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Which of these 7 Home Improvement Loans is Right for You?
January 10, 2019

Are you planning a home improvement project? Before picking out paint samples or hiring a contractor, be sure to pick the right home improvement loan. Take a look at these 8 different ways to pay and see if one fits your project.

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Exactly What to Look for in Your Remodeling Contract
January 10, 2019

A clearly defined remodeling contract protects you from minor headaches and major financial battles over the course of your renovation project.

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Garage Conversion: Renovating Your Space to Create a Studio Apartment
January 08, 2019

Garage conversion to create livable spaces is a great idea for passive income, large or multi-generational families and aging in place. There is a lot to consider when creating a second dwelling unit, so let’s break it down.

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7 Property Value Boosting Projects Worth Trying
January 07, 2019

If you’re ready to increase your home’s property value, but aren’t sure which kind of project will net the biggest return, you’re in luck! Here are 7 home improvement projects that will boost your property value and offer the highest return on investment.

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Surprising Homeowner Myths You Should Know About
January 04, 2019

Even in the age of the Internet, homeowner myths abound about how to clean, use and take care of your home. Here are five of the more egregious ones you should be aware of and why they are flat-out untrue.

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Electrical, Plumbing and Building Permits: Everything You Need to Know
January 03, 2019

Securing building permits is an essential part of any home renovation. But knowing whether your project requires them and what type you need can be confusing. Read this overview to learn permit basics and ensure you comply with local regulations.

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Disaster Recovery Renovations: What to Do if a Natural Disaster Damages Your Home
January 02, 2019

Facing the effects of a natural disaster can take an emotional and financial toll. In this article, we’ll give you steps you can take before and after a disaster to make the process smoother.

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Do I Need a Building Permit For My Home Renovation Project?
January 01, 2019

Find out if you need a building permit for your next home renovation project as well as where to get one and what can happen if you skip this vital step.

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How to Clean Up and Repair a Flooded Basement
December 29, 2018

If you have a flooded basement, it’s important to know how to clean up the mess and repair any damage from water. Read here for tips on how to clean up and repair a flooded basement.

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7 Home Design Trends You’ll Want to Try in 2019
December 27, 2018

Is a home renovation project on your new year’s resolution list? Here are 7 great home design trends worth trying in 2019, from mixed metals and bold florals to sustainable design.

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Worksheets That Work Right!
December 26, 2018

Consider creating room-specific worksheets that you can email to inquiring homeowners before you meet.

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Garage Conversion: How to Renovate Your Space to Create an At-Home Studio or Workshop
December 24, 2018

If your garage is overly cluttered or under utilized, a little organization and cleanup can turn your space into something much more functional. Read here for garage conversion tips.

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How to Renovate After Damage From a Leaky Roof
December 20, 2018

Learn how to renovate after experiencing damage from a leaky roof, and what to do if your insurance company has deemed your water damage “cosmetic.”

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3 Home Renovations That Can Provide Tax Deductions
December 17, 2018

Aside from increasing your property value, home renovations can provide significant tax deductions. Check out these three tax credits that you may be able to claim.

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7 Signs Your General Contractor Search Is Over
December 13, 2018

Learn how to know if you’ve found the right general contractor for your next home renovation by looking out for these signs, including how busy they are, what their references have to say and whether or not they’re licensed.

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How to Revitalize Old Neighborhoods and Increase Property Value
December 12, 2018

Learn how to increase property value across communities by purchasing older homes in need of fashionable upgrades.

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Storage Options to Consider for Your Home Renovation
December 10, 2018

Proper storage during a home renovation ensures your items are protected and the workspace is clear to maximize efficiency. Let’s breakdown some of the storage options you have for your home renovation.

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How Contractors Can Communicate Effectively With Homeowners
October 10, 2018

Contractors and home remodel professionals generally understand the importance of managing client expectations. Yet, in the interest of closing a deal or out of a desire to please clients, it’s easy to get caught up in the homeowner’s enthusiasm. But that’s where tensions begin. It’s up to the contractor to offer realistic timelines and ensure…

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7 Things Homeowners Look for in a Contractor
September 26, 2018

Whether a homeowner is considering a kitchen remodel or sprucing up a deck, it’s vital that they find contractors who will provide value, are easy to work with and will be good partners along the journey. As you know, renovations can stress homeowners but a top-notch contractor can make the process as easy and headache-free…

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The Best and Worst Ideas for Bathroom Flooring Materials
September 11, 2018

