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Home Remodeling a Growing Trend?

Image courtesy of InternetBullet via Flikr.There are a lot of people that are deciding to stay put in the homes that they currently have instead of opting to move to a new home.  The costs of the remodeling are quite often less than the cost of closing on a newer home or building a new one.  A lot of people have older homes that simply need some updates or repairs in order to suit their needs. (more…)

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Prevent Home Improvement Fraud

Image courtesy of Denise Krebs via Flikr.Summer time means a big upswing in home improvement and repairs.  It is the best time of year for any major projects.  But it is also the time of year for the most home improvement frauds.  The Attorney General has already obtained convictions for home improvement fraud and is urging people to take precautions when arranging for their projects.  Here are some of the tips to follow: (more…)

Age Brings Home Renovations

Image courtesy of Alan L. via Flikr.There are a lot of people that are now considering how their homes will be livable in their old age.  For example, if you have a two-story home and you sleep in an upstairs bedroom, will you always be able to get there?  There are a lot of elderly people that can’t.  Even showering or bathing can be a risk to them, considering the crawl into a bathtub or shower.  There are times that a renovation is necessary in order to accommodate you when your physical abilities decline.  But what renovations do you actually need?  How will you pay for them?
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Be Safe During Home Improvement

Image courtesy of Mark Hunter via Flikr.The summer time is when a lot of the outdoor home improvements and repairs are done.  With the nicer weather more people get outdoors to make those changes before the seasons change once again.  But don’t be in such a rush.  There are some things to consider before you start that project. (more…)

Doing Your Own Home Improvement Projects

Image courtesy of John Mills via Flikr.There are a lot of things around your home that you can repair or improve on by doing the work yourself.  Not only can you save some money but you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you did it yourself.  A lot of different projects around the home do not take a lot of skill or expense.  But there are times that if you do them wrong, you could end up spending a lot more than you planned.  There are times when you have to leave the work to professionals or have them repair the damage you have done. (more…)

A New Look

Image courtesy of Mike Baird via Flikr.There are times when a lot of people look at things the same way all of the time.  Their perceptions are based on the way they were raised, but not necessarily what is actually going on in the world.  There are times when you have to look at the things and activities around you in a different way.  You have to look for the new look. (more…)

Home Improvement and Maintenance

Image courtesy of Brian Teutsch via Flikr.It’s not a secret that maintaining a home can be expensive and time consuming. But it really doesn’t have to be if you stay on top of things. On average, homeowners will spend about three percent of their expendable income to maintain their homes and sometimes they can find the funds to make some improvements on their investment. However, it can be the maintenance that eats up most of those funds if you’re not careful. (more…)