Articles by Laura Firszt

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Master Bathroom Ideas That Will Delight The Most Modern Romantics

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 09, 2019

What’s the most delightful bathroom remodel you can imagine? Renovating the master bath, of course. Being the proud possessor of private facilities adjoining your master bedroom...

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Think Coffered Ceilings For Out-Of-The-Box Style

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 02, 2019

As an elegant example of “everything old is new again,” a coffered ceiling adds the perfect finishing touch to today’s decor. This stylish detail works beautifully...

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Why Is The Cost Of Quartz Countertops So High? (And How To Save)

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 25, 2019

Quartz countertops are showing up in the trendiest kitchens these days. But there’s a drawback to this new material – it’s expensive, even more so than its closest...

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Choose The Best Snow Removal Service

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 17, 2019

Picture this: The morning after winter’s first storm, you’re rushing to work. No worries, your trusty snowplow operator showed up bright and early and already cleared...

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What Are Low-E Windows And How Do They Work?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 11, 2019

Why are low e glass windows such a hot topic in today’s home improvement news? Well, these specially coated windows save energy and filter UV rays. At the same time, though, they...

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Garage Door Replacement Cost vs ROI

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 04, 2019

Shopping for a garage door replacement? Good news! This simple upgrade reaps an excellent ROI when you sell, according to Remodeling Magazine’s highly regarded Cost Vs. Value...

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Building Materials: How Much Should You Buy?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 28, 2019

Is there a home improvement in your future? Help keep your project on schedule and within budget -- work out the quantities of building materials you’ll need in advance. Here’s...


Calculate Square Footage For Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 23, 2019

What’s the most valuable home improvement skill? Learning to calculate square footage ranks right up there. Accurate measurements mean you’ll buy the correct amount of supplies...

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Concrete Flatwork Best Practices for Installation and Repairs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 13, 2019

One of today’s top building materials, concrete is versatile, durable, and affordable. But you need to handle it right. Find out the best practices for installation and repair...

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Flooring Price Comparison

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 07, 2019

How much should you pay for a new floor? And how do different materials stack up, in terms of flooring price, installation, and best use? To accurately compare flooring price, check...