Can A Bathroom Remodel Increase Your Home’s Value?

JD Slabaugh & Company

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When you are planning to sell your home, a bathroom remodel may be one of the best places to increase your home’s value. Depending on the existing condition as well as the style and age of your home, here are a few things to consider before tearing out that sink!

Does The Bathroom Age The House?

It could be a black toilet or avocado tiles, but if your answer to this is yes, then a bathroom remodel can really make a difference. Prospective buyers will look at this space as a liability rather than a feature, and this can decrease the value of your home. It may also scare away buyers who are looking for a home that is in move-in condition. The trick is to keep the remodel modern, but timeless. The white toilet will likely always be in style, and tiles made of natural or neutral materials will…

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Different types of Window Blinds

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Enhancing the aesthetic property of their home is the priority of all the home owners, and they don’t leave any stone unturned for doing it. Over the last few years there has been a huge change in interior designing and decoration related practices. As people have become trendier, preferences have changed a lot. Window blinds that were previously used to block the direct entry of sunrays into the room and to protect privacy of the residents are now a lot more than that. In fact, nowadays, window blinds are a part of modern lifestyle and is inseparable from modern interior decoration concepts.

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As there are different kinds of window blinds available in the market, it is essential for clients to make a wise and a careful decision. Those who are in looking for designer window blinds can easily get it from the market without any hassle. However, the presence of…

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Home Improvement Advice That Is Easy To Understand

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469652693Whether you own a crumbling, century-old Victorian, in need of a complete overhaul or an 80s-era gem, that needs a new kitchen, most homes can benefit from a bit of home improvement. All at once or a little at a time, this article will show you how to keep costs down and get the home you desire.

Consider converting unused rooms in your house. Before you spend too much money adding an extra room or two to your home, seriously look at what you have to work with. Are you getting much use out of that exercise room or office? Even storage spaces like attics can be transformed into something useful, like a bedroom.

You could add storage by making use of old shoe boxes. Use fabric or old wallpaper to cover the boxes. You can add a lot of pizazz to your room and storage!

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5 Basic Tips When Choosing Hardwood Flooring

Becky Cordova

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Timeless beauty, clean lines, strength and durability as well as the ease of cleaning and the classic look make hardwood flooring the perfect choice for your home.
No matter what your personal style is, there is a flooring choice for you because of the unlimited selection available. But before you rush out shopping for your hardwood flooring, keep these tips in mind.

Set a budget for yourself. Having a wide variety of flooring to choose from is great, but the downside is that it is easy to get overwhelmed quickly, and this makes you very susceptible to overspending. Remember to balance style with quality with your budget when you make your final choice.

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You will be wise to match the room with your choice of flooring, whether hardwood or otherwise. For example, do not try to put hardwood flooring in a bathroom, due to the high levels of…

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A Brief History Of Fireplaces

Becky Cordova

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A fireplace is a structure within conventional homes that provides heat and serves as an element of architectural style, as they are usually built into walls. In many homes, older and newer, the fireplace is a showcase for social gatherings.

Although most fireplaces are similarly constructed and share common features, the basic fireplace is comprised of a central foundation of cement, along with a hearth, a firebox and unique facing, ash dump and cleanout doors, a lintel and lintel bar, a breast, a damper, a smoke chamber, a throat, a flue, a chimney chase, a crown, a cap or shroud, and a spark arrestor. The structure of the fireplace was incorporated in the designs of homes for decades, even centuries. Today, however, since the fireplace has been replaced by central heating, the presence of fireplaces, where they still exist, seems to be to carry on tradition.

Fireplace: Fuel
Traditionally, fireplaces…

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How To Increase The Value Of Your Home

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Many home improvement projects seem quite daunting, but may actually be much easier than you think. However, by educating yourself on this topic, you can significantly reduce the difficulty and make the process run faster. The article you are about to read gives you keen insights on how to improve your home.

When renovating a kitchen, be sure to perform a good deep clean before applying any paint. The walls are probably covered with at least a thin layer of grease. This grease will make it difficult for the new paint to stick. It is also possible that your kitchen walls don’t need paint at all and are just dirty with grease!

In northern climates where heavy snow covers the ground all winter, you may lose track of where the borders of pathways are. To avoid this it is a good idea to put a 4′ X…

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“Green” Outdoor Furniture

I would sincerely like to thank Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA – Charleston, SC) for giving me the opportunity to help with the assembly of their new, all-weather, outdoor furniture.

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Assembled products:
5 Adirondack chairs, 4 Sitting chairs, 2 Benches, 2 Cocktail tables, and 3 “Handy Stools” (used as end tables between the Adirondack chairs). The color is called “Leaf”.

Immediately following assembly of the products, they were set up for two (2) client seating areas and one (1) staff seating area….the 2 client areas have a breath-taking view overlooking the Ashley River. (See photos for color and their current layouts)

The furniture is extremely sturdy and durable. It’s heavy enough to withstand higher winds (which being so close to the water, they need to stay in place) and light enough to move and redecorate as needed. Best of all, they are produced using recycled plastic(s)!

The company that created the furniture is called Loll Deisgns (http://www.lolldesigns.com). They are located in Duluth, MN.
** I am in no way affiliated with their company, but I would like others to know about these wonderful “green” products they sell…plus, there is no painting required and they come in a wide variety of colors. (Cough, cough, Rainbow Row)

I would highly recommend this furniture for use in any application or design, whether commercial or residential use.

This is a simple way to stay “Green” (and in this case, quite literally).

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Thank you, again, CRDA for the opportunity! I know these will be used, and often, for MANY years to come!

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