Tabor Design Build Blog

Lightning Safety Tips

April 14, 2014 John 0

Share 1. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are imminent. Lightning can travel 5-10 miles away from the thunderstorm and strike the ground with blue sky overhead. The storm doesn’t have to be overhead in order for you to be struck. 2. Move to a sturdy shelter or v …

Choosing a Wood Flooring Finish

March 25, 2014 John 0

Share When choosing the right type of finish for your wood floors, consider your lifestyle and maintenance preferences. All wood floors will require routine maintenance, such as sweeping or dust mopping, to keep them looking beautiful and new, but different wood flooring fini …

Prevent Gardening and Yard Work Injuries

March 18, 2014 John 0

Share Spring yard work should mean more than digging out your garden tools from the back of the shed and filling the gasoline tank. The same hedge clippers, weed trimmers, mulchers and tillers that make your yard beautiful can also cause permanent injury or death to operators …

Are Your Window Coverings Safe?

March 4, 2014 John 0

Share The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has identified window coverings with cords as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. To prevent tragic child strangulations, CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live …

Lightbulbs: What’s the Difference?

February 28, 2014 John 0

Share Traditional incandescent bulbs use a lot of energy to produce light. Ninety percent of the energy is given off as heat. That lost energy is money we’re throwing away. Newer energy-saving lightbulbs provide the choices in colors and light levels you’ve come t …

Issues to Consider When You Remodel

February 17, 2014 John 0

Share Remodeling your home enables you to personalize it for the way your family lives. Whether you’re adding or reconfiguring space, it’s important to minimize the stress you might encounter during the project’s various stages. The best way to do that is by …

Winter, Your Car and You

February 10, 2014 John 0

Share Driving in the winter means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you an …

Winter Weather Alert: Generators

January 31, 2014 John 0

Share Winter weather and extreme cold have been crossing the United States. If you lose power, keep portable generators outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors.  When dealing with severe winter weather and power outages, some people take unnecessary risks. Don& …

Fireplace Safety for Your Home

January 7, 2014 John 0

Share Here are some fireplace safety tips to help protect your family and home. • Get your fireplace inspected every year by a professional. • Don’t leave anything that will burn near the hearth. • Never use flammable liquids to start a fire. • Use properly air- …

Adding Insulation to Your Home

December 31, 2013 John 0

Share Insulation Tips: •Consider factors such as your climate, home design and budget when selecting insulation for your home. •Use higher R-value insulation, such as spray foam, on exterior walls and in cathedral ceilings to get more insulation with less thickness. •In …

Confused About Home Insulation?

December 26, 2013 John 0

Share Insulation is made from a variety of materials, and it usually comes in four types: rolls and batts, loose-fill, rigid foam, and foam-in-place. Rolls and batts — or blankets — are flexible products made from mineral fibers, such as fiberglass and rock wool. …

Four Common Carpet Myths Debunked

December 18, 2013 John 0

Share   Carpet has been the most popular floor covering in America for decades for good reason – carpets feel soft, reduce noise and insulate rooms. But some common misconceptions deter people from buying carpets. Before purchasing flooring, consider the following …

Preventing Frozen Pipes

December 2, 2013 John 0

Share In the United States, frozen pipes cause a huge amount of damage each year; unlike natural disasters, this disaster is largely preventable. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself the mess, money and aggravation frozen pipes cause. Your Best Bet: …

Family and Food Safety First This Thanksgiving

November 25, 2013 John 0

Share Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses.  The National Turkey Federation and Partnership for Food Safety Education remind all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow …

Fire Safety in the Home

November 15, 2013 John 0

Share More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels. Heating fires account for 36 percent of …

American Flag Etiquette for Veterans Day

November 9, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share As we prepare to celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans on Nov. 11, we think it is an appropriate time to post this blog on flag etiquette. Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is gen …

Lighting Tips for Your Home

October 31, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share In the entrance foyer, general lighting is needed to welcome guests and assure safe passage. This can be furnished by a decorative ceiling fixture that emits a generous spread of light. If more light is needed, consider placing matching wall sconces on either side of a …

Halloween can be Scary, Particularly for Pets

October 25, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share The American Veterinary Medical Association warns people to keep pets safe this Halloween, a holiday that can be truly frightening—and a little hazardous—for pets. “While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, pets can be alarmed by the new activity and strange costu …

