Now is the Time to Shop for Your Home Remodeling Contractor

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Many people wait until the last minute to find the right contractor to remodel their bath, kitchen or to build on a new addition. Sometimes, depending on what you need doesn’t make waiting that serious, but most of the time, it is wise to do some research and get your contractor hired. For instance, we are in the fall. Most people who are considering a contractor to ready things up for the holidays, have their contractor hired, and supplies ordered. Now, that doesn’t mean that you cannot decide now to have a remodel. It just means you most likely will be on a waiting list. To avoid the frustration, now is the time to shop for your home remodeling contractor. At TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM we offer schedules and budget-friendly remodels for families throughout New Mexico.

How Do You Choose a Credible Contractor?

First, you need to make sure they have a reputation for starting and finishing the job. When the job market is hurting, many times unlicensed contractors make promises to naïve homeowners, take a large deposit and only perform part of the work, or none of the work. You can always tell if you are dealing with a professional. They will have references and be very transparent about anything that you need to know. At TrustBilt, we handle the entire scope of your project, ensuring you that the start and finish dates can be something you can count on. This is especially important if you are seeking outside banking services to pay for the remodel.

Screen Out The Contractors Who Don’t Fit Your Needs

Once you contact a contractor, that call can serve as a useful screening tool, ensuring your contractor is available and having them discuss their process with you. They can let you know right away if your project is something they are comfortable approaching, and most contractors offer free estimates. After you set up an appointment, you can meet the contractor and see if your personalities will work well together. You want to make sure that you hire someone who is capable of listening to and understanding your needs when it comes to remodeling without you having to repeat yourself numerous times. Your contractor and you will be spending time together as he works on the project, so ensuring that you do not have a personality conflict from the start, eliminates problems down the road.

Call For Your Free Estimate!

TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM, offers free estimates for every service that we provide. We also have samples of flooring, paint, cabinets and more that you can choose from. Call now for your free estimate by contacting us at (505)688-8194. We provide services throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santé Fe, NM areas.

 

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

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Lighting Designs that Work Best in any Remodel!

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No one needs to be an interior designer or decorator to know the importance of indoor lighting. Proper lighting helps maximize the full use of your home. The trend in home design is the multi-purpose use of each room while keeping the GREEN concept intact. When selecting appropriate lighting, look for something that complements the décor without being obtrusive. Indoor lighting should always provide sufficient visibility for every task. More homes are now using natural light as their primary indoor light source. Frankly, this means selecting high-performance lighting for cloudy days or after dark, and that can be a bit more challenging. At TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM, we offer remodeling design ideas for lighting to help our customers benefit from as much natural light as possible.

Lighting up Your Living Space

Rooms that serve as gathering places in your home and that host multifunctional activities such as a media center, conversation cubbies, reading chairs, home art collections, etc., need particular attention. Recessed down-lights are most effective in drawing attention to the fireplace and removing visual clutter. Use a bar of dimmer switches with small lights for portraits, and sculptures that can also be lowered to accommodate a media screen, televisions, and computers. Freestanding lamps prevent glare and are the perfect match for your family bookworm. Illuminate your game tables with a 36- inch pendant lamp hanging above the activity area, making sure you consider efficient headroom.

Remember the Kitchen

Other than the living room area, the kitchen is the other most important room in your entire house. If your kitchen is a gathering place for family or friends, cooking and just sitting for long chats, your lighting requirements will be diverse. Under-cabinet lighting should be located in the front part of the cabinet, making it less visible and more efficient. Recessed lighting is a perfect match for over the sink and stove area. It supplies high focused light and yet stays out of the way. For a romantic dinner setting. We also suggest using a pendant dimmer light over your kitchen nook.

Regardless of what your lighting needs are, today you have more options than ever before! At TrustBilt of Albuquerque New Mexico, we take pride in offering remodeling services and lighting ideas to all of our customers. Did you know that you can also choose different hues of lighting and use the warm light vs. a bright lighting effect? Whatever you do, remember that in selecting the right lighting for your home, it is important to find something that fits your lifestyle and personality. Have fun!

