1) Luxury Look-at affordable pricing. Today's home owners want quality, luxurious materials--these are not always in the budget though. The trend is stone over brick, vinyl or cultured stone, but not everyone can afford stone. Construction and material costs have gone up, so the need has emerged for less expensive options that still look good. Instead of solid stone facades, homeowners may want to opt for stone on studs and drywall instead. 2.) Drought Awareness Today's homes must be...

I have used RM contracting many times for plumbing inside and out, dry rot, painting and electrical issues. I always feel they are confident about the work they do. Their tagline says it all Honesty with Quality! I Recommend them to anyone that asks for referrals because that pertain to any of the services they can provide. I recently recommended them for kitchen cabinet painting and whole house inside painting and the person is an interior designer. She called me to thank me so much, she said...

Not too long from now, winter will be a distant memory, and home owners will worry about how to cool their houses and condominiums efficiently and cost effectively. Where do home owners begin if they want to improve insulation? You should start with an energy audit.The best person to hire is a contractor who's certified through an organization like the Building Performance Institute. The contractor will go through a house from top to bottom, inside and out, to get information about its...

Q: We are thinking about selling-what can I do to improve my interior's appearance on a budget? A: Create Focal Points Here, the bench and mirrored hatstand that blend into the woodwork are replaced with contrasting furniture. The colored chest and pillow combine to provide a focal point.       Pare Down Books and photos go into storage, replaced with accent pieces and flowers that brighten the dark shelves. Think in Threes Odd numbers create...

Big Or Small, We Have A Fix For Your Bath Using several features offered today, we can optimize your space and upgrade your home's value This small space bathroom features many small space tricks, including the perfect combination of mirror and glass, a beautiful floating vanity and an ample amount of storage in all of the right...

Q: What can I do to improve curb appeal? A: The front door of a home can be an attention-getting feature on the home's exterior, welcoming family and friends inside.This is the 'Focal Point' of your home as seen from the street. Color sends a message--What does yours say? Blue: Conveys a place of refuge or retreat Green: Projects health, tranquility, and harmony Black: Projects strength, power, and authority Red: Conveys passion, energy, and excitement Brown: Offers a...

Spring traditionally seems to be the time most homeowners consider yard and home improvements . One of the popular jobs a lot of people look at doing is exterior painting.  You can give your home a whole new look, and your colors will be fresh and vibrant for summer entertaining. RM's expert team have been painting during Sacramento's Springs for over 30 years. Before Our process includes prepping your home for paint by checking the siding or stucco for cracking,...

Some Easy Upgrades! Whether wired in or as a plug in, these USB Charger Stations are great! The first is a plug in that goes into an existing outlet, the second requires wiring in, but offers a 'custom built in' look.       Change out corroded or dented door knobs around your home to offer a fresh contemporary look-many   styles and finishes are available.     A new backsplash can make a huge difference, and there are many...

Electrical repair: This is one area where most homeowners should consider professional help. Due to the danger of electrical shock and/or fires from faulty wiring, only experienced, licensed contractors should perform electrical repairs around your home relating to anything more than a switch or light swap out. The first few tips are safety tips you can do yourself to decrease possible electrical problems that are electrically related. Safety Tip 1- Use Surge Protectors For Your...

Considering painting yourself? A few things to consider are the scope of work, surfaces to be painted, accessibility of areas, time necessary to finish, are you able to move the furnishings yourself? How to choose color Choosing the color scheme for your home is difficult for most people, it’s important to think about the look of each room individually, then consider how to have the colors flow together throughout the entire home. Lighting, furnishings, and carpet color all have part in...