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4 Home Improvement Projects to DIY (or Not DIY)

We live in a time when do-it-yourselfers are celebrated. Everybody’s online trying to figure out how to save a buck, by putting in some elbow grease rather than hiring the pros. But this is not the best strategy to take up. Without the necessary skills of personal capacity for mastery, you can leave your nice little house in worse shape than you found it. While I’m an advocate for DIY, I know when to step away and hire a contractor. Here are two times I might roll up my sleeve, and two times Read more [...]
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3 Ideas for Getting Money for Home Renovations and Redecorating

With the emergence of Pinterest and HGTV, any old Jane or Joe can become an interior decorator or home craftsman. With millions and how-tos and tutorials found on YouTube and various home improvement sites, tasks and projects that used to require hiring a professional can now be done by your family after only a few hours of studying and planning. But while executing these plans is now easier than ever, it still takes a decent amount of money to purchase the tools and supplies you’ll need to complete Read more [...]
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The Benefit of Having a Professional Install Your Siding

For most homeowners, finding a way to keep their home in great shape is a top priority. There are a number of ways you can increase and enhance the look and functionality of your home. Among the best additions you can make to a home is siding. The only way you will be able to get the siding you need is by finding the right professionals in your area to help. By taking the time to get the information you need regarding the professionals in your area, you will be able to find the right one. Here are Read more [...]
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Cheap and easy DIY to increase the value of your home

The house market is a particularly volatile market, with sellers consistently getting the raw end of a deal; either selling below price or sales falling through at the last minute. In order to get the most for your house, it is therefore important to make your house as appealing as possible in order to get the highest value possible for it. Undergoing a full renovation is out of question for most as it can be expensive, inconvenient and timely, but making some small home improvements can increase Read more [...]
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Do I Need a Heat Pump or an Air Conditioner?

You are probably aware that some people choose to use heat pumps instead of furnaces to heat their homes. But, did you know that people can also use heat pumps to cool their homes instead of having an air conditioning system? There are pros and cons for both heat pumps and air conditioners, and the debate over which system to use rages on.   How Do Heat Pumps Work?   In climates that don’t have extreme temperatures shifts, heat pumps are an energy-efficient alternative for homeowners Read more [...]
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Safety Reminders for Home Improvement Projects

“Safety shmafety” says the one-eyed home improvement expert. Who also has a wooden leg. And is missing three fingers. Yes, home improvement is fun, and yes it can be done both professionally and independently, but especially if you’re doing it on your own, you must keep your safety in mind! How many accident reports do you need to read before the light bulb comes on and you think ‘hey, I sure don’t want to end up on that list …’ And it doesn’t really matter what type of project you’re Read more [...]
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Professional and Personal Benefits of Social Interaction In Home Improvement Industries

There are a tremendous number of benefits that come from social interaction over digital realms these days, and that includes the home improvement industry. And in this case, ‘industry’ doesn’t necessarily mean that you belong to a big corporation. You may, in fact, just by a hobbyist. However, when you do home improvement projects on a personal level, you’re still going to be working within the industry, technically. So all things considered, regardless of the size of your involvement in Read more [...]
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Add Curb Appeal for Your Clinic

When it comes to the field of medicine, the majority of new patients come from targeted marketing campaigns and word of mouth. There is definitely something to be said, however, about the business that can be gleaned from people passing by - especially if you're located on a street with a good amount of traffic. Whether you are looking to bring in traffic for your dental veneer practice, chiropractic office, or other medical establishment, the exterior of your facility can play a large role. Here Read more [...]
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Curb Appeal for Potential Tenants

Many homeowners are aware of the need to increase their home’s curb appeal before putting it on the market to sell. What few owners realize is that, in order to attract high-quality renters who will place value in the home, it needs to have curb appeal for the tenant. Many recommend standing across the street from your home and looking at it from all angles to figure out what you have to work with. Making your home beautiful can generate higher revenue from the home as well as create renters Read more [...]
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Renovating Your Home? Questions to Ask Your Flooring Store

Home renovations are becoming increasingly popular as the housing market still hasn’t recovered since it took a hit in the last decade. Instead of moving into bigger homes, more homeowners are simply renovating their current homes, sometimes adding rooms and other times just giving it a whole new appeal. If you are currently renovating your home from the ground up, you will almost certainly be installing new flooring. Photo from freedigitalphotos.net Before beginning your project, there are Read more [...]