NARI’s Spring Business Meeting

2016-10-17T12:04:09-05:00May 7th, 2015|

At NARI’s Spring Business Meeting in Fort Lauderdale last month: Kayleen McCabe spoke to the attendees – industry leaders – about vocational education, which she strongly feels is underrepresented in American schools and even worse, undervalued in American culture. Kayleen is a 30-something female contractor who landed her own home improvement television series back in [...]

Kitchen Trends

2016-10-17T12:04:09-05:00April 29th, 2015|

Kitchen Trends; what’s your style? In a recent Professional Remodeler survey, 45.1% of clients want traditional styles in their kitchen; about 28% want transitional and 21.6% want modern. This makes sense when you consider that most homes in the US are traditional but many clients are doing that in ways called “eclectic”—mixing a rustic farmhouse [...]

Home Decor and More

2016-03-18T15:09:01-05:00April 16th, 2015|

Collect things you love, that are authentic to you and your home becomes your story..... Hi, I'm Diane Muehling, John's Office Manager for 15 years! When I'm not at Emerald, I exercise my creative side and search for, upcycle and create coastal, vintage and unique decor which I display and sell. I have 2 booths [...]

Skilled Trade Shortage!

2016-03-18T15:07:52-05:00April 2nd, 2015|

If we don’t take steps now to stem the looming shortages in trade jobs, the availability of these services will become harder to secure, the window to complete home improvement projects will become longer and, most likely, remodeling costs will go up at an accelerated rate because of labor shortages to perform this type of [...]

FL Remodeling Trends 2015

2016-03-18T15:05:54-05:00March 26th, 2015|

While we’re still early into 2015 here in Florida, it’s clear that this is the year when remodeling comes into its own. Consumers are finding themselves with extra money with lowering fuel prices and resurgence of the economy. They are wisely looking to invest those finances back into their home. While the brunt of the [...]

Spring Fever?

2016-03-18T15:03:03-05:00March 19th, 2015|

March equinox is known as the Vernal or Spring equinox and marks the start of the spring season. This occurs Friday, March 20th at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” All over the world, days and nights are approximately equal. This day the Sun rises exactly [...]

Remodeling your Bathroom – pick your SPLURGE item….

2016-03-18T14:49:23-05:00March 18th, 2015|

Even a small bathroom makeover can be a major expense. It’s understandable that everyone looks for the best use of their dollars and the urge to cut costs when possible. Function is always the number 1 priority in a bathroom remodel. Ultimately, you must be able to easily and conveniently use the space and features [...]

Why a Preconstruction Meeting?

2016-10-17T12:04:09-05:00March 5th, 2015|

When choosing your contractor, ask if they hold a Pre-Construction Meeting Understand that construction is a process that links together the project scope, budget and schedule. In order for the project to be successful the owner’s vision of the project must be also be clearly communicated to all our team members (subcontractors) prior to the [...]

1st Place Winner Accessible/Adaptable Master Bath

2016-10-17T12:04:09-05:00February 28th, 2015|

NARI COTY Awards Eve of Excellence was Friday, February 20th at Belleair Country Club. It's always a gala and fun event to attend. When we choose the projects we enter each year, we always ask our clients for the projects to join us. This year we entered 2 projects; a kitchen and accessible/adaptable bath remodel. [...]

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