Expert Advice for Home Renovations

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How to Install or Replace a Sump Pump
With the right tools and know-how, you can install or replace a sump pump. Here’s how.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 21, 2020
What's the Difference Between a Builder and a General Contractor?
Builder vs. general contractor: the two terms seem like they mean the same thing. But in the construction world, builder and a general contractor are not interchangeable words.
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Jason Unrau
Oct 16, 2020
How to Find and Hire a Reliable Home Contractor
It can be perplexing to choose the right contractor. Here are tips to find a reliable residential general contractor, and preliminary questions to ask.
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Jason Unrau
Oct 15, 2020
How Much Does It Cost to Rent a Dumpster for Your Home?
Renting a dumpster may be a necessity for certain home projects. The price of renting one will vary depending on factors like size, location, company, availability, and duration of the rental.
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Marisol Pereira
Oct 14, 2020
How Much Does it Cost to Remodel or Renovate a Kitchen?
The price of renovating a kitchen can vary widely based on factors such as where you live, the size of your kitchen, and the extent of the renovations.
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Marisol Pereira
Oct 14, 2020
How to Remove Hardwood Floors
Removing hardwood floors on your own is a great way to save on labor costs, but it does require a lot of time and specific materials.
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Amber Brown
Sep 30, 2020
How to Choose Between Porcelain and Ceramic Tile
When choosing between porcelain and ceramic tile for your home, look at the qualities of each to determine which would work best and where.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 14, 2020
How to Find and Hire a Tile Installer
When you're looking to find the right tile installer for your home project, don't just go for the one who offers the lowest quote. Here's what to look for in your next contractor.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 16, 2020
How to Determine if You Can Do a Home Renovation Yourself
When renovating your house, determine the project scope and risks before deciding if you can do the job yourself or should hire a contractor.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 21, 2020
How to Hire a Contractor for Home Renovations
Take your time when shopping around for home-renovation contractors to identify exactly what you need and what you can get for the prices quoted.
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Jacquelyn Childs
Oct 21, 2020
How to Remove Tile
Before putting down new tile at home, you need to prepare the area, remove the old tile, remove the underlayment, and clean up the subfloor.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 13, 2017
How to Build a Fence
Building a fence is a great way to give you and your family the privacy you want. Dig holes for posts, add concrete for stability, and attach rails.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 05, 2017
How to Soundproof the Room
Soundproofing a room requires more than just throwing up simple barriers. You need to understand how sound works and how best to contain it
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Cheryl Knight
Jun 24, 2021
How to Find Property Lines
Property lines are lines on a map but they have significant real-world implications. If you're doing work on your home, finding them is key.
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Conor Fynes
Oct 04, 2017
How to Get a Home Renovation Loan
Getting a loan for your home renovation means knowing how much to spend, how much you can afford, the total loan you can get, and contacting lenders.
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Nicholas Wilson
Oct 04, 2017
How to Get Bids From Contractors for Home Repairs
U.S. homeowners spent over $300 billion on home improvement in 2015, according to the HIRI. Learn how to get bids from quality contractors.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 03, 2017
How to Have a Stress-Free Kitchen Remodel
Be thorough in checking out potential contractors for your kitchen remodel, checking licensure and bond, to prevent stress later.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 03, 2017
How to Plan a Basement Renovation
While the basement itself is a storage solution, a renovation is an opportunity to capitalize upon that space with organized storage.
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Elan McAfee
Oct 02, 2017
How to Find the Right Pro: What to Look for in a General Contractor
Use these six guidelines to find a superior general contractor in your area so you can maximize your money and ensure a quality job.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 02, 2017
How to Plan a Kitchen Renovation
Cabinets are often the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel; your contractor may know a cheaper way to achieve the same cabinet look.
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Elan McAfee
Sep 30, 2017
How to Plan a Bathroom Renovation
Any contractor performing a bathroom renovation in your home should be licensed, bonded, and insured.
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Elan McAfee
Sep 30, 2017
How to Find and Hire an Architect
If you are building or remodeling a house, hire an architect to make sure you follow building codes and restrictions in your area.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 30, 2017

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