Outdoor Lighting: Make Your Home Look Even Better at Night

October 14, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Outdoor lighting helps complete your landscape. With a lighting plan, you can pick which features of your home you want to reveal or conceal at night. In this brief video, Eric King of King Landscaping offers tips on how to make your home look even better at night. Clic …

Green Floor: Cleaning and Maintenance

October 8, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Clearly, going green goes beyond just choosing a green flooring type. Cleaning products, transportation and materials used for manufacturing and installation also must be considered. Green Tips for Adhesives: Choose products with low to no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compoun …

Energy-Saving Windows

September 18, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Windows can be one of your home’s most attractive features. Windows provide views, daylighting, ventilation, and heat from the sun in the winter. Unfortunately, they can also account for 10 percent to 25 percent of your heating bill by letting heat out. During t …

Remodeling? How to Survive Without a Kitchen

September 9, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Whether you’re doing a small remodel or a big renovation, living without a kitchen can be hectic, crazy and expensive. And eating out every night could end up blowing your remodeling budget. But if you plan and prepare, you can survive, thrive and even have fun while …

Grilling Safety Tips

September 3, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share With more Americans lighting their grills than ever before, it’s important to remember that a fun barbecue is a safe barbecue. The following safety tips are designed to guide you through the grilling process. Remember, anytime you work with fire, there’s a chance of …

High Performance Windows

August 21, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Window technologies have advanced dramatically and prices for these windows have dropped significantly. Look for windows with the ENERGY STAR label. Heat gain and loss through windows accounts for up to 50 percent of a home’s heating and cooling needs. Many technolog …

Is Backyard Burning Harmful?

August 19, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Backyard burning refers to the burning of household trash by residents on their own property. Trash typically burned can include paper, cardboard, food scraps, plastics, and yard trimmings-essentially any materials that would otherwise be recycled or sent to a landfill. …

Help Keep Your Home Secure

August 6, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Display your alarm security signage where it can be easily seen. The presence of the sign is often a first deterrent to burglars. Etch your name on electronic equipment. Etching serves as a deterrent and makes it easier for police to find an item. Inspect smoke and carb …

Check Your Deck for Safety Issues

July 29, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor, President, Tabor Design Build When is the last time you examined your deck for safety issues? Although there are no national statistics, it’s estimated that decks separate from homes at a rate of one per week. More than 70 percent of reported collap …

Bedroom Fire Safety Tips

July 24, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Each year, fire claims the lives of 3,500 Americans and injures approximately 18,300. Bedrooms are a common area of fire origin. Nearly 600 lives are lost to fires that start in bedrooms. Many of these fires are caused by misuse or poor maintenance of electrical devices …

Why is the Design-Build Process Better?

July 19, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor, President, Tabor Design Build Design-build construction is a method of project delivery that can save project owners time and money by having one entity, such as a general contractor, handle all the design and construction aspects of the work. This is an …

Lightning Safety Tips

July 1, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Lightning Risk Reduction When a Safe Location is Nearby You’re not safe anywhere outside. Run to a safe building or vehicle when you first hear thunder, see lightning or observe dark threatening clouds developing overhead. Stay inside until 30 minutes after you he …

Wood Flooring: Site-Finished or Pre-Finished?

June 10, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Site-Finished Site-finished floors are wood floors that are sanded and finished after they are installed in a home. These floors are left up to the homeowner’s imagination with an extensive pallet of stain colors and finishes to choose from. The sanding process can he …

Garage Door Maintenance Video

May 28, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share One of the most important doors in your home is the garage door. Here’s a link to a roughly two-minute video that discusses the things you can do to help ensure it functions well, including inspection, lubrication and balance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knM4Iw …

Invest in a Home Theater

May 23, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share If you’re considering investing in home renovations, why not build your very own home theater room? Believe it or not, there are actually a number of benefits to having a separate home theater room as opposed to having your entertainment center set up in the living ro …

Monitor Your Energy Usage

May 14, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share You can read your own meters to help monitor your electric or gas energy use. During the heating season, your energy use should be compared to the number of heating degree days for the same time period; during the cooling season, compare your energy use to the number of …

Is Brick a Good Choice for a Patio?

