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ABSOLUTE REMODELING QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER –

SPRING/SUMMER 2005 EDITION

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IN THIS ISSUE:
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* OUR LATEST COMPLETED PROJECTS * 

* PROJECTS IN THE WORKS *

* UPCOMING PROJECTS * 

* NEWS OF INTEREST * 

* QUOTE OF THE QUARTER *

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* OUR LATEST COMPLETED PROJECTS * 

Valhalla Lower Level

Our most "extreme basement" to date.

 

 

 

Yorktown Lower Level

"...a true living area. ...I think we spend more time in this area than in other parts of our home. The design and execution was flawless . . we particularly like the radiant heat"...

 

 
Dobbs Ferry Attic

Finishing of existing attic. Basically, most of the large open space was transformed into a giant home gym.

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* PROJECTS IN THE WORKS *

 

Transformations

Entire Framing Now Completed-
03.01.05.  Now that the shell is completed, the mechanicals -plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical- are being installed.  Our crews will be concentrating their efforts solely on the interiors for the next two months.

 

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* UPCOMING PROJECTS *

Two out of the three "drop dead gorgeous" walk-out lower levels (formerly referred to here as "basements") are featured here today, with the last one coming soon -we're just waiting for more furniture -come back soon.

We are also working on large full-scale remodel  -rebuild would be a better word-  where the existing kitchen and a few smaller rooms were gutted to make room for a larger kitchen with  a eat-in area. The bathrooms, all five of them, were also completely gutted.  Several rooms of this 1920's colonial home were re-arranged or enlarged.  The master suite will have all the bells and whistles.  Needless to say, the homeowners and their three small children had to be relocated for six months.  This challenging project will be featured in our next newsletter.

Stay tune...  Come back every week and click on What's New for our latest posting...

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* NEWS OF INTEREST * 

New on our web site: our "own" Google search engine.  With several hundred pages and counting on our web site, it was time to facilitate and accelerate the access to the pages.
Take it for a test drive!

 

GREAT ARTICLES

This newsletter issue features a wide selection of fine articles.  We've gone hunting high and low for Web sites we think could aid you in your quest for home beautification.

May we suggest you to bookmark this page?  Come back to fully appreciate their value! 

 

All Flash, No Substance

Here's why TV's "remodeling porn" is bad for remodelers and their clients.
"Remodeling Porn" ?!?
See why Jonathan Ward who wrote this article for Remodeling Magazine choose such harsh words when referring to popular TV shows like ABC's "Extreme Makeover".

 

Lights, Camera, Design?

Well, it seems Jonathan Ward is not the only one with choice words.  Anita Baltimore, who is the current president of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), wrote the following article for Kitchen & Bath Business.  Here's an excerpt:

"Reality" shows have saturated television programming, especially in the area of home and garden design. You can "trade spaces" with a neighbor, enlist a professional to recreate a high-end designer room on a budget or secretly call in a design team to remake a room as a surprise for a loved one. This makes for compelling television-watching, especially when the transformed spaces and the shocked reactions of the room makeover "victims" are revealed. But these reality shows are not real. They do little to showcase the benefits of working with professional interior designers who can help you "trade spaces," "change rooms" or "design on a dime," but better."

Read the full article.

 

From the Ground Up

The best technologies for indoor comfort and energy efficiency. A gem of an article.  See for yourself why.  Make sure scroll all six short pages.  From This Old House magazine.



How to Choose a Wood Floor

Reclaimed pine plank, engineered exotic -- the choices in wood flooring just keep growing.
This article covers it all -- By Taunton Press, the publisher of Inspired House, one of the finest magazine on the market.  The web site is also very refreshing and full of great articles.  Just make sure to scroll all pages.  The following articles are also taken from the same source.

 

Choosing the Right Kitchen Countertop

With the number of countertop choices growing, you can mix and match materials to create a unique combination of colors, textures, and functions.

 

Listening to Your House

A designer shares six lessons that apply to any home.

 

Investing in Remodeling Pays Off in More Than Dollars for Homeowners

Where can the average person find a guaranteed (or almost guaranteed) positive return on their investment? With the stock market refusing to offer the sure-fire returns of prior years and housing prices continuing to rise, many homeowners are surprised to learn that the answer to this question is all around them. Literally.  By HousingZone.com

 

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* QUOTE OF THE QUARTER *

"you attract good  employees
by being a good company".

-Phil Rea, a leading sales trainer and consultant and motivational speaker in the remodeling industry.  More Quotes Please!

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* HAVE A $100 DINNER ON US

Are you aware that your recently completed project became "Our Working Showroom"* and you have become "Our Best Salesperson"?

When your support results into a signed project with us, we will show our gratitude to those who recommend us and to those of you who open their doors to let one of our prospective customers see "the Working Showroom"*.

We'll send you to dinner at one of Westchester's premiere restaurants, Peter Pratt's Inn, on us! (A $100 value.  Good for a la carte dining, Tuesdays to Sundays).

Peter Pratt's Inn was recently awarded a four star rating by Gerry Dawes, a writer for The Journal News.  You can find out more by visiting the web site, Peter Pratt's Inn.com.  You'll be able to review the menu and wine list, and even get directions. We recommend printing the map.

Bon Appetit!

*What WE call a "Working Showroom" is an actual, real, functional project (i.e.: kitchen, bathroom) that has been built around existing conditions, restrictions and obstructions, as opposed to those setup showrooms found in retailer's displays where the only limitation is the designer's imagination!

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For help locating a reliable contractor in your area, go to ImproveNet.com

For any construction technical matter, direct your questions to ExpertCentral.com

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