Home Improvement Tips

Tips for renovating a home for the best price in the most reasonable amount of time.

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Maintenance Calendar For HomeownersAs with anything regularly utilized, maintenance is a part of the deal. Homes are certainly no exception. Homeowners are responsible for doing all the maintenance themselves as a DIY project or hiring a third party to handle more intensive tasks. This handy guide is designed to help streamline home maintenance duties throughout the year.

Monthly Home Maintenance

Set aside time each month to perform these small but essential tasks.

Check HVAC System: Inspect air filters in any main units as well as filtered return vents. Replace or clean dirty filters as needed. Those in dusty environments and those with pets or allergies may require monthly air filter replacements.

Check Range Hood Filter: Right above most ovens, there is a hood vent that

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4 Traits to Avoid When Planting a TreeTrees can be a great way to add life to a yard or garden and boost curb appeal. They provide shade, can flower in the spring, and can even be used to hang birdfeeders or other decorations from. However, not all trees are the same, and homeowners can’t just go to their local garden center and pick one at random. Many trees have traits that can be extremely inconvenient as the tree grows, and they can make themselves annoying to the homeowner or even damage the home. Here are some of the different traits all homeowners should avoid when choosing a new tree for their yard or garden.

How Tall the Tree Will Grow

When a homeowner purchases a tree, it’s not going to be fully grown. It may only be six to eight feet tall at the time of purchase, but it

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Hardwood FloorsMany homes have hardwood floors installed in them, and many homeowners dream of one day owning hardwood floors. Like all flooring materials, hardwood floors have special requirements to ensure that they’re properly taken care of. If a homeowner takes care of their hardwood floors correctly, they can help ensure that that floor lasts decades. Here are some of the different strategies Painted Desert homeowners can use to care for their hardwood floors.

Clean Spills Quickly

It’s no secret moisture damages wood. If wood is exposed to water for an extended amount of time, the wood can potentially warp. If the planks warp, it can cause them to stick up, which could make them a tripping hazard or cause them to not fit properly together. In order to

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Aging in Place? Useful Changes to Make at HomeAging in place can present challenges for seniors living in their single-family home. As people age, they begin to lose their ability to walk up stairs, get into the bathtub, use kitchen appliances and so on. Slips and falls become common as people get older. If you're a Green Valley homeowner who is planning for the future and who would like to age in place, there are many changes you can make to your house that might make independent living easier. Below are some functional home renovations that make aging in place easier and more realistic for people who want to continue to live at home.

Bathroom Upgrades

The bathroom can be the most dangerous room in the house. Fortunately, there are many things that homeowners can do to make the bathroom

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4 Great Kitchen Flooring OptionsThere are many great flooring types that can be used throughout a Desert Shores home, but homeowners always give extra thought when choosing which flooring material to use in their kitchen. Kitchen floors need to be durable in order to stand up to drops and spills that happen while cooking. There are many great flooring material options that fit well in kitchens, ranging from natural and man-made materials, and they come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures in order to match nearly any style. Here are some of the best flooring options for any kitchen and what makes them great choices.

Tile Flooring

One of the most popular types of kitchen flooring is tile. Tile can come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns, so

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Wood Floors Are an Attractive and High-Value Home ChoiceWood flooring is traditional in Centennial Hills homes and throughout the world. In early America, wood flooring was typically of two types: hardwood planks or parquet for formal or public spaces, and humble pine or other local species for bedrooms, kitchens and the second floors of eastern homes, as well as in frontier cabins. Hardwood, often oak, cherry or maple, was invariably stained and polished, while less expensive wood could be painted.

During the war years and continuing through the building boom of the mid-20th Century, wood fell out of favor in many areas, largely because of price, but also because "modern" linoleum and wall-to-wall carpet were introduced as easy-care alternatives. Today, homeowners are rediscovering the appeal of wood,

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Best Type of Carpeting for Your Home: How to PickCarpeting comes in all different types, colors and materials. Some types are more durable than others, some are softer than others. Often, people choose different types of carpeting for each area of their Aliante home. Knowing the different types of carpeting can help you decide which type is right for you.

Material Types

Nylon has been the most popular type of carpeting for many years. It's popular because it's easy to clean, stain resistant and very affordable. It's also very strong and can stand up well to rough treatment from pets and teenagers. Nylon needs to be steam cleaned every year or so to keep it looking its best. As long as it's properly maintained, your nylon carpeting can last for many years.

Polyester carpeting is often made

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Everything You Need to Know About Different Internet OptionsInternet service options are abundant now, so knowing what service options are available to Willows of Summerlin homeowners can help you decide what kind of service is right for you. If you're not sure what to pick, here's what you need to know.

Satellite Internet

Satellite internet service is a type of internet service that most homeowners seek when they live in rural areas, far from cable or DSL lines. Satellite internet is only available to people who have a satellite dish installed on their home. This type of service may be vulnerable to outages during storms, as cloud cover can prevent the signal from reaching the satellite.

DSL Internet

DSL is internet service that comes through telephone lines. DSL stands for digital subscriber

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4 Bad Trees Homeowners Should AvoidFlowers, bushes, and trees are great choices when it comes to adding life to a yard or garden. Just like any other plant, trees have needs and traits specific to their species. Before a Vistas of Summerlin homeowner buys a tree for their yard or garden, they need to check how tall it gets, how fast it grows, how much sun it needs, and so on. Knowing what the tree needs before buying it will help prevent purchasing a bad tree that is more inconvenient than it’s worth. However, there are some traits that homeowners need to pay extra attention to. Here is what all homeowners need to know about a tree before adding it to their yard or garden.

The Type of Root System

Some trees have very shallow root systems that spread over a large area, and others

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3 Fencing Material Options to Try in Your YardThe backyard is an important part of any home. It's a place to go to relax, to host guests, and to have fun, which means outfitting it should be done with care. Because of this, when it comes to building a fence around a property, it's important to find the style of fence that best suits a Paseos of Summerlin homeowner's aesthetic preferences and durability needs. Here are some fencing material options for homeowners to choose from when fencing in their yards.

Wooden Fences

Wood is one of the most popular backyard fencing options for homeowners. Wood is both attractive and generally inexpensive, with the ability to come in a multitude of designs and styles. It can be stained or painted, which allows it to match any aesthetic or decor.

However,

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