Home Remodeling Projects: Swimming Pool

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If you live in warm weather climate, putting an in ground swimming pool can create a lot of fun, exercise and entertainment value for the family. A pool also comes with a lot of maintenance requirements and a number of safety precautions, so make sure you take all those things into account. There are a lot of decisions to make when planning for a swimming pool. The primary aspects are the location in the backyard, the general shape, and the depth of the swimming pool. In addition, usually a concrete or tile deck is planned and constructed around the pool. Oftentimes, when considering a swimming pool home remodel project, homeowners combine a pool with an outdoor patio or decking area. The type of pool and decking area will also depend on your established budget. Read More


Remodeling Tip: Workout Room Furnishings

Workout Room Furnishings

Bikini season is upon us, what better reason to start talking about converting a room or space into a weight room. A weight room can cost between $1,000 or upwards of $10,000 depending the equipment you choose to add to the room or space.

Finding time to get to the local gym for a workout is hard for many people. And some people prefer to exercise alone versus in a crowded gym. As a result, people are investing in more exercise equipment for the home and are turning a spare bedroom or even the basement or garage into an exercise room. Exercise equipment like treadmills, bicycles, and lifecycle machines Read More


Home Improvement Project: Painting the House

Painting the House

Painting the house and specifically the outside is a relatively easy way to freshen up the exterior of the home. Either the sun and elements over time has caused the existing paint to deteriorate and it needs a new coat of paint, or you just may want to change the look of the home by changing a color. When deciding on a color, you might want also to consider a second color as an accent for trim areas around the home. Read More


What is Old is Now Current, Barns Reborn

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Now here is a decorating and functional home style that is making lots of traction across the country. Reclaimed wood is being used in furniture, flooring, and so many other areas of our household life. But did you know the some homeowners are choosing to convert barns into full functioning homes.

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Six Steps to Managing Home Remodel Projects

Managing home remodel projects require several steps to be truly successful. With these six key steps, you can manage a home remodel project with ease. The six phases to managing home remodel projects are: Ideas and Concepts, Design, Research, Budgets, Execution and Closeout. Each of these steps requires time and organization to complete your project.

Follow each of these steps to manage home remodeling projects.  First, start with creating a wish list or an idea of what your want your project to look like. Read More