Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows

Window checklist(BPT) – With spring quickly approaching, it’s a good time to begin thinking of home improvement projects that will look great, but also save energy. Window replacement is one project that will help increase the energy efficiency of your home and improve curb appeal.

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Mix and match trend revolutionizing deck design

March 4, 2013 · Filed under: Deck and Patios, Exterior, Exterior Finishes, Landscaping  

deck trends(BPT) – When it comes to fashion faux pas, the only thing worse than clashing patterns is overly matching every item. Mixing and matching creates exciting contrast – and not just when you dress yourself, but also when you “dress up” your home. The trend toward mixing colors and materials has made its way outdoors, with enterprising homeowners getting creative with their decks.

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Surprising, affordable upgrades can give your home a whole new look

January 10, 2013 · Filed under: Lighting, Simple Home Improvements, Stair Case  

affordable upgrade(BPT) – Sure, kitchen and bath renovations get all the glamour and credit for offering high returns on your investment when it’s time to sell your home. But a host of other, often-overlooked improvements can also offer great ROI – while completely changing the look of your home at a fraction of the cost of bigger projects.
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Do-it-yourself deck-building tips

May 4, 2012 · Filed under: Deck and Patios, Do-It-Yourself, Home Remodeling, Patio  

deck design(ARA) – Looking for a way to enhance the use and enjoyment of your outdoor space? A deck addition may be the solution. A deck creates a designated area for entertaining and relaxing outdoors, while increasing homeowner satisfaction and home value. If you’re a motivated do-it-yourselfer, building your own deck can be a fun and rewarding challenge that saves you money and ensures your outdoor space is tailored to suit you and your home.
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Replace or repair? That’s the home improvement question

home improvement(ARA) – Maintenance and improvement are both essential realities of home ownership. From windows and skylights to gas ranges and front doors, everything in your home will eventually need some work. But how do you know when something simply needs repair, or merits being replaced?

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Top deck trends for summer 2012

April 18, 2012 · Filed under: Deck and Patios, Exterior, Home Remodeling, Landscaping  

Deck trends(ARA) – It’s that time of year when homeowners are lured outside by the warm, sunny weather. Is your outdoor space ready to be enjoyed to the fullest? If your deck or patio needs updating, catching up on the top design innovations and trends will help you create an inviting area that will add value to your home investment.

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Five renovations to make an even bigger splash with your backyard pool

April 17, 2012 · Filed under: Exterior, Home Renovation, Pool  

pool renovation(ARA) – If you added a pool to your home in the past few years, or moved into a house with an existing pool, you may wonder what more you can do to enhance the value and enjoyment your pool brings to your home and family. You may even think there’s not much you can do beyond keeping it clean and well maintained.
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Black is ‘in’ for up-to-date interiors – Stylish new kitchen additions take a dramatically dark turn

April 13, 2012 · Filed under: Home Renovation, kitchen countertop, Kitchen Remodeling, Sink  

kitchen renovations(ARA) – Love the way you feel after slipping into your little black dress, or donning a well-tailored black suit? Black is not only a great shade on you – it’s also a great shade for your home. The stylish finish is especially perfect in the kitchen – and can be seen in everything from kitchen appliances to hardware, and now even faucets. Make your kitchen feel just as good as you do in your go-to outfit with the magic of black.
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Weekend warrior – add style, safety and storage solutions in the bath in less than 48 hours

April 13, 2012 · Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Faucet, Home Remodeling, Shower  

bathroom remodeling(ARA) – Many homeowners are looking to redo and update their homes, but with busy schedules, they often only have time on the weekends. While a complete overhaul of the house might be unrealistic for this time frame, a bathroom makeover is completely possible. The following tips and tricks will show you how to be a weekend warrior without having to hire a professional crew for assistance.
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Choose a certified installer to create curb appeal with confidence

April 11, 2012 · Filed under: Curb Appeal, Exterior, Exterior Finishes, Home Renovation Contractors  

Qualified Contractors(ARA) – Looking for a way to improve the curb appeal of your home? Re-siding your home with vinyl siding is a great investment because it never needs painting to maintain its beauty and durability.

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