May 6, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Q: Are brick patios as long lasting as concrete? A: With the right installation, brick can be a beautiful addition to your backyard. But, they can buckle if not laid properly. As usual, hire a reputable contractor for this project, and your patio should last for decades …

Bring Sunlight Into Your Home

April 15, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Daylighting is the use of windows and skylights to bring sunlight into your home. Today’s highly energy-efficient windows, as well as advances in lighting design, reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours without causing heating or cooling prob …

Ways to Cut Your Utility Bill

April 12, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share 1. Stay disconnected. Unplug your cellphone and other electronic gadgets as soon as they’re fully charged, or you’re just wasting energy while they soak up juice all night. 2. Lighten up. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) if they stay on at least 15 …

Get Rid of Your Tub for More Space in the Bathroom

April 1, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share If you’re thinking about investing in home renovations, remember that taking away can be just as beneficial as adding on. Take the bathroom, for example. If you have a small bathroom that has a giant tub taking up space, why not have it removed? Removing the batht …

Proper Insulation Reaps Benefits for Homeowners

March 27, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share One of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable year-round is to add insulation to your home. Energy Efficiency Perhaps the most important building material in an energy-efficient home is the insulation package. Without a good insulation system, o …

Insulation Leads to Reduced Pollution Levels

March 18, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Properly insulated homes would significantly reduce the release of these pollutants into the atmosphere: Sulfur Oxide Nitrous Oxide Fine Particulate Matter  In the United States there are at least 45 million homes (65 percent) that lack the proper levels of insulation …

Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

March 11, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician. Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, far away from the home. …

Is Return on Investment (ROI) Important?

March 4, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor, president, Tabor Design Build Trying to determine what constitutes a good return on investment for home renovations? It’s generally best to have conservative goals. Over time, factors such as inflation will raise the value of most well maintained homes …

Tips for Maintaining Ceramic Tile

February 26, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Guest Blogger: Janice Howell, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.modafloorandinteriors.com Sooner or later, time, traffic, life and living will take its toll on any floor covering. Ceramic tile is no exception. Understanding the best methods to care for your ceramic floor …

Is Red a Favorite Color for Your Home?

February 22, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share The color red is perhaps the most boldly daring and dramatic color of all. Red stops you in your tracks and demands attention. It often makes us think of stop signs, warning signals and fire engines. It is a versatile color with a vast number of connotations ranging fro …

Safety Tips for Your Pets During a Home Renovation

February 15, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Planning and overseeing a home renovation can be very stressful. After all, you have to think about money, logistics, the quality of the job and more. Because of this, it’s easy to forget about your pets. Unfortunately, a home remodel can affect the comfort and safety …

Bring Romance Into Your Home

February 12, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share By Linda Castle, ASID, Decorated Designs Romance, such an elusive word, yet something we all strive to incorporate more of into our daily lives. Romance invokes feelings like love, passion, mystery, adventure and emotion. The challenge is to bring more of these feelings …

Bathroom Safety Tips

January 28, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Keep bathroom doors closed. Never leave small children alone around any container of water. This includes toilets, tubs, wading pools, spas, aquariums and buckets. Safeguard bathtubs and sinks used for bathing by using faucet covers and nonskid mats or decals. Before ba …

Wood Floors are Environmentally Friendly

January 21, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Wood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. The U.S. Forest Service states that the annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than the average annual removal rate. This means that trees are growing faster than they are being used today. …

How to Lay a Flagstone Patio

January 15, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Flagstone patios are really popular and can be done in a number of different ways to suit your home and landscape. In this brief video from About.com, Eric King, of King Landscaping, offers tips on how to lay a flagstone patio.  http://video.about.com/landscaping/How-t …

Paint Colors for a Sophisticated Traditional Kitchen

January 7, 2013 Sylvia 0

Share Interior Designer Linda Castle, of Decorated Designs, offers some tips on how to choose paint colors for a sophisticated traditional kitchen. Via About.com http://video.about.com/homerenovations/Paint-Colors-for-a-Sophisticated-Traditional-Kitchen.htm

Personal Safety Tips

December 31, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Guest Blogger: Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximi …

