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!

3 Tips For Maintaining Your New HVAC System’s Warranty

9 March 2015
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If you have recently invested in a new heating and cooling system for your home, one of the main selling points for your system may have been its warranty. It's true that a warranty can provide peace of mind and help with any unexpected problems with your HVAC system, but there is one thing that you might not have thought about: keeping your warranty valid. As with most warranties, your HVAC unit warranty could be invalidated if you aren't careful. Read More …

Air Compressors And Home Improvement Projects

26 February 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Home improvement projects and renovations can be expensive and time consuming. This is especially true when the cost of tools, which can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, is considered. There are a few ways to save money on the tools needed for home improvements. Renting tools and borrowing tools are two common options. Another option is to buy tools that can be used in multiple ways. One great multipurpose tool is an air compressor. Read More …

Saving Money On Your Bathroom Makeover

19 February 2015
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If it's time to think about remodeling your bathroom, one of the first things to consider is how much it's going to cost. Even if you decide to do most of the work yourself, it can still put a dent in your budget. Because there are endless options for do-it-yourself projects, you can easily get the look you want and still save hundreds of dollars in the process. While you may need to hire a remodeling contractor to do some of the major electrical or structural work, you can still save money by completing some of the things yourself. Read More …

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 …