Are you planning a kitchen remodeling project? Or maybe you’re in the market for a room addition or bathroom remodel? From small- to large-scale home improvement projects, you want to be sure you hire a general contractor you can trust to get the job done. Hearn Construction, Inc. gives Indiana residents the following tips on hiring a general contractor. 1. Gather references. Most home improvement blogs and experts will tell you to start here. Ask friends, family, co-workers, social-media groups, or fellow club members to recommend a general contractor for your home improvement project. Be sure to ask them plenty of questions about their experience, and pay attention if several people recommend the same general contractor. From these references, create a list of general contractors you want to research further. 2. Do some sleuthing. No need to be sneaky here, but please do investigate a potential general contractor before you … Continued
Choose a neutral, calming bathroom color. Your wall color sets the tone for your room. While you can find many color theories out there, the Huffington Post says, “The most calming colors are usually in the blue family, but muted, dusty shades of other colors can also be soothing, according to Jackie Jordan, Sherwin Williams director of color marketing.” Choosing the right color can help reduce stress and increase your spa experience. Upgrade your shower or bathtub. Whether you decide to create a walk-in shower or install a rain shower head, enhancing your shower or bathtub can turn a regular bathroom into an oasis. Browse online galleries of walk-in showers or glass-enclosed showers, and see what styles or features get you excited. If you’ve always dreamt of having a claw foot tub, now may be the time to make your dream a reality. Pay attention to your lighting. Harsh lighting … Continued
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Feel like you’re running out of space in your home? Let’s face it — if your family has outgrown the house, it’s time for an update. Whether you need a new bedroom or a place for storage, you may feel like you need to look for a new house. Instead of calling a realtor, contact one of our general contractors at Hearn Construction, Inc. for a free estimate on a room addition.
If you have decided it’s finally time to update your kitchen, a remodel is the perfect way to create a modern and sleek layout for the room. Once you’ve made the commitment to getting a kitchen remodel, you’ll need to know a few helpful hints before the job begins. Here are some ways you can organize all the items from your kitchen before our professionals at Hearn Construction arrive at your home in Indiana. The most important step for removing items in your kitchen is to organize which items you use every day. Place items like utensils, plates, mugs, and glasses into a box labeled “everyday items.” Labeling will help you find what you need easily and also determine which items are necessary to keep nearby. For the next step, you’ll want to take all your belongings out of the cabinets and categorize those items as well. This is an opportune … Continued
It seems that spring is finally in the air, and homeowners all over Indiana are rejoicing. Before jumping for joy, however, make sure that your home is ready for the seasonal transition. Today we have some Lafayette general contractor tips to help you assess any damage caused by winter and make plans to prepare your house for spring. Below are some helpful tips for making sure your house is spring-ready from Hearn Construction, Inc. – the name to trust for Lafayette general contractor services. Up Top: Like most houses in the Lafayette area, your home’s roof took quite a beating with the harsh winds and snow accumulation throughout winter. Make sure to take a close look at any shingles that are cracked, curling, or falling apart – even the toughest shingles are susceptible to winter’s wrath. It’s also a good idea to inspect your roof for weak points or signs … Continued
Winter can wreak havoc on more than your car or home – even your wallet isn’t safe from its icy grip. While there’s nothing we can do to keep the seasons from changing, there are some ways to make winter heating bills more manageable. Today we have a few helpful Kokomo home improvement tips to help you keep your winter utility bill under control. Below are some tips for keeping winter heating bills at a manageable level from the Kokomo home improvement professionals of Hearn Construction. Turn Down the Heat: You can save quite a bit of cash each month by just turning down the dial on your thermostat and water heater. Keeping these appliances at a lower setting (especially when you‘re not at home) will save you up to 3% for every degree you go down without a noticeable difference to most users. You can always bundle up on the … Continued
Hear that sound? It’s Jack Frost knocking on your door. Winter will soon be bringing ice, snow, and frigid temperatures into our everyday lives – is your house prepared? Today we’ll discuss some Kokomo home improvement tips to help you safeguard your home against this year’s round of winter weather. Below are some helpful winter home preparation hints from the Kokomo home improvement professionals of Hearn Construction. Insulate: A drafty house can be torture in winter. Make sure that your walls and attic have sufficient insulation before winter hits. Not only will this help keep you toasty throughout the season, it could also save you a bundle on your energy bill. An equally important winter home improvement measure is to properly insulate any exposed piping to avoid frozen or burst pipes. Windows and Doors: Don’t forget to inspect the weather stripping around your house. Exposed gaps between windows and doors … Continued
Without a streamlined design and proper organization, having a small bathroom can sometimes be overwhelming. Today, we’ve thought of some tips to help you claim back the space in your water closet with some Kokomo bathroom remodeling tips. Don’t let the size of your small bathroom get to you. There are plenty of ways to expand the space and make the room feel bigger. The Kokomo bathroom remodeling experts at Hearn Construction have some ideas to help you turn your bathroom from a small, utilitarian space into a relaxing spa. Here are just a few ideas: Less is More: Before getting ready to completely revamp your bathroom, take stock of everything that’s already in there. Throw out any non-essential appliances or products you haven’t used in the last three months. This will cut down on clutter and ready the room for its eventual remodel. Proper Lighting: Lighting can do wonders … Continued
We spend an average of 182 hours a year in the bathroom. That means for almost 8 days a year, we’re spending a great deal of our time in the washroom. Let’s face it, looking at the same wallpaper, fixtures, shower curtain, and other restroom accoutrements year after year can get pretty boring. That’s why we suggest shaking things up and making bathroom decorating fun! There is an infinite number of ways you can personalize the utilitarian space that is the bathroom. A lot of folks go for an elegant approach when decorating after a bathroom remodel to make their bathrooms as spa-like and relaxing as possible. That’s a perfectly acceptable approach but what about those of us with more eclectic tastes? If you’re more concerned with collecting coins and vanquishing bad guys than a trip to the spa – why not make your bathroom a nerd’s sanctuary? Here are … Continued