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NORTHWEST SUBURBS CHICAGOLAND PATIO INSTALLATION
If you are like most people, you consider some type of usable outdoor space in your home almost an essential. With spring finally here in the Chicago area, many of us are excited to finally have the chance to enjoy some much needed time outside in the sun, relaxing with our friends and family and soaking up the rays. With that in mind, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some of the desirable features that a patio from Budget Construction can deliver.
WHAT IS A PATIO?
Pretty much everyone knows what a deck is, but a patio might be a little more confusing. Basically, it is a paved outdoor area that adjoins a house. However, patios have come a long way since the days of a concrete slab that looks more like an extension of the garage. Patios today are available in all sorts of attractive colors that add visual interest and beauty to any space. We also have a variety of stone pavers for your consideration – they help with drainage when it does rain, and their patterns look so nice! Again there are a multitude of options to think about when it comes to your choice for pavers, and there is surely one that fits both your budget and the look you are going for with your new patio. One of the great things about working with Budget Construction, is that we have been in business since 1976, and family owned and operated since then. That means we really understand what it takes to make our customers happy, and our friendly and knowledgeable consultants can work with you to come up with just the right solution for you, your family, and your budget as well.
PATIOS ARE PERFECT FOR THE GEOGRAPHY IN THE CHICAGOLAND AREA
Patios need a flat space in general – it the terrain is too hilly or sloped, the cost to grade it flat might be too much, and a deck would work better. This is one of the nice things about Chicago and the suburbs! It tends to be pretty flat here, and in most cases a patio will work great. They offer a convenience that is tough to get with decks as well – a simple power wash every few years is likely the only maintenance your patio will ever need. When you consider that many decks made of wood will warp, twist, and shrink over the years, in addition to needing to be sealed and cleaned, it makes choosing a patio that much easier. A stone and concrete patio space is so durable that it gives you one less thing to maintain on your home – a boon for any homeowner!
PROPERLY DESIGNING YOUR PATIO
There is a little more to a great patio than just laying down some cement and calling it a day. You want to consider and plan the area, shape, location, and functionality of your patio so that it doesn’t turn into wasted space. Consider how you will use the area first. Will it be primarily for outdoor eating, so you need a nice area for a grill and table? Do you want a separate area with some nice chairs to facilitate conversation and entertaining? How about a spot for a hot tub or spa? Heavy items like these can be a challenge on a deck but in most cases work great for patios. The better you know what you want to use the space for, the more our consultants can work with you and produce a finished patio that you will enjoy for many years to come!
TRUST THE EXPERTS AT BUDGET CONSTRUCTION
At Budget Construction, we have built countless patios in Chicago and the suburbs over the years, and are excited to get started on your new project! Give us a call today so we can start the process by working through the various options you have for materials and size, and let’s make your dream a reality!
NORTHWEST SUBURBS CHICAGOLAND DECK CONSTRUCTION
With spring finally upon us here in the Chicagoland area, it’s that time of the year where everyone starts thinking about being outside more. Winters can be long and brutal in this part of the country, so that makes it even more important for folks to enjoy the nice weather when it does come around. One of the best ways to get out there and enjoy spring and summer is in the comfort of your home, on a deck built by Budget Construction. We’ve been in business since 1976 and family owned and run in all that time. We’ve built countless decks for all different types and sizes of homes, so we’ve got the experience you can trust when it comes for your new deck build.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH YOUR NEW DECK
There are several elements you will want to keep in mind, and some options you will have once you decide a new deck is right for you. First, we always suggest to our customers, ask yourself, what do I want to use the deck space for? Perhaps you want a nice area to grill out and eat during the warm months. Do you have large parties for family and friends in mind for this, or just your smaller and immediate family? Do you want a big open space for kids to play on? Maybe a covered section to shade you from the heat of the midday sun. Some people want different sections for different uses, maybe an eating area, and another set up with some nice chairs for conversation and entertaining. The best decks are the ones that meet the individual needs best, and for that to happen our consultants will work with you and your needs to really hone in on your vision for the finished product.
When it comes to the types of materials available, there is going to be a correlation between the overall cost of the deck, and how much maintenance it will require. To really generalize here, you can spend more on the materials and end up with a synthetic product that not only looks great, but is virtually maintenance free. Regular treated lumber will cost less initially, but you will need to treat it every few years – cleaning and sealing as the elements take their toll. Cedar makes a great choice for decks – since it is naturally rot resistant they fare better than standard treated boards. Cedar is also very visually appealing to many people. Our consultants will be able to work within your budget and also describe the different options available to you so you can make the best choice.
