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Basement bathroom

Planning for a Basement Bathroom

If you have a large basement, the temptation to convert your extra space into a livable area can be overwhelming. In addition to making your home more enjoyable, a finished basement will increase the overall value of your home should you decide to sell.

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Home Sale Checklist

Checklist: 5 Steps to a Resale-Ready Home

If you’re selling your home, you’re probably hoping to sell it as quickly as possible — and to get top dollar for it too. Usually, it takes a little prep work to make that happen. Use this checklist to ensure that you’ve taken every step necessary to ready your home for resale. As they say…

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For Fashion’s Sake: A Closet Organization Checklist

Does your closet need a little more “ahhh” than “ughh?” If so, use the following checklist to give your closet the organizational tools it so desperately needs. For a complete breakdown of the costs associated with sprucing up your closet, check out Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide. Clothing: It stays or it goes First things…

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Garden bushes

Checklist: Spring Gardening Tips

One day it’s a bleak winter, the next we wake to a warm breeze and blue skies. We’re sure that spring is upon us so we run eagerly into the yard with shovel, rake and seeds, intent upon transforming the landscape into a colorful paradise. But wait! The end product will only be as good…

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Kitchen Renovation Prep Steps

How to Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel

So you’ve decided to have the kitchen remodeled, and you think your work is done. Not so fast. Even if you have talked with a kitchen contractor and a designer, there is still some work you need to do to ensure that your remodeling process runs smoothly. This isn’t much work, but this preparation will…

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Garage Remodeling Prep Steps

Garage remodels and additions are fast becoming one of the most popular home improvement projects, primarily because there are so many possibilities for homeowners to choose from. Because of this, your prep will vary depending on what your specific project is. Regardless of the nature of your undertaking, here are some helpful hints for things…

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Bench shower

Checklist: Disability Remodel

While any home remodel should provide substantial improvement to your daily routine and quality of life, a disability remodel is often an absolute necessity to retain your autonomy and way of life. Whether the result of a sudden trauma or a chronic illness, disabilities can be difficult to navigate, but they shouldn’t become the totality…

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Lighting the house

Preparing for Lighting Installation

Lighting installation varies quite a bit depending on the individual demands of different projects. Some of today’s most popular lighting projects, like low-voltage lighting installation, are simple enough that many homeowners choose to do it themselves; others, like recessed lighting installation, are simple in theory, but difficult to get right. The following facts and tips…

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Sunroom addition

Planning a Room Addition the Right Way

A room addition is an excellent option for homeowners for many reasons. They are cost-effective, you can custom tailor them to fit your home and needs, and they are an excellent option for those who are attached to their current home or just don’t relish the idea of moving into a larger residence. Still, a…

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Home winterization checklist

Home Winterizing Checklist

As cold weather approaches, it is important to take a few preventative measures to protect your home through the chilly months. Winterizing is generally a task that can be done relatively inexpensively, but will make a big difference in how comfortable your home is, and could end up saving you money on energy bills, too….

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