Why Build A Custom Home?

When you buy a home that is already built what you are getting is someone else’s idea of a dream home. No matter how much you may fall in love with it when you first see it there will always be things about it that irk you, or things that don’t seem “quite right”.

Maybe you’d like a toilet on the ground floor; there isn’t one, and there is no space to put one anyway. Maybe you could do with the kitchen being just that three feet longer, so that your kitchen table and chairs have that bit more space around them and you don’t hit your back on them when you bend down to get something out of a cupboard.

Perhaps you could really use another forty feet of space in the yard in order to have room for growing all the vegetables you’d really like to grow, or room for some fruit trees.

Perhaps the garage could do with being a bit longer so that you could put a work bench in there.

There are always a lot of “what if’s” and “that’s a pity’s” when you buy something that someone has designed around their particular requirements – not yours.

Looked at in that light, the question should really be “Why NOT build a custom home?

Building a custom home is nowhere near as expensive as you might think, but the beauty of it is that YOU get to design it. So if you want a bigger yard, you buy a bigger lot. If you want a ground floor toilet you simply put one in.

Want a longer garage? No problem. Bigger kitchen? Of course.

Custom home builders like Riverview Custom Homes will sit down with you, listen to exactly what you want, and then simply go out and create it.

Let’s face it, you spend more time in your home that you do anywhere else. Doesn’t’ it simply make sense to have it exactly the way you want it?


How To Choose A Calgary Commercial Painting Contractor

There are a lot of painting companies in Calgary, but not all of them are specialists when it comes to commercial properties. Indeed, the majority of companies are one or two man outfits that work mainly on residental contracts or small commercial premises such as a restaurant or hairdresser.

However, when you need an office block or a factory redecorated you need a Calgary commercial painting company that has the manpower and the experience to deal with it. If you have a factory which is engaged in full time production you won’t want it disrupted for weeks on end while two people work their way slowly through it.

You need a company that can get in with sufficient operatives to get the job done as quickly as possible. You may also want a company that can work overnight and clean up before they finish each morning, or work at weekends, so that your output doesn’t suffer.

One Calgary commercial painting company with a great reputation is Bignold Painting. Most of the work that they do is commercial, rather than residential, they have a wealth of experience, and above all they have sufficient operatives working for them so that they can get in and get the job done on time.

They have a dedicated project manager in charge of each job who will supervise the work and who will be there to answer any questions you may have, or adapt to any changing circumstances required for the smooth running of your business.

Bignold will also give you a firm quote at the outset, so that you don’t get any nasty surprises at the end of the job.

While they cannot move heavy machinery, they will ensure that it is covered by dropsheets and work around and over it. However, if it is a matter of moving desks, chairs, filing cabinets, and so on they will take all that in their stride. You won’t need to lift a finger.

Bignold also give you a written three year guarantee with all their work so they have you covered under any circumstances.


Doing Basement Renovations The Right Way

Basement development can be fun, but it can also be daunting. The basement can be used for a number of purposes. You can transform it into anything, really. However, when you are renovating a basement, it’s important to do your homework before you commence the work.

The first and the most important thing is to be clear on what your goal is. There are several basement development companies that can help you, but you will need to know how you see the basement yourself. It’s also important because basements can easily have a lot of problems (moisture and mold are two very common ones!) and it provides you with an idea of the budget. The budget, as you would know, is extremely important: you don’t want to overspend and by planning in advance, you can make wise use of the money you have at your hands.

Once you have an idea, it’s important to get them on paper to exact scale. Find out the dimensions, etc. so that you know, at the start, what can go wrong and the exact material you will need among other things. Consult a professional if you need to — it’s very important to be clear at this stage because you don’t want to scrap some material and purchase again (or cut something again due to a measurement gaffe). There are many companies that can help, so spending a bit of money here would be wise.

There might also be legal requirements, so make sure you get the necessary permits. It’s critical that you fulfill all the legal requirements so that you don’t end up having to take it down at some point. There are few things that require a professional (such as PLANiT Builders) as much as basements renovations do. It’s a very specialized job — especially in areas such as fulfilling legal requirements, ensuring the right wiring, finding the right people for the minor things, etc. — so it’s worth the time and effort to find a basement development company and utilize their services.