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Tips for This Year’s Spring Cleaning

At long last, springtime is here! Warm weather is poking through the cold and the clouds, homeowners are firing up the lawnmowers and the weed eaters, and the spring home maintenance season is in full bloom. There are many components to this, and one of the most essential is spring cleaning. For your home’s curb appeal and for its overall health, it’s vital that you take some time to scrape away winter’s dust and grime and simply get your home feeling fresh and new again. For many homeowners, spring cleaning can feel like a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to
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Make Your Home Energy Efficient This Spring

During the winter, many homeowners are concerned with keeping their homes warm and toasty without breaking the bank; insulation and energy efficiency are big concerns, both for “going green” and for keeping heating bills under control. Now, springtime is here, but for many homeowners the challenge remains the same: How do you keep your home comfortable without overspending on your utilities? How can you ensure a nice, cool spring and summer through maximizing insulation and energy efficiency? The temptation is to think of energy efficiency as one big project, a silver bullet that will make your bills go down and
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Should You Have A Home Inspection Before Selling?

A home is a major purchase—likely the most significant investment you will ever make in your life—and as such most homeowners know that it’s important to get the place inspected. Before you sign the dotted line, you hire a professional inspector to thoroughly look things over and suggest any improvements that need to be made. This is an investment of just a few hundred dollars that could potentially save you thousands of dollars, and some major headaches, down the road. But what about those who are on the other end of the transaction? What about homeowners who are looking to
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Certified Generator Dealer vs. “Big Box” Stores

You’ve decided to buy a generator for your home or office building. But wait! Are you making the correct decision on where to buy your generator? There are plenty of options between big box stores like Home Depot and local certified generator dealers like Georgia Generator. The decision on where to buy your generator not only affects the type of generator you receive, but also the services that come along with the generator. Additionally, the quality of customer service and availability of experts when you need them will be affected. Where should you buy? There are pros and cons of
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8 Essential Reasons Why a Sustainable Building Design is Preferable

Nowadays, green buildings are no longer seen as a fleeting architectural trend, and with good reason. With benefits that are hard to miss, (read: economic, social and environmental) its popularity is expected, if not long overdue. Discover some of the reasons why building green has become the preferred choice of engineers, contractors and architects alike. Less maintenance required Since green buildings are built with sustainability in mind, more often than not, they require minimal upkeep. Understandably, they are also designed to last longer than their traditional counterparts. Lower energy consumption  When it comes to reducing energy consumption, green buildings are
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Preparing for a Bathroom Remodel

Getting the kitchen of your dreams doesn’t have to be a fantasy; for many homeowners it is a highly achievable goal. All it takes is commitment to a bathroom remodeling project—something that will ultimately require some planning, some budgeting, and some hard work from your contractor or remodeling company! It will also take a little bit of preparation from you, the homeowner. In fact, there are a couple of different levels on which preparation is necessary: You need to prepare by enlisting the best remodeler, and you also need to prepare yourself and your home for the remodeling process, which
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Six Reasons to Invest in Gutter Protection

Is a gutter protection system a prudent home investment—or is it just a waste of money? Will gutter protection enhance your lifestyle and protect your home—or are the promises made by gutter protection companies too good to be true? We get these questions a lot. They’re only natural, especially if you’ve never had gutter protection equipment installed at your home before. And we’re here to tell you: The investment is absolutely worth it—under the condition that you have gutter protection equipment installed properly. We see a lot of homeowners do it as a DIY job, or perhaps enlist the assistance
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Why DIY Roofing is a Bad Idea

Most of the homeowners we know are pretty enterprising people. You almost have to be. When you own a home, no matter how new or how well-constructed, things are going to go wrong. Sooner or later, you’ll need to make some repairs—and learning how to do some basic maintenance on your own is a great way to save money while also feeling more ownership of your home. But there are some things homeowners probably don’t want to do on their own. Changing a light bulb is one thing; re-wiring your home, without any prior electrical experience, is extremely dangerous! And
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Declutter Your Kitchen Before a Remodel

Preparing to remodel your kitchen? Then now is as good a time as any to go through all your dishes, gadgets, and trinkets. Get your kitchen organized now and it will pay off in both the short and the long terms! Why? For one thing, it will help you with the remodel itself. Getting rid of excess junk helps you get a better feel for how much kitchen storage space you truly need. It will also help you locate any items you need to set up a “temporary kitchen” while your real one is being worked on. Plus, if you
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The Biggest Home Expansion Mistakes

Your house’s floor plan is not set in stone. If you want to expand the place, change the dimensions of the rooms, or fundamentally alter the character of the place, you can. It won’t be simple, easy, or cheap, but it’s almost always doable, in some form or fashion. For homeowners, the important thing is to make sure you’re doing it prudently. This more or less goes without saying, of course. Knocking down walls and adding onto your home is never a minor or trivial issue. You already know that there is potential for this kind of project to be
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