A GREAT WAY TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME
When you install a deck on your home, it is like a double-win, since you get the enjoyment out of it yourself, but you also add to your home’s overall value. Some type of outdoor space is considered desirable by so many people that when it does come time to sell your home, a deck or other outdoor space might be very attractive to people who view your home! Home remodeling is a great way to invest in your home, and of course the best part is that you actually get to enjoy it all spring and summer long!
CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE!
At Budget Construction, we have built hundreds of decks over the years, in so many shapes, sizes, and configurations that we are sure to do a great job on yours too. Give one of our friendly construction consultants a call today, we will work with you to create and deliver a wonderful deck that will give you enjoyment and pleasure with your family for many years to come!
Your home’s first line of defense against water damage
Since all the rain and snow that falls on your home naturally comes from the sky, the roof on your house is going to be your first and best defense against moisture invading your home. Water damage can be one of the most expensive home repairs to deal with, so this is really a case where we want to be proactive to prevent any damage before it occurs. This means making sure that your roof is in good condition to provide a weather tight seal. In this blog we will look at the different consideration for your roof, and see how Budget Construction can help.
What causes a roof to wear out?
A standard asphalt roof may last 20 years, or asphalt fiberglass shingles may last 50. However, this can be more or less based on many factors. The freeze and thaw cycle here in the Chicago area can really do a number on any roof, as water gets in cracks and expands and melts over and over. If gutters become clogged or won’t drain properly for any reason, ice might build up on your roof and further accelerate the wear and tear. Falling tree branches may damage your roof as well. If you have ever heard the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” this really applies well to your roof. You want to monitor the condition of your roof every couple of years so you can address problems before they become major issues. Repairing water damage once it gets inside your home is costly, make sure you stay on top of your roof’s condition. At Budget Construction we will come do a roof evaluation to let you know about any issues before they become major repairs.
What type of roof is right for me?
There are a variety of different roofing materials for you to consider. Budget Construction can help you choose the right one for the complexity of your roof, as well as your budget.
Most roof shingles today are called asphalt fiberglass shingles because they have pieces of fiberglass embedded into the shingle. This provides more strength and durability. It is the most popular material for roofing because of the affordable cost, ease of installation, durability, and they also come in a variety of colors. Flat roofs or low sloped roofs may be better served with other materials such a single membrane system or metal roof. The king of roofing materials is a slate roof. Slate is expensive to manufacture and difficult to install, however they can last for 75 years or more when installed properly and add an unmistakable beauty to the appearance of your home.
Budget Construction for your roofing needs
Ultimately the roof material you choose will be based on the budget that you have for this project. Budget Construction can help you choose the best materials and style for your budget, and arrive at a solution that works for you and your home’s unique needs. Our consultants are expert customer service professionals that also happen to be very knowledgeable about roofing! We hope you will contact us today so that we can help get your roof in good shape, and make sure it stays that way for a long time!
No job is too big or two small – bathrooms, kitchens, second floor additions and more
Budget Construction has been assisting our valued clients in the northwest suburbs of Chicagoland for over 20 years. We have built up the experience and reputation for unsurpassed quality and are ready to put our knowledge to work for you! Whatever your home remodeling needs, Budget Construction is here to help. Let’s discuss in this blog some of the remodeling options we have available for you.
Kitchens: the engine of your home
The kitchen is often called the engine that runs the home. We all need food for life of course, but the kitchen is so much more than that. It’s one of the most important rooms in your home and one that your guests will notice first. A modern kitchen is laid out to be efficient and easy to work in as well as easy to keep clean. Remodeling a kitchen can be a small and simple project such as replacing and updating appliances like the refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, and countertops. Or it might be more involved with all new cabinetry or even changing the space with the addition or removal of some walls. Budget Construction has the experience with kitchens to make your dream a reality!
Updating and modernizing your bathroom can really make a big impact on your home. Modern fixtures like a new toilet, new sinks and vanity, perhaps a luxurious rain shower with new tiles can transform this utilitarian room into a wonderful sanctuary. Jacuzzi tubs, heated floors – so many options to consider! For budgets big and small we have solutions and ideas to bring to life!
