4 Elements of a Customized Bathroom

Posted on: August 23, 2018 by in Blog
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The kitchen may be the heart of your home, but don't underestimate the importance of your bathrooms. If you think about it, bathrooms are one of the most frequented spaces in the home. It's where you go to rejuvenate and get ready for the day. It's the place where you take the time to make yourself look and feel your best. A thoughtfully designed bathroom can start your day on a positive note. And end it in a calm, relaxing and stress-free manner. With this in mind, good design becomes Continue Reading ...

Top 4 Factors That Affect The Cost of a New Roof

Posted on: August 14, 2018 by in Blog
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top 4 factors that affect the cost of a new roof

No one wants to pay more for something than they have to, especially when it comes to a large home improvement purchase. So, why can there be thousands of dollars difference between contractor bids for neighboring homes? And how can homeowners get an idea of what a new roof will cost? In general, labor for a new roof should make up 60-65 percent of the cost. And most of the remaining cost, 30-35 percent, should be the cost for materials. According to Rick Taylor, a longtime roofing Continue Reading ...

5 Tips for Financing Home Improvement Project

Posted on: August 7, 2018 by in Blog
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5 tips for financing your home improvement project

Whether it’s transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floorboard is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project should begin with careful financial planning. To help homeowners with Continue Reading ...

5 Questions To Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

Posted on: July 31, 2018 by in Blog
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5 Questions To Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

Buying a home is a major financial commitment. It’s exciting, but can also be confusing and overwhelming. Choosing the best mortgage that fits your needs is an important first step and first-time homebuyers, in particular, should research the many options and know the right questions to ask. Here are some questions to ask a lender that will help you make an informed mortgage decision: 1. How much can I afford? A home affordability calculator can help you get an idea of what you may be able Continue Reading ...

Home Improvements To Help Your Home Sell Faster

Posted on: July 24, 2018 by in Blog
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The real estate market is heating up, and if you're planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers' eyes. Garage door When potential buyers visit your property, you want to make the best first Continue Reading ...

Is My Bathroom Properly Ventilated?

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Is My Bathroom Properly Ventilated? : Bathrooms are a very important room in the house. Most of us, we like to spend a good amount of time there, so it’s wise to have a check of the ventilation system to make sure that it's functioning properly, thus improving your bathroom experience. If you’re not sure if your ventilation system is working properly, keep your eye out for these indications: Is mold starting to appear on the ceilings and walls of the bathroom? Does it feel Continue Reading ...

Should I Carpet My Bathroom?

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Bathroom carpet. Carpet in a home can feel comfortable and cozy, and can look very appealing. But is it a good idea to have it everywhere? What about the bathroom for example? A carpeted bathroom can seem appealing as it is a lot warmer underfoot. Especially when it gets very cold here in New York State. It is also a lot more slip resistant than a tiled floor, and it can look very nice. Here are also a few things to keep in mind when deciding if it is right for your bathroom. Moisture! Continue Reading ...

Could There Be Mold In My Carpet?

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Mold in my carpet? Mold is a most undesirable thing to deal with in a home. It can cause upper respiratory problems, as well as other health conditions such as skin problems, so naturally, we want to do our best to prevent its growth. One area where mold can grow is in the carpet. Here are some things to think about: If mold is not visible on my carpet, could it still have it? Yes, in fact, mold only appears on the surface of the carpet in more extreme cases Where should I check Continue Reading ...

Carpenter Ants or Termites?

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Is it carpenter ants or termites? We are continuing the pest theme this month, and while not very pleasant to think about, one of the most damaging threats that could exist for your home, especially structurally, are pests and insects. Some insects work silently, however, and escape your notice until they’ve already caused a lot of damage to the structure of your home. The most common perpetrators to damaging a wooden structure could be termites or carpenter ants. If you have found Continue Reading ...

Bed Bugs….An unhappy reality

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In recent years Bed Bugs, have become an epidemic, and our area is no exception. Their hard to see, love to travel and not so easy to eliminate. So what do we know about these pesky invaders, and what can we do about them? Although bed bugs are found in mattresses, they are by no means limited to beds. In fact they can hide in an alarming number of places. Anywhere from furniture, curtains and clothing to picture frames and books What do they look like? Bed bugs are rather small, Continue Reading ...

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