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Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Updating a master bathroom can be wonderful to meet changing needs, refresh for a modern style, or improve home sale prospects. But what master bathroom remodeling ideas are best for different projects? Why Are You Remodeling? There are many reasons why a master bathroom might need to be remodeled. Leaks or other damage may make the room unusable until it is remodeled, or changing needs of the family may require adjustments to fixtures, shower stalls, tubs, or entryways to make the room more accessible or practical. A poorly designed master bath can be remodeled to improve functionality and efficiency, or...

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Best Projects to Finish Before Winter

Best Projects to Finish Before Winter

As winter approaches, it is a good time to finish a variety of home projects, both indoors and outdoors. Not only will these projects help make your home more comfortable, but they can also improve energy efficiency and prepare your property to safely withstand the winter storms to come. 10 Best Outdoor Projects to Finish Before Winter Early in fall when the days are still a bit longer and temperatures aren’t so chilly is a great time to wrap up outdoor projects and winterizing. There is still plenty of daylight to work with, and completing these chores in good time...

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Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Window moisture is indicative of a larger problem. Over time, this moisture can lead to mold, mildew and eventually rotting of the trim and window framing. Just to be sure though, check for leaks around your window. Obviously, this would just occur during rainy weather. The moisture from that leak could then show itself again as condensation on the inside of your window. In most cases, a leak is not the issue, but it is a good place to start. More than likely, your windows are telling you that there is too much humidity in the home. This is a...

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What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

What to Look For: Inspecting your Insulation and Weather Stripping

As the cold weather approaches and your furnace begins its annual duties, we often think of ways to make our homes more energy efficient. One thing that can make a big impact on energy savings at a reasonable cost is inspecting your insulation and weatherstripping. Over time, weatherstripping can become worn out and damaged which then creates drafts. Insulation can settle over time, thus reducing its R-value and becoming less effective. Below, we’ll discuss some effective ways to check your insulation and weatherstripping to see if any action is needed. Weatherstripping First, do a visual inspection around your doors and...

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What You Need to Know about Buying Replacement Windows

What You Need to Know about Buying Replacement Windows

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your old windows. Doing so is one of the best investments you can make for your home --not only for the reduction in energy bills, but the increase in comfort, quiet, and ease of cleaning/maintaining. Additionally, replacing windows in your home can net a ROI of as much as 72% in terms their contribution to resale value, according to realestate.com. First off, it’s important to know the difference between replacement windows and new construction windows. New construction windows are more readily available and are priced comparatively to replacement windows. New construction...

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