Gulfport Home Remodeling Blog

Independent Living Home Modifications

Helping elderly and disabled live safely and independently at home

Home modifications for elderly/seniors and people with disabilities is first of all our specialty but more importantly, it’s about your safety, dignity, and independence. It is officially dubbed “aging in place remodeling” but you may or may not be familiar with that term depending on the stage you are at in your quest to have the needed modifications made to your home. The first item listed above stating it’s about…

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Custom Tile and Shower for Your Bathroom

Custom shower with custom tile

One of the ultimate luxury experiences you can provide for yourself is a custom shower with every amenity you could ever dream of; and some you may not know you could dream of. Another advantage to this investment in your well being is you get to enjoy the experience every time you take a shower. However, having a custom shower designed and created is not without challenges and the need…

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What to Expect When Doing a Kitchen Remodel

Custom remodeled kitchen project

When you’re ready to turn your dream kitchen into reality, what should you expect? What does that process look like? Admittedly, we can’t answer for every kitchen remodeling contractor but we can help you understand what you should be able to expect—how the process works with our company. Let’s also clarify we’re approaching this topic from the perspective that you are seeking a quality custom kitchen remodel because dream kitchens…

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Accessible Kitchen Design and Remodeling

Accessible kitchen design and remodeling for independent living

Designing a kitchen so homeowners can live independently at home requires one principle that stands highly above all the vast design choices that will easily make your head swim when trying to create your kitchen. That is, it must accommodate the homeowner the kitchen is being designed and remodeled for. Everyone’s needs are different. We could maybe blow our horn at this point since N. Huckins Construction is all about…

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What is Aging in Place Remodeling?

This accessible shower stall showcases custom tile work as well as barrier free design

What exactly is aging in place (or accessibility) remodeling? The terms are well enough known in the construction and remodeling industry, but many homeowners wouldn’t know these terms until they try to find the service and happen to stumble on them while looking with more homeowner friendly terms. Those terms serve to answer the question too. Here are some search terms you might use when trying to find aging in…

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FAQ’s About N Huckins Construction

Common Questions about N Huckins Construction As N Huckins Construction continues to grow, we continue to meet new potential clients almost daily. This is all possible from referrals from happy customers and people that have found us on the web. With each new person there always seems to be the same similar questions asked about our company and what we do.  Being our goal is to educate our customers about…

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Why Does My Shower Smell?

Why does my tiled shower/tub smell? My shower smells like a sewer, why? There are two common reasons that you could be smelling sewer gas. Reason one that the shower or sink have not been used in a while and the water in the P trap has evaporated allowing the gases are escaping the plumbing.Second would be that there is no p trap installed at all and there for nothing…

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Ever Thought About a Steam Shower?

Looking to remodel your bathroom? How about a Steam Shower. What is it? Steam showers provided a wonderful spa like experience. A steam shower consists of a steam generation unit that can be placed somewhere inside the bathroom or in the attic. Steam is then pumped in to your shower thru a carefully placed outlet. With many of these outlets you can place some of your favorite aroma therapy oil…

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Getting Started On Your Bathroom Remodeling

Remodeling a bathroom can be a very exciting, though often stressful, process. If you take the time to plan your remodel ahead of time, it allows for greater communication between you and the remodeler of your choosing. The more info that you can provide for them the better they can get a handle on what you want and need. More so having a firm idea of what you want will help to them…

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Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Prices

As a courtesy to anyone considering a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, we have listed some pricing info below. Use this price list as guide to start your project planning. No two projects are the same and therefore cannot be set to any one category. Call or Email N Huckins Construction today, we would be excited to discuss, plan, and make your remodeling project a…

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2013 Cost vs. Value Report

For the first time in six years, the overall average cost-value ratio has improved, reaching 60.6%. This is 2.9 points better than the 2011–12 number, which hit a low of 57.7% (the lowest point since at least 2001), and is more than a half-point better than the 60.0% ratio from two years ago. Cost-recouped percentages were up for all 35 projects in the survey, a complete turnaround from the 2011–12…

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Housing Starts Exceeded Expectations in December

Builder Magazine

Housing starts reached an annual rate of 954,000 last month, jumping 12.1% from November and up 36.9% from December 2011. “Weather played a role,” wrote Patrick Newport, U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, in a release discussing the numbers. “December 2012 was the 10th warmest December on record for the lower 48 states, dating back to 1895. With demand picking up and inventories of new homes at near record lows,…

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Buying a Home Is 45% Cheaper than Renting

Buying A Home Is 45% Cheaper than Renting

The most important housing decision that most consumers face is whether to rent or to buy. So to help them with this decision, we took a look at the key market factors affecting the cost of homeownership.  First off, asking home prices have started to rebound and have risen by 2.3% year over year in August (3.8% excluding foreclosures); however, rents have risen more (4.7%). This means that prices are…

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