Remodeling Your Home

RRHBA strives to supply the homeowner and home buyer with useful information regarding the current housing market, homebuilding trends, home safety and maintenance, and many other interesting topics. You may print these articles out or save copies to your home computer for future reference.

 

Checklist for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Use this checklist to help you select a builder or remodeler to work on or build your home. Click here to read this article.

DIY or Hire A Professional?

It’s fun and inspiring to watch TV shows about home design and DIY remodeling – everything from the latest looks in countertops to whole-house remodels. But it’s also important to know when to stop and hire a professional. Click here to read this article.

Five Ways to Implement Universal Design in Your Home

Whether you’re raising a young family or beginning to enjoy an empty nest, the design of your home should meet your changing needs. Click here to read this article.

How to Speak Remodeling

Understanding the terminology your professional remodeler is using can be very helpful to ensure you get the finished project you want. Click here to read this article.

How to Live with Your Remodeling Project

Remodeling can be a bit more difficult than building a home because your family has to LIVE at the construction site! Here are some tips to make it easier. Click here to read this article.

What Homeowners Need to Know About Lead Paint

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a new rule for professional contractors in April 2010 to help protect children from the dangers of lead dust exposure. If you live in a home built before 1978 and you’re contemplating any work that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces inside the home or 20 square feet on the exterior of the home, for example, replacing a window, installing cabinets, or adding on to your home, the contractor you hire is required by law to be trained and certified by the EPA.