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Five Universal Design Elements to Incorporate Into Your Home

If you’ve been considering a remodel, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the term, “universal design.” While universal design has been around for decades, remodeling for accessibility has recently evolved into a growing trend. Whether due to the growing number of baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) or the fact that homeowners are simply looking to fit…
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Giving Back with Habitat for Humanity

It’s not every day that one is able to utilize their specialized skills and talents to give back to the community, but when the opportunity presents itself—you take it. We believe that loyalty adds meaning to our lives, which is why our team recently spent the day with the Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, assisting with a new home build…
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Surviving a Remodel: You vs. Dust

True or False: the #1 threat to livability during a remodel is dust. If you answered “true,” then you are on the right track. As a clean contractor, your livability is our top concern. In an on-going effort to better serve our clients, we recently invested in a groundbreaking dust control system, which captures and removes up to 90 percent…
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6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Patio for Summer

Summer is officially here (as of June 21st) and with that comes sun-filled days and endless entertaining. Whether you’re having a dinner party or just looking to enjoy the peace of your own home, we’ve rounded up our top six recommendations to spruce up your patio: Hang string lights. One strand, two strands, clear bulbs or colored; your patio will be putting…
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Dad Approved: Gifts for the Garage (and more)

With Father’s Day approaching and Summer BBQ’s heating up, there’s no better time than now to get dad something he’ll always have an excuse to use. More likely than not, we’ve witnessed the look on his face as he entered his favorite home improvement store. His face lit up like a kid in a candy store. We’re pretty positive that our gift recommendations…
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Home Remodeling 101: Part 1 of 4

The month of May is typically associated with Cinco de Mayo, the start of summer and warm months ahead, but what you probably didn’t know was that May is also National Home Remodeling Month. That’s right, a whole month dedicated to the trade of remodeling and construction. Our team may be biased, but we particularly favor this month because it…
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Today’s Remodeling Trends

Spacious kitchens and bathrooms are near the top of the list Bigger is better when it comes to kitchen and bathroom remodels. That’s the main trend sweeping the country, according to owners of Gilbert Design Build Bath & Kitchen remodeling franchises nationwide. Franchisees are witnessing growing demand for big, open kitchens with large center islands, more refined use of granite…
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