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If you’re thinking about selling your home, you don’t have to do anything right away. You have plenty of time and the most important piece of advice for homeowners thinking about selling is to actually take advantage of the time you have and don’t rush into anything.
Since you’re selling your home, you don’t want to just rush the process along and get whatever quick buck someone will offer. If you take time well before you list your home, however, and do a couple of home renovation projects that significantly increase the value of your home, you’ll enjoy much more money when you eventually do sell.
Here are a few home projects to do a few months before you actually list your home on the market.
Hardwood Flooring Installation
Every homeowner values outdoor spaces, and many people prefer to buy homes that have backyards, patios, decks and water features. Once you’ve found your ideal home in the ideal location, the next step is to turn to landscaping and gardening to create a calm and relaxing environment. Whether your idea of relaxation is a quiet evening for two or a house full of guests partying into the wee hours, swimming pools are an essential part of that picture.
Inground pools add charm and character
Water features add interest and a soothing element to the landscape. A swimming pool serves many practical purposes: exercise, relaxation, a cool place to retreat (more…)
Among the problems that can occur in a home, electrical problems are some of the worst. Not only are problems with your electrical system not something you can usually deal with on your own, they also can be a huge safety risk. Nearly 50,000 home fires in the U.S. each year involve some sort of electrical failure or malfunction, and they cause $1.5 billion in property damage. If you notice electrical problems in your home, it is best to call a licensed electrician to do an inspection.
One of the most common electrical problems in homes is faulty wiring. Wiring, just like anything else in (more…)
There are a lot of repairs that people can do themselves around their home. Most electrical repairs are better handled by qualified electricians and not be approached like other DIY projects. Here are some reasons to use a professional electrician when you need to have these repairs done around your home.
- It is safer. When electrical repairs are not done properly the results can be very expensive and dangerous. Every year, nearly $1.5 billion in damages is done by electrical fires. There were about 47,700 home structure fires that were caused by some sort of (more…)
Whether you’re moving into your first home or you just want to update the space you’ve been living in for years, an interior designer can help you add personality and pizzazz to your space. But the important part is finding someone who will match with your style, your vision, and your design goals. Here are a few questions to ask any prospective interior designer before you hire them to make sure that you’re on the same page.
If you have an older home that was built without a very good basement waterproofing system, then a great way to eliminate the whole wet basement problem or at least reduce it, is with sump pump installation. There’s always the option of well digging or well drilling services but if you are not a plot of land that would support a well then you’d have to look for other options. That’s where the sump pump comes in. For a job as big as this, with the water tanks and all the other things that have to be included, you probably want to hire a professional to take care of your basement sump pu (more…)
Have you realized that you need one or more of the following home maintenance products or services?
- Air conditioner
- Air conditioning repair
- HVAC inspection
- HVAC maintenance
- HVAC repair
- New HVAC unit
- Plumbing inspection
- Residential electrical services
- Residential plumbing services
If you’re primarily concerned with the heating, ventilation, and cooling systems in your home, you will want to contact an HVAC company. When you contact an HVAC company, they can provide a variety of services for you. In addition to inspecting your existing system, when advised, they can also provide repairs.
When it’s time to replace your old HVA (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Humanity has always needed energy for work, and for much of history, this energy was derived from human and animal labor. Blacksmiths made tools and weapons, and oxen and horses plowed fields and towed wagons and carts. By the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution changed that, and steam power became the standard, powering factories and ships [...]
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Home inspections shouldn’t be a chore. They’re actually a great way to feel more secure in your new place! Think about the last time you settled into a new apartment and found a few things that weren’t on the up and up. You might have had to take some photos and send them to the [...]