High Tech Pacific Builders http://htpbuilders.com Expect more than you ever expected Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:55:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen http://htpbuilders.com/cost-to-remodel-a-kitchen/ http://htpbuilders.com/cost-to-remodel-a-kitchen/#respond Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:39:48 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=2367 So, how much is it really going to cost to remodel a kitchen in the Seattle / Bellevue area?  Many King County homeowners dream about remodeling their kitchen. This dream can feel daunting because it’s hard to image what it will really cost. Kitchens are the most used room in a home and updates will provide the homeowner with a wide range of benefits. These benefits may include:

An increased property value,
Improved functionality,
A more attractive ...

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Design Build vs Architect http://htpbuilders.com/design-build-vs-architect/ http://htpbuilders.com/design-build-vs-architect/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 20:30:24 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=2317 Design Build vs Design-Bid-Build Your Two Options

Design build and design-bid-build are the two most common types of project delivery systems for home improvements.  Design-bid-build is where an architect handles the complete design stage of the project.  It is common for a homeowner to think they have no choice, but to hire an architectural engineering firm to get their plans.  Unfortunately, this is a costly route to take as it has a tendency to lead for other issues.  The ...

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What Most Contractors Don’t Want You to Know – You’ll Pay 20-40% MORE than the Free Estimate Quoted http://htpbuilders.com/free-estimate-vs-fixed-proposal/ http://htpbuilders.com/free-estimate-vs-fixed-proposal/#respond Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:56:14 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=2166 Free Estimate
es·ti·mate
(frē – ĕs′tə-māt′)
tr.v. es·ti·mat·ed, es·ti·mat·ing, es·ti·mates

To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of a project).  Written and  provided without cost to a consumer of services.

There are an average of 450 – 550 ‘’contractors’’ simultaneously operating in each city within the boundaries of King County at any given time.  What is worse, you can find over 5,100 listings related to remodeling contractors near Bellevue on yellowpages.com alone.  Furthermore, there is ...

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Rainy Season Ready? 7 Tips to Prepare http://htpbuilders.com/rainy-season-prepare/ http://htpbuilders.com/rainy-season-prepare/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:56:46 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=2143 Prepare yourself, the rain is coming.  For the most part we have been enjoying the sun in Seattle lately, but glance out the window or step foot outside and you’ll see the weather forecasts are correct this time.  The rainy season is obviously here and it is really the weather you need to prepare for.  This is because you will likely be spending most of your time indoors. There’s nothing as irritating as running around outside fixing things while you ...

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The #1 Way to Get the Most Back on Your Remodeling Budget http://htpbuilders.com/maximized-remodeling-budget/ http://htpbuilders.com/maximized-remodeling-budget/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:52:07 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=2125 Get the most out of your remodeling budget by going green
You need to update your home every so often, but of course you need to increase your home’s resale and appraisal value at the same time.  For many homeowners, the hard part is keeping to their remodeling budget while getting the most out of it.  What if you could easily do that and maximize the return on your investment?  Read on to learn the number one way to get ...

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9 Top Home Improvements Yield the Greatest Percent Return http://htpbuilders.com/top-home-improvements/ http://htpbuilders.com/top-home-improvements/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:02:35 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=2008 This list of top home improvements can help you prioritize your summer projects.  Homeowner’s know that now is the ideal time to knock some of those annual home maintenance items off their to-do list.  Rightfully so, it is good to take advantage of our long, dry Pacific Northwest summer days.  However, if you are considering upgrades it is a good idea to increase the value of your home at the same time.
Recent reports indicate that residential construction spending grew ...

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Homeowner’s Guide to Selecting a Contractor http://htpbuilders.com/homeowners-guide/ http://htpbuilders.com/homeowners-guide/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:18:37 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1849 Before your home improvements, consider this.

The Homeowner’s Guide, is there a need for it?  At some time or another, everyone has heard one of those contractor horror stories.  Personally, we have been on the other side of those nightmares after being hired to ”clean up the mess.”
If you are getting ready to have some improvements done on your home, you need to remember, once a contract is signed you are basically married to your contractor until the ...

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Top 7 Tricks Bellevue Remodeling Firms Tried to Cut Corners http://htpbuilders.com/7tricks-bellevue-remodeling-firms-used/ http://htpbuilders.com/7tricks-bellevue-remodeling-firms-used/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:35:59 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1707 Don’t let your next home improvement lead to cut corners

Looking for a Bellevue remodeling company for work on your home? Worried you won’t get what you pay for or that your contractor will cut corners?
You may experience some hesitation going into this endeavor. This is understandable as any local, inexpensive builders have been caught cutting corners to get jobs done fast and make extra money. Therefore, doing your homework is what really counts. You will NOT be ...

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6 Ways to Get Your Home Renovation Done on Your Terms – Part 2 http://htpbuilders.com/get-home-renovation-done-part2/ http://htpbuilders.com/get-home-renovation-done-part2/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:30:51 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1643 Your home renovation done your way, but how? To avoid some of the hassles the come hand in hand with those contractor horror stories you need to take control of your project.  I can’t tell you how many times a new client hired us only to find out we were finishing work they thought was going to be included during their last home renovation.  That’s why part 1 of this article discusses 2 ways you can make sure everything you ...

