If you haven’t completed your fall tasks, you better get on it now! It is almost December and we have had beautiful weather throughout November. There are a few more nice days this week so make sure your home is prepared for winter. Here are the things you need to check before the snow comes:… Read more »
Latest News From J. Brothers Home Improvement
It’s been awhile since I blogged about the kitchen trends of 2011! But life has been busy–two grandchildren born this summer! We now have three grandsons and two granddaughters–they are so much fun! Induction cooktops are becoming very popular. They are really neat and amazing! Our friends have one and they were showing us how… Read more »
We are very pleased to announce that J Brothers Home Improvement has received the 2011 Achievement in Consumer Excellence Award! This is the second year that the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI of MN) has offered the award. The award is given to Remodelers whose customers rank them high in… Read more »
Unchilled wine storage is growing in popularity over wine refrigerators. Tall pantries, lazy Susans and pull-out racks are still favorites but appliance garages are losing their appeal. When it comes to refrigerators, French doors have gained in popularity. Freezer-bottom models are still the favorite place for freezers, only 8% of designers in 2010 used freezer-top… Read more »
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) survey of more than 100 designers have listed seven kitchen trends and four bathroom trends for 2011. Following are the first two trends in kitchens and I will report on the other trends in upcoming weeks. Shaker style cabinets became the second most popular style by the end of 2010. Traditional style… Read more »
A simple way to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy costs: replace regular light bulbs, as they fail, with compact fluorescent lights. The CFL’s can last up to ten times longer and they use 75% less energy!
We are excited to have our latest kitchen remodel project in the Remodelers’ Showcase! The show runs from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3. For those of you in the Twin Cities area, pick up a Remodelers’ Showcase guide at a Holiday station and look for our project! You can also go to paradeofhomes.org.
Yes, spring is less than a month away! It doesn’t appear like that when we look outside, but spring is coming and it always does! Now is the time to start planning those projects you want done so you can enjoy our beautiful summer weather. J Brothers can make it easier by doing the work… Read more »
I’d like to start this blog with a thank you for all the positive feedback we have received so far. I appreciate your responses and plan on using them to make my column better with each entry. So here we are in May and who doesn’t love to get their windows opened up and feel… Read more »
Today I start with a quote from Diane Ravitch. “A person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” It reminds me of a television show called Holmes on Homes. This pro bono contractor helps people properly fix their construction problems. It’s a very good… Read more »