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Can You Repair Your Roof in the Winter?

Dec 17, 2013 No Comments by

Most people avoid scheduling any roofing work during the winter—often due to concerns that the weather is too unpleasant for roofers and will cause installation problems. However, you can complete certain repairs during the winter, as long as you take the proper precautions. It’s important to distinguish whether your roof needs to be repaired or […]

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Planning Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Nov 14, 2013 No Comments by

The bathroom is one of the most expensive rooms to re-do per square foot. Because its functionality is so complex, remodelers usually end up spending a hefty chunk of their budget on labor costs—although the finished products (toilets, sinks, etc.) are expensive too. To help you plan your budget, HomeServiceWorld offers the following guidelines and […]

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Home Improvement Projects under $400

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments by

The most important home improvement projects are often not the most expensive ones. Here are some tasks that will protect or add value to your home, but won’t cost you much.   Clean your gutters for $250-$350: Hiring professionals to clean your gutters is well worth the cost: they can flush out downspouts and check […]

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How to Save on a Kitchen Remodel

Jul 22, 2013 No Comments by

Kitchen remodels are one of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home and are therefore a great return of investment. The kitchen is one of the first rooms—if not the first room—that potential homebuyers look at when assessing your home. However, to get the most bang for your buck, follow this […]

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Five Projects That Protect the Value of Your Home

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments

Protecting your financial investment in your home with strategic renovation projects is a wise choice should you eventually want to sell it, and best of all, the upgrades don’t have to cost a lot.  Here are five ways to “future-proof” your home, according to the experts at Amp up the insulation. There are many […]

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How to Avoid a Window Installation Nightmare

May 09, 2013 No Comments

You may have heard the horror stories—botched measurements, damaged mouldings, caulking inadvertently tracked throughout the house, even shattered glass on the lawn, followed by leaks and drafts once the new purchases are actually in place. Indeed, when it comes to a happy window replacement experience, the quality of the installation is key. But how do […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Window Replacement

Feb 06, 2013 No Comments

Whether you’re interested in installing new energy-efficient windows or need to replace storm windows, there are ten things every homeowner should consider regarding window replacement.   Avoid DIY Disaster – It’s always a good idea to hire a professional for any home improvement project, window replacement included.   Determine the Right Windows for Your Needs […]

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What Defines a Great Contractor?

Jan 28, 2013 No Comments

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

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

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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