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A.G. Building and Remodeling LLC

Turning your house into a home.

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EXPAND YOUR SPACE!

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM Comments comments (2)





Adding square footage to your home not only adds value,
it gives you the opportunity to add comfort
by customizing areas to fit your lifestyle.
Looking for MORE SPACE
but not in the market for a new home?

Enhancing your home with an addition
will allow you to create
the living area you need to simplify your life
while adding value to your home. 

Our client added a double story addition complete
with an in-law suite.
Does this give you ideas?
Contact us today to schedule
your free consultation.
We offer design and construction
to meet ALL of your home improvement needs. 

Next Steps...Hiring a Contractor

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 9:46 PM Comments comments (2)
What to do next:

Once you have your budget outlined, the next step is to obtain written estimate(s). You will want to not only compare prices but also the level of professionalism, experience and quality of the contractors' work.

When meeting with a contractor, take some time to talk with them. It is important to take the time to get a feel for your comfort level with them. Is this someone you will be comfortable working with and inviting into your home? Be sure to pay attention to things like timeliness and knowledge in discussing your project. A contractor who shows up late to your appointment is likely to show up late when working on your project. A contractor who is knowledgeable will offer input and insight regarding your project needs. Be sure to find out if there is a charge for the initial consultation.

An important part of the process of hiring a home improvement contractor is confirming that they have the proper license and insurance. Working with a contractor who isn’t licensed or doesn’t have the proper insurance just may come back to haunt you.

The next step is to request references of the contractor you are considering. When talking to prior clients, you will want to ask specific questions about their experience with the contractor. Find out whether or not they showed up on time, cleaned their work area and acted professionally on the job, for example. Most importantly, how would the client describe their finished home improvement project?

The final step is to hire your contractor. Be sure prior to signing a contract that you discuss with them a timeline for the completion of the project to help ensure that you are in agreement on it.

Contact A.G. Building and Remodeling today for your free home improvement estimate. We take the time necessary to evaluate our client's needs and discuss workable design alternatives with them.

Your home improvement project: 1st Steps to Getting Started

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Things to do before meeting with a home improvement contractor:

STEP 1: Identify your home improvement needs.

Don't worry if ALL of the specifics are not in place...just narrow down your remodeling goals and you can count on us to work with you on designing, planning and coordinating all of the details.

Homeowner Questions:

Which areas of your home are you happy with? Which areas would you like to improve?

Is your goal to create or expand your living space? If so, will an addition to your existing home do the trick or will it be more feasible to work within your existing floor plan?

Are you looking for a sleek update to a bathroom or kitchen? What type of look best suits your tastes and your lifestyle?

What are your expectations regarding the timing of your project? Be sure to include vacations, holidays, family events in your planning and be prepared to make your contractor aware of any factors which may impact the work schedule. We work with our clients to best facilitate project completion within their time frame and budget guidelines.


STEP 2: Determine a budget for your project.

Setting your home remodeling budget before getting started will allow your contractor to work with you to meet all of your project expectations. It is also necessary and helpful to identify your spending limits before getting into the product selection stage. This will help you to stay focused when you are met with a wide variety of options, guarding against overspending. 

Stay tuned for tips on hiring a contractor....


Give your home a SPACE lift!

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 10:26 PM Comments comments (0)
2nd floor of 2 story garage additionKEY AREA #5

Make use of your unused space and you will enhance the appeal of your home. We can help you redesign your space and transform your house into a fabulous home. At A.G. Building and Remodeling we work closely with our clients to determine design changes that will suit your needs and your lifestyle. We provide fresh ideas and a new perspective on design which maximizes your potential living space. A simple renovation to an existing floorplan can change the entire feel of the home. No home improvement project is too large or too small. Our services in this area may include some or all of the following:

Remove walls to open up a room and make it more airy and spacious.

Add walls to create office space, laundry room, mud room or closets.

Transform an attic into a bedroom.

Add walls to partition off a basement area for storage or recreation.

Add on and Add Value...Key area #4

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 6:41 AM Comments comments (0)
2 story six car garage exterior addition
KEY AREA # 4:

ENHANCE YOUR SPACE WITH
AN EXTERIOR ADDITION,  NEW DECK, PATIO, SCREENED IN PORCH OR SUNROOM!

If you are looking for a home improvement that will add comfort to your life and value to your home, consider adding one of these to your living space. Expanding your home space with an exterior addition, deck, patio, screened in porch or sunroom is a cost efficient way to add square footage to your home and quality to your life. And it's a great selling feature! Perfect for outdoor entertaining, a deck or patio never goes out of style. A screened in porch or sunroom provides enjoyment year round. How about a double story garage addition to maximize interior AND exterior square footage?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and review of your interior or  exterior home improvement needs. Our services in this area include any or all of the following:

Exterior additions of any variety

Design and build wood deck

Design and install brick pavers or stone

Install concrete patio

Design and construct porch or sunroom

Adding value to your home...key area #3

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 6:57 AM Comments comments (0)
Bethesda MarylandKey area # 3:

Bathroom Renovation

Remodeling one or more bathrooms in your home goes a long way toward increasing comfort and appeal. Whether the goal is a simple and sleek update or the creation of a luxurious retreat, we provide our clients with information and materials to keep you informed on the most current trends in bathroom design. We work with our clients from project design to final construction to match your style and your needs. Our bathroom remodeling services may include any or all of the following:

Redesign of existing bathroom
Supply and/or install new vanity and vanity top
Fixtures, lights and accessories
New tub/shower
Supply and/or install new flooring

Contact us today for your free estimate!

This simple improvement can give your home a fresh look

Posted on May 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)
KEY AREA #2:

PAINT

A new coat of paint gives a home a fresh, clean look. It also provides the homeowner a huge bang for the buck. Updating the exterior paint can immediately improve your curb appeal. A simple color change can completely transform the look and feel of a room. For a simple and effective home improvement, consider  painting....inside and out for a brand new look!

How to add value to your home

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)
kitchen islandTurning your house into a home means working with an experienced professional to design and create home improvements that will enhance its comfort, appearance, functionality and market value for years to come.

KEY AREAS:

1. Your kitchen - the heart of your home.

A simple kitchen remodel will add sparkle to your home. A complete kitchen renovation will add simplicity and comfort to your life. We work with our clients to find design alternatives that will improve functionality and fit their lifestyles. Our services include:

        Kitchen layout redesign
   ** Cabinets and hardware
** Countertops and sink
                                 ** Appliances, flooring and tile backsplash

** We can supply and install.

Need a kitchen update? Tell us your vision and we will make it happen.

Stay tuned for key area #2!




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