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20 Jul 2012

Winter is Coming: Fixing Air Leaks with Caulk in the Bathroom

Winter is Coming: Fixing Air Leaks with Caulk in the Bathroom
Caulk is a magical tool that can repair some of the simplest issues in your home that are causing major problems, particularly for your heating and cooling bills. You can fix up areas around your windows and baseboards that are causing drafts or just not giving you the insulation that you need. If you have missing caulk, that's probably the reason for any leaks that you may be having as well. While fixing up your caulking isn'... Read More
Amy Wright
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20 Jul 2012

Winter is Coming: Five Projects to Get Started On Now Part 1

Winter is Coming: Five Projects to Get Started On Now Part 1
Autumn and winter remodeling projects can't wait. If you are seeing some trouble areas around your home, you should take advantage of your free time this summer to make some repairs and save yourself hefty payments later this fall. It's even better relaxing in a home that you know is weatherproof and maintained, ready for what wild winter brings. If you have a list of projects to do, check to see if some of these unique autumn... Read More
Amy Wright
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19 Jul 2012

Winter is Coming: Tips for Roof Replacement and Total Cost

 Winter is Coming: Tips for Roof Replacement and Total Cost
It may be summer time but winter is going to hit with full force this year. Many factors can impact the cost of replacing your roof. However, it's something that must be done every 20 or so years. Besides the space of the roof that you have to replace, you also need to consider the difficulty that you have accessing the roof and if you plan to hire professionals, a recommendation if you do need to do a full roof replacement. Y... Read More
Amy Wright
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19 Jul 2012

New Designs for Teeny Tiny Bathroom Spaces

New Designs for Teeny Tiny Bathroom Spaces
Tired of the lack of space in your studio bathroom? Maybe you've got a guest bathroom that's just too small to put any real design into it? Think again. There are some awesome ways to incorporate top designs into small bathrooms and achieve a look that isn't cluttered. In fact, much of these designs are effortless and totally renovate the space while not taking away any functionality from what a bathroom's supposed to be for. ... Read More
Amy Wright
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18 Jul 2012

Chrysalis Awards Announced for Top Remodeling Companies

Chrysalis Awards Announced for Top Remodeling Companies
This year, 81 remodeling companies in the United States were honored at the Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence, a ceremony which began in 1994. The awards celebrate the best work in 16 different categories for residential and commercial remodeling. This year's winning projects were selected from over 400 entries, which were judged for overall design, creative use of materials and how the space was used. In addition, ju... Read More
Amy Wright
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18 Jul 2012

Style is Better than Profit, Homeowners Say

Style is Better than Profit, Homeowners Say
In a recent study, homeowners said that style, not profit, was the motivation for renovations. While some projects may have incredibly value for a home, that's not the only reason to make a change around the home. Homeowners are actually more interested in pleasing themselves and taking comfort in the projects that they select to improve the décor, structure or functionality of their homes. While that's still good news ... Read More
Amy Wright
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17 Jul 2012

Five Sustainable Choices to Make for Bathroom Remodel

Five Sustainable Choices to Make for Bathroom Remodel
Did you know that 75 percent of a home's water usage is linked to the bathroom? Like many Americans, you may be planning a big project remodel for your bathroom this summer. If you've been planning diligently for this project, then you've probably read that energy conservation and green bathroom projects are strongly encouraged to create more value and lower your energy costs. These bathroom ideas will not only save you on res... Read More
Amy Wright
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16 Jul 2012

From Midwest to Mid-Atlantic: Rebuilding Communities with Remodeled Homes

From Midwest to Mid-Atlantic: Rebuilding Communities with Remodeled Homes
South Central Bank is working with contractors in order to give back to homeowners in the ways of affordable financing for renovation projects in places such as Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and a few other states along the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. The bank is working with the GHA Title One program and other government programs to ensure that homeowners are able to afford rebuildin... Read More
Amy Wright
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