Area homeowners think remodel cost will cost less due to watching the numerous HGTV shows which are based in metros markets outside of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Budgets are different for many reasons such as the construction finishes.
What are finishes? The finishes can be defined as every item which the general contractor, interior designer or architect needs to specify for your project. For example, your toilet paper roll holder, towel bar, door knob, paint color, wall texture, etc. The list goes on…
Join Michael Mok and Cindy Carey…
These three common facts are reasons for delays in the winter time for construction projects. Whether you are doing a remodel, new construction, kitchen or bath these factors will affect your completion timeline.
For more info about Cindy Carey: http://www.starburstconstruction.com
Starburst Average Prices:
Kitchen Remodel: $75K starting
Master Bath: $45K starting
Hall Bath: $35K starting
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About Michael Mok:
I founded this blog because my friends and family have been asking me for advice on design, contractors and home product (faucets, appliances, tiles, etc.). They want to learn from me on how to save time and money while getting the result they want.
I am the founder of Geonoma, a real estate development company. For the last nine years, I was the Vice President of a kitchen and bath remodeling company where I managed both the design and the construction team. I learned to understand people’s concerns from working with homeowners, interior designers and general contractors. During that time, I also served on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industries (NARI).
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A young couple’s architect gave them advice which failed to meet their budget which led to selling their house. If they had hired general contractor to evaluate their building options, they would have learned they could have done a addition to the back of their existing house.