Home Remodeling: Floors

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Home Remodeling: Floors

Home remodeling projects, whether large or small, need functionality as well as design. A lot of focus tends to go to the counter-tops, placement, floor plan and cabinets since they have such a large impact visually. However, the flooring is just as important. After all it needs to be able to withstand daily use from you and your family. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming, but at Medina we can take you through ...

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Remodeling: Heated Floor Options

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Heated Floor Options

Depending on the location and size of your home you can choose from a variety of heated floor options to suit your needs. We absorb the cold from our floors through our feet since most homes with concrete floor are poor conductors of heat. Due to this and many other reasons many companies have emerged to manufacture heated floor options.

Using an electric floor mat will cost much less compared to other options. It is installed under the tile ...

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Remodeling: Interior Wall Removal

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Remodeling: Interior Wall Removal

Creating an open concept kitchen to living area is a popular request of our team at Medina. This remodeling project often requires an interior wall removal. Most typically it is around the kitchen area, but can be for any combination of rooms. The actual space gained is minimal, generally representing less than six inches by the length of the wall to be removed. However, the newly defined space often looks and feels much larger. Additionally, furniture can ...

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Bathroom remodeling: Ceiling leaks Pt 2

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Bathroom Remodeling: Ceiling Leaks

Not all bathroom remodels are done for aesthetic upgrades, some are done out of necessity. Perhaps the previous bathtub was installed wrong or you have another issue listed below. A sign that you made need to upgrade your plumbing and remodel your bathroom is a ceiling leak.

When the ceiling is leaking you need to take immediate action. When you see a drip and it is continuous and does not stop, then you need to shut off the ...

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Remodeling: Tank-less Hot Water Heaters

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Home Remodeling: Tank-less Hot Water Heaters

When you are remodeling an older home take time to evaluate the hot water system. You can shrink your electricity and water bills greatly with a more efficient system. After all, estimates say that as much as 30% of a home’s energy budget is consumed by heating water.

A traditional water heater continuously heats water in the tank, regardless of whether it is being used. A tank-less hot water heater only heats water when there is demand ...

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Basement remodeling: Things to know

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Basement remodeling: Things to know

Keep It Dry

Check for any water issues in your basement before beginning the planning process. Obvious signs are pools of water or drips coming through the below-grade walls. Check outside to make sure the ground is graded away from your foundation. Also look for cracks in your foundation walls and repair that damage if necessary.

Know the Code

After you’ve taken care of any moisture problems and have come up with your plan, it’s time to check with ...

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Bathroom Remodeling: Ceiling Leaks

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Bathroom Remodeling: Ceiling Leaks

Not all bathroom remodels are done for aesthetic upgrades, some are done out of necessity. Perhaps the previous bathtub was installed wrong or you have another issue listed below. A sign that you made need to upgrade your plumbing and remodel your bathroom is a ceiling leak.

When the ceiling is leaking you need to take immediate action. When you see a drip and it is continuous and does not stop, then you need to shut off the ...

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Help your Home Remodeling Contractor

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As a home owner prepping for work on a home renovation project, the power to achieve a successful result lands mostly in your hands. While your remodeling contractor and staff will handle the bulk of the hands on work, you can help move the project along smoothly by doing these few things.

Communication

You need to be open about sharing your ideas, concerns and limitations with your contractor. It is better to talk too much than not enough. ...

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New Year’s Resolutions for your home Pt 3.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Part 3

Every year when January rolls around we vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do we set for our home? Let us guide you through 5 ideas for your home this New Year.

  1. Shrink your bills

When people think of going green, they often think it takes solar panels or a hybrid car to make a difference. But in actuality it just takes a ...

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New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Part 1.

Every year when January rolls around we vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do we set for our home? Let us guide you through 5 ideas for your home this New Year.

  1. Streamline

One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter.

-Each year most of us acquire a mountain of stuff. Without some ...

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