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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 [...]

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 [...]

3 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Contractor-Homeowner Relationship

Having a contractor and their crew spend days or weeks in your home can be a stressful experience. You need people you can trust, but you have to remain objective, too. You want to be welcoming while also staying out of the team's way. These three ground rules can help you navigate the contractor-homeowner relationship. [...]

How to Get Your House Ready for Holiday Guests

Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas and Hanukkah are right behind. That means good food, fun gifts and, of course, plenty of family and friends stopping by.   Perhaps you’ve been procrastinating on projects that would make your home safer and more welcoming. But you still have time to spruce up your home with these [...]