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Services We Offer

Mr. Contractor offers you a complete package for all your project needs. We understand that having work done to your home can be a difficult experience, but at Mr. Contractor we try to make it as simple and convenient as possible. After all, we are here to serve you. We are more than just a general contractors. We have a fulltime staff of carpenters and tradesmen dedicated to serving our customers. We have a good relationship with the business community and can arrange for any service to be performed that we can't do ourselves. Please feel free to inquire if any of these services are what you are looking for. We will be happy to assist you.

Examples of Services

Complete Renovations • Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling  Wooden Decks & Porches Custom Woodworking • Finished Basements • Window & Door Replacement • Stucco & Vinyl Siding • Replace or Repair Roofing  Installation of Skylights  Garage Doors  Concrete Sidewalk & Walkways  Gutters & Drainage Systems  Framing  •  Sheetrock  Painting  Fire Restoration  Insurance Repairs  Glass Block • Brick & Stone Veneers  Outdoor Kitchens  Home Inspections & Repairs Fireplaces  •  Chimney Repairs  Custom Cabinetry  Custom Millwork  Electrical Service Upgrades  Plumbing & Electrical Repairs • Hardwood Flooring Ceramic Tile Flooring  Ramps & Stairs • Crown Molding & Wainscoting • Handicap Upgrades (ADA Compliant) • HVAC systems  Post & Beams  • Carpentry

             

Expectations

Quality work, customer service and affordable pricing are the words we stand by. We believe in making customers for life and we take extreme pride in knowing that the majority of our new clients come from recommendations. Whether you are thinking of a complete remodel or you need some minor repair work; hiring a contractor can be very intimidating. We want to make our customers smile, so we make sure the whole process from beginning to end is smooth and pleasant.
  Quality Workmanship Integrity  
We employ a staff of expert  craftsmen. Our craftsmen are a select and loyal group of subcontractors with decades of experience in their trades. We stand by our work 100%. We can provide you an extensive list of happy clients who attest to our honesty and integrity. We make sure you are completely satisfied and returning for future work
  Competitive Pricing Efficiency  
Our sales staff assists our clients to achieve their home remodeling dreams within budget constraints. We use a client-focused process that we developed over the years to maximize construction efficiency and minimize construction time.

Recent Areas of Work

Philadelphia • Newtown • Huntingdon Valley • Churchville • Levittown • Bristol • Morrisville • Warminster • Bensalem • Trevose-Feasterville • Oakford • Holland • Langhorne • Fairless Hills • Doylestown • Croydon • Wrightstown • Yardley • Richboro • Fallsington • Bedminster • Churchville • New Hope • Neshaminy • Oxford Valley • Southampton • Richboro

Useful Resources

In this section you'll find useful information about working with us, remodeling in general, frequently asked questions, and project specific ideas. Enjoy learning more about remodeling. For any further questions, please feel free to contact us so we can assist you.
  • Remodeling Through Color
    Did you know that the colors you select for your home have meaning and can set mood? Studies show that color can complement architecture, enhance or diminish the sense of space, create a particular ambience, and impact your daily moods.

    Here is what they found:

    • Blue, universally a favorite, is recognized for its tranquil effects. However, if too dark or used too expansively, it can have a depressing effect.
    • Red evokes excitement, and is an excellent accent. Often used in kitchens, it’s felt that red enhances one’s appetite.
    • Green is either loved or heartily disliked, so take care when making this selection.
    • Brown and orange are viewed as friendly and informal colors.
    • Yellow, generally perceived as a cheery color, may make children feel depressed, so use it sparingly.
    • Neutral colors can serve as dramatic backdrops for furnishings, collections, and accessories.

    When selecting your colors:

    • Select exterior shades that harmonize with the home’s surroundings—steer towards the earthier shades.
    • Consider the style and era of your home—there might be some traditional colors associated with them (i.e. Victorian & Colonials).
    • When viewing paint samples look at chip sizes proportionate to how they will ultimately be used.
    • Less is more. Don’t overuse a color, especially in a small room.
    • Even though a color may be too strong for an entire wall, consider it for an accent color.
    • Most importantly, select colors that work for you and your lifestyle, not what’s considered “in” or “out” at the time.
    Remodeling Tips
    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. But there are ways to stretch the remodeling budget and end up with stylish results within budget.

