Hiring Professionals for your New Flooring Installation

When it’s time for home improvement, costs can be intimidating. Some people try to cut down on costs by doing things themselves. The problem is, not everything is DIY material. Painting, while it may look better when done by a professional, can be done yourself. Replacing a sink could even be done yourself if you can find the know-how you need online. Flooring installation, however, should be handled by a professional. Here’s why:

Safety Concerns

When replacing flooring, there are a number of safety concerns that people don’t often realize exist. Tearing out old flooring means encountering splinters, old nails, staples, and a variety of other things. These can all cut you and leave you with a nasty infection. The last thing you want is your DIY flooring project getting stopped midway through because you have to go get stitches.

Complex Installation

Not only are there safety concerns, installing flooring isn’t as easy as you may believe. There are a large number of small slip-ups you can make that will ruin all of your progress. From damaging the subfloor to badly cut boards, being inexperienced has its downfalls. Therefore, you should leave flooring installation to professionals who have been at it for 15 years and counting

Manual Labor

While complexity and safety may not concern you, what you should also heavily consider is the manual labor. There’s a reason professionals charge what they do for installations like this. The work is hard and dirty. While many people gain joy from hard, manual labor, you should consider if it’s worth it to you personally. Would you rather appreciate the finished product without the backbreaking effort? If so, you know what to do.

Hiring Professionals

When you hire professionals, you secure a number of benefits. Not only do you guarantee your own safety, you guarantee a job well done. Plus, when there’s a whole team working on your floors, the job gets done much faster. Working by yourself can be a slow process and leave your home without proper flooring for days or weeks. When you have a team laying down flooring, it gets done efficiently, as fast as it can be done while still remaining top of the line quality.

Choosing Premier Group

When it’s time to choose a company you trust with your home, give us a call at Premier Group Contractors. We have over a decade in the industry building lasting value right into the homes of our clients. We want to provide you with excellent service that you won’t regret fitting into your budget. When our team of contractors has finished with your floors, we want you to be confident that you made the right choice letting this project fall into professional hands.

Why Electrical Work Should Never be DIY

Home improvement seems to awaken the craftsmanship in people. It seems like a great opportunity to get out of the routine of things and be creative. Sure, it feels great to put hard work into something and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. However, what doesn’t feel good is failing to do something properly and then having to undo it all or have it fixed by someone else. One thing that should never be done yourself is electrical work. Here’s why you should leave electrical work to the professionals:

Complex Work

Electrical work is much more complex than people give it credit for. It may seem like simply running some wires from one room to the next, but there’s an art to it. There’s a reason why you have to go to school to be a professional electrician. There are a lot of building electrical codes and guidelines that must be followed.

With new advancements in technology, it’s more important than ever that you have up to date knowledge of codes, safety standards, and how different electrical systems function. Professional electrical contractors know these things and should have the work entrusted to them.

Dangerous Mistakes

When you begin messing with the electrical in your home, you are risking a lot. Electrical wiring is a dangerous thing to go rearranging when you don’t have the experience and knowledge to go along with it. One slip of the hand could leave you in the hospital. One wrongly placed wire could leave your house burned to the ground shortly down the line.

Electricians know exactly what to watch for when handling wiring and electrical engineering. While you may think turning off the electricity is enough to guarantee your safety, a professional knows there’s more to it. What happens after you’re done is just as important as your safety during the rewiring endeavor.

Professional Insight

Also worth considering is that rewiring a house is not a simple task. While the concept seems straightforward, there’s more to it than that. Planning ahead to ensure certain outlets are attached to certain circuits can be tricky. Extending certain wires may be necessary if you’re doing something like taking down a wall in your home. There’s a reason why it’s called electrical engineering. It takes quite a bit of critical thinking and skill in the area.

Hire Premier Group

When you’re ready to work on the electrical in your home, Premier Group Contractors is the company for you. We can do whatever update or remodel you have planned from the very beginning, if it suits you. Our team is made up of contractors experienced in a number of different things. No matter what you have planned, we’re sure to have someone for the job.