Large scale renovations to transform your home
If you want to think bigger, Budget Construction can help! If you are considering adding a few rooms to your house or even a second floor, this can be a big project! You want to work with trusted professionals that can do the job right the first time and keep the project affordable and on schedule. Our designers and consultants first get an idea of what you want the finished project to look like, and then work backwards to flesh out the details and come up with a timetable for the completion of work. We manage the whole project from beginning to end to ensure that your new home is just as beautiful as the concept we come up with at the start!
Experience and expertise you can trust
We are very proud of our great reputation that we have built up over the years by providing quality work and unsurpassed customer service. Give us a call at Budget Construction for a free consultation, so we can work together to make your dream a reality! Renovations to your home are a great way to make your home better, and very often the add a great deal to the value of your home as well for a smart investment. For projects big and small, Budget Construction has you covered!
Work with a trusted and experienced General Contractor so your project is completed on time and within budget
A General Contractor will act as a leader and organizer for the job site – coordinating the efforts of subcontractors and ensuring the entire project is completed according to plan. Usually this will involve making sure all building materials are delivered on time, keeping the workspace organized, hiring the subcontractors and making sure their work is done properly. The General Contractor is also the point of contact between the client and the tradesmen who perform the renovation or project. For over 20 years Budget Construction has been serving as General Contractor for projects big and small in the northwest suburbs of Chicagoland. When seeking a General Contractor, you will want to keep in mind that integrity and business reputation are so important, since they manage and oversee the project from beginning to end.
Managing the chaos of a construction site
A construction site can be a chaotic environment, with many people, equipment, and materials arriving and work being performed on different areas of the home simultaneously. It is the role of the General Contractor to oversee all of the subcontractors to make sure their work is done in the proper order, and also they act as quality control. Additionally, the General Contractor has the deep ties and relationships with area subcontractors to make sure you get high quality work done correctly the first time. Since we have been in business for so long in the area of Arlington Heights and the surrounding suburbs, we have great contacts within the industry that we can deploy and put to work for you and your project.
Fully licensed, insured, and bonded
Usually the project will be done under the licenses and insurance of the general contractor. This means we ensure that all work is performed up to code and up to spec. If any issues do arise our insurance takes over so that you are protected from financial damage. You will want to work with a trusted company with a good reputation for this important work on your home. Budget Construction has built up this great reputation over many years and we are very proud of our standing in the community!
Choose Budget Construction!
For some home improvement or renovation projects it might make sense to hire a General Contractor to oversee the work of several subcontractors. Our deep knowledge of construction, home repair, and home renovation allows us to help you decide which team is right for you and the unique needs of your home. Our friendly, professional and customer service oriented team of consultants is standing by to help advise you on your project or renovation goals. Please contact us today so that we can get started on your project right away! Our experience and deep industry contacts allows us to help your project get done the right way. We offer free consultations and can help you decide if using a General Contractor is the right choice for you and your home. We look forward to earning your business!
Transform your vintage bathroom into a modern oasis of comfort and luxury
Even though it might be one of the most-used rooms in your whole house, a bathroom remodel project might not spring to the top of your mind. Many homeowners recognize the value of kitchen remodeling. But a new bathroom can make just as much impact on the feel and experience of living in your home, as well as your guests’ experience! We at Budget Construction have been remodeling bathrooms in the northwest suburbs of Chicagoland for over 20 years. This blog will focus on some of the aspects of the project.
Where to begin?
New toilet/sink? New tile? New color scheme? The choices can be overwhelming! For a project like bathroom remodeling, it really helps to have some experts on your side. That’s where we come in at Budget Construction. Our remodeling consultants are experts at matching up your goals for the room with the possible options out there – working within your budget to create the room of your dreams. One of the first issues is the question of space – are we working within the existing space or opening it out into something larger by removing or relocating some walls. Even if you want to space to be the same size, and the fixtures in more or less the same places, there is still a huge opportunity to modernize and update the feel of the bathroom.
Modern sinks, showers, Jacuzzi tubs, and toilets offer tremendous variety when it comes to style, size, color, and materials. Really there are too many options to cover in this article, but just consider standing rain showers, multi jet Jacuzzi tubs, water saving efficient modern toilets that use a fraction of the water of the older style ones, and many options for sinks and vanities as well. Our consultants will carefully consider the style of your home as well as the look and feel you are trying to create in your new space. We make suggestions based on these considerations – or, for clients that already know exactly what they want, we just handle the installation and manage the project form beginning to end, finishing on time and under budget!
