Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

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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Five Tips to Get a Whole New Look in Your Bathroom, for Less

(BPT) – A bathroom remodel is one of the most valuable home improvement projects you can undertake. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, a mid-range bathroom remodel of $16,000 recoups 70 percent of its value at the time of resale. But what if you want a great bathroom on a smaller budget? […]

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Transform Your Home Today, Stay Safe Tomorrow

(BPT) – While many can only dream of the day they’ll retire, for baby boomers, that dream is quickly becoming a reality. By the year 2030, approximately 20 percent of Americans are expected to be age 65 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But retirement doesn’t necessarily mean relocating to a senior community. […]

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5 Smart Upgrades for the Most-Used Rooms in Your Home

(BPT) – Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are typically the rooms in any home that get the most use, which could also be why homeowners, when surveyed, consistently cite those rooms as the ones they most want to renovate. It makes perfect sense to upgrade the rooms where you spend the most time, but in high-traffic […]

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