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Basement Finishing – Design Articles and Ideas

If you are considering finishing the lower level of your home, adding egress windows and doors for additional entry points and natural light, or seeking home maintenance tips, be sure to search our archive of articles for design ideas and how-to’s. You’ll find suggestions for whole-house appliance maintenance as well as basement layout and design concepts which can be incorporated into your basement remodeling project plan.

Tips for Staying Productive in Lockdown with Simple DIY Projects

Want something more productive to do with your time while you wait out the COVID-19 lockdowns? Well, if your home could use a little sprucing up, why not spend some of that time on a few DIY projects? With hardware stores still open, you should be able to safely pick up the supplies you need to make repairs or upgrades in and around your home, and you can use these tips to decide which DIY projects you should tackle first.

May 24th, 2020|

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace a Subfloor

Normally, a subfloor can last as long as the house itself, however, should it be damaged or defective, it may only last 20 to 30 years. If this is the case, a homeowner may need to remove layers of flooring to make repairs. Here are five signs it’s time to replace a subfloor.

April 28th, 2020|

What’s the Difference? Spraying vs. Rolling Paint

Using a paint sprayer may sound like a faster application method, but that’s not necessarily the case. The surface, its location, and how much time you have are factors to consider when picking your tool for your paint job. Learn the pros and cons of spraying vs. rolling paint to see which tool best suits your project.

April 16th, 2020|

The Dos and Don’ts of Caulking the Bathroom

Caulk should appear seamless while keeping your walls, windows, floors, and ceilings adjacent to showers, tubs, and toilets safe from the excess moisture that is typical in a bathroom. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and get great tips that will have you caulking the bathroom like an expert.

April 14th, 2020|

Buying a Fixer Upper? Be Ready for These 9 Costs

It’s tempting to purchase a house with great bones and a bargain price, but a fixer upper can require more than cosmetic improvements and the cost of addressing serious structural or systems problems could easily add up to big bucks.

April 7th, 2020|

The 12 Best Home Upgrades You Can Make for Your Health

Some of the best home upgrades improve your health as well as your house, and can boost resale value as well. Though the initial costs for a few of these improvements are high, you'll reap savings over time and experience immediate health benefits.

February 13th, 2020|
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