Home Remodeling in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
If you have a home remodeling project in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY then perhaps George, the general contractor at Picasso Expert Renovations, can help. George has been performing home remodeling projects in and around the Williamsburg area for over fifteen years. His specialty, and what we are famous for, is completing complex home
remodeling projects within your budget and within your time frame.
If you desire to increase the value of your home and to avoid hidden surprises such as last-minute upcharges in either time or material then Picasso Expert Renovations might be worth considering. And we always suggest you contact several of our competitors so you can arrange to have at least four written bids.
And while you are at it, ask the other home remodeling contractors how long they expect the project to take. We feel you have the right to have your project finished on time and within your budget. And then, please take a few minutes to speak with some of our previous clients just so you can verify our claims of customer satisfaction.
George at Picasso Expert Renovations will be happy to schedule a time to chat with you and discuss your project. This is a free information gathering meeting where you will be able to size up our team and pick up some useful tips. Schedule your no obligation consultation now. What have you got to lose? Click here to schedule a meeting . Or call George at 347-276-201 and schedule your no cost consultation now.
10 Williamsburg Brooklyn Home Remodeling Secrets for Saving Money
Often a successful home remodel is somewhat modest in scope. The remodel seems to turn out best when the home project is initially studied and thought about and then systematically planned over a reasonable amount of time. Rushing into a home remodel without adequate foresight is a recipe for disaster. Here are 10 smart planning choices that will help you finish your project on time and on budget.
Relocating a Bathroom Has Its Costs
Moving a bathroom to another part of the home has the potential to greatly increase the value of your home but you need to be aware of the necessary steps involved. The average cost for relocating a bathroom in Brooklyn is right around $15,000. This includes labor, supplies, material and fixtures.
If you decide to keep the same bathroom location but just change the floorplan keep in mind that this is not always as easy as it may first appear. When you move a fixture more than three feet you will often have to move pipes and downspouts and before you know it those costs can approach $1,000.
Moving a bathroom in an apartment can be more complex than moving a bath in a house. That is because an apartment situation means you are probably sharing a downspout with other apartments which makes the logistics more complicated.
Insulate Walls and Ceilings
Insulation is a little complex because there are many options available from foam spray to fiberglass batts. Your Brooklyn contractor will help provide the best insulation for the various areas of your home.
Warning, it is not uncommon for amateur insulation contractors to incorrectly install insulation and disrupt the roof’s ability to properly breathe. This results in building up the moisture in the attic and before you know it the insulation is soaking wet and you have mold growing in your attic…a scary thought.
Interior wall insulation is also worth considering as it will help soundproof a bedroom or a bathroom. Insulated interior walls will also help keep the temperature constant in a room and not have the heat moving about the house. Interior insulation also keeps moisture contained in the kitchen, bath and laundry areas.
Quality Quartz Countertops Cost Now But Will Pay Off Later
We always suggest going with Quartz countertops in the kitchen if you can afford it. Marble and Granite countertops are great looking but Quartz has a number of advantages.
Granite and marble are easily stained and must be routinely sealed for protection. Quartz can be made to look exactly like granite or marble. And if you want a red or orange modern look then that can be accomplished as well. Occasionally we have had clients choose blues and greens for an ultra-modern appearance.
Because Quartz is manmade you can have total control over the final appearance and there will be no imperfections like you find in natural stone. There is always seven percent resin along with a specific amount of color pigments to reach your desired result.
Finally, Quartz is a durable as it gets. Quartz does not scratch and cleans up using a towel and mild soap. Most Quartz countertops come with a twenty-five year warranty.
Relocating and Replacing Windows Can Get Expensive
If you are looking to control costs then it may be a good idea to keep your existing windows. Window salesmen will tell you that you will get your money back from energy savings. That might be true if you live in Northern Michigan but is not the case for Brooklyn, NY.
If you are replacing a dozen windows in a Brooklyn home at $700 a window it may take twenty years or more to realize that $8,400 in energy savings in a New York climate. Do not fall for the line, “replacement windows will pay for themselves”. That’s a salesmen’s pitch and it’s only true in an extreme climate.
Custom Kitchen Cabinets vs Ikea
If a custom kitchen cabinet is within your budget, then go for it. But what if there are other areas of your home where you feel like splurging? Is it possible to put together a Ikea kitchen that gives the appearance of custom cabinetry?
It is possible to put together an Ikea kitchen that has a modern European look and you would probably be happy with it for a while. But, it should be pointed out that there is a major difference in quality between the two options. Ikea is usually made from particle board which does not always have a long lifespan compared to the wood of a custom cabinet.
Along with sturdy wood a custom cabinet would have hardware hinges and sliders that is stronger and tougher than the normal Ikea stock hardware
In general, if you want to have a kitchen with a unique look then it may be best to look for a custom cabinet provider. And if you want to avoid any problems then you want your contractor working with a custom cabinet company who would be responsible for the whole project, from beginning to end.
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Look At Closeouts And Demo Models
It is possible to buy a, never used, showroom luxury appliance whose only purpose over the last year has been to give shoppers an example of the latest model of that particular appliance. Now the new model is being released which means last years display model will be sold at a deep discount.
I wouldn’t suggest buying an appliance you don’t need, just to “save money.” But if a new fridge is part of your kitchen remodeling budget then finding last years luxury floor model on sale can almost be considered a free gift to your remodeling budget.
If you decide to buy an appliance that has been a floor model check and see if the manufacturer’s warranty is still in place. Being able to purchase last years luxury model with the original manufacturer’s warranty still in place is like having free money deposited in your remodeling budget account.
Which Areas of Williamsburg Brooklyn Are Best For Home Remodeling
Picasso Expert Renovations has successfully completed home remodeling projects throughout most of Williamsburg. The renovations have ranged from condominiums to single family houses to commercial shops to townhomes.
“Williamsburg contains a variety of zoning districts, including manufacturing, commercial, residential, and mixed-use. North Williamsburg contains primarily light industrial and medium-density residential buildings, as well as some residential structures with commercial space on the ground floors. There are also high-density residential developments with commercial space, as well as a few remaining heavy industries, along the waterfront. The area around Broadway is primarily commercial, and contains stores and offices. On the other hand, South Williamsburg is largely medium-to-high density residential, with some commercial space on the ground floors.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsburg,_Brooklyn
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY is broken up into two zip codes: 11206 and 11211. Residents of both zip codes generally use public transportation more so than most areas of the country. The neighborhood of Greenpoint is to the north while Bushwick is to the east and Bedford-Stuyvesant is to the south of Williamsburg.
Some Facts and Neighborhood Resources For Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
“Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordered
by Greenpoint to the north; Bedford–Stuyvesant to the south; Bushwick and
East Williamsburg to the east; and the East River to the west. As of the
2020 United States Census, the neighborhood’s population is 151,308.” Wikipedia.org
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