Home Improvement Tips

Read here to learn great home improvement tips and renovation ideas that will help you sell your home more quickly and for more money.

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Interior DesignStaging is a crucial component of selling a home, and putting in some work and effort pays off in the end. When done properly, home staging can increase your home’s value and fetch up to ten percent more. Even with some smaller upgrades, you can still create a home that will make an impact on potential buyers. Here is how you can make your home look luxurious and refined and help it sell faster.








Use a Neutral Color Palette for a Sense of Sophistication

Dining TableThe fastest and easiest way to transform your interiors is to treat your walls to a fresh coat of paint. Home staging is not the right time to be playing around with wild colors such as lime green or alarming red. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should go with white, either.

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A Guide to Home SidingA home's siding affects its maintenance and appearance. Some siding will last for decades or even centuries, other siding must be replaced after only a few decades. Homeowners who are either building a new home or who are installing new siding on an existing home should be aware of the different types of siding to ensure that they pick the best siding for their needs.

Wood Siding

For many years, wood siding was the standard siding product found on homes and other buildings. It is attractive and long-lasting, and it's natural, so many homeowners still turn to wood as their siding of choice. Unfortunately, wood siding requires regular maintenance or it will not last. Many homeowners will paint their wood siding every 10 years or stain their

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Keep Your Home Safe From These Common HazardsHomes are usually safe places, but it's important for new homeowners to be aware of potential hazards. Unsafe building materials, maintenance problems and other issues can cause accidents. Many of these accidents can be avoided, if the homeowner takes precautions. These tips can help.

Mold

Mold can happen when the conditions inside the home are humid and warm. Sometimes mold occurs after a leak or because of poor ventilation. Homeowners who find mold growing in their home must have it remediated in order to protect their family members from chronic health problems. Some of the common signs of mold include:

  • Musty odor in the home.
  • Appearance of mold on the walls.
  • Mysterious respiratory problems among members of the household.
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Light Up A Home With Modern Lighting OptionsEvery room in the home should be layered with a mix of ambient light and specialty fixtures to complement natural daylight. Not only does proper lighting make everyday tasks easier, but the right light in the right places improves room functionality, beautifies the space, improves the probability of a home sale, and can even alter human moods.

There are some simple lighting principles that are easy to master. Here are some tips on how to do it right:

Basic Lighting Principles

Designers and Builders usually identify three types of lighting:

  • Ambient: The overall lighting usually activated by flipping a switch upon entering a room.
  • Task Lighting: Fixtures designed for a specific purpose include vanity lights in a bathroom or
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Get Rid of Mold in the HomeThere are few places that are free of mold spores. These microscopic spores can't be seen by the naked eye, but they linger in kitchens, bathrooms and the air inside people's homes. They can wait for years for the perfect situation to grow and cause the unsightly stains and unpleasant smells of a mold infestation. Full mold remediation requires a few changes to the home to ensure that this menace does not return.

What Is Mold?

Mold and mildew are funguses. They can show up as speckles in areas of the home that have high levels of humidity and low levels of ventilation. Bathrooms, closets and basements are all common sites for mold in the home.

Mold can take on a number of colours, including black, pink and green. While there are many

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4 Must-Have Tools For First-Time HomeownersThere’s a lot that goes into owning a home: homeowners have to juggle their mortgage, taxes, homeowners association fees, and of course, the home’s maintenance. While it’s possible to call a repairman when something goes wrong in a home, oftentimes it’s more cost effective for the homeowner to handle the fixes themselves. But before they can do that, they need the right tools for the job. Here are some of the most useful tools to have around a home when it comes to doing everyday fixes.

1. Ladders and Step Ladders

Not everything that needs to be repaired in a home is going to be at a convenient height. Lightbulbs will need to be changed, the homeowner may want to paint the bedroom walls, and so on. No matter the task, if a homeowner needs a

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How to Build a Sustainable HomeSustainable home building is important to home buyers, and it's becoming more important all the time. With the green movement picking up momentum, it's becoming very common for home buyers seeking new luxury properties to use all the latest sustainable technologies to build their house.

Cool Roofing Material

Dark colored roofing material can absorb a lot of energy from the sun. This can lead to excessive heat on the rooftop and can increase the temperature in the attic as well. This causes the rest of the house to heat up, which can reduce the efficiency of the HVAC system. The hotter the attic is, the warmer the rest of the home will be and the harder the air conditioner must work in order to cool down the home.

Cool roofing materials are

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Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, so it's time to go shopping for gifts! Choosing the best gift for your Dad is crucial, even if they are acting like it's no big deal to them. The truth is, they've done so much in their life for you - they deserve the best and the most special day in their honor! Whether you're shopping for something extravagant or something budget-friendly - either way, your Dad is going to be happy to receive love and attention from his favorite son or daughter. Treat your pops right and check out these gift ideas:

 A shave set/ trimmer

Choosing a shave set or a fancy trimmer as a gift for your father is the most practical gift idea. Making those important business deals and impressing one's clients requires a man to look

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When to Be Concerned About Foundation DamageHow large of an issue is foundation damage for homeowners? Problems with the foundation may show up initially as cracks above windows, an easily observable change. Cracks in the foundation can later become wider systemic problems for homeowners, especially if they are not addressed quickly. The foundation is an important structural aspect of a home, especially waterfront properties, and issues can make for extra expenses when it comes time to sell a property.

When Should Homeowners Worry?

Is a crack the end of the world? Not all cracks indicate serious damage. Some cracks may form as a result of natural settling. In such cases, home inspector Kelvin Liriano suggests sealing thin cracks in order to protect the home from water intrusion.

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How to Fix Your Roof DamageLeaks sometimes seem like the first clue that homeowners have roof damage, but a leak is really the ultimate breakdown in the roof's structural integrity. It's a sign that the roof has been undergoing major stress for months or years before finally buckling under the pressure. Homeowners who understand the basics of flashing, shingles, and joints not only have a better chance of catching roof damage in their waterfront home, they also have the opportunity to save some serious cash on their repairs over time.

How to Check for Damage

The flashing of the roof is the material covering the joints, and the best way to check it is to actually climb a ladder to physically inspect its condition. Asphalt, composite, and wooden shingles should be

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