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Spring Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

Who wouldn’t want to improve their home’s curb appeal? If you’re trying to sell, boosting the curb appeal can go a long way toward bringing in potential buyers, and in making the strongest possible first impression. And if you’re not planning to sell, boosting curb appeal can help you to take more pride in your home and to enjoy living there more. It’s a win no matter what. It’s also something you can do in a number of ways—and spring is the best time to get cracking. Warm weather will be here before we know it, so now is ideal
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Planning for a Room Expansion

Could your home benefit from a little more space? For many homeowners, the answer is yes. Maybe your family is expanding. Or maybe you simply want a little more room to relax and enjoy time together. Maybe you’ve always wanted a special room for doing crafts, for practicing piano, or for setting up a home theater. Home additions and expansions are often possible, and often advantageous. You can knock down a wall or two, lay a foundation, and be on your way to a whole new room, or simply a much larger version of a current room. This is thrilling
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How to Save Money on Your Bathroom Remodel

There’s no getting around it: A bathroom remodel will cost you some money. It’s best not to think of it purely in terms of expense. Actually, it’s an investment in the value of your home, and if you handle your remodel properly then it will pay off in the long run. Nevertheless, you’re going to need to develop a budget and write a few checks in order to get the bathroom you really want, regardless of what that looks like. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to be relatively frugal in your remodeling project, however. There are
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The Benefits of a Kitchen Remodel

If you’re like most homeowners, then you’ve spent some time thinking about possible remodeling projects. You may love your home dearly, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you would change about it. Take the kitchen, for example. Even if you really adore your kitchen space, odds are there are ways in which you think it could be improved. The good news is that getting the kitchen of your dreams is not only possible, but it’s more attainable than you might think. By enlisting a kitchen remodeling company, you can work toward expanding your cooking space, modernizing your kitchen’s style,
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Interior Painting Guidelines

Painting the interior space of your home and its ceilings possesses some challenge attached to the task, but you can deal with it without too much of a hassle if you prepare for the job ahead. There is a fair amount of preparation work that needs to be completed if you want to succeed at painting without a hitch, so the following tips will give you the guide to what needs to be done: You need to start your work by ensuring your walls will be clean of dust and grime that may get in the way. You need to
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What Not to Do in Your Bathroom Remodel

Sometimes a Wrong Way sign can be just as helpful as anything else. There are countless articles out there about what you’re supposed to do in a bathroom remodel. Many of them are quite helpful. However, some homeowners may benefit from coming at it from another angle: What shouldn’t you do in a bathroom remodel? Some bathroom remodeling no-nos are obvious. Others are less so. A few particular mistakes to watch out for include: Not budgeting. This one is foundational, and we’d say it about any home improvement or remodeling project. You want to invest in your home, and you
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Questions to Consider Before Adding a Room to Your Home

Would you like to live in a bigger house? Good news: You can—and you don’t even have to move! Call a contractor to knock down a few walls, lay a new foundation, and whip you up a new room. What could be simpler, right? Well, of course, it’s not quite so simple at all. Don’t misunderstand: A room addition can be a tremendous way to add value and functionality to your home. With that said, it’s definitely not going to be a small-scale project. It will take time and commitment, and it really should come with some thought put into
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Adding a Great Room to Your Home

Thinking about expanding your home? One of the best ways to do it is to add a Great Room. You can call it a family room, or a living room, or even a den. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a great idea, and a great investment in your home. The Advantages of a Great Room What makes a great room addition so advantageous, you ask? Well, it really boils down to the room’s versatility. A great room opens your home for all kinds of activities—hanging out with your family, entertaining friends, watching TV, playing games, or more or
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How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Trying to sell your home? Then you need to make the strongest possible first impression. You need to make sure the home just pops, the second a potential buyer lays eyes on it. In other words, you need to think about curb appeal. And for that matter, curb appeal is important even for those who are not trying to sell. Curb appeal helps you take more pride in your home. It helps your home to stand out as one of the most beautiful in the neighborhood—or at the very least to hold its own! What’s more, a home with strong
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Power Outages: How to Keep Your Home Office Operating

Ebay and LinkedIn began in someone’s living room. Apple and Disney got their respective starts in small garages. Facebook was created in a dorm room. Some of the most successful businesses started in a basement, a garage or a little office inside a tiny home. It doesn’t matter whether an in-home office hosts one businessman or many, it only matters that the makeshift place of business is ready to operate at any time. Power outages can be detrimental for people who work and run their business from home. Work can be delayed or lost which can ultimately cause major problems
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