Home Remodeling Budget Do’s and Don’ts

Home renovations can be exciting. But renovating a kitchen,  basement, master bathroom, or a whole house addition, can also be a nightmare without proper guidance and preparedness. Homeowners should have a plan, of course, plus there are some home remodeling budget “do’s and don’ts” that will help ensure a smooth process and a great end […]

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7 Signs It’s Time for a Home Renovation

You love your home, its location and neighborhood, but it’s showing it has outdated fixtures and cabinetry in the kitchen or an obsolete layout that you need to change. Where do you even start with any home remodel ideas? Here’s a home remodeling checklist to help you decide if it’s time to finally start renovating […]

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Top 5 Remodeling Mistakes That Homeowners Make

While renovation mistakes do happen, they can be costly both in cash and in emotional distress.   But with a little due diligence, you can save yourself a lot of time, stress and money. I’ve made a list of the top renovation mistakes that homeowners make, as well as some advice on what you can […]

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5 Home Improvements To Do Before Selling Your Home

Getting ready to sell your house? Want top dollar? These five home improvements can help ensure a higher price. When preparing your home for sale, you have two main options. Option One: Hope you luck into a buyer who will see your home not as it is now, but for what it could be. It’s […]

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13 Home Renovation Traps to Avoid

So you bought a house, at a good price, that needs some renovation. Now comes the hard part: making your dreams come true.  It’s been my experience that 99.99% of the time there’s a lot more to the home renovation than the homeowner is aware of, at least in the beginning. It’s just the nature […]

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Is Replacing Your Windows Worth It?

So your windows are bad, the seals are shot (fogging between the panes), they’re hard to open, the frames are loose, and the whole window is cold in the winter.  Forr aesthetic purposes, it may be time to get some windows replaced in your home.  But will you recoup the cost of new windows thru […]

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How to Choose a Vinyl Replacement Window?

Well over 50 percent of windows purchased today are vinyl windows. Choosing a superior vinyl window can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for.   It can prove even more frustrating if you buy your vinyl windows and have them installed only to find that they’re poor quality, uneven and already fading in […]

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To DIY or Not to DIY

Do it yourself (DIY) home projects seem like a great idea. People attempt DIY home improvement projects to try and save some money on much needed home improvements and renovations. DIYers might even pick up a few home renovation skills along the way or get to finally use the new tools Santa brought them a […]

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What is Argon and Why is it in Windows?

Argon Gas-Filled Windows Argon gas is used to increase the energy efficiency and general performance of thermal windows. Thermal windows are either double-pane or triple-pane, meaning each section of window has two or three layers of glass with a sealed space in between. The spaces are filled with argon or other gasses to slow the […]

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Why a Hire a Contractor

I spend a lot of time watching shows like This Old House, Power House and Renovation Realities, just to keep up on what’s new in home renovations and remodeling. But mainly it helps me keep in touch with homeowners and what they are looking for. Probably the major issue I have with these shows, (especially […]

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