3 Things to Look for in A Home Remodeling Company

When it comes to choosing a home remodeling company, we at FINE Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Co. know how selective homeowners have to be. Choosing the right team for your project can mean the difference between a job well done and a dangerous situation for both your home and your family members. When you need a remodeling project completed in your household, make sure you look for these three essential company characteristics.

  • Before and after photos. Any company can claim to be able to make you the perfect set of cabinets or to redesign your bathroom. But not every company has the proof they need to back up their claims. Look for a remodeling company that has a comprehensive set of before and after photos before you schedule an appointment.
  • Free consultations. No one likes to spend more money than they have to! When you compare remodeling companies, look for service providers who offer free in-home consultations. Free, no-obligation consultations allow you to compare more companies by collecting more quotes. They also help you to avoid feeling pressured to hire a company that might not be right for the job because you’ve already put a deposit down.
  • Open lines of communication. You should only work with companies that make communication easy and available. Look for a company that offers at least two contact methods. Open lines of communication will help you get your project completed sooner and will clear up any questions you have before your project begins.

Are you ready to fall back in love with your home? The team of kitchen and bathroom remodelers working with FINE Cabinetry Kitchen & Bath Co. are here to help you unlock all the upgrades you’ve been dreaming about! Contact us today to learn more or get started!  

3 Tips to Help Improve Your Home’s Appraisal Value

If you’re looking to refinance your mortgage loan, you’ll want to make sure you get the highest value at your appraisal. Your refinance lender will require you to get an appraisal to make sure that they aren’t loaning you more money than you can afford. If your appraisal comes back too low, you may not qualify. Luckily, there are a few ways you can maximize your home’s value before your appraiser arrives. Use our tips to help your appraiser see the true value of your home!

  • Declutter. Your appraiser won’t deduct value from your home if you have a few toys lying around or you forgot to do the dishes last night. However, when your space is free from clutter, it makes your home feel larger and less cramped. This can subconsciously impact your appraiser’s view of your home. The night before your appraisal, make sure your countertops are clear of appliances, all clothing is put away in the bedrooms, and all your possessions are in their proper places.
  • Make a list of upgrades. Permanent upgrades you’ve made to your home increase your home’s value. However, it can be hard for an appraiser to spot a new dishwasher or set of cabinets if he or she doesn’t know to look for it. Compile a list of upgrades you’ve made and present it to your appraiser before the tour begins. Only include permanent upgrades you can’t take with you, and leave out anything you plan to bring along if you move or aesthetic choices. For example, a complete bathroom renovation in Bucks County, PA, will improve your home value, while simply painting the bathroom walls and hanging a mirror will not.
  • Remove odors. Much of our memory is connected to scent. If your home has lingering odors, it may subconsciously influence your appraiser’s feelings about your home. Keep pets in their carriers or crates during the appraisal, take out the trash, and light a few scented candles before your appraiser arrives to minimize odors.

Does your bathroom feel worn down or out-of-date? Our bathroom remodelers in Bucks County can help! Give us a call today to learn more or get started! 

5 Benefits of Taking a Hot Bath

If you’re thinking about ordering a complete bathroom renovation in Bucks County, PA, one of the first things you might want to replace is the bathtub. Bathtubs can collect mold and mildew easily, which leads most people away from using them. But did you know that soaking in a hot bath can actually be good for your health? Here are 5 reasons why you should take a bath on your next day off.   [Read more…]

5 Ways to Reduce Clutter in Your Home

If you have a lot of clutter hanging around your home, it can be easy to feel like you’re constantly stressed out. Now that fall is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take a look at your space and make a plan to clear out your clutter. Use these five tips to reduce the clutter in your own space. [Read more…]

The 3 Most Important Features for Millennial Home Buyers

Millennials are no longer kids and teenagers! The generation of 92 million millennials is now making strides in their careers and starting families of their very own. That means that before you know it, millennials will be dominating the real estate market. As a generation of digital natives, millennials love to research and plan before they make any major purchase — and you can bet they won’t settle for just any old home. [Read more…]

4 Interior Design Trends Going Out of Style – Finally

Just like the fashion trends of the catwalks in Paris and Milan, interior design is an ever-changing element of modern life. Unfortunately, many homeowners work so hard to get that Pinterest-perfect, HGTV-inspired home designs, which make their houses look newly-flipped and soulless, while others have found their interior style over a decade ago and refuse to get with the times. [Read more…]

5 Tips for Finding the A Great Bathroom Color

As a leading provider of bathroom renovations and kitchen design services in Bucks County and surrounding regions, we understand how hard it can be to choose a color that will do your new bathroom area justice.

That’s why we’ve pooled together some expert knowledge from our interior design team and collected tips to help you make an informed choice when deciding on the color of your new bathroom. [Read more…]

4 Tips for Surviving Without A Kitchen During a Remodel

As the leading provider of kitchen design services in Bucks County and nearby regions, we know how hard it can be to survive without a kitchen during a renovation.

It can be unsettling to have your food preparation space and cooking area turned upside down. However, it’s a necessary part of waving goodbye to your old kitchen and opening the door to the kitchen area of your dreams. [Read more…]