Categories for Home Improvement

Cutting Renovation Costs without Cutting Quality

As you probably know, it’s easy to lower the costs of a renovation. Just hire an inexpensive, fly-by-night contractor — and hope for the best! Chances are, you won’t want to take that risk. So how do you ensure you get quality work while keeping your budget in check? Here ...

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Paving and Patio Ideas

If you want to replace a tired-looking driveway or create a patio or walk-out area at ground level, you could be well-served by investigating your options before settling on a traditional surface material, such as asphalt or concrete slabs. For instance, if you like the look of real stone, but ...

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Should You Replace your Windows?

Here’s a surprising statistic. Less than 30% of window replacements are the result of the old windows being worn, broken or otherwise in need of replacement. Clearly, there are other good reasons to consider new windows! One of the most popular motivations is cosmetic. Brand new windows have a huge ...

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Oasis Spaces for Backyard Comfort

Yard work isn’t always pleasant, but it can be more rewarding if a portion of your outdoor space is dedicated to an area where you can lounge and relax after all your work is done. The size of the area is not as important as the atmosphere it provides. It ...

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5 Ways to Create Extra Space in Your Home

Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas: Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by ...

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Planning for Renovations that Pay Off

Last year, a survey conducted amongst real estate agents sought to identify renovations that might affect the resale price of homes across the country. Aimed at helping owners decide about investing in a project when intending to sell in the near future, the survey revealed that some low-cost renovations had ...

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