There are many positives to building your own home. For most people, buying or building a home will be the biggest decision they ever make and probably one of the most important. You want to be sure that the money you are spending on home is a good investment and is something that fits your needs.
There are many factors that go into building and buying your home, property taxes, location, price, HOA fees, market trends, etc. When building a house, rather than buying most of these can be by what you prefer. That is one main advantage to building versus buying; customization. When you are building your own home you have the ability to design the house for your specific needs. Want a three-car garage? Want a master bed that has a large on suite? All these different features can be customizable when building your own home.
Also, there could be many benefits to the environment by building your own home. Now a days there are many options that you can choose to are not only good for the environment but will help your pocket book out in the long run by working more efficient. For example, green appliances, more efficient toilets, and electrical fixtures to start. As well, when building a home rather than buying you can make sure that everything the house is made of is up to code and ok for your health. For example, no asbestos, lead paint, mold, etc.
Overall, there are many pros to building your own home versus buying. You can always make sure you talk to your contractor up front as well about any cost savings you can get along the way.
Are you contemplating what kind of roof to install on your building? Read all the advantages below to putting in a metal roof and how it will help your commercial or residential look. (more…)
Ever feel like you live in the perfect location with the perfect neighbors, but wish your house was bigger? Adding on to your home can not only be beneficial but can be fun and help to improve the overall value of your house!
One major benefit to adding square footage to your house is the resale value. Someday, you may decide to sell your house and one main factor when buyers are looking for a home is square footage. When deciding how to add on to your house, you can look at recent market trends to find out what is popular. Maybe the current trend will be beneficial to you now and could also be beneficial for a potential buyer down the road (Benefits, 14).
What’s one of the most important spaces to a potential homebuyer? The kitchen. 43% of people remodel a kitchen because “they could no longer stand the old kitchen.” The main reason people must wait to remodel their kitchen is due to financial reasons. 40% of people wish they could remodel their kitchens once they buy their home but must wait until they are financially ready (2017 Houzz study). Due to the high financial cost of a remodel, how do homeowners know if the remodel will really add value to their house? (more…)
This months featured project a renovation project we are doing in Ottawa, OH.
It consists of demolished kitchen, and interior restroom to open up a view from the kitchen to the great room. Also, added an addition on the rear of the house for a new restroom and laundry room.
Whether you’re bored with your home or want to increase its value with home improvements, remodeling can not only renew your nest interest, it can also make every one of your rooms more functional. Remodeling a home can be over-whelming but here at Kuhlman Builders we are here to walk you through all aspects of your project. We take pride in transforming out-dated homes into our clients dream homes. If your just looking to modernize your kitchen, update your bathrooms, or do a complete remodel, Kuhlman Builders Inc. has you covered!
Many homeowners think their kitchen is outdated from the looks of their worn cabinets, dated appliances and crackled countertop. What they may not realize is that there are many other reasons, more important than cosmetic, why a kitchen needs to be remodeled. (more…)
Kuhlman Builders Inc. has been an authorized dealer/contractor of the Duro-Last Roofing System since 1992, and have installed many low slope roofs in and around the surrounding area. With their age and some are out of warranty, we needed to find a cost effective solution for our customers other than wasting money removing and replacing these roofs.
We are proud to introduce the Gaco roofing system. We researched and went through training and found that this product is what we needed to use. It is a silicone based material that can be spray applicated or rolled.at a thickness of .22 mils. It comes with 10 yr. warranty.
This is a very cost effective way to re-roof your building and avoid costly tear off and replacement. For example a 5000 square foot building would cost around $2.50 – $3.00 a Square foot to coat with the Gaco system, while with the removal of the roof, dump fees and new roof you could pay over $9.00 a square foot.
Also with the Gaco System, when the 10 year warranty come due you simply clean it and add another .22 mils to extend the warranty another 10 yrs.
We are still a dealer contractor for the Duro-Last System as not all of the roofs will qualify for the Gaco System. For whatever your roofing needs require we should be able to cover it.
The Axhandle job was renovated from a car repair shop to a Gastro Pub (Kraft Beers) and restaurant. It features 2 beautiful wood stair cases to access the upper floors for dining rooms. It was a total renovation from the basement up the floor joist had to be installed over the basement with structural steel supports, added 2 restrooms on the first floor and 2 on the 2nd floor as well.
We removed the old carriage platform to install south stairs, we kept the old steel wheel with the ropes attached that used to lift the platform from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor.
We poured 2 new concrete floors in the building consisting of 053 SF in the south dining room and 2210 SF in the new kitchen and market area. The kitchen area provides all the kitchen equipment exhaust hood walk in coolers mechanical room in the rear. The market area will provide customers a cold cut meat counter to buy small grocery supply’s. And also be able to sit down and have a small meal in that area, and enjoy the open ceiling atmosphere with a metal ceiling and exposed trusses.
Exterior has a new standing seam roof over the kitchen and market area. I don’t have finished pictures of exterior I will go there this morning and send to you.
This fire station was converted from an old factory. The building sat idle for years until the township. trustees found grant money to renovate. This project was an extensive demolition job interior and exterior as well. We removed a great amount of existing concrete floors for plumbing trenches, foundations for the new masonry walls, and truck bays with trench drains.
We cut out the front masonry for 3 overhead doors for the fire truck bays, and added one overhead door to the rear of the building for the township. road trucks. Poured a new concrete drive out front. We filled in some of the old overhead doors with new siding. Painted the entire exterior of the building. We also removed an old office building to make way for the new concrete parking lot.
Interior consisted of new masonry walls to house the fire station, township trustees a large meeting room. We added structural steel for 2 mezzanines which a large portion of that for a 2nd floor Meeting room and relaxing area for the firemen. The other mezzanine was for mechanical and storage area.
As well as offices below for the township. secretary the fire chief township trustees and 2 restrooms. We added a beautiful kitchen area to provide for community gatherings at the large meeting room.