JM Remodeling & Construction Design build kitchen and bathroom remodeling, repair and for commercial, residential - Metro Milwaukee. 2017-01-31T02:59:01Z http://jmremodelingwi.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Remodeling with the Help of a Contractor]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4417 2017-01-31T02:59:01Z 2017-01-31T02:59:01Z It’s a brand new year, and you have decided that you want to have a “brand new” house. Without the hassle of actually moving, of course. If you are ready to remodel, it is likely that you are searching for a contractor. A quality contractor will be knowledgeable, creative and will provide you fabulous results. […]

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It’s a brand new year, and you have decided that you want to have a “brand new” house. Without the hassle of actually moving, of course. If you are ready to remodel, it is likely that you are searching for a contractor. A quality contractor will be knowledgeable, creative and will provide you fabulous results. With all the options available, it can be difficult to distinguish between a quality contractor and someone who may deliver more disorganization than repair.

  • Find the right type of professional: In home remodeling, there are different types of contractors available. For instance, architects focus on large projects and structural precision in their work. They are consequently useful for large projects. Designers focus on visual aesthetics which is perfect if you already have a solid basis from which to work. General contractors are perfect for carrying out a plan that is already in place and Design/Build contractors do all of the above.
  • Do your research: The internet, and your neighbors, are truly invaluable resources when seeking a remodeler. It is easy to find many quality reviews on search engines like Google and through social media such as Facebook. Simply look for “stars,” or “ratings” for a particular company and you should find some pretty honest thoughts. Asking around your neighborhood for suggestions, especially if you are particularly fond of someone’s house or yard, is another great means of weeding out poor candidates.
  • Validify insurance and licensing: This can save you and your contractor if something goes wrong.
  • Establish your deadlines, pricing and conditions prior to hiring someone: This way you can ensure that your house is completed by the time you need it done and will not have any unforeseen surprises once the work has begun.
  • Interview potentials and contact references: It is worth developing a list of questions and concerns and then calling potentials in for interviews. This will enable you to get a feel for who you are working with and will enable you to create a side-by-side comparison for your personalized needs.  Asking for a list of references and then contacting them is a great way to see what other clients have thought of their work.

By taking a couple of simple steps, you can greatly increase the likelihood of finding the best contractor for your own, customized needs. Like hiring an artist, a contractor’s portfolio typically is the best way to distinguish their style and work quality. Viewing galleries of work like the ones at JM Remodeling & Contruction, LLC can provide insight as to the quality of a contractor and may even help spark new creative inspiration. Happy housing!

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Is My Home Remodel a Good Investment?]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4413 2017-01-31T02:45:04Z 2017-01-31T02:45:04Z As a homeowner, you may find yourself questioning if certain home remodel projects are worth the money. Perhaps they will look great, perhaps you just love that shade of blue or perhaps you have always wanted a window sill with a built-in drawer.  Although you are conscious that you would adore the improvement, you wonder if […]

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As a homeowner, you may find yourself questioning if certain home remodel projects are worth the money. Perhaps they will look great, perhaps you just love that shade of blue or perhaps you have always wanted a window sill with a built-in drawer.  Although you are conscious that you would adore the improvement, you wonder if it would add any real value to the house once it comes time to sell.

Certain home improvements have been proven to have far greater return on investment than others. If you improve intelligently, you can add significant value to your home for a reasonable cost and will profit through the renovation. Other improvements, however, require spending a great deal but have no impact on the value of your house.

So which improvements are worth investing in? The most important home improvements are going to be the most practical. This would include work such as furnace replacement, plumbing updates, insulation fixes, odor removals and resolving electrical issues. If your front yard resembles a smaller rendition of the Sahara Desert or the Amazonian Rainforest, this is also something worth rehabilitating. After all of your foundational improvements are in place, it is worth looking at two other vital points of interest: The kitchen and the bathroom.

The Kitchen:  A nice kitchen has the ability to determine the success of a home sale. It also can provide one of the greatest returns on investment if done properly – Typically anywhere from 86%-100% or more. Plan to optimize your money back by budgeting for approximately 6-10% of your total home value. In order to decide which components of your kitchen are most worth remodeling, consider the steps listed below:

  • Speak with some local realtors: They will know what is selling and which trends are in throughout your area.
  • Focus on on convenience: Adding small embellishments such as additional cabinet space, more pantry space, granite countertops and updated appliances typically result in a good return on investment.
  • Neutralize: If the color theme in your kitchen is a bit extreme, consider neutralizing. Light, neutral colors are almost like a blank canvas that future home buyers can make their own.
  • Make it practical: As anyone who spends time in the kitchen knows, this room can easily become crowded and navigationally challenging. This presents a problem with there is hot food and slip risk drinks involved. Definitely consider altering the layout if your kitchen not provide adequate moving space or if features like cabinets are awkwardly positioned.

