Category: General Contractors

Tips To Improve Home Energy Efficiency

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A good way to save money on household expenses is to improve home energy efficiency. In some cases this will mean an initial investment, but in others, a bit of time and effort will pay dividends for years to come. Try these tips for increasing your home’s energy efficiency: Start with an energy audit: Check… Read more »

What To Know About Historic Home Restoration

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Whether a Queen Anne Victorian, a Craftsman bungalow or a New England saltbox, historic homes need special care and attention. When you have a historic home, you are more than a homeowner; you are the guardian of the house. Your family will be leaving its imprint on the history of the home, so any alterations… Read more »

Fixing Up House to Sell with Home Remodeling

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If your home is looking a bit dated or if it qualifies as a fixer-upper, expect it to take longer to sell and perhaps not fetch as much as a turn-key property. Tackling home remodeling projects can be off-putting to many busy people while others find it difficult to envision a home’s potential. For these… Read more »

Why Hire a Room Addition General Contractor Instead of DIY

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A room addition can add value to your home, alleviate the need for an expensive move, and increase your enjoyment of your living quarters. It’s a big project, with many moving parts, so it’s not a good candidate for a DIY project. The time and work required to handle every aspect of the project can… Read more »

What To Do When You Have A Roof Leak

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Summer often means lazy days, picnics, fireworks, cool dips in the lake … and roof leaks. When summer’s downpours and thunderstorms hint at roof problems, taking action immediately can prevent most costly repairs or replacement down the road. Here’s what you can do when you have a roof leak: Finding the roof leak – The… Read more »

Home Safety & Maintenance Tips to Prevent Home Disasters

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“If only” … how many times have we prefaced our regrets with an “if only” statement? Many common home disasters fall under this category as they can easily be prevented through routine maintenance, inspection and upkeep. How to Protect Your Home with Home Safety Tips Follow this advice to keep those “if only” homeowner’s regrets… Read more »

Money-Saving Home Improvements

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Spending money may actually save you money when you complete upgrades and projects that can help lower the costs of owning a home. These practical home improvements can pay for themselves over time by reducing the costs of energy and water, and even homeowners insurance. A sampling of money-saving home improvements include: Drought-resistant landscaping: With… Read more »

Top 5 Mistakes When Hiring A Contractor

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For many people, building or remodeling a home is something they have to squeeze into their busy lives. From researching online for a few hurried minutes before bed, to making quick calls during a child’s soccer game, it can be difficult to find the time to find and interview contractors. When you’re pressed for time,… Read more »

How to Minimize Water Damage Repairs

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Water damage to your home can happen suddenly from a flash flood or burst pipe, or slowly and almost imperceptibly, as with a hidden leak. Either way, taking quick action is the key to minimizing damage. It’s imperative to seek professional help as soon as you know about the problem to prevent even more serious… Read more »

Small Backyard, Patio, and Porch Ideas

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High-density living often means going without a great deal of outdoor space. With some creativity, however, it is possible to carve out an exterior niche without major home remodeling. Adding to existing structures or making the most out of small outdoor spots you do have creates a way to connect with fresh air and sunshine…. Read more »

Tips For Remodeling A Fixer-Upper

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Remodeling a fixer-upper looks fast and easy on the popular home improvement TV shows, but renovating a property in disrepair or in need of major updating is a significant undertaking. Buying and renovating a fixer-upper can, however, be a worthwhile project with some smart planning and preparation. Build your fixer-upper team. You may be impatient… Read more »

Consider Accessible Design For Your Home Remodeling Project

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“Baby Boomers,” members of the largest generation in U.S. history, who were born between 1946 and 1964, have begun to retire. As more of this generation ages, accessible design will become a key feature to consider when remodeling or building an addition or new home. Especially if you are thinking ahead to resell your home,… Read more »

Home Remodel Checklist: Start Your Project Right

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Whether your home remodel project is simple or complex, making some basic decisions in the beginning will go a long way toward ensuring you’ll be happy with the results. Use this home remodel checklist as your starting point for your project. 1. Set the Home Remodel Schedule Do you have a can’t-miss deadline, such as… Read more »

9 Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Outdoor Living Space Ideas

With spring on its way, consider reinventing your outdoor space into one that encourages you to spend more time under the sun and stars. To create a comfortable, inviting area, you will need your plan to incorporate seating, a view, a shady spot for hot days, and privacy. You can decorate your exterior room much… Read more »

Spruce Up This Spring With Your Tax Refund

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In recent years, the average tax refund has been in the neighborhood of $2,600. If you’re anticipating money back or already have your refund in hand, one way to put it to good use is on home repairs or improvements. Whether you want to stay within the amount of your refund or use it to… Read more »

Tips For Successful Home Staging

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When preparing your home to go on the market, consider the four c’s for making your home look its best to potential buyers: Clutter Clean Cosmetic Curb appeal Many homeowners will be able to tackle the four c’s themselves, although there is professional help available to augment those efforts. Try these easy and inexpensive home staging… Read more »

Choosing Roofing Materials for Durability

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When the rumble of distant thunder fills you with dread and a downpour has you scurrying for buckets to catch the leaks, then it’s inevitable: time for a new roof. How long that new roof keeps you feeling cozy and snug largely depends on the roofing material you choose. Durability is a significant factor when… Read more »

6 Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas

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Small-scale or large, bathroom remodeling can pay great dividends. A small bathroom is the perfect canvas for adding a fresh look to your home. You can use the size limitations to your advantage, choosing higher-priced materials since you have less wall and floor space to cover. Powder rooms offer even greater opportunities to experiment with… Read more »

Top 6 Exterior House Painting Tips

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Painting your home’s exterior is one of the fastest, most affordable ways to make a high-impact change to its appearance. If it’s been years since you’ve done any exterior painting, you may be surprised by the new choices in modern coatings and tools. Some things haven’t changed, however, such as taking the time to do… Read more »

6 Reason to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor

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A qualified contractor can help protect your investment in your home. Most homeowners think about renovations sooner or later. Unless you have a good handle on home improvement, you’ll probably need to hire someone to do the work for you. Knowing where to start, however, can be a challenge. How do you find a home… Read more »