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5 Things a Chico Electrician Can Do for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] October 21, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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When it comes to your home, replacing or changing out electrical items may be something you have placed on the back burner. Most of us aren’t qualified or licensed to be working with high voltage wiring around the house. Most electrical jobs are going to be things you want done safely by a professional Chico electrician.

Whatever you need done and may be putting off, there are reasons to take a look at your options right now. One is safety – if you have any electrical issues in your home that are “acting up” (such as hot switch plates, smoke smells or circuits breaking) then you should call an electrician to keep yourself safe. The other reason is that you may want to upgrade the look and feel of your home, and replacing certain electrical fixtures in your home can be one of the best ways to do that.

Read on for the things a Chico electrician can help you with:

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Tips for Choosing the Design of Your Home Remodel

[fa icon="calendar'] October 14, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Here’s a scenario many homeowners find themselves in: they have made the decision to remodel their home (or part of it), and as they begin the process  they don’t know where to start when it comes to design choices.

Sure, everyone knows that decisions have to be made – flooring, cabinets, paint, construction and more. What some people struggle with as they start to solidify their design plans is choosing what look and theme to go with. After all, no one wants a mis-matched home with styles that clash.

Rest assured, there is a logic to the process. At Experts In Your Home, our Remodeling Contractors in Chico and Paradise can answer all of your questions (and even complete the job from start to finish). Whether you are hiring help or embarking on a DIY remodel project, we’re here to help with these tips for choosing the design of your remodel:

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Trendy Home Technology You Should Try

[fa icon="calendar'] October 05, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Make the most of the time you spend in your home by using the latest trendy home technology that is available. You will probably be amazed at how much more enjoyment you will experience at home when you use technology. Smart technology expands beyond security and thermostats. Now, you can equip your home with robot vacuums, wireless LED bulbs, smart faucets, and even self-sterilizing door handles.

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Tips to Make Your Home Remodeling Project a Good Experience

[fa icon="calendar'] September 25, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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If the thought of a home remodeling project makes you cringe just a bit, you’re not alone. While it can be an exciting proposition and fun to dream about, putting the “hammer to the nail” so to speak in a home remodeling project can be stressful to say the least.

Whether your stress involves the question of how to “live” with a remodel going on (or if a move out is required) or how to deal with a remodel around kids, there are legitimate concerns you likely have. At the same time, a home remodeling project is exciting and a great opportunity to create your dream living space.

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Should You Replace or Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 19, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Kitchen cabinets can make a big difference in the look and feel of the most frequented room in your house. There are color choices that can make the room brighter or give it warmer tones. The style of cabinets can make your house feel more modern or traditional. Today it’s popular to have kitchens with bold colored cabinets that contrast with the rest of the room.

If your kitchen has been around for a while and needs some updating, focusing on the cabinets is a must. The first thing you should decide is if you want to refinish your existing cabinets or if you want to get all new cabinets.

Read more to learn about benefits and drawbacks of each option!

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Common Toilet Problems You Can Tackle Yourself

[fa icon="calendar'] September 10, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Few of us would claim to be a toilet repair “expert”, and most of us may prefer to leave any and every plumbing job to the pros. There’s nothing wrong with that. Licensed Chico plumbers can take care of your plumbing needs and give you peace of mind, but what if you want to tackle the easier jobs  and save a little money? What if you love rolling up your sleeves and fixing stuff, and a DIY toilet repair seems like just your thing?

If you’re in the second category of die hard DIYers, we’ve compiled some toilet repair strategies to tackle the more common toilet repairs in your home. Read on to find out ways you can fix common toilet problems, and don’t forget that if you get stuck you can always call an expert plumber nearby.

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5 Popular Kitchen Lighting Ideas for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] September 01, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Need a little inspiration for a kitchen upgrade? Are you building a new house and starting from scratch? When it comes to the design of your kitchen, lighting plays an important role in both style and function that you don’t want to overlook.

Gone are the days of one big fluorescent light in the kitchen. Practicality at it’s best, but not exactly easy on the eyes or exciting to look at. Today there are many popular options with kitchen lighting that can give the right type of lighting (from bright to dim) depending on your needs, and be a focal point of the design of the room.

Here are 5 Popular Kitchen Lighting Ideas for Your Home:

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5 Tips for Building a New House

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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A lot goes into building a new house. There are many pieces and parts that have to work just right, plans that have to happen at certain times, potential delays, lots of vendors, land that needs to be bought (if you don’t already have it), and the list goes on. Even with all of the above, don’t be dissuaded from building your dream home!

Building a home can be a great experience that gives you the things you really want, allowing you to customize the layout, finishes, colors and more. Depending on your situation and where you live, building a home may be the only way to truly get what you want when you walk in the door.

One thing we believe firmly at Experts In Your Home is doing your research. We always want you to be as educated as possible, so here are a few tips for building a new house.

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Plumbing Help: What to Do When Your Shower Won’t Drain

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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Have you recently taken a shower and noticed that the water wasn’t draining properly? If the water doesn’t flow quickly and smoothly down the shower drain, but pools up around your feet instead, then you have a clogged shower drain. At first you may not notice the water draining slowly, but eventually you will have a problem on your hands when it won’t drain at all.

When you have a clogged shower drain, you have a couple of choices. The first choice is to try and unclog the drain yourself. And the second choice is to hire a professional Chico plumber to do it for you if you can’t stand the thought of trying a DIY repair (yes we know it can be gross to clean a drain). If you want to try a few quick fixes that could save you some money, then read on!

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Rebuilding After a Fire in Orland

[fa icon="calendar'] August 05, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

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When your home burns to the ground, there's a sense of devastating loss. While in the North State we have heard many stories from the Camp Fire, this particular project is about a family in Orland regarding a mishap with a propane tank.

In late 2019, fire erupted from a barbecue grill propane tank causing a significant explosion in the backyard. Fire spread very quickly, enveloping the attic and ultimately consuming the rest of the home, resulting in the loss of everything.

You can see the devastation in these images.

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