5 Ways To Stay On Budget With Your Renovation

Making improvements to your home can be a fun and exciting process. Whether it’s a top to bottom remodel, a kitchen revamp or taking on that dated guest bathroom, it is easy to go over budget. With the right planning, you can get exactly what you want, keep it stress-free and avoid breaking the bank. … Continued

Design Trends in Deck Renovations

If outdoor living is important to you, you’re likely interested in having a beautiful and functional deck. CQC Home helps customers achieve a durable and quality new wood deck based off of our quality deck designs. Some of the most popular deck designs help improve the style and usability of your outdoor living space. Contrasts in Materials Mixing decking materials is a great way to make a visually … Continued

3 Inexpensive Bathroom Upgrades

Your bathroom is in need of an upgrade, but you’re on a budget. No need to change the square foot size of the bathroom or completely gut the plumbing. There are a few easy design tips to freshen up your bathroom that won’t break the bank, like changing your shower curtain, updating the countertop, or … Continued

Raleigh Home Remodelers Tour 2019

If you’re looking to remodel a space in your home – or even your whole house – you should check out the Remodelers Home Tour in Raleigh, NC. This tour takes place over the course of two days, from Saturday, April 27 to Sunday, April 28. On Saturday, the tour is from 10 a.m. – … Continued

Beast Mode – Houzz 5 Star Review for CQC Home

We are a company that thrives on creativity, on sharing of skill sets, on being leaders when necessary and followers when the time calls for it. It’s an awesome thing to witness when a client recognizes not one or two members of the team, but when 8+ people are mentioned. What a true testament to … Continued

CQC Home Earns “Best of Durham” Award

The 7th Annual “Best of Durham” was recently announced, and we are honored to share that CQC Home won the top spot in not one but two categories – Best Kitchen Designer and Best Builder! If you are new to the area, Durham Magazine is a great publication that highlights some great local spots that … Continued

Why Install a Nest Learning Thermostat

There’s an app for any and everything, nowadays. And the Nest Learning Thermostat is definitely a leader of the pack. Here are some of the futuristic features this innovative thermostat puts at your fingertips. Energy Tracker This thermostat is the definition of app savvy! Simply download the Nest app to see how much energy you … Continued

In The News: CQC Aging in Place

From Durham Magazine, April 2016 (click to enlarge photo) Our very own Caroline Redding Crenshaw is a fabulous designer and colleague, but did you know she’s a certified expert in Aging in Place? If you’re like us, you’ve been hearing a lot about Aging in Place (AIP). The definition we like to use at CQC … Continued

What are the Six C’s of Our Business?

By Kenneth Combs, Founding Partner Those of you who have seen our signs in front of homes around town are probably familiar with our CQC logo. When I started this company eight years ago, I had a vision, and the three letters in our name—including the two C’s—helped me put plans into action to realize … Continued

How design-build saves time and money

An Interview with CQC Home’s CEO Kenneth Combs What is the biggest benefit of using a design-build company vs. finding your own architects and contractors? The design-build process saves time, money, and reduces much of the stress associated with residential remodeling. When you work with a design-build company, you’re able to design your project to … Continued

Kitchen Design Problems & Creative Remodeling Solutions

With full to the brim lives, it’s easy to grow accustomed to our homes. We have work, kid activities, endless chores, and somehow manage to fit in time with family and friends. We learn to love the homes we have and the way we use our homes becomes routine. It’s not easy to look at … Continued

Meet our Team: Justin Walker Safety Coordinator

Our goal at CQC Home is to break the mold of standard remodeling companies. We are constantly looking for ways to be the best company to work for. We encourage our employees to come to us with concerns and ideas. And we’re thrilled that Justin Walker saw a need and stepped up to fill it. Justin … Continued