The Sweet Smell of Home Improvement

Most people don’t know that their houses smell new and much nicer after they renovate. It’s kind of like “new house smell” gets sprayed on their home.

The first week or two of construction is dusty and may not smell very good. In fact, it can uncover many BAD smells, like mildew, rot or sewer gases. It’s icky. No two ways about it.

But after that phase, NEW STUFF is installed. So you smell all the new pine lumber, plywood, drywall, primer and paint, adhesives and polishes. The new cabinets often still smell of varnish or paint. Floors can smell terrible during the varnishing process, but after that they smell fantastic. In fact, two of my favorite scents include new cement and fresh wax — a fine old-time finish.

The experience of finally being able to see, touch — and smell! — so many thousands of dollars of shiny, new, wonderful stuff you ordered 6 weeks or more beforehand can be a little overwhelming. Customers can’t keep from touching and playing with things. They “oooooh” and “aaaaah,” even though they selected the goodies themselves. But the excitement can also cause them to do naughty little things, like put their fingers into wet paint or step on wet tile floors. I myself have been guilty of doing both. It’s like sticking your finger in a birthday cake to taste it. You just can’t help yourself.

The Proof Is in the Pudding: Design-Build Model Really Makes a Difference

A lot of people are starting to hear the term “design-build” when planning their home renovations. The problem is, they may not understand how this model works or what its advantages are. Let’s take a look. In our style of design build – what we call “design to build” – the customer provides the vision for design development by telling us their dreams, wishes and budget, and then we take those criteria, create a design, and then build it to the approved specifications.

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Creating A Dreamy Design-Build Customer Relationship

There are a surprising number of similarities between life-partner relationships and contractor-client relationships. Both require good communication and problem-solving skills, and both can go off-track if not tended closely. When you add to the mix the fact that you work with both your life partner and your contractor at the same time, things can really get hairy. Read on for some tips on how to keep the love in this union and maintain a “dreamy” relationship with your design-build contractor.

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Myers Construct, Inc. Interviewed and Featured in Guide to the Main Newsletter

Recently Russell Mahrt II from interviewed our company for inclusion in his on line “neighborhood” called “Guide to the Main Line”. Here is his profile of our company in full. Enjoy!

Main Line Newsletter November 13, 2009

Guide to the Main Line Profile:

Myers Constructs

I was introduced to Myers Constructs Inc. by Megan Carr at Allied Mortgage Group (610-660-4710) in Bala Cynwyd. Megan is a top Main Line mortgage provider with wonderful mortgage products including home improvement loans. One of the more popular programs is a mortgage available for purchases or refinances where the home improvement costs are included in new loan. It is a great option for Realtors and home contractors and Megan had recently met with Myers Constructs. She liked the replica handbags very much. And she was impressed by the work they were doing and suggested that I should meet them.

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Aging In Place

Aging in place. That’s a heavy phrase. But the fact is that many of the people I know are thinking about either their parents or themselves aging. Some folks have moved from thinking about aging to actually feeling it!

While most of us aim to stay healthy, eventually some physical limitations begin to affect our quality of life. For me it became ‘real” when losing weight became harder, and I got my first progressive eyeglasses. Ouch! How’d THAT happen?

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