DIY tricks that make bathroom renovations easy

May 14, 2013 by · Comments Off on DIY tricks that make bathroom renovations easy
Filed under: Bathroom Cabinets, Bathroom Remodeling, Cabinets, Faucet, Home Improvement, Shower, Sink, Smart Renovations 

Bathroom Renovations(BPT) – When it comes to home improvement, Americans have embraced doing it themselves – in a big way. Among homeowners who plan to make improvements, 64 percent say they will do it themselves, according to American Express’ Consumer Spending and Saving Report. Yet one area of home improvement continues to give even adventurous and confident DIYers pause – bathroom renovation.

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Splurge vs. save: Which home improvement projects are worth the expense?

March 2, 2012 by · Comments Off on Splurge vs. save: Which home improvement projects are worth the expense?
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Home Improvement, Home Remodeling, Smart Renovations 

smart home improvement(ARA) – There’s no place like home. It’s this sense of pride that drives so many of us to embark on home improvement projects each year, some of which can be extensive and expensive.
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Boost resale value by accessorizing existing home features

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on Boost resale value by accessorizing existing home features
Filed under: Attic, Blinds, Do-It-Yourself, Fireplace, Home Remodeling, Increase home value, Simple Home Improvements, Smart Renovations 

Home Remodeling(ARA) – Resale value matters, whether your home is on the market now or your plans to sell are several years in the future. Whenever you make improvements to your home, you should keep the resale value of those improvements in mind, real estate experts advise.

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Tips for better remodeling or landscaping projects

March 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Tips for better remodeling or landscaping projects
Filed under: Do-It-Yourself, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Permission, Smart Renovations 

(ARA) – For many homeowners, the return of warm weather signals that time of year to launch the long-awaited home remodeling or backyard patio project.

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Is Metal Roof a Good Investment for Your Home?

January 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on Is Metal Roof a Good Investment for Your Home?
Filed under: Metal Roofs, Roof, Roofing, Smart Renovations 

metal-roof3The application of metal roofs in the housing industry is nothing new; however, metal roofs have come a long ways since the 50s and 60s during which metal roofs were thought of as dull metallic coverings used mostly in commercial and industrial buildings.  Today metal roofs are quite stylish and come in various flavors.  Their functionality just as their style has much improved.

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Increase Home Value Through Smart Renovation

livingroom2The practice of increasing home value through proper renovation techniques has never been more important than it is today. We constantly hear on the news about poor economy and poor real estate market. Homeowners who plan to increase their home value through renovations should be reminded that the margin for error is slim and a small mistake could easily wipe off their profit or worse result in a total loss.

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Some Home Fix-Up Tasks Are Worth Skipping; Real-Estate Agents Say Big Upgrades Don’t Give Paybacks

December 24, 2008 by · Comments Off on Some Home Fix-Up Tasks Are Worth Skipping; Real-Estate Agents Say Big Upgrades Don’t Give Paybacks
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, General Renoations, Smart Renovations 

If your New Year’s resolution is to sell your home, it’s probably time to start thinking about how to make that home stand out from the rest.

But before planning any projects, beware: Homeowners aren’t recouping as many improvement costs as they could in recent years, according to a recent study by Remodeling magazine. In fact, real- estate agents advise clients not to overdo it, regardless of what the local market conditions are like.

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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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Inexpensive Maintenance That Improves Your Home Image

October 16, 2008 by · Comments Off on Inexpensive Maintenance That Improves Your Home Image
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Simple Home Improvements, Smart Renovations 

There are certain tasks that are guaranteed to improve the image and marketability of any home.   These tasks are inexpensive and be carried out by most home owners regardless of how much renovation skills one has.  For instance, you can improve the image of your property by cleaning your back yard, mowing the lawns and trimming branches in your yard.  It is reported that good curb appeals greatly enhances the marketability as well as the image of a property.   Therefore, move the old junk off your back yard and take care of the lawns.

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Renovate for Maximum Profit Using Value Engineering

picture_241This document deals with increasing the market value of residential properties, particularly single family homes.  The document first introduces the concept of market price and market value and what the difference is between the two.   Then, it mentions various approaches used to determine valuation for single family homes.  Next the document clarifies the difference between improving market value and improving home image.  Finally, the document deals with increasing the property value through smart home renovations and value engineering.

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