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  • What You Need to Know About Kitchen Appliances

    Anyone who has been through a custom kitchen remodel can tell you that it’s no easy task. Any successful kitchen remodeling requires hours of planning and careful budgeting. However, the reward for homeowners can be great, not only in terms of increased usability, but also financially. Experts usually estimate that kitchen remodels recoup 75% of…

  • Bathroom Remodel: Shower vs. Bathtub?

    Are you dreaming about transforming your utilitarian bathroom into a soothing oasis? You’re not alone. As the country slowly emerges from the recession, homeowners across the country are attacking this tiny but important room, and no wonder. In today’s hectic digital environment, the bathroom is the final sanctuary; it’s the only place where you can…

  • Rules for a Successful Room Addition

    Building a room addition can be just as complex as constructing an entire home. In some ways, it can be even more complex — rather than starting from scratch, you have to make your addition match and harmonize with what’s already there. Keep your home room addition under control by following these essential rules: Know…

  • Reface or Replace? Solving Your Kitchen Cabinet Dilemma

    If your kitchen is in need of an upgrade but you are not ready to completely remodel, one option is to give the room a facelift by updating your kitchen cabinets. You can reface cabinets, which gives them a new exterior look but does not change the basic structure, or you can replace them with…

  • How to Recognize Dry Rot

    When left unchecked, dry rot can threaten the structural integrity of your home. Dry rot is a wood-destroying fungus that grows in damp wood and can seep through other types of building materials, such as bricks and mortar, to spread itself throughout your home. Because of this potential to spread so quickly, it’s important to…

  • 5 Signs It’s Time to Remodel Your Kitchen

    In most areas of the home, you can get by with a little paint and some clever use of window treatments to mask the fact that your house hasn’t been updated since the Reagan administration. The kitchen, however, does not lie. If your kitchen is out of date, no amount of paint, gingham and tchotchke…

  • Refresh Vs. Remodel: What’s the Difference?

    Remodeling can be a scary word. If houses were relationships, a embarking on a home remodel would be like giving a diamond ring. Once you start, you’re committed to see it through to the end. The cost of remodeling can be a prohibitive factor for homeowners who are looking to make improvements on a tight…

  • Five Things to Include in Any Bathroom Remodel

    The bathroom is a place where you can lock the door and get some “me time.” If you consider your bathroom to be barely functional enough to meet your basic restroom needs, a bathroom remodeling project may be just what you need. Remodeling your bathroom can help you create an oasis within your home where…

  • 5 Exterior Home Improvements that Add Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal is the Holy Grail of real estate these days. If your home doesn’t make a positive first impression, chances are prospective buyers won’t even bother to walk through the front door. Fortunately, there are some relatively low-cost exterior home improvements you can do that have a huge impact on curb appeal. Even if…

  • Remodel Smarter, Not Harder

    It’s a big decision to take the remodeling plunge. Homeowners must deal with messy dust, strangers coming in and out, and the inability to use the parts of their home that are under construction. In return, most homeowners hope to recoup at least part of their costs through an increase in property values. You don’t…