Home Flooring: Why You Should Choose Wood

April 18th, 2014

One of the choices every homeowner has to make at some point is whether they want hardwood floors or carpeted floors. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Some of functional and practical characteristics, while others will be more up to individual taste. In our next two blogs, we’ll compare and contrast wood floor with carpets in a home flooring showdown. This week: why you should choose wood.

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The Advantages of Hardwood Floors

First, we’ll take a look at the practical considerations, and then the aesthetics.

Maintenance

Hardwood floors are much easier to maintain the carpet. Regular sweeping and dusting are all that’s needed to keep your wood floors clean and tidy. Spills generally won’t stain as long as they’re quickly cleaned up, and you don’t need to do expensive steam cleaning treatments as you would with carpet.

Longevity

A good hardwood floor that’s properly cared for can last for decades. Carpet, on the other hand, fades over time and can start to lose its form. You’ll probably need to replace it once a decade to keep things looking fresh. Hardwood floors can also be refinished, helping them last even longer.

Health

One benefit many people don’t often consider is that hardwood floors don’t trap dust, pet dander, and other indoor air pollutants like carpet does. These are easy to clean off a hardwood floor, which improves the air quality in your home. Carpet traps these substances and releases them into the air when walked on. Though a steam cleaning can help, over time carpet can’t help but continue to attract unwanted indoor air pollutants.

Home Value

Wood floors add more value to a home than carpet because of their longevity, and the fact that they’re in high demand.

Aesthetic

This is a matter of taste of course, but many people really enjoy the look and feel a hardwood floor brings to a room. It’s always in style, and can affect a number of different looks, from chic and modern to classic and rustic.

About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

Source

http://flooring.about.com/od/Flooring-Pros-And-Cons/a/Carpet-Vs-Hardwood-The-Great-Showdown.htm

 

Spring is a Great Time to Remodel in Harrisburg

April 11th, 2014

Are you looking to remodel your home in Harrisburg? There’s no better time than spring. Though spring has technically been here for a few weeks, now we’re finally starting to see some nice weather, which is perfect for remodeling projects. Here are a few reasons to remodel your home in Harrisburg this spring.

Remodel in Harrisburg This Spring

The Weather

Warm weather is great for remodeling. This makes it much easier for extensive projects that require the opening of parts of your home to the elements. It also makes it easier to air out your home to allow paint to dry, etc.

Spring Cleaning

Remodeling a room requires a lot of preparation of the room itself before the job begins. So as you’re going about your yearly spring cleaning, why not just clear it all out and get ready to create the room you’ve always wanted.

Spring Fever

We know how you feel once the spring hits, because we feel the same way. After long, cold, dark winter, you’re ready to hit the ground running. Channel this energy into remodeling, and the results are sure to be fantastic.

Get on the List

If you’re thinking about remodeling in Harrisburg this spring, there’s a good chance you’re not the only one. Getting started now means you’ll get your project done sooner and be able to enjoy it for the summer.

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

Your York, Pa Custom Home Builder: C.C. Dietz

April 4th, 2014

Looking for a custom home builder in York, Pa.? Why not go with a contractor that is not only a home builder, but also a remodeling contractor that does everything from bathroom and kitchen remodeling to finished basements and home additions? At C.C. Dietz, we do both remodeling and full custom home building from start to finish, and we’ve been doing it for almost 100 years. We’ve got a lot of experience building and remodeling homes, which is one of the biggest advantages of working with us as your York custom home builder.

Another advantage of working with us is our commitment to communication. We’ll keep you informed from the start to finish of how the project is progressing, because we know how important it is to you to know the status of your future home. In the beginning stages we’ll discuss designs and a ballpark budget. Once the plans are concrete and approved you’ll get an exact cost and complete specifications. During construction, we’ll update you every step of the way so you know exactly what stage of construction we’re in. Communication is key to success, which is why we value it so highly.

