Do you feel like you’ve outgrown your house- but you’re really not sure if you want to move in this fast-paced market? Remodeling your home may be your best option. Chipman Contracting helps homeowners in Carrollton and many cities across North Texas get the space they need without the stress of moving.
Staying is Stable. Moving is one of the most stressful situations in life- listed just after divorce and loss of a loved one. It’s especially when you factor in what you will be leaving behind. Over the years, you’ve probably grown pretty attached to your house, neighbors, schools, and your neighborhood.
The Market is Moving Fast. The real estate market is moving fast, and the search for your next home may take a while. If you’re not prepared for the stress of searching for a home and the stress of selling your existing home, remodeling is for you.
The Fear of the Unknown. Moving into someone else’s house could mean inheriting someone else’s (expensive) problems. You know your home like the back of your hand. You know when had essential maintenance, when you replaced the roof, and that the third stair from the top creaks when you step on it.
Get What You Want. When you remodel, you can choose everything you want instead of having to move into a home that may not have everything you want or need. You can skip settling on a house you aren’t totally in love with by remodeling the house you already love. While building a brand new home is an option, it is often a very lengthy and costly process. You may also be limited by available styles and materials your builder offers while remodeling your home brings you endless options to upgrade and update.
If you dream it, Chipman Contracting can do it. Call us to today at 972.841.5082 to schedule a consultation to discuss your remodeling plans.
It’s time to talk fall, y’all. Yes, we know it’s hot and warm out, but fall is just around the corner. It may be hard to believe, but now is the perfect time to tackle your fall maintenance checklist. If you don’t have a fall maintenance checklist already- don’t worry. Chipman Contracting has created one for you!
Look for Gaps and Cracks.
Look inside and outside of your home for gaps, cracks, and holes that let in pests, rain, and cold air – and let out heat. Look for gaps around doors, windows, around drain pipes, as well as exterior vents. Examine existing caulking and weather stripping for wear and replace if needed.
Don’t Forget About Your Fireplace
Schedule a fireplace clean out with a certified chimney sweep. Not only will they get your fireplace ready for upcoming cooler months, but they will also make sure your chimney is in good repair.
And Don’t Forget About Your Smoke Detectors
Make it a priority to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms in the fall and again next spring. Note: hardwired detectors and alarms typically also have a backup battery.
Clean Out Gutters and Downspouts
Clogged gutters can cause foundation problems. Grab a ladder and a bucket and spend a few hours on a Saturday making sure your gutters are free from leaves, branches, and other debris. While you’re at it, make sure your downspouts point away from your home and landscaping will prevent erosion and damage.
Tune Up Your HVAC
After a long, hot, Texas summer, your HVAC needs some TLC. Call a licensed HVAC company to inspect your interior and exterior unit for wear and tear. Be sure to change out your AC filter at this time, too.
Review Your Roof
Even if your roof was recently replaced, it’s always a good idea to take a look and make sure your shingles are in good shape. Loose, curling, or missing shingles can let water in, leading to a leak (and likely expensive damage inside your home). Check flashing and vents to make sure caulking is in good shape. Schedule an appointment with a trusted roofer to make repairs or replace your roof.
Making the time for these preventative measures means not having to worry about them when fall weather finally hits Texas. Fall is also the perfect time to remodel your home. For all of your remodeling and home construction needs, call Chipman Contracting at 972.841.5082.
Do you love your bathroom or are you just living with it? Do you wish you had more storage? Dreaming of upgrading your builder basic shower and fixtures? If you want an update and you don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Chipman Contracting will guide you through each step of the design and build process to give you the bathroom of your dreams.
Some things to consider when thinking about your bathroom renovation:
Do you have a dream bathroom design in mind? We would love to hear about your plans! Call Chipman Contracting today at 972.841.5082
Are you thinking about installing hardwood floors, but are you intimidated by the horror stories about maintaining them? Don’t believe everything you hear – hardwood flooring is not only a beautiful addition to your home, but is also very durable when cared for properly. Chipman Contracting installs all kinds of flooring in homes across the Metroplex, including hardwood.
Remember these Tips When Caring for Your New Hardwood Floors:
Minimize Hazards. While hardwood is very durable, that doesn’t mean its indestructible. Depending on the type of wood you select, it’s a good idea to use felt feet on your chairs and other furniture to prevent scratching when being moved. Trim your pet's nails to avoid marking the floor, too.
Clean with Care. We recommend that you sweep your floors with a broom, but if you must use a vacuum, use an attachment designed for hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring attachments typically have soft bristles designed to not mar your floor's finish when you use them.
Keep them Dry. Clean up spills or pet accidents immediately to prevent damage. Do not use furniture polish or oils on your hardwood flooring. They may affect the finish and can make your flooring extremely slick.
You can mop your hardwood floors. We recommend mopping with a barely damp mop and using a floor cleaner designed for hardwood floors, like Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner or Murphy’s oil soap. Avoid using harsh cleaners and do not use steam mops, as steam mops force moisture into the wood that could cause warping or buckling.
Be Weather Wise. Rain and sleet can impact your floor's finish. Minimize the mess by putting down mats both outside and inside your door for guests to wipe their feet. This will also cut down on the dirt that is tracked into your home.
Do you want to hear more about hardwood flooring? Give Chipman Contracting a call today to learn about all of the kinds of flooring we offer at 972.841.5082
Are you looking for a trustworthy and professional contractor to handle your home remodel, repair, or renovation? Chipman Contracting offers you some tips to consider when finding someone responsible and reliable to work on your home.
Are you looking for a reliable and trustworthy contractor? Look no further than Chipman Contracting. We are your first stop for full service remodeling and renovations, and would love to talk to you about how we can help update or renovate your home. Call us today at 972.841.5082.
You’ve picked out your new flooring, approved all new appliances, and even refinished your cabinets. The only thing left to do is select the perfect countertops to finish out your kitchen renovation. Not only do you want to make sure to select the perfect color, you also want to pick the right material. We’ve done the leg work for you and compiled the pros and cons of some of the hottest countertop materials on the market right now.
Questions About Quartz
Quartz is a great option for many people, because it is extremely durable. It is heat and scratch resistant, and also resists stains. Quartz is also easy to clean- and does not need special cleaners. Since it is so resilient, it ages well and can last for decades. Quartz, although made from natural stone, is manufactured for countertops. This factor makes it more difficult to reproduce a natural look, compared to marble or granite.
It may surprise you that concrete countertops are made from regular concrete mix and then colored to match your space. They are heat and stain resistant- but only if sealed. If concrete counter tops are not sealed, not only are they susceptible to staining and heat damage, but can also be prone to bacterial growth.
More About Marble
The unique, natural look of marble makes it a popular option for many homeowners. Marble countertops age well- but you have to take care of them. Marble is a natural stone, so it is very porous and requires a sealer to prevent stains. When caring for marble countertops, you should take care to avoid using harsh cleaners to prevent damage.
Guessing About Granite?
Like marble, granite is a natural stone. This lends to beautiful and unique looks. Like quartz, granite is extremely durable. It holds up against stains- but like concrete and marble, it must be sealed. It is also susceptible to scratching and burning, so it must be handled with care.
If you’re considering new countertops or have questions about what countertop material would work best for your kitchen, call Chipman Contracting today at 972.841.5082.
Country Place Master Bathroom Remodel, was a great project with completely moving the shower and with today's trends there wasn't a need for a bathtub. So that was gutted during our DEMO day! Here's some of the highlights on this Country Place home located in Carrollton, Texas!
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