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Archive for August, 2010

Allison Millar
Aug
15
Have you driven past your house lately and looked at it with a critical eye? Chances are you may cringe at a few projects you've overlooked (or been avoiding!). The peeling paint on the porch railing or the roof with algae on the front--you get the drill. If you're looking to boost that important exterior image, here are some remodeling projects that pay off. Paint. ...
Allison Millar
Aug
13
You've all heard about remodeling projects that go over budget, but here's a little secret. It's sometimes the home owners who push the price up! That's right…many home owners fall victim to the "while you're here" syndrome. While you're here can you just add another light fixture or extend the tile area or find a different type of wood for the floor? Keeping Remodeling Costs Down ...
Allison Millar
Aug
08
There are always home improvement projects that fall in that "DIY or Not" category. Perhaps they aren't as complicated as doing a major room addition, but still require some skills. Can you do the work yourself and save some money? Here's how to decide whether to DIY or hire a contractor. When planning a remodeling project, define: The scope of the project. What skills are needed? What ...
Allison Millar
Aug
06
If you're debating whether a deck is a good investment, take a close look at your home and the neighborhood. Here are a few good questions to ask: What are your outdoor entertainment options? Do you have a dedicated space for chairs and a grill? Do your neighbor's have a deck, patio, or other outdoor area? How much space do you need to ...
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