New Kitchen White Cabinets

LET'S DO THIS

Your first thoughts usually begin with a dream to transform your space into a new reality.  But before you get all starry eyed with thoughts of new tile or appliances there are several down to earth decisions that should be made.
 
One of the most important is which contractor to go with. How do you decide?
How many bids should you get?

We have come up with some advice to help you through this phase. When interviewing each company ask these questions:
What sets you apart from other remodelers?
Will your company do quality work?
Are you insured?
Will you provide proof of workers compensation and liability insurance?
What kind of warranty do you offer?
How long have your trade people been working for you?
How many years experience do they have?
Do you belong to local trade associations?   If so which ones?
Can you provide a list of references?
Can I tour a past project or one in progress?
How are communications handled during the process?
Do you use environmentally responsible construction techniques?
Will you bring in a dumpster and where will you put it?
Do you furnish a portable toilet for your workers and subcontractors?
How do you handle pets on the premises?
How much will the project disrupt our lives?
How can we help in the process?

Any addition, home remodel, kitchen remodel or bath remodel is much more than a number.  It is something you are looking forward to bringing new excitement and value to your home.  It is something you will need to live through, so you will want it done right, without a lot of headaches, set backs or cost overruns.  

Instead of focusing only on bids, we suggest you look at the quality of the work the company can provide you with and its past practices.  The purpose of a bid is to give you a way to compare one company to the next.  But bids do not really compare companies, they compare prices and most are not “apples to apples and oranges to oranges”.  

In creating bids, companies often sacrifice something to get a lower bid than the next company.  Once we get to the point of being able to give you a contract price, you can be assured that it is a true price, based on giving you the final product for your home that you want within the scope of your budget.

`Are we more expensive than other companies?  Not really.  You get what you pay for in the end.  
LeMier Phillips Construction Company LLC provides you with excellent workmanship, service and peace of mind that your job is being done right with our continued “Commitment to Quality” that we stake our reputation upon.
We are a great value no matter how you do the math!

Fade Protection Protect Furniture Floors

SUN PROTECTION FROM SUN DAMAGE FADED FLOORS AND FURNISHINGS

Furnishing a home can be expensive. From flooring to furnishings, the costs can add up quick. With so much invested, doesn’t it make sense to take steps to protect that investment? While we all love open and airy homes with lots of windows, the biggest threat to your floors and furnishings can be right outside those same windows, the Sun.
The sun is one of the primary causes of sun fading, sun faded floors and furnishings. Most people do not want to sacrifice their views and the open feeling of their home to protect their home from sun damage, so what can be done? One of the best ways to attack the primary causes of sun damage and fading is with window film. This article will examine exactly what causes the sun fading and sun damage to occur and how window film is a great solution to consider for sun protection.

CAUSES OF SUN FADING AND SUN DAMAGE

A common misconception is that UV rays are what cause fading floors and sun damage to furnishings. While they are certainly the largest component, as this chart illustrates, they only account for 40%. Solar heat and visible lights are also major contributors, accounting for 25% of the problem. The last factor is comprised of a variety of this we simply put under the heading “Other”. These are things like interior lighting, humidity, etc.

Faded Floors, Sun Fading, Sun Faded, Sun Damage, Sun Protection

The first thing this chart demonstrates is that you cannot “stop” fading completely unless the item you want to protect in a dark, climate controlled room. In real life, the most you can do is attack the major contributors of fading in a significant enough way to slow down the process. By slowing the process, you extend the life of your floors or furnishings.

SUN PROTECTION FROM WINDOW FILM

As mentioned above, most people do not want to “close-up” their home in an effort to stop the damage from occurring. So, assuming the windows will not be covered, you need to attack the factors before they enter the home. Window film is a great option because it attacks all three major contributors of fading. Most professionally installed window films will block 99%+ of the UV rays. In addition, many window films can significantly reduce the heat coming through the window. Finally, it is possible to block up to 60% of the visible light coming through a window without noticeably darkening the window. When you combine these three factors, you can take a large slice out of the pie shown above. This protection can be accomplished while retaining the open feel of your home by using window film.

We hope this brief article sheds some light on what the factors of fading floors, rugs and furniture are and how utilizing window film is one of your best options to address this issue. If you are interested in learning more, contact LC Custom Interiors by calling (360) 791-3898 or emailing info@lccustominteriors.com. We would gladly arrange a free, no obligation Free Consultation. LC Custom Interiors is an authorized 3M dealer and we are happy to show you the options available in Window Films for your next home project.