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Common Plumbing Errors to Avoid When Remodeling Your Bathroom

When done correctly, a bathroom remodel can add long-term beauty and value to your home. When done incorrectly, it can quickly become a money pit, requiring you to spend more than your initial budget to correct critical plumbing errors. It’s critical to complete your bathroom remodel correctly. Below are the most common plumbing errors that homeowners …

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How to Transform Outdoor Living Spaces Into Your Dream Paradise

Outdoor living spaces and landscaping projects can transform any backyard into a perfect garden, an exciting venue for entertaining, or a relaxing place to unwind. With some imagination and a little help from professionals, you can practically enjoy outdoor spaces year round. Landscape and design magazines, as well as summer home decorating ideas, will provide …

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Contractor Fails: A Cautionary Tale of Lighting Mistakes

Believe it or not, lighting mistakes are everywhere. From blown electrical panels to lighting remodel jobs left half-finished. Lighting remodels are more complicated than you may think. Lighting installation takes electrical knowledge, design-savvy, and construction skills. But lighting plans are something that homeowners need to be actively engaged in before installation or they will be cursing …

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Fireproof Building – Keep Your Home Safe with Fire Resistant Materials

California homeowners are working to integrate fireproof building into their construction and remodeling projects. Increased risk of wildfires is especially concerning to suburban homeowners in and near the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI), the transition zone in between unoccupied land and human development. Increased vegetation in these areas catches fire easily, which may spread to nearby homes. …

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Construction Financing – How to Finance Your Remodel – SF Bay Area

Obtaining funds for your home remodel does not have to be difficult with some basic construction financing knowledge. There are many options for to finance your remodel. Construction loans, including a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), a cash-out refinance, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) 203k, or a more conventional renovation loan. To better inform …

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Selecting Countertops and Backsplashes Like a Pro

Kitchen and bathroom design often centers around countertop and backsplash material choices. The material you choose can make or break your entire design scheme. The countertop and backsplash are often the first things someone notices when entering your kitchen or bathroom. With the number of materials, options, and colors available, here are some helpful details …

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