Tagged : renovations

Found 4 blog entries tagged as "renovations".

Not so simple home improvement tipsIf you have the necessary expenses, it can be tempting to go on a home-improvement binge. You could take your frustration out on every pet peeve you have about your home, from the light fixtures to the countertops to that fireplace you always wanted. But sometimes, as the saying goes, less is more.

Making renovations is an important part of owning a home, though. When you add, remove, or improve parts of your home, you're adding value to it that (hopefully) will return to your wallet once you sell. But there is such a thing as doing too much, or biting off more than you can chew financially. So, here are a few guidelines to make sure your next home project is truly an improvement:
• Is it an emergency?
A washing machine that is starting to make your

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Attic remodeled to add square footage in real estateIf you're looking to squeeze out a little extra square footage from your home, you just need to look up.


The attic is an often under-appreciated part of most homes, and can be used for much more than it was designed. Right now, it's probably where you're storing holiday decorations and extra furniture. A few bucks a month will get you a roomy storage unit as well as a wealth of new possibilities above your ceiling. Here are some tips that will get you started on track to making your attic space the most appreciated room in your home:


• First things first – add light
Attics aren't exactly designed to bring in a lot of natural light – it just isn't necessary. So you'll have to do it on your own. It can be as easy as introducing lamps to the space (many

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A homeowner landscapes with plantsIf you're new to owning a home, it's very likely that you've been in an apartment or condo, and haven't had a property to maintain. Now, though, it's up to you to make sure that lush, green grass stays that way – and it's a lot easier than you might think.

There are a lot of tricks for making your landscaping work for you and be as effective as possible. Here are a few that will give you some ways to spend your weekend, while making your home look impressive to anyone who sees it:

Use a water feature as a focal point

Not only will this addition look attractive, but it even provides you with the ever-calming sound of running water. Still, this is probably the most time-consuming improvement you can add to your lawn, as most people will want to

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Contrary to popular opinion, if you’re looking to improve the value of your home, all you need is a couple days off and some elbow grease.

You don’t have to empty your savings on a new kitchen, an extra room, or an added car spot for your garage in order to bump up your home’s overall value. Sometimes, the little things can make the biggest difference. Here are some ways you can take you home to the next level on a budget:

  • Clean, clean, clean

It’s not glamorous, but getting your home to sparkle takes only some patience and free time. If your home is considerably cluttered, consider renting out a storage unit for your extra belongings. Or, host a garage sale – you’ll be ridding yourself of stuff you don’t need, and netting yourself some

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