renovation

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Renovating (or What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Started)

5 Things Nobody Tells You About Renovating (Or What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Started)

By Tara Mastroeni / April 12, 2021
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Renovating is a huge undertaking. If you’ve never done a renovation before, you may not know what to expect. With that in mind, I’ve decided to share with you some hard-earned lessons from my recent renovation experience. Read it over…

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Considering a Fixer-Upper? Follow This Checklist First

Considering a Fixer-Upper? Follow This Checklist First

By Aly Yale / March 8, 2021
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With home prices rising at exponential rates and more competition than ever, many buyers are having to explore alternative options.  One of those? That’d be fixer-uppers, which tend to offer a low price point (albeit more work) than a traditional,…

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11 Easy Home Updates That Take Less than 24 Hours

By Aly Yale / October 7, 2020
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Updating your house doesn’t have to be a months-long endeavor. Though major-scale renovations can certainly improve your home’s value and aesthetics, they’re not the only option if you’re looking for a change of pace.  Are you short on time but…

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7 Bathroom Renovation Trends to Watch

7 Bathroom Renovation Trends to Watch

By Aly Yale / September 14, 2020
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With many Americans isolating at home, there’s never been a better time to renovate and remodel. After all, you’re spending most of your time on the property — shouldn’t you make the home as enjoyable as possible? That’s the thought…

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ADUs and Granny Flats Are Gaining Popularity; Here’s Why You Might Consider One, Too

ADUs and Granny Flats Are Gaining Popularity; Here’s Why You Might Consider One, Too

By Aly Yale / September 3, 2020
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Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) — also called granny flats or in-law suites — are on the rise. According to Freddie Mac, the share of for-sale listings with ADUs went from just 1.6% in 2000 to nearly 7% in 2019. In…

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6 Important Questions To Ask Before You Start Renovating

By Tara Mastroeni / July 20, 2020
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Renovating is not an easy process, which is why the more organized you can be going into it, the better it will be for everyone involved. To that end, below are six important questions to ask yourself before you start…

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Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

Planning Some Home Improvements? The Dos and Don’ts You Need to Know

By Aly Yale / June 18, 2020
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It’s a good time to improve the house. We’re staying home more than usual, we’re probably a little bored, and improving our homes can sometimes mean more in sales profits later on down the line. But upgrading your home isn’t…

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8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

8 Affordable Kitchen Upgrades That Look Expensive

By Aly Yale / June 8, 2020
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Kitchen renovations are usually some of the best ones you can make as a homeowner. According to Remodeling Magazine, a minor kitchen remodel may result in a 77.6% ROI and more than $18,000 in added resale value when it comes…

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winter renovations of a modern home

The 6 Best Winter Renovations and Home Improvements

By Tara Mastroeni / January 6, 2020
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There’s no denying that spring and summer are the most popular times of year to make home improvements, but if you’ve been writing winter off entirely for these projects, you’re missing out. From easier scheduling to a potential for cost…

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3 Signs a Fixer-Upper Could Be Worth It (and 5 Signs It’s a Money Pit)

By Aly Yale / June 26, 2019
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Fixer-uppers can be tempting (especially if you’re an HGTV fan). They let you get creative, put your own mark on the home and, in some cases, even make serious cash when it’s time to sell. But not all fixer-uppers are…

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