York custom home builder

About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

Recouping Your Investment on Home Improvement Projects

March 24th, 2014

One of the biggest incentives for doing a home improvement project is the potential to recoup the costs of the project in terms of the value it adds to your home. For example, you’ll spend x amount to finish your basement, but a finished basement also adds “y” amount to your home’s value. While you won’t recoup the entire cost of a home improvement project, the value that a project adds to your home effectively decreases the cost of the project in the long run by adding these costs back into the value of your home.

With this in mind, many homeowners are looking to undergo home improvement projects that give them the most return on their investment. Interest.com recently released its top 10 home improvement projects in terms of the percentage of the cost one could expect to recoup at resale, using data from 2013. According to their findings, homeowners can expect to recoup the most from the following projects.

 

Project Cost Value Added to Home Percent Recouped
Replace entry door $1,137.00 $974.00 85.60%
Siding replacement (using fiber-cement) $13,083.00 $10,379.00 79.30%
Wooden deck (16×20 ft) $9,327.00 $7,213.00 77.30%
Replace garage door $1,496.00 $1,132.00 75.70%
Minor kitchen remodel (replace cabinet fronts, counter tops, appliances) $18,527.00 $13,977.00 75.40%
Replace windows $10,708.00 $7,582.00 73.30%
Renovate attic into bedroom $47,941.00 $34,916.00 72.90%
Finish basement $61,303.00 $43,095.00 70.30%
Add a two-story addition $152,470.00 $99,674.00 65.40%
Midrange bathroom remodel (replace fixtures and counter tops) $15,782.00 $10,295.00 65.20%

 

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

How to Prevent Mildew From Building Up in the Bathroom

March 21st, 2014

Mildew loves warm, humid, dark places, which is why it thrives in crevices in your bathroom. While it might not be possible to totally eliminate mildew from your bathroom, there are a few steps you can take to prevent it.

Keep Your Bathroom Dry and the Mildew Will Die

Try to keep the bathroom as dry as possible. Use the ventilation fan to draw steam out of the bathroom, and leave it on for a little while after you shower. Squeegee water off the shower walls to remove much of the water that supports mildew growth. Seal the grout in your tile to waterproof them, mildew loves the spaces in old worn out grout. Don’t leave bottles of shampoo sitting on the side of the tub, because they make great places for mildew to grow. Use a mildew-resistant shower curtain, though even these may eventually get mildew on them. Wash or replace them to reduce the amount of spores in the bathroom, and wash your bathroom rugs frequently for the same reason.

mildew bathroom

About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

Source

http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/bathrooms/bathroom-mold/

 

What Are Some Options For Your Kitchen Floor?

March 14th, 2014

Is your kitchen floor looking tired, old, or out of style? If you’re looking to replace your kitchen floor, you have plenty of options available. In this blog we’ll talk about a few of the more commonly used types of kitchen flooring, and their pros and cons.

Tile

Tile flooring is what many think of when they think of the typical kitchen floor. Ceramic tiles are a perennial favorite for kitchen flooring due to the wide variety of options they offer in terms of color, style, and size. They’re also very durable and relatively affordable, making them one of the most popular all around kitchen floors.

Natural Stone

Natural stone gives any kitchen an elegant yet unique look, due to the slight variations in each cut of stone. Harder stone is very durable, but softer stone may crack. Porous stone can also collect dirt, and will require sealing. Overall, natural stone isn’t cheap and may require maintenance, but it’s worth it for those who want the look.

Wood

Wood is a great kitchen floor for those going for a rustic or more homey look. Different cuts and types of wood offer lots of options for customization, and wood can be refinished to look as good as new once it starts showing its age. Wood floors are sensitive to spills and dents, but with maintenance you can keep it looking good. They are also relatively affordable.

Vinyl

The two biggest assets of vinyl floors are their ability to mimic lots of other flooring materials, and their low price point. They’re also easy to clean and repair, but won’t last very long compared to other materials.

Linoleum

Linoleum floors are made from linseed oil, resins, and wood flour, so they’re actually different than synthetic vinyl. Linoleum gives you a big palette in terms of colors and designs, and it’s also affordable and low maintenance. However, it can fade over time, and may require waxing and polishing.

