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Granite vs Quartz Countertops: Which Is Best?

Ready to remodel or renovate your kitchen? There are quite a few decisions to make, but none may be more important than which countertop materials to use. Modern countertop manufacturers use a wealth of materials including laminates and soapstone. Yet, the two top market leaders that garner the most attention are quartz and granite. This article asks: granite vs…

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Spring Cleaning: A Time for Home Repair and Remodeling Projects

Water damage repair cleanups can cost up to $7.25 per square foot, depending on several factors. The cleanliness of the water often determines how expensive the cleanup job costs. In fact, homeowners should look at water damage incidents as an opportunity to prompt a home remodel.  Spring is right around the corner. Learn more about spring cleaning,…

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What Is a General Contractor and What Role Do They Play in Remodeling?

Are you thinking about remodeling your home? If so, there’s never been a better time to invest in a home improvement project. After all, making upgrades to your existing structure is the best way to increase property value. The key to planning a successful remodel is to hire an experienced general contractor. But what is a…

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5 Trend-proof Remodeling Ideas

Americans spent nearly $420 million on home improvements in 2020 — and that trend shows no signs of abating. However, some recent decorating trends, like dark paint and terrazzo, are already on their way out. So, before you invest, consider how long your changes will last before looking dated. You want to invest in improvements you’ll love tomorrow too. So, here are…

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7 Benefits of Home Remodeling

Did you know that half of Americans are planning to remodel their homes? After years of wear and tear, even the nicest homes will need renovation. Perhaps the walls have cracks due to bad weather or the furniture needs to be refurbished. Remodeling your home is a great way to show love to your space and relish your…

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A Guide for Home Holiday Safety in 2021

The Gay family set the Guinness World Record for “Most Lights on a Residential Property” in 2014. They placed 601,736 lights set to over 200 songs around their home to create a light show for the ages.     Every year, thousands of communities decorate their neighborhoods to help get the town in the holiday spirit. Unfortunately, it isn’t…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

The weather outside isn’t frightful (yet), but winter is on its way. Do you know how to prepare your home?  Getting your home ready for the colder months isn’t difficult, but it does take some diligence. We want to help start you off on the right track with this brief guide on how to prepare…

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5 Basement Remodeling Ideas to Add Fun and Value to Your Home

Most basement remodeling plans focus on how to make the basement more functional. Fewer people think about how they can add fun and value to their basement. If you’re looking for basement remodeling ideas that will increase your living space and create a fun place for friends and family to hang out, this article is for you! We’ll…

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Potential Problems when Remodeling Old Houses

Remodeling old houses can be fulfilling and profitable work. That said, catching problems in old houses before you buy them is an essential part of the process. Many people have lost large sums of money buying a house they only thought was good. To help our readers learn how to renovate an old house, we’ve put together…

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The True Cost of a Bathroom Remodel

Zhuzhing up an outdated, poorly designed, or ill-functioning bathroom is one of the most gratifying experiences for a homeowner. Going from a drab, displeasing bathroom to your dream commode can be a challenging process, though.  There are many known and unknown costs associated with major remodel projects, with the national average bathroom remodel cost at $10,811….

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Should You Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Every year, 51,000 home fires result from poor electrical distribution systems. It can be tricky to identify when electrical systems are faulty. Unlike a leaking faucet or a broken heating system, signs of electrical faults are often minor. Even worse, they’re also easily forgotten as soon as the problem is resolved. However, these seemingly small mishaps are…

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How Much Does Kitchen Remodeling Cost?

The kitchen is the heart of the home. If it’s not functioning well, then the heart might need some work done to keep the home happy and healthy. Any HGTV fan can tell you that the kitchen remodeling cost can grow unexpectedly. Once you start opening up walls in a house, you’re likely to find…

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