When it’s time to select a contractor, most consumers turn to the Internet to gather information about various contractors, the quality and specialty work that each contractor provides and also public opinion of the contractor. It is a pretty safe bet that the contractor’s website is going to list several testimonials and glowing stories of the perfect project and respect for the homeowners budget. But you are not likely to find any honest critiques of areas that the contractor could improve upon or areas that were to complete failure. No business owner is going to display that on his or her website. So savvy homeowners are turning to the Houzz website to get an honest view of what it is like to work with many of the contractors in the valley. This is because Houzz is an independent website which is working for the consumer to gather honest opinions and factual accounts of contractor performance. And that is the reason that the Best of Houzz 2018 award means so much to Chris Griffin and the entire UNIQUE team. [Read more…]
At the UNIQUE Companies, we believe that our clients deserve nothing but the best, and that includes both the best workmanship and the best products that are available. For that reason, UNIQUE uses a product called Polymeric sand when installing any paver project. For only a slight increase in the overall cost, the benefits of Polymeric sand set pavers are incredible.
What is Polymeric Sand?
Sand is the material that masons use to fill the joints between pavers when building a patio, walkway or pool deck. The sand fills the small gaps and allows the pavers to be held in place to create a solid and secure surface. Polymeric sand combines a very fine sand along with silica and other products which form a binding agent. When the paver project is complete, the Polymeric sand is applied and swept into the joints between the pavers. Next, a gentle spray of water is applied to activate the binding agent and create a strong, solid bond and barrier between the pavers. [Read more…]
There are many hidden costs that homeowners tend to overlook when thinking about a move. The new home purchase can be motivated by a desire for additional living space so the bigger price tag of a larger home is expected. But fees such as movers, cleaning services, decorators and new furnishings are often overlooked. Before electing to embark on the long and expensive process of moving, consider the option of creating additional outdoor living space at your current home.
The Benefits of NOT Moving
Time is a valuable asset but one that many homeowners forget to consider when evaluating a move. Not only will searching for a new home take time but so will packing and moving. In addition, there is a great investment of time in reestablishing your family’s routine. Children will search for new friends, you will seek new places to shop, new service providers for your home needs and much more. But the addition of outdoor living space to your current home will not cause any of this upheaval in the life of your family. In fact, your family is very likely to look forward to this exciting improvement in your current home. [Read more…]