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    The Design Build Advantage: 7 Reasons Why It Works

    The "one-team approach" where the same firm designs your remodel and then builds it for you produces beautiful results and happy clients. Here’s why.read more.

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    How to Prioritize Your Remodeling Needs

    Guidance on how to make the smartest decisions for your remodeling dollars. read more.

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    Greening the Bath

    Going green while remodeling a bathroom is a great step in conserving water and helping the environment, because you can do so without sacrificing "the look" of your bathroom. read more.

  • Clark Construction

    Creating the Timeless Kitchen

    What makes certain kitchens stand the test of time?read more.

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    Own a Historic Home? Lucky You.

    Preserving and enhancing an older home can be both challenging and rewarding. Here's some advice on developing a vision for your remodeling project.read more.

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    Should We Add On or Move?

    Does it make more financial sense to add on or move?read more.

The 4 Most Beautiful and Useful Deck Lights to Consider

Brighten your outdoor space and create ambiance with energy-efficient illumination. The options have come such a long way since grandma's old porch light!

5 Reasons to Go Composite

Reap the benefits of a lower maintenance, eco-friendly solution that will continue to satisfy you as years go by. The latest generation of products have enhanced performance and richer, long-lasting colors with realistic wood grain textures and patterns.

The 3 Bid Myth

If you needed heart surgery, would you ever consider asking three surgeons to submit bids and then go with the lowest price? Of course not! You would consider other factors. Similarly, there are better ways to get a good match with a contractor than factoring in price too heavily. Know what to look for so you can get the best value for your remodeling investment, as well as a great journey and project outcome.

The Pizzazz Factor

Pizzazz is that elusive quality which makes a home improvement project stand out from the crowd. Add some to yours!

Trending Cabinet Colors that Sizzle

Color trends endlessly shift and change, with a consistent core foundation of cabinet colors we all love. Give your kitchen some sizzle, or go with a timeless color you'll love forever.

Right Sizing Your HVAC Saves $$$

Save a chunk of change while improving the quality of your home air environment. Savings and air quality meet where advances in technology and engineering intersect, providing great value for new HVAC systems due to better products and better tools for sizing them.

Is The Time Right To Add That Master Bath Suite?

Dreaming of a new master suite? From oversized showers with rain heads and grand walk-in closets to sitting areas with cozy gas fireplaces, they are a great enhancements to any home.

Seven Tactics You Can Utilize to Avoid or Minimize Change Orders

Coming in on budget is a key consideration of any project. For the most part, whether or not there are costly change orders is under your control. Here are tips for keeping the dollar volume down.

Super Showers: Five Essentials For A Luxury Shower

A good shower can be great. Here are five things that will make your luxury showering experience stand out.

No More Ice Dams: the Definitive Guide

Ice dams are usually caused by a combination of heavy snowfall, inadequate water-repellent protection and often, improper attic insulation or ventilation. Learn how to address the symptoms and cure the problem.

Choosing A Kitchen Sink

Discriminating cooks, savvy hosts and busy professionals all know the value of a great sink. Recent advances in materials, technology, and design make today’s sinks worth a second look. Explore the options. You'll be glad you did.

Tips for Stress Free Remodeling

Here are the five most important things you can do to take the pressure off and enjoy a seamless and successful remodel.

Custom Kitchens: All Things Beautiful

Bring designer style to the heart of your home with these 10 kitchen customizations.

Kitchen Trends That Can't Go Wrong

Go for trends that have staying power for long lasting enjoyment of your kitchen for you and your family.

Would I be Crazy to Choose Marble  for My Kitchen Countertops?

Clean, bright, inherently elegant and timelessness. Marble ages gracefully, bringing an unique and organic character to your kitchen. But be fully informed about wearability and maintenance.

Hosting A Successful Dinner Party

A successful dinner party is the result of careful planning. Take control of the details so they don’t take control of you, and your party will be as enjoyable for you as it is for your guests.

Rocking Out: Quartz-based vs. Granite Kitchen Counters

Which appeals to you? Join us as we compare and contrast the two most popular countertop options.

Nine Signs of Fine Architectural Design

Learn about the qualities that make a great design stand out from the crowd (yet blend nicely into the neighborhood!)

As Featured on Houzz: 72 Dream Bathtub Views

Soak in the sights with this collection of tantalizing tubs and drool-worthy vistas, including Clark Construction's CT bath.

Home Remodeling: When DIY Just Won't Do

Weigh the value of expertise and experience on complex remodels and major transformations against the possible time and $ savings of DIY.

Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler

When making a major remodeling investment, take some time to vet potential contractors, so that you can select the best team for your family and project.

Five Green Budget-Wise Home Improvements

From recycled glass countertops to native landscaping, small changes around your house can help both the environment and your pocketbook.

