Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do you have spring fever? As spring approaches, a lot of us feel like making some changes to our homes. One idea?  Changing the look of the exterior. But where do you begin…

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Infrastructure First, Then Aesthetics

Can you already envision relaxing in your new whirlpool tub? Arranging produce in that sub-zero refrigerator?

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Spring Maintenance 101

Now that we’ve survived another Minnesota winter and spring is just around the corner, it’s time to consider spring maintenance for your home. While regular upkeep can seem like a hassle at the time, it can help avoid the cost of major repairs—particularly in historic homes. Here’s a checklist to get you started:

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Hiring Reliable Help

Given today’s economy, more and more homeowners are choosing to remodel the homes they already enjoy instead of incurring the costs, hassles and risks associated with moving.

So, what’s the best way to find a reliable resource for your remodeling project? Here are some tips to help you make the right decision.

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Understanding Those Allowances in Your Remodeling Proposal

You may be frustrated (or at the very least confused) by the allowances referenced in your remodeling proposal. And while the horror stories about how and why contractors include them can unfortunately be true, there are also legitimate reasons for their use.

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An Often Overlooked Consideration: Your Neighbors

Gearing up for a remodeling project requires a lot of time, consideration and planning. It’s no wonder it’s easy to overlook the fact that in addition to your family, your neighbors will likely be impacted by your project. Rather than waiting to “mend fences” after your remodel has been completed, a little bit of thought upfront can go a long way towards keeping everyone happy.

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