    Getting Started:

    • Hire a professional contractor who is familiar with the building codes in your area.
    • Save money by planning ahead. Go through the design process first and choose everything you want to include. It is also wise to save 10– 
      20% of your budget to allow for incidentals.
    • The number one way to decrease the cost of your remodeling project is product choices. Always look around for less expensive alternatives.
    • Pay attention to how labor intensive some design features may be, for example laying ceramic tile on the backsplash.
    • Compare products and their prices carefully before you make final decisions. And keep an open mind when you discuss product and design 
      ideas with your contractor.
    • Make decisions based on value and quality, not just price.
    • Think about staging the work being done to minimize the initial financial impact. It is often easier to create a more manageable budget by  
      starting small and adding to the project at a later date.

    General Remodeling Tips:

    • Be creative. There are often multiple solutions to accomplish a design objective, some more expensive than others.
    • If all the room really needs is a facelift, make the most of changes with paint, as opposed to structural changes.
    • Heavy or textured wallpaper can work wonders as well. You can save money by wallpapering a slightly damaged wall. 
    • Faux finish painting or other textured decorative painting techniques also can hide minor damage or irregularities that flat paint won't.
    • Attempt to keep windows in their existing places during a remodeling project. Moving windows is not a cost–saving endeavor.

    Finding Space:

    • 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 from the
      linen closet. You can make up some of the lost storage by finding small spaces in between wall studs for small niches or built–in shelves.
    • You can also try borrowing space with optical illusions. There are many ways to make a small room appear larger. To transform a small bath,
      install a bow window or a skylight. Vaulted ceilings can be a nice touch, too.
    • If you are going to expand outside the existing home, consider a small bump out of two to four feet. This may allow you to cantilever the
      floor joists and eliminate the need for excavation and foundation. 
    • Whenever you are adding on new space to a home, it is important to determine whether your existing heating/air conditioning system can
      accommodate and heat/cool the extra space. If the heating/cooling system is damaged, you will be forced to replace the existing units.

    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 that appliances, like anything electrical, are sensitive to change and may develop problems if they are moved.
    • Maintain present location of major fixtures, appliances and utilities relative to the plumbing, gas and electrical outlets. This could even apply to
      the location of the telephone. Moving plumbing, wiring and jacks can be extremely expensive.
    • The faucet can be a costly item. The least expensive selection is chrome. Even a high-end chrome faucet is considerably less than a mid-
      range brass or porcelain version. A standard two-handle faucet generally costs less than single handle.
    • Choose neutral colors in fixtures, appliances and laminates. They are less expensive initially and wont look dated when the color trends
      change. White and almond sinks are much cheaper than color varieties. And neutral laminate colors for countertops are reasonably priced.
    • Good floor covering is important. It ties one room to another and provides visual consistency. Familiarize yourself with the prices of the
      various flooring materials. To get you started, vinyl or laminate flooring is less expensive than wood, tile or slate.
    • Use the existing floor covering if it is still in good condition. If the kitchen has old vinyl flooring, there may be a hardwood floor underneath t
      hat could be sanded and refinished, avoiding the need for a new floor entirely.
    • If you currently have a vinyl floor covering and wish to update with a newer version, you can install synthetic floor leveler material over the
      existing vinyl floor and lay the new vinyl flooring on top, rather than tearing the old flooring off to install the new.
    • Consider your cabinet options carefully. Those choices will drive the overall price. You can add some options at a later date to defray some of
      the initial cost. Some that are easy to add include tilt front doors, spice racks and slide out wire baskets. However, if you decide to wait,
      make certain that the option you want will be available and can be added after installation.
    • Go with a simple design in the kitchen employing single height wall cabinets, blind corner cabinets and other standard options.
    • Use standard cabinetry instead of custom cabinets, or use a combination of the two if they are compatible.
    • Choose cabinets that can be operated without the addition of hardware (those that are finger–pulled).
    • Install cabinets without soffits to decrease the labor cost. Also consider cabinets without trim moldings or with simple trim.
    • If you are going to put in new wood trim (in your crown molding, trims, and door casings) to match the new cabinets, order pre–finished
      trim instead of having the painting or staining done on–site. This will decrease labor cost.
    • Consider stenciling on the backsplash instead of using tile.
    • Laminate countertops are the least expensive choice among solid surfacing, tile and granite.
    • Connect fluorescent light fixtures to the existing ceiling fixture box instead of installing new recessed lighting, which may require a new
      ceiling because of the recessed features.

