Ask the Home Pro

As your personal home contractor, we want you to have the advice you’ve been searching for on properly caring for your home. We encourage you to read the stories and see before and after photos of our custom home additions, high-end bathroom remodels, luxury closet remodels, leaky deck repairs, and more that we’ve completed recently.

We hope the advice and stories inspire you to pursue your remodeling and home improvement dreams with us.
Jon Elkins | Owner
Walk-In Tub Project

Recently, one of our clients came to us with a partial remodel bathroom project with two main concerns. The first concern was the failing skywall they had attempted to repair that, over the years, caused water damage. The second concern was removing the deathtrap of a sunken tub that was easy to fall into and difficult to escape.

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October 27, 2023
Tour of the Cosentino Plant in Almeria, Spain

This September, my wife and I were fortunate to be treated to a few days in Spain to tour one of the most impressive manufacturing plants, Cosentino. They produce Dekton, Silestone, and Sensa, all solid surface products for countertops, and much more

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October 18, 2023
When Should I Remodel My Home?

You should choose to remodel your home when: You want to use space in ways that the current configuration won’t allow
It’s time to update old cabinets, floors, and appliances
You need to update an outdated design to enjoy it more or make the home more attractive for sale.

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August 18, 2023
30 Years of Being Part of Rampathon

I have been on the Rampathon committee for several years and chaired it around 2007. While on the committee, my main goal was to create a good fit between the recipients and the general contractors.

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August 18, 2023
 Remodeling the Family Home for an Elder

We remodeled a kitchen a few years ago. The project went exceptionally well and created a long-term client. When it came time to remodel the client’s mother's house, he immediately thought of us and called.

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August 18, 2023
Options for Financing Home Remodels and Improvements

In this article, we describe several options for financing your home remodel and home improvement projects including specific remodel loan options. It is a summary and should not be construed as financial advice.

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April 19, 2023
25 Outdoor Living Ideas

Believe it or not, the best time to jump on an outdoor project is before the weather allows you to use it once it's finished. Late winter through early spring is the ideal time to think about what you want for outdoor entertainment in the summer, talk to your Personal Home Contractor, and get it booked

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April 19, 2023
From Gloomy to Glistening

A client called needing a new look for their daughters’ bathroom. Their bathroom was dark, closed-in, outdated, and cluttered. It was situated in their basement, which naturally caused the room to be dark. However, the client believed we could create a brighter, roomier, and warmer space out of it.

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April 13, 2023
Why Use a Personal Home Contractor for Exterior Home Improvement Projects?

When you work with a contractor who knows you and your home, you get more than the work for a single project. You also get someone you trust to advise you regarding your prioritized project list. One client describes this as follows.

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March 21, 2023
Remodel for the Family

Recently, our designer contacted us about a client that needed almost a whole house remodeled. She knew we’d be the perfect contractor for the job. The project included remodeling three bathrooms, a media room, a basement bar, two fireplaces, and a stairway.

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January 18, 2023
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