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    Nov 28, 2021

    Best home improvements to make before selling

    You're getting ready for that first big date. You feel somewhat nervous, of course. First impressions are vital, and you want this to go well. So, you make some preparations. You can't change your personality overnight, but you can tilt the playing field to your advantage. Yes, these are mainly cosmetic in nature, but every little bit helps. The same could be said about selling your home. You want the sale to be uncomplicated. You cannot do a grand… READ MORE...
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    Nov 15, 2021

    How to plan a home addition

    Home, sweet home. There's nothing quite like it. So much love has gone into it, so much care and effort put in. Everything is perfect about it. Now, if someone were to ask you if there were anything you would like to change about it, you would probably cry out 'No' in a blaze of incredulity while vigorously shaking your head. Still, if they were to twist your arm on the matter, you might whisper in a hushed tone that there might be one thing. You would… READ MORE...
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    Oct 12, 2021

    How to choose a Janitorial service for your business

    Choosing a janitorial service is not something you should take lightly. You will be counting on it to maintain the cleanliness of your workplace. Without that, your employees will not be able to focus on their work properly. Not to mention the health hazards a messy and dirty workplace would pose, particularly in the time of a pandemic! However, how to choose a janitorial service for your business that panders to all of its needs perfectly? Well, we hope… READ MORE...
  • renovating a house makes you think of reasons why you should move out during a remodel
    Sep 17, 2021

    Why You Should Move Out During a Remodel

    So, you've decided to remodel your home. But you also made one huge mistake: you'll stay in your home while the work is being done. I mean, living without a kitchen or a bathroom for a few months can't be that terrible, right? Living in a home while it's being renovated is probably more difficult than you imagine. It's not impossible, but we don't recommend it. So, if you're wondering why you should move out during a remodel, this is the article for you.… READ MORE...
  • Remodeling an old house
    Aug 12, 2021

    Remodeling an old house: things to pay attention to

    Buying an old home and deciding to remodel it or simply wanting to touch up your old house can both be fantastic decisions! You can improve your home and make it a better place to live in. Still, there is a slight stumbling block in your way to a practically brand-new home: the planning, budgeting, and work you have to put in to pull it off properly and without harming your family’s finances. In addition, what most people ignore is that this doesn’t… READ MORE...
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    Aug 05, 2021

    A beginner's guide to renovating a home from afar

    Home renovation is a complex process when you get to be physically involved in every aspect of every stage. But renovating a home from afar is definitely a laborious job of massive proportions. You might have to give up on-site supervision, but that shouldn't stop you from renovating your brand-new Maryland property. With the right contractor, good communication, and plenty of luck, renovating your long-distance property and making it move-in ready is… READ MORE...
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    Jul 14, 2021

    What to look for when buying a house to renovate

    Buying a home that’s in need of remodeling is a great solution for many homebuyers in Maryland. Moving to your favorite neighborhood without breaking the bank on a new home really sounds wonderful. When you’re on a tight budget, you can get more space for your money right away and then start a renovation project according to your wants and needs. If you’re wondering what to look for when buying a house to renovate, here are a few main things to consider.… READ MORE...
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    May 20, 2019

    Renovation Nightmares: Why they Happen

    Who you invite into your home is important. On a fundamental level, we all understand that. Most don’t let in strangers off the street as a general practice but there is one critical exception: home repair and renovations. You may not think much about it, but what exactly do you know about the contractor renovating your kitchen? What is their experience? Or, their qualifications? The average home spends between 1-3% on just home maintenance alone each… READ MORE...
  • house living with a disability
    May 18, 2019

    House Hunting With A Disability

    What To Think About With An Accessible Home House hunting can be an exciting time, but it can also be a tedious process that leaves you feeling overwhelmed. You may have a very specific type of home in mind, or, if you’re living with a disability, you may have certain needs that require modifications. These can sometimes be pricey, so your budget is a major factor as well. When it comes to finding the right place, there are so many details to consider… READ MORE...
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    Apr 12, 2019

    How to Save Energy

    If your power bills are getting out of control, you probably will want to figure out how to save energy. With a few small changes to your day to day behavior, you can save lots of money and do the environment a favor in the process. That in mind, read on for a few easy tips on how to save energy. Mind the Light Switch It sounds a little too obvious, but it’s also true. One of the best energy-saving tips is simply to make sure that you turn the lights off… READ MORE...
  • basement finishing
    Feb 21, 2019

