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Renovating to Age in Place

12/01/15 at 03:15 PM | by Deb Witte

Renovating to Age in place? Focus Efforts and Budgets on Bathrooms and Kitchens

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ROI: It's not just about the Money

10/14/15 at 01:56 PM | by Deb Witte

Defining home improvement ROI: It's not just about the money

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Top Tile Trends

10/06/15 at 01:00 PM | by Deb Witte

Dress up your floors with top tile trends

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Preparing for Your Closing

09/28/15 at 08:59 PM | by Deb Witte

Preparing for Your Closing

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Prevent Remodeling Fever

09/10/15 at 02:29 PM | by Deb Witte

Prevent Remodeling Fever

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Preconstruction Meeting

08/27/15 at 04:24 PM | by Deb Witte

Remodeling Your Home – Preconstruction Meeting

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Feel better fast: Ways to perk up your mood in an instant

08/11/15 at 01:19 PM | by Deb Witte

Feel better fast: Ways to perk up your mood in an instant

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Signing Your Contract, continued

08/05/15 at 02:01 PM | by Deb Witte

Signing Your Contract  … Continued

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Signing Your Contract

07/29/15 at 01:58 PM | by Deb Witte

Signing Your Contract

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What Lenders Want To Know

07/22/15 at 01:55 PM | by Deb Witte

BUDGETING FOR YOUR REMODELING

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Budgeting For Your Remodeling

07/15/15 at 01:51 PM | by Deb Witte

BUDGETING  FOR  YOUR  REMODELING

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Puppy-Proofing Your Home

06/10/15 at 03:15 PM | by Deb Witte

The weather is warming up and you’ve vowed to spend more time outdoors. Maybe you need a walking partner or a motivation to wake up earlier. Perhaps the kids have been asking – begging, rather – and promise to help now that school is out?  You’ve put it off long enough and now you’ve made a promise, to yourself or your kids, that it’s time to get a dog.

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Adapting for the Physically Challenged

06/03/15 at 07:48 AM | by Deb Witte

Adaption for the Physically Challenged

One reason for remodeling is the need to make room for an again parent or other family member with special needs. Before you build that addition or convert your attic, basement, or other spare room into living quarters for a loved one, ask yourself these questions:

 Is the person in good health or physically challenged? Physically challenged individuals may have difficulty with some or all the following functions: walking, standing, sitting, lifting, grasping, hearing, and seeing.

 If she or he is ailing, who will be the primary caregiver? If you and your spouse work all day, will you need a visiting nurse or other specially trained person to help you? Will that person be hired as a live-in? If so, where will he or she sleep?

 Is your family member ambulatory or in need of special services or equipment, such as a walker, wheelchair, or lift to maintain mobility?

 Is the condition progressive? Keep future conditions in mind when you plan your remodeling project. For example, a walker-bound person may eventually require the use of a wheelchair. Be sure hallways and doors are wide enough to accommodate it and that he or she can easily reach and manipulate drawers, faucets, toilets, light switches, and other conveniences.

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Selecting Your Project - Continued

05/13/15 at 01:15 PM | by Deb Witte

SELECTING YOUR PROJECT (continued) …

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Selecting Your Project – IMAGINE, BRAINSTORM IDEAS, AND PLAN

04/08/15 at 01:19 PM | by Deb Witte

You’ve put up with an outdated kitchen long enough.  Maybe you’ve decided that you’ve taken your last hand-held shower in that vintage ball-and-claw bathtub.  If you’re dream of a new kitchen, bath, room addition, or other space, the following will guide you through the exciting process of home remodeling.

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5 Spring and Summer Projects That Increase Home's Value

03/30/15 at 02:58 PM | by Deb Witte

Home owners have many remodeling project options that can increase their home’s resale value, and add plenty of enjoyment as well. In today’s economy, uber-luxury renovations aren’t as appealing as they were in 2004-2005 when the market peaked. Today’s budget-minded buyers want a home that is sustainable and energy efficient, so they can have a home that will last a lifetime. As a result of this, it is important to know what improvements will best increase home value without going overboard. Homeowners planning to remodel should concentrate their efforts on projects that are energy efficient and add character and comfort to their home. 

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FINDING YOUR REMODELER – OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

03/24/15 at 01:29 PM | by Deb Witte

FINDING YOUR REMODELER – Other Considerations

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FINDING YOUR REMODELER – Qualifying Questions

03/05/15 at 03:28 PM | by Deb Witte

Use the following questions to determine whether the remodeler you are considering is appropriate for you and your project: 

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FINDING YOUR REMODELER – GETTING STARTED

02/27/15 at 09:39 AM | by Deb Witte

Interest in remodeling has never been greater.  If you are an owner of an aging structure (or you plan to own one), you may be dissatisfied with some aspect of the property.  Remodeling can turn your home into the one you have always wanted. 

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Three upgrades sure to turn kitchen time into quality time

02/16/15 at 03:55 PM | by Deb Witte

Three upgrades sure to turn kitchen time into quality time

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What To Look For

02/12/15 at 12:55 PM | by Deb Witte

                                                            WHAT TO LOOK FOR

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Finishing Touches

01/28/15 at 04:57 PM | by Deb Witte

FINISHING TOUCHES – Paint Sheens for Each Room in the Home

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New year, new coat of paint: Success tips for painting projects

12/08/14 at 03:13 AM | by Deb Witte

I'm sharing a great article I found from Sherman Williams.  I thought many would find helpful. Enjoy!

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Steps For Choosing The Best Remodeling Contractor

12/05/14 at 03:29 PM | by Deb Witte

What are some steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor?

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Contemporary Challenges Transitional For Top Kitchen Style

11/03/14 at 03:29 AM | by Deb Witte

Contemporary Challenges Transitional

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