Archive for December, 2012

A New Years Thank You ~ from Mark Sass

Friday, December 28th, 2012

As our year comes to a close I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the past year.  I’d like to extend a strong Thank You to all our customers, employees and vendors  for the opportunity to work together, making it another successful year. One thing that is for sure in our world is change, and through it we are always learning how we can serve you better.

Don’t forget to share this special time of the Holidays with family and friends.

Look forward to working together in the New Year.
~Mark Sass

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Sass Construction! We hope you have fun spending time with your family and friends this Christmas Season!

Home Hazards to Watch for this Christmas Season

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

It’s that time of the year again – time to gather around the tree with family and friends, enjoy hot chocolate, delicious foods, and celebrate with gifts! Christmas tree light safety

Joy-filled as Christmas can be, it also brings potential safety hazards.  At Sass Construction, we want to help you avoid those hazards — after all, it’s the best gift we can give! 

To help you stay safe this holiday season and keep your celebrations “merry and bright,” Sass Construction recommends using the following guidelines when handling and plugging-in your Christmas decorations:

  1. Extension Cords and Outside Lights  — Make sure when using an exterior extension cord, the cord is labeled as such. Examine each cord before use, looking for fraying, cracks, or other damage. Cords should always be replaced if you see any damage. Keep all extension cords away from standing water and snow, and always use the appropriate length cord.
  2. Indoor Lights and Decorations  –  It’s important to inspect indoor Christmas tree lights before each use. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions and be careful to not overload an outlet with too many plugs, which has the potential to cause a fire.  Avoid placing cords where they can be pinched or smashed in a door, window, or under heavy furniture.  And lastly, unplug your decorations before leaving the house or going to sleep.  For convenience, you can purchase a timer from your local hardware store that plugs into your electrical socket.
  3. Christmas Trees  — When choosing your Christmas tree, we advise the greener the better! As the weeks go by, a tree will dry out in a heated home. A dry tree is more flammable than a healthy green one. Make sure your tree has plenty of water each day. Ask to have a few inches cut off the trunk when you purchase the tree to allow better water absorption.  Avoid placing a tree closer than three feet from any heating agents, including fireplaces, electrical heaters and/or radiators.

From all of us at Sass Construction, Inc., we wish you a safe and joy-filled Christmas!

Chaska Kitchen Remodel Project

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A few changes can go a long way!  In just two weeks we were able to do a partial remodel to update the kitchen of this 1994 Chaska rambler, with the goal of giving it a more custom look and opening up the layout of the room.  What started as a fairly typical kitchen turned into something special.

-We can all relate to wanting more space, or wanting the option of customizing our space to use as need be.  In this case, we were able to do both!  With the newly installed floating island (which replaced the previous peninsula), these homeowners can move it out of the way whenever it’s not being used!

-Though the cabinets were not yet outdated, we were able to give them a fresh look with new hardware, saving money on the kitchen remodel overall but still bringing something fresh and new to the cabinetry.

-Installing beautiful, new Cambria countertops really changed the look of the room, giving it a more luxurious and custom feel.  We also installed new appliances, and a floating floor for a finishing touch!

If your kitchen needs updating, but you’re not in the game for a full overhaul, don’t forget that a partial remodel can do amazing things to update the look, feel, and functionality of your kitchen while keeping within a lighter budget as well.