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Dos & Don’ts of Remodeling

Remodeling or renovating may feel overwhelming because it’s an unfamiliar process that is, in some ways, out of your control. What should you be doing during the process? Here are some Dos & Don’ts for you to follow during your remodel.  

Do participate in the process.
“I enjoy customers who enjoy the process,” Paul Ewing, owner of The Ewing Companies, explained. “Those who are involved, who foster a great relationship with you: those clients are the best.” Communicate with your contractors, get to know them, and be honest about what you like and dislike during the planning phases. Remodeling and renovating can be stressful, but client participation makes everything smoother. And it ensures you’ll be happier at the end, too.

Don’t disregard your budget
While we can all get caught up in daydreaming about our dream kitchen, you have a budget for a reason. Overextending your finances will cause stress, strain, and may result in an incomplete remodel. So before you start, sit down with a contractor, set a number, and stay as close to that number as possible.

Do Treat the Workers Well
We’ve been taught since kindergarten to follow the Golden Rule. Remodeling is no different. “Treat contractors with utmost respect and they will treat you the same,” said Paul Ewing. “Treat [the workers] well and make them feel welcome.” Remember that the people working on your dream kitchen are human, and by default are worthy of respect and kindness. And happy workers will produce a better end product.

Following those 3 easy things will ensure you’re doing your part to make the remodel or renovation a success. It’s that simple! If this has helped ease your worries and you’re ready to take the remodel plunge, give us a call. We’d be glad to get to know you, your dreams, and your needs for your new space.

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Meet Paul: Great Risk for Greater Reward

Paul Ewing, owner and founder of The Ewing Companies, is not a man you might assume takes risk. His journey to starting his family-owned business, however, was just that: a leap of faith.

Paul got his start in the remodeling business at an early age. His father converted old homes in Bluefield, West Virginia into apartments, teaching his son the ins and outs of remodeling as he worked. Paul enjoyed working hands on but looked forward to managing a larger company that did multiple projects.

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Resolve to Begin a Housing Project in 2018

So, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Many people rang in the New Year with resolutions to lose weight, drink more water or get organized. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep up with those goals long-term. What if this year you promised something more permanent–a resolution you know you will keep? How about a remodel on your home? We can help!

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