Recent Remodeling Costs Articles

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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...

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8 Top Home Renovation Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 01, 2014

Folk wisdom says that remodeling your home is hell while it’s in progress and heaven when it’s done. To make sure you end up with that heavenly feeling at your project’s...

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Green Renos that Help Your Home’s Resale Value

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 19, 2014

Turning your home more eco-friendly makes sense in terms of reducing energy consumption (while often increasing comfort levels due to more efficient HVAC) for you and your family. And...

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Green Building Pitfalls

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 27, 2014

Thanks to growing social awareness of how much trouble the planet is in, more and more people are building green and demanding enviromentally-friendly options in their housing. An entire...

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Congress Restores Subsidy for High-Risk Flood Insurance

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 18, 2014

Catastrophic damage to your home is probably one of your worst nightmares as a homeowner, whether you live in a blizzard-prone area, a region wracked by earthquakes, or a floodplain....

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Are You Up On Your Radon Safety?

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 17, 2014

Radon is a common threat to home safety that many people are not aware of, even though Radon Safety Month just passed. We might have dropped the ball in January (sorry about that),...

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Cold Pantries for Green Kitchens

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 23, 2013

Before the advent of the refrigerator, we still ate all sorts of foods that needed to be kept cool, including dairy products, meats, and fresh produce. The solution used by some homes...

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Beautiful Home Tours on Hometalk

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 20, 2013

Every now and then, I pop over to Hometalk to check on something and I get sucked in, pulling myself out hours later and wondering what exactly happened. One particular danger zone...