VP and spokesperson, Modernize Home Services
Gregg Hicks is a home improvement expert with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has provided home improvement advice on local television, and radio programs and has worked closely with contractors on a variety of projects. Hicks is knowledgeable about a wide range of home services trades including, window replacement, HVAC, roofing, solar power, kitchen and bath remodeling, siding, flooring and more.
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“There are a few projects that offer more safety and security – such as installing brighter light bulbs – that can be done by any homeowner, but more complex projects like walk-in tubs and concurrent bath and kitchen upgrades require professionals,” said Modernize V.P. Gregg Hicks. “This study shows an opportunity for contractors to capitalize on the increased demand for aging-in-place home improvement projects in the coming years.”
Kitchen & Bath Design News, https://www.kitchenbathdesign.com/demand-seen-strong-for-aging-in-place-remodeling-projects/11 January 2022
Floor replacement takes an average of one to three days, depending on the size of the space and how many contractors are doing the work, says Gregg Hicks, VP of Modernize Home Services. If you’re installing new hardwood floors, it can take even longer, because the wood needs time to expand and settle to avoid damage to the walls and floorboards. Refinishing and staining takes another 24 to 48 hours, and occupants need to be out of the house while the surface cures and dries. What’s more? Hicks says you should avoid placing furniture on new hardwood floors for 48 to 72 hours after installation. Considering this, a flooring project takes about a week — and that’s if everything goes smoothly.
“The process will be much more seamless if you have the project completed while the house is empty prior to moving in,” says Hicks. He also advises occupants to wear socks only on newly-stained or finished floors for at least a week. “All in all, to give yourself ample time, we recommend starting a flooring replacement project at least one week prior to your move-in date,” he says.
Apartment Therapy, Dec 28, 2021: https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/project-to-do-before-moving-in-3700100011 January 2022