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Try Something New: 3 Trendy Interior Design Styles 

Looking to revitalize your home with some new décor, furniture, or just a fresh layout? Then you could probably use some inspiration when it comes to interior design styles. Fortunately, if you haven’t redecorated in the past five years or so, there’s a lot out there to pull from. Numerous new design styles have hit the [...]

By |2018-07-11T08:57:22+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Bathroom

When it comes to value-adding renovations, the bathroom is one of the best places to start. According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom remodel delivers about a 70 percent return on investment, adding around $13K in value to the property as a whole. Upscale bathroom remodels add more than $34,000 in value. But like any statistics, [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:21:41+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the smartest moves you can make as a homeowner. In fact, according to Remodeling Magazine, when it comes to home projects, it delivers one of the biggest ROIs in the books. The average homeowner recoups more than 81% of their costs on a minor kitchen remodel, adding about $17K [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:22:07+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , , |

Summer Renovations: Adding Value to Your Home – Backyards & Patios

When it comes to renovating your home, choosing your projects carefully is key — at least if you want to ensure those projects are worth it. While some upgrades may add to your home’s aesthetic or come with extra convenience or comfort, the truth is not all renovations are created equally — especially when it [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:20:50+00:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home|Tags: , , |

Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000

Home renovation doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, if you choose the right projects—as well as the right materials and contractors to help—it could actually add value to your home, essentially paying for itself in the long run. So where should you start? What home low-cost, under $10K reno [...]

By |2018-06-12T07:33:40+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: DIY, Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

Giving Your Fireplace a Facelift

Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Energy, Creativity Who doesn’t love a warm fire on a damp New England night? I've always loved my fireplace, but the stone was too rustic and yellow for my taste—and what I really wanted was to upgrade from wood burning to a gas insert. The insert would require purchasing the unit and lining [...]

By |2018-03-07T13:25:11+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: DIY|Tags: , , , , |

Paying for Post-Winter Home Repairs

For a homeowner, the winter can be particularly harsh. The cold snow and ice ruins the once-lush lawn, the biting wind wears down paint and siding, and heavy rains and snowfall cause leaky roofs, broken shingles, and a whole host of other, often dangerous, problem areas. But what if you don’t have the cash to [...]

By |2018-06-12T05:21:51+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Home|Tags: , , , , |

Thinking Long-Term: How to Add Value to Your Future Home Sale 

Unless you plan to be in your home forever, you should always be considering its value---particularly when you choose remodeling projects, upgrades or even just go about the regular care and maintenance of your property. The right projects, upgrades, and care can mean a bigger ROI and more money in your pocket when it comes [...]

By |2018-06-08T05:37:11+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Maintenance, Mortgage|Tags: , , , , , |

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