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Tag: Home Improvement

Posted on 08/14/2022
Marble Décor Ideas Perfect for Any Home
Marble has always been a luxurious choice for interior finishes. However, while it remains an expensive choice, it’s much more accessible and easy to use in everyday homes than before. If you can splurge on marble finishes, the choice can increase the value of your home and create a sense of luxury in your life. Here are some...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Equipment rentals 101: How & when to rent home improvement tools
Having a set of tools and equipment to call your own is great, especially if you're an avid DIYer with ample space. However, there are times when equipment and tool rentals may be a more suitable option for you and your home projects. Maybe your home isn't large enough for a workshop. Perhaps you don't use large equipment...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
3 Times to take out a home equity loan
Home equity loans are term loans that are taken out against the value of your home already paid or the amount of the home owned. For example, homeowners who have paid 25% of their full outstanding loan balance, say $50,000 of a $200,000 mortgage, have that much equity in their home or how much of their home they...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
5 Countertop Materials You Can Afford
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might need to choose new countertops. There are many choices, all with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, many of the popular options are expensive, which can make it difficult for homeowners on a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable materials for countertops. Here are some of the best options: Paint...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Garage Additions: How to Build a Bump-Out Space
When your garage doesn’t have enough space for your car and storage items, you don’t have to start parking in your driveway. A garage bump-out addition can give you the extra space you need. Building one of these additions can be simple or complex depending on how much space you need and other factors, such as adding features...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Sweat Equity: What It Is & How to Calculate It
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Top Safety Tips for DIY Construction
DIY construction projects can be an exciting way to put your skills to use and improve your home’s functionality or appearance. Whether you’re new to DIY or have experience with these types of projects, it’s always important to make sure you’re safe. When doing DIY construction projects, keep these safety tips in mind at all times. Get Rid...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
How to Revitalize a Room by Refreshing Your Molding
Sometimes, the trick to revitalizing an entire room is to focus on the details. You don't need to paint the room a new color or install fresh flooring in order to achieve a stellar look. When you decide to update and upgrade your molding, you will add a sense of timeless elegance to your room in a matter...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Floating Shelves Easy to Install and Affordable
Photo by U.U. via Pixabay Floating shelves offer your space a more streamlined look. Your walls seem less cluttered, which allows your focus pieces to take center stage. Because floating shelves require less space than traditional shelves, you can put them anywhere all while maintaining your floor space below. They can be any length you choose -- within...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Tile is Back: Backsplashes for Your Kitchen
Photo by P_Kennedy123 via Pixabay The word is out! Tile is back, and we couldn't be happier. No other medium finishes the look of a kitchen like a tile backsplash. And regardless of your skill level, with a little patience, almost anyone can create a stunning tile backsplash. Here's how it's done! What you'll need Tile of choice...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Which Voice-Controlled Devices Should You Consider?
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 12/15/2019
Easy Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do on a Weekend
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels If you usually spend your weekend sorting for ways to update your home, then doing some minor kitchen upgrades might be the ideal way to spend this weekend. Here are some easy kitchen projects that you can do in just a couple days, and you’ll be glad you did. 1. Change Your...
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