Category Archives: Home Improvement

A Kitchen Tile Backsplash adds Drama

brick-backsplash

Add drama to your kitchen walls with a functional backsplash over your countertop, sink or cooktop. Basic requirements are materials that are easily washable and (if over the cooktop) that can take some heat. That leaves many decorative alternatives.
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Guide to Kitchen Countertops

Granite for your countertop

Granite is the favorite material for countertops, but granite countertops may not be suitable for every kitchen remodeling project. You should be aware of the alternatives before you make your decision. Keep in mind that islands, backsplashes and special-function areas invite the use of more than one material. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of all the popular countertop choices.
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Kitchen Cabinet and Storage Upgrades

Kitchen with wood top island

Homeowners remodel a kitchen for many reasons: Among them, because they are tired of a dated look; because they have inadequate storage and work space; to make room for new appliances; to make it easier for an older or disabled member of the family to prepare meals; to repair damage from a disaster or mishap; because they plan to sell their house and want to get a better price. Each homeowner’s remodeling situation is unique, with different goals and budget. Here is a range of updating, upgrading, replacing ideas for cabinets and storage.
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Best Choices in Kitchen Flooring

Hardwood kitchen floor

Savvy homeowners choose kitchen flooring based on looks, durability, ease of cleanup, comfort (when standing on it), and – if they have a large expanse – its quietness. Be sure you factor in all these criteria when you select your flooring because performance will be as important as looks over years of use.
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Keep your Home in Good Repair to Maintain its Value

Man Caulking Window

Owning a home is not just a matter of paying the mortgage and flopping down in front of the tv every night. A home is a big investment whose value you will want to maintain as long as you live in it. Home maintenance is not the favorite set of activities of most homeowners. But it’s something that has to be done ot get the most pleasure from living in your home and, it will preserve the value of your investment. So, here is a reminder list of what you will need to do to keep your home in good repair.
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A Kitchen Renovation Will Boost the Value of your Home

Beautiful kitchen

As a homeowner you want to get the most benefit out of living in your home. So you have probably been thinking about improvements to make it more functional and more comfortable – improvements like updating wall colors, adding a deck, or perhaps a more extensive renovation like adding bedrooms or modernizing the kitchen. Home improvements nearly always add value to your home because they make it more attractive to potential buyers down the road.
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Senior-Friendly Remodeling

Senior man painting home

Inexpensive home improvements and adaptations can enhance seniors’ independent living. Changing faucet handles and doorknobs and adding bathroom grab bars and stair railings are some of the least-expensive improvements that pay off in enhanced convenience, confidence and/or safety. More extensive renovations, like widening doorways, adding exterior ramps, and adapting kitchens for wheelchair use, while not inexpensive, can make a huge difference in a senior’s ability to live happily and independently.
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