A dramatized example of how Murphy's Law can and too often does come into play in Do-it-Yourself remodeling.
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.
Transparency in project costs is a game changer. See bare bids from trades and undisguised overhead and profit.
Slash your utility bill by 100s or 1000s of dollars per year while minimizing your environmental footprint by upgrading your HVAC system. HVAC systems are upwards of 60% more efficient than units of old, leaving more money in your pocket.
To maximize your family's health, and have the cleanest, safest, best-tasting water possible, you may want to actively treat your water to reduce and/or eliminate contaminants such as chlorine, DBPs, lead, bacteria and viruses.
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!
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.
Pizzazz is that elusive quality which makes a home improvement project stand out from the crowd. Add some to yours!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good shower can be great. Here are five things that will make your luxury showering experience stand out.
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.
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.
Here are the five most important things you can do to take the pressure off and enjoy a seamless and successful remodel.
Bring designer style to the heart of your home with these 10 kitchen customizations.
Go for trends that have staying power for long lasting enjoyment of your kitchen for you and your family.
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.
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.
Which appeals to you? Join us as we compare and contrast the two most popular countertop options.
Learn about the qualities that make a great design stand out from the crowd (yet blend nicely into the neighborhood!)
Soak in the sights with this collection of tantalizing tubs and drool-worthy vistas, including Clark Construction's CT bath.
Weigh the value of expertise and experience on complex remodels and major transformations against the possible time and $ savings of DIY.
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.
From recycled glass countertops to native landscaping, small changes around your house can help both the environment and your pocketbook.
Learn what most people consider to be the top priority remodeling projects.
What are the characteristics that matter when selecting the team for designing and building your addition or remodeling project?
Create spaces that are cost-effective, beautiful, comfortable and responsible.
The "one-team approach" fast tracks the project, and is a sure path to a successful project.
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.
Create an outdoor kitchen with all the conveniences that you enjoy inside.
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.
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.
When planning ahead for work on your home, consider these tips to help you avoid two prevalent remodeling mistakes.
Guidance on how to make the smartest decisions for your remodeling dollars.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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!
Five things to think about way way ahead of time.
By thinking outside the box, ineffective, undesirable or unappealing areas of your home can be transformed into practical, lovable living spaces.
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.
What makes certain kitchens stand the test of time?
A remodelled bathroom adds value, comfort, safety and style to any home.
Preserving and enhancing an older home can be both challenging and rewarding. Here's some advice on developing a vision for your remodeling project.
Does it make more financial sense to add on or move?
Design Matters. Every home remodel is an opportunity for good design that can make a difference in people's lives, an important legacy.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What makes certain kitchens stand the test of time?
Clark Construction took a leadership role in developing Contractor Roundup for Habitat for Humanity, a successful materials drive and awareness campaign for their ReStore.