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Top 5 Ways to Renovate Your Home

A home renovation can be done for several reasons such as adding some basic elements to your home or remodeling to raise the value of your home for selling or disposal purposes. Selling your house does not necessarily have to be your primary goal. However, it is vital to be constantly aware that your house…

What is the Best Wall Siding Material?

Sidings are very pivotal in giving your home an overnight makeover, ensuring you can easily sell it in the future. They are not solely used for aesthetic and beauty purposes, as wall sidings are mostly used to protect your home against the elements. At the outset, it is worth stressing that there is no perfect…

5 Custom Home Trends for 2019

Nothing compares to owning a house that matches your dreams and visions. No wonder many homeowners go for custom homes instead of already-built ones. Custom homes provide you with all the freedom you need to design your living space to your desires. With a custom home, you possess the mandate to design everything including your…

Are Tesla Solar Tiles a Reasonable Roofing Material?

Tesla solar roof tiles are miniaturized versions of traditional solar panels that resemble the look and functionality of a normal roofing system. They were designed to convert sunlight into electricity while complementing a home’s architecture. Tesla solar tiles also come with an integrated power wall battery, which collects and stores energy during the day. The…

What is a Tile Backsplash?

A tile backsplash is a vertical extension of tiles installed directly behind sinks next to a bathroom counter or a kitchen counter. It can extend as high as the ceiling or just a few inches high. Most of the tile backsplash usually stretch over the entire length of the counter. This detail of a bathroom…

Metal Roofs vs. Shingles

If you are in search of a new roof, you might wonder the type of roof that would work best for your property. Metal roofs and shingles are incredible roofing options. However, they are quite different and it is important for you to understand the distinctions, so that you can know the best roof for…

The Importance of Windows in a Home

When building or purchasing a house, you ought to pay a lot of consideration into the kind of windows you would like installed. This is because windows are very important and they provide your house with warmth, light, and ventilation. They also play a huge role when it comes to your house’s energy efficiency. This…

How to Plan Your New Bar or Wine Cellar

There are basic home renovations that we all need to think about, such as upgrading windows or repairing the roof. There are renovations that aren’t strictly necessary, but serve a vital function nonetheless. Bathrooms and kitchens would often fit into this category. Then there are those renovations we dream about, but never really consider as…

3 Home Renovations You Might Regret

Have you ever invested thousands of dollars and weeks of planning into a home renovation project, only to find out that the result isn’t what you wanted? There are a few different reasons why this can happen. The first reasons is that the workmanship and final results may fall short of your expectations – often…

Baine Contracting, Inc. is Recognized Among the Top Customer Service Leaders in the Residential Construction Industry

GuildQuality’s 2018 Guildmaster Award Honors Baine Contracting, Inc. of Point Pleasant, NJ. Baine Contracting, Inc. of Point Pleasant, New Jersey received a 2018 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality for demonstrating exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. Since 2005, GuildQuality, an Atlanta-based third-party customer satisfaction software surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award to recognize…

How Are Hardwood Floors Installed?

There are countless aspects of home design and construction that fall into the “classic” or “timeless” category. Hardwood floors are definitely one of those aspects. There are many different types of flooring on the market, especially now in the 21 century. In fact, it’s possible to have your floor laid with ceramic tile that closely…

5 Great Uses for Reclaimed Wood

If you’ve been following home renovation trends at all during the past few years, you already know that reclaimed wood has quickly become a very hot item. In fact, the price of quality reclaimed wood has skyrocketed since the material has become more popular on the home renovation scene. A lot of people think this…

Should I Build My Own Shower Stall?

Home improvement has never been a bigger deal – not only because investing in your home is so important, but because so many home renovations have become possible, whether you’re paying a professional or doing it yourself. The information revolution is largely responsible for this, and also the refined materials and easy-to-use “packages” available at…

3 Budgeting Tips for Home Renovation

Renovating any area of the home can make life stressful for everyone in the house. All the noise, mess and traffic are things that have to be endured during the project. On top of this, you’re probably concerned about the construction crew doing the job correctly, or finishing on schedule. With all these things going…

Home Renovation: Where Do Most Projects Go Wrong?

One thing you’ve probably noticed about those home renovation TV shows is that nothing ever goes exactly as planned. There are always problems and challenges, because it wouldn’t be entertaining otherwise. It’s actually seeing things go wrong (and later corrected, in some way) that gets our attention as viewers. But as homeowners investing in our…

Congratulations to Baine Contracting on Winning the 2017 Guildmaster Award!

Our GuildQuality team is so excited to honor the 2017 Guildmaster Award winners for their unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. Since 2005, the Guildmaster Award recognizes companies within GuildQuality’s community of quality who consistently deliver exceptional customer experiences. In order to be recognized as a Guildmaster Award winner, a Guildmember must achieve a recommendation rate…

Is Building a New Home Worth It?

