Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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Do You Need an Architect or a Designer?

Find out whether you need to hire an architect or a designer when taking on a large or small remodeling project on your home. Read on to find out more.
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Lumber Prices Nearly Triple Going Into 2022

Going into 2022, lumber prices have tripled. Factors lingering from the Covid-19 pandemic and new issues are contributing to the steady price increase.

Home Inventory: How to Document Your Personal Property

A home inventory is a key component in documenting insurance claims, plus estate and financial planning. Read on to find out more.

Beware the Telltale Signs of Contractor Scams

If the contractor for your project tells you something that's too good to be true, it probably is! Here are some telltale signs to watch out for, so you won't become the next victim of a contractor scam.
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How to Receive Free Help Weatherizing Your Home

If you live in a poorly insulated, energy-inefficient home, you might be eligible for government help. The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program funds grants that provide free weatherization services to low-income homeowners.
Contractor and homeowners examining remodeling project progress.

Sensible Remodeling Payment Plans

Writing checks for your remodeling project is never fun. The amounts can be staggering and there's always the concern that maybe you didn't get all the value you were due. Besides, every check written means you have less leverage over your contractor. The ideal payment plan keeps you in control of things and is fair to your contractor as well.
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How to Hire a Roofer for Your Home

A new roof is a major investment that typically costs thousands of dollars. Read on to find out how to choose a good roofer for your home.
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How to Hire A Good Interior Decorator

A good interior decorator will save you months of hunting down product samples and other research, and prevent some potentially messy missteps. What's more, a decorator can do everything from acting as a sounding board to buying paint and fabric and even supervising the job.
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How to Hire an Electrician for Your Home

Read this article to find out what you need to know about how to hire and work with a licensed, qualified electrician when building or remodeling a home.