Chicago Remodeling Contractor and Office Renovations

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Office renovations are often challenging. It is a huge undertaking for a working office. Businesses make renovations to their office for a number of reasons, and the remodeling contractor must understand the particular reasons behind a project. Office renovations involve modifications to the interior of a building and can be minor or a major renovation of the space. Keep Communication Open with Your Remodeling Contractor If the business is renting its office space, the renovations become tenant improvements. The remodeling contractor may have to deal with the building owner and you, the office tenant, depending on the lease. It is always important for the contractor to keep in close communication with both parties. Schedule a meeting with a few staff members and the remodeling contractor to discuss the office renovations…
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Home Renovations for New Home Buyers

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According to a recent survey by realtor.com, nearly 60 percent of the spring homebuyers are considering purchasing a home that needs renovations. With the rising home prices and limited inventory, new home buyers are willing to spend more than $20,000 on home renovations. While home renovations can be costly, home shoppers are optimistic they will get a positive return on their investment. Kitchen Renovations Upgrading a kitchen was the No.1 home renovation chosen by nearly 30 percent of new home buyers. A kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where your family gathers for meals, and where friends meet, the kitchen is the center of daily life. Albrite Building offers professional and affordable kitchen renovations. Our designers will create a layout that maximizes your space, budget, and vision. We…
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What Makes a Smart House?

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The term 'Smart House' has changed throughout the years, remember The Jetsons? In reality, a smart house is one that provides appliances, entertainment and security systems that are capable of communicating with one another and can be on a set schedule or be controlled when you aren't physically in the house. Most homes do not have these appliances and systems built into them, which gives the home or business owner full access to customize as they please. Smart House Systems These smart systems are just a few that have been taking the smart house market by storm. These devices are made to assist with playing music, recording your favorite show, turn lights on and off, or even helping you make phone calls without even pushing a button. Recently, Amazon's Alexa…
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Burr Ridge Townhome Remodeling

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Albrite Building is thrilled to share with you a recent Burr Ridge townhome remodeling project we completed last month. Townhome Remodeling This beautiful townhome remodeling project was completed in just 3 weeks. As you enter the townhome, the entire first floor was painted in a creamy beige. The foyer, hallway, laundry room and kitchen were all retiled with light beige 12” x 24” ceramic tiles to complement the walls and white molding. New LED light fixtures were added to the kitchen and foyer. The hallway, dining room, family room and two upstairs bedrooms hardwood floors were refinished with a deeper, darker color. The difference between factory prefinished oak flooring and refinished oak flooring is that the knots and veins in the wood are a bit more distinct in the sanded…
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The Many Carpenter Roles on a Construction Site

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There are many carpenter roles on a construction site for remodeling or reconstructing an office building or building a new home. These roles include everything from a General Contractor, Architect, Estimator, Electrician and Supervisor. In this blog post, we will talk about a few of the construction roles and what their job duties include. We discuss the role of a general carpenter, form carpenter and interior carpenter to a drywall, flooring and roofing installers. General Carpenter A General Carpenter works with many tools and materials. They are skilled to build residential homes, remodel office buildings, and commercial and retail remodeling. They are one of the oldest and most respected trades. Form Carpenter A Form Carpenter must have the carpentry skills used to form concrete. They also frame and align beams, scaffolding,…
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Remodeling Your Office

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When your company is remodeling your office, one the most important tips to keep in mind is planning ahead. This will make the remodeling process much easier, even if it requires more work prior to the remodel. Research is important. Although it might seem obvious, you may want to incorporate your company colors and vision. Adding contrasting colors to your office will add some life to your office space. Monochromatic color schemes can also be used to create a different sense in your office environment. They impart a sophisticated feel with a look of uniformity. Plus, if you use the same base color for all the walls, the rooms will flow together as one.   Office Lighting Remodeling You will want to consider the light in your office. Natural light…
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Commercial Renovations and Remodeling Tips

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Commercial renovations can be time consuming and a costly process. Albrite Building in Westmont, Illinois is an expert commercial remodeling and renovations company. We are committed to providing our clients with the best remodeling and commercial renovations solutions at affordable prices. Whether you’re remodeling an entire office building, renovating an office space or just need to update a work space room, we’ve listed a few tips to help make the process easier.   Planning your Commercial Remodeling Project The planning phase is one of the most important parts of any commercial remodeling project. It is crucial to your remodeling success. When you are putting together a remodeling plan, it is important to include a detailed budget. Your budget should break down the cost for labor and materials, as well as a…
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What is a Master Carpenter?

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A master carpenter is a woodworking professional who has obtained the highest certification in the carpentry industry. A master carpenter spends many years working as a journeyman and an apprentice before he is eligible to become a master carpenter. The requirements a master carpenter must meet before attaining this level of certification can vary by region. All candidates will need to develop skills specific to the industry and demonstrate a capacity to teach carpentry skills. The path to become a master carpenter starts when they are at least 18 years old. They begin by taking an entry-level position with a carpenter or on a construction crew. They apply for eligibility to become an apprentice, and if they are accepted to an apprenticeship program, they will spend four to five years…
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Responsibilities of a General Contracting Company

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The role of a general contracting company is similar to the role of a director in a movie. The general contracting company is responsible for coordinating the project and producing a fantastic final product. From interacting with architects to arranging for inspections, all the duties and responsibilities are performed by a reputable contracting company.  Coordinating with Specialty Contractors A big project may require specialty contractors, and there may be multiple contractors in a single project. Coordinating with sub-contractors can be a daunting task, but Albrite Building has the experience and expertise. As the general contracting company, they keep the schedule tight to finish the project on time. Albrite Building contracts skilled workers who can handle carpentry, masonry and roofing tasks. Whether your construction project is a new building, new home, or an office…
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