All Blog Posts Tagged 'remodeling' (4)

Four tips to update your kitchen with a high ROI

Ask any real estate what is the most important room in the house when it comes to selling a home and he/she will tell you it’s the kitchen. It’s been said that to sell your home, you really only need to sell your kitchen. It’s not surprising then that a kitchen remodel is the most popular remodeling project. Unfortunately for homeowners, it’s also the most expensive room to remodel. Many spend tens of thousands to remodel their kitchen and only recoup a small amount of that cost when they…

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Added by laura white on June 26, 2015 at 2:17am — No Comments

How to prepare for a remodeling project

Spring is the season for deep cleaning and home maintenance projects. If you’ve decided that this is the year to finally tackle that remodeling project that’s been on your mind for years now, here are some things you should consider before jumping right in.



Know exactly what you want



Don’t begin a remodeling project if you only have a vague idea of what you want the finished product to look like. You should have the project planned out to the minutest…

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Added by laura white on June 4, 2015 at 8:51pm — No Comments

The New Granite is...Siding! Really?

My friends in energy efficiency have been patiently waiting for granite to fall out of favor as the sexiest way to improve your home, and add value when you…

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Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on February 19, 2013 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

Energy Performance Does Add Value! Just look at the HERS Rating!

Trying to demonstrate to the unknowing that enhanced home energy performance translates into enhanced resale value is not an easy task. But actually it is right there in the HERS Rating!?



Even though most of us 'energy pros' understand that the increased comfort, health, durability, and lower energy bills means that the property should be more desirable and more valuable, it is hard to get this going due to the true way that properties are valued.



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Added by Jamie Kaye on December 11, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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