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Home Improvement

Finding the Perfect Hues for Your Home

How do you usually choose the colors for your walls? Many consider their favorite shades, or they try to match existing furniture or other décor. This is how some people like to do it, but did you know that there are optimal colors for each room type? The next time you’re ready to splash a new color on your surroundings, consider choosing a hue that suits the room’s purpose. Here are some...

How to Get the Most from a Home Inspection

Buying a home is probably the single most significant investment you’ll make in your lifetime. When you’re making such a significant purchase, you want to know exactly what you’re getting. This is the goal of a home inspection. A professional inspector will review the home and point out any potential concerns. Here’s how it works. 1. Arrange for the inspection: Typically, you will include an...

What to Expect if You Stay at Home During a Kitchen Remodel

According to Remodeling magazine, a kitchen remodel will generate a substantial return on dollars spent for this kind of home improvement, with an 83% average return. This, coupled with the eventual increase in the marketability of your home, should be a great motivator to step up to the next level in design and function for the area where your family always seems to gather. You will want to prepare...

Increase Your Home’s Value with These Landscaping Ideas

A picture is worth a thousand words if it can create a memorable first impression. What better way is there to achieve a positive reaction to the presentation of your home than to start at the curb with your detailing and exterior design features? You want to capture the attention of a casual visitor or prospective buyer from the moment they step foot on your property. A well-thought-out plan for the...

Is a Fixer-Upper the Right Investment for Me?

You’ve read the headlines: Build sweat equity. DIY special. Needs some TLC. These homes are far from turnkey, but they can offer good opportunities. With the right renovations, fixer-uppers can be a profitable investment. But is this type of purchase right for you? To answer this question, consider three important factors. Your plans. If you’re hoping to get a good deal on real estate and flip...

Kitchen Upgrades for a New Look

Take your kitchen forward without setting yourself back too much. Kitchen renovations require time and money, often taking several months to complete and costing tens of thousands of dollars. If you don’t have the financial resources for a full-on renovation, there are a variety of ways you can give your kitchen a new look for a lot less. From refacing cabinets to replacing lighting, a few cosmetic...

How to Estimate Home Renovation Costs

Setting a budget for a home renovation can be difficult, especially if you’ve never done it before. Home renovation costs vary widely depending on what you’re doing, where you’re doing it, and whether you’re doing the job yourself or hiring it out to a professional. Other cost factors—including the size of the space and the materials that you’re going to be using—are just as important in...

Ways to Make Rooms Feel Bigger

Knocking down walls isn’t the only way to make a small space work for you. Whether you rent or own, there are plenty of design techniques that you can use to make rooms feel bigger and bring more functionality without the benefit of more square footage. You just have to get a little creative. The average American’s living space has more than doubled in the past several decades, increasing by 1,000...

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