Home Improvement Tips

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

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What You Need to Know About Refinishing Your Kitchen CabinetsRefurbishing kitchen cabinets can be a big project for homeowners. Understanding the benefits and knowing the process can help homeowners decide whether or not kitchen cabinet refurbishment is right for homeowners.

Replace or Refurbish Kitchen Cabinets?

The average cost to refurbish kitchen cabinets starts at around $1,000 and goes up from there. This is much less expensive than installing all new kitchen cabinets, which can costs an average of $3,560. For homeowners on a budget who want to enjoy the look of kitchen cabinets without the great expense, refurbishment is an excellent option.

DIY or Contractor?

One of the things that a homeowner must decide when trying to install new cabinets is whether or not to hire a contractor or do the

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Deferred Maintenance: What Is it?When looking for a new home to buy, one of the things that may come up during the search is deferred maintenance. When a home has deferred maintenance, it can have a big impact on the homeowner. But just what is deferred maintenance? This guide will explain what deferred maintenance, and what it means for buyers and sellers alike when dealing with a home that has it.

What Is Deferred Maintenance?

Deferred maintenance on a home is exactly what it sounds like: when a homeowner continually postpones necessary repairs, resulting in the home to fall into disrepair. This is often done in order to save money, stay underbudget, or simply because they can’t afford to have their home repaired. Examples of deferred maintenance include things like: 

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    Home Addition Information For HomeownersThe decision to add on to a home is usually not made easily. Homeowners in The Ridges of Summerlin have many factors to weigh when they're trying to decide if a home addition is right for them. Knowing what usually leads people to get a home addition, how a home addition can improve property value, and what to expect during the construction process can help homeowners decide if they would like to proceed.

    For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

    Reasons Why Homeowners Get Additions

    There can be many reasons why a homeowner will eventually decide to get an addition. Some of the most common reasons for bedroom or master suite additions

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    Fast Facts for First-Time Pool OwnersA home swimming pool is often considered a sign of luxury, especially when the summer sun refuses to hide its head. MacDonald Highlands home buyers imagine weekend barbecues and playful water fights as they enjoy their backyard in all its glory. However, there's more to pool ownership than the chance to take a dip whenever the mood strikes. Before adding an in-ground or above-ground pool, it's time to consider the following facts.

    How Much Will the Pool be Used?

    It's not always obvious to homeowners whether or not they'll use the pool until they actually have the pool for longer than a few months. The initial novelty usually means plenty of use at the beginning but after a while, the pool may see fewer and fewer swimmers and more and more

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    What You Need to Know About Installing A DeckDeck additions are a popular home improvement among Southern Highlands homeowners trying to boost their home's property value. This is because decks are relatively inexpensive to install, and home buyers will pay more money for a home with a backyard deck. Decks add space for entertaining and can help make the yard more functional at the same time.

    Choose the Right Materials

    The material a homeowner chooses for their deck construction will affect how much maintenance the deck needs and how well it will weather.

    Natural Wood

    Some decks are made from natural wood. The least expensive type of wood that a deck can be made from is pressure treated lumber. Other types of wood include redwood and cedar. Pressure treated wood is very

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    Popular Architectural Styles for HomesMuch like the residents in the United States, the home architectural styles that can found throughout the country are diverse and varied. Each style offers insight into the time period during which it was built and the distinct culture of the region. These are a few of the common home architectural styles that can be found throughout the United States:

    Craftsman Style Home

    During the dawn of the 20th century, the Arts and Crafts movement took hold of Americans across the country. This movement emphasized the importance of handmade products made with natural materials, and followed in the footsteps of the Industrial Revolution. During this moment in history, the Craftsman home architectural style was born. Simplistic floor plans are common in

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    Major Safety Problems in the Home and How to Handle ThemHomeowners often forget about the safety of their home while they're living in it. They may assume that if the home was safe when they first moved in, then it's still safe now. And even though they may see the property every day, it's easy to miss minor changes that can lead to bigger problems down the line. For a better idea of how to identify the safety hazards in the home, keep the following common problems in mind before doing a routine inspection.

    Slips and Falls

    It may not take long before a homeowner remembers near misses when it comes to almost falling down. From an unsecured staircase railing to the slippery tiles in the bathroom, many homeowners play with fire everyday without even realizing it. And while children and the elderly

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    How to Get Rid of Mold In the HomeMold can be a serious problem for homeowners. It can be dangerous to humans and even to pets. Because it puts people at risk, a home that is affected by mold could drop in value and may even be hard to sell. The best way to prevent mold from devaluing a home is to remove it as soon as it becomes a problem.

    Why Is Mold So Dangerous?

    Mold is a fungus that can have a serious impact on the health of anyone who is exposed to it. Mold can cause respiratory problems, eye irritation, skin irritation, coughing, wheezing and other problems. People who are exposed to mold over a long period of time may develop chronic lung problems and infections. People who are most at risk for problems from mold are those with chronic lung issues like asthma and

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    Choose Home Improvements Wisely and Avoid Overspending to Realize the Best ROIWhether an owner is updating a home to enjoy it more or whether upgrades are being done in order to better “flip” it, homeowners want to get their best return on investment (ROI). Of course, improvements make a home easier to sell as well, but the more one can anticipate getting back from their home improvement investment, the easier it is to spend the money improving it.

    While some homeowners may anticipate getting everything they put into their home back someday, every home improvement has its own likely ROI. Some are higher than others. Which are the ones that historically bring back higher returns upon resale?

    Landscaping

    Various professional organizations place landscaping at the top of the home improvement ROI list including the

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    Getting the Best ROI Out of Bathroom RemodelingWhile the bathroom is one of most of the most vital parts of the home, it is has often been overlooked concerning ambiance and decor. However, when it comes to renovation projects, bathroom remodeling is second only to kitchen upgrades these days—and for good reasons. Not only can current owners enjoy this updated space, but certain bathroom improvements including those discussed here can offer a high return on investment (ROI) when the time to sell arrives. According to expert's research, smart midrange and upscale bathroom remodels can allow sellers to see an average ROI of 62 percent of their investment costs.

    Invest in Timeless Flooring

    There are many types of flooring for homes, though some work better for bathrooms and kitchens due to

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