Category: Home Improvements

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Increase Home Value?

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16 Apr

Many real estate agents will tell you that kitchens sell houses. They point to the fact that both kitchen upgrades and full renovations rank high on home buyers’ wish lists. This has led to the belief that among home improvement projects, kitchen renovations are the most likely to increase your home’s value. But is that true? In short, it depends.…

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Essential Tips for Planning a Successful House Remodel

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15 Apr

Theoretically speaking, remodeling is a great thing – you get the opportunity to improve the sustainability of your home, expand the space, and provide your family with better living conditions. In reality, though, things are a bit different. If not carefully planned and executed, a huge number of these overhauls tend to become a living nightmare capable of completely disrupting…

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How to Choose the Right Roofing Contractor

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18 Feb

If you’re like most homeowners, your home is your biggest investment, and one of the most fundamental parts of your home is your roof. By providing a barrier against the elements, your roof protects your household and belongings, and – in a virtuous cycle – your investment in your home. That’s why it’s imperative that when your roof needs to…

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Do You Need a Permit to Remodel a Kitchen?

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15 Feb

So, you’re planning a kitchen remodel at your Long Island home and have a pretty good idea of the materials and colors you want to incorporate, but there is one relevant matter you’re unclear about: Is a permit necessary?  It’s an important question since many home renovation projects in New York do require permits, and obtaining one will prevent unnecessary…

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How Do You Measure for a Replacement Window?

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12 Feb

You can buy the most energy-efficient window on the market, with grid patterns that reflect your style and decorative hardware that’s nothing less than elegant, but if the window is incorrectly sized, those desirable features won’t matter. And, if your window was custom made, your problem may be compounded because most window companies won’t allow you to return a custom-made…

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What is a Window Sash Replacement?

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08 Feb

By opening our living spaces to natural light, ventilation, and views of outdoor scenery, windows contribute significantly to how much we enjoy our homes. Many homeowners, however, may not realize just how much, until a window pane breaks and leaves their home exposed to the elements. To avoid the costs of a full window replacement, some homeowners may replace only…

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How your home and garden can stay clean and eco-friendly

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05 Dec

How your home and garden can stay clean and eco-friendly Keeping your home and garden clean isn’t exactly easy. To do it the quick way, you’ll need a lot of plastic and cleaning products that aren’t exactly friendly to the environment. So how do you keep that balance and manage to tick both boxes through the whole of your property?…

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Surface Hygiene When There is a Baby Boss at Home

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23 Apr

  As a parent, you want to make sure that your kids live in a safe and clean environment. If only you could keep them inside the house 24/7, you would, just to protect them from disease-causing germs and bacteria. But the truth is, there could be more of these unwanted micro creatures living inside your house than in your…

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See Your Project Come To Life With Home Design Software

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30 Aug

Wouldn't it be nice to see your extension, alteration or second floor come to life?  Check out this major renovation done by Doug Cornwell that was an enlargement of an existing small three bedroom house.   The prior house was a red clay tile roofed, Spanish style home.   Since this is situated on a large inlet with tremendous views…

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Best spring home improvement projects

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20 Mar

With warm weather just around the corner, it's time to start considering home improvement projects for the spring.As a New York resident, you're no stranger to the harsh and sometimes severe weather the winter can bring - and the range of damage it can inflict on your home. And while we still have a bit of cold and snow to…

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