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Selecting Your Project – IMAGINE, BRAINSTORM IDEAS, AND PLAN

You’ve put up with an outdated kitchen long enough.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. MOST POPULAR ROOM REQUESTS Kitchens No

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5 Spring and Summer Projects That Increase Home’s Value

5 Spring and Summer Remodeling Projects that Increase Your Home’s Value 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

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FINDING YOUR REMODELER – OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

FINDING YOUR REMODELER – Other Considerations Consider the following to make sure you are comfortable with the remodeler you are considering for your project: RAPPORT                                                                                                                                                                             You and your family will be in close contact with the remodeler and the crew until the project is completed.  Are you comfortable with these people?  Do you communicate easily? 

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FINDING YOUR REMODELER – Qualifying Questions

Use the following questions to determine whether the remodeler you are considering is appropriate for you and your project: CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE                                                                                                       Does the remodeler:   Have a working knowledge of the many types and ages of homes in the area?   Does the remodeler offer an array of options and thus demonstrate knowledge

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FINDING YOUR REMODELER – GETTING STARTED

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. A remodeling project has no clear-cut beginning, middle or end.  The

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Three upgrades sure to turn kitchen time into quality time

Three upgrades sure to turn kitchen time into quality time (BPT) – The average American spends an hour a day in the kitchen preparing food and cleaning up afterward, according to the American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Add in the time it takes to put groceries away, load and unload

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What To Look For

                                                            WHAT TO LOOK FOR What do I look for in a professional remodeler? When you hire a remodeler, you are buying a service rather than a product.  The quality of the remodeler’s service will show the quality

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Finishing Touches

FINISHING TOUCHES – Paint Sheens for Each Room in the Home There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine — and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be. Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are

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

I’m sharing a great article I found from Sherman Williams.  I thought many would find helpful. Enjoy! New year, new coat of paint: Success tips for painting projects If you plan to paint this year, here are some tips to help prepare you for success. Choose colors with confidence A fresh coat of paint in

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Steps For Choosing The Best Remodeling Contractor

What are some steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor? A remodeling project is one of the most invigorating lifestyle changes a homeowner can make. However, trusting a contractor with both your home and your money can feel overwhelming.  Below are some steps to follow for selecting the best remodeling contractor: 1. Decide what you

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