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What are Home Improvement Contract Allowances?

If you are undertaking home remodeling or construction, you must have a clear understanding of what contract allowances mean up front. An allowance in your home improvement contract is essentially a budget set aside for particular items or work. Most contractors use allowances for items that the homeowner needs to select, such as plumbing fixtures, … Continued

7 Remodeling Projects to Accommodate an Elderly Loved One

If you are preparing to have an elderly parent, grandparent, or other loved one live with you, you have to take care of the obvious things, like where he or she will sleep and how to fit their dietary restrictions into the weekly family dinner menu. But it’s also important to make sure they are … Continued

Working With Murray Lampert: We Value Communication

There are so many ways to communicate: land lines, cell phones, fax machines, emails, text messaging, video conferencing, and more. And between spoken, written, and electronic communication, each has its place. Rethinking What Face Time Means Communication is vital to every home remodeling and construction project. Since the early 80s when I started supervising projects, … Continued

5 Quick Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Like many of the best things in life, purchasing a home for the first time is extremely exciting—but also stressful. But for those that are tired of renting someone else’s space, ready for the responsibilities of homeownership, and financially prepared, buying a home is a smart decision. As you start the home buying process for … Continued

10 Healthy Homeowner Habits

Buying a home is one of the biggest commitments you will make in your life. Just like personal relationships, your home deserves an investment of time and work on your part to keep it in running order. But it always pays off. Keeping up with your home helps you avoid costly repairs down the road … Continued

San Diego Design & Remodeling Firms

We have been designing and building residential home remodeling projects since 1975, making us the oldest Design, Build and Remodeling firm in San Diego.  As a 3 generation family business, I have seen major changes in the market and how home remodeling contractors have evolved.  Our success comes from continuing to expand our services without … Continued

5 Tips to Get Your Home Holiday Ready

As the holiday season comes knocking, you are likely getting your shopping lists and holiday cards ready to go. But have you given any thought to your how your home will fare during the most wonderful time of the year? Here are a few suggestions for getting your home in holiday mode: Freshen up outside. If … Continued

Home Safety During the Holidays

The Holidays are times for celebrating, but should also be approached with care. Protect your home and keep your family safe this season by following these tips: • Make sure you use the right kind of lighting, depending where you are using it. Outdoor lighting is made to withstand elements like water and dirt. At … Continued

INFOGRAPHIC – The Value of Home Remodeling

Find out if a home improvement project is right for you as Murray Lampert Construction and Remodeling Magazine compare the average costs of popular remodeling projects across the U.S. and their estimated resale value for 2013. The Value of Home Remodeling (INFOGRAPHIC) – An infographic by the team at Home Remodeling  

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