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How to Get the Designer Look For Less

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Before you being your next remodeling or home renovation project, think of alternatives that will yield the same, if not better results, for less. Why go through the hassle of finding a contractor, and have renovations disrupt your daily routine when all that may be necessary is a little paint, new home furnishings and accessories, and come eclectic discount furniture?

Home improvement remodeling projects can be time consuming and expensive, very expensive, and rarely go smoothly or as planned. As such, it’s important to consider all available options and avenues before diving head first into a home renovation project.

If you want to give your home a fresh, new, designer-inspired look without breaking the bank, consider updating your home’s furniture with new, or vintage pieces. It’s time

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Three of the Most Cost Efficient Types of Roofing Materials to Give You a Great ROI

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A quality roof replacement can provide homeowners with a 70% return on investment, meaning that they’ll recoup 70% of whatever they spent on the project. This impressive ROI, however, is dependent on the types of roofing materials the homeowners choose to use. Some may last for as long as 50 years and require little to no maintenance, while others might need repairs every season, and eventually wear out after 20 years.

Here are a few roofing materials types that can provide homeowners with an excellent ROI.

Composite Shingles.

Composite or asphalt shingles are one of the most common types of roofing shingles, and for good reason. They’re aesthetically appealing, and they’re very affordable. P

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How Can You Pay for a New Custom Home?

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Many people dream of building custom designed homes with floor plans and decor tailored to fit their lifestyle but believe that their dream is financially out of reach. This isn’t always the case. Let’s look at how finances work when it comes to custom designed homes.


A major factor in the cost of custom built homes is the location. Many new luxury homes are built on high-end properties in high-end neighborhoods. These properties can add to the cost of custom designed homes significantly. Go in with a budget, and then choose a location that fits that budget. Choosi

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Top Three Benefits of Granite Countertops

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Granite is an igneous rock — one formed from magma or molten rock — that can be found in an array of colors. Granite colors can range from dark, to light, with various unique combinations in between. Being an igneous rock, granite is known for it’s hardness and durability, and is widely accessible, being found across many continents.

Granite is mined in quarries, and is then polished on one side and sliced into granite slabs. From there they are cut into granite counter tops and granite tiles used in homes.

Because of its durability, and sophisticated polished look, granite is a common material used for counter tops. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, granite counter tops offer several advantages.


Many homeowner choose to have a granite count

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Why Your House Isn’t Safe From Water Damage, Even in the Fall

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Everyone knows that spring is the time of year when it never stops raining, and if your basement can get flooded then it will get flooded, and it’s a proven fact* that umbrellas can predict which day will have the biggest rainstorm, and they’ll only break on this one day when you actually need them. [*Not actually proven at all, but we have a feeling that a study will be conducted soon.]

But right now, spring is pretty far away. We’re right in the middle of autumn, A.K.A. the season of pumpkin spice lattes and warm knitted sweaters. No longer is the sun beating down and handing out sunburns, but it isn’t necessary to sleep under four layers of blankets just to stay warm at night either. Who doesn’t love this season? Nothing can go wrong!

Well, actually, you

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