Home Remodel Tip: HVAC Upgrade

Home Remodel Tip: HVAC Upgrade

The various components of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system wear out over time. At least once in your lifetime, you can expect to update your HVAC equipment with an HVAC upgrade. Your HVAC system will experience natural wear based on usage. However, you may want to make an HVAC upgrade to improve energy efficiency to your home. Read More


Extreme Makeover Home Addition Infographic

Home improvement and remodeling projects are some ways people refresh and update their home. In addition, a home addition can increase the overall home’s value. Sometimes, these home remodeling projects are major projects like a room home addition. Some room additions are physically adding a space like a sun room. While other room additions involve conversion like converting an Read More


Closing Out a Home Improvement Project

Closing Out a Home Improvement ProjectWhen your home improvement project is done, crack open your libation of choice and enjoy it!  Share it with family and friends. You worked hard at putting it all together, you might as well celebrate a little, or a lot depending on the home improvement project and the details of the project. Read More


Should you Buy a Fixer Upper Infographic

When it comes to buying homes, some people like to consider buying a fixer upper that they can update themselves. Before you decide that a fixer upper is a choice for you, this infographic from Credit Sesame and Column 5 helps you decide whether a fixer upper home is right for you.  It takes into consideration time, budget and home improvement experience.  Budget can be a major factor when buying a home that needs a lot of repairs and potentially a complete overhaul. Budgets can easily get out of control Read More


Home Improvement Projects, What I like, Versus What I can Afford

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Another age old conundrum with home improvement projects is the trade off of what I like versus what I can afford. Everyone struggles with this reality where finances and costs are pulling one side of your brain, versus the emotional trigger of I really want and like “this” to be a part of my project.

One method in helping resolve this debate in your head, or worse yet with your spouse, is to have developed a detailed budget for each item in your project.  As an example, you might have a patio project that includes 10 key items like the following. Read More