Bathroom Remodeling Tips

First, create a budget. Determine how much money you can comfortably spend, and save about 20 percent for emergencies. Get estimates for the work that needs professionals, and always include electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, and drywall installation costs in your budget. Careful planning is the key to a successful bathroom-remodeling project. Before you begin any work in the bathroom, create a budget, a floor plan, a list of supplies, a timetable, and important legal considerations. Let’s break it down by subject. Third, make a list of the supplies you’ll need and make sure they are available when you need them. Some typical supplies include sinks, flooring, wall tile, countertops,… Read More

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Outdoor kitchens

Do you have any idea how popular outdoor kitchens are becoming? We spend more time at home than ever before and we are fixing up those homes instead of buying new. Homeowners are opting for an outdoor kitchen over other types of remodeling projects because they extend the size of their living space. If they are spending more time at home, they are definitely entertaining more as well. Partying alfresco is a hot new trend because it is so relaxed and casual and it is less wear and tear on the house itself. Keep the guests outside as much as possible so you will have less clean up indoors. There… Read More

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Home with smart remodeling

According to Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey released in November 2010, 85 percent of the general population believed it was a bad time to sell their home. There’s a lot more to be gained through remodeling besides increased functionality, new appliances, efficient systems, updated décor, additional space or the pure enjoyment of making your home your own. There’s also the increased value your home receives when you make improvements. With so many options available today, Reveal shares a few considerations for homeowners who wish to get the most out of their remodeling investment. Some homeowners can handle routine maintenance projects and cosmetic touch-ups, but we strongly recommend they consult with… Read More

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Echo friendly remodeling

The first step in eco friendly remodeling that you can do is to think global, that is, being aware of the goals of sustainable movement and how to achieve them. A simple switch of flooring for example can make a great impact to the environment. Instead of going with industrial carpet or hefty hardwoods one can opt for bamboo, reclaimed wood or natural linoleum. Most industrial carpets or even laminated floors can leave a heavy carbon footprint in the environment. Most carpets are manufactured using petroleum and formaldehyde to glue them together which are both harsh chemicals. Green living is a worldwide movement where a lot of building systems, materials… Read More

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The brass door handles setting

There are several basic designs to select from. Levers are easy to open. They make a sensible choice when applied to settings where residents can expect to have their hands full or struggle to grip a knob. These include homes with young kids as well as places where the residents are elderly and arthritic. Many levers are formed from simple, straight bars. Others have been given a twist, literally, forming curved shapes or resembling tree branches. A base plate is used to mount these onto the door and can be rectangular, oval, or a combination of rounded ends and straight sides. If there is a key hole it will be… Read More

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Hardwood Flooring Tips

Hardwood floors are a great investment for a homeowner. They add a certain charm and character to a home that can’t be replicated by laminates, carpeting, or any other type of flooring. However, the investment does not stop with the decision to purchase hardwoods. To retain the value, the hardwood must be properly cared for and maintained. Fortunately, with a few simple, easy, inexpensive steps, your hardwood flooring will always remain in perfect shape. 1. Do not use Murphy’s Oil Soap. Murphy’s works great on wooden furniture, but don’t make the mistake of using it on your hardwood floors. You won’t notice anything wrong after applying it once, but if… Read More

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