Increasing Your Home Value By Remodeling Your Basement

Increasing Your Home Value By Remodeling Your Basement

If you’re like most Americans, you find yourself looking for ways to create additional space in your current home. Many homeowners with basements decide to finish or remodel them to better maximize that square footage. Far from being a drafty place relegated to storing Christmas decorations and your furnace, basements are gaining a second life as vibrant family rooms, offices and even bedrooms for the kids or aging relatives (maybe even a man cave). There are many reasons to look at a basement remodeling project, but the best reason may be a surprise:  you can significantly improve the resale value of your home when you remodel this under-utilized space. Read more…?

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How to Prevent Costly Chimney Repairs

How to Prevent Costly Chimney Repairs

A warm fire on a blustery winter day is a simple pleasure that many people enjoy, but each year there are over 25,000 chimney fires in the U.S. alone. Many of these fires were due to improper chimney maintenance. If you want to stay safe and prevent expensive repairs, it is vital to inspect your chimney regularly, especially if you live in an older home. Before using your fireplace for the first time this winter, spend an hour or two inspecting your chimney for blockages, cracks, leaks, and condensation.  Read more…?

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