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building a home addition - what you should know

When building an addition to an existing home, many things can go wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, the addition may not be structurally sound, it may leak water and the electrical system could put the entire home at risk of a fire. When I added two bedrooms to the back of my house, I thought that it was going to be an easy project that could be completed in no time. Little did I know that there is a lot of planning that goes into this type of project. This blog will show you what you need to know before you begin building an addition.

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New Staircases In Old Houses

You've probably seen some of the popular home remodeling shows on television. Many feature contractors, interior designers, and real estate agents who purchase rundown, shabby homes to flip—remodel and sell for a profit. Others feature these industry professionals convincing young couples that if they completely gut this inexpensive but awful home with good bones in a great neighborhood and remodel it, they can have the home of their dreams. In a lot of the gut jobs, they hire an interior staircase installation service to rip out the existing staircase or put one in where there wasn't before. Read More 

4 Improvements To Make Replacement Windows More Beneficial To Your Home

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Re-Roofing Your House To Sell

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One plumbing innovation that has become more popular over the years is PEX piping. This is a plumbing material that is made out of plastic, and a viable alternative what is currently in your home. Here are a few reasons to upgrade your plumbing to PEX. You Have Galvanized Plumbing If you have an older home, chances are that it uses galvanized plumbing. While it may look fine on the outside, these pipes actually corrode from the inside. Read More 

Four Ways To Increase The Curb Appeal Of Your Home

Are you in the process of sprucing up your home for the purpose of making it as attractive as possible to potential homebuyers when you put it on the market in the near future? If so, you've probably whipped your lawn into tip-top shape, planted flowers, and added hanging baskets and other picturesque elements to the exterior of your home. However, you may also have the sense that something is missing but aren't quite able to put your finger on it. Read More