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20 Home Staging Statistics and Tips

A home stager’s job is to make your house look its best so it’s appealing to as many buyers as possible. Through strategic home styling and simple upgrades, home staging can make the home-selling process much easier and more lucrative. In a hot seller’s market where there are many prospective buyers, it might seem like…

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How to Hire a Residential General Contractor

© BillionPhotos.com – stock.adobe.com Hiring a general contractor (GC) involves interviewing contractors, comparing quotes and verifying their permits, licenses and insurance plans. Residential contractors organize and execute larger remodeling projects, so it’s vital to find the right one. Use this article as a guide for helping you vet and hire the right professional for your…

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How to Find & Hire an Architect

Every state and territory in the United States has strict and specific requirements for architects. At a minimum, they must possess a bachelor’s degree in architecture and be licensed to practice in that state, as well as have a business license and liability insurance. When you learn how to hire an architect, the project usually…

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Square Footage Calculator

To use this calculator: Measure and record the dimensions of your room. Select the room’s shape, enter your measurements and click the “Calculate” button to determine its area in square feet. To calculate the area of multiple rooms, click “Add a new shape” to create a new calculator for every room or shape. Select the…

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How to Hire a Construction Project Manager

Hiring a Residential Construction Manager Hiring a construction manager takes a lot of the hassle out of building a home or completing a major remodel. Commercial projects use construction managers to oversee the day-to-day and logistical activities like coordinating material delivery, organizing laborers and more. Occasionally, they’re hired on to do projects for single-family homes….

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Increase Home Value?

A kitchen remodel is one of the most exciting projects to start as a homeowner. Considered the second most common renovation by the National Association of Realtors, a kitchen upgrade can transform the heart of a home. Revamping your kitchen almost always increases your house’s value, but that doesn’t always guarantee a solid return on…

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How to Find and Hire a Good Contractor

Hiring a reliable contractor is a great way to ensure that your home project goes well and turns out exactly how you want. There are several ways you can find a quality pro at an affordable price. From asking questions about insurance and experience, to paying with a credit card, here’s a look at how…

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Bathroom Shower Remodeling Tips

Remodeling your bathroom shower can completely change the face of your bathroom. If you want to make sure the whole process goes off without a hitch, then this guide will help you keep things going smoothly. Bathroom Shower Remodeling Ideas It can be difficult to come up with new ideas for your bathroom shower on…

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Expert Tips for Managing Five Common Home Additions

Thinking about a home addition? You’re not the only one.  In a typical year, some 750,000 U.S. homeowners tackle a home addition, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Adding on to your home, as opposed to remodeling an existing space, has several advantages, starting with the fact that you get to design…

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