Office cubicle became very popular back in the 1990's, but were slowly phased out over the past 20 years. Thanks to covid-19 though, the office cubicle is making a big comeback. Companies and governmental agencies alike are now retrofitting their office space with cubicles in an effort to maintain social distancing.
The idea behind removing the cubicles back in the early 2000's was to promote office space comradery where office staff would work together more as a team because of their proximity to one another. We are now witnessing a reversal in the thought process. Proximity in office space is no longer a good thing if we want to make sure that employees maintain social distancing from their co-workers. It is safe to say that office partitions will become the new norm.
Why Choose Interlocking Pavers
Interlocking pavers add beauty and style to any outdoor setting, be it a backyard, a restaurant outdoor seating area, or an office or home driveway. Interlocking pavers come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and shapes and they interlock together to create a mosaic floor that is both pleasing to the eye and durable to last you many years to come.
Many hardscape projects benefit from incorporating pavers because of their stunning beauty and ability to blend with other segments of the design. Among the most common uses of pavers are:
Proper paver installation requires several steps, highlighted below:
A kitchen remodel can set you back a pretty penny so you must prepare well for it. First and foremost you need to decide what your budget is and stick to that budget. I cannot tell you how many clients I came across that wanted to have a 'simple' kitchen remodel, ended up upgrading everything, including the kitchen sink (pun intended). Once you've determined what it is exactly you want out of your kitchen remodel, start your hunt for reputable and LICENSED contractors. There are plenty of horror stories of kitchen remolding jobs gone awry, from gas leaks to plumbing issues, and everything in between. Hiring a licensed contractor basically guarantees that the job will be done correctly and that if any issues arise, the contractor will be back to fix it.
Once your scope of work is defined, and you know all your requirements (type of countertop, sizes, cabinets types, flooring requirements, etc.), it's always healthy to get two to three quotations before you select your contractor. Make sure to read reviews about your contractor before signing up with them!
Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure that the price and scope of work are very well defined. The California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) forces licensed contractors to include certain minimum requirements on their home improvement contracts, make sure yours includes the same. The main ones are:
One item often forgotten by clients is to ask for flooring / wall tile and countertops to be sealed as part of the contract. Make sure your contract includes for that. Otherwise your contractor will have to charge you for it beyond what the home remodeling contract price is.
Hardwood flooring is a much sought after flooring in both residential and commercial renovations because of it's beauty, warmth and durability. The price range to install hardwood flooring is from $6 to $20+, depending on the type of hardwood you select. Other factors play into the price, such as the size and shape of the floor, underlayment material, and method of installation.
Hardwood flooring comes in two main types, solid wood and engineered wood. Solid wood is exactly as it sounds, the entire thickness of the wood plan is made of a single solid piece of wood. Engineered wood on the other had is made of a solid wood top layer sitting on top of layers of solid wood and plywood.
Engineered Hardwood from oak, teak or cherry is a popular type of flooring here in Southern California, with an average cost of installation of $14 per square foot. The advantages of engineered hardwood are: