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Should You Replace or Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 19, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Kitchen cabinets can make a big difference in the look and feel of the most frequented room in your house. There are color choices that can make the room brighter or give it warmer tones. The style of cabinets can make your house feel more modern or traditional. Today it’s popular to have kitchens with bold colored cabinets that contrast with the rest of the room.

If your kitchen has been around for a while and needs some updating, focusing on the cabinets is a must. The first thing you should decide is if you want to refinish your existing cabinets or if you want to get all new cabinets.

Read more to learn about benefits and drawbacks of each option!

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5 Popular Kitchen Lighting Ideas for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] September 01, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Need a little inspiration for a kitchen upgrade? Are you building a new house and starting from scratch? When it comes to the design of your kitchen, lighting plays an important role in both style and function that you don’t want to overlook.

Gone are the days of one big fluorescent light in the kitchen. Practicality at it’s best, but not exactly easy on the eyes or exciting to look at. Today there are many popular options with kitchen lighting that can give the right type of lighting (from bright to dim) depending on your needs, and be a focal point of the design of the room.

Here are 5 Popular Kitchen Lighting Ideas for Your Home:

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5 Tips for Building a New House

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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A lot goes into building a new house. There are many pieces and parts that have to work just right, plans that have to happen at certain times, potential delays, lots of vendors, land that needs to be bought (if you don’t already have it), and the list goes on. Even with all of the above, don’t be dissuaded from building your dream home!

Building a home can be a great experience that gives you the things you really want, allowing you to customize the layout, finishes, colors and more. Depending on your situation and where you live, building a home may be the only way to truly get what you want when you walk in the door.

One thing we believe firmly at Experts In Your Home is doing your research. We always want you to be as educated as possible, so here are a few tips for building a new house.

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Rebuilding After a Fire in Orland

[fa icon="calendar'] August 05, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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When your home burns to the ground, there's a sense of devastating loss. While in the North State we have heard many stories from the Camp Fire, this particular project is about a family in Orland regarding a mishap with a propane tank.

In late 2019, fire erupted from a barbecue grill propane tank causing a significant explosion in the backyard. Fire spread very quickly, enveloping the attic and ultimately consuming the rest of the home, resulting in the loss of everything.

You can see the devastation in these images.

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Qualities to Look for When Choosing a Design Consultant

[fa icon="calendar'] July 24, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Successful planning and execution of a new construction project requires seeking the counsel of experts, especially for a large-scale project, and could potentially save you from extra expenses. Before you even begin working with custom homebuilders, you'll need a design consultant to get your dream into a format that can be articulated clearly for everyone involved in your new construction project. Below are some important qualities to look for when choosing a design consultant.

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First Apartment Rebuild in Paradise is Underway

[fa icon="calendar'] June 30, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Here at Experts in Your Home we could not be more excited to announce the first multi-family housing rebuild project in Paradise after the 2018 Camp Fire.

Aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire

Along with so many others, the Villa Monterey Apartment complex suffered massive damage and loss as a result of the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. 

Villa Monterey consisted of 48 apartment units prior to the fire.  As November 8th came to a close, 12 of the units were still standing, while 36 were completely destroyed.

Here are some photos showing the massive damage:

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How Long Will It Take to Build Your New Construction House?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 12, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re considering hiring a contractor and building a new construction house, there are many things to consider before starting the process. You'll of course have questions about cost, land and more. However, one of the biggest questions that people have when building a new home is the time it will take to get the project completed.

Understandably, those building a new home don’t want too long of a construction process. It’s good to get an idea of what the timeline looks like for planning purposes, so you know what to expect when getting started. Just as importantly, what factors can either shorten or lengthen the time it takes to build a house? Read below for answers to these important questions.

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What is Involved in the Permit Process when Building a House?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 22, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re either building a house or considering it, it’s important to understand the permit process. With all of the things involved in building a new house, you may have skipped over this important detail. It’s true – if you hire a full service general contractor like Experts In Your Home, the permit process will be taken care of by the contractor and you won’t have to worry about the details.

However, regardless of whether someone else is managing it all or if you are doing pieces of the project yourself, an approved permit is a must! And while at Experts In Your Home we can take care of almost everything, we are big fans of educating you so that you’re aware of every step of the process of building a home.

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Best Practices During the New Construction Bidding Process

[fa icon="calendar'] April 27, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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If you are thinking about building a new home, then you know that this is going to be an expensive investment. The only question is how expensive is it going to be? This is why it is important to get bids when you are thinking about a new construction process, such as building a house. In order to make sure that you get the most out of every dollar, there are a few tips that you need to keep in mind.

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Tips for Choosing a General Contractor

[fa icon="calendar'] April 17, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Choosing a general contractor can be stressful. There are often many different contractors to choose from and you may feel like it’s hard to know which ones are trustworthy and will do a great job. Experts In Your Home doesn’t want you to feel “in the dark” about the best process to choose a contractor.

When you go to start a new construction job you can take some steps to give you peace of mind that you are hiring someone trustworthy and reputable, and get on with enjoying your new construction process!

Here are some tips for choosing a contractor:

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