Cantor’s Corner

Remodel Start to Finish: Design Process »

<<< FRIDAY, MAR. 25, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> We continue through the remodel process to cover the importance of design planning.

Cantor’s Corner: Composite Molding

Cantor’s Corner: Composite Molding »

Moldings are a great way to add visual interest to your home and spruce up an otherwise boring room. For paint-grade baseboards, door casings and crown moldings, a great option for your remodeling project is composite molding.

Remodel Start to Finish: Contracts »

<<< FRIDAY, MAR. 4, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Taking on home improvement can be an overwhelming process. Resident Expert Gregg Cantor, who is also president of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, walks us through what should be included in a home improvement contract and how to protect yourself as a homeowner.

Cantor’s Corner: Showrooms

Cantor’s Corner: Showrooms »

When you’re considering a home improvement, design centers and showrooms can be a great asset, or an unnecessary extra. It all depends on the type of project you’re taking on.

Cantor’s Corner: Maximize Energy Efficiency to Save Money

Cantor’s Corner: Maximize Energy Efficiency to Save Money »

Did you know that properly sizing the heating and air conditioning equipment for your home can save you significantly on your energy bills? If your system is too small it will run longer, using more gas and electricity. Your furnace and air conditioning condenser can equate to as much as 55% of your monthly energy bill on average, so investing in a new system could actually save you money.

Cantor’s Corner: Chuck in a Truck Warning Signs

Cantor’s Corner: Chuck in a Truck Warning Signs »

We talk a lot about "Chuck in a Truck" and the horror stories that happen as a result of hiring one. But how do you identify a “Chuck in a Truck”? Keep an eye out for these warning signs.

Cantor’s Corner: Financial Benefits of Solar

Cantor’s Corner: Financial Benefits of Solar »

I have frequently reinforced what the benefits of solar, like freedom from the utility company and sustainability. Installing photovoltaic solar, known as PV solar, for your home allows you to be your own power source. As for financial benefits of solar, most systems pay for themselves in 4 or 5 years. Net Energy Metering and the federal tax credits are also an important part of the equation.

Cantor’s Corner: How To Avoid Flooding & Water Damage

Cantor’s Corner: How To Avoid Flooding & Water Damage »

This El Nino season in San Diego, learn how to avoid flooding and water damage.

Cantor’s Corner: Prepare to Run the Heater this Winter

Cantor’s Corner: Prepare to Run the Heater this Winter »

As the cold sets in and we start running our heaters, it's important to make sure everything is working properly. Here are a few tips to prepare to run the heater.

Cantor’s Corner: Choose a Contractor Based on Trust, Quality and Warranties

Cantor’s Corner: Choose a Contractor Based on Trust, Quality and Warranties »

You may be tempted to hire a “Chuck In a Truck”. On the surface, low price may be enticing, but there are many factors to consider when undertaking home remodeling or maintenance. We've covered licensing and insurance reasons before, but you should also consider trust, quality and warranty when it's time to choose a contractor.

Cantor’s Corner: Lead and Asbestos Testing

Cantor’s Corner: Lead and Asbestos Testing »

When remodeling a home, California state law requires testing by an independent lab prior to completing any demolition. A trained and licensed hygienist will gather the necessary samples, test them in a lab and provide reporting. If the levels of hazardous material are determined to be...