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Home Improvements That Pay You Back

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When thinking about remodeling your home, it is always a good idea to consider how long you plan to be in your home. For customers looking to sell in the next ten years, JDC recommends you look for ways to remodel that will pay you back in the long run. Here are the top four things that will do just that.

1. Remodeling the Kitchen

2. Remodeling the Bathroom

3. Adding Square Footage

4. Deck/Patio Addition

At JDC we offer a wide variety of ways to remodel your kitchen and bathroom, add square footage, and a deck or patio addition. We look for the best ways to help you see your money come back to you down the road. And even if you are not looking to make improvements for a better sell, these ideas are great ways to update your home.

For pictures of our most recent kitchen and bathroom remodels, additions, decks, and patios, check out our Facebook page!

 

Extending Your Indoor Living Space…Outdoors

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With our recent great weather, there is nothing better than pushing your family and friends out of your kitchen and family room into a space outdoors. This outdoor living space extends directly out of your current space with a natural flow and ease of accessibility. Covered patios, solid and lattice, offer great spaces to entertain, eat, or relax. Solid patios create a waterproof space allowing for 24-hour access. Lattice patios offer shade without impeding natural light. Patios can even come with both! For those of you looking for a better view…we’ve got rooftop decks! Rooftop decks utilize unused square footage that not only offers a great entertaining space, but also a perfect way to capture views and enjoy beautiful days and nights! Check out our Facebook page for recent pictures of patios and rooftop decks.

 

Why is JDC different?

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1. Ever wonder… where your contractors are going to keep their tools while on your job? At JDC, we promise to not take over your house or backyard. Each job has a trailer that is locked up with our tools every single day.

2. Ever wonder…how bad is the mess going to be? At the end of each day, our job sites are broom swept to ensure dust is limited as well as items such as nails are not left around endangering kids or pets.

3. Ever wonder…do all of these men work for JDC? At JDC, our crew wears a clean uniform on every job site to ensure constant communication with our company.

New Year, New Addition

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Are you tired of feeling cramped in your house? Maybe you need a larger bedroom, family or living room? New additions are a great way to get exactly what you want from your current house. Here are a few things that we offer with a project like this:

1. Production Manager Onsite Daily

Each job and project is provided with a production manager who is educated in the trades at hand and prepared to answer any questions you may have regarding the project or the construction process.

2. Limited Number of Sub-Contractors

At JDC, Inc. we work hard to make sure that the majority of the project is completed in house. Limiting the number of sub-contractors makes it easier for the customer to know the progress of the project as well as who is in charge. Less unfamiliar workers in our customer’s houses offers peace of mind during construction.

3. Daily Clean Up

We know that an addition is a huge project to undergo for anyone. We promise to leave our job site cleaned up each day and tools or equipment put away or confined to one area. We will put up any necessary plywood to ensure that your house is secure and closed off to the outside. It is our goal to not make this project intrusive or inconvenient.

If you are interested in learning more about how we can complete an addition to your house, please give us a call. Recently we completed an addition that increased the square footage of a house by a third. Check out our Facebook page to see pictures.

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Fall is the Season for Outdoor Living

This year, the weather has been, well, unseasonable. Much of the summer didn’t feature hot temperatures, but towards the end of the season . . . it seemed as if the thermometer was making up for lost time!

During the heat of summer, the best place to be is inside with the air conditioning. And a glass of beer or wine.

But summer is coming to a close, and autumn is the perfect season to enjoy your backyard with friends and family. (And a glass of beer or wine.)

In anticipation of the coming, more mild months, take this opportunity to get your patio and backyard into shape. Maybe you’ve had some changes in mind that could improve your outdoor space. Whether your project is big or small, we’d love to discuss and to help you.

Make the most of your backyard this fall!

Tips To Survive and Thrive During Your Kitchen Remodel

kitchen-surviveA kitchen remodel can be nothing short of life changing! Kitchens are where we spend most of our time at home — they’re the most used room in houses. (Just google “most used room at home” and have a look at the results!)

(And yes, we spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, but . . . we’re usually not awake!)

So while a kitchen remodel can make a big, positive impact in your life, it can also be a bit of a disruption during the process.

Of course, we at Johnson Design & Construction want to the whole process to be as easy for our clients as it possibly can be. That sometimes takes a little ingenuity and perseverance.

We’re always trying to think of ways to help our clients. Here are some tips we’ve gathered on making your kitchen remodel go more smoothly.

1. Dig into your fridge, freezer and pantry! A couple weeks before we start work, it’s a good idea to reduce the amount of food you’re storing in your fridge and pantry. Doing this means less food to move, store elsewhere, and worry about.

2. Plan ahead to take care of kitchen furniture and kitchen “stuff.”
It’s a good idea to have some cardboard boxes to store the contents of kitchen drawers and cabinets. Many clients report that using many little boxes works better than putting everything in a big box or tow — that way you can keep things organized and tidy.
Clear a nearby space to store your kitchen table, chairs, stools, etc. We can help move and wrap furniture to keep it safe.

3. Plan to eat at the houses of family and friends! This may be obvious, but you will be eating outside of your home a bit during your kitchen remodel. In addition to restaurants, it’s a good idea to politely “invite yourself over” to the homes of family and good friends. And don’t worry about being rude, you’ll certainly want to invite them to your home once your kitchen remodel is complete!

4. Sometimes you can find a little space that you can use to prepare simple meals. (A laundry room can work for this — especially if it has its own sink.) Some people prepare meal ideas in advance that they can cook using a toaster, a microwave, or an outdoor barbecue.

5. Keep calm and carry on! (We just made that phrase up — maybe it would look good on a poster or t-shirt?) At JDC, we know that it’s up to us to communicate well and always keep you in the loop. We will do that, and you will see your kitchen transform and become beautiful before your very eyes!

Together we’ll get through the inconvenience and you’ll have a kitchen that you’ll use, love, and thrive in for years and years to come!

Staying Comfortable During a Big Remodel

PreviewScreenSnapz004At JDC, we realize that we’re not just working with drywall, wood, and cement. We’re working with people!

And we always try to take care of our customers. During work on this recent project, we barricaded the work site with artificial walls to keep dust and debris from entering the rest of the house. In the garage, we set up a temporary kitchen for the home owners.

We want to make the construction experience as comfortable as possible for our customers and their families.

 

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