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Choosing the Right Materials for Outdoor Areas

Outdoor living areas are considered one of the better investments one can make for his or her home. The obvious benefit is how it, when executed properly, can substantially increase the overall curb appeal and monetary value of a property.

From a resident’s standpoint, the presence of an outdoor living space like a porch or deck allows them to comfortably enjoy the outdoors. It serves as a place beyond the living room and kitchen where everyone can come together and bond while doing some recreational activity (e.g. parties, playing card games, etc.). Read the rest of this entry »

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Remarkable Basement Finishing: The Lowdown

Is your , basement remodeling project about to be completed? You should be very proud of yourself for transforming a dull space in your house into something that is functional and exciting at the same time. Before you celebrate though, make sure that that you also covered basement finishing, which is essential in having a remarkable space upgrade. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Distressed Property Investments: Renovation Tips

Real estate investments can have you reaping bountiful harvests in record time, but that’s only if you know how to put your money in the right spot. For instance, you might want to consider investing in distressed properties for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Budget-Friendly Bathroom Renovations: Half Bath

It’s no surprise—what with the current state of the world economy—that multitudes look for affordable alternatives to just about anything. While many opted to completely do away with renovation projects, some chose to be smart about it instead: adding a half bath instead of a complete bathroom, for one. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Remodel Your Basement into a Woodworking Shop

Wood is an excellent material not only for framing houses and other sturdy structures, but also for sculpting artistic works and crafts. If you are a woodworking hobbyist, you might want to consider turning your basement into your very own woodworking shop. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Good Bathroom Remodel Ideas and Habits

In a home remodeling project, it’s wise to keep in mind that the results shouldn’t only be pleasing to the eye and kinder to your energy budget, but should also have added value to your home at resale. Here are several bathroom remodeling ideas (and habits) that will help through the process without having to regret a thing.

Setting up a contingency

Hidden water damage is a common problem in bathrooms—whether from a running toilet or leaking shower pipe. Visible leaks are fairly easy to fix; hidden problems are more troublesome as they often require reserve funds, given that such problems have already gotten worse over time.

Hiding the toilet

A truly stylish master bath can also be discreet. It’s still much nicer to hide this fixture away; say, behind a half wall or in its own “room-within-the-room” space. Pieces of furniture like armoires or dressers can also do the trick.

Being precise with dimension measurements

Never just estimate the measurements of the fixtures you need to replace, especially when it comes to sections that involve plumbing. There’s nothing worse than pre-buying all the pieces for your bathroom renovation project only to find out that the pieces don’t fit. Even a few centimeters can spell the difference between the right and wrong fit.

Creating and sticking to a plan

Making up your design as you go will likely get you ending up with something like the Winchester Mystery House—full of pseudo-rooms, staircases, and doors which are merely aesthetic, and not functional at all.

 

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Basic Troubleshooting for a Concrete Porch

Concrete is one of the sturdiest materials for your porch or deck, but this doesn’t mean that it’s impervious to wear and damage. Concrete commonly cracks, chips, and splits because of weathering or because of overbearing weight and pressure on it over time. If you’re looking to repair simple cracks on your porch, look to these following tips.

Cleaning

Before any repair job, the first step is always to clean up the work surface. Run a vacuum through your porch, especially around the spots with the cracks. Patching up chips or cracks without getting rid of debris first won’t yield as good a result.

Patching

Small cracks about three-eighths of an inch wide should be quite simple to patch up; all you’ll need is a tube of commercial vinyl patching material, a wet rag, and a soft bristled brush. Brush off any remaining debris inside the cracks and apply the patching material, making sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Edge Repair

Sometimes, the edges of your concrete porch might also get chipped or break off. If you can still retrieve the separated portion, apply some epoxy which is formulated for bonding cement (again, following the manufacturer’s instructions). Press it into place and allow to dry before releasing.

 

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