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Calculate Room Addition Cost

The costs associated with adding a new room onto your home can be broken down into labor and materials. “Materials” refers to any of the construction materials, from plywood to lighting fixtures, which you intend on installing in the finished room. Labor costs will be incurred if you hire a contractor, or you may decide

Tips That Increase Property Value

Most appraisers have stories of homeowners irate over the fact that the special remodeling job they performed added zero value to their home. The imported Italian tile you used in your entryway or the pool in the backyard may be of immense value to you while you live in the home, but unfortunately they aren’t

Home improvements that require permits

If you purchased your home prior to the recent housing collapse, your investment may not be paying off the way you had hoped. If your home is on the market, you might be struggling to get an offer high enough to pay off your mortgage. For that reason, some homeowners are taking on remodeling projects

10 Home Improvement Tips

If you’ve ever seen the movie The Money Pit, you know the worst-case scenario for a home renovation. Fixing one problem uncovers another, and then another, until that innocent first thought you had–what if we just had a little more space/another window/an extra bathroom here?–has turned the entire house into a construction site. By the

Get Smart Windows & Save Energy

High-tech innovations for windows mean energy savings Glazing that allows you to switch between transparency and translucence at the push of a button is prohibitively costly right now, but chromogenics research and competition may soon allow home owners to enjoy the energy-saving benefits of “smart windows.” “Switchable glass,” also known as “smart windows” lets you

Remodeling Projects that Add Value

Put Wasted Space To Work Transform a plain wall into a storage and display showcase by adding stacks of open shelves or cutting out the drywall to create a recessed niche. Add a display shelf above the kitchen window and cup hooks below upper cabinets. Add Function to an Awkward Space Transform a basic bay