home remodel

Helpful “Don’ts “ in Home Remodeling

Help your home remodeling or renovation go smoothly and stay on budget with this wise advice from SolidAce Construction & Development Corp. We are a designer and contractor, and some of the lessons we have learned over the years from our previous clients can help future homeowners too. What you do is just as important as what you don't do, and sometimes a homeowner's instinct can negatively affect a home renovation project.

  1. Don't work without a professionally made plan or design. Some projects require an architect, some an interior designer, and sometimes a talented builder will get your aesthetic and help you come up with a good plan. Leave the details to the professionals, that’s what you’re paying them for right?Whatever you do, don’t start a remodel without a detailed floor/layout plan. A lot of elements interact in a space — put them all on paper and you’ll catch problems before they are built. You may be able to build a functional space without a plan, but if you want a functional and beautiful space, get the professionals help!
  2. Don't delay important decisions. the best thing to do is make every single decision before construction work starts. A good contractor/builder can talk you through the list of situations that might come up on your job, but decisions about situations aren't usually what cause delays. Instead, most of the issues are related to decisions about things like paint, trim and faucet selection.
  3. Don't change your mind (too much). Even though it's inevitable that you'll change your mind about something on your project, know this: Every time you change your mind in Home Remodeling or any small or large construction project, it'll result in a change order. Although the change may seem minor, there are always added costs — even if it's only the time spent discussing the change. Scheduling can be affected too. Everyone working on the job needs to be informed of the change so no one's working on the old plan. Everyone makes changes, and that's OK — just be aware of the potential to disrupt and delay the job.
  4. Don't buy your own materials. It seems like an obvious way to save money — a builder is going to mark up the cost of materials and pass that added cost on to you. That’s true, but the builder may get a better price than you to begin with, meaning that even after markup, you'll pay the same price.
  5. Don't work without a contingency fund. If you find out that the work you wanted to do costs more than you expected or budgeted, you’re in good company. It’s almost unheard of that a person sets a realistic budget for a project. But don’t eat into your contingency to stretch the budget. If you follow rule number two and make every decision ahead of time, you can probably get away with a 5 percent contingency if you have a good general contractor.
  6. Don't be a distraction. It may sound harsh, but every minute someone working on your house spends talking to you, they are not working on your house. Is the conversation important and one that will have an impact on the job? That's one thing, but the electrician on the job isn't getting paid any more to spend 30 minutes talking about your vacation plans.
  7. Dont hesitate to contact us! For Home Remodeling/renovation Please give us a call SolidAce Construction & Development Corp. at Dr. V. Locsin Street Dumaguete City or call 035 422-9478,226-2880 and our team of experts can help  in your kitchen design and remodeling needs.

Living Room Remodeling

And here we are again, folks, for another awesome article about home improvement. Last week we talked about what we can do to liven up your bedroom, which we can all admit that we actually live in more than the actual living room. Well, now we will make the case that we should spend more time in our living room by remodeling it.

Remodeling your living room can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. How much are you willing to spend? Where do you start? Have you found a good contractor? Have you selected the most fitting furniture and accessories for your living room? These are all valid questions that will add to the complexity of your planned remodeling. So here are a few tips that would help you lower complexity, heighten excitement and guarantee that you get what you expect on the final product.

Research and Plan

This is always the first step to any endeavor. Before getting your feet wet, you have to ensure that you know what you are getting into and have considered all possibilities. A successful renovation demands a lot of forethought, knowledge and especially information. So do your research. Visit websites that showcase different living room design to take inspiration from as you try to picture out how yours will look like. Take time to develop your ideas and make sure that what you come up with is truly what you like so that you will not change your mind in the middle of the project when all the plans have been laid out and the materials have been selected. That would either be costly or just end up as a disappointment.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Your lifestyle and personality are the most important factors in planning out your living room. This determines what types of furniture you will select, the colors and the placement of everything. To do this, try to envision yourself and your family making use of the space, how gatherings will play out, or if you are expecting more family members to pop out in the next few months or years. Having a clear picture of how you will use the space will give you a clear goal and help you figure out your design.

Consult the Professionals

If you can afford it, get an interior decorator or designer that could help you envision your living room for you. Or look at the portfolios that these professionals put online, magazines, and brochures of companies that sell furniture such as IKEA. For your local needs, you can contact SolidAce Construction & Development Corp. at Dr. V. Locsin Street Dumaguete City or call 035 422-9478, 226-2880 our professionals are standing by to help with your every need, from the planning to the actual construction work of the remodeling and even through decorating.

Bedroom Remodelling

Let's face it we spend more times in our bedrooms than our living room, which is a bit ironic if you think about. We are only supposed to sleep in the bedroom and the rest of our waking in our home is supposed to be in the living room; hence the name, right?

Wrong. Despite people not exercising privacy online, we value or physical privacy a lot and our bedroom is often the place that can give us that.

Plus we have our computer, TV and maybe even a small fridge there. So who needs the living room, the bedroom is where it's at.

But because we consider our bedrooms our own private fort, we often neglect it, we forget to clean and arrange it since we think nobody's going to see it anyway. But the fact of the matter is that the bedroom is our home within our house so it should reflect our personalities, not our laziness. With this in mind, we should start turning our own bedrooms into a tiny slice of dream land.

 Here are 7 ways we can remodel our bedrooms without demolishing our house.

  1. Organize - no matter how bland a place looks, if it is clean and organize it will always look pretty. This should always be the first move you do, if you haven't already. This will pave the way for the creative process to take place; with everything put in its place, your mind can begin to think of new things to add or change. And we can never be too organized, so you could probably add more furniture you could use for organizing stuff or even add a permanent cabinet that would match and make the place look unique.
  2. Paint you walls - this method is probably the fastest and cheapest method to add flare or change the overall character of your room. Choose a color that will match the trimmings and that it matches the ambiance that you are going for. You can be light and modern, warm and cozy or even bright and dazzling. Do not worry if the first color you try doesn't suit you as you can always repaint over it.
  3. Light your way - lighting can make the difference between a gloomy and creepy place, bright and holly or romantically relaxing. Just put into consideration what you usually do in your room. If you study or do some work there then bright yet soothing lighting can help you concentrate and lessen strain on your eyes. But if the room is truly just a place to relax with your spouse, then a romantic dimmable effect might be more appropriate. It all really depends on your final goal.
  4. Find furniture that matches - Before you start to remodel you must always have an end goal in mind. Look around in different interior design websites of product catalogs from companies like IKEA which can give you great ideas that you can implement in your bedroom, and maybe even find furniture that you like.

Usually for remodeling jobs you need a professional that can guide you. Contact SolidAce Construction & Development Corp. at Dr. V. Locsin Street Dumaguete City or call 035 422-9478,226-2880 and our expert staff can help you decide on how exactly you can remodel your bedroom, either to increase the value of your home or simply to ensure that your favorite place is as good as can be.