Articles about Home Improvement and Home Maintenance

Things to Consider While Choosing a Proficient Natural Gas Fireplace

A natural gas fireplace could prove to be one of the best ways to bring a touch of coziness to a home. They are a great source for heating a room when the power goes out, as it spreads warmth after a brisk winter walk or helps in adding a bit of romance on a special evening.

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A stylish natural gas fireplace, like this one, is a real eye-catcher.
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Selling My Home In Louisville: What To Focus On

If you’re thinking, “Selling my home in Louisville is going to be difficult” then here are a few tips that will help it easier. Just because there’s competition out there, your home can still shine above the rest.

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16 Tips to Master the Art of Caring for Home Appliances

A home appliance is basically a product that facilitates everyday household tasks in a home. All the latest home appliances, ensure ease and comfort to the family. Various appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, ovens, and many more have become a need of every house.

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Caring for home appliances isn’t rocket science but these 9 tips will help you become a master.
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Updating Your Louisville Garage Floor, Storage Adds Value

Like most homeowners, a major goal is to beautify your home by adding value. Whether it be landscaping, upgrading, or removing unsightly features, it usually takes a great deal of effort to make your home a warm and welcoming place for friends and family.

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Garage storage for your Louisville home adds great value, especially for homes that do not have additional storage in a basement.
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Green Home Improvements in Louisville

Louisville is experiencing dramatic and positive changes. As a vibrant city with steady job growth, the Louisville real estate market is dynamic. These factors are spurring home improvements that increase comfort, lower utility bills, and protect the local environment. This piece will highlight three green home improvements that you can follow.

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Thinking green? How about green home improvements for your Louisville home?
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Increasing the Value of My Home, Louisville KY

Are you searching for Increasing the Value of My Home? Here are three great home improvements that will definitely increase the value of your Louisville property. But first, there are a few things you should know. First, a lot of people think that the money they put into home improvements will return dollar for dollar when their house is put up for sale.

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Bathrooms, along with kitchens, historically give some of the best return on investments of any Louisville home improvements.
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Wood Decks Versus Composite Decks: The True Pros and Cons

The deck. It is arguably the most relaxing place in and around your house that you can escape to at any point in time. We sometimes take for granted what all goes into making the deck your perfect getaway, but you need to figure out which decking is your best option, whether you are redoing your deck or starting from scratch. In this article, we’re going to compare wood decks versus composite decks and help you make your decision.

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There’s nothing quite like spending some of your Summer out on your Louisville deck. Should you choose wood or composite? Read this article and find out!
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Best Louisville Home Improvement Projects for Return on Investment

Going all the way back to 2007, Louisville Homes Blog has brought you targeted real estate news and advice for Louisville homeowners and home buyers. So let’s keep this train rolling!

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Beautiful front doors, especially with decorative finishes really impress home buyers. Unfortunately, this home improvement project no longer rates higher than 100% return on investment like it had in previous years.
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Are Granite Countertops Worth The Investment For Your Kitchen?

Many times when you are designing your house in the building stages the one room that anyone who has taken a real estate investing course knows involves the most value is your kitchen. Investments are supposed to make money. But are granite countertops worth the investment?

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There’s no denying the “Wow!” factor of granite countertops, but how can you know if it’s worth the investment?
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Filing a Hail Damage Roof Claim with Your Insurer

If you live in an area that receives a lot of large hail during certain storms, your personal property and your home could be damaged during a storm. This is why it might be important for you to do everything you can to understand how the claims process works.

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This home’s roof looks picture perfect but sometimes hail damage is hard to identify. It’s important to have an inspector you can trust.
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Quick Primer: Geothermal in Louisville KY

The movement of homeowners to “go green” by utilizing geothermal heating and cooling is becoming ever more common. However, there is still a large part of the population who doesn’t even know where to begin when it comes to tackling the concept of geothermal. So let’s lay some groundwork, peel back the layers of this 21st-century question of “To go Geo or not to go Geo?” and see if geothermal in Louisville KY is right for your home.

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Crime Rate Rising, Should You Invest in a Home Security System?

Bucking the national trend, the crime rate in Louisville, Kentucky isn’t weakening. According to CityRating.com’s analysis of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics, the violent crime rate for the Louisville metro area was higher than the average national violent crime rate by more than 45% for projected 2012 numbers. The website also reports that the property crime rate in the Louisville Metro was higher than the national average by nearly 58%. Clearly, learning the top home security tips can be crucially important.

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Protecting your investment is important. Get started with this basic security checklist.
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Louisville Remodeling vs. Louisville Redesigning: It’s All in the Planning

Homeowners tossing around ideas on whether to remodel or redesign their homes are in a great position to weigh the pros and cons.

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Make sure to have fun with your Louisville remodel. Planning ahead and utilizing trustworthy experts makes it all possible!
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