    Basement Finishing

    Basement finishing is a great way to add personal value to your home, and increase your enjoyment of the space that you live in. Usually cheaper than an addition, a finished basement can provide a similar (or better) ROI and effectively *add* square footage to your home. Basement finishing is great for many homeowners, but doing it right is key if you want to maximize the value of your investment. Here are some things you should think about before you… READ MORE...
  • basement waterproofing fix contractors
    Feb 07, 2019

    Basement Waterproofing

    For many homeowners, basement waterproofing is necessary. Most unfinished basements feature the perfect storm of factors that can translate into mold and mildew, both of which can be toxic for the entire family. This is especially true of homes that include groups more sensitive to air quality, such as children or the elderly. The solution to a damp basement is waterproofing. The idea of basement waterproofing can make many homeowners wince. The project… READ MORE...
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    Jan 28, 2019

    How to waterproof your basement (Video)

    As we all know, leaking basements can become a major issue if left untreated. Growing mold and mildew can be very dangerous, and in some cases even deadly, especially for kids and the elderly. Ideal conditions for the mold to grow is humid, dark and damp spaces. By eliminating those conditions you can create a foundation for a healthier home. In this brief video below, we will show you how to properly install a waterproofing system in your basement. It… READ MORE...
  • hidden hazards
    Jan 18, 2019

    3 Tips for Finding and Fighting Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home

    For most families, home is their heart. Your home is where you dream up goals, live your lives, and make memories together. However, if you are not careful, your home can also make you and your loved ones sick. Dangers inside your home are often hard to see, which is why you may need a few helpful tips to help you spot them and get them out of your life for good. Toxins Can Threaten Your Family’s Wellness When you make improvements to your home, it’s… READ MORE...
  • bathroom renovation is smart
    Dec 08, 2018

    Why renovating bathroom is a smart idea

    Your bathroom is an important part of your home, as well as one of the most used. When you start and end your day, it’s usually in the bathroom, whether you’re brushing your teeth or showering, almost every morning and every night starts and ends with the bathroom. Our bathrooms are used so much that they often have to be one of the most frequently cleaned and renovated rooms in our homes. Between showers, baths, and brushing our teeth, our bathrooms can… READ MORE...
  • handyman services
    Nov 02, 2018

    Handyman Services

    Imagine this, you're sitting in front of the television with your family watching a movie. Out of the corner of your eye you see a crack on the wall. You get up to inspect and see that it runs up the entire length of the wall. Your curiosity is piqued so you decide to walk around and see what else is wrong. The door? Creaks. The window? Leaks. Kitchen tile? Chipped. You're too busy, whether it be with work or with the kids, you just don’t have the time to… READ MORE...
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    Jun 11, 2016

    How to Make Your Home Cookout Ready

    Summer’s finally here, which means it’s time for a cookout! All across the country, people are rolling out their grills, setting up their patio furniture and stocking up on hot dogs and buns. While you may be ready for a cookout, your home might not be quite as ready. If your deck has seen better days, your guests might opt for sitting inside. Though your cooking might be done outside, most of the preparation will probably be done inside. If your guests… READ MORE...
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    May 31, 2016

    How Building a Deck Can Increase Your Home Value

    When homeowners talk about increasing the value of their homes, they usually look inward. They think about kitchen and bathroom renovations as well as basement and attic remodeling jobs and other home improvement projects. While all of these projects can increase a home’s value, there’s one overlooked part of the home that can be a major selling point to home buyers: the deck. The inside of the home is no longer the only selling factor buyers think about.… READ MORE...
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    May 11, 2016

    Why You Should Consider Granite Countertops for Your Kitchen Renovation

    No matter what style your kitchen is, granite countertops turn an ordinary kitchen into an extraordinary one. Their timelessness, beauty and durability make them a popular choice for anyone considering a home improvement project or a kitchen renovation. So why should you consider installing granite countertops during your kitchen renovation? What about them has made them a favorite among homeowners over the years. Read on to learn more. READ MORE...
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    Apr 23, 2016

    How to Plan for Your Home Renovation Project

    Starting a home renovation is an exciting time, but in the excitement, some homeowners don’t think about how they’ll live during the construction period. If the kitchen, for example, is undergoing a renovation, how will you prepare meals? Will you have enough space to fix lunches for your kids before they go off to school? If you’re planning a major home renovation, you need to plan how you’ll be living in construction. Follow our simple guide and see how… READ MORE...
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    Apr 12, 2016

