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Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom can be daunting.  Do I do it myself or do I get help from the professionals?  These are important questions to ask yourself because if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing a remodel job can become an exercise in frustration costing more time and money than you originally planned.

There are many things to think about:

  • Will it be a full remodel (ground up) or a partial (replacing some lights, painting, etc.)?
  • What is your budget?
  • How much time and effort do you want to put into it?
  • Will you do it yourself or hire a professional?

If the remodel is being professionally done then consider:

  • Always get more than one estimate.
  • If you use a designer choose one that is reputable, provides a background check and does not ask for the payment up front.
  • Never pay up front.
  • The subcontractors they use should be licensed, background checked and insured.
  • Ask for proof of insurance.
  • You retain full “say” in everything that is done.
  • Read the contract fully and very carefully.
  • If there is anything like asbestos removal or mold remediation it is covered in the contract.

If you’re doing the remodel yourself consider:

  • Be sure you get a permit to do your work.
  • Research the items you are planning to do carefully.
  • Know how to do all aspects of the job safely.
  • Make your plan with consideration to the extra time it will take to do it yourself and the inconvenience of living with the remodel taking place.
  • If you need professional assistance on some items, hire professionals that are licensed and background checked.
  • Electrical work should always be done by a licensed, professional electrician.

Piper Electric Co., Inc.’s Arvada electricians are not only licensed and back-ground checked but they are experienced planners/designers when it comes to electrical needs for bathroom and kitchen remodel.  They are willing to assist with decisions that make you feel good about your decision to remodel.

Piper Electric Co., Inc. has been in business for over 32 years and is known for getting the job done right, on time and on budget the first time, every time.  Call Front Range electrical contractor, Piper Electric Co., Inc. for the best professional electrical assistance when remodeling.

Everyone loves a home interior that is inviting and well-lit, why not ensure your outdoor spaces have the same attention to detail.  Strategically placed landscape lights can not only help with a home’s security, but can highlight a home’s architectural features and draw attention to landscape features.

Five great places for Outdoor Lighting:

  1. The front entrance. A well-lit front can help guests find their way, help with security and makes a great first impression.  Wall lanterns on each side of the door or under a porch or other overhang, can help guide the way.
  2. The back door. Most home owners use back door lighting for security.  This is a great place for a motion sensing light.  
  3. Outside the garage. This is another great place for a motion sensor.  These fixtures usually have a photocell that turns the lights on at dusk and off at dawn to save energy.
  4. Decks, porches, and patioscan be converted into evening retreats by concealing low-voltage mini-lights under steps, railing or benches.
  5. Steps, paths, and drivewaysshould be illuminated to make sure everyone is able to move about easily and safely after dark.

Denver Electrician Piper Electric Co., Inc. can help you discover the possibilities in out lighting.


Taken in part from the www.americanlightingassoc.com