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Do I Need A Retaining Wall?

Retaining walls are often the unsung heroes of landscaping; they are built around so many homes, schools, and commercial areas that they often escape the notice of many people. It’s possible that you could use one on your property, too, and this realization might not hit you until it’s absolutely necessary – which could mean it’s too late!

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Five Reasons Home Renovations Are A Good Investment

All homeowners will face a tough choice sooner or later: to renovate, or not to renovate? There are a lot of arguments for both sides of the debate, but when people plan ahead and do their homework, they’ll see that the smart answer will almost always be “renovate”. This is because, after it’s all said and done, home renovations can greatly improve your home in many ways, but only if the projects are chosen wisely. Here are five reasons why renovations are a good investment- financially, aesthetically, and emotionally.

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Five Money-Saving Tips For Planning Spring Renovations

For many homeowners, renovations are the last things on their mind during winter, especially if those renovations are outdoors. But if you want to save money, you can use the cold months to plan ahead for any springtime renovations you may have set your heart on.

Take these five money-saving tips into consideration now and get those spring renovations on time and under budget!

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Five Money Saving Tips For Planning Spring Renovations

For many homeowners, renovations are the last things on their mind during winter, especially if those renovations are outdoors. But if you want to save money, you can use the cold months to plan ahead for any springtime renovations you may have set your heart on.

Take these five money-saving tips into consideration now and get those spring renovations on time and under budget!

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How To Fix Popped Drywall Screws

One of the most annoying home problems involves one of the smallest bits of the construction materials. Popped drywall screws are a real pain, especially if they’re coming through beautifully painted walls. The problem usually happens when the lumber to which the drywall is attached shrinks, especially if it was installed while the wood contained a large amount of moisture. Screws popping out can be especially bad when you have the heat running in winter, but any time the frame warps or changes shape can cause this problem.

You should never ignore popped screws. They are a sign that the sheet of drywall is no longer properly secured to the frame. Luckily, repairs are pretty easy!

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How To Level Flooring Before Installation

One of the trickiest parts of installing flooring yourself is getting the floor level before installation. The subfloor, the layer (usually made of plywood) that provides you a surface over the joists, might look flat to the untrained eye. But across the width of the room, the levels can grade just a fraction of an inch, and while it might not seem too bad, it can seriously affect your finished flooring.

Without a level subfloor, your hardwood or tile flooring can buckle and crack, damaging these expensive materials. Prevent this by taking the job of levelling your floors seriously!

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Best Renovations For Winter

Winter is a slow time for many renovators, which means it’s one of the best times for you. Homeowners can really take advantage of the lack of demand and finally get to those projects that they’ve been saving for (or ignoring!). By choosing to go with a renovation at this time of year, you could be saving yourself some money!

Of course, the cold weather makes some projects more realistic than others. Here are some ideas for the best winter renovations!  

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Affordable Bathroom Renovation Ideas

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You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to bathroom renovations. Redoing the entire bathroom from tub to tile can become a huge money pit, but this is because a lot of homeowners feel they have to overhaul the entire room. Sometimes, it only takes a few key elements to completely change how you see your bathroom! If you’re looking to give your bathroom a new look, take these five renovation ideas into consideration.

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Advice For Seeking Home Improvement Loans

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When you decide to perform much-needed renovations on your home, you’ll probably start with the plans in your mind, a contractor to go with, and the will to succeed. Now, you need the money! For major renos and remodelling, the money required might not be immediately in your bank account, and you’ll have to find something extra to finance the work.

Taking out a loan is one of the ways you can make your home dreams come true. Here’s how you can make the most of your proposal!

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How To Tell if Your Roof Needs Repair

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A roof, like any other part of your home, has a lifespan. It’s not just a flat piece of wood with shingles nailed into it; a lot of hard work and different parts go into keeping it over your head! These individual parts, like the shingles, underlayment, flashing, and decking can wear down from weather and age. Preventative maintenance will keep your roof going, but you still need to know when that maintenance is necessary!

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