Color scheme and the overall feel of the room
Different varieties of tile are available for you to choose from for the walls as well as the shower/tub area. The color of your walls and floors will make a big different in the feeling and overall open-ness of the bathroom. Speaking of floors, there are also options for heated floors with radiant or hot-water based heating systems. Imagine replacing those cold winter tile floors with something warm and inviting! Some clients want to open up the room even more with the addition of windows – letting in light and transforming the bathroom into a sanctuary apart from the worry and stress of your day.
Budget Construction is here to help
As you can see, there are so many options and possibilities when it comes to transforming this important room in your home. At Budget Construction, we are standing by to help you through the process, offering our experience and expertise all the way through the construction phase and the completion of your project. Give us a call today so we can start working through the options with you, and let’s transform your bathroom!
When you hear the words “Home Improvement,” you might think of the 90’s sitcom if you are of a certain age. But here at Budget Construction Company, we just think of all the many ways your home can get better! There are so many ways to upgrade your home, and many reasons as well. We’ll explore some of these topics during today’s blog.
MAKE YOUR HOME A MORE COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIVE!
You are in your house every day. Its where you raise your children and eat family meals. It’s also where you take care of more mundane tasks like folding laundry and showering in the morning. The point here is that you and your family are the primary ones to benefit any time you make improvements to your home! Increase daily comfort, convenience, or just freshen up old rooms with a new look. You won’t believe how much some of these changes can improve every minute that your family is at home.
WHERE TO START?
So you’ve decided to improve some aspect of your home, now what? Well, most people will have a room in the house that is not their favorite. For some the kitchen might be cramped. For others the bathroom gets crowded in the morning as several people need to shower at the same time. Maybe you want to add a mud room to your house’s entryway or expand the laundry area. Its great if you have some basic things in mind to help form a plan. Our consultants are experts in helping you come up with your first plan – we can offer suggestions or ideas and give you a trained ear to bounce your creative ideas off of. If you have a larger project in mind such as a big addition or a second floor, we help with structural planning as well.
INCREASE YOUR HOME VALUE
A nice side benefit of home improvement projects is that they can add value to your home! In some cases, the cost of additions, renovations, or other projects can be reflected right in your home’s value. When it comes time to sell your house, the improvements you made can become almost like an investment – your home is worth more because the kitchen was renovated, for example. Of course, every buyer is different, but very often people that view homes or attend open houses care a lot about the state of the kitchen. A modern kitchen, with high-efficiency, attractive new appliances and plenty of space to work are incredibly attractive! Even styles change over time, with well-lit open kitchens being more desirable nowadays. Having a “new” kitchen can go a long way towards helping your home to sell, and for a price that’s right for you!
The ultimate in home renovation, adding a second floor addition is a big project. We have experience and expertise that can only come from correctly completing the project many times over. If you are thinking about adding a second level to your home, look no further than Budget Construction.
The first thing we need to look at is the structural support for your new second level. Since your home was not originally built to support a level above the main one, it is likely that some additional support will be needed. This is not a problem as long as you have an experienced team like the one at Budget Construction on your side. We will analyze how best to provide long lasting solid support for your new home.
Think of all the different systems that all work together to make up your home! Electrical systems need to be expanded to the new level, Plumbing will need to connect everything together, and heating and air conditioning ducts will need to run from the furnace. Depending on how much square footage you are adding, you might even need to upgrade some of these, like your furnace for example. We have the expertise to make recommendations based on our many years of doing these types of projects.
At the end of the day, you probably don’t want your new second floor addition to look like it was just slapped on top of your old house! You want it to look like it has always been there. This is where our awesome design team comes in – to help create a seamlessly integrated appearance both inside and out. We will take the look and character of your home and recreate it so that they both match. However, in some cases you actually might want to change the appearance or certain features of your home, and that is no problem too! Once you are embarking on a big project like this, it can be the ideal time to fix or update a few other areas of your home that perhaps you have always wanted to do and now you have the chance.
Well this is probably the main reason people will want to add a second level: it can almost double the square footage of your home! This of course adds lots of value to your property since the total square footage is one of the main thing that buyers tend to be concerned about – “how much space is there?” By consulting our plans we will be able to give you a great idea about how much space your new second floor will provide to your home and your family.
We love big projects at Budget Construction! And more importantly we have the expertise and skill to handle them. So if you are considering adding a second floor addition to your home in the Chicagoland area, give us a call today so we can get this exciting new project off to a great start!