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Should I Use PEX Tubing or Copper Pipe?

Should I Use PEX Tubing or Copper Pipe? Clients often ask me “should I use PEX tubing or copper pipe?” when considering a home repipe.  Here is what I tell them: If you are looking for a longer-term solution, a new PEX Plumbing system will be your choice. Looking for a cheaper solution, a new […]

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Who Buys the Materials?

Who Buys the Materials? You live in Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Irvine, or some other South Orange County community and you have decided to remodel. Who Buys the Materials? Should you do it or let your contractor? Can you actually save money buying your own toilet, cabinets, tile, bathtub, fixtures, paint, etc.? I have been […]

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Best Remodeling Brands

Best Remodeling Brands

Best Remodeling Brands When performing a bathroom, kitchen, or full interior remodel, I’m frequently asked by my clients what are the best remodeling brands?  With over 44 years in the remodeling business, I’ve had the opportunity to experience thousands of products. Before I answer the question, it’s important to gain an appreciation for why I […]

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What To Do With Old Paint

What To Do With Old Paint

What To Do With Old Paint What To Do With Old Paint.  Do you know how easy it is to dispose of your unused paint, primer, stains, sealers, and clear coatings in an environmentally responsible way?  You can recycle paint easily. PaintCare, a non-profit stewardship organization that runs paint recycling programs across the country, launched […]

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Universal Design

Universal Design Most people 45+ want to stay in their current homes for as long as possible.  Children, retirement, and grandchildren.  What is the key that will allow you to live comfortably in your home for a lifetime?  The answer is remodeling your home using Universal Design. What is Universal Design?  It is sometimes referred […]

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