Archive for March, 2011

Allison Millar
Mar
15
How much remodeling can you do in a weekend? Lots, if you are realistic and focused. Here's a look at some quick remodeling projects that shouldn't take more than 2 or 3 days. Two tricks: Buy your supplies before you start. You don't have time to waste running back and forth to the home improvement store. Get the project set up the night before so you can jump right in on ...
Allison Millar
Mar
11
We've all seen scary pictures of mold spores taking over a wall. When left unchecked, mold can cause major health problems, not to mention what it does to your home value. But what's the real deal when you have just a little bit of mold? How can you rein it in before it takes over? Mold problems explained Start with this good overview on mold problems. The key thing to remember is ...
Allison Millar
Mar
08
If you're planning to sell your house in the next year or two, you know how important resale value is. Do you paint the bathroom red (probably not!), clean up the yard (a resounding yes!) or resurface your driveway (hmm…it depends)? It's hard to move ahead with remodeling when we're focused on resale value. On the other hand, you still should maintain your house and take care of the basic chores. ...
Allison Millar
Mar
01
Old houses often come with plenty of charm--detailed woodwork, interesting architecture and plenty of cozy nooks and crannies. They can be expensive to remodel and maintain, however. Before buying one or jumping into a major old house remodeling, think about your return on investment. Will you get it all back? Does it matter to you? Old house remodeling 101 Most of us buy old houses for the charm and character, not the ...
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