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Oct 10

Aging in Place: Installing an Elevator in your Home

You may want to consider adding an elevator to your home renovation project list if you are looking to stay in your home long term. Has mobility started to become an issue for you? As we all get older, going up and down the stairs daily can become challenging. Residential elevators not only increase accessibility and allow you to age in place, but they also will add value to your home. Here’s what you need to know before starting your project.

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Sep 19

Is Shiplap Worth It In The Long Term?

If we attempt to break down the definition of this type of wood, we can define it by its two parts: “ship” and “lap”. The name and style are derived from the pattern that was used in earlier centuries to build ships. Shiplap lumber does not necessarily have even gaps between its joints, rather it possesses an overlapping “rabbet” joint that bonds two different pieces of blocks on a 90-degree angle. The primary purpose of this design is to make the lumber water-resistant and airtight so that it can last for a longer period without showing wear and tear. This post will discuss a few characteristics of shiplap that will help the average homeowner decide whether or not this is the best choice for them.

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Sep 12

Using Reclaimed Wood In Your New Kitchen

With the concept of “reduce, reuse and recycle” gaining swift popularity to combat the alarms of climate change, wood is being furnished with a whole new life that can be put to use while transforming the different rooms of a business or house, especially the kitchen. Installing reclaimed wood is not entirely a new idea, it has been in existence since the 1970s and 80s, but has gained wider momentum only recently. While the primary notion underlying the reuse of woods is genuine and eco-friendly, in what situations are they the best fit? In the following section, we will be providing you with the pros and cons of fitting reclaimed wood into your kitchen.

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Sep 3

The Truth About Subway Tiles: What Should You Know?

The designation of the subway tile is simple: subway tile is the conventional three by six tile blocks that form floors inside subways. Typically white, subway tiles have been a popular choice over the years whenever you go looking for a home décor option that can be achieved with inexpensive, multipurpose and sustainable tiles. If you are looking to make use of subway tiles in your next renovation project, here a few things that you should know before getting started.

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Aug 8

How Much Should I Spend on Remodeling My House?

Home remodeling is an excellent option for homeowners who want to change the style, amenities, and layout of their home without having to move or build from scratch. Before learning about how to start planning a custom home build or renovation, decide on a budget for the project. By tallying factors such as your savings, home value, and the benefits of the upgrades, you can set a reasonable budget for your upcoming project.

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Aug 1

Is It Cheaper to Remodel or Build a New House?

If you are contemplating whether to push ahead with a home remodel, you may want to keep the financial aspect of the project in mind. Many residential remodels can cost as much as creating a new home from the ground up. While it is daunting to learn how to start planning a custom home build, it is the more financially responsible action to take for many homeowners. Below is a guide on when to renovate an existing property and when to build a new house.

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Jul 27

What You Need to Turn Your Office into Your Second Home

According to PayScale, the average person spends 13 years of their life at work. Whatever statistic you read, it’s clear that we spend many hours at the office each day. To make it a more productive and positive environment, you want to consider turning the office into your second home.
With some simple steps, you can create a more comfortable, relaxed, yet motivated environment.

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Jul 17

Everything You Should Know About Wood Flooring

No one can deny that a wood floor warms a room. It provides stylish looks and a long-lasting finish. Whether you are planning to lay a floor in your new home or you need to replace one that’s damaged, there’s a lot you should know about wood flooring.
You have numerous species to choose from, plenty of widths and lots of colors available. Let’s look at the most common questions related to installing wood flooring.

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