Trading Up: A Blog About General Contractors

Avoid These Common Mistakes When Choosing Staircase Materials

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When having a new home built, or when your current home is going through some renovations, you may need to choose the baluster and balustrade materials for the staircase. These materials and the overall design of the stairs are very important, as the stairs need to be functional but should also be attractive and stylish. To ensure you make the right choice for your home, note a few mistakes to avoid in the process, and discuss these with a contractor or staircase installer as needed. Read More»

Why Epoxy Flooring Is Best for Your Concrete Garage Floor

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One of the things that you must give a lot of consideration if you are planning to build a new garage is your flooring. This is because it is your flooring that will need to withstand the full weight of your car every time you drive into and out of the garage. Concrete is one of the most popular choices of construction material for garage floors, and this is for good reason: concrete is a hardwearing material that can bear up to the heavy use typical in garages pretty well. Read More»

What Too Many Homeowners Overlook When Choosing a Kitchen Splashback

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A kitchen splashback helps to protect your kitchen’s walls from grease and other damaging elements, and they keep them safe from potential fires as most splashbacks are made from fire-resistant materials. Splashbacks are also a good way to add style and personality to your space. When you’re ready for new splashbacks for your kitchen, note a few things that many homeowners overlook so you know you don’t do the same, and are sure to get splashbacks that you’re happy with for years to come. Read More»

Things to think about maintenance of windows security film

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A window security film is a great security tool to protect your windows from breakage and intrusion. It makes the windows much stronger and prevents glass shreds from leaving the window frame if it were to be broken. In order to keep your window security film in top condition, you need to look after it regularly. Just as the window itself, it needs care and cleaning in order to not break prematurely. Read More»

Benefits of Building Inspection Services to a Home Buyer

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As a home buyer, you should employ the services of a building inspector to ensure that the property you are purchasing is in good condition and does not have any defects that might affect its market value. These services are particularly useful for first-time home buyers who do not know what to inspect when buying a house. Here are some of the benefits that come with using building inspections services: Read More»