Articles by Laura Firszt

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Garage Floor Replacement: When You Need It, How Much It Costs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 23, 2017

Garage floors have a hard life. They are subject to a lot of pressure as you drive over them, as well as extremes of temperature and abuse from oil drips and substances brought in...

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7 Simple Steps To The Healthy Lawn Of Your Dreams

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 23, 2017

If lawns are supposed to be green and lush, why in the world – despite your best efforts -- does yours always end up looking kind of brownish and drab? Take heart. Fixing a...

What Is A Floating Floor, Exactly?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2017

Lately, new types of flooring are very much in the home renovation spotlight. Replacing damaged or outdated floors can make a tremendous impact on the looks and comfort of your house,...

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4 Problems With Remodeling Contractors And How To Fix Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 20, 2017

Remember Goldilocks? Just as she searched for the perfect porridge -- one that was neither too hot nor too cold -- you are likely looking for a remodeling contractor whose work is...

How To Get A Deck Or Patio Into Warm Weather-Worthy Shape

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 19, 2017

Now's the time to get in shape for summer! No, we’re not talking about hitting the gym to French twist or yoga surf your way to a bikini bod, but something equally important...

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6 Ideas for A Child-Friendly Bathroom Remodel You’ll Love Too

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2017

An upcoming bathroom remodel offers the golden opportunity to install all the features that work best for you. When your household includes little ones, it’s uber important...

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The Surprising Green Benefit of Living in the City

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 31, 2017

We’re not in the 60s anymore, Toto. Seems young people these days (aka “millennials”) no longer dream of moving to the country to try their hand at communal living...

DIY Spring Home Maintenance and Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2017

Are you looking to save money on taking care of your house? Now that spring is finally here, there are tons of home maintenance tasks to be done. The good news: You can do many of...


4 Potential Problems with Old Homes - and Why We Love Them Anyway

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2017

Either you love them to pieces or you just don’t get what all the fuss is about. We’re talking old houses – not just pre-owned, resales, or whatever they may be...

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Remodeling Bids – Is Bigger Always Better?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 28, 2017

“Cheap is expensive,” Grandma used to say to you as a kid… and she was certainly right when it came to spending money on, say, a new pair of loafers. Cheap shoes...