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Archive for Home Renovation

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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Renovation: DIY or Hire a Pro?

From: CHBA Many homeowners enjoy do-it-yourself home renovation and repair projects. If you’re planning a project and considering the do-it-myself route, here’s some advice that may help with your plans. Do you have the necessary skills? Consider your own skills and abilities carefully. While many of today’s home improvement products are designed to make it easy […]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Renovations

From: Zillow Porchlight Ready to remodel? Add these facts to your toolkit first. Home renovations are so shiny and attractive on the surface that it’s hard to imagine the ways they can go terribly wrong. But before you can enjoy the finished result, you’re likely to hit a few bumps in the road. Here are five […]

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Costs Associated with a 203K

I write a lot about the many advantages of the FHA 203k program. How it helps borrowers create instant equity, and ultimately save money. How it also helps communities by sprucing up and getting occupants for aging housing stock, thus revitalizing the housing market. But some people have a negative attitude toward this type of […]

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Exposing a Steel Beam & Fire Protection

From: Kezzabeth Steel beams – you either love them or hate them. Their purpose has absolutely nothing to do with being an interior statement, but to safely support the building that sits on top of it. However with industrial interiors becoming a growing trend, there’s nothing that quite punches a statement of industrialism more than […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Renovating Your Kitchen

From: My Domiane Thanks to a new TV show launching this fall on TLC, the renovation of his new home in Los Angeles, and his new role as artistic adviser at LG Studio—interior designer and TV personality Nate Berkus has been spending a lot of time thinking about kitchens lately. Berkus, who has over 20 years of experience in interior […]

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10 Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back

From: Go Banking Rates When it’s time to remodel, many homeowners want to choose the projects that offer the greatest potential to recoup their financial outlay. It’s understandable: The average bathroom remodel costs more than $16,000, a garage addition can cost more than $50,000 and adding a master suite or second floor can easily cost […]

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Starting A Home Renovation Project? Here Are 5 Helpful Points

From: Home Information Guru Home Renovation Project Tip #1 On the subject of any house renovation, think about renovating either your bathroom or kitchen first. These are two of the most effective ways that it is easy to add the most value to your property. If it is at all possible, look at also adding […]

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What to Know Before Your Bathroom Renovation

From: Architectural Digest  “Bathroom renovations can be challenging, even for most experienced remodelers,” says Stephen Fanuka, the host of Million Dollar Contractor on the DIY Network and HGTV. Collaborating with an experienced contractor is the key to making a tough project into a positive experience—for both of you. “There are ways to help out your […]

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How to Calculate a Renovation Budget on the Spot

From: Domain You’ve found your dream property but it needs work. How much is it going to cost? Calculate a renovation budget on the spot to discover if it is worth buying. Structural or cosmetic renovations “The easiest way of determining an estimated budget for renovations is to break down the necessary works into either […]

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