The kitchen is the center of your home. Where everyone gathers to start their days and to check-in when you get home. Our kitchens set the stages for family gatherings, celebrations, heated discussions, and to pass down to new generations family traditions and recipes. “It’s where you prepare your meals and it’s where all of your parties gather. Is it any wonder that kitchen remodels are so popular and have the largest payoff in terms of boosting a home’s resale value? Of course, kitchen remodels are also the most complicated and can be the most expensive. The average project cost varies depending on the size of your kitchen, the quality of materials, and whether you change the layout of the room. On average, homeowners report that a kitchen remodel costs $22,120. A smaller project between $10,000 and $15,000 may include painting walls, refacing cabinets, upgrading the sink, and installing a tile backsplash. A $30,000+ renovation may include installing custom cabinets, hardwood floors, granite counters, and high-end appliances. Most homeowners spend between $12,562 and $33,418”. (https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/remodel-a-kitchen/#how)
The first step in determining kitchen renovation estimates is considering your kitchen as a whole. Before you get to the smaller questions, such as whether to reface your cabinets or replace them, ask yourself the big questions. What do you want from your kitchen? How do you want it to look and function? Is the size and configuration right?
What does your dream closet mean to you? Maybe it’s the perfect sanctuary where you start your day. Or it’s a retreat at the end of the day to unwind and let go of the stress of the day.
Making that dream space into a reality is what we do best. Need more room to showcase your treasures? Maybe a chandelier to provide the perfect lighting? Or maybe you just need someone to help you organize the chaos, so you can find what you need. Aztec will create the perfect space – just for you!
Take charge! Take advantage of a lonely wall in the spare bedroom and gain your dream closet!
We’re seeing some severe weather here in the north state. Aztec Construction & Restoration will be driving where we’re needed, so if you see us on the road (and we know our vehicles are hard to miss), a friendly wave is always appreciated.
Consider keeping a supply of kitty litter in your vehicle. Kitty litter (or sand) can help with traction in otherwise slippery conditions. Don’t worry, Mittens won’t mind.
Drive safe out there!
And if you need our disaster relief services in the north state, we are not far away.
At Aztec Construction & Restoration, we know you’d much rather be warm and cozy in your home than dealing with a disaster. With the storms lining up in the forecast, here are some steps you can take to winterize your home:
Clean your gutters, and flush your down spouts and drains to prevent clogging or flooding.
Have your furnace or heating system serviced for efficiency and uninterrupted warmth.
Sweep your chimney – debris and even critters can find there way into chimneys, so be sure it is clear before your first fire of the season.
Check windows and doors for a breeze. Touching up caulking and investing in a weather stripping (or a DIY draft blocker) can make your home more energy efficient, and prevent invasive water and wind.
Clear landscaping within 7 feet of your home – your trees and branches don’t want to fall, but sometimes the weather has other plans for them.
Store all unsecured outdoor furniture and decorative items in a garage, shed, or other indoor location, to keep it from being whipped around in the wind and causing more damage.
Wrap all exterior pipes for insulation – a frozen pipe is a one-way ticket to disaster.
If you live in an area that floods regularly, be sure to take the time and get sand bags. Put them around garage doors and any area of your home water may come in. Investing in a sump pump could also help remove unwanted water and divert it to an area that drains efficiently.
If you have a vacation home that will be vacant through the winter months, other precautions should be taken:
Turn off your water at the source valve, and consider draining the water from faucets, toilets, etc., to prevent frozen pipes.
Install an automated thermostat – keep your thermostat set at 55 degrees or more to keep the home from freezing.
Unplug all appliances to reduce risk of fire and reduce unnecessary utility charges.
If you have any other tips for winterizing your home or business, please share in the comments section. And if find yourself or a friend in need of disaster relief services, call Aztec Construction & Restoration 530-275-3327 right away, 24/7.
Make sure you take the time to get sandbags to protect your property – put them around your garage door, and any place water may enter your home or commercial property.
If you find yourself in need of disaster services, Aztec Construction & Restoration is here. Call 530-247-3327 – no matter the time, 24/7, we will answer your call and provide immediate emergency response.
With fire season quickly approaching, Aztec Construction & Restoration is thinking about you and your family’s safety. Nobody ever imagines he/she will be a victim of a natural disaster, and an oncoming emergency is not always obvious or predictable. However, being prepared is easier than it sounds, and having an action plan gives your family some confidence when facing an unfortunate event.
BE AWARE OF YOUR AREA
According to the Shasta County Sherriff’s office, some of the first steps to preparedness are finding out information about your local area. Learn about the disasters that are prevalent in your community and the warning signs in each case. For more details on a specific natural disaster, visit Ready.gov’s Natural Disasters article.
BE PREPARED AT HOME
Put together, or buy pre-assembled, a basic emergency kit. FEMA, along with Ready.gov, has a recommended emergency kit list published here.
Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, like a fire.
Outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home. Everyone must memorize the address and phone number.
Ask friend or family member to be your designated contact. After a disaster, it’s often easier to call long distance, so an out-of-state friend is a good option. All family members should call this person and tell him/her where they are. Everyone must know this contact’s phone number. Visit Ready.gov, Make A Plan, for the free emergency phone numbers list, including one listing numbers for children to memorize.
In addition to personal contacts in your action plan, the Red Cross suggests including another option to contact your family, “If your community has experienced a disaster, register on the American Red Cross Safe and Well website to let your family and friends know you are safe. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select the prompt for ‘Disaster’ to register yourself and your family.”
After a disaster, you will need further assistance in getting your home or property back up to standards. Call Aztec Construction & Restoration 530-275-3327 – we are here to help, and really care about you and your family’s well-being.
Information and links on mold-related issues, such as hurricane-related damage.
Useful documents and FAQs about mold from various federal and state agency resources.
“Was your home flooded? If so, and you were not able to dry your home (including furniture and other items) within 24-48 hours, you should assume you have mold growth. You need to completely dry everything, clean up the mold, and make sure you don’t still have a moisture problem.
When in doubt, you can always call a professional to come check out the problem. We do all the heavy cleaning; so you don’t have to. Need us? Call us 24/7 at 530-275-3327 and we will be on our way.
In 2015, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) published a great interactive online tool that explains how homeowners can detect mold early on. The room-by-room guide will give you the knowledge to take on the task of preventing and repairing minor mold problems.
After the devastation of the Boles Fire, Aztec was able to get Weed Elementary back in session just days after the fire was fully contained. Aztec Construction and Restoration takes great pride in helping this community get back on their feet. We are now on phase 2 of the Weed Elementary project. Here are some before pictures and we cant wait to share the after pictures!!