Five Projects That Protect the Value of Your Home

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments by

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 realestate.msn.com: Amp up the insulation. There are many […]

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Introducing a Complete New Home Assembly Kit

Oct 17, 2012 No Comments by

We’ve all heard of assembling model airplanes and sweaters at home, but now comes a home assembly project that is quite literally a home assembly project.   For under $50,000 you can now purchase online an architect-designed prefabricated house kit that you can use to construct a brand new dwelling for a total cost of […]

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What’s on Your Home Improvement Horizon

May 23, 2012 No Comments by

If you’ve ever thought of gambling on the future of home improvement, it is a sure bet that technology will be at the heart of it. Here are some changes in the works: Your home’s den will cease to be known as the place where the worn family sofa, TV and dog is located—instead it […]

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Why Hiring a Professional Painter Makes Sense

Apr 19, 2012 No Comments by

If you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, painting the interior or exterior of your home may seem like it would be relatively easy to accomplish. The unvarnished truth, however, is that a professional painter can go a long way toward guaranteeing that the job is done right. Here are a few reasons why: Painting is a skilled […]

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An Open and Shut Case for Shutters

Feb 06, 2012 No Comments

When the wind howls outside your windows, is there anything you can do short of worrying that you’re whole house is going to be swept to the Land of Oz? Window shutters may be the answer. Operable varieties of shutters placed on the outside of your home’s windows can protect against such things as extreme […]

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Cat Got Your Painter?

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

The last time you hired a painter to do work in your home, he was so overcome by an allergic reaction to your cats that he rushed through the job just so he could get out of your house sooner. Alas, his haste showed in the finished product. Oops. You forgot to inquire about his […]

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Covering Window Shades and Blinds

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

You’ve just had beautiful, energy efficient windows installed, but now its time to reflect on how you want to cover them. That means thinking about things like design, privacy and energy savings. Fortunately, from honeycomb shades to remote control blinds, there are a lot of options. From the design perspective, the basic decision you have […]

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Window Styles and Trends: An Insider’s View

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments

When it comes to choosing window styles, it’s important to consider not only aesthetic appeal, but also ease of operation and cleaning, as well as ventilation control and privacy issues. While a preliminary decision may be predicated on the overall architectural style of your home and visual attractiveness, functionality also needs to be considered. Here […]

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Windows 101: An Introduction to the Essentials

Jun 01, 2011 No Comments

Since windows are one of the signature design elements of your home, not to mention a source of energy savings, it’s important to consider several factors before purchasing new windows or repairing older ones. First, you have to decide whether you want to get involved in repairing windows you currently have, or replacing them and […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Color

May 02, 2011 No Comments

Home painting projects are fun yet daunting. Deciding the colors that work best for your home can be a challenge. But as is true of any home improvement project, having a plan can be a difference maker. First, it’s important to understand the mood you want your color to convey. Are you interested in warm […]

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