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

 

Are Granite Countertops on the Way Out?

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After you have made a wise investment in putting granite throughout your home kitchen and bath areas, it may appear natural to question your motives. Sometimes, when comparing various products, it can become confusing as to whether purchasing granite was necessary at all. When we talk to designers today, we often hear clients ask, “Are granite countertops on the way out?” You would be surprised at the various answers to that question. At TrustBilt, our main reason for offering granite countertops is because they are earthy, natural, and durable. Also, granite increases the value of your home or office. However, there are a lot of other reasons why people decide to purchase granite for their kitchens and baths. Below we discuss the some of the reasons, so you decide.

How Modern are Granite Countertops

If you were asking how modern granite itself is, we would have to reply, “Old as dirt!” After all, granite is created naturally in the depths of the earth over thousands of years and only cleaned and polished after it is mined. The polishing technique gives it that shiny luster that homeowners and business owners both like. If you want to go GREEN, granite is your solution. It ‘s hard to believe that GREEN solutions would ever be a thing of the past, but some designers are trying to persuade buyers to use Corian or Silestone as a cheap, trendy substitute. These are manmade materials that are supposed to mimic granite, but in exchange do not come with a lifetime guarantee like granite does. The truth is, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is, especially with knock off granite substitutes.

If You Want Your Home or Office to Look Authentically Unique, Granite Works!

No two granite slabs are completely alike. This is because they are made naturally in nature though many things in life appear alike, most elements contain variances. Some of the variations in granite are caused by the veining of mineral deposits. You cannot find that sort of unique beauty in a manmade product. We are not suggesting that man-made products are not good at all, but if you are looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind solution, granite is the answer. Compositions by manufacturing plants may come close, but for relatively the same cost, you can have a thing of beauty in your home or office that has and will continue to stand the test of time.

TrustBilt Offers a Vast Array of Granite Options

If you are seeking new countertops and would like to see our granite selections, give us a call today at (505) 688-8194. We offer home, and office remodels throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, NM areas.

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

How to Choose The Right Outdoor Paint For Your Home

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While summer is winding down and the fall season approaches, many homeowners are already thinking of family gatherings to come. With that being said, many of our customers are thinking of a fresh coat of paint. Though painting on the inside of your home is always a terrific way to change an outdated area, we encourage homeowners to look on the outside. Sometimes learning how to choose the right outdoor paint for your home can be daunting. At TrustBilt Albuquerque, New Mexico we can help. We assist our customers in making the right color selection that fits their custom needs and go well with the area in which they live.

Color Selection Does Not Have to be Confusing

We recommend you do some research before you make a final decision. For instance; think about the color of your home now and what you like and do not like about it. If your home already has a dark exterior, and you desire to lighten it up, plan on using a good primer underneath the paint. If you are selling your home and trying to make it look appealing, we suggest a light color that also makes your home look bigger. Light colors also do better in direct sunlight and in areas where temperatures tend to freeze. Dark colors tend to fade in sunlight and in areas where the temperatures fluctuates. If you are still not sure what colors hold up well with environmental changes, we suggest taking a small drive around your own neighborhood. You will easily be able to see which colors look great after years and which ones look dingy or worn.

Look at the Material of Your Home When Making a Color Selection

It is one thing to like a color and another to make sure that your home can pull it off. If the siding on your home is made of wood, your paint color options are plentiful. On the other hand, stucco tends to have issues unless you use a more muted or subtle tone of paint color, rather than something bold. The trim on your home is always something to take into consideration, as well. Some people prefer more than one trim color. A contrasting trim color seems to be more common. Regardless, we suggest taking your time during the paint color selection so that you will love the color, not just like it or put up with it. One great way to do this is to purchase a few samples of paint color and put them on different sides of your home. Paint looks different in the evening than it does in the morning, so making sure you like the look of the paint all day long, is a good place to start.

