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7 Kitchen Trends that are HOT in 2017

Website Administrator - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

If you put kitchen remodeling on your 2017 to-do list you may be looking for some ideas to get your project started. Whether you are planning a do-it-yourself approach with assistance from your local building supply store or are looking to outsource the project to professional designers, this list of the hottest kitchen remodeling trends expected this year will give you some good ideas to start mulling.

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For the Love of Vinyl - Everything You Need To Know

Website Administrator - Monday, February 27, 2017

When it comes to home maintenance, quick and easy is the name of the game.

After all, you don’t want to spend your time on honey-do projects every weekend. The quicker you can get things done, the easier it is to move on to the things you really enjoy.

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What to Consider When Buying a New Door

Jen Behunin - Thursday, December 29, 2016

When considering the purchase of a new door, there are a number of factors to take into account: material, energy efficiency and design are great starting points. Read More

Top Home Improvement Projects for Adding Value to Your Home

Jen Behunin - Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The home improvement projects that add the most value to your home may not actually be the first ones that comes to mind. Most frequently we tend to think of cosmetic projects, like installing granite countertops, or wrought iron bannisters. However, in the long run, basic home maintenance projects actually hold more value than cosmetic updates. Home improvement projects that create the most value vary by region, but there are some general rules of thumb. Projects that replace old components with upgraded, functionally superior products of the same nature (think doors, windows, and siding) tend to bring the highest return on investment. Kitchen remodels are the exception when it comes to cosmetic projects. They are on-par with replacing siding, recouping almost 92% of cost in resale value (based on a $15,000 remodel). Read More

Prepare Your Wood Deck for Winter

Jen Behunin - Monday, October 31, 2016

Once again, summer has come to an end and winter is fast approaching. While you've spent your summer sitting outside on the deck and enjoying the nice, warm weather, now is the time to start thinking about how to protect your property from the coming changes in the weather. If you don't act to take care of your deck now, then the weather can do a number on it before next summer rolls around. Here are 8 ways you can prepare the deck of your home for the cold weather: Read More

7 Painless Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Website Administrator - Friday, September 02, 2016

What's the number one remodeling project on your wish list? Chances are it involves the kitchen.  Read More

8 Innovative Bathroom Ideas for Your Home

Website Administrator - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ready to remodel your bathroom? Visit a home show in your area and you will find an unlimited supply of innovative bathroom ideas for your home. But which of those will stand the test of time? Read More

5 Reasons Winter is the Season for Home Remodeling

Kelsey Avery - Monday, August 29, 2016

Suffering from the wintertime blues? It happens to the best of us. Driving to and from work in the dark hardly motivates you to tackle big projects. The cold weather only leaves you with the desire to curl up under a blanket, hot chocolate in hand.  Read More

Winter is Coming ... Brace Yourself with the Best Insulation Materials

Kelsey Avery - Friday, August 26, 2016

Insulation is something that protects your home and you from heat and cold all year long, but it is something that many people think about only in the winter when it may be failing and you may be freezing. If you want to be prepared for winter, you may need to change up your insulation which will help keep your home warmer and can also keep your heating costs down because the home will stay warmer with a lower amount of heat. Choosing the right insulation can make a world of difference for your home in the winter.   Read More

​ Low-Cost Luxuries: Bathroom Remodel Ideas on a Budget

Kelsey Avery - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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