    3 Best Renovation Projects to Increase Home Value​

    When you embark on a home improvement project, you want to be smart about how you spend your money. While you may want a big renovation, the truth is the smaller, simpler jobs may actually offer more of a payoff. Before you begin working with your general contractors, check out the top three renovation projects to increase home value and see what really matters in your home. READ MORE...
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    Mar 30, 2016

    Cool trends for renovating your bathroom

    Let’s face it: the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Everyone in your family uses it at one point or another, and if you only have one or two bathrooms servicing a whole family, it’s vital that your bathroom is functional. Though style may be a secondary concern, your bathroom doesn’t have to be devoid of all style in order to achieve full functionality. Even if space is an issue, you can have a great bathroom that fits your… READ MORE...
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    Mar 08, 2016

    How to clean up after your renovation

    Finally - your home renovations are over! Your general contractor finished up, and now all that’s left to do is clean up and put your home back together. Easy, right? Wrong! Home renovations are notoriously messy. Depending on the work your general contractor did, you could have all sorts of dust and debris coating the rooms of your home. If you were careful, you might have spared other rooms from the mess, but it you weren’t then there’s a good chance… READ MORE...
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    Feb 20, 2016

    Cool ways to renovate your attic​

    You know how vital the extra space in your basement can be, but have you ever thought about how much space is in your attic? Most people shove boxes with old clothes and seasonal decorations in their attics, but if you’re working with a smart general contractor, you can renovate your attic and put all that space to good use. An attic can be much more than just an extra storage area. Attics make great playrooms for kids. With an extra bed or a sofa… READ MORE...
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    Feb 06, 2016

    Open concept rooms and how to design them

    For active families, open concept rooms can be lifesavers. Parents in the kitchen can keep an eye on their little ones in the living room. When entertaining at Thanksgiving, the chef in the kitchen won’t feel cut off from the party, and guests can easily move from one conversation to another. Open concept rooms are all the rage, and they can be a great selling feature on any home. If you’re planning home renovations in Baltimore and want to create a… READ MORE...
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    Jan 24, 2016

    How a finished basement can increase the value of your home

    Do you wish you had a home office? Are your kids begging you for a playroom? If your basement isn’t finished, then you might be missing out on great space that your family can use and enjoy. But having a finished basement means more than just added value for your family. It also means added value for your home and your bank account. If you’re considering residential renovations services with a home improvement contractor, learn how finishing your basement… READ MORE...
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    Jan 09, 2016

    How to prepare your kitchen for a renovation

    So you’ve decided on your kitchen remodeling in Maryland. You know exactly what your residential remodeling contractors are going to do for you, and you can’t wait to use your new, fully-renovated kitchen. But before the construction starts, what should you be doing to prepare? Is there anything that you can do now to make sure your kitchen remodeling in Maryland goes smoothly? Check out these simple tips and get ready to see your kitchen like you’ve… READ MORE...
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    Dec 30, 2015

    5 Common mistakes made when hiring contractors

    Choosing to remodel a room in your home is a fun and exciting time. It gives you the opportunity to reimagine your home exactly how you always dreamed it, and you finally have the chance to fix major flaws in the layout or design of your home. To make your home improvement dream a reality, you’ll need to work with skilled residential remodeling contractors that will help you visualize your home and bring it to life? Not sure how to hire a contractor? Here… READ MORE...
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    Dec 21, 2015

    Tips for remodeling your kitchen

    Of all the rooms in your home, no room sees more action than the kitchen. It’s the hub of your household. Your kids come and go as they grab snacks and make their lunches before going to school. You and your spouse make great meals and entertain when you have guests over. So it makes sense that your kitchen should be inviting as well as functional. If your kitchen is lacking in either of this characteristics right now, then it might be time to hire a… READ MORE...
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    Nov 06, 2015

    5 Reasons to Remodel

    Home is where the heart is, so you should be overjoyed every time you cross the threshold. If you do not feel any type of comfort when you step foot into your house, it is time for a change. You may think remodeling your home is too much work and money. However, it is much easier and affordable now than it ever has been. A few minor touches can spruce up an entire room! Before you rule out even the idea of remodeling, take a look at these benefits… READ MORE...
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    Aug 05, 2015

    Why You Should Hire a Licensed Contractor

    Have you ever had a contractor stop at your house uninvited and said, “Hey, I am in the area; I have some extra materials in my truck, and I see your driveway needs repair. I can do it today for half the cost.” Before you think you just got the deal of the century, you need to ask the contractor if he or she is licensed! Unlicensed contractors tend to give you a better deal if you pay cash, but they will disappear soon after they get your money whether the… READ MORE...

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