Buying Building Materials Online: What to Expect

Dec 05, 2011 No Comments

You shop for everything else online, so why not buy your home renovation materials that way, too?  There are many good reasons to follow the e-track, but also some hurdles to satisfaction you might encounter along the way. Basically, if you have some idea of what you’re looking for, buying materials online is easy and […]

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The Secret to Picking the Right Contractor

Nov 21, 2011 No Comments

There are basically three types of contractors: 1) the persnickety price gouger who will charge top dollar for any home renovation project because he thinks he’s an artiste; 2) the unreliable low-baller who will give you the cheapest estimate just to get your business and then wreck your home; and 3) the dependable craftsman who […]

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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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Shopping for Homeowners Insurance? Common Terms to Note!

May 16, 2011 No Comments

GLOSSARY OF HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE TERMS These are terms it’s good to know when shopping for homeowners insurance. Independent Agent A self-employed individual who represents multiple insurers and gets a commission from each on every policy he sells. Underwriting The method by which insurers assess risk to determine if you should get coverage and if so, […]

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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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Winter Weather Worries? Install Storm Windows and Save

Apr 01, 2011 No Comments

Oh the weather outside is frightful… but aside from the comfort of a warm fireplace, what would really be delightful is ensuring that the winter rains and snows don’t damage your home. For this, homeowners should hire home services professionals to install energy efficient storm windows. These windows will not only add value to your […]

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