How to Select a Ceiling Fan for Your Home

December 26, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Energy conservation and rising fuel costs make ceiling fans a natural choice when it comes to conserving our natural resources. Ceiling fans not only circulate cool air in the summer, they also help with the movement of warm air in the winter. During the summer months, …

Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) Recycling and Disposal

December 17, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Recycling CFLs and other fluorescent light bulbs helps reduce the chance that the small amount of mercury they contain will end up in the environment, and some states/provinces require consumers to recycle fluorescent bulbs after they burn out. If your local environment …

Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

December 11, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Here are some energy-saving tips from Georgia Power to help you get your home ready for winter. On sunny days, open curtains and shades to let the sun warm your home naturally. If you have a fireplace, make sure the damper is closed when the fireplace is not in use. Thi …

Kitchen Remodeling Advice

December 3, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share By Peggy A. Card, CKBR, Designer/Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, Tabor Design Build Q: What’s the best way to stretch a budget? A: There’s no one feature that can single-handedly stretch a budget; however, by looking at each grouping, you can create ov …

Holiday Lighting Tips From GE Lighting

November 27, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share This weekend homes across the country will be a little brighter when millions of Americans kick off the holiday season by trimming their trees and their yards with holiday lights. Here are some seasonal lighting tips suggested by GE Lighting veteran Mary Beth Gotti, dir …

Tips on Designing a Walkway

November 12, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Walkways can serve different functions within a landscape. In this video from About.com, Eric King of King Landscaping shows how to design the different types of walkways that you’re likely to need. http://video.about.com/landscaping/How-to-Design-a-Walkway.htm &n …

Which Light Bulb is Right for Me?

November 5, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Lutron Electronics, www.lutron.com Choosing the right light bulb is a balancing act between energy savings, comfort, durability, cost and compatibility. Each area of a home or office will require different types of light and present different opport …

Avoid Home Improvement Scams

October 29, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share The National Association of the Remodeling Industry offers homeowners these top 10 warning signs that a home improvement contractor may not be reputable: You can’t verify the name, address, telephone number or credentials of the remodeler. The salesperson tries t …

Tips for Stress-free Remodeling Projects

October 22, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor, Tabor Design Build A remodeling project gets our blood pumping when we imagine how that new master bath or gourmet kitchen will change our lives. Before you get lost in the excitement, recall some of the horror stories you’ve heard about remodeling …

Hire a Professional to Design and Construct Your New Deck

October 15, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor Here are some reasons why you’ll want to hire a professional to design and construct your new deck.  The building codes for decks have become much more complicated due to the abundance of deck collapses during the last few years. Attachment techniqu …

Renovate to Add Home Value

October 10, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Nicholas Draper, president of Granite Source Did you know that renovating a kitchen or bath is the best way to add value to your home? As we wait for the economy to stabilize and home prices to increase, there are a number of ways you can work on yo …

Budget Tips for Bath Remodeling

October 1, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Here are some tips for managing a bath remodeling project.  Consider reglazing a tub instead of replacing it, especially if it’s still in relatively good condition. This can save you more than half the cost of a tub replacement and minimize the dust at the same t …

Fireplace Safety Tips

September 25, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Here are some fireplace safety tips to help keep your family and home safe all winter long. Have all fireplace components inspected by a licensed contractor before using. Don’t place decorative or combustible items near the fireplace. Make sure your fireplace is v …

Stretch Your Remodeling Budget

September 18, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share There are ways to stretch your remodeling budget and still end up with stylish results. In the Kitchen •If at all possible, reuse existing appliances, and build your new cabinets around them. This could save you anywhere from $1,500–5,000 easily. However, be aware …

Remodeling: Finding Space

September 5, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Creating more space can be a big budget buster. Once you add square footage to a home, the price increases significantly. One alternative is to borrow space from a neighboring room (called space reconfiguration). A great place to steal space for a bathroom expansion is …

General Remodeling Tips

September 5, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Be creative. There are often multiple solutions to accomplish a design objective, some more expensive than others. Discuss various options with your contractor. If all the room really needs is a facelift, make the most of changes with paint, as opposed to structural cha …

Remodeling Tips: Getting Started

August 28, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share No one likes to cut a budget, especially when it’s his or her own. But when it comes to planning a remodeling project, homeowners must establish a realistic budget . . . and actively manage it. Preparing for a remodeling project is a lot like preparing to buy a ca …