The Bathroom: For many people, the bathroom is the room associated with the day’s preparation and end. Because of this, it is important to consider updating or fixing your bathroom when remodeling. As displayed below, it does not require a great deal of money to really boost the value of a bathroom.

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  • Prioritize the shower: With our hectic modern lifestyles, few people have the time to take frequent baths. Bathing is still a routine that many find therapeutic, however, so nice stand up showers are typically appreciated.
  • Plan for two: Having only one bathroom is no longer practical for many families. Because of this, plan on using your bathroom remodeling budget to add another one.
  • Update: Little fixes like re-grouting the shower or sink, removing stains or mold and installing some new fixtures can really improve the overall appearance or look of a bathroom.
  • Brighten up: Focus on lighting as a vital component of your bathroom remodeling job. Many people use their bathrooms to get ready or preen and it is beneficial if they can see what they are doing.

With all the options available, it can be difficult to know the most effective way to remodel your house. By focusing on the tips mentioned above, however, you can maximize your chances of having a more pleasant home environment while you are living there while also guaranteeing a maximum return on investment once you sell.

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[New Roofing Brings Elegance And Functionality to Shorewood Home]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4200 2017-01-11T18:40:57Z 2016-10-10T15:15:32Z Your home protects you from wind, rain, snow and many other unexpected elements that Wisconsin weather brings.  Within years of being built, a home’s structure can begin to falter and roofing can start to fall apart.  That’s where JM Remodeling & Construction comes in.  This Tudor style home in Shorewood was in need of renovation […]

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Your home protects you from wind, rain, snow and many other unexpected elements that Wisconsin weather brings.  Within years of being built, a home’s structure can begin to falter and roofing can start to fall apart.  That’s where JM Remodeling & Construction comes in.  This Tudor style home in Shorewood was in need of renovation and JM Remodeling was able to update the home with an aesthetically pleasing roof.

When JM Remodeling was called, the original concrete tiled roof was deteriorating.  Multiple tiles were broken and some were even missing.  The customer initially wanted a repair but soon realized that the difficulty of accessing and replacing the tiles made the cost and the risk of repairing the roof unreasonable.  As an alternative, JM Remodeling provided a new premium asphalt shingled roof quote for the client.

Various elements can affect a home’s roof including intense summer heat and harsh winter frost.  For this house, a new premium asphalt shingled roof was chosen instead of concrete tiles because of it’s relatively inexpensive price, elegant appearance, and appropriate protection from the elements.

To accent the home and update the appearance, a shingle color was chosen that lightened up the drab grey concrete tiles and picked-up the colors in the brick siding.  Even the unique colored front door blended with the shingle color to aesthetically tie the house together.

Of course, it wouldn’t be construction without a few unexpected obstacles.  One challenge we had to overcome was removing the old heavy concrete tiles.  Due to their weight, they could not just simply be dropped.  These concrete tiles had to be taken down by hand on a moving scaffold system.  It may have taken extra time and effort but it was worth it!  The house looks beautiful and is fully functional again, all for a comparatively inexpensive cost.  

At JM Remodeling, it is our goal to enhance and improve every project.  For this stunning Shorewood Tudor, we were able to bring new life to the house and install a new roofing system that will bring protection for many years to come.  Have a home in need of remodeling or construction?  Contact JM Remodeling & Construction today!

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Exterior Renovation Including Roof Tear Off and Replacement]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4195 2017-01-11T18:41:57Z 2016-10-10T14:55:26Z The Wisconsin Province Society of Jesus is well known throughout the Midwest for working in education, parishes, academic research and continuing the tradition of sharing spirituality.  JM Remodeling & Construction was proud to work on the exterior renovation of their building located on North 34th Street in Milwaukee.   The roof was old and leaky […]

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The Wisconsin Province Society of Jesus is well known throughout the Midwest for working in education, parishes, academic research and continuing the tradition of sharing spirituality.  JM Remodeling & Construction was proud to work on the exterior renovation of their building located on North 34th Street in Milwaukee.  

