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September Home Maintenance Checklist

September Home Maintenance Checklist

The leaves might’ve not started to change color yet, but fall is in the air. So, it’s time to begin some of your cooler weather home improvement projects! This September is all about preparation. Cleaning your upholstery and prepping your garden for spring are just two tasks that are important to begin now. Here’s your […]

Nautical Home Décor Ideas

Nautical Home Décor Ideas

Do you ever just want to escape away to the beach? Even in your own home, incorporating nautical décor can help be the daily get-away you need. Beach- and ocean-themed items are perfect for summer throughout the house or can be a great way to style a bathroom. Are you ready to incorporate nautical home […]

Building Code Violations

10 Building Code Violations Your Home May Be Guilty Of

Building codes promote safety and uniformity, but they’re usually enforced only during construction and remodeling projects. If you live in an older home—or if you undertook a DIY renovation without acquiring a permit—your property might not comply with moder… By Glenda Taylor     Missing Handrails Building codes typically stipulate that handrails or guardrails between […]

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How To Clean Wood Cabinets & Make Them Shine

Wood cabinets are a beautiful addition to any kitchen. However, over time they can become dirty and dingy. It’s likely that you’re familiar with the sticky and greasy feeling that can occur from just working in the kitchen. It’s time to make your kitchen cabinets like new again. If you want to refresh your kitchen […]

Walk-In Tubs are Seeing a Resurgence

Design, demand and technology changes are shaping the market. Brought to you by Best Bath Walk-in tubs have always had their fans. For those with joint and mobility challenges, they can be a lifesaver both in terms of comfort and therapy. But historically, walk-in tubs present challenges for remodelers. Their size and design often make […]

Design Ideas to Make Your Deck a Destination

Whatever its dimensions—expansive or small, narrow or wide—a deck is the ideal place to kick back and relax outdoors. But if you don’t make the most of your deck, it can end up being just a bland stretch of wood—wasted space—rather than the attractive destina… By Manasa Reddigari   Raise the Bar   Build along […]

How to Make a Home Renovation Less Disruptive

How to Make a Home Renovation Less Disruptive

Living through a home renovation can be difficult, even if you’re working with an outstanding remodeling firm. At Custom, we recognize how disruptive this experience can be, and we do all we can to lessen the impact on clients’ lives.   In preparation for a major renovation, you can also take steps to help minimize […]

Best time to remodel your Kitchen

When Is The Best Time To Remodel Your Kitchen?

One of the top projects for homeowners is kitchen remodeling. Custom Contracting remodels many kitchens. It’s a great way to increase the value of your home and customize the kitchen to your liking. After all it is the heart of the home. While you can certainly get your kitchen remodeling done any time of the […]

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Are We a Fit for Each Other? CCI Management Memo

At Custom, we don’t see ourselves as salespeople. We’re not here to sell you our home remodeling services. Rather, starting with our initial interaction, we’re focused on determining whether we’re a fit for you and your project — and whether you and your project are a fit for us. It’s a totally different mindset than […]

Mini-Split Systems: Good Things in Small Packages

Mini-Split Systems: Good Things in Small Packages

Do you have a room in your house that’s too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? A ductless, or mini-split, system might be the perfect solution.   Mini-splits offer heating and air conditioning in one compact package. The system typically consists of a wall-mounted indoor unit, a compressor that sits outside […]

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Five Hot Kitchen Appliances

Thinking about a kitchen remodeling project? It’s never too early to choose the appliances.   The thing is, choosing kitchen appliances has never been more challenging because there have never been more options to consider. Today’s appliances come in a wider range of sizes, styles and colors, with all sorts of variations in terms of […]