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De-Clutter Your Worthington, OH Home With a Basement Remodel

 

In Central Ohio towns like Worthington, Upper Arlington, and Bexley, finished basements are one of the best ways to make your home stand out. Your ordinary basement remodel may not be visible from the outside. However, visitors to your home will be surprised to see just how expansive your living space is with a new finished basement. But your new basement space may cause those visitors to also ask you an interesting question: where does all your extra stuff go if you don’t throw it in the basement?

For those homes that don’t have easily accessible attics, so many basements end up being where people collect what they don’t use anymore. The last thing you want in your home is a place where you automatically collect clutter. With all of the stuff we accumulate throughout our daily lives, the basement has typically been relegated to long-term storage. However, this storage is often not well-organized, extremely hard to access, or both. But now, if you finish the space, you’ll be forced to organize all of that stuff and create a much better living environment without all the clutter.

Depending on your home’s size, the basement can take on a wide variety of uses. From a game room, to extra living room, to home office, there are so many options you can choose from. If you have a large enough basement, you can mix and match many options for a mixed-use space. The most important thing about finishing a basement is that it will force you to organize your home in new ways. You’ll have to find a place for anything and everything to go. Sure, you can relegate a considerable percentage of your new finished basement to storage. But still, you will be forced to make some decisions about where to put things that you otherwise would not have to make.

With all of the additions and major remodels that you can do in your Central Ohio home, transforming your unfinished basement is perhaps the most attractive way to add value to your home. But a brand new organized and designed living space not only adds dollars to your home’s overall market value. It also provides many valuable assets to your family and friends far beyond any financial benefits, and that includes de-cluttering your home and keeping your life in order. Make your Columbus Metro home stand out and be the best that it can be.

 

Photo credit: Flickr user Kyle Murphy, Creative Commons

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Scott Hall Remodeling Receives Consumer Excellence (ACE) Award Presented by NARI

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Scott Hall Remodeling Receives Consumer Excellence” (ACE) Award 

Presented by NARI

 

COLUMBUS (November 3, 2014) – Scott Hall Remodeling has been recognized as a recipient of the 2014 NARI ACE Award. The ACE Award is presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Central Ohio. The ACE (Achievement in Consumer Excellence) Award, a consumer rated awards program honors NARI members that provide exemplary products and/or service. The award recognizes professionals in the remodeling industry and vendors that receive a high overall rating on four criteria as judged by consumers who have actually used their products and/or services. Unlike some other rating services, consumers do not pay a subscription fee to submit a rating or receive a referral.

“The NARI ACE Award provides consumers a valuable tool to help them begin and complete successful remodeling projects, and that tool is the knowledge that they are selecting a professional remodeling contractor or product supplier they can count on to do the quality work they desire. This consumer rated program provides additional assurance consumers can count on quality, professional services. The program also provides a no cost mechanism for consumers to provide feedback on work performed for them by NARI members. Our goal is to expand our membership base to encompass all industry partners that share our professional values and code of ethics,” states Shari Bates, CAE, Executive Director of NARI of Central Ohio.

Consumers have rated all ACE Award recipients on four criteria:  Quality of work, Professionalism, Reliability and Timeliness.  In order to receive the NARI ACE Award, the company must be a member of NARI and must receive an average grade of 3.5 or better with 4.0 being the highest rating, based on the scores submitted by consumers.

“Scott Hall Remodeling is proud to have received this recognition. We feel that this award exemplifies our strong and firm commitment to the highest level of Customer Service.  We want to graciously thank all of the homeowners that have chosen to work with us this year and for their feedback.”  ~ Scott Hall, President

The NARI ACE Awards will be presented during the NARI annual Awards Gala which will be held on Friday, December 5th, 2014 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus.

For additional information on the NARI ACE Awards program, visit www.trustnari.org.

 

 

 

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Scott Hall Remodeling Wins NARI ACE Award For 3rd Straight Year

For the third year in a row, we are proud to say that Scott Hall Remodeling is being recognized as a recipient of the NARI ACE Award. The award is presented by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Central Ohio. We have always dedicated ourselves to exceptional consumer satisfaction, and that is exactly what our customers have responded to by rating us highly enough for this award. Our customers rated us in four areas: Quality of work, Professionalism, Reliability and Timeliness.