The roof was old and leaky and much of the original wood trim was deteriorating and in need of a fresh coat of paint.  As a full service remodeling company, the professionals at JM Remodeling & Construction were able to do it all!  Keep reading to learn more about what we were able to accomplish in the remodeling of this building.

Our first step was to improve the functionality of the roof.  The architectural style shingles we used mimic the look of the cedar shake shingles that were original to the building.  Not only did this improve the appearance of the building but it also improved the quality and lifespan of the roof.

JM’s expert carpenters were able to remove the rotten and damaged trim from all over the building including window sills, casings and fascia.  We successfully restored the once run-down exterior and supplied new materials that matched the existing trim.  Some profiles of the trim weren’t available due to the old age of the building so we custom milled our own pieces for the perfect fit.  Once the trim was painted, it was impossible to tell where the work was done.

There was an intricate fascia detail on the gutter line of the building.  We had to custom fabricate a special apron that would be installed on the fascia so that new gutters could be installed properly.  The treasurer had a specific allotted budget we were able to meet.  Even though there were many different aspects and phases to this project, the team at JM Remodeling & Construction was able to handle it all!

Is your business in need of remodeling or construction?  Contact JM Remodeling & Construction today!

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Home Is Re-Sided With Maintenance-Free Materials]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4190 2017-01-30T20:07:14Z 2016-09-13T14:37:37Z Many of the clients that come to JM Remodeling & Construction want to enhance their home’s appearance and functionality without the hassle of upkeep.  With today’s advancing technology, there is now a range of construction supplies and materials that provide the best of both worlds.  Recently, we had a client come to us with a […]

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Many of the clients that come to JM Remodeling & Construction want to enhance their home’s appearance and functionality without the hassle of upkeep.  With today’s advancing technology, there is now a range of construction supplies and materials that provide the best of both worlds.  Recently, we had a client come to us with a dilemma.  He wanted us to reside his home but did not want the maintenance or upkeep that his current cedar lap siding required.  We had the perfect solution to this homeowner’s problem!

We installed LP SmartSide engineered wood lap siding because it looks just like cedar and has a 50-year warranty.  Not to mention, it also has a limited lifetime paint warranty from the manufacturer!  Before renovating, the house was all dark and brown.  Our client really wanted something different that would allow his home to pop!  The terra-cotta custom colored siding used did just that against the brown brick and shingles.  All of the wood trim around the thermal pane windows on the south side of the house were also replaced with LP SmartSide trim of the same dimensions so the homeowner would have even less painting to worry about.

We weren’t given an exact budget upon bidding this job, and although our pricing was higher than the customer anticipated, they knew our experience and attention to detail was well worth the price we quoted.  They trusted JM with their home and they weren’t disappointed in the end.  The results are stunning and the exterior is now updated with low maintenance products for easy living!

If you’re looking to renovate your home both aesthetically and functionally, there is only one team in the Milwaukee area to call.  Contact the professionals at JM Remodeling & Construction!

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Old Porch Removed and Updated In Milwaukee Home]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4183 2017-01-11T19:13:29Z 2016-09-13T13:42:03Z After a long Wisconsin winter, summer is a sight for sore eyes.  A great way to enjoy sunny skies and increasing temperatures in the comfort of your own property is with a porch.  For this Milwaukee resident, we were able to update and enhance their home’s existing porch with a brand new, easy to maintain […]

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After a long Wisconsin winter, summer is a sight for sore eyes.  A great way to enjoy sunny skies and increasing temperatures in the comfort of your own property is with a porch.  For this Milwaukee resident, we were able to update and enhance their home’s existing porch with a brand new, easy to maintain structure just in time to enjoy the summer weather.

The homeowner’s front porch was run down and in need of an update.  The team at JM Remodeling temporarily supported the roof above while removing the front porch completely.  When it was successfully removed, a brand new, fully synthetic deck with a low maintenance composite rail system was installed.  We were also able to replace the ceiling with aluminum soffit panel to make this porch easier to maintain.

JM Remodeling was able to mimic the classic style of the original porch completely using low maintenance synthetic and composite materials – right down to the lattice and trim boards!  To the homeowner’s delight, we were even able to match the existing color scheme of this Milwaukee home.

