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5 Home Projects and the Best Time to Complete Them

Once you've completed one home renovation, are you already onto the next? Home ownership means always having another project to tackle and new ideas to try. To plan your year of home renovations, consider the following schedule. February: Painting interior walls Why not work on indoor projects while the weather is cold and dreary? That [...]

4 Luxuries to Include in Your Home Remodel

Your home is the perfect place to add a few luxuries. You can go big and remodel the entire house, or you can stick with one or two upgrades -- it's up to you. Below are four luxury upgrades to consider for your home. Each will not only add value to your home but will [...]

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Months

Fall is in full-swing, but winter -- and the holidays -- are just around the corner. Don't let the busyness of the season stress you out. With a few tips and tricks, you can tackle both winter and the holidays head-on. Read on for some past inspiration on how to get through this time of [...]

How to Hire the Best Contractor

So you’ve finally decided on the dream kitchen that will not only add value to your home, but also provide years of enjoyment for your family. Now it’s time to choose the contractor who can make your remodeling dreams a reality. But, how do you find the contractor that is right for you?   The [...]

4 Places to Look for Home Renovation Inspiration

When planning a home design project, the first thing you’ll want to do is establish the look you’re going for in your home. That way, you’ll be able to communicate with the renovation team what you are trying to accomplish with the project. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to give you the inspiration [...]

How to Determine a Budget for Your Home Remodel

What's the first thing you do before beginning any home remodeling project? Make a plan, of course! You need to determine your ultimate goal. Are you remodeling the basement into a man cave, or maybe you are restoring your Arts and Crafts home to its former period condition.   Whatever you hope to do, having [...]

Questions to Ask When Considering a Bathroom Remodel

If you’re like practically everyone else, that is your top question when planning a bathroom remodel. Since there are so many factors going into the cost of upgrading your bathroom, the true answer is that it depends on a number of things. Materials and labor are a given, but here are some other factors that [...]

How to Start Your Home Renovation Project Out Right

To get the home renovation you want, and a renovation experience that isn’t a nightmare, start the process out right.  Here are some tips on what to do from the beginning to get your project on the right track and keep it that way: Always Select Experienced Professionals. Hiring experienced professionals for your home renovation [...]

5 Things to Look for in a Contractor

The homeowner/contractor relationship is an important one. You'll be inviting someone into your home to redesign the space you return to each evening to spend time with family. This is someone you'll need to fully trust and be able to clearly communicate with. Indeed, it is important to get this one right. Here are five [...]

3 Ways to Save Money on Home Remodel Supplies

Do you want to save on your next home remodeling project? Sure, we all want to save when making purchases for our homes, such as appliances and refinishing supplies. Keep reading for thrifty ways to save on everything from plaster to dryers. Check out mom-and-pop shops Independent retailers have more control over pricing -- including [...]