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6 Ways to Get Your Home Renovation Done on Your Terms – Part 1 http://htpbuilders.com/get-home-renovation-done/ http://htpbuilders.com/get-home-renovation-done/#respond Tue, 31 May 2016 16:18:50 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1621 Can home improvements be done your way?

Home Renovation Pop Quiz. Which of these expectations would you want your contractor to meet?

Your project finished with all the work you want done
Your Schedule
Your Quoted Price
All of the above

Now I’m sure that if you’re going to invest any amount of money in your home, you’re going to want results.  Rightfully so, you shouldn’t settle for less than all of the above.  So the question ...

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Guide to Finding a Bellevue Remodeling Contractor http://htpbuilders.com/bellevue-remodeling-contractor/ http://htpbuilders.com/bellevue-remodeling-contractor/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 23:51:39 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1519 Looking for a Bellevue Remodeling Contractor?
Why There is a Need for a Guide?  The right Bellevue remodeling contractor might seem hard to find since there are thousands registered in the community. This doesn’t even include the influx of unlicensed ”contractors” in the area.  For homeowners seeking remodeling services in the area this poses a serious problem. An extremely large portion of contractors are flocking to advertise in the area.  For example, you can find over 5,100 listings related to ...

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Planning for Completion – Constructability http://htpbuilders.com/planning-for-completion-constructability/ http://htpbuilders.com/planning-for-completion-constructability/#respond Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:00:42 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1490 “And, how long is this project going to take?”, you ask. This is a common question for general contractors. It’s probably the first or second question you’ll ask about home improvements. Many contractors would just respond with their best ”guesstimate,” but a solid way to determine the timeline for a project is by a constructability analysis. The process involves analyzing the design, materials and construction methods of your project. Any on these can add time and even money to the ...

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Save Money and More with a Design-Build Construction Company http://htpbuilders.com/save-money-and-more-with-design-build-construction/ http://htpbuilders.com/save-money-and-more-with-design-build-construction/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:00:20 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1484 You’ve started your project. Well, at least you have the idea to start. It is beginning to settle in the forefront of your mind, the labor-intensive, mind-boggling task of not only planning and designing the look of the finished work. To top that off, you have the work itself and the logistics of your home. How do you live with the project while it is in progress and how will you clean the mess once it’s done. Suddenly, the weight of all ...

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The power of 3 with home improvements in Seattle http://htpbuilders.com/the-power-of-3-with-home-improvements-in-seattle/ http://htpbuilders.com/the-power-of-3-with-home-improvements-in-seattle/#respond Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1476 You’ve decided to take the plunge, the big plunge into home improvements for your Seattle home. Unless you are a handyman or an avid do-it-yourselfer that typically involves getting a contractor. It can be challenging to find a general contractor in Seattle, there is a lot to consider. A key concept many forget is that you need to obtain more than one quote, the magic number is three.
Why three? Why not 2 or 5 or even 10 estimates for ...

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Home Improvements in Seattle That Add Value http://htpbuilders.com/home-improvements-in-seattle-that-add-value/ http://htpbuilders.com/home-improvements-in-seattle-that-add-value/#respond Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:00:17 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1470 Home improvements in Seattle are tricky. You don’t want to spend to much, but you won’t be happy cutting costs just to spend less. This delicate balance is walked by all home owners from time to time. Recently the site Remodeling came out with their own cost vs. value assessment for 2015. In it, they have detailed thirty-six common home improvements. Below are some of the top home improvements from the Seattle area.
Exterior home improvements in Seattle to add ...

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Home Improvements in Seattle – Keeping Costs down http://htpbuilders.com/home-improvements-in-seattle-keeping-costs-down/ http://htpbuilders.com/home-improvements-in-seattle-keeping-costs-down/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:07:31 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1456 Home improvements in Seattle need not cost a fortune.
For homeowners looking to make home improvements here in Seattle and well, just about anywhere, the biggest barrier to getting things done is cost. Simply put, if you don’t feel like you can afford it, you won’t do it. There are no half measures here, you can’t – you shouldn’t look to cut corners just to get a project off the ground.
There are things to look for, however, that will ...

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Springtime Tips for Home Improvements in Seattle http://htpbuilders.com/springtime-tips-for-home-improvements-in-seattle/ http://htpbuilders.com/springtime-tips-for-home-improvements-in-seattle/#respond Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:39:10 +0000 http://htpbuilders.com/?p=1444 Spring is here and for Seattle homeowners this makes for a great time to review home improvements. More than just planting new gardens and getting ready for summer, home improvements in Seattle often involve our unique weather, so be sure to check the outside of your home. Here are three suggestions for areas to check, and maybe a couple of new ideas to make your spring and summer great.
Exterior home improvements in Seattle
Roofs, Gutters and downspouts
Winter rain, ...

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