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11 Reasons to Do That Home Addition This Year

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Have you been putting off your dream of adding on to your home? Do you constantly think about how that new space could work wonders for making daily tasks more efficient?  Here are a few reasons to get moving on…  
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Vain About Vanities – Choosing the Right Vanity for Your Bathroom Remodel

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Vanities come in all shapes and sizes. They reflect the décor of the home, as well as a little of the homeowner’s personality. Whether it’s your master bathroom suite that you want to use as a respite from a busy…  
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5 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Custom Builder

5 things to ask your custom home remodeler

Chances are, you’ll have lots of questions for your custom builder – from the size of the master bathroom to what type of flooring he recommends in the laundry room. Before you even hire a builder for your custom remodeling…  
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Family- Style Holidays Benefit from In-Law Suite Addition – You Benefit from Multiple Uses

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Your home addition just might be the ticket to a stress-free holiday season. When the in-laws come for the holidays, don’t displace family members from their bedrooms or assign people to couches.  The in-law suite addition can make at least…  
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Making the Great Room Remodel Rewarding

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Great rooms are becoming even greater – in both size and experience. The vast space of open floor plans is now usurping almost the entire first floor. Great rooms are even expanding to include access to outdoor spaces and garden…  
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Most Valuable Home Improvements Depend on the Meaning of Value

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People who want to remodel their homes but are not sure where to start often ask, “What are the most valuable home improvements we could make?”  or, “What will give us the best return on our investment?”  Our answer:  that…  
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Behind the Blueprint: Five Things to Plan in the Design Phase


The design phase of your custom remodeling project is even more important than the building phase. It is the planning that sets the tone for the entire project. It’s not just the drawing of the remodeled kitchen or bathroom that…  
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10 Qualities of a Quality Custom Remodeler

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There are certain things that put a custom remodeler at the top of the “most wanted” list by clients.  The attributes of quality remodelers are what make clients call them back for every remodeling project and recommend them to all…  
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Use Your Remodeling Power Wisely – Pay Attention to the Electrical Plan

When you undertake a whole-house remodeling project, you expect your remodeler to provide the basic electrical needs. You expect the blueprints of the new space to have the required number of electrical outlets according to both national and local electrical…  
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Going Up — The Second Story Remodel

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Home additions can go many directions – up, down and sideways. Downstairs additions usually mean basements. Sideways expansions are the most common, provided your property allows for an addition. If it doesn’t, you may want to consider building up. A…  
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