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Hiring a Basement Contractor: Finishing, Remodeling & Waterproofing

Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Home Building and Remodeling Expert. Basement professionals run the gamut of home improvement contractors. You can find a company that offers comprehensive finishing services. Or you can find a handful of pros to complete the project piecemeal, starting with a waterproofing company and then plumbing, electrical, and flooring experts. You need…

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Plan Carefully for Your Move

Moving from one home to another is considered one of the most stressful things people do in their lives; when your move is across the country rather than across town, the stress is increased tenfold! Long-distance moving involves careful planning and organization on your part and on the part of the company you pick if…

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The (Unspoken) Rules of Renovations & Remodels

Do you watch hours of home shows waiting to pick up the perfect list of tips for your next project? Chances are your favorite host never mentioned these helpful tips to plan your project. These guidelines will help you get the most for your money. Prioritize Projects Wisely When remodeling, start with projects that must…

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Laminate Floor vs. Vinyl: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Photo: Train arrival / Adobe Stock Laminate and vinyl floors are both great options for homeowners looking for a stylish and affordable flooring alternative to luxurious and highly sought-after floor types like hardwood and natural stone. Their costs are roughly the same per square foot, both are easy to install, and they even have a…

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Landscape Architect & Designer Hiring Guide: Differences & Interview Questions

Hiring a Landscape Designer or Architect Though they’re commonly mistaken for each other, land designers and architects focus on different areas of your property. A landscape architect has a formal license and can lay out a plan for your entire yard, including structural changes. A designer focuses on the plants and typically has a horticultural…

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How to Prep Your Home for a Backyard Wedding or Reception

Traditional wedding venues are still the most popular place to get married. For the most part, they’re also the most expensive and offer the fewest customization options. That’s why couples who are trying to save money or create a more laid-back vibe for their special day are choosing to forgo the elevated price tag and…

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6 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Personal Assistant

Updated October 2017 Running a household can be difficult for working families with demanding schedules. Imagine coming home from work and having to do household chores everyday. You are already tired and you don’t want to miss the very little time you get to spend with your family. Besides, having to do all the work…

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