Where to Start with Remodeling

Learn what most people consider to be the top priority remodeling projects. Do you agree?

Who is the Best Remodeling Contractor for You?

What are the characteristics that matter when selecting the team for designing and building your addition or remodeling project?

Go Green with your Remodeling

Create spaces that are cost-effective, beautiful, comfortable and responsible.

The Design Build Advantage: 7 Reasons Why It Works

The "one-team approach" where the same firm designs your remodel and then builds it for you produces beautiful results and happy clients. Here’s why.

6 Tips for Great Home Offices

The need to set up excellent spaces for working at home has skyrocketed in recent years. Here are some tips for carving out some space for a home office.

Enjoy The Outdoors: Plan for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Create an outdoor kitchen with all the conveniences that you enjoy inside.

Moving Up: 7 Tips for Your 2nd Story Addition

When you need to add space to your home and don't want to expand out, the only place to go is up. Adding a second story can double your living space and is financially smart.

When Bad Additions Happen to Good Homes

Additions can add real value to a home, except when the addition goes terribly wrong! Six tips for ensuring that a bad addition doesn't happen to your home.

Two Big Remodeling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When planning ahead for work on your home, consider these tips to help you avoid two prevalent remodeling mistakes.

When to Say Bye-Bye to your HVAC System

As high efficiency HVAC systems are upwards of 60% more efficient than units of old, you may be able to slash your utility bill by 100s or 1000s of dollars per year while minimizing your environmental footprint.

How to Prioritize Your Remodeling Needs

Guidance on how to make the smartest decisions for your remodeling dollars.

Mudroom Makeovers: Remodeling Ideas

With a mudroom makeover, you can convert a messy threshold into a stylish entryway. Here are some remodeling ideas to help you plan a floor to ceiling mudroom renovation.

Make Your Great Room Greater

Sometimes, a home’s great room might not be living up to its name. Maybe it’s time rethink this space, and focus on how to make it even greater.

Greening the Bath

Going green while remodeling a bathroom is a great step in conserving water and helping the environment, because you can do so without sacrificing "the look" of your bathroom.

Super Baths

These comfort boosting "essentials" may just be the turning point for your bathroom, making it your favorite room and everyday routines "an experience worth looking forward to".

The Case for Taking Away the Tub

Showers are "in", and we know that most people don't use their tubs. Here are ten reasons why taking away the tub makes sense.

Indulge Your Passions

Your home is a haven from the outside world and its stresses. Create your personal oasis just by indulging your passions with a special space in your home; you deserve it!

Countdown to Remodeling

Five things to think about way way ahead of time.

Think Outside The Box

By thinking outside the box, ineffective, undesirable or unappealing areas of your home can be transformed into practical, lovable living spaces.

Simple Ways to Add Character to Your Home

A house becomes a home when it welcomes you at the end of the day, and reflects your tastes, hobbies and experiences. Give your home more character to make it a home you love.

Creating the Timeless Kitchen

What makes certain kitchens stand the test of time?

Six Reasons to Remodel Your Bathrooms

A remodelled bathroom adds value, comfort, safety and style to any home.

Own a Historic Home? Lucky You.

Preserving and enhancing an older home can be both challenging and rewarding. Here's some advice on developing a vision for your remodeling project.

Should We Add On or Move?

Does it make more financial sense to add on or move?

Good Design is Back. Spread the Word

Design Matters. Every home remodel is an opportunity for us to show our clients what a difference good design can make to their lives, a message we hope will spread for decades to come.

Designing A  Kitchen  for the Whole Family

There are many lessons for kids to learn when the family cooks together. Designing your kitchen with kids in mind will help guarantee that time spent together there will create unforgettable family memories.

A Room for All Seasons

Extend your outdoor season by a couple of months on either side of summer, or go all the way with a sun room addition that you can use year round.

A Screened Porch: the Best of Both Worlds

A screened porch is ideal when you want shelter and sunlight, to watch the world go by without being in the wind, and to watch nature without being eaten alive by it.

Questions to Ask Prospective Design-Build Companies

Selecting the best team for your family and project is easier when you know what questions to ask to help you find the cream of the crop.

7 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

A new kitchen can effortlessly weave together beauty, comfort and convenience creating a real sanctuary as the heart of your home. Here are seven good reasons to make remodeling your kitchen a top priority.

Designing a Kitchen for Multiple Cooks

It's not true that too many cooks spoil the broth, but it's true that not all kitchens accommodate multiple cooks. Create a multi-cook kitchen that will let you enjoy sharing your space.

Grabill Cabinet Company: Green Before ‘Green’ Was Even A Thing

What makes certain kitchens stand the test of time?

Contractor Roundup a Huge Success

Clark Construction took a leadership role in developing Contractor Roundup for Habitat for Humanity, a successful materials drive and awareness campaign for their ReStore.
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