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Renovations

It’s getting chilly out there! If you’ve been thinking that your fireplace could use a facelift, there’s no time like the present. Here are a few suggestions on how to give your fireplace a makeover before the coldest days of the year set in, so you can enjoy the new look all winter long. 1. […]

Thanks to HGTV, “Demo Day” is often thought of as the fun part of renovation and construction. Owners and celebrity reno stars wield sledgehammers and power tools while kicking down drywall, tearing out cabinets, and throwing building material from second-story windows. The carefree assault on a dated home makes demolition look easy and fun, but […]

When it comes to home renovations, a kitchen remodel is on the higher end of the price spectrum. One of the biggest line items in any kitchen remodel is cabinetry, which can account for up to 40% of your total budget. If you’re willing to think outside the box a little, you can save yourself […]

When it comes to home remodeling, there are very few design decisions you can make that are sure to stand the test of time. While it can be tempting to opt for trendy renovations (open shelving anyone?), there’s no guarantee that they next buyer – or your future self – will share the same preference. […]

Whether you’re planning to sell or refinance, a home appraisal is a necessary step in determining the true value of your home. This means your home should be in the best possible condition, so it will be appraised at the highest potential value. While it may be tempting to swing for the fences with big-ticket […]

When updating your home (especially to put on the market), It’s a good idea to incorporate current trends into your renovations. There’s a fine line between trends and fads however, and the difference can affect your buyer pool. Fads are characterized by an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, but they tend to fade […]

Thinking about remodeling? You’re not alone. According to a report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, home improvement spending in the U.S. is up more than 50% since 2010. The study found that, “Spending on improvements and repairs to the US housing stock continued on an upward trend in 2017, setting a new […]

Are you thinking about putting your home on the market for sale? It doesn’t matter if you’ve been living there for 50 years or five, you want to do everything you can to get the most out of your investment. Here’s why a residential roof replacement might be a great choice to boost your ROI, […]

Looking to liven up your bathroom? Better set aside some big bucks. According to HomeAdvisor, “The average bathroom remodel costs $10,354.” Don’t panic, you can still get a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost, with these money-saving tips and tricks. Keep the same layoutYou might want to chuck it all and start […]

When searching for the next house to call home, there’s a lot to consider. Opening your home search to older constructions can increase your options, however older homes may be harboring issues beneath the surface. Here are some things to consider (and have inspected) when purchasing an older home. Foundation and Structural IssuesDue to their […]

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