Articles about Home Improvement and Home Maintenance

11 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Buying your home at a low price has the highest potential for you to get big equity gains. But next on the list, is consistently performing the right home maintenance for your house. These 11 tips to winterize your home are timely and very important. Don’t miss out!

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The cold Winter months are coming. Is your home ready? If not, follow these tips to winterize your home.
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8 Home Improvement Tips to Save Energy & Money

Once you buy a home, there will be constant upgrades to it. Numerous home improvement practices will be implemented. Upgrading your home is an ongoing process that you cannot overlook or avoid. As the name suggests, home improvement enhances several aspects of your home — aesthetic, structural integrity, energy savings, etc. Let us look at some home improvement tips to save energy and also money!

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Replacing an old front door with a brand-new, energy-efficient one will always be a great way to save money and make your home look great in the process.
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11 Home Maintenance Tips for Fall in Louisville

Home improvement covers a wide range of topics. Home maintenance tips do as well! I like to break things up into more digestible snacks rather than overload you with everything under the sun. Today we’re looking at just home maintenance tips for Fall in Louisville. How’s that for specific?!

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Here’s an example of what you don’t want your gutters to look like.
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6 Cheap Home Improvements for Energy Efficiency

Making your home energy efficient on a budget can seem a little tricky. With Energy Star appliances dominating the name in efficiency, you may think you need to replace all your appliances just to better your efficiency. To learn about this and more DIY projects you can tackle, keep reading!

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When it comes to cheap home improvements for energy efficiency, adding a new ceiling fan is definitely one to consider.
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Creating a Spa-Worthy Bathroom in Your Master Suite      

Each bathroom in a home holds a different purpose. The guest bathroom should always be neat, clean, and inviting, but also uncluttered. Of course, you want it to look stylish but it should also be functional. Kids’ bathrooms are usually quite whimsical.

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Check out this spa-worthy bathroom! Did you see the jetted tub in the reflection?
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5 Mistakes That Are Destroying Our Houses

When you own a house looking after its maintenance is mandatory. Many homeowners make the mistake of not paying attention to signs that tell the health of their condition and end up having to face costly repairs. To keep the maintenance costs down you have to care for preventive maintenance. Let’s look at these common mistakes that are destroying our houses.

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If you want your home to look this nice for years to come, you need to take good care of it. Read about the five mistakes that some homeowners make and avoid them.
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Trends in Home Design for 2016

I’m always looking forward to seeing what the future might hold. This is especially true when it comes to trends that apply to our homes. As we’ve all heard, our house is our largest investment ever. Let’s look at some trends in home design for this year and we’ll grade the accuracy of some generally held beliefs.

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When thinking about trends in home design for 2016, you have to include all the new gas fireplaces. They run the gamut from basic to all the bells and whistles so take your time and enjoy the shopping experience!
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Why Hiring a Professional to Create a Custom Closet is Wise

One of the best parts about being a homeowner is the freedom you have to change things around. Finding ways to enhance the functionality and appeal of a home is no easy task, but well worth the effort invested.

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Custom closets are a big deal. They can also be quite expensive. Make sure you shop around for the best deal that fits your home and your pocketbook.
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5 Huge Benefits of Professional HVAC Servicing

It won’t be long before Summer is here. So, it’s a good time to turn our attention to air conditioning maintenance. It’s been months since you fired up the air conditioner, and the last thing you want is an unexpected failure when it’s hot outside.

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There are a host of benefits of professional HVAC servicing but the bottom line is that it will save you money in the long run.
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Don’t Forget the Yard When Selling Your Louisville Home

Wide avenues, big homes, and beautiful gardens: the yard is as much a part of rural Americana as baseball games and BBQs. We spend a big portion of our lives enjoying campfires, splashing around in the pool, and enjoying peaceful evenings on the porch. But yards aren’t just about quintessential American life – in fact, they are a real estate investment that could make or break your next sale. Read on to learn more about selling your Louisville home.

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When selling your Louisville home, don’t forget your front and back yards. The front makes a big first impression and the back is where the buyer is likely to spend a lot of time.
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Top Return on Your Investment Home Improvement Projects in 2015

For years, I’ve been tracking and publishing data on which home improvement projects give you the best bang for your buck. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) performs surveys each year they call their Cost vs. Value reports.

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If you think replacing your front door will be a good investment, you’re wrong. It’ll be a great investment! Year after year, it ranks at the top of NAR’s survey results.
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