If you’ve ever watched those TV shows where couples go house hunting, you’ve probably noticed a common theme. One person wants something that is more or less “turnkey” and ready to occupy, while the other is excited about the prospect of renovations and customizations. This often leads to disagreements and discussions, and one person or…

Five Repairs Every Homeowner Hopes to Avoid

When it comes to being a homeowner, uncertainty is simply a part of the equation. After all, homes are made up of many different parts, materials, appliances—and subject to all kinds of elements. Water, snow, rain, ice, heat. Even natural events you don’t see coming. Eventually, the average home is going to need unexpected repairs.…

5 Signs Your Kitchen Needs Work

If you’re like most homeowners, the kitchen one of the most heavily utilized rooms in your home. As such, it’s more prone to wear and tear than other areas of the property. Appliances break down, flooring gets damaged, and you run out of storage space. Things also simply become outdated with age—this is especially true…

Three Home Renovations You Probably Won’t Regret

These days there are a seemingly endless number of ways to renovate your home. Not only does renovating make your property more attractive, current, and reflective of your personal style—it can also significantly increase its market value. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the bathroom and kitchen have remained the most popular renovation…

Is Your Home Renovator the Real Deal?

The average homeowner, when paying a professional to renovate multiple rooms in their home, spends between $20,000 and $60,000. When you consider the fact that the average home value in the United States is $186,000, the cost of renovating multiple rooms in the home is typically over 20% of the home’s entire market value. In…

Signs You Might Need New Gutters

One of the joys of Springtime is climbing a ladder and taking a peek inside your home’s gutters. Chances are, you’ll find a lot of accumulation from the past year. Leaves, twigs, dirt, trapped water—even tennis balls or other objects. It’s a satisfying feeling to clear the junk away and free your gutters to do…

What’s it like to Build a New Home?

If you’ve ever thought about building a home, you’ve probably wondered what the process is really like. It might seem like a long and stressful ordeal with any number of twists and turns, and this might actually deter you from pursuing a custom built home. But the reality is, millions of Americans have been through…

What is the Wall Removal Process Like?

Removing a wall is one of the most common home renovation projects undertaken by Americans today, and it has many potential benefits. Sometimes there’s a small room that nobody uses, and taking a wall out would significantly enlarge a more important room (living room, dining room, etc.). Sometimes an older home was designed with a…

Should I Invest in New Roofing?

It’s one of those things that costs real money to address, yet does very little for your home’s curb appeal. But if your roof is showing signs of weakness, you’ll have to decide whether you want to a) invest hard-earned cash to fix the problem, or b) cross your finger and hope for the best.…

4 Remodeling Blunders that Lose Money

Sometimes home remodeling is a relaxed affair. A small and/or common project, whether DIY or commissioned, is easy to manage—and if it doesn’t turn out right, the consequences are not dire. In other cases, home remodeling is a high stakes game. When you’re talking about investing thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars into…

Is Your Home Ready For Summer?

Summer is just around the corner! We’ve been talking about it all winter and it’s finally here. Summer is all about relaxing, and to help your days become worry free, it’s a good idea to get your home ready for the summer. We’ve come up with a list of things that you can easily accomplish…

A Better Backyard on a Budget

With the traditional summer season wrapping up, fall is right around the corner. Back-to-school, football and even the winter holidays are all on the horizon. However, before we enter the deep freeze chill of what’s predicted to be another brutal winter, there is still time to enjoy your outdoor surroundings. Here are several ideas on…

Garage Conversion Opens Up More Living Space

Let’s face it: fewer and fewer people use their garage for parking their car. These days, garages tend to collect lots of stuff – everything from camping supplies to extra refrigerators. That fact has led many homeowners to consider a garage conversion…turning their garage into usable living space. We recently completed a garage conversion project…

Take inventory of your home!

When disaster strikes our home, one of the first phone calls we make is typically to our insurance company. A claim must be filed and an adjuster sent out so that the process of being reimbursed for your loss can begin. An important part of that process is documenting what was lost along with its…

Maximizing Home Value

USAA recently featured an article about maximizing your home’s value. That’s an important concept which is not always fully understood by homeowners. Naturally, we all want our homes to be worth as much as possible. What we may not realize is that as homeowners we can positively or negatively impact the value of our home…

10 Steps to Choosing a Contractor

1. A Contractor needs to be licensed by the state of New Jersey for both remodeling and new construction. These are two separate licenses. 2. Obtain a certificate of insurance – the certificate should show Worker’s Compensation, Liability and Automobile coverages. This certificate should come from the contractor’s insurance agent. 3. Ask for a list…