Plumbing pro tells how to install an extra bath with less cost, noise and mess

April 11, 2012 · Filed under: Basement, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Bedroom, Plumbing  

plumbing(ARA) – So, you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and add that much-needed extra bathroom. Smart idea! According to the 2011-2012 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report, an added bath will return more than 50 percent of your investment at resale. So what should you do to make sure your money is well spent?

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Five tips for creating a stadium-style lawn in your own backyard

April 10, 2012 · Filed under: Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Landscaping  

lawn care(ARA) – With summer on the horizon, families will be heading to backyards across the country for picnics, sports games and to simply soak up the sun. A lush green lawn is the perfect setting for these activities and will be the envy of the neighborhood. How does one achieve that well-manicured, stadium-style lawn?

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Translating a remodeling dream into reality

March 29, 2012 · Filed under: Home Remodeling  

home remodeling

(ARA) – You’ve made the decision to remodel your home. The budget range and project scope have been set. You’ve even preemptively told your sister-in-law she’ll need to host Christmas (alright, that was before you knew you were going to remodel). Now what?

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Pointers for prepping your deck and backyard for summer fun

March 29, 2012 · Filed under: Deck and Patios, Landscaping  

deck and backyard(ARA) – Warm weather is here to stay, which means people everywhere are spending more time outdoors. If the sunshine, gentle breeze and chirping birds are calling your family outside to enjoy some fresh air, it’s time to get your outdoor space ready for fun activities. With some smart home improvements, you can easily prep your patio and deck for a full season of enjoyment.
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Steamy and water smart: New ideas for your bathroom remodel

bathroom renovation ideas(ARA) – Creating a feeling of luxury in your bathroom doesn’t have to come with a high price tag or a shockingly high water bill. You can create an indulgent spa sanctuary with water-sipping faucets and toilets, as well as other water smart choices, following these simple tips:

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How to green your outdoor living space

Deck(ARA) – With the housing market still in recovery, many American homeowners are choosing to stay put and renovate. Whether you’re updating the home you love or preparing your house for resale when the market finally turns around, your outdoor living space is a great place to start.

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The home improvement that will put your room redesign over the top

March 16, 2012 · Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Skylights  

skylights(ARA) – You repainted last year, replaced all the furniture in the fall and just finished recarpeting in that room that needed a little design TLC. But you still haven’t found that final touch to put your room transformation over the top. There’s one more thing you can do, and it’s an improvement that not only makes a big visual impact, but can save energy in your home too: install skylights.
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Take your home from dreary to cheery with a fresh coat of paint

March 15, 2012 · Filed under: Home Decorating, Home Remodeling, Painting  

painting(ARA) – Spring is upon us and so is the time for spring cleaning and sprucing up the house. What’s a quick and easy way to make a room look instantly cleaner and brighter? Add a fresh coat of paint. But don’t think this project will be a long and laborious one – with a little planning and the right products, it’s as easy as one-two-three.

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Romantic bedroom decorating ideas to rekindle your love life

March 15, 2012 · Filed under: Bedroom, Bedroom Decorating, Home Decorating, Home Decorating Ideas  

romantic bedroom decorating ideasWe all desire a romantic getaway where we can leave behind the busy life and indulge ourselves in a romantic place where all our senses are sharpened to the beauty of our surroundings and to the love and romance of our company. The good news is that you don’t have to book an expensive flight to a far off tropical destination nor does the excitement have to last for just a short few days or weeks.  Not at all! We will discuss romantic bedroom decorating ideas that you can use to rekindle the romantic fire and lose yourself in the comfort of your own home; and this romantic getaway can last for a very long time
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Spring home improvements that pay off big

March 14, 2012 · Filed under: Curb Appeal, Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Roof, Windows  

home improvement(ARA) – It’s beautiful outside and the last thing you want to do is spend all of your spare time working on your home when you could be playing or spending time with loved ones.

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