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Home Addition Basics

A house addition is exactly what the term claims: adding onto a house. Yet, additions can arrive in many forms, be many different sizes, and address many different functions. You can build out, up, down, or any other direction from the existing structure. We have compiled some of the basics that you need to know…

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Historic Home

Historic Homes: Preservation and Restoration

Every state has a federally designated historic preservation office (HPO) that is the clearinghouse for a tremendous amount of information about preservation activities. There is no cost or obligation for their assistance. They will be able to provide you with: Maps showing boundaries of the National Register Historic District Lists of properties in your state…

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Bathroom addition

Bathroom Addition Guide

There can be many reasons why you want to add a bathroom to your house, though this might not be intuitive at first. For example, maybe you’re expecting more children and you already have too many people in your house per bathroom.

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Family Room

Add on to your Home with a Family Room Addition

Modern families too often find themselves cramped for space when it comes to communal living areas. Besides the old standbys of couches, coffee tables, and a dining room table set, families are now faced with multiple televisions, gaming systems, surround sound home theatre systems, and more. What used to fit into a living room now…

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Sunrooms & Patios

HomeAdvisor Trend Watch: Sunrooms & Patio Enclosures

  This article originally appeared in Qualified Remodeler in August 2016. Sunrooms and patio enclosures are surging in popularity. In fact, requests for professional sunroom and patio services are up 26 percent year over year, according to HomeAdvisor. Unfortunately, as nice as they are to have, sunrooms and enclosed patios aren’t always a sound investment….

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HomeAdvisor Trend Watch: Major Basement Remodels on the Rise

This article originally appeared in Qualified Remodeler in June 2016. It would stand to reason that homeowners seeking more space would renovate their basements when the housing market is weak and move into bigger homes when the economy is strong. A recent analysis of HomeAdvisor data shows the exact opposite to be true. In 2015,…

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Tasteful Bathroom

Kitchen Designers and Bathroom Designers Q&A

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most important and most complicated rooms to remodel in a home. These rooms where families spend so much of their time merit attention because they have to be functional and pleasant. Remodeling an outdated kitchen or bathroom is not only a smart investment, but will also bring your family more…

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Contractors talking

What to Do When the Job Goes Wrong

Construction site problems are inevitable. No matter how good your renovation contractors are, a long and/or involved remodeling project is bound to have a few delays due to material availability, budget constraints and Mother Nature. Since construction site problems are going to be a part of any major remodeling project, it is important to understand…

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Guest House

The Guest House: A Visitor’s Home away from Home

Having space already set aside for those who visit is convenient for host and company alike. While a spare room is often sufficient for this purpose, having a guest house is a far superior way to quarter an out-of-town friend. Host Benefits of a Guest House Since every home has a finite amount of space,…

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Modern Bathroom

The Hottest Trends in Modern Bathroom Design

In the past, the bathroom was thought of as a strictly utilitarian space. You get in, take care of your business and get out. But these days, savvy homeowners are taking another look at the bathroom and finding it’s a great place to bring quality of life into the home. Bathroom design these days blends…

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