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6 Things To Include When Articulating The Vision of Your Dream Home

[fa icon="calendar'] January 17, 2020 at 12:07 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Many have spent time dreaming about what they would love to have in a home someday, but have you ever stopped to actually write down or verbalize what you want?

Whether you are thinking about starting the search for your dream home, want to build your dream home, or just want a clearer idea of the things that make up your dream home, we’ve got it covered.

When it comes to articulating the vision of your dream home to the people who will either help you find it or build it for you, you’ll need to either have an idea or have written down these six things.

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How do I know if it’s Time for a New Water Heater?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 10, 2020 at 9:48 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Most people get so used to reliable hot water coming out of their water heater that they don’t think much about it breaking. But if a house is more than 10 years old or it’s been more than 10 years since a water heater was installed, it may be time to consider replacing it.

The main benefit to thinking ahead is to avoid being caught “off guard” and having a water heater break – leaving you cold in the shower or flooding the area around the water heater.

But how do you know if your water heater is going to need replaced soon?

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Did You Know We Can Build the New Construction Home of Your Dreams?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 3, 2020 at 3:03 PM / by Home Services Expert

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With more people conducting online research and shopping for clothing, furniture, cars and homes online, it comes as no surprise to us that they’re also gathering information about what it takes to build a new home.

An informed consumer is usually an empowered, more confident consumer – unless, of course, the information he or she has gathered is inaccurate, unbalanced or fails to be presented in context. This is usually when misconceptions fester, worries brew and fears escalate.

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Small Add-Ons for Your Home that Go a Long Way

[fa icon="calendar'] December 27, 2019 at 9:51 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Small add-ons for your home can make a big difference in your square footage and quality of life. If you live in a home that isn’t yet your “dream home”, don’t despair. There are many changes you can make that are affordable and can give you more space. Here are some ideas to consider:

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Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Do More Often

[fa icon="calendar'] December 18, 2019 at 2:36 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Maintaining a house is a big responsibility, but also very rewarding. There are many different areas in your home to maintain, and some need to be serviced more often than others. Doing smaller tasks more often can help reduce your electricity bill, ensure larger costs aren’t accumulated over time, and keep your home cozy and safe for years to come. 

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Why Does My Breaker Keep Tripping?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 11, 2019 at 2:59 PM / by Home Services Expert

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When a circuit breaker trips, it shuts off power to certain parts of a home. This is a frustrating process to go through repeatedly – it can reset clocks and appliances, and leaves you in the dark until you flip the breaker back on.

Even though it may be getting on your last nerve, there are two things to remember when this is happening:

  • Circuit breakers trip and are designed this way for your safety, to help avoid electrical fires and shock hazards.
  • When a circuit breaker trips, it likely means there is something going on that needs to be addressed for your safety.
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How Do I Run a Water Line to My New Fridge?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 6, 2019 at 3:24 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Purchasing new appliances during the holiday season is the way to go when you want to get the best deals. That new fridge you’ve been eyeing is finally on sale and you can purchase it without regret knowing you got the best price.  

After setting up all the delivery details you patiently wait for your new fridge at home. Picture this, your new fridge is being delivered and you’ve had the movers place it near the spot your old fridge occupied. You begin to hook up all the cables so you can put the food you took out of your old fridge into your new one. Then you run into a little bit of a problem.

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Popular Design Trends for a Bathroom You Don't Want to Leave

[fa icon="calendar'] November 29, 2019 at 11:22 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Have you ever been stunned and impressed by the design of a bathroom when you walked in? If you’ve been to the home of someone who had a flair for design and remodeled their bathroom (or any other place with an impressive bathroom) there were likely some trendy bathroom design ideas present.

We all know the basics of what is needed in a bathroom: a sink, toilet and bathtub or shower. However, upgrading your bathroom can make it into a relaxing and inspiring space rather than just a functional space.

So, here are some popular design trends to create a bathroom you don’t want to leave:

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2 Remodeling Projects You'll Regret Doing on Your Own

[fa icon="calendar'] November 25, 2019 at 11:46 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It’s getting more popular to remodel your home than to start looking for one that holds all the criteria you’re looking for. And why not make your current home your dream home? You’ve already put money into it, the neighborhood is good, and it holds an abundance of memories.

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Can I Install a Ceiling Fan Myself?

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2019 at 9:54 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Some would say a room isn’t complete without a ceiling fan. Whether it’s cooling off in the summer, recirculating air any time of year, or simply wanting to feel a breeze while you sleep – installing a ceiling fan can be a good choice. It can even help save on energy costs!

If you’ve decided to add or replace a ceiling fan in your home you are probably wondering if you really need to hire the job out or if you can do it yourself. But first things first: at Experts In Your Home we always say that you should consider safety as the top priority. So, if you do tackle a job like this make sure you have the necessary skills and take the right precautions, especially when working with electricity.

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