Redesigning Your Office Space

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Redesigning your office space is always an exciting project but starting something new isn’t always easy. Redesigning an office involves careful planning and a budget. Businesses often wonder just how often they should be thinking about redesigning their office. While many things in life should be done in very routine intervals, office redesigns don’t fall into the same category. Instead of thinking of it in terms of how long it has been since your last redesign, it’s more important to look for other signs that it might be time to reconsider the design of your office.   Does Your Office Space Reflect Your Brand? If a client visits your office for the first time, what kind of impression do they get from your office space? If companies design their office…
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Albrite Building: New Home Builder and Remodeling Company

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More residents are moving out of Chicago and looking to build a new home in the suburbs. Others are purchasing homes and remodeling the kitchen, basement, and office space. Albrite Building is a new home builder and remodeling company located in the western suburbs. As working remotely continues for many businesses, city folks are weighing the risks of being in densely populated areas. Spending extra time at home and wanting more indoor and outdoor space is certainly sparking interest among city folks. Data shows a trend of moving to the suburbs. According to Zillow, there is a current surge in the larger cities’ high-end listings in some larger metro areas. The increase in these homes going on the market indicates more homeowners may be ready to make a move out…
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Looking for a Custom Home Builder in the Western Suburbs?

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Are you looking for a custom home builder in the Western Suburbs to build a new home or remodel your existing home? Currently, homeowners are spending extra time at home and dreaming of more indoor and outdoor space. Data shows people want to move from urban to suburban communities. With the ongoing health crisis, it’s no surprise that many people are starting to consider this shift. People want more space, proximity to fewer people, and a custom home with desirable features. The latest Market Recovery Survey from the National Association of Realtors lists features and amenities buyers are looking for, especially since the coronavirus has shifted many buyer’s priorities. The most common home features are home offices and space to accommodate aging parents. According to the survey, many people living…
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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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