The clean line of the porch now compliments the house, enhances curb appeal and stands proud as the focal point of the architecture.  The classic white and slate blue color scheme blends well with the period in which the house was built.  In order to preserve the true appearance of the architecture, JM Remodeling paid close attention to the board sizes, profiles and color.  The goal was to restore the porch as closely as possible with the synthetic and composite materials available to our team.

Since we were able to start from scratch, the team at JM Remodeling didn’t encounter too many problems.  The only problem was that the homeowners had to wait to use their new porch!  If you are in need of a new porch or complete porch renovation, contact the professionals at JM Remodeling & Construction and ask about our services!

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Enhance Your Outdoor Space]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4174 2016-04-13T14:08:54Z 2016-04-13T14:08:54Z Spring is here and you may be contemplating what to do with your yard and landscape.  A great way to reinvent your outdoor space is by adding a deck, patio, outdoor kitchen or pergola!  These are all great ways to complement an outdoor landscape and provide a fun recreational area for homeowners to enjoy when […]

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Spring is here and you may be contemplating what to do with your yard and landscape.  A great way to reinvent your outdoor space is by adding a deck, patio, outdoor kitchen or pergola!  These are all great ways to complement an outdoor landscape and provide a fun recreational area for homeowners to enjoy when the weather is nice.  

When the sun is shining, flowers are blooming and birds are chirping, there’s nothing better than entertaining friends and family outside.  If you are considering adding an outdoor construct to your yard, consider these ideas!

Outdoor Kitchen

Does your family love a good barbecue?  A unique yet practical idea for an outdoor area is a full sized kitchen!  It’s easier than ever to have a fully functioning outdoor kitchen with grill, wood-burning oven for pizza lovers, countertops and running water.  A home garden can easily be incorporated into an outdoor kitchen layout to cook fresh ingredients more conveniently than ever!

Entertaining Space

Are you constantly entertaining friends and family?  A patio or deck is a great place to entertain visitors when the weather gets warm.  It’s perfect centerpiece for entertaining in Wisconsin. A beautiful deck or patio can be incorporated into your outdoor space to host intimate gatherings.  Add a cozy seating area with comfortable chairs and a fire pit and this is a great place to spend spOutdoor Spacering or summer nights!

Pergola

A pergola is an outdoor feature made of vertical posts and cross beams that form a shaded sitting area.  This backyard structure is becoming more and more popular and for good reason!  Pergolas are simple structures that can be free standing or attached to a house.  Traditional or modern in appearance, pergolas can be decorated to fit any home décor.

When you are ready to enhance your outdoor area with a deck, patio or additional construct, contact JM Remodeling and Construction!  Spring is in full swing and we are prepared to assist you with all of your custom carpentry and outdoor remodeling needs.  

Give JM Remodeling and Construction a call today at 414-354-2800 for a free consultation!  

 

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Diane Ghiglietti <![CDATA[Spring Exterior Home Maintenance]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4170 2016-04-11T19:43:47Z 2016-04-11T19:43:47Z Spring is a great time of year. The weather finally starts to warm up and we suddenly get the urge to do a little spring cleaning and home maintenance indoors. The beauty of spring might also highlight some of the more unsightly aspects outside of our homes. Missing shingles, leaves in gutters, dirty siding, and […]

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Spring is a great time of year. The weather finally starts to warm up and we suddenly get the urge to do a little spring cleaning and home maintenance indoors. The beauty of spring might also highlight some of the more unsightly aspects outside of our homes. Missing shingles, leaves in gutters, dirty siding, and cracks in the cement of your driveway or sidewalk. Here are some tips to help get the exterior of your home ready for spring:

  • Examine your roof – From the ground, look to see if any shingles are damaged or missing from the winter. Any shingles that are damaged, cracked, or loose need to be replaced, since the summer sun can heighten the problem. If you have an old roof, it may be time to consider a complete replacement.Home Maintenance
  • Clean siding – Salt and mud can build up on the exterior of your home during the winter. Depending on the type of siding, you can use a hose or pressure washer to clean it. If your siding looks to be in very poor shape, you may need to replace it.
  • Inspect your gutters – Check for loose or leaky spots, and if you find any, repair as needed. Improper drainage can lead to water getting into your basement or crawl space. Make sure all your downspouts lead away from the foundation of your house.
  • Have your chimney cleaned – Check your chimney from the outside to see if there’s been any damage, and hire a certified chimney sweep to inspect and clean your chimney (this should be done annually).
  • Treat your concrete – Fill in any cracks in your driveway or walkways with concrete caulk or filler, and power-wash and reseal if weather permits.

