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Remodeling Magazine releases just about every year some of the top remodeling/renovation projects done by homeowners and breaks them down by cost versus value. In this years report, siding replacement was in or at the top in both mid-range and upscale remodeling projects nationwide showing just how much on average siding replacement cost and your actual return on the investment of having the siding replaced.

Every year in Wisconsin, millions of dollars are spent on basement flood cleanup, restoration and replacement of flood-damaged property. To make matters worse, the damage is never covered under homeowners insurance, and even special flood insurance establishes …

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Often times, the basement simply becomes a storage area or has unused space that can be transformed through a basement remodeling job from Steve Jackson Home Remodelers. Let Steve Jackson Home Remodelers help you transform your basement into another usable area that your family can enjoy. You can add in a home theater, entertainment area or put in an exercise room. If your family continues to grow, you may want to add in a new bedroom and bathroom. We have done numerous basement remodeling jobs for our customers and they all bring new life to your home.

My wife and I are doing the install, and we are ordering from HD. Were doing 3 windows like this (see links to pics). I want to use the interior dims to save hassle (I dont want the new window install screws to miss the framing) but my wife wants to use the …

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Modern Home Design And House Decorating Pictures – we will provide a wide range of articles on modern home design that you want. In this blog you can search topics about Cool Basement Remodeling Ideas, and if you browse the blog you can also search articles about other home design ranging from interior design ideas, exterior design, kitchen design, furniture, decoration and others according to which you need to add references and inspiration you about house decorating that you want.

You’re so right with everything you said in the opening paragraph. Basements even offer a lot of extra space along with the extra activities and purposes that you mentioned. We’re actually going to get our basement remodeling soon. These are such magnificent ideas to work from. I’m definitely going to use some of these ideas for our basement’s usage of space.

Finishing a basement ceiling can be a challenge as …

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Small Basement Remodeling Ideas

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Check out the Cool Basement Remodeling Ideas That You Have To See and get inspired. You could do so many different things with your basement and we suggest you to turn it into an entertainment area, playroom, laundry room, a home office or an extra living room. The basement’s location is far away from all the busy spots in the house and many of you think that it can’t be used for anything else than storage space, while in fact with the right decoration you can make it a room with nice ambiance and cozy atmosphere. The photos below will convince you that you were wrong …

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If you are planning on finishing or remodeling your basement, chances are you are probably considering the addition of a bathroom. The unique challenge of adding a bathroom to a basement is the concrete which can be labor intensive to remove. For this reason you must remove a section of concrete with either a jackhammer or a concrete saw. Typically a jackhammer is used to break up the concrete to access the plumbing drains.

Out of all the materials to replace the siding on your current home, these two are definitely the most striking. Not only does wood siding or fiber cement siding make a home look extraordinarily unique in these times where things keep getting more and more cookie-cutter, but they have the possibility of adding that needed value to your home overall. The real problem with this type of siding remains the overall cost of the project, and …

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Basement Finishing & Remodeling

A number of factors will influence the cost of remodeling a basement, so it can be difficult to know how your own project will compare. Consider our examples to see how common variables affect the cost of renovating 1,000 square feet of basement space.

It has been a few months since I have updated my pictures. I have finally completed the renovations to the Duplex and have moved in! I have one bedroom and the laundry room left to redo, but the majority of the work is done and I am able to live comfortably while I renovate these last two rooms. Enjoy these pictures and imagine the joy I took while watching these transformations take place.

You want to make sure you consider all your options before selecting a contractor to remodel your basement. The sort of contractor you want is someone that will respond to all questions you …

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Different Flooring For Different Rooms In A Home Remodel

If you’re a care giver for an elderly relative or friend, you have to pay special attention to areas that provide the potential for slip and fall accidents. Many older adults have brittle bones, and a slip and fall accident could easily result in a fracture. Even in older adults with healthy bone density, a slip and fall accident could cause other problems. The elderly don’t usually bounce back” from a fall like younger people do.

One of the most frequently asked questions is how much does it cost. In this day in age where pricing information is so readily available on the web for everything, it is very frustrating to not be able to get any idea from a reputable company as to the price of your remodeling project. This price calculator is a very basic and general tool to help people budget. This calculator is not a promises …

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To Guide On Space Saving Ideas For Renovating A Kitchen And Dining Room

We’ve been scouring magazines, blogs and websites for about two YEARS for inspiration for our new master bath.

The showerhead is threaded at the top, so that it screws onto the shower arm. To remove the showerhead, simply unscrew it, turning counter-clockwise. There is no need to shut off water to the house as a whole, or to turn off shut-offs to the shower’s water supply (if they exist). As long as the water in the shower is turned off, you’re in the clear.

But here’s the rub. Assuming everything goes reasonably well and the contractor is done in five days and the contractor is only making a profit on the labor, then the gross profit on this job to the business is only $468. Most contractors don’t want to take this much risk and effort to only make that little. Remember, they still have to pay for gas, insurance, …

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15 Kitchen Design Ideas Under $10,000 (2)

When I decided to buy a house for resale, I broke all the rules the real estate professionals tell you about on the infomercials. That turned out to be a costly decision.

If your bathroom is on the smallish side and you want it to appear larger without giving up the luxury of a bathtub, a small corner tub might solve your dilemma. On the other hand, if space isn’t a problem, you might opt for a large soaking tub that’s large enough for two. If you use light colors in your bathroom, you are expected to include a visible appeal in the room. They likewise help the toilet location look larger along with airier. The photo above here showcases a kitchen design that took the cabinets to the very top with extensive molding but also decorated their kitchen window with both plates and drapery. Very inventive!

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10 Best Bathroom Remodeling Trends

This was such a hard, but rewarding renovation. We did every little step (and misstep) ourselves after full days at work… demo, stud work, drywall, concrete floors, paint, installing toilets, sinks, faucets, and tile. The only thing we left to the professionals was installing the shower door (with glass that large, you’ve got to trust the professionals)!

A shower arm does not always—or even usually—come with the new showerhead. This is because virtually all new showerheads will fit on your existing shower arm and will match reasonably well with the existing shower arm. Another reason is that there is a wide selection of shower arms available to go with more expensive installations, and people often like to pick out. If you want a shower arm that matches the metal finish of the new showerhead, it will most likely have to be purchased separately.

Preassemble the shower valve by soldering copper …

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