Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

How To Hide Posts In A Basement

12 February 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you're renovating your basement to make it into an additional living space in your home (such as a family room or game room), you'll want it to look as attractive and homelike as possible. Unfortunately, any support posts that help to hold up the ceiling can detract from the look you're trying to create. They also interrupt the flow throughout the basement. To help address this problem, you can build a box cover out of wood to surround the post. Read More …

What Is Warm-Mix Asphalt?

9 February 2015
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When it comes to paving with asphalt for a driveway or road, you have a few different options available. One of these options is warm-mix asphalt. This uses a special process for mixing, hauling, and placing the asphalt mixture. When there are slightly reduced temperatures used to product the asphalt mixture for pavement projects, it is referred to as warm-mix asphalt. Here are some things to know about this type of asphalt and why you might want to consider it. Read More …

Troubleshooting Common Furnace Problems

4 February 2015
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There are few things in this world that are worse than waking up on a cold winter morning to find that your furnace is not working properly, or worse yet, not working at all. While your first instinct may be to pick up the phone and call your HVAC contractor, you should know that professional intervention may not be necessary. This is because many of the most common furnace problems can be fixed with just a few minutes of troubleshooting. Read More …

4 Things To Know About Restoring Your Basement’s Water Damage

29 January 2015
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If your basement becomes flooded, there is a lot of work to do while restoring it. You will want to remove damaged materials, treat for mold and mildew and rebuild your basement. Even if your basement is not finished, some of these things will still need to be done. If your basement has recently been flooded, here are four things you will want to know about water damage restoration: 1. Addressing The Problem That Caused The Flooding Read More …

Tips For Maintaining Your Concrete Driveway

27 January 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Having a concrete driveway can be a great addition to your home. Not only is a concrete driveway pleasing to the eye, they are easy to maintain, and they will last for many, many years. They are quite an investment, but once you've poured the driveway, as long as you properly maintain it, you'll be enjoying your concrete driveway for many years to come. This article will give you a brief overview on some care and maintenance tips to ensure your concrete driveway lasts. Read More …