Give us a call if you have questions about our services. We even offer free quotes so that our potential clients know exactly what they’re dealing with before committing.

Get Your House Painted During Summer

With summer already upon us, it’s time to take up home projects again. Whether that’s DIY or hiring help, this is the best time of year to do it. After all, what better time to get busy fixing things up than when it’s sunny and beautiful out? Here are some reasons you shouldn’t let summer pass you by before getting your home renovations done – specifically, getting your house painted.

Why Summer?

Getting your house painted during summer is the smart choice for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • With the sun out, it’s the perfect time of the year for outdoor painting. Workers won’t have to work in the cold, your fresh paint won’t be ruined by rain, and it will dry faster than any other season.
  • Indoor painting is better this time of year too. Without rain harassing you, you can open doors and windows and let the air flow through the house. This keeps you and your family from breathing in paint fumes and helps the paint dry faster.
  • Doing manual work in summer is ideal. Because the days are longer, you can get more work done without feeling like your entire day has vanished before your eyes. Trying to work in winter can leave one feeling like the day has passed them by entirely, even after only a few hours.
  • With summer being the popular choice for home projects, there’s an atmosphere of creativity in the air. Go online and find great ideas for trendy color palettes, unique DIY ideas, and other fun tips. You can even make a day of it with friends or family who are also doing updates this summer. If you all work together, you can get the job done faster. Good company will also keep things from dragging on too much.

Why Hire Professionals?

While painting by yourself or with friends may be cheaper, it’s also a lot of hard labor. Plus, not everyone is young or able-bodied. To save yourself the time and physical demand, we suggest you hire professionals. Not only is it easier on you body and your wallet, it also guarantees a better job. Hiring someone who’s painted houses both inside and outside for many years almost always guarantees a quality paint job. After all, practice makes perfect and professional painters get a whole lot of practice.

Why Us?

The question follows: Why should you choose Premier Group Contractors to be the ones who do the job? Easy; we have 15 years of experience in the business and we do the job right. Your home is where all of your most important memories will take place. Let us restore it with beautiful colors and make those memories bright ones. Contact us if you have questions and we’ll be happy to help.

Give Yourself the Bathroom Remodel You Deserve

After a number of years dealing with the same old bathroom, you may find little things begin to become insufferable. At Premier Group, we completely understand the need for a little upgrade. Say goodbye to all of the flaws you’ve found in your bathroom and say hello to a bathroom remodel.

Ask Us About New Trends

At Premier Group Contractors, we do house remodels all the time. It’s where a large portion of our business lies. Because of that, we see a lot of different design preferences and a lot of different styles. We know what’s trending because we’re the ones bringing trends to life.

If you like staying on top of trends or want to ensure the resale value of your home, ask us about the latest interior design trends. We’ll be able to tell you what’s been popular lately. The most important thing, however, is that you do what’s right for you. After all, you’re the one who’s going to be living with your choice of style so you’re opinion is what matters most.

Match Your Style

Once you’ve gotten some insight into what’s trending(or even if you haven’t), It’s time to decide how it fits with your style. Everyone has their own unique style. Even if you tend to go with what’s popular, you’ve certainly got your own sense of individuality you lend each design choice you make.

Let us know what you like and don’t like and we’ll work together with you to come up with a bathroom that’s just right. By the time we’re done, you should be able to walk into your new bathroom and feel like you belong there. With none of the bothersome traits your old bathroom was harboring, you should feel confident with the improvements.

Hire Professionals

Many folks are tempted nowadays to do DIY work in their homes. While DIY work isn’t inherently bad, some things are best left to professionals. Remodeling is definitely one of them. The risks of damage to your or your home are much higher than if someone with experience is handling the job. Remodeling a bathroom takes a lot of different knowledge. From plumbing to handling electric wiring, there’s a lot you risk doing wrong if you’re not in familiar territory.

Getting the Job Done Right

When you hire Premier, you aren’t risking any of these things. With 15 years of experience under our belts, we know how to get the job done right. Our professionals will be efficient, friendly, and give you exactly what you’ve hired them for.

Not only will you get the bathroom of your dreams, it will be ready to use with no mess left behind. We pride ourselves in doing things right and will leave you feeling satisfied with our work.

