J. Allen Smith Remodeling Blog

Must-Read Advice For Planning an Addition

Posted by Jesse Smith on Mar 19, 2013 2:01:00 PM

The best starting point for a home addition is to create a wish list. Start off by asking what problems you want the project to solve (more space) and what goals you want it to achieve (better traffic flow for entertaining). Once you've made the list, arrange it in order of priority. Knowing the end result will help your builder or contractor budget and plan accordingly for your most needed and desired home improvement items

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Home Remodeling: Dealing with Delays

Posted by Jesse Smith on Dec 5, 2012 8:30:00 AM
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Remodeling Your Maryland or North Virginia Home: When Trying to Save Money Actually Costs You More

Posted by Jesse Smith on Nov 21, 2012 8:30:00 AM

If you’re considering remodeling your home in the Maryland, North Virginia, or D.C. area, you want to be smart about the money you spend. It’s easy to get excited about upgrades and features that weren’t part of your original plan, but there are a lot of remodeling horror stories out there about homeowners who got caught up in too many upgrades and blew their remodeling budgets right out of the water.

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How to Avoid Costly Remodeling Project Delays

Posted by Jesse Smith on Nov 14, 2012 6:33:00 AM
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Remodeling Your Maryland or North Virginia Home: Ready, Fire, Aim?

Posted by Jesse Smith on Nov 6, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Successful home remodeling projects don’t just happen. They require a lot of work, and some of the most important work happens before the plans are drawn up and the first nail is driven.

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