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Give Your Home a Summer Refresh

When it comes to decorating our homes, some of us are like kids in a candy store, while others may shy away from the task. It certainly can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but with a little planning, some thorough research, and careful budgeting, you can give your home a decorative summer refresh in a few simple, cost-effective steps.

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5 Cost-Effective Ways to Update Your Driveway

Let’s say you’ve been in your home for quite some time, and you decide that it’s time for an exterior makeover. Coming up with some creative ideas to spruce up your driveway is the easy part; coming up with the money to cover it is another story. Although renovating your driveway adds value to your home, it can be costly. Incorporating some DIYs into your driveway makeover allows you to customize your driveway while keeping the cost down, allowing you to stick to a budget you are comfortable with.

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Smart Ways to Incorporate Color in Your Home

The cold, dark days of winter will be in our rearview soon. The time has changed, we’re experiencing longer hours of daylight, and before we know it, spring will officially be here. When I think of spring, I think of bright, bold colors. Gone are the greys and blacks of our winter wardrobes, and in are the hues of spring flowers, green grass, and blooming trees.

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6 Inexpensive but Impactful Home Improvements

Remodeling a home is a huge and costly endeavor, but often times, a single project can transform the whole look and feel of your home. Whether you are looking to increase the value of your home over time, sell in the near future, or simply want to give your home a fresh new look, consider these tips for home-improvement projects that will make your home stand out.

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Spring Cleaning Ideas that will Give Your Home a Facelift

For most homeowners, spring is the perfect time of year to take advantage of warmer weather and get some chores done around the house that they've been putting off because of the cold winter air! Typically, spring cleaning means you're cleaning out junk drawers and donating unused sweaters. However spring cleaning doesn’t have to end there. In fact, with a few simple projects, you can give your home a facelift without having to go through with an entire remodel.

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5 Home Renovations for Senior Citizens

It’s a reality that every single one of us will eventually be faced with: getting older.

Sooner or later, our living situations will need to adjust to accommodate the struggles associated with aging bodies. For those who want to avoid moving into an assisted living facility, remodeling an existing home can be a great alternative.

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5 Home Inspection Problems to Avoid

Shopping for a new home is an exciting process. When you do find the perfect home, you might be distracted by sparkling new counter tops or a beautiful backyard and be tempted to sign the dotted line before slowing down to ensure your dream home will stand the test of time.

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How to Select the Right Contractor After an Insurance Claim

As if falling victim to a natural disaster or major home burglary isn't bad enough, such a situation also hands you a major to-do list to repair your home. It's hard to even know where to start. Luckily, that's what we're here for. Here is a guide to how to select a good contractor after you've filed a large insurance claim.

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6 Non-Sexy Home Upgrades You Should Consider

When it comes to renovation, it’s easy to become inundated with pictures of new bathroom tiles, granite kitchen counters, and open floor plans. But, while you’re wading through these sexy upgrades that promise to take your home from drab to fab, it may be easy to miss some of the more subtle, less-sexy upgrades that will do more than just provide your home with aesthetic appeal.

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How to Finance a Fixer-Upper

If you're like many families who plan for a home renovation project, finding a way to pay for the remodel is the toughest part. There's nothing like a blow to morale after you've been caught up in the visions of entertaining in that brand new spacious kitchen, or having extra space for your home office just to realize you forget to consider the costs. Many families look to home renovation loans to fund their dream projects. You're not alone, a Homeadvisor survey found that 19% of homeowners used financing to pay for a home improvement project. 

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