Recent Blog Posts

  • How Do I Decorate My Home Interiors?

    February 1, 2016
    Yes, that is a very broad question. And, it’s one that we cannot answer in a blog post -- though there are some basic thoughts to ponder while deciding how to approach this task.
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  • Renovations that Blend Past and Present

    January 15, 2016
    If you plan on renovating an old home, you may be tempted to completely tear things out and go contemporary. In doing so, you will most likely lose a lot of that old world character. The truth is, in order to have an effective blend of past and present in your home, a practical approach is needed.
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  • Independent Contractor Taxes: What You Need to Know

    January 1, 2016
    There are a lot of benefits that go along with being self-employed. One of which are the tax advantages. These benefits won’t happen without a little effort, though. You must be diligent about keeping records, organizing all receipts and paying estimated taxes.
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  • Preparing For a New Year of DIY Projects

    December 15, 2015
    As most homeowners know, your “to do” list of projects never really gets completely crossed out. The bottom of the list just keeps getting longer. The rewarding part is, that the results of your work are around you every day. It’s what keeps you going.
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  • Build a Firewood Storage Box

    December 1, 2015
    If you have a wood stove or a fireplace in your home, then you more than likely have dealt with the issue of storing your firewood. While the bulk of your wood naturally would be kept outdoors, there needs to be a way of keeping a ready supply indoors near the stove or fireplace.
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  • Guide to Paint Finishes

    November 15, 2015
    Whether you own your home or rent, chances are you will eventually spend a little time with the paintbrush and roller. One of the first things you need to do before painting is make a decision: what kind of finish do I want? First off, exactly what is a finish?
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  • Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like A Professional

    November 1, 2015
    As most homeowners know, replacing kitchen cabinets can be a huge investment in time and money. Maybe your cabinets are a bit outdated and dingy. Perhaps they are just too dark and you wish to brighten up your kitchen.
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  • Contractor Tips to Improving Productivity in Their Employees

    October 15, 2015
    Improving the productivity of employees in the contractor business can mean a couple different things. From project planning to employee morale, productivity can be affected by many factors. These hold true for large construction companies as well as individually owned local contractors.
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  • Basement Finishing Tips

    October 1, 2015
    Generally, the forward thinking concept of building a home in which the owner may someday use the basement as a living space wasn’t widely practiced until the 1950s and 1960s.
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  • Roof Repair vs Roof Replacement: Which do I need?

    September 15, 2015
    Replacing the roof is something that most homeowners dread. The average national cost for tearing off and replacing an old roof in 2014 was nearly $12,000. The good news is that this expense does not come along very often.
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