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Top 5 Landscape Design Tips

Summer is almost here and now is the perfect time to redesign your front and backyard, or your outdoor living space. Whether you live alone or with a family, landscaping can enliven your home and can even increase the resale value of your property. Best of all, there are a number of options to choose from, which range from easy and inexpensive to advanced and a little more costly. If you decide to put a little bit more of an investment into your... ❯❯❯

5 Places to Look for Home Design Inspiration

Although you may be keen to tear out the shag carpet, orange tile, and popcorn ceilings that have left your home feeling horribly outdated, you might not have the first idea what to replace them with in order to create the modern interior you’re looking for. And it’s no wonder you’re confused between a wide range of stylistic options to choose from, color trends that seem to change on a seasonal basis, and little base knowledge about... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Building a Home in a Hot and Humid Climate

Just like anything, building your domicile in a hot and humid climate has its advantages and disadvantages. For one, you never have to worry about being cold and wearing multiple layers, perhaps except in the winter. There are some parts of the country with extremely warm summers and incredibly cold winters, which at least gives you a bit of respite in between. However, when building your home in these extreme types of climates you have to take a few... ❯❯❯

The Best Roofing Options for Cold Weather

The average homeowner doesn’t pay much attention to the roof, at least not until there’s a problem to be dealt with. So long as the building inspector approves the roofing before the paperwork is signed to buy the house, you might only get up there once a year to clean the gutters and make sure no shingles are missing (if you even go topside that often). Unless there is a leak or some kind of rodent infestation, you likely have little reason to... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Purchasing a Newly Constructed Home

Due to the housing crash and the nationwide credit debacle, it has never been a wiser investment for house hunters to purchase a newly built home. Architects and community developers are building homes that not only have customizable and versatile floor plans, but that are also good for the environment. In most cases, these homes are less expensive and can possibly give you much more bang for your buck. Best of all, it’s a new home, which means that... ❯❯❯

5 Common Issues With Prefab Homes

Some people think that choosing a prefab (prefabricated) or modular home will cost far less time and money than a traditionally built house. There are also studies that show that modular homes are more environmentally friendly, but most of the tests are inconclusive. A prefab home is one where parts of its architecture are built in a factory and then assembled on a chosen lot. It might sound quick, easy and affordable, but there are many issues with prefab... ❯❯❯

Where to Find a Reputable Home Remodeling Contractor

These days, many homeowners are taking a DIY approach with home renovations, and tackling jobs great and small in order to save some money. All you have to do is look at the still struggling real estate market and the weak economy to understand why every dollar counts. But there are some jobs that simply don’t fit the bill. You can probably install new flooring or change out a window yourself, but trying to contend with a whole roof installation or... ❯❯❯

Should You Rehab Your Old Home or Tear It Down?

There’s no denying that older homes have a certain appeal. While modern construction seems to produce little more than cookie-cutter structures with no personality, older homes often feature originality in design, not to mention plenty of visual appeal in the form of wooden, well, everything – not just flooring and cabinetry, but also stairs, banisters, ceiling beams, and so on. And we’re talking beautiful hardwoods replete with the... ❯❯❯

Should You Buy a New Home or Purchase a Resale?

One of the biggest decisions for house hunters is whether to purchase a new home or a previously owned home. Due to the crash of the housing market, people have a literal smorgasbord of foreclosed homes and fixer uppers to choose from. Yet, many industry analysts say that people who either want to purchase their first home or are looking for a new home shouldn’t pass up the many benefits of buying a brand new property. While there are a number of... ❯❯❯

How to Find and Hire Qualified Roofers for Your Home

There are few home repair jobs quite as scary as a roofing project. Everyone knows these can be expensive and sometimes tricky, and people will often leave them to the last possible minute. Yet this procrastination can come back to bite you big time. If there are cracked or missing tiles up there water can get under your roof and into the attic, causing all sorts of mold issues and structural damage. Just as with a car repair, if you leave things too long... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Installing Attic Insulation

When looking for remodeling jobs within your home that can give back to you in the form of reduced utility costs and saved money, you’ll be well advised to start by looking up. The attic may not be a part of the house you use that often, except when you need a place to store winter clothes or holiday decorations when not in use, but it’s a crucial piece of your home. You can take the time to install an Energy Smart HVAC system and double-check... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Building a Home With Security in Mind

Home security is a top concern for home owners everywhere, and you should be especially mindful of this issue if you’re building a new house. You have a great opportunity to eliminate possible security holes in your property when you’re having a new home built. Of course, your security will depend on your ability to spot and eliminate potential holes. Remember these tips for building a home with security in mind. Incorporate Security... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Tips for Repairing a Leaky Roof

Keeping a roof over your head is not always an easy task. Depending on where you live, your roof may be regularly subjected to a variety of elemental dangers. Storms and temperature changes can cause significant roof damage that you may not be able to diagnose until you start noticing leaks inside. Keep your shelter strong and secure by following these tips for repairing a leaky roof. Inspect Your Roof Twice Every YearAn ounce of prevention is worth at... ❯❯❯

5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

For the past several weeks, have you found yourself pulling into your driveway and not being very impressed with how the outside of your house looks? If so, you’re not alone. Oftentimes, there is so much focus that we put into the interior our homes that the exterior tends to go overlooked. The good news is that there are all kinds of easy and inexpensive ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. We’ve enclosed five of them for you below: ... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Your bathroom is actually one of the most important rooms in your home. It must be fresh and inviting, a quiet escape from the craziness of a busy house and the non-stop activity of your daily life. It needs to be crisp and clean, with beautiful details and the least amount of clutter possible. And most crucially of all it needs to be functional. After all, this is where you’ll shower and get cleaned up for a day at the office or a night out on the... ❯❯❯

5 Benefits of Buiding an Energy Efficient Home

If you’re in the process of building a new house, your contractor might have mentioned to you that it’s a good idea to consider incorporating some things that could make your home more energy efficient. Although some of the suggestions will prove to be somewhat of an expensive investment on the front end, the amount of money that you will save in energy costs alone will more than make up for it in the long run. So, aside from the amount of... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Building an Energy Efficient Home

Are you in the beginning stages of building a new house? If so, we think that’s awesome. There’s nothing like having a house that is customized to suit your individual needs. That said, when it comes to building a new home, it’s important to keep in mind that you can significantly increase your property’s value by making your house an energy efficient one. Aside from the fact that it helps to preserve the environment, it can also... ❯❯❯

How to Reinvent Your Home With an Addition

Your home is your castle, and whether it’s getting too crowded thanks to a growing family, you’ve started working from home and you need a dedicated office space, or you’ve finally got the cash on hand to expand your dinky kitchen and create the gourmet setup you’ve been craving, undertaking a home addition will allow you the opportunity to reinvent your living space. But unless you happen to have a background in art and... ❯❯❯

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

If you're lucky, you'll find a home that has a brand new roof, or at least one that has several years left on the warranty, so that you don't have to worry about any issues with outdoor elements getting in for the foreseeable future. But unfortunately, many homeowners considering a sale are not likely to shell out the money to replace their old roofing for the next inhabitant, especially if it's still passable. And even a good roof may not be able to... ❯❯❯

How to Build a Creative Custom Home

So you have always dreamed of a home of your own. You have worked extra hard and used all your education as well as intelligence to earn top dollars. Now you think that the time has to come to build that dream home, custom made to fit to your needs and ideas of luxury. Well, the best solution is to entrust the work to a dependable to custom home builder. But before that you have to take care of a few things. Select a Good Site to Build Your Home Where do... ❯❯❯