4 Questions to Ask Your General Contractor

November 27, 2015 | General Contractor

You’re ready to dive head first into home improvement. However, before you hire a general contractor for your project, you want to make sure you have done your research. Before you sign on the dotted line, we at Hearn Construction, Inc. encourage you to ask the general contractor these few important questions.

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Home Improvements Before the Holidays

September 22, 2015 | Home Improvement

Did you recently find out that your entire family is coming to your Indiana home for the holidays? You had been delaying that bathroom remodel or those minor home improvements, but now you’re in a panic about how to get them done before family arrives. Don’t stress, and don’t delay your home improvements any longer. Just trust your home renovations to Hearn Construction, and we can do our best to work with your timeline.

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5 Bathroom Remodeling Tips & Tricks

July 30, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

Tackling a bathroom remodel can be a lot of fun—and a lot of work. We at Hearn Construction, Inc. have a few tips for how you can survive a bathroom remodel and focus your design efforts.

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Kokomo Home Improvement Tips: Prepare Your Home for Winter

April 22, 2015 | Home Improvement

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

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Kokomo Home Improvement Tips, Pt 2: Save on Heating Bills in Winter

April 22, 2015 | General Contractor

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

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5 Home Improvements That Pay Off

April 22, 2015 | Home Improvement

Are you preparing your Indianapolis home to sell? Maybe you’re wondering which home improvements will help the house sell faster in a competitive market? If so, allow Hearn Construction, Inc. to share a few residential home improvements that might make a difference when selling your home. 1. Bathroom Remodeling If your existing bathroom looks worn or horribly outdated, a few changes can make a big difference to potential homebuyers. Don’t go overboard on the bathroom remodel (no need to install a clawfoot tub), but do make a few key changes that will make the bathroom look clean, fresh, and modern. 2. Lighting Proper lighting can turn a home from dark and dreary to fresh and inviting. Do a thorough walk-through of your home, and consider whether new lighting would benefit the space. These home improvements can range from a new fixture to a new skylight. 3. Neutral Paint Colors Do … Continued

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Basics to Building a Staircase

April 22, 2015 | General Contractor

Building a staircase, even a short one, isn’t an easy task. It requires precise measurements and careful calculations. It is argued that building a staircase is one of the most difficult do-it-yourself projects to take on. If you do not believe you are capable of finishing the project completely by yourself get a hold of your Indianapolis general contractor to assist you or at least answer any questions you may have. If you think it is something you are ready to attempt continue to read for the three basic steps to building a staircase. Three Main Components To Building A Staircase There are three main components to a typical staircase: stringers, treads and risers. Stringers, typically cut from 2 x 12s, are the sloped boards that support the other components and carry the weight of people walking on the stairs. They’re typically spaced 16 inches at the center. Treads form … Continued

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Sea-Inspired Bathroom Remodel

April 22, 2015 | Bathroom Remodeling

If you have been staring at the same dull and worn out bathroom décor for years and have finally decided that you need change, it may be time for your to consider bathroom remodeling. In this constantly hectic world it may be calming for you to derive your bathroom remodeling concept from elements of nature. You could capture a forest using dark greens and earth tone accents, or you could get inspiration from a desert using different tan, yellow and brown ranges. If you have a bathroom space that needs to have a more open feel pick an element of nature that focuses on bright colors, the sea. The ocean and beach give off a relaxing feel that has probably already influenced your bathroom without you noticing. Examples of this are when people have calming sea salts or enjoy wading in the bathtub. Now all you have to do is … Continued

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