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Learning From Home Renovations

Although I am not a professional contractor, I have worked with more than a few during my 40 years as a homeowner. In fact, I have had 3 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, and 2 master bedrooms renovated over the years. Because some of the experiences were a breeze, I found myself addicted to customizing my homes. If you are thinking about getting a little work done on your home, it is a good idea to learn as much about construction as you can. After all, how will you choose a new garage door opener if you aren't familiar with the different types? Understanding the materials and how to choose a contractor might streamline your renovation.

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3 Ways Improving Your Attic Can Help Your Entire Home
15 November 2017

The attic is often overlooked but is actually an i

How A Waterproof Membrane Keeps Your Basement Dry
11 October 2017

There are a few different approaches your contract

Four Things To Know Before Adding Windows To Your Garage Door
11 September 2017

First off, why should you add windows to your gara

Four Tips For Painting Your Home's Interior
9 August 2017

Interior painting projects can be a task that ever

Understanding And Attending To Low Well Water Pressure
24 July 2017

If you have a private well on your property, then

Three Options For Installing A Fire Suppression System Based On Your Property’s Current Level Of Construction

If you are considering installing a fire suppression system in your building, you may be wondering how the contractor will install it. It really depends on where you are in the process of building or remodeling your property. There are two options based upon your current level of construction. Installing Fire Suppression Systems Before the Walls and Plaster Are Constructed This is the best option all around because the walls that ordinarily hide the plumbing for the fire suppression system are not constructed yet. Read More 

Four Tips To Help You Choose The Right Hardwood Flooring For Your Home Renovations

If you are planning on doing renovations to your home, one of the things on your to-do-list may be hardwood flooring. When it comes to wood floors, there are many different choices of materials, such as engineered floors, softwoods and hardwood materials. Each of these materials has different benefits depending on your needs. Here are some tips to help you choose the right new wood flooring for your home: 1. Engineered Wood Flooring To Give You A Durable And Portable Floor Read More 

4 Tips To Help Improve The Water Quality In Your Home

If you have hard water or other problems with the water that comes from a well or even the local water service, you may want to improve it. This can be done with many different solutions, such as a water softening system for hard water. There are also more complete systems for areas that have problems with things like high alkalinity. Here are some things that can be done to improve the water quality in your home: Read More 

Why You Should Care About Building Codes When Planning A New Addition

Understanding building codes can make it easier to work with your contractor. This is because you'll understand why your contractor may need to modify some of your original plans to make them meet these codes. Building codes are a series of rules and regulations that are in place to make sure local buildings and other structures are as safe as possible. These codes are location specific. They are updated as needed, so they should be checked each time you plan a new remodeling project. Read More 

Four Tips To Help Improve Your Finished Basement To Reduce Water Damage Problems

If you have a finished basement, water can cause a lot of problems. It can be caused by something as simple as condensation forming on exterior walls. If you want to protect your basement, you may want to consider improvements such as interior drainage systems. You can also use alternative materials for things like wall finishes and ceilings. Here are some ideas to help you improve your basement and reduce water problems:  Read More