Tips to Minimize Moving Day Headaches

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments

Preparing for a move can be stressful and expensive. Fortunately, a little early preparation can mitigate moving day migraines without taking you off your schedule. Moving companies are in constant competition for new business. Don’t just book the first van you find. Shop around, and negotiate the best possible rate for your move. It may […]

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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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6 Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Move

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

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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The 10 Most Common Paint Problems

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

There are some paint issues that are too common to be altogether avoided. Here are ten common painting problems that can chip away at your home improvement dreams:   Peeling – Peeling can be caused either by moisture or poor adhesion. It can be repaired with caulking, priming, and repainting with top quality acrylic paint. […]

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Home Security Secrets from a Former Thief

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

You’ve probably heard the expression ‘It takes a thief’. When it comes to securing your property from home invasion, that expression should be more like a reference guide. Thieves are always keeping up with the latest home security technology and coming up with ways to outsmart it. That’s why thinking like a thief when safeguarding […]

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