If it’s time to replace your roof or siding, you’ll want to call JM Remodeling & Construction! We offer general roofing, roof repairs, seamless gutter replacements and siding in a variety of materials to match your budget and home aesthetic. JM Remodeling can customize your services according to your specific needs. With the proficient skills of our staff, you will get the excellent roofing or siding you need combined with the best materials we have! So get your home spruced up for spring. Contact JM Remodeling & Construction today!

 

 

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Admin <![CDATA[Spring Cleaning Made Simple]]> http://jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4140 2016-03-28T17:02:33Z 2016-03-28T17:02:33Z March 20th brought the awakening of spring after a very long winter season.  Also known as the Spring Vernal Equinox, spring is an exciting time for residents of the Midwest as they enjoy longer days and rising temperatures.  But what is the reason for this seasonal change?  In technical terms, spring is the season between […]

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March 20th brought the awakening of spring after a very long winter season.  Also known as the Spring Vernal Equinox, spring is an exciting time for residents of the Midwest as they enjoy longer days and rising temperatures.  But what is the reason for this seasonal change?  In technical terms, spring is the season between winter and summer when the sun is directly overhead of the equator as the Earth’s tilt begins to point its northern hemisphere towards the sun.  It is an exciting time as the flowers begin to bloom and wildlife begins to come out of hibernation!

Looking towards transformation and change, JM Remodeling & Construction wants to help you prepare for the upcoming season with our cleaning checklist.  The weather is getting warm and it’s time to get your home clean and organized!  Take a look at our tips for cleaning your indoor space this spring:

  • Organize and discard unnecessary clutter that has accumulated over winter.
  • Wipe all surfaces with a light mist or cleaning spray.  You’ll want to clean away any dust, fingerprints or dirt that has built up over the past few months.
  • Rid your home of pungent odors by opening up your windows on a breezy spring day.
  • Lingering stains on your couch or chairs?  Stains on your cushions can be blotted away with a simple vinegar and water solution.
  • Vacuum your carpet and wipe down wooden floors with a safe solution.  If dirt and stains don’t come out, you may need to call a professional for a deep clean.
  • Like other surfaces, walls form a buildup of dust, grime and cobwebs over time.  A simple solution is wiping down walls with a cloth or sponge and some warm water.

There is no better time than the spring season to enhance your home. Need more than just spring cleaning to get your home in shape for spring?  JM Remodeling & Construction has been providing Milwaukee residents with quality home remodeling and additions for over 25 years.  If you’re looking for remodeling that will fit your needs and budget, browse our website or give us a call at 414-354-2800 for a quote!

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Admin <![CDATA[Thanks For A Great 2016 NARI Spring Home Improvement Show]]> http://www.jmremodelingwi.com/?p=4099 2017-01-11T19:04:42Z 2016-03-01T15:29:25Z JM Remodeling and Construction had a wonderful time participating in the 54th Annual Milwaukee NARI Spring Home Improvement Show at the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center. The show ran from Thursday, February 11th through Sunday, February 14th and presented some award winning displays from over 250 exhibitors.   The team at JM Remodeling and Construction […]

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JM Remodeling and Construction had a wonderful time participating in the 54th Annual Milwaukee NARI Spring Home Improvement Show at the Wisconsin State Fair Expo Center. The show ran from Thursday, February 11th through Sunday, February 14th and presented some award winning displays from over 250 exhibitors.

 

The team at JM Remodeling and Construction were honored to participate in this year’s NARI Spring Home Improvement Show after winning several awards from NARI back in January. We were thrilled to have been recognized by Milwaukee/NARI on January 15th by winning a number of Wisconsin Remodeler Awards for both exterior and interior projects. At the NARI Spring Home Improvement Show, we were able to feature our award-winning kitchen and bathroom remodels as well as select exterior projects.

Guests were welcome to browse our display, ask our professionals questions, and learn more about what JM RemodelNARI Showing and Construction has to offer! We would like to say a big thank you to NARI, the sponsors, and the attendees for letting us take part in this amazing industry event.

Once again, we would like to thank all of our employees and customers for their support. We could not
have done the NARI Spring Home Improvement Show without the high quality work and commitment of our team! If you didn’t have a chance to check out JM Remodeling and Construction at the NARI Spring Home Improvement Show, you can learn more about our products and services when you call 414-354-2800.

 

 

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