Click here to get a free quote on your desired remodeling project. Contact us if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to help you out.

Make Your Dream Home a Reality with Our Design Consultation

For so many of us, we’ve had an idea of our dream house from the time we were young. As we get older and become independent, those dreams begin to grow into something more tangible. If you’ve reached a point in your life where you’re ready to take the leap to buy a house, don’t settle. Instead, reach for the dream house you’ve always wanted. Premier Group Contractors has a design consultation team that can bring your dreams to life.

Starting from Something

Our design consultation team is here to review existing ideas and help make them more concrete. This means starting from something rather than nothing. If you have a pretty specific idea of the layout you’re looking for and you don’t want to compromise that, it would be best to find a house first that functions as a good starting point. That’s because having an existing structure with a similar shape to part of your end design will save time and money.

Next, you need to get down your design expectations on paper. Even if you’re not knowledgeable about drawing home designs, you can doodle something helpful. Sketching out the general locations you want your rooms, doors, and windows to be is a great help. It gives us an idea of what you’re looking for and functions as a jumping off point.

Design Consultation

When we can see what you’re looking to do with the house design, we can make it professional. A sketch can be turned into a functional design plan. That plan can be put into action by renovators.

While helping you to make your design official, we’ll let you know what won’t be possible or what might have better alternatives. Sometimes a small change in design can save you considerable amounts of money. Because of that, we’ll be sure to let you know if there are any adjustments you could benefit from. We’re here to give you the best design for your money – something that’s easy to bring to life.


When we’re done finalizing the design itself, there’s more still to be done. To make the process of renovation easier on you and your renovators, we offer to help plan. We’ll start with a progress chart.

Creating a progress chart means making a step by step list of things that need to be done. That’s because having all of the renovation steps listed out in order will make renovating easy. Without the headache of having to plan the process themselves, renovators can focus on putting plans into action.

Not only will we create a progress chart, we can also make a materials list. This makes preparing for the project a breeze. With everything you need to complete the project written down in a comprehensive list, you won’t need to make trip after trip to the store, picking up things you missed.

Premier Group Contractors is here to see you succeed. Contact us today if you want to see the house of your dreams be brought to life.

What is Crown Molding and Who Should Get It?

Not everyone knows the ins and outs of interior design. The average person overlooks things here and there. However, if you’re planning on designing or remodeling your home interior, some things are worth learning about. If you don’t know what crown molding is, we’re here to help.

What is It?

Most people are familiar with baseboards. These are the strips of wood along where the wall and floor meet. They cover the seam at the edge of your flooring and make a room look more finished. Baseboards are a type of molding.

Crown molding, you might have guessed by now, are baseboards for your ceiling, in simple terms. The molding goes against the wall where the wall meets the ceiling.


What function does crown molding serve? It depends on how your house is built. For some, there is no real functionality. If you have walls and ceilings made of painted drywall, the most the molding does, functionally, is cover your paint. It makes it unnecessary to get a perfect edge to the paint on your wall.

There are homes where crown molding has more functionality, however. If your ceiling or walls are made with panels or wooden boards, these strips covers the end seams. It’s also great for homes with wallpaper as it covers the edges and helps keep it from peeling.


Even in homes where crown molding doesn’t serve a functional purpose, it looks great. These strips of wood can be cut into detailed carvings or simple, curved shapes. No matter what your aesthetic, you can find a crown molding that fits.

Crown molding is, most commonly, painted white. White baseboards and crown molding at the top and bottom of colored walls is a beautiful contrast. The white frames in your walls and ties things together wonderfully. White isn’t the only option though. Consider the bold statement you could make with black molding. Black molding would function as a dark outline to your walls. With saturated paint colors, this could compliment styles from gothic to classic and from modern to retro. It’s all about what you pair it with.


This feature isn’t terribly hard to install, all things considered. The expertise comes in with regards to choosing a design that fits your interior. And, while putting the boards up isn’t very complicated, there’s also cutting them into the right shape and length. This goes a lot faster for a professional. Do you think crown molding would make a great addition to your current home or a nice feature in your next one? Premier Group Contractors would love to help. We’re experts at designing and implementing and will bring your ideas to life.

