Started thinking about remodeling your home or maybe building a brand new home? Have you heard your friends complaining about how budgeting for construction is difficult, especially with all the surprising costs that turn up in a project?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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There’s something fun about the thought of building a new home from the ground up. For many, there’s also something daunting and scary about the thought. When it comes to a home, many people choose to buy an existing home rather than build new. Reasons for this could include lot availability, locations, lower costs, less hassle, and less “unknowns”.
While all of those reasons may make sense in some circumstances, there are other times when building new makes more sense. Examples include rebuilding in a fire damaged area, if you have a perfect lot and all it needs is a house, or you have the dream of envisioning your perfect home and seeing it come to life.
Whatever your circumstances, at Experts In Your Home we want to make the new home construction process as easy as possible.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Anyone who owns a home long enough eventually has to make a choice: put money into remodeling or move to something else? This can be a tough decision, especially if someone is attached to their home due to years of memories. This decision can also be affected by unique real estate situations (an over or under supply of housing for example).
If you’re considering the decision of whether to remodel or move, here are some tips to help you out.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Looking to upgrade your home in some simple ways this year? Switching out how you light different rooms will dramatically change how a room looks and feels.
While furniture and paint color help give a room a certain feel it’s the lights that really set the mood, whether you are going for light and airy or warm and cozy.
Unsure what types of lighting would look good in your kitchen, dinning room, living room, or bedroom?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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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.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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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?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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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.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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:Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
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.