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  1. How to make approachable interior upgrades for the new year

    Looking for ways to have your home look and feel different and refreshed in the new year? If the cost and prospect of an extensive renovation is undesirable, consider taking on smaller projects that can give your home a new look on a budget.

    GETTING STARTED

    First and foremost, have a budget. Decide how much money you can allocate as renovation dollars.

    DETERMINE NEEDS VS. WANTS

    Before you splurge, first determine what design or functionality needs ...
  2. Why Paying Extra for Experienced Contractors Matters

    Home renovation is one of those things where being thrifty is not really appropriate, and can actually lead to a variety of issues down the road if you donít know what youíre doing. When in doubt, itís always a better idea to pay slightly more and be sure that the job gets done right. Otherwise, those ďsmartĒ savings youíre making might end up coming back to bite you in the worst ways. Itís definitely not a fun thing to deal with when you just thought that you were done with the whole renovation. ...
  3. Should I hire a carpet cleaner?

    If you've been holding holiday events all December, the unsung MVP of your home may be your carpets! They've endured large amounts of traffic, not to mention the salt or melted snow visitors may be tracking into your house. Now is an excellent time to take stock of your carpet and consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner.

    BENEFITS OF CARPET CLEANING

    Cleaning your carpet carries more than just aesthetic benefits. The American Lung Association says that dust accumulation ...
  4. Home improvements you might regret

    Between trying to save money and customizing a home to an exact lifestyle, homeowners can make some big mistakes. Whether they decrease resale value, go way over budget, or increase maintenance costs, some renovations are better left undone.

    These are the projects homeowners most commonly tell us they regret.

    MAKING A BEDROOM INTO A CLOSET

    Most of us dream of a big closet, but converting a bedroom into a walk-in will make your realtor cringe. First, removing ...
  5. How Not To Ignore Going Solar In 2019

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ID:	11084Millions of Americans are suffering with higher electricity bills. Installing a solar system would be a great idea but have not yet made up their mind.

    Well, itís very important to consider getting a solar system in the New Year so you donít stop missing the tremendous benefits of this renewable energy.

    For your next home improvement project, installing solar panels should be on top of your list. Read on to discover how not to ignore going ...
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  6. What can you do about frozen gutters?

    Frozen gutters and downspouts may seem like an inevitable effect of winter weather. But those heavy icicles hanging from your rooftop after a heavy snow or cold snap need not be a foregone conclusion. You can take steps to prevent them Ė and should Ė because they can damage gutters and lead to ice and water backing up on the roof and forming even more damaging ice dams. The weight of ice can sag the gutter or bring it down entirely.
    First off, resist the urge to go after the ice with a hammer ...
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