Home Remodeling Articles

Green Is the New Black – Five Reasons to Get Eco Friendly for the New Year

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This year is going to be a great year for the green home movement, with experts predicting the hottest home remodels are almost all eco-friendly. From sustainable cabinetry in your kitchen to recycled glass counter tops in your bathroom, being earth-friendly is definitely in. But if you’re thinking about doing a remodel in the new year and you aren’t entirely sold on going green, here are five reasons you might want to reconsider.

1. Green Has Come To Mean Quality

Build A Beautiful Looking Garden Fence Using These 5 Helpful Tips

The fence surrounding your garden will have a big impact on the look of your home and if you're building a new one there are lots of things you'll need to keep in mind. Tearing down an old fence is easy, but putting the right one back up is more difficult. Here are some of the things you'll need to think about before you start ripping anything out of the ground.

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4 Upgrades to Raise the Value of Your Home

It's all too common to hear a home referred to as an investment -- not just a cost. Of course, turning your home into a good investment, one that gets you some return in value, often takes more than just owning the property. With the right upgrades to the inside and outside of your home, you can significantly raise the value of the property and even profit when it comes time to sell. Here are a few of the most profitable home upgrades and what they can do for your property's value estimates.

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5 Things To Think About When Trying To Maintain A Large Garden

When you work hard you don't have a lot of time to maintain a small garden, so it's even harder to maintain a large one. You can only play the hand you're dealt with, so we're going to discuss a few ways you can make things easier on yourself. Nobody said it's going to be easy, but you will end up with a garden to be proud of.

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Get Rid Of Pests The Natural Way Using 5 Wonderful Techniques

Humans are at the top of the food chain and we don't like to share our homes with horrible pests. They can find their own place to stay instead of infesting your home. That being said, there is no reason to kill any of them simply because we want them to disappear, so we're going to look at some deterrents you can use to convince them to stay away. Your home will feel a lot cleaner once you get rid of them, so test out some of these techniques today.

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5 Catastrophic Moving Mistakes You Must Make Sure You Avoid

Don't get too excited about moving into your new home because you're not there yet. A few things need to be taken care of before you can chill out on your new porch with a cold soda. Mistakes will probably be made, but it's your job to make sure they're not catastrophic. Take a look at some things other people have messed up and I'm sure you won't end up with egg on your face like them.

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Cool Security Gadgets that Keep Your House Secure During a Remodel

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Home security is nothing to joke about, and is even more critical during a remodel. With clutter everywhere and exposed areas of your house easy to spot, there are many precautions you have to take to ensure the safest conditions possible. When choosing how to secure your house and your property, you almost certainly have to get creative. Technology advances in today’s world have allowed for some innovative security systems.

Breathe New Life Into Plastic Bottles At Home With 5 Alternative Uses

They say most of us don't know how to recycle properly and one of the biggest problems is what we do with plastic bottles when we're finished with them. It seems strange to use a whole plastic bottle for something as cheap as soda before throwing it away when we're finished with it. Instead of wasting your plastic bottles you can breathe new life into them and we're going to look at some things you can do with them once the soda is gone.

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Vintage Interior Design: 6 Interesting Things that’ll Transform Your Living Room

Home owners tend to struggle with interior design, due to the many options available. Interior design is broadly classified into two main categories, modern and vintage. These days there aren’t a whole lot of people who go for vintage interior design. Those who opt for it, do so because they love it. Vintage interior design is a reminder of a bygone time and aesthetic. If you want to relive it in the present time, then here are 6 things you should incorporate into your living room design.

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Why a Kit Home Could Be Right For You

Buying a house is a huge step in your life, and there are so many different choices and preparations that you have to make before picking the right one and taking the plunge to go through with the purchase.  Many people are constantly dreaming of owning their own home, but their budget just cannot afford what the housing market has to offer right now.  Many people are not thinking about one of the options out there that is not only affordable, but gives you the house of your dreams!  For a home that is beautiful and designed to your tastes, look no further than a kit home!

3 Ways to Save Money on a Big Home Remodel

Remodeling your home can be a daunting process, both because of the costs involved and the amount of time and work that has to go into it. If you are concerned at all about the budget required, do not worry. There are several proven methods to lower the cost of a remodel!

1. Save Money by Shopping Smart!

There are a couple different methods for attempting to lower remodel costs by shopping smart. The first is attempting to shop online. The nice thing about shopping online for your remodel materials is that you can look for the best possible price for a given item!

5 Secrets Tricks To Make Your Small Room Appear Slightly Bigger

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A lot of us aren't blessed with massive bank accounts, so it means we can't afford the biggest homes in the world. This isn't a problem as long as you know how to take advantage of a smaller space. If you don't know how to get the most out of your home you will feel like you're trapped. There are lots of common ways to make a small room appear bigger, but I thought I'd talk to you about some ideas you've probably not thought about before. 

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Easy Little Tricks to Make Your Home Cosier

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A home should fulfill many roles – it should be a form of self-expression, it should house our belongings and it should provide a good investment to help us into old age. But perhaps the single most important role of the home is to give us a place to seek refuge and shelter, not only from the elements, but also from the stresses of everyday living. A home should be cosy and it should give you a place to relax and be calm after a hard day at work or a big night out the day before.

Here are a few easy little changes you can make that will make a big difference…

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