Finding the right contractor — search, interview and check

By | June 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding the right contractor — search, interview and check

When I was a theater director, yes — believe it or not I was a theater director before getting into construction — I used to say picking the right actor was 60% of getting a good show. There was only so much you could do with an actor. The same applies to pretty much everyone you hire, particularly, contractors. You can tell contractors, write them a list, show them, leave sticky notes, plead, beg, threaten or pray but pretty much they’re going to do what they do which will not be much different from what they did for others. Keep in mind: sometimes they can be worse than expected, but rarely are they better. Don’t even hope for it and don’t believe the explanations. […]

Top Chicago Home Remodeling Trends In 2019

By | May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top Chicago Home Remodeling Trends In 2019

If you are looking to make the most of your Chicago home this year, then there are some pretty exciting trends that will transform the place you call ‘home.’ Being bang on trend means you are the envy of your neighbors, can make the most of your space and have something that will sell at the drop of a hat. Not bad at all. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the top Chicago remodeling trends in 2019 and what they mean for you. […]

Most Common Bathroom Remodel Ideas In Chicago

By | April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Most Common Bathroom Remodel Ideas In Chicago

If you are looking to make the most of your home, the two most important rooms time and time again are the bathroom and kitchen. These two rooms, when done right, add value to your home. Let’s face it, we spend a great deal of time in one or the other. With this in mind, here are the most common bathroom remodel ideas in Chicago. […]

How Much Will My Bathroom Remodel Cost in Chicago

By | February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Will My Bathroom Remodel Cost in Chicago

How much will my bathroom remodel cost me in Chicago? Short answer. 8K to 60K. That was a lot of help, wasn't it? But read on and I'll try to explain some factors that will help you understand how much your bathroom remodel in Chicago should cost. We'll start at the bottom, down and dirty, [...]

How to remove light scratches from pretty much anything

By | April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to remove light scratches from pretty much anything

Do you really need to gut your entire countertop if you get a small scratch on your stainless steel? Sometimes we just need a few small tips to hold us over between remodels. Our Construction Project Managers dish out their favorite temporary fixes for hiding and repairing these common small scratches. Stainless Steel Scratches Get [...]

How to Fight Bathroom Mold & Mildew

By | February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No one wants mold or mildew in their bathroom or kitchen. But with Chicago's humid summers and 10 months of barricaded windows for winter, it's pretty much unavoidable. Our Construction Project Managers run through some of their top tips for preventing and managing bathroom mold and mildew below. Preventing Install a high powered ventilation and [...]

Video: Installing Trim & Panel Moulding in Your Home

By | January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are an endless amount of possibilities when it comes to installing panel moulding, trim and chair rails in your home. Our Construction Project Manager, Nick Riedel, guides you through one of our most popular methods of install in the video below. For more panel moulding inspiration, head over to our sister company Habitar Design [...]

Insulate Your Home to Save Money & Energy

By | January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter is here! So if you got your first heating bill of the season and almost fainted, then our Construction Project Manager, Zane Wiersema is here to help. It doesn't take long to remedy gaps in windows and doors and save hundreds on your heating and energy bills. Check out Zane's top insulation and winterization tips [...]

Habitar Design visits Häfele

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Stratagem Construction’s custom made problem solving

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