 

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

 

Source

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1549073/list/Kitchen-Flooring-101–Find-Your-Material-Match

Custom Home Builder in Lancaster Pennsylvania

March 7th, 2014

If you’re looking to buy a home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you may also be considering building your own home. Building a custom home with the right builder can be an extremely rewarding and fulfilling project. Instead of trying to search for a home that fits you, you can build your own home that fits you to a T.

C.C. Dietz has been building custom homes in Lancaster as well as York and Harrisburg for almost a century now, which means we have the experience to give you the custom home you always wanted. We’ll guide you through every step of the process and use your input to design the perfect home for you and your family. If you’re shopping for a home in Lancaster and can’t find what you’re looking for, consider a custom home, and consider C.C. Dietz.

 

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

Home Additions in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

February 28th, 2014

Home additions are a great way to add space, value, and comfort to your home. Now that warm weather’s on the way (it will be here before you know it!), you can start thinking about that home addition in Lancaster you’ve been wanting. Maybe you want a garage to protect your cars from the elements and add storage space for tools. Or maybe a spare bedroom for guests, or for more room for a new member of the family. Or maybe you’re interested in a sunroom or screened-in porch to enjoy to summer sun and weather. We can help plan and design any home addition you have in mind, with a build quality and attention to detail that will deliver on your expectations. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of a home addition.

What can a home addition do for your home?

Space

First, most home additions add square footage to your home. Bedrooms, dens, and home offices all add square footage and much needed space. The only exception to the square footage rule and spaces that aren’t heated and cooled, such as garages.

Value

More square footage means more value for your home. Additions are investments that help pay for themselves by increasing your home’s value.

Comfort

If you have a growing family and a smaller home, things can get cramped quickly. Additions give your home more space to work with and can really open things up.

 

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

Home Remodeling in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

February 21st, 2014

With spring only a month away (if you can believe that), warmer weather is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about those remodeling projects you’ve been considering for your Harrisburg home. Here at C.C. Dietz we’ve been doing home remodeling in the area for a long time and our process, which has remained the same throughout the years, is still just as successful as it was when we started out. Here’s how we approach each individual remodeling project.

The C.C. Dietz Remodeling Process

Once you contact C.C. Dietz, we schedule an in-home meeting.

  • We discuss your project, its timetable, and your budget.
  • Our designers draft plans, and we present them to you.
  • After you’re satisfied with the plans, we’ll be able to present you with a price, then the project begins.
  • Throughout the project, you receive timely updates.
  • The project is completed, and you enjoy your newly remodeled room, spacious addition, or custom-built home!

 

Talk to us today about how we can help you with your home remodeling project in Harrisburg!

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About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.

Kitchen Renovations in York, Pennsylvania

February 14th, 2014

One very common kitchen renovation that can really do a lot for your kitchen is the addition of an island. In this blog, we’ll talk about the benefits of adding an island in your kitchen.

Kitchen Renovations in York, Pennsylvania: Islands

Counter Space

For kitchens that don’t have a lot of countertop to work with, islands make up for the lack of space by putting it right in the middle of the room. With a kitchen island, cooking no longer has to be a cramped, crowded affair. Who knows, maybe the additional space will allow you to cook some new dishes?

Storage Space

Below the counter, kitchen islands give you tons of additional storage space, which is great if the storage you currently have is lacking. You can store everything from dishes to cooking appliances to food in a kitchen island.

Additional Sink

Kitchen islands can be outfitted with plumbing and an additional sink to give you even more cooking options. Great for the chef who likes to prepare big meals.

A Place to Entertain

When you have guests, a kitchen island serves as a great place to entertain before everyone sits down for dinner. Put a few appetizers on the counter and gather round for some pre-dinner conversation.

 

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If you’re ready to remodel, C.C. Dietz is ready to help! We’ll meet and discuss the project, create a design for your approval, and then begin construction. In no time you’ll have a brand new room to enjoy and you’ll reclaim valuable interior space. Whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, basement, or addition, nothing is a problem for C.C. Dietz!

If you have any questions about Kitchen Renovations in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us onFacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.