As Shari Bates, CAE, Executive Director of NARI of Central Ohio said in our recent press release:

“The NARI ACE Award provides consumers a valuable tool to help them begin and complete successful remodeling projects, and that tool is the knowledge that they are selecting a professional remodeling contractor or product supplier they can count on to do the quality work they desire. This consumer rated program provides additional assurance consumers can count on quality, professional services. The program also provides a no cost mechanism for consumers to provide feedback on work performed for them by NARI members. Our goal is to expand our membership base to encompass all industry partners that share our professional values and code of ethics…” 

As our President Scott Hall remarked in that same press release:

“Scott Hall Remodeling is proud to have received this recognition. We feel that this award exemplifies our strong and firm commitment to the highest level of Customer Service.  We want to graciously thank all of the homeowners that have chosen to work with us this year and for their feedback.” 

The ACE Awards will be presented at NARI annual Awards Gala on Friday, December 5th, 2014 which will be at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. We’re proud to be a part of the Awards Gala for the third straight year and we strive to provide even more exceptional service in the years to come!

What Sets Scott Hall Remodeling Apart as a Worthington, OH Design-Build Remodeler?

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In a city like Worthington, OH, how will you choose the best remodeling company for your project?

While Scott Hall Remodeling focuses mainly on basement finishing, bathroom remodels, and minor and major kitchen remodels, we’re equipped to handle a wide variety of remodeling projects. At one time, we focused primarily on bathrooms. Now, we have expanded our services to tackle a far greater range of remodels. We also have an easy and clearly defined 5-step design/build process.

  1. Consultation and Budgeting
  2. Discovery and Design
  3. Planning and Organization
  4. Construction
  5. Warranty

Other firms may have similar processes listed on their website. But, they often include far more steps that could be more easily streamlined into a process similar to ours. We want you to be involved with every phase of the process. Some firms will say “leave everything to us,” and of course you can trust us, but you still need to be part of the decision making process throughout the entire project. Who wants to have someone tell them something needs to be done in a certain way only to find later that it was only “value-added” for the benefit of the one doing the work? We promise that we will never do that and guarantee to stay in budget as best as we possibly can.

Another thing that sets us apart from some other remodeling firms is our absolute dedication to customer service. While all firms, of course, have devotion to customer service, we strive to go above and beyond in our communication and our meticulous planning and organization. We want to make the design-build experience as much fun for you as it is for us helping you do it.

Never Cut Corners with Design-Build Remodeling

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Nowadays, many homeowners are looking to try and save as much money as they can in every area of their lives. However, when it comes to kitchen remodeling and basement finishing, you want to make sure that you don’t take bargains for the sake of a bargain. Your home is very valuable and the last thing you want when planning a major renovation like a kitchen or basement remodel is finding someone who will help you stay in budget, but cut corners in doing so.

Here at Scott Hall Remodeling, we don’t cut corners ever. Our Design/Build process does not allow for that. We have talented design specialists to help you figure out exactly what your needs and desires are for your new kitchen or basement and help you realize the needs as well as all the desires that your budget can afford. If our experts know that something you may desire won’t work in your allotted budget, we will show you options how you can fit in something similar or rework certain aspects of the project without sacrificing quality.

The other major benefit of using a Design-Build Remodeler such as ourselves is that you get what is called “Scope Development.” This means that every aspect of your project is planned out in great detail, from product selections to design specifications to work schedules. While there can be inevitably little pitfalls in every well-laid plan, Scope Development helps to overcome common problems that can emerge in remodeling projects with careful and thoughtful planning of each step.

At Scott Hall Remodeling, you can also be rest assured that we have only the finest and most talented artisans working on your project. Without Scope Development, you may not know when or how the project may actually be completed and project estimates can end up being much too low, costing you project overruns that you may not have intended. Labor costs can be a big part of what can become a remodeling nightmare, but with Scope Development, the labor is anticipated just like everything else.

If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen or basement, check out our 5-phase Design/Build process. If you like what you see, don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call. We’re more than happy to help your dream kitchen or basement come to life.

 

 

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Kitchen Remodeling: Why Design/Build?

