Tag: home improvement

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DIY Decisions

What to Consider before Deciding to DIY

DIY can be a slippery slope. First, if you can go to work and make more money than you can save doing a project yourself, it can be worth hiring a professional instead. This, of course, does not apply to the person who … read more

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DIY Remodel

DIY or DI Don’t?

DIY is so popular, there is a television network dedicated to it — and many, many other shows, books and stores that encourage and support it. It’s a trend that will only continue to grow, but there are a few things to know … read more

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Contractor

Three Key Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Contractor

Whether your project is big or small project and whether you’re building or remodeling, hiring a skilled and professional contractor is a big deal. When interviewing, there are many basic questions to ask. There are some questions I rarely hear yet they should … read more

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Front Doors

Make Over Your Door: Tips to Make a Grand Entrance

There are many reasons why a home could need a door makeover. Entry doors, like other major components of the home, can wear out over time and need to be replaced. Additionally, homeowners may “inherit” a door on a home they’ve recently purchased … read more

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Choosing Exterior Paint Colors

Choosing Exterior Paint Colors for Your Home

In any building or remodeling project, choosing finishes and colors are always the hardest. For many people, the paint colors can be the most overwhelming. I usually have clients break it down a little to help make the process easier. With exterior colors, … read more

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Pinterest Remodeling Ideas

Using Websites to Help Plan Your Building or Remodeling Project

It’s still not uncommon to meet new clients who drag in a binder of ideas, photos and notes they have been keeping for years, ready for the day when they can start their building or remodeling project. I’m guilty too — I have … read more

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When to remodel

Choosing the Best Time of Year for a Remodel

On Jan. 2, the phones start to ring at our office. People are done with the holidays and feeling the pinch of needing more space — so they want to remodel. When do they want to start? Oh yes, what we jokingly refer … read more

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A retractable, flush-mount range hood made by Imperial Kitchen

Clearing the Air Regarding Fans: How to Ensure Yours Works Properly

Most homeowners have a hate-hate relationship with their exhaust fans, be it the one in the bathroom or the one in the kitchen, and as a result they are seldom used. Exhaust fans are designed to remove moisture, grease and particulates from your … read more

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