Scottsdale, AZ (PressExposure) July 03, 2008 -- What started out a simple list of things to do around the house soon became a complete remodeling of the 40-year-old home. Initially, all Howard wanted was to repair a few rattling windows, fix the shower panels, the back door and the cabinets. From April 2-7, 2008, Vice President of Construction, Montalbano Homes, Mike Romelfanger led a group of more than a dozen volunteers who took the repairs a step further and went on to rehabilitate the whole home.
âWe had the opportunity to address the items on Margaretâs list and anything else we could arrange to complete in the short time we had,â said Romlefanger. âI decided we should gut the kitchen and bathrooms and give the house an update.â That update included: â¢ new kitchen cabinets, countertops, sink with disposal, and backsplash; â¢ new bathroom countertops and tub surrounds; â¢ new shower doors and handicap grab bars; â¢ new plumbing valves, sinks, and trim; â¢ new back door and storage area door; â¢ new siding at carport/storage area; â¢ new motion sensor security exterior lights; â¢ new landscaping and drip system; â¢ new exterior paint; â¢ new carpet in bedrooms. In the end, the 78-year-old Howard was presented with the ânewestâ house in the neighborhood.
The rehabilitation of the Howard home was conducted through Rebuilding Together, a national charitable organization that assists low income, elderly, and disabled homeowners through home renovation and repair. A variety of Phoenix-area vendors teamed with Montalbano Homes to provide the materials and labor to complete this project. Several employees of Montalbano Homes readily volunteered for this noble cause. Founded in 1975, Montalbano Homes builds quality single-family homes with custom touches in the Valleyâs most desirable and convenient locations. Visit [http://www.MoreMH.com] or call 480-308-8200.