Archive for January, 2013

What Defines a Great Contractor?

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments by

A truly great contractor understands your home improvement needs, listens to you, and has the skills and licensed experience to get the job done right. Before you decide on a contractor, you should take these factors into consideration along with affordability in order to avoid problems during and after the work is completed.   Hiring […]

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Creepy Basement? Give It a Fab Finish

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments by

If your basement is unfinished, it could be downright frightening in terms of appearance and potential expense. Still, it’s possible to give your basement the finish your home deserves with a little planning and strategic focus. You may be interested in turning the basement into an apartment for an older parent or a laundry room […]

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5 Renovations that May Decrease Your Home’s Value

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments by

Homeowners are often surprised to learn that not all home improvement projects will add value to their homes—no matter how much they may personally enjoy them. The five projects listed below are not likely to provide the return on investment needed to make them worthwhile.   Customized Additions or Renovations – Adding an extra bathroom […]

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6 Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Move

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments by

The stress of planning a move can be overwhelming, which can lead to making decisions that are less than budget-friendly. But there are ways to stay financially on track. Here are six money saving strategies you can take that will keep more cash in your pocket.   1.) Moving has peak times, so try moving […]

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Home-Maintenance Checklist for January

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

Use this month to prevent serious water damage from occurring, which means checking for leaky pipes and preventing them from bursting. Pay close attention to pipes that are exposed to the air or cold temperatures, such as pipes in unheated attics, basements, or garages, garden sprinkler lines, swimming pool pipes, and those in outside walls, […]

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The Perils of Going Without Permits and Licensed Builders

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

The DIY philosophy adopted by many current and potential homeowners is admirable and often cost-effective. But there are some instances when DIY can leave your home dreams DOA – dead on arrival. There are certain things homeowners should never do to save money: namely, going about a build or addition without the necessary permits and […]

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