TrustBilt Offers A Wide Variety of Paint Options for Interior and Exterior Surfaces

At TrustBilt, we love helping our customers make the perfect choices in color and design. We offer a vast selection of paint colors and can meet any budget. If your home has seen better days and is in need of a paint facelift, call TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM today. You may contact us at (505) 688-8194. We offer office remodels throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque, and Santa Fe, NM areas.

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

Do You Need to Lighten up Your Remodel?

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At TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM, we help our clients decided on every important element of their remodel. We often find that many have forgotten about adding lighting or elements of lighting in their remodeling plans. We have found that lighting is something that adds or takes away from a beautiful room remodel. That is why we often ask our customers if they need to lighten up their remodel by offering appropriate lighting designs that implement well into their remodeling project.

Learn How To Update Your Lighting

From big open windows to chandeliers or recessed lighting, we make sure that your new remodel is offering well-lit areas that solve the banter that often happens when lighting selections have been ignored. Lighting that is colorful and trendy, often become outdated first. So, when choosing the appropriate lighting for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, make sure to select something that blends well with the design scheme—but is also timeless. Lighting does not have to be expensive either. It hasn’t always been this way, but today, there are so many different selections of lighting that you are bound to find one that meets your budget easily. In living areas or bedrooms, we suggest easy to change lighting accessories or lighting items of interests to become the focal point of your room. We offer a variety of lighting design ideas that can meet any color or décor need.

Neutral Colors and Classic Décor Invite the Implementation of Color

Most well-used areas are designed with neutral colors that blend well with classic décor. However, these same plans offer a pallet of opportunities to add a pop of color for interest, texture and uniqueness of the home or business owner. Many designers have begun using lighting elements in place of cabinetry or art hangings. More lighted areas, seem to draw people to areas where you want them to congregate. If your lighting selection becomes unfashionable, it can always be switched out, so when selecting the appropriate lighting, find one that suits your needs and personality.

No matter what your lighting needs are, TrustBilt can offer solutions that will match any décor need that you may have. If you need a remodel or renovation, make sure to ask our design experts to help you select just the right lighting for your needs. Feel free to contact us at (505) 688-8194 for a free estimate! We offer remodeling services throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM areas.

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

Tips on How to Create a Bedroom and Bath for Your New Child

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When young families have a little one on the way, it often makes them start thinking of creating the perfect space for their new family member. This space should allow them to be comfortable from the beginning of life until they are off to college. This can be challenging, but TrustBilt of Albuquerque, NM can help! We offer tips on how to create a bedroom and bath for your new child that will easily meet their needs as they grow.

The Nursery Stage

It can be downright daunting when planning for a new baby, and trying to imagine the perfect room that allows for growth. Of course, initially you will need space for a crib, changing table, dresser, comfy chair, closet space and toy storage. It is essential also to have easy access to a bathroom. Let’s face it, babies need lots of items such as diapers, clothing, blankets and more. Cubbies for storage and ways to prevent clutter are a necessity. Having all these items at an arm’s reach can make caring for your newborn, much easier. Additionally, it is more practical to have easy access to the bathroom when toilet training, as well as providing a private bath for your growing child who will soon be a teenager. TrustBilt can help you plan for a natural transition through the years, and we have solutions for any budget.

Flooring That Stands the Test of Time

Many new parents have difficulty thinking of the right flooring to choose when creating a space that is functional and timeless. The best choice for a child’s bedroom is wood or laminate flooring and a large area rug. The rug allows your child a comfortable and safe place to play and a soft landing to silence foot noise. It makes cleaning the floor easier, and the area rug can be changed out during different phases of your child’s growth to suit their likes and needs. Wood or laminate flooring is easy to clean and keep beautiful. It also is very resistant to the everyday spills and accidents of childhood, unlike many wall to wall carpeting choices. In addition, wood or laminate flooring adds to the warmth and beauty of any room, allowing functionality and comfort when you need it the most!