Keep Your Floors Looking Beautiful – Tips for Floor Maintenance

August 20, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Claire Bowen, Shaw Floors Want some great basic guidelines on floor maintenance for the various types of floors? Here they are: Carpet Many carpets have stain-resistance treatments, but you still have to do basic maintenance. Regular vacuuming is th …

Develop an Outdoor Lighting Plan

August 13, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Jim Burks, president/founder, Pinnacle Lighting Group To enjoy the exterior of your home after the sun goes down, develop a comprehensive outdoor lighting plan. Illuminating your property’s boundaries will make you and your guests feel safer a …

How to Survive a Remodel With Allergies

August 6, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share  Tabor Guest Blog: National Association of the Remodeling Industry The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is providing tips to homeowners on how to prevent a remodeling project from becoming an allergenic nightmare, since it is estimated that 36 million Am …

Tabor Follows NARI’s Code of Ethics

July 31, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor We’ve all met the “guy up the street” who buys a truck, a toolbox and a business card and calls himself a remodeler. Since your home is your biggest asset, you need to know that the contractor you choose to remodel it is a full-time, dedicated, exper …

Surprise-free Pricing Relieves Remodeling Stress

July 23, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor Here’s a link to an interesting article (http://bit.ly/MTAXKk) from Houzz, a leading online platform for home remodeling and design ideas. It offers tips on how you can keep your remodeling costs in check by identifying potential budget busters. This …

How to Choose Patio Furniture Video

July 16, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Eric King, ASLA, King Landscaping, www.erickinglandscaping.com The best way to choose patio furniture for your home is to first think about three things. Number one: what is your budget? Number two: how are you going to use it? Is it for everyday or …

Expand Homeowners Insurance Policy to Include Improvements

July 3, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share It is expected that home improvement activity will pick up in 2012. If you are planning to upgrade or remodel your home, you can expand your homeowners insurance policy to include improvements to your property. Getting Insurance Coverage for Remodeling or Upgrading Your …

Toxic Plants for Pets

June 27, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Design Build Guest Blogger: Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director, MALTA (The Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association) Beware of These Toxic Plants for Pets If you’ve got a green thumb and are a pet owner, it’s a good idea to take inventory of the plants …

Outdoor Pet Safety in the Summer

June 14, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Design Build Guest Blogger: Ben Gardner, Atlanta Humane Society Keeping Your Pet Cool: The most important thing to remember during the summer months is to take care that your pet remains cool when outdoors. This means not leaving your pet outdoors for long periods …

Go Green: Reduce Energy Consumption

June 4, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Design Build Guest Blogger: Morgan Zenner, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, National Association of the Remodeling Industry Going green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) offers easy ways t …

Myths and Facts About VOCs in Paint

May 23, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Greg Chapman, Benjamin Moore Myth: All zero-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints are the same. Fact: False. Some paints claim to be VOC-free, and in their pure white formulation, they are. But, when you ask the paint store for a color, that’s w …

A Window to Energy Efficiency

May 16, 2012 Peggy 0

Share A recent article on energy efficient windows on Houzz featured one of our projects.   The Stone family had a gorgeous backyard but it was only visible from a small window in the butler’s pantry.  Although the butler’s pantry connected the outdated kitchen …

Which Type of Wood Flooring is Right for You?

May 7, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Anita Howard, senior director of communications and events, National Wood Flooring Association Love wood floors, but confused about which type is right for your home? Hardwood flooring is manufactured in two ways: solid and engineered. Each is ava …

Giving the Green Light

April 27, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share John Tabor, owner of Tabor Design Build, put his money where his mouth is when he incorporated green elements into a three-story addition to his own home. Now, after completing the remodel – one of the most complex projects his company has done – Tabor says …

Take Care of Your Hardwood Floors

April 23, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Gerald Thompson, Wood Chemist, Bona Hardwood floors are one of the largest investments in your home. Protect them by routinely cleaning to avoid dirt and in turn scratches and a dull finish. Using products that are safe for your floors, family and t …

Help Rid Your Home of Mosquitoes

April 13, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: David Maddox, owner, Tuxedo Mosquito Control This is the time of year when we start planning our outdoor activities. Unfortunately you’re not the only living creature who’s thinking about warm weather. Mosquitoes are revving up for summe …

