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Major vs. Minor; Renovation vs. Remodel

It’s pretty common for folks undergoing a home improvement project to use the words renovation and remodel interchangeably. While no one’s going to throw you in jail for using the incorrect identifier, there is a difference. But what is that difference? And when do you do a renovation and when do you do a remodel? Sit back, read on, and all will be de-mystified. Renovations Renovations are very large undertakings that cost a lot of money, take a lot of time, and completely change the room. So if you plan on gutting the entire kitchen and starting from scratch,...

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Avoid Catastrophe: Common Reno Mistakes

Ack! The dreaded renovation is about to take place! The actual process of renovating won’t be a barrel of laughs, but the end result will be worth it. That is unless you make a mountain of mistakes. There are intrinsically so many things that can go wrong in a renovation; from start to finish it’s a never ending parade of peril. Fear not! We have a few pointers to help you avoid the pitfalls of home improvement. Follow this guide and avoid the most common renovation mistakes. Bad Budgets All home improvement budgets need to be nailed down and...

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Worth It: Renovations With The Best Return Value

Very rarely do people decide to renovate their home, or portions of it, because they happen to be bored with their current situation. There are far less expensive ways to cure your boredom. Trust us. The two main reasons homeowners renovate is to increase the function and value of their space. Where you see that value is in the return on the investment when you sell, or in the immediate reduction of your bills. So what’s going to get the most bang for your buck when you put your house on the market? Let’s take a looksie, shall we?...

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Do It Yourself Or Call The Professionals: A Breakdown

Remodeling your home is an expensive endeavor. That’s just a fact. One of the best ways to cut down on the cost is by doing the job yourself. You’re only paying for the parts, not the labor. Depending on the job and your skill level, this can be a great idea. But it can also backfire in a terrible way. Maybe you overestimate your level of craftsmanship or underestimate the job itself. But having to hire a professional to fix your mistake will always end up costing more than it would if you had hired them in the first...

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Budgeting For Your Reno: Tips and Tricks

Home renovations will never go out of style. Whether it’s for the purpose of selling your starter home or just to breathe new life into your precious abode, renovations are here to stay. Also here to stay, their cost. The cost of renovations will always be quite high – and a bit daunting – but never let that discourage you from making a sound investment in your home. The key to a successful remodel, though, is owning your budget and making it work for you. But with such a hefty challenge ahead of you it can be a little...

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