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7 Points to Consider When Hiring a Contractor

Choosing a Contractor to make your dream home or project a reality, can be a daunting task. Your home will most likely be the biggest investment of your lifetime. Ensuring that you pick the right Contractor that will get the job done on time, within budget, and show you and your family the utmost respect, is not a task that should be taken on lightly. Cost plays a major role in the decision of hiring this company or that company, […]

5 Reasons why fall is the best time to start your project

Most people think that fall is the worst time to start a project because of the Holidays, but it isn’t! Here are 5 reasons why fall is the best time to start your project. Take into consideration of planning. Whether you’re remodeling your bathroom or building from the ground up, there are many things to design and choose – layout, fixtures, flooring, paint, etc. If these are all chosen before the start of the project it goes much smoother. Because […]

Kitchen Trends

When shopping for a house or even looking to sell, a major selling point is a kitchen. So easily are they outdated, arranged strangely, or even closed off to the rest of the house. There are lots of tips and tricks to remodeling your kitchen to give it an open feel, a look that won’t easily go out of style, and look great whether you are selling your house or giving your home a new look. These three kitchens all […]

House Wrap Basics

As a custom home builder in Florida, some questions we get asked a lot are “When is the best time to build?” or “Should we build in the winter vs. summer because there is less rain?” While the latter question is typically true to our tropical weather, we build our houses preparing for worst case scenario – lots of rain.   After the early 2000s it was discovered that many buildings around the U.S had mold and usually with mold […]

Lead Testing

According to the CDC, more than 24 million homes in the U.S. have deteriorated lead paint and contaminated dust. In 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implemented a Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. This rule applies to homes, apartments, and children-occupied commercial facilities built before 1978. If your job requires more than 6 square feet interior or 20 square feet exterior paint or involves replacing any window, the contractor has an option for testing for lead. If it tests […]

Construction Tips – Foundation Height

Ask the builder what height above sea level will the finished floor of the home be. This should be clearly stated in the specifications of the home. All communities give minimum floor elevations that must be followed. Furthermore, you should always try to choose a homesite that will allow the floor of the home to be built well above the curb of the road. Find out exactly how much higher than the curb the proposed elevation is. You will never […]

FRAME WALLS VS. CONCRETE BLOCK

The traditional Florida home was concrete block and continued to be built more out of tradition than necessity. Recently, a large percentage of Florida homes are being constructed of wood frame. The wood frame home offers superior insulation properties and using pressure treated wood for the bottom plate provides minimal exposure to termites. The frame allows the builder to utilize more innovative glass and etc. The block still remains very popular and the cost of either alternative is about the […]

Choosing a Remodeler

Sport Nobles Construction suggests that you ask these questions to ask anyone before you let them work on your home! Does the contractor have a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers? How long has he been in business? It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. Have you called the local Better Business Bureau? They can alert you to any outstanding complaints. Will the contractor provide you with names […]

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What is the cost of my project going to be?

One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “How much will a home cost per square foot?” This is a question that can only be answered after an architectural plan is selected, finishes such as flooring, cabinetry and trim work are chosen, and the home site has been evaluated. All of these elements will impact the cost per square foot of the home. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the home, the lower the cost per square […]