With the anticipation of spring weather and the start of a new year, many homeowners dream of remodeling their living spaces. But choosing the right contractor can be difficult.
[This is an updated version of an earlier post from 2017]
It's a great time to start planning a spring DIY home remodeling project. But it helps to have some expert advice before jumping in.
Homeowners inevitably find themselves dreaming of how they can improve their existing spaces. Whether it's a kitchen, a bathroom or even a full remodel, these projects fall into the "do-it-yourself" category.
If you've decided to take advantage of the booming real estate market, you'll be glad to know that Autumn is the second best time to sell your home.
According to a study by HomeLight.com, in much of California, for example, after Spring, Autumn - and November in particular - is a good time to sell. This is really good news if you've just recently made the decision to sell and need to do some renovations first.
With the housing market still hot and looking to stay that way, many homeowners are considering selling. And that means making the right upgrades to maximize their home's market value.
There are a number of investments a homeowner can - and should - make to improve the curb appeal and actual resale value of their home. According to most realty and home improvement experts, home remodeling can be a great choice and the kitchen is one of the top priorities.
Summer is traditionally a great time for taking on those indoor or outdoor projects around the house. But what do you do with all the trash and debris that you'll end up with?
One of the inevitable result of most projects - remodels, landscaping, or new add-ons - is trash and debris. And, depending on how long the project takes, or how extensive it is, there may the need for multiple junk hauling runs. But the real question is how are you going to get it done.
Many homeowners enjoy the challenge and pleasure of doing their own landscaping or home improvement projects. But can a stone patio be a DIY project?
When you find that your formerly lush backyard is becoming less than lush these days, or the upkeep is just too much, perhaps a patio is in order. The good news is that a professional looking stone patio is a home remodeling project within the grasp of even the least talented DIY enthusiast.
So you've made the decision to do that big home remodeling project. You've got the plans, bought the materials, and have the tools. But could you be working with hazardous waste?
The sobering reality is that construction projects are known for the presence of "hazardous materials." Seemingly innocuous products actually contain elements and chemicals that are labeled as hazardous. Consequently, when the cut-offs, scrap pieces and debris from these materials are hauled off and disposed of, they then become "hazardous waste."
Remodeling can be a dream project for a homeowner. Or a distressing nightmare. Finding the right contractor makes all the difference, but how do you know?
Now that it’s spring, for many people, it's time for that home remodeling project you’ve been thinking about. Whether it’s a makeover of the kitchen or simply an upgrade for your master bathroom, a remodel can improve your living space and add value to your home.
Dumpster rental is a great idea for large clean-up projects. Having giant ugly steel box in your driveway is not. But there's a better option.
If you're a homeowner clearing out yard debris and other junk, now that we're in the height of spring, a rented dumpster can be the perfect solution. Everything can be tossed into one container and it is out of sight and off of your lawn or out of the garage.