You may have heard that remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting task and quite an expensive endeavor. But imagine for a moment what a remodeled kitchen can mean to your family, and to the value of your home. We’ve implemented a proven process of getting through any type of interior remodeling project requiring large amounts of decisions and detail.

The best part about Scott Hall Remodeling is that the design and build is all under one roof. You don’t have to rely on some contractor you nothing about installing your kitchen just because it’s the showroom’s guys. Some showrooms will even bid out installation work and don’t necessarily guarantee their workmanship. The last thing you want is product incorrectly installed. In our case, your designers and those installing your kitchen all work for the same company and we never shy away from accountability. You can rest assured we’ll stand behind our work, and if something goes wrong, it’s on us. You can be sure we’ll be in touch with you about any problems we encounter. You won’t get that with just any showroom or big-box store.

 

What’s Wrong with “Budget” Kitchen Design Centers?

While there are plenty of “budget” options out there for stock cabinetry and countertops, when it comes to kitchens, you don’t ever want to cut corners.  The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home, so you don’t want to sacrifice quality just for the sake of price point. While a lot of budget kitchen design showrooms may claim that their product is just as good as semi-custom or custom options, you will find that the options present may not fit what you really need.

For those wondering what the difference between stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinetry are, we will explain. Stock cabinets are cabinets that do not have additional options built into them. Semi-custom cabinets are essentially stock cabinets, but they can be adapted depending on situations with various dimensional adjustments and organizational options. Custom cabinets are just that – customized for the exact need you’re looking for. Some showrooms will try to push a complete custom line on you, and while in some situations having a complete kitchen of custom cabinets is perfectly fine, it doesn’t fit into a lot of budgets.

When dealing with a kitchen showroom, whether they are “budget” or not, you are given only a few options. It’s likely that your kitchen situation may require certain dimensions of cabinetry that they don’t have in stock. These sorts of showrooms are about selling cabinetry, not walking you through the process of what is actually best for you and your home. While some of these showrooms may have good designers, there isn’t the guarantee that you’ll get the kitchen you’re really looking for in the end.

 

Why Avoid Big Box Stores?

Big-box stores are often all about just selling as much cabinetry as they can. While you may run into a good designer in one of these stores, they’re just as limited by the design options available for the stock lines as much as you would be. Sure, they can get creative, but you’re still limited by whatever products are offered. The kitchen is one of the parts of your home where you really don’t want to get stuck with only a few options and be forced to make choices you really don’t want to have to make.

Also, with big box stores, it’s hard to say who will be installing your kitchen. Sometimes, that job is performed by employees of the particular big-box chain, but in some areas, it’s not, and there isn’t always a satisfaction guarantee. Big box stores are out to just make the most profit that they can on often lower-end products purchased in bulk on the cheap. That isn’t what you want for your kitchen.

 

Why Design/Build?

This is where hiring a Design/Build remodeling firm differs greatly from those types of companies. At Scott Hall Remodeling, we have developed a five-phase Design/Build process for every project that we do. Some of the benefits of this process include:

  • From concept through design and building, we take you through every step of the way
  • Talented design experts with the product and design knowledge to work with your individual situation and style
  • Anticipating any problems that may arise and helping you make the right decision when unforeseen issues may arise
  • With Scope Development inherent in the Design/Build philosophy, you can stay in budget while sacrificing the least amount of your needs and wants to fit your budget
  • Be presented with far more options than budget kitchen showrooms and big box stores could ever provide
  • Not have particular lines or products pushed on you to meet sales quotas

You may be surprised how far you can stretch a kitchen remodeling budget by using stock cabinetry in areas that can use it, while mixing in semi-custom and custom options in the areas of your design that would be best suited for it. While it sounds odd to mix and match cabinetry in that way, door styles can be matched on the semi-custom and custom lines to match the stock cabinets.

We will help you find only the best products for your budget and situation. If we feel we can mix and match with other options while staying in budget, we will present these options to you. It’s the same situation with countertops – there are many different countertop options on the market, not only the granite and laminate you may see often. When it comes down to lighting options, sinks, faucets, and other considerations, we’ll also be closely involved in the decision-making process. We’ll even help you select appliances if need be.