Throughout the fall season, it’s hard not to have the constant presence of fallen leaves to remind us of the weekend house work we have to do. Although a freshly swept yard comes with a since of accomplishment, your leaf clearing and home maintenance doesn’t end there. Every homeowner needs to remember the sometimes yucky task of cleaning out your gutters. Since it’s out of sight, it’s often out of mind; but read more to learn why that will lead to major damage.
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When consulting with homeowners on master bathroom remodeling, I almost always get asked the same question. “We don’t ever use our tub, but are afraid to get rid of it for resale purposes. Do we need to keep it?” Read more to see what I have to say on the subject of the necessity of tubs in master bathrooms.
In the second installment in my series, 19 Secrets to Top Home Remodeling, I will reveal two more games that contractors like to play when trying to win your remodeling business – and also trying to scam you. Read more to learn to spot the signs of Working the Neighborhood and why you should be wary of contractors saying “We Can Start Next Week.”
So you’re ready to start the process of renovating your kitchen, remodeling your bathroom, or building an addition on to your house. You’ve done a little research on what styles you like, and you have a ballpark budget. Who will you trust to tackle this project, which may the second largest investment you’ve made, next to the actual purchase of your home?
To help homeowners like yourself, I have written a series of posts on just how to find and hire a trustworthy, quality remodeler. I have also listed for you 22 questions to ask other homeowners to complete a thorough remodeler reference check.
To take this series one step further, I’m going to post “19 Secrets to Top Home Remodeling” over the coming months. These Secrets will help you avoid less-than-reputable contractors, save you tons of money, and end up with a renovation you love. Continue reading to learn about Secret 1: How contractors play the “Image Game.”
I always tell my clients a kitchen may be the most used room in your house and runs the risk of looking tired, outdated, overwhelmed or all three. But in a jam packed world of obligations and work, it’s often hard to get yourself motivated to take on a mammoth project like remodeling your kitchen. Keep reading to learn 5 small, simple, and relatively inexpensive ways to ways to update your kitchen area that will bring it out of the 80’s and make you and your family fight over who gets to do the dishes.