Maximize Space In A Smaller Home

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Downsizing your home is a great way to cut down on heating and cooling costs, effectively lowering your carbon footprint. I've discussed the benefits of downsizing on my previous blog entry, Building The Right Size House. As easy as it sounds in theory, it really is a lot of work to pare down your belongings … Continue reading Maximize Space In A Smaller Home

A Greener Way To Remodel

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There are so many easy ways to increase the environmental friendliness of your home, many being cheap or even free, that going green has become pretty simple. Changing bulbs as they burn out to more efficient, longer lasting LED bulbs. Lowering your thermostat by 3 degrees in the winter or raising it in the summer. Lowering … Continue reading A Greener Way To Remodel

Think Long Term When Planning A Remodel

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You may have already read my post about the house upgrades that get you the best return on your investment, but a lot of people still don't consider the long term financial affects of a home upgrade. You'd be surprised how many times I've heard someone insist that they remove the only bathtub from their … Continue reading Think Long Term When Planning A Remodel

Quick Tip: Post Holes

Putting a fence around your property is a common project that a homeowner can tackle themselves. You get a post hole digger from the local hardware store and go to town setting 4x4 posts into the ground. Depending on where you live, you could get lucky and have dirt that is soft enough to dig … Continue reading Quick Tip: Post Holes

House Upgrades with the Most Value

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Whether you plan to sell your home or just want to make sure your plans will boost its value, there are so many different upgrades you can do that will increase the value of your home. KITCHEN IS KING As always, the kitchen is going to be the biggest selling point in any home sale. … Continue reading House Upgrades with the Most Value

Improve The Look Of Your Porch

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A customer of mine had an old concrete back porch that was in bad shape. It needed a new bottom stair poured which left an unsightly seem and it needed some handrail. Not only did it need rail on the landing and down the stairs, it needed rail on the ground along the side of … Continue reading Improve The Look Of Your Porch

Building A Deck: Decking

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Once you have your new deck framed, you'll need to install the decking. There are many products you can use as decking material. Cedar: Cedar is a naturally rot and insect resistant wood. That's why you can use it for exterior projects without it needing to be treated like Fir. Decking, railing, fencing and siding … Continue reading Building A Deck: Decking