Add economical living space with an outdoor room

April 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on Add economical living space with an outdoor room
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Budget-friendly, Deck and Patios, Home Remodeling, Patio 

Outdoor Room(BPT) – Adding living space to your home can be an expensive prospect. However, creating an outdoor room is a budget-friendly option that gives you more square footage, as well as additional opportunities to enjoy the season. As an extension of the home, outdoor rooms with decks or pergolas can be personalized to truly bring indoor comforts outside for relaxation and entertaining.

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Turn your stay-cation into a home makeover

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Turn your stay-cation into a home makeover
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Home Remodeling 

Home Remodeling(ARA) – Nearly 49 percent of us are planning a summer vacation, while one-third are preparing for “stay-cations,” according to Burst Media’s Summer Travel and Vacations 2011 survey. If you’re skipping airports and resorts and opting to stay home, treat yourself to a home or room makeover.

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Remodeling tips for multigenerational households

Home Remodeling(ARA) – Make room for family: Whether finishing basements or updating bathrooms, homeowners are making home improvements to accommodate more family members moving into their homes.

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Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects

January 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Bathroom Remodeling, Budget-friendly, Sink 

(ARA) – Things may be looking up, but the economy remains sluggish. That reality, coupled with tight lending and home resale uncertainty, is driving consumers to prioritize home improvements based not just on immediate need, but also on potential appeal to future buyers.

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Basement Remodeling and Finishing

June 11, 2009 by · Comments Off on Basement Remodeling and Finishing
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Air Quality, Basement, finished basement, Moisture Control 

Finishing the basement is very popular today among home owners.   There could be lots of reason why homeowners choose to remodel their basement. One reason may be to increase the value of their home as most home buyers prefer finished basements.  In fact, in some areas, finished basements are included in the overall square footage of the house.  Another reason may be to create additional space.  After all, why not take advantage of the space you have rather than creating one from new.  Another reason could be to create an entertainment room, family room, children’s play room or an office space.   Yet another reason may be to create a self contained unit that can be rented out.

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How to Save Money and Complete Your Basement Renovation Fast

April 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on How to Save Money and Complete Your Basement Renovation Fast
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Basement, common renovations, finished basement, Home Renovation, Increase home value, Moisture Control, Permission 

(ARA) – With all the uncertainty surrounding today’s economy, more people are saving money by enjoying quality time at home. Some are using this time to invest in room or whole-house makeovers to enhance the value of their homes.

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New Deck Trends Help Define Your Outdoor Living Area

April 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on New Deck Trends Help Define Your Outdoor Living Area
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Deck and Patios, Landscaping, Patio 

(ARA) – Just as your home’s decor is a statement of your taste and personality, so is your backyard. As the trend for enjoying customized decks and outdoor living space grows, personalized outdoor living areas are the latest in home improvement upgrades.

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Importance of a Finished Basement

October 17, 2008 by · Comments Off on Importance of a Finished Basement
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Basement, finished basement, Smart Renovations 

In the past basements were only used as storage space and a placed to keep the water tank and the boiler.  However, today finished basement are very desirable and most homebuyers prefer a finished basement.  In fact, many real estate salespeople even include the basement area when calculating the total square footage of a home.

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Most Common Renovations

There are mainly three reasons why people take on the project of renovating their home.  The first reason is to increase the value of their home.  The second reason is to add to the beauty of their home as well as modernization of their home.  The third reason is to create additional space and workability such as adding a second floor or a deck.  This document lists the most common home renovations that have been carried out by home owners and renovators.

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Finish Basement or Build New Addition

basement renovationWhen most home owners think of increasing living space, they forget that there is already space right below their house. If the space is already there, and almost every home has it, then why not use the space and take advantage of what you currently have rather than paying to create one from new.
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