When considering bathroom flooring, it’s important to equally weigh aesthetic and practicality.  While herringbone tiles are a striking design, it may tip your budget or perhaps it doesn’t fit with the style of your mid-century modern home. Above all else, your flooring has to be able to weather moisture and humidity.  Below are the pros…

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Dos and Don’ts for Your Bathroom Remodel
September 06, 2018

It’s time to upgrade your bathroom and replace that old vanity. Renovating a bathroom is a big project, especially with the myriad of choices, not to mention an often significant investment. Upgraded bathrooms also offer massive resale value to your home if you’re looking to put it on the market. Before choosing your shower head…

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Top 10 Home Design Trends for 2018
August 23, 2018

Each year brings new home design trends, whether it’s exposed brick, rose gold or the long-forgotten days of sponge-walls and bean bag chairs.  In 2018 we’re seeing bold, clean and modern trends. Keep these décor trends in mind as you begin a room refresh this year. Brass decor With warmer tones than traditional stainless steel…

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5 Home Improvement Projects that Increase Value
August 16, 2018

You’ve set the money aside and now you’re ready to jump into renovations before putting your home on the market. While we often think that buyers want gleaming white kitchens and marble bathrooms, these investments may not always yield the return on investment you were hoping for. Before choosing which projects are best for your…

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How to Start a Kitchen Remodel Project: The Ultimate Guide
August 01, 2018

Remodeling your kitchen is a big undertaking and one of the top ways to add value to your home. For example, the cost of upgrading finishes ranges from $6,363 to $25,149 and the cost of a full kitchen renovation  in Las Vegas can span $27,402 to $126,326. It’s also a surefire way to recoup your…

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Modern Master Bedroom Ideas: Photos, Designs, and Tips
July 25, 2018

Modern design is not just for your living room or den – it can work in your bedroom too where neutral colors and clean lines guide form and function. Modern design, especially mid-century modern design, is a trend that is popular for almost every room of the house, so why not the master bedroom What…

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10 Countertop Designs and Materials for Kitchen Remodels
July 23, 2018

Kitchen countertops are a significant  decision when undertaking a kitchen remodel. There are many considerations  to weigh such as cost, sustainability and design. In today’s competitive residential real estate market, updating your countertops can often be a simple and cost-effective way to increase aesthetic appeal and your property value.  Before heading to your nearest home…

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Bedroom Design Ideas to Maximize Space
July 10, 2018

Bedroom design has taken on a whole new meaning these days as people are downsizing and living in tighter spaces due to high housing costs and as the function of bedrooms has changed. If you live in a one-bedroom apartment or a small older home, chances are the space you have to work with in…

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Renovating Your Bathroom? Lighting is a Must!
July 09, 2018

Picking paint colors, shower tile and a vanity are three pretty big items on a bathroom remodel to-do list, but there’s another item that homeowners should put more thought into: lighting. Lighting often gets overlooked because it’s the least “sexy” part of any remodel or renovation. In bathrooms, lighting is particularly important because it’s the place…

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How to Select a Contractor for Home Design
June 22, 2018

Embarking on a home renovation project is exciting – but it can also be stressful and confusing. Our “Dream It!” and “Cost It!” processes make it easy to map out your style and design preferences in a way that seamlessly aligns with your budget. But how do you navigate the contractor bidding process? Here are…

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How to Plan a Bathroom Remodel: Guide to Planning, Designing and Executing Your Project
June 21, 2018

Do you want to remodel your bathroom but you’re not sure where to start? We’ve got your back. Whether you know exactly what you want or aren’t sure what you’re looking for, here’s our guide for planning, designing and executing your remodel so you can enjoy a bathroom that suits your style and your needs.…

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6 Home Design Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them!)
June 21, 2018

There’s nothing more fun than researching ideas for your dream kitchen or the master bath you’ve always wanted. It’s easy to find inspiration online but before you get into the finer details of picking finishes and grout colors, be sure you have a game plan. Whether it’s sprucing up the floors of your bedroom or…

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7 Questions to Ask Before a Kitchen Remodel
June 19, 2018

Embarking on a kitchen remodel can feel daunting. But whether you just want to replace those laminate countertops or you want your entire kitchen flipped, there are a few questions you need to ask before getting started to make sure your kitchen will turn out just as you planned. 1. What’s my budget? The amount…

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5 Things You Won’t Want to Forget for a Successful Bathroom Remodel
June 18, 2018

Finally ready to pull the trigger and get that bathroom remodel underway? Hold that thought! You’ve probably considered some of the essentials, like what you want the counter top, floor, and shower to look like – but before you take the plunge (pun intended), we put together a list of oft-overlooked elements that you’ll want…

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