Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

4 Ways to Get the Character of Historic Window Architecture in a New House

(BPT) – History tends to repeat itself. The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true with architectural styles. We have smarter ways of building, and the layouts have evolved with lifestyle changes, but historical and authentic design is only growing in demand. “Post-war in the mid to late 20th […]

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Top Tips For A Safe Yard

Once winter ends, all your kids will want to do is go outside and soak up the sunshine as they play in the yard. Before they do though, you’ll need to make sure that your yard is perfectly kid-friendly — and that means ensuring that it is a safe place for them to play. However, […]

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Protect Your New Plumbing System: Just Say No To Drano

If you recently purchased a new home, you will obviously want to do everything you can to protect that investment. This goes for the areas of the house you can see as well as those that may not typically be top of mind — such as your plumbing. In order to protect your pipes as […]

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Ready Your Patio for Spring

Spring is right around the corner, which means everyone is ready to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Whether you put your patio furniture in storage for the winter or left it outside, you’ll have some work to do to get your outdoor furniture ready for spring. Consider the following tips: Assess […]

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Smart Ways to Boost Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

(BPT) – You wouldn’t know it with the mild weather we’re having this winter, but spring is fast approaching. Building industry experts say now is an ideal time to carefully consider and prioritize home renovation plans. Most homeowners will opt to address the cosmetic features of a home when completing a renovation project to add […]

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Siding

(BPT) – Selecting new siding is one of the most important decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options – both classic and modern materials – there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with high-tech finishes, delivering a product homeowners can […]

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All the Rage: What’s Trending in Hardwood Flooring

(BPT) – After months of online browsing, you’ve found the perfect, wide plank hardwood flooring. Or so you think! You absolutely love the look, but how can you be sure it’s the right product for you? Ask the pros. In order to make an informed, purchasing decision, Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center, […]

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Why You Should Consider Getting A Maintenance Plan With A Contractor

Regularly scheduled maintenance is already standard practice in many industries like dental cleaning, car tuneups or annual physicals. However, many overlook the benefits of getting coverage for much costlier services like standard home maintenance. They reason that one-off fixes are so rare, it’s easier to simply pay out of pocket. However, when something in your […]

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From Modest to Magnificent: Create an Entertainment Space for Any Home

(BPT) – Entertaining at home? Whatever you’re planning – big bash or intimate soirée, cheery beer fest or elegant wine tasting – an inviting and accessible built-in bar featuring handsome hardwood cabinetry can help transform mundane household space into the life of the party. And once the festivities are over, all the accouterments such as […]

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The Answer to Overcoming Color Cowardice in Home Decorating: More Natural Light

(BPT) – Have you ever picked a paint color you loved in the store, only to hate it when it’s on the walls at home? Or purchased throw pillows that you thought would be delightful on your neutral-hued couch, only to decide they look positively garish there? In both cases, you loved the colors when […]

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