My title today reflects what a truly awful day i have had inspiration wise….. I knew i would have them… we are all going to have them, but…….. i didn’t expect it on day 3 and to feel so seriously dejected and stuck…..
The first 2 days i was quite pleased with what i had got, obviously knowing there was still vast improvement to be had but it’s a confidence boost isn’t it when we like what we do?..
Today i woke not 100% sure what i was doing, whilst little rat is home for xmas hols going out with camera is alot harder and i knew i wanted to be able to shoot indoors more with the winter months etc….. anyway after endless mugs of coffee i was thinking i’ll try still life etc and a quite a few ideas were running thru my mind……….. until i started shooting them and nothing just nothing looked right……..
Last night my determination to see this thru was way in the sky, i don’t like to give up… but i do get seriously frustrated and today i had my first doubts…. not good!
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the addition or changes to your home. Good planning, scheduling and communication with your contractor will help the process move along smoothly. It is important that you and your contractor are in agreement about the scope, budget, and elements of your remodel before any work begins.
Good planning starts simply with recognizing you have a “house” problem and calling a professional remodeler that offers a design and build service. Thirty (30) to sixty (60) days is normal for the development of plans, acquiring the necessary zoning and building permits and arriving at a final building contract. Thirty (30) to a hundred and eighty (180) working days is normal for the house to be under construction when doing significant remodeling or completing an addition to your home.
Change orders for items not planned for during the original planning or delayed selections will extend the projected time. Depending on how extensive the remodeling is in the existing house will determine how much disruption to your daily life will take place.
Ask for a written schedule of events before the projects starts. Things will vary, but at least you will have an idea about … Read More
Once upon time, in a quiet village, stood a small bungalow, which suffered from neglect because its owners didn’t have any money to maintain it properly. A sign "for sale" had been standing in the front garden for a very long time, but nobody was interested since the bungalow was of very modern design, which was a sharp contrast to the rest of the historic village. Day after day the wood rotted away and nature slowly took over the garden, until only a complete make-over could help the bungalow to survive…
An important aspect of hiring a contractor to do work in your home is to understand what permits, special requirements or licensure are required for each job. Once that’s understood, you can know whether it’s best to hire a licensed contractor or a handyman.
Be sure to ask for referrals and references and know the relationship of those referring parties to the contractor. Ask for pictures of installations on similar jobs that have been performed for others and give those referring parties a call or visit to ask how the work was performed, the attitude during the job, coming in on budget and wrapping up on time. Discover if there are any negative remarks online or with the BBB. Be sure he or she is qualified to handle the scope and type of work needed, especially with regard to special conditions such as lead based paint, asbestos, mold, etc.
If the home is occupied, if personal items are stored there or is otherwise notid_verified vacant, be sure to qualify your contractor if he’s unknown to you through online services such as mysmartmove.com or others. Get a copy of the contractors driver’s license and have him sign a w-9 … Read More
If you're having your bathroom remodeled, the interior finishes are the first element that you're likely to focus on. However, there is also the under consideration consideration of your hot water and heating to consider as well. If you are going to the trouble of teasing out your old fittings and structures to put in new ones, it makes sense to make sure that the hot water heater and the overall heating supply are the best ones they can be, since those are two elements that will govern the comfort of the space in the long term.
In terms of creating a bathroom that is functional and pleasing to the eye, there are many elements of the remodeling process that need consideration. It is important, first and foremost, to employ a professional to do the job. Since there are pipes and electrical wiring involved in most projects, only qualified remodeling contractors should tackle them. These professionals will also have access to top quality products, often getting them directly through the manufacturer so they come to you at the lowest price possible.
You might have a bathroom layout that works for you, and you simply need to replace the practical elements, … Read More