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Sizing up Your Remodeling Contractor

Very few people will invite strangers into their home without knowing, at a minimum, who they are and if they can be trusted; hiring a remodeling contractor should be no different. Home remodeling projects take a lot of time and investment, which means that you’ll most likely be interacting with your contractor a lot, and you would want someone you can get along with and rely on completely. Here are some things to check off your list before making a final decision: Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Fifty Shades Inspire Your New Bathroom Design

The popular adult-fiction novel written by E.L. James will be hitting cinemas on February 2015, and already, a lot of fans are excited to glimpse Jamie Dornan play the illustrious Mr. Christian Grey on the big screen. Even before the much awaited flick becomes a box office hit, though, homeowners and interior designers are already coming up with their own interpretations of what fifty shades of gray, as in the color, will literally look like when used as inspiration for sophisticated bathroom designs. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Porch Protection: How to Keep It in Top Form

Your porch is exposed to the elements on a daily basis and this exposure can lead to the need for constant repairs on your porch. This can be avoided by regular maintenance. Here are a few tips on how you can properly care of your porch:

  • Regularly check for termites. A lot of porches are made of wood, so it can be a tempting meal for termites. This is especially so with the porch being easily accessible. This is why regular checks for termites can be useful so that early treatment can halt the problem in its tracks.

  • Wind damage. Strong winds can ruin a perfectly good porch. After a strong blow, you’ll want to clean up the mess that’s been made. Replace any damaged fixtures and take a look if any damage has been done to the roof or flooring.

  • Do Regular Cleaning. An unwashed deck can invite rot and mildew into the wooden floor. Regular cleaning helps prevent this and can help identify any emerging problems. You can remove debris that’s stuck to the porch’s flooring with a putty knife. Use the appropriate cleaners for the type of flooring you have; wooden floors need standard cleaners, while composite and vinyl decks need some special formulas and applications.

 

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Considerations before Finishing your Basement

No basement renovation idea would be complete without first addressing the issue of finishing. There are plenty of options when it comes to turning a plain basement into a cozy and comfortable living space, but before you start copying decoration designs from magazines, you first need to ensure that the space under your main floor is worthy structurally, and capable of being transformed. To determine how livable your basement will be, consider these points: Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Bathroom Remodeling: Design and Plumbing

Bathroom remodeling projects can be a huge boon in your household, whether you’re looking to boost up the selling price of your house, or you simply want to make it more efficient and convenient for your family. However, when remodeling anything in your bathroom, be it something as simple as replacing the bathtub, aesthetics isn’t the only thing you should be worried about.

For instance, bathroom renovations need to prioritize privacy as much as possible. Regardless if the owner wishes to replace the tub with a shower or not, the contractor must ensure that the bathing area has sufficient cover. The toilet also deserves the same treatment, which means that it needs to be positioned well away from the door. Alternatively, a separate toilet room can be built to provide more privacy. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Remodeling Contractors: Did You Hire the Right One?

Remodeling a house involves more than your money and resources; it also entails emotions. Having to deal with a remodeling project that is failing to meet your expectations can be exhausting and stressful, as for the most part, you’d be spending more money to make the needed adjustments, or to fix the mess. How can you tell if you have, indeed, hired the right contractor for the job? How do you make sure you get the best? Here are a few tips that will help you arrive at the right choice. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Brighten Up a Bathroom Remodel by Using Glass Tile

When it comes to the aesthetics of any room in the home, one of the most desired look is for more space.  Not everyone has a large home, but, thankfully, a few design and decorating tricks can magically create the illusion of space.

One of these tricks is the effective use of light to make a place seem roomier. Apart from better light fixtures, this is commonly achieved by using brighter colors that reflect light a little bit better than darker hues. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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