R. L. RIDER REMODELING – LANSING HOME RENOVATION & REMODELING BLOG

R. L. Rider Remodeling maintains and writes this home renovation and remodeling blog to provide value to customers and knowledge about our industry. We cover a wide variety of topics and publish new information every month. One month an article might cover the most effective ways to increase your home’s value, and then the next month could feature something totally different like ideas for home entertainment centers. Feel free to peruse our construction articles and once you’re ready to get started, give us a call at 517-487-3713 or fill out our contact form linked at the top of each page. Thank you.

  • How to Protect Your Family from Asbestos Exposure
    If you currently live in a home or are planning on moving into one with any part constructed before 1980, it is a good bet that there are asbestos-containing materials in the structure. If you have watched television at all in the past twenty years then I’m sure you’ve seen the scary commercials which talk ...
  • What to Expect When Meeting with a Professional Residential Contractor
    This article covers a list of items that we think people should know about before they meet with a professional residential remodeling firm . There are some common misconceptions that we run across frequently and we wanted to take a closer look at some things you can expect from a quality company. This list is not meant ...
  • Differences Between Custom and Generic Home Finishes
    If you are shopping for an item and searching solely for the cheapest price, there is no doubt that you will be able to find some excellent deals if you look long enough. There are opportunity costs to choosing a generic item with a budget price however as opposed to having a custom item made ...
  • Aging in Place in Your Lansing, MI, Home
    Even the healthiest body will succumb to the wear that a long life well lived will bring, and this wear can require that daily activities require more care than before. Of course, you could get this kind of care if you moved into an assisted-living facility, which could make all manners of daily activities safer: Bathing Moving about ...
  • Comparing and Contrasting Different Remodeling Experiences
    There are so many different types of contractors to choose between for your project: remodelers, general contractors, builders, handymen, trade specialist subcontractors, and other specialties (such as insurance restoration). Check out our blog post on the types of residential remodelers here. It can make your head start to spin when trying to pick between them for your ...
  • Whole House Remodeling: Why You Should Renovate Your Entire House at One Time
    Having a whole-house remodel performed can be a large undertaking, but R. L. Rider Remodeling has an experienced team and process that makes it simpler and stress-free. If your entire house needs updating then there are a lot of good reasons to have all the scopes of work done simultaneously. In this article we will cover why it is ...
  • Pros and Cons of moving out vs. staying at home during a remodeling project
    Deciding to move forward with a large remodeling project is an exciting time – you’ll finally get your house exactly how you’ve envisioned it! Once the choice is made and the contract is signed, it is time to think about your living situation for the duration of the project. A lot of this depends on how substantial ...
  • Outdoor Living Space Ideas to Make Your Own Enchanting Oasis
    NOTE: This is a special guest post by Anna Fox of Señor Mist, a contractor who specializes in making outdoor living spaces comfortable. They utilize mist, fog, dust control, and heating components to help make your time outside pleasant. Anna is sharing her advice on turning your outdoor living area into an enjoyable oasis – check ...
  • When to DIY and When to Hire a Contractor
    NOTE: This is a special guest post by Darlene Mase of Zumper, a housing and apartment website. She’s sharing her tips on when to DIY, or “do it yourself,” and when to reach out to a professional contractor or tradesman to work on your remodeling project. You can read more of her posts at https://www.zumper.com/blog/. Thanks Darlene! When ...
  • What Makes High-end Remodeling Labor More Expensive Than Other Contractors
    There is a shortage of skilled tradesmen in the construction industry which has been putting upward pressure on the rates at which contractors must bill out their labor. Multiple factors contributed to this phenomenon, including the lack of trade school support, a large percentage of tradesmen being forced to exit the field during the financial ...

Recent Blog Articles

  • 3 Exterior Remodeling Ideas for Your Okemos Home

    The appearance of your Okemos home’s exterior is just as important as the appearance of its interior, so investing in exterior remodeling is encouraged, especially if you want to boost your house’s curb appeal. Replacing key elements of your home’s exterior not only enhances its appearance but also improves your home’s energy efficiency, so schedule exterior remodeling […]

  • 3 GREAT EXTERIOR REMODELING IDEAS FOR LANSING

    There are so many ways to improve the exterior of your Lansing home. From updating the siding and replacing the roof to building outdoor living areas, exterior remodeling often involves a complete renovation for the outside of a house. If you’ve been looking at some different exterior remodeling ideas, here are a few top choices that […]