Tips For Remodeling When Selling Your Home

When selling a home you’ve had for a while, there are often a lot of things that should be updated. It can be really exciting having your home remodeled! Even if you won’t be living there much longer, the feeling of indulgence in having part of your home updated can leave you wanting to make it what you’ve always dreamed of. Unfortunately, what you’ve always dreamed of might not be what most people dream of.

Updating an old home or remodeling to make it flashier can come with some pitfalls and it’s important to know what you’re doing. Here are some things you should keep in mind when determining your remodeling needs!

Focus on Necessities First

Before you worry about design changes, the first thing you should do is ensure that everything in the house is functioning at its best. Hire a professional plumber and electrician to give the house a once over. The approval from professionals will aid in selling the house and make it more attractive to home-buyers.

If your windows are drafty or if your air system has a funny smell, put the money toward fixing them! It’s really the little things that add up and can cost you a buyer or get you low-price offers. A nice looking interior won’t make up for inconveniences that bring down quality of life.

Keep Colors Neutral

When picking the colors for both the interior and exterior of your house, it can be tempting to settle on your favorites. Be careful with that! If your favorites are saturated or unpopular, it might be an eyesore to potential buyers. It’s best to choose neutral colors that aren’t very saturated. The different low-saturation colors will give the house some color without hurting people’s eyes. Light colors also make rooms feel bigger and will maximize the perceived space being sold.

Light blues, tans, and browns are great, neutral choices for a home. The blue gives the impression of air-flow and water while browns feel warmer and offset the coldness of the blue.

Keep The Layout Open

When remodeling, work with your contractors to find out how you can open up tight spaces. No one likes feeling cramped in by unnecessary walls. Each main room should feel open and connected in a way that makes the house come together as one space.

Many houses built in the last century have small kitchens that are closed off from the living or dining room. Consult with your contractor about whether dividing walls can be removed for a more spacious area.

If your bathroom is cramped and doesn’t use its space efficiently, work with your contractor to determine if it can be rearranged to have more floor space. Bathrooms are such an integral part of a living space that it might even be worth expanding one into less important spaces that share the wall.

Uncommon Design Choices That Deserve More Attention

In the design world, there are a number of things considered rules of design. You might have heard a few of them. Maybe you’ve heard how you should always keep the ceiling white to make a room feel more open. For the same reason, people usually use light colors in small rooms. For every rule, however, there’s a contradicting design choice that can be done in just the right way that it works! Let’s see some of those unusual choices and why they work.

Black Paint

Black paint is the nightmare of interior designers everywhere. Not only is it dark and seen as a menace to spaciousness, it’s also hard to cover up once applied. But guess what – black paint has its place. In places like bedrooms, black paint can make a really breathtaking focus wall.

White paint might make things feel bigger, but the drawback is that you can see shadows on it. Painting the wall across from a door black will trick your perception into thinking the room is deeper. It also provides a great contrast to furniture colors and make any colors in the room stand out something wonderful.

Not only can black paint be used for focus walls, it can be used for accents like trim as well. Painting your trim or doors black will give your house a youthful and energetic appearance. This type of accent isn’t right for everyone, but some might find it’s just the eccentric touch they’re looking for.

Stair Storage

Using under the stairs for storage has always been popular, but our methods have evolved. Once upon a time, a closet was the standard. The downside to that is that it’s just too easy to shove everything into a closet and forget about it. Let’s not even think about trying to pull it all out and organize! A closet under the stairs is a magnet for junk.

Lucky for us, the tiny house movement has popularized alternatives to putting a closet under the stairs! If you haven’t heard of tiny homes, they’re homes that are usually around 30 square meters. A lot of them are on a trailer base and are really narrow. The size of these homes has made it important for their owners to utilize every space as efficiently as possible. That’s inspired a lot of great uses for the space under their stairs.