    In the Bathroom:

    • Consider re-glazing a tub instead of replacing it, especially if it is 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 time.
    • Cultured marble sheets are a good choice for tub surrounds, instead of ceramic tile. You will save considerably on labor costs.
    • Fiberglass surrounds are also less costly than tile.
    • Examine how you are utilizing space. You may be able to steal some space from a neighboring room or closet. If your overall space is limited,
      purchase a jetted tub and shower combination or install a pedestal lavatory instead of a vanity cabinet with a sink. 
    • Cultured marble lavatories can be a great budget choice since it is an integrated sink bowl and countertop sold in one easily installed unit.
    • Define what is truly needed in the bathroom. Sometimes installing a double sink in an existing bath helps your needs.
    • If you are going to add a large jetted tub to your project, consider adding a water heater dedicated to that tub. A large jetted tub can hold
      up to an average of 75 gallons or more, which can easily overextend your existing water heater and cause problems in the future.
    • When revamping yesterday's bathroom to fit with today's homeowners' expectations for luxury, homeowners can familiarize themselves with
      the latest options in home spa advancements (i.e. an electric warming system beneath your new stone or tile floor).
    Taste and Style
    Whether you’re a homeowner or looking to become one, chances are you know how overwhelming choosing designs to suit your taste and lifestyle can be. Well, you’re not alone. If you’re confused and not sure what your style is, read on to learn before remodeling your kitchen or bath. It will make the process much easier for you and for your designer!
    Victorian Characterized by steeply pitched roofs, pointed arch windows, elaborate trim along roof edges, high dormers, lancet windows, and other Gothic details. Light fixtures range from chandeliers and kerosene and electric lamps to astrals and sconces. Cabinets are usually weathered looking and made of heavy, real wood with chrome pulls and knobs.
    Modern Moderns styles change from year to year. Most recent designs include sleek, straight and clean lines. Less is more, such as less accessories, hidden appliances, and minimal details. Common materials include stainless steel, marble, granite, and frosted glass. Basic geometric shapes and bold, bright colors such as reds, blues, and yellow or black and white are prevalent.
    Southwestern This style features a lot of detail and craftsmanship. Natural materials such as stucco and hand-painted fabrics are very common, as are wood, quarry tile, ceramic tile, earth tones, and vibrant accessories. Colors usually reflect the nature of the desert such as warm oranges, greens, tans and browns. Southwest kitchens usually incorporate ceramic materials and terra cotta elements.
    Traditional Plays up architectural details such as crown moldings, raised wood paneling and rich, deep colors to enhance the mood and traditional feel. Dark stains, honey tones, semi-opaque paints, wicker baskets, and oak cabinets add to the usually more formal feel than country style.
    Country Rustic, weathered look creates a warm, cozy feeling in a country style home. Common colors range from muted hues to earth tones. Exposed beams, pine paneling, brick and barn boards are elements used to express this style. Fabrics and patterns are a sure way to create a country feeling, as is the use of wallpaper and baskets.
    Eclectic A mix of old and new features combined for a harmonious look. This style is not characterized by a particular color palette, patterns, style, or material but is a mix of extravagant decorations from numerous eras, including hand-me-downs, second-hand items and other recyclables. Kitchens and bathrooms may include modern appliances mixed with antique decorations to the complete opposite.