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A good renovation business has ways to solve a variety of home improvement problems, not all, but many. Whenever some part of your house is dated, worn out or rotted or broken, the first decision is to whether to repair or replace it, but which one makes sense? Where do you find the right information you need to make a good decision? The web, other homeowners, Home Depot? What’s the difference in cost between fixing something you have instead of buying a new one? This decision can be applied to a window rope, a bathroom with dated tile or a floor plan that no longer works for today’s needs.
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There are many options and upgrades that become useful and necessary as more and more homeowners choose to stay in their existing homes for as long as possible. Some of these options are simple and easy, others require some modest level of disruption and coordination, and yet others call for a significant renovation depending on the existing conditions. Here are some things to consider.
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Something most homeowners keep in mind as they plan a home renovation is adding resale value to their home. There are several ways that making it aging-in-place ready makes good investment sense. First and foremost are recognizing and accounting for your own needs, requirements and comforts that make your space well suited and livable for you. This may involve some upgrades you are not aware of that make perfect sense for you. But it also makes sense to do these upgrades for many other situations and circumstances that will become apparent as time goes on.
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HTR Construction has begun offering a handyman service with the opportunity for former customers to schedule smaller work that they may need done on their home, on a flexible basis.We maintain a list of fill-in type projects that homeowner’s need done, that generally are not urgent and can be scheduled on relatively short notice. Projects like basement and garage shelving or storage, rot and water damage repairs, door and window replacement and small aging-in-place modifications, to name just a few. If you have the flexibility to allow us to fit your project into our schedule as fill-in work, we’re able to handle a variety of smaller projects we normally wouldn’t be able to do.
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One of HTR Construction's recent renovations was for a client in Jamaica Plain, MA who moved from California with his family, back into his childhood home, after his parents passed away. Excited to be back in not only his childhood home again but also the Boston area, he and his wife set about creating a vision for updating the home, while walking the fine line of bringing it into the 21st century and maintaining some of the nostalgia of the former home that he loved.
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Professionals begin with the end in mind. We believe that design should be the documentation of your ideas, not the start of them. By using our preconstruction services and process we can help guide you to make the best, most informed decisions that meet your needs as well as your budget. Have you experienced a project before? How prepared are you? What do you need to get started? Are you unsure about the cost of your project or if can be built? Do you want help with creative options that suit your purpose as well as your budget? Would it be make sense to work with and choose your builder before you start the design process?
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HTR Construction has just completed a third home renovation project for one of our repeat customers. We were hired to do two bathrooms for them and this time around they decided it was time to tackle their kitchen, which they are very delighted with. HTR Construction stopped by recently to take a few photos. The kitchen they decided to create is a very efficient space to move around in, with classic, natural shaker cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.
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HTR Construction recently completed an extensive renovation project in Bedford, MA that will allow the homeowners to age-in-place, once the time comes in their lives. This was HTR's second project for them. The first involved creating an addition for a lovely new family room and much needed office space. This time around, they were ready to create an addition for a master bedroom and bath on the first floor, a new kitchen and larger mud room, as well as as an exterior deck outside. The owner's grandparents originally owned the house and they were ready and eager to update the home that he had always loved as a child, while continuing to raise his own family in it.
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