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If you’re committed to starting and growing a home-based business, you need to make key changes to your home to accommodate it. Whether you need a dedicated workspace to focus on your work or storage space for inventory (or both), you might have a home remodeling project in your hands. Working with a professional contractor can be wise so you get the full benefit of skillful craftsmanship. As experts in...

When it comes to selling a home, first impressions matter. Your property’s curb appeal can make your sale quick and profitable, or slow and full of sacrifices. The nicer your home looks from the sidewalk, the more clicks you’ll get online, the better an impression you’ll make during tours, and the more likely you are to get competitive offers.    CMW General Contractors can help you make changes that will catch buyers’...

Renovating your home is really exciting as you can let your imagination run wild. A new deck? Hardwood flooring? A rose quartz bathtub with real gold faucets? Okay, maybe that last one is a bit extravagant, but you get the idea - it’s fun to fantasize about what your dream home could look like.   The only way to make your dreams come true is by taking initiative. At the end of...

Recently, Jimmy Stewart of CMW General Contractors was interviewed for an article in the San Antonio Express News. The article below comes to us courtesy of that publication, and was published by Lisa Harrison Rivas on May 3, 2020. The original article can be found here.   When is a barn not a barn? The answer is when it’s a barndominium.  Fans of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” will remember the episode in Season...

Swimming pools are wonderful, if you do some planning. Avoid a disaster before buying a swimming pool by learning a few simple tips. Considering buying a swimming pool for your Hill Country home or business? A pool can be very rewarding, but it makes sense to educate yourself before making a decision to invest. Look for companies that have the heart of a teacher…not a pushy salesman. Before you start wading through...

A remodeled bathroom can do a lot for your home and your financial position. It adds ROI (up to 70 percent) and makes your property more valuable (a lot of the value in your house is tied up in the bathroom and kitchen). But you need to budget carefully: The national average cost of remodeling a mid-sized bathroom is about $19,000. Homeowners with a plus-size bathroom may spend as much...

It's starting to get into "outdoor season" here in the Hill Country. We've officially put winter and the cold fronts in the rear-view mirror, and now it's time for sun, grilling and backyard parties. If you're planning to add a deck to your home, it may be time to investigate hiring a deck builder. Building a deck on your own is definitely doable, but even the home remodeling experts consider...

If you're like most of us, you’ve spent months (maybe years) planning for a your new Hill Country swimming pool. You know exactly where it will go and what shape it will take. Now comes the big question: Which Hill Country pool builder do you hire to turn your dream pool into reality? To help simplify the process, we’ve provided some quick tips for you to consider: DO YOUR RESEARCH A swimming...

While you're pobably not spending as much time outdoors in the winter due to our crazy South Texas weather, this is an excellent time to start planning for spring projects. If you're Texas Hill Country interested in adding an outdoor kitchen in the New Year, why not start the design process now? Ensure your designs look fresh by incorporating these Hill Country outdoor kitchen trends for 2019. Custom Designs As outdoor kitchens increase...

It seems like there's always some sort of construction going on in the Hill Country. If you’re at the point where you’ve definitely decided it’s time to start your Hill Country remodeling project this year or perhaps build a new custom home, congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward living in a space that’s uniquely yours. Now comes the challenging part: selecting the right Hill Country general contractor for the...