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Home Renovation: Three Rules for Hiring Contractors

Posted on: April 27, 2017 11:30 am - in Articles

  A few turbulent years ago, a homeowner in need of a renovation was like a high school kid pining for a prom date. Yeah, you could get a kitchen renovation or a finished basement — if you could get a contractor to pick up the phone. Of course you’d be told what your job […]

Planning Guide: Attic Conversion

Posted on: April 25, 2017 1:00 am - in Articles

From: Bob Vila By: Joe Provey Want more livable space in your home? Don’t want to spend a king’s ransom? Attic conversion has fit the bill for countless homeowners over the years. Unlike many basements, attics are dry, and being free of major appliances (e.g., the furnace), they are also quiet. You can devote the […]

5 Things to Know Before You Replace Your Roof

Posted on: April 22, 2017 11:30 am - in Articles

  From: Time.com By: Josh Garskof The roof is arguably the most important component of your house. After all, it keeps water out of the building. And while nobody likes having to pay to replace a roof, the critical and aesthetic function it serves should help ease the pain of spending $8,000 to $20,000 on […]

Is It Time to Replace the Furnace?

Posted on: April 20, 2017 1:52 pm - in Articles

From: This Old House By: Richard Trethewey Q: I recently purchased a 1,146-square-foot home with a seven-year-old gas furnace rated at 80 percent efficiency. The rise in gas heating costs has me wondering if I should upgrade the furnace, or maybe even convert to a different type of fuel. Can you help me decide? —Susan […]

House Crashing: A Family-Friendly Whole House Renovation

Posted on: April 18, 2017 11:33 am - in Articles

  From: Young House Love By: Sherry Petersik We’ve shared this glorious back porch on Instagram twice (during the holidays, seen below, and last summer, seen here), which belongs to our good friends Carey & Jordan. And based on the reaction to just this view alone from you guys, we figured we should do a […]

A Dramatic Ranch House Renovation

Posted on: April 15, 2017 11:30 am - in Articles

From: Southern Living By: Laurey W. Glenn Katie Bee and Seton Marshall first called on local architect Anna Evans to help them update their 1950s ranch-style home in Mountain Brook, Alabama, when Katie Bee found out she was pregnant with their second child. They were looking for some additional space and also realized they needed […]

4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

Posted on: April 13, 2017 10:58 am - in Articles

From: Investopedia By: Lisa Smith “Fix it and flip it” is a phrase often associated with real estate investing. The idea behind the concept is that the completion of a few choice remodeling projects will add significant value to the price of a home. With this in mind, many homeowners undertake major renovation projects before […]

2017 is the Year You’re Going to Want to Replace Your Floor

Posted on: April 11, 2017 2:25 pm - in Articles

From: House Beautiful By: Olivia Heath Nearly a quarter of homeowners are upping their budget this year for at least one area of their property – and flooring is leading the way. Home improvement marketplace Plentific revealed that flooring is set to experience the biggest increase in investment, with an average 29% of homeowners looking […]

6 New Countertop Ideas That Aren’t Granite

Posted on: March 27, 2017 12:01 pm - in Articles, Renovation, Renovation Tips

From: Coldwell Banker Blog Not a fan of granite countertops? Here are 6 beautiful alternatives. Granite’s durability and looks make it a popular investment for many homeowners. But there are other options aside from granite. Keep reading to learn more about six alternatives to granite countertops. Butcher block countertops provide visual warmth to modern spaces, […]

5 Inspiring Tips You Must Know to Endure a Bathroom Remodel

Posted on: March 27, 2017 11:33 am - in Articles, Bathroom Remodeling, Renovation, Renovation Tips

From: Innovate Building Solutions Do you sometimes think taking on a bathroom remodel is something you must endure more than it’s something you’ll love doing? I’m sure Tami of Agoura Hills, California certainly had these thoughts during her journey (along with her husband Todd) to redo a way-too-small bathroom which had not been renovated in […]