Allowing Growth from Newborn to Toddler with Color Choices

Once you decide on the perfect color for the nursery, you can also make it a color that will transition through the early childhood development years. For instance, powder or pastel blues and pinks may work for a year or so but soon your child will outgrow them. Children crave a colorful environment. It not only stimulates growth but allows for a place in which they will love to play. You may want to opt for some bold colors that make the room fun for your child and you. There are plenty of unisex colors to choose from that will adapt to any child. Colors, textures and patterns all work well with child development, making your child’s room the perfect place to play it up!

Options for Children’s Bathrooms

At first glance in the bath, you may want to use a floor covering such as a ceramic tile that withstands moisture and more. Additionally, a small children’s commode is great for potty-training and can be quickly changed out to a standard size as your child grows. Lots of cabinet storage for bath toys, towels, powders, hair and body toiletries, and extra diapers, etc., are stored nicely in the child’s bath. Make sure that easy access to toothbrushes and other grooming items are easily accessible for your child as they grow, along with some interesting color will make the bathroom a fun and comfortable room.

Designing the nursery and children’s bath can be lots of fun! Think about colors, textures and ways to make your child’s space more engaging. At TrustBilt, we love helping growing families stay within budget while assisting them in realizing their dreams for their family. For a free estimate on how we can help you remodel or renovate the perfect space for your new family member, give us a call at (505) 688-8194. We provide remodeling services throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico areas.

 

“Building What Matters

tim simmons

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194

http://trustbilt.com/

TrustBilt Offers Ergonomic Kitchen Renovations

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TrustBilt offers ergonomic kitchen renovations for Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and other New Mexico areas. The importance of remodeling a kitchen to meet your needs when it comes to convenience and comfort may be a new one for many. However, it is a must for couples who are raising families or working full-time with little time for prep and cooking of meals. We understand the needs that arise in an active household and love helping families find better solutions for utilizing the kitchen area without breaking their backs. Here are some tips for creating a space that offers less bending, twisting, stretching, turning, ducking and reaching for needed kitchen items.

Different Counter Heights Accommodate a Variety of Kitchen Chores

When a kitchen is designed to offer more creativity, easier production, practical solutions, and comfort, it often becomes the center of the home. Today, dealers offer ergonomic designs in appliances and fixtures that make planning out a meal or working in the kitchen less painful and more enjoyable! One way TrustBilt implements an ergonomically sound solution to the kitchen remodel is by offering customized counters and cabinets. Not everyone is over six feet tall, so building a kitchen in a standard format does not work. Forcing your body to adapt to standard sized cabinets and counters can cause back strain and other health problems. In previous blogs, we discussed workstation(s) and locations throughout the kitchen. All of these details need to be addressed before anyone orders and customizes a kitchen space that will work.

The Right Flooring Option Can Make Kitchen Work an Ease!

TrustBilt offers about any kitchen flooring solution that a customer needs. The most popular flooring for kitchens, as of late, has been Bamboo flooring, as it offers more comfort for standing longer times. Other popular choices have been more giving floors like rubber, cork and wood. They tend to be easier on legs and feet and are easy to keep clean. In addition, we suggest adding non-skid rugs in work areas that easily add extra comfort to the back and feet. The best placement for these rugs is at workstations like the sink, stove, and prep areas.

Doors Are Out, and Drawers Are In!

The kitchen cabinetry designs have stepped up since your grandmother’s time, and that means doors are out, and drawers are in. Drawers can offer storage for plates other kitchen utensils, offering easy access. Self-closing glides on drawers are a must for less bending and stretching. Now there are flip up doors that make cabinet access easy and sufficient. As far as appliances, drawers are not as ergonomically sound when it comes to a refrigerator. Side-by-side doors tend to offer better solutions and less bending.

At TrustBilt, we can offer design options for any home on any budget. For a free estimate, call 505-688-8194 today. We provide services throughout New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico municipalities.  

“Building What Matters

Tim Simmons

6109 Menaul Blvd NE,

Albuquerque, NM  87110

505-688-8194