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Money-Saving Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Aug 8, 2017 2:23:00 PM

If you feel like you want to throw something every time you open you energy bill, we feel your pain. Keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer can be expensive! The following tips are meant to help you consume less energy so you can shave some money off your energy bills this summer.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Jul 18, 2017 10:03:00 AM

Professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance involves much more than simply changing filters and testing thermostats. When done right, an HVAC technician will go through an in-depth safety and efficiency checklist to help ensure longevity, efficiency, and safety of your heating and cooling equipment. Regular maintenance involves cleaning and lubricating various moving parts and performing a series of energy and safety tests.

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Topics: Ames Heating and Cooling

Keep Your Custom Cabinetry Costs Down with These Tips

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Feb 19, 2016 1:50:22 PM

Have you decided to install custom cabinetry in your home? One of the most popular places to install cabinetry is in the kitchen. When designing and installing custom cabinets for your kitchen, there are certain things that can jack up the final price. Just by knowing some tricks of the trade, you can save time and avoid many unwanted costs throughout your home improvement project.

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Topics: custom cabinetry, cabinetry

Choosing Your Custom Cabinet Door Style and Finish

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Dec 29, 2015 1:28:00 PM

If you’re considering custom cabinetry for your home, a very important part of the selection process is choosing the door. The door is the face of your cabinet; it's what people will see the majority of the time. You can choose from a large variety of cabinet door styles, from rustic to modern, to complement the look and feel of your space.

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Topics: custom cabinetry, cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry in Ames

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Nov 30, 2015 3:26:59 PM

If you want to adorn your kitchen or bathroom with beautiful new cabinets, you’ve come to the right place. Cyclone Contracting now installs custom cabinetry! If you know very little or nothing at all about different types of cabinetry or what you should look for when you begin searching for the perfect cabinets for your space, this is a great place to start. In this post, we’ll answer the following questions:

  • What are the differences between custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry?
  • What kinds of wood are used to build cabinets?
  • What's the best joinery method for cabinets?


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Topics: custom cabinetry, cabinetry

Quartz vs. Granite: Which Type of Countertop is Right for You?

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Nov 11, 2015 10:50:32 AM

The comparitive quality of these two materials has been the subject of debate for a long time. Some arguments are based on personal preference, while others are based on each material’s composition and level of performance. Let’s weigh several different factors and see which material is really better.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

How to Avoid Hidden Costs in Your Next Home Remodel

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Oct 7, 2015 3:52:00 PM

Remodeling your kitchen, basement, bathroom, or any other part of your home can be overwhelming, and trying to nail down the true cost of the project can be tricky. To avoid hidden costs that often surface throughout a home remodeling project, we have some sound advice for you to keep in mind as you work with a remodeling company.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, home remodel

The Dos and Donts of Color

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Sep 11, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Do you want to add a little flair to your kitchen or bathroom? An inexpensive way to give your room a fresh new look and feel is to give it a new coat of paint and add some color! But before you run off to the paint store, we have some tips for you.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

Preparing for Your Ames Home Remodel

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Aug 13, 2015 10:45:00 AM

Before you begin a home remodeling project, we want you to be as prepared as possible so you know what to expect and aren’t thrown for a loop. Something many homeowners don’t think about when coming up with a design for their home remodel is outlet placement. While it may not seem like a big deal, it’s actually a very important aspect to consider BEFORE you get too far into your project. Here’s why…

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, kitchen remodeling, cyclone home remodeling, home remodel

What You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Cabinets

Posted by Nick Hulstrom on Jul 14, 2015 4:22:16 PM

Do you want to update your kitchen? Add some class? Give it a fresh, new look and feel? Whether you wish to remodel your entire kitchen or only replace your old cabinetry, there are several important factors you should consider first. Buying new cabinets is a large investment, perhaps one of the biggest you’ll make in your kitchen. By making informed decisions, you’ll get more value for your money and a better ROI if you choose to sell your house in the future.

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Topics: home remodeling, Ames Remodeling, kitchen remodeling, home remodel, custom cabinetry, cabinetry

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