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Archive for Renovation

6 New Countertop Ideas That Aren’t Granite

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, […]

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5 Inspiring Tips You Must Know to Endure a Bathroom Remodel

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 […]

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Self Build Or Renovate?

From: Build it Undertaking a major project offers you the chance to create a truly individual home that responds to your family’s needs. Many parts of the process are the same for both self build and renovation: for example, you’ll need to find a viable project, develop a brief, sort out your funding, bring in […]

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Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Fix up Your Home Like a Flipper

From: Design and Construction Week Flipping homes is a thrill, but don’t forget your own home’s potential. Enjoy that new-home feeling again with these simple tips. If you’re anything like me, you may find that it’s all too easy to get caught up in the rush of flipping houses. I’ll admit — buying an old […]

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What to Watch for in Home Renovations

From: Realtor Mag Home renovations can help boost the resale value of a property, but they also can expose homeowners to costly repairs or even make them physically sick, if they don’t take some precautions. Help your renovating clients be on the lookout for some of these dangers that could surface in a home renovation: Flooding […]

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Battling between the 203K and HomeStyle rehab loans?

From: Mortgage Professional America Modern mortgage programs make it easier than ever for borrowers to purchase and finance a home renovation with one single loan. Both Fannie Mae’s HomeStyle mortgage and the FHA’s 203K mortgage serve as “one-time-close” mortgages with distinct similarities and differences that can make choosing between the two difficult to decide. “Fannie […]

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Managing a Kitchen Renovation Budget

From: Tracking Our Debt Without a home renovation budget in place renovating your home can quickly and easily slide out of control. Unlike other locations in the world, the cost of products and the cost of manual labour in Canada is quite high. For example, a complete kitchen renovation for an average size home could […]

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7 Spring Renovation Ideas for Your Home

From: Home Advisor With the transition to warmer weather and longer days, you may be itching to prepare your dwelling for the months ahead. Spring offers some bountiful opportunities to work on your home and update its appearance both inside and out. The following are some spring renovation project ideas that can boost your home’s […]

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4 Kitchen Makeover Ideas That Turn Dark and Dreary Into Bright and Cheery

From: Martha Stewart Are you thinking ahead to cooking colorful summer meals for your family and friends? With winter’s departure and spring’s arrival, now is the time to remodel your kitchen! Let these 4 kitchen remodeling ideas by professional interior designers inspire you to brighten up your kitchen just in time for easy summer time […]

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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Exterior

From: DIY Chatroom The exterior of your home is not only the first, but often the only aspect of your home that your neighbors and passersby see each day. It is why “curb appeal” is a buzzed-about phrase that excites homeowners. Your home’s exterior makes a large statement about how well you maintain your home, […]

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