Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

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 soirĂ©e, 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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4 Futuristic Bath Upgrades to Indulge in for 2016

(BPT) – Are you planning a bathroom remodel in 2016? If so, you’re not alone; the National Association of Homebuilders predicts a 6 percent increase in remodeling in the coming year. Some of those remodeling homeowners will seek upgrades to transform their bathrooms into true oases of luxury, beauty and efficient functionality. Bathroom renovations remain […]

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Reduce the Risk of Home Fires

(BPT) – While the number of home fires occurring in the U.S. each year has fallen by more than 50 percent since 1977, the ratio of people who die in home fires has remained virtually unchanged, based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In 1977, deaths occurred in .8 percent of home […]

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These 2016 Kitchen Design Trends Are on Track to Become Timeless

(BPT) – Some kitchen design trends fade as quickly as they come in – tile countertops, naked windows or avocado-hued appliances may come to mind. Other trends, however, are so deeply rooted in good design that they’re destined to become timeless style statements – and enhance your kitchen with a look you’ll love as much […]

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6 Expert Maintenance Tips to Keep You Warm in Your Home All Winter Long

(BPT) – Is your heating system ready to brave the long, harsh winter? As cold temperatures take hold all over the country, it’s important for homeowners to safeguard their homes from heating system breakdowns. “It’s fairly simple to ensure your home is ready for the freezing months ahead,” says Mike Clear, vice president of operations […]

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