One such use is each stair having a small drawer in it. That’s one of the less convenient options, so for those of us with a bigger house, we wouldn’t want the hassle. However, turning the space under the stairs into a shelving unit or set of drawers is a fantastic use of space! It gives us a lot of storage space that, when divided up, makes it easier to organize. The size of your drawers and shelves is completely determined by what’s most convenient to you. And if you don’t feel like looking at shelving all the time, you can even have the shelves covered and turned into small cupboards.

What’s a Typical Day Like for a General Contracting Company?



You already know why you want to hire a general contractor. But what’s it like from the general contractor’s point of view? Here’s an insider view on what a work day is like for them:


Double-check permits are secured

This would’ve been taken care of long before work begins at the job site, but it’s better to be on the safe side and double-check anyway. After all, no work can be done without the proper permits in hand.


Discuss any last-minute changes with homeowner

Ideally, the renovation plans are final by this point. However, changes can happen and this is where the general contractor can discuss with the homeowner on how the new changes will impact the rest of the renovation project.


Inspect job site for safety hazards

If the project can proceed on schedule that day, the general contractor will do a safety check around the job site. This ranges from keeping all work paths clear of obstacles to designating a first aid station or person.


Post project schedule for everyone to refer to

It’s a quick but crucial task that keeps everyone on the same page about what needs to be done in the long run. The posted project schedule would be kept up-to-date with any new changes.


Confirm materials are sufficient and stored safely

Just like the permits, this would’ve been done before the start of the renovation work. It’s important to not only make sure there’s enough material ordered for the whole project, but also that they are stored in a safe location.


Set up renovation waste disposal system

It’s amazing how much waste is generated during renovation! A proper disposal system helps maintain an organized job site and clean-up afterwards.


Review work plans for the day with sub-trades

Although everyone can see the posted project schedule, checking in with them individually puts the work that needs to be done that day into sharp focus.


Oversee renovation work and find solutions to issues that come up

With the day’s work ahead of them, the general contractor and sub-trades will collaborate to stay on task throughout the day.


Ensure job site is tidy at the end of the day

After a hard day’s work, it’s time to clean up the job site. This is all to make sure debris are cleared off while tools and materials are locked up or removed off-site.


Summarize renovation progress to homeowner and notify of any changes to project scope

Before calling it a day, the general contractor may also have a quick chat with the homeowner about how the project is going and whether any issues that came up will alter the project scope.


Now you know – that’s how general contractors do what they do!

Don’t Fall Into These 6 House Remodeling Traps!



While the opportunity to remodel your home is definitely exciting, it pays to look before you jump. That’s because there are some expensive traps you don’t want to get caught in:


Stretching your budget to the limit

The future is unpredictable and the only way you can factor in what can go wrong is by setting aside a cushion to help you weather the storm. So when you come up with your budget, it’s vital that you leave room for a contingency fund.


Skipping detailed quotes from contractors

When it comes to big-ticket items like remodeling your home, there’s no such thing as too much information. You need as much information as you can get to make informed decisions that will net you the renovation results you want. So don’t be afraid to ask contractors to break down their quotes line by line.


Paving over existing architectural details

Remodeling a house doesn’t mean demolishing everything old to make way for the new. Take a step back to look at the existing architectural details of your home and point out the ones you find attractive. This approach helps you preserve some of the original charm of the house and its architectural style as you complement them with your personal touch.


Overlooking your day-to-day lifestyle

Whether it’s the appliances or construction materials you choose, make sure every decision is made with your day-to-day lifestyle in mind. Will this choice fit with how you like to live each day? If it does affect your daily habits, will it be a positive change?


Sticking with the same layout

Dare to be creative! Renovation is so much more than just updating everything – you can completely transform the layout if you want! If something about the old layout bugged you all the time, just design the problems away. Many of the most impressive interior design layouts are often conceptualized through this problem-solving method.


Prioritizing style over function

Appearance isn’t everything and that’s especially crucial to remember during remodeling projects. Placing a greater emphasis on function means you’ll get a design that’s actually practical. When you’ve gotten the practicalities in order, you can then move on to making them beautiful.


Once you’ve taken the time to find a way around these traps, you’re well on your way to a successful house remodeling!

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