How to Select Tile

April 6, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share Tabor Guest Blogger: Theresa Minkoff, project consultant/interior designer, MODA Floors & Interiors This brief video covers some of the things you need to consider when selecting tile for your home. This includes location, budget, types and shapes. Click here to wa …

Outdoor Lighting With Purpose

April 2, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share TABOR Guest Blogger: Jim Burks, founder/owner, Pinnacle Lighting Group Real estate agents say a nicely landscaped and illuminated yard can increase your home’s resale value by 12-14 percent. Although that’s important, most people invest their time and money …

Two Crucial Keys to Get Remodeling Right

March 7, 2012 Sylvia 0

Share By John Tabor  If you’re considering remodeling your house, there are two crucial stages you need to understand: planning the project and selecting the company to do the work. Thinking both of them through will help ensure you minimize the issues to be addressed …

March 6, 2012 Peggy 0

Share The picture of the day….my perfect sitting room. Cool, relaxing blues mix with warm and natural greens for my perfect haven. White paneled walls are contrasted with deep rich chocolate. Snuggle into the couch with a cup of tea and a good book….priceless.

The Guinea Pig……from John Tabor

February 23, 2012 Peggy 0

Share As the President of Tabor Design Build, Inc., we recently designed and built a three story addition to our own home.  This allowed us to extend our two children’s bedrooms, add a bathroom, create a sunny family room and add an indoor pool to the new basement.   We …

Endless Pools Training……….from John Tabor

February 23, 2012 Peggy 0

Share Last week I attended a three day contractor training program for Endless Pools (EPI) at their factory in Aston, Pennsylvania.  The training program included the history of EPI and their unique “try it before you buy it” program.  At EPI they insist that prospectiv …

Darnestown Contractor Wins Award for Green Remodeling

February 23, 2012 Peggy 0

Share John Tabor and Tabor Design Build, Inc. are featured in the North Potomac Patch after receiving the 2011 COTY Award for Green Remodeling – Entire House. John Tabor, of Darnestown’s Tabor Design Build, Inc., was named contractor of the year for green remodeli …

A Dream Playhouse – The Castle

February 22, 2012 Peggy 0

Share What if you could make two dreams come true at the same time?  Well, that’s exactly what Tabor Design Build and other local supporters of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County are going to do.  We are going to build playhouses and the proceeds will be used by Rebuil …

Is It Spring Yet?

February 22, 2012 Peggy 0

Share Welcome to Spring! Well….we’re getting closer anyway. I just saw this warm and sunny breakfast nook and wanted to share this great color combo with you. It is supposed to hit 60 degrees here today, so it feels like Springtime to me.

In Honor of Valentine’s Day, The Color Red

February 14, 2012 Peggy 0

Share Red can be more personal than any other color.  Red is a stimulant, exciting, creating enthusiasm, full of energy.  Red attracts attention, just ask a Matador.  Red draws the eye and can be the focus of any room. Using red in a bedroom can have mixed results.  Red i …

2011 Toys for Tots

January 16, 2012 Janet 0

Share Shea Hasan delivers “Toys for Tots” presents to the Marines at Norbeck Country Club.  

Article in the Darnestown Patch

December 9, 2011 Shea 0

Share John and Tabor Design Build were featured in today’s North Potomac-Darnestown Patch.  The article highlights John’s 3-story addition to his Darnestown, MD home.  We are very excited to share details of this project with the local community. Click here to r …

Holiday Deja Vu

December 1, 2011 Shea 0

Share In the midst of the holidays, you are reminded of last year’s plans to renovate your home. The kitchen addition to give your family and guests more space to connect during the holiday festivities, was never built. The basement renovation that will add bedrooms for …

Toys for Tots

November 22, 2011 Shea 0

Share It is that time of year again! Time to gather up gifts for children that depend on your efforts to experience the holidays.  Please bring your new, unwrapped toys to our office and we will take care of the rest. Also, please consider bigger children when buying your gi …

Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2011 Shea 0

Share Tabor Design Build is extremely passionate about the Veteran community.  Over the years we have extended our design build services to wounded Veterans returning home.  Whether our efforts were to increase accessibility, or a Veterans overall level of comfort, we are h …
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