renovations

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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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: The Final Reveal

By Tara Mastroeni / February 22, 2021
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Welcome back to the final installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! In my last update, I had finally begun to make some decent progress on my renovation. However, COVID-19 was still managing to make things difficult and slow things down…

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Bathroom Renovations to Age in Place Comfortably and Safely

Bathroom Renovations to Age in Place Comfortably and Safely

By Aly Yale / January 11, 2021
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Your body (and your physical capabilities) change as you age, and if you plan to stay in your home for the long haul, your property will need to change, too. Fortunately, most of the bathroom renovations to age in place…

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4 Home Upgrades You Won't Get Your Money Back on

4 Home Upgrades You Won’t Get Your Money Back on

By Aly Yale / November 18, 2020
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Lots of renovations will improve your home’s value — as well as what you can profit off the property once you’re ready to sell.  But some others? They’re usually a waste of money, or worse yet, could even hurt your…

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Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We’re Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

By Tara Mastroeni / November 4, 2020
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Welcome back to the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries. You may have noticed that it’s been a while since my last update where I convinced my building to let me start my renovation despite the virus-related lockdown. However, it probably won’t surprise…

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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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" Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: Small Steps Forward to the Starting Line

By Tara Mastroeni / July 2, 2020
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Welcome to the newest installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! Last time, I talked about my experience buying my first home in the middle of a global pandemic, realizing that my unit needed more than a little TLC, and the…

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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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