All About Clean: Master Bathroom Trends

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Thumb through any home decor magazine, and you’ll see a master bathroom with a soaker or shower as the showpiece. Ta-da! Homeowners, it turns out, are splurging to scrub up, according to the recently released U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. …

How to Make an Open Floor Plan Work for You

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Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes. An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room. Before taking a hammer …

Best Financial Investments for Your Home

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Over the last couple of years, rehabbing TV shows have become increasingly popular. In these shows, people fix or introduce new features to their homes while adding substantial market value to the house in the process. If you own a …

Is Your Contractor Bullying You?

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No one likes dealing with bullies, but unfortunately, you may meet contractors with a grade-school mentality. Crooked home improvement contractors often resort to bullying, intimidation and threats to get what they want. They might push for more money, threaten to …

Fireplace Materials Play a Role in Design Ideas

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Materials such as stonework or tile play a vital role in your fireplace ideas. When you install a fireplace, whether it be a traditional wood-burning fireplace, direct-vent or ventless gas fireplace, or modern electric fireplace, you face many choices in …

Warning Signs of a Bad Basement Remodeler

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Be on guard for these red flags to keep from hiring a bad basement remodeler for your redo. Remodeling a basement might sound like a weekend project, but it’s actually a large project to accomplish, and better left to the …

Finishing a Basement: 10 Things You Must Know

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A finished basement is a great addition to any home. Be sure to read these expert tips before you get started on your renovation. Keep It Dry Check for any water issues in your basement before beginning the planning process. …

Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

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Fluffy snow and sparkling icicles may make for a winter wonderland, but they can also bring on drafts, fallen tree limbs and worse (hello, ice dams). Avoid spending your holidays handling winter-related disasters with a bit of preventative maintenance — …

How to Repair a Leaky Roof

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Asphalt shingles typically last between 15 and 20 years if they are properly maintained. If you have a torn or broken shingle, rain can penetrate around the nails and cause damage to your home. Materials and Tools: asphalt shingle prybar …

Windows: Why Brands Matter

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Choosing the best window brands for your home can be a complicated process with all of the different types of windows and options available to you. Poor quality windows can create inefficiencies that will run up your heating and cooling …