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So You Bought a Fixer Upper, Now What?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 11, 2019 at 10:19 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Congratulations, you’ve bought yourself a fixer upper! Now it’s time to become your own version of Chip and Joanna Gaines, but how? While watching their show “Fixer Upper” can give you some good ideas, they don’t really give you a step by step on how to accomplish it all.

But that’s okay! As Experts in our field, we’ve come up with just a few of the things you’ll need to do after signing on the dotted line and before you jump in with both feet.

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Dos and Don’ts of Kitchen Remodels

[fa icon="calendar'] August 26, 2019 at 3:34 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you live in an older home, you’ve probably dreamt of having your kitchen remodeled. Maybe your dreaming has led you to begin the process, or maybe you’re still just considering your options. Either way, it’s important to gather as much information as you can about kitchen remodels before you complete your dream redesign.

To help you in this process, here is some advice from Better Homes and Gardens and MarthaStewart.com on the Dos and Don'ts of your kitchen remodel.

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Things to Consider When Building a Good Neighbor Fence

[fa icon="calendar'] August 5, 2019 at 1:14 PM / by Home Services Expert

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You take a look at your fence and come to the realization that it’s time for a fence face-lift. To make sure that both you and your neighbor can have a beautiful fence you might want to build a Good Neighbor fence. Before you get too excited and start drawing up those plans here are some things you will need to consider.

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Creative Ways to Use Your Space Under the Stairs

[fa icon="calendar'] April 29, 2019 at 2:01 PM / by Home Services Expert

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When you live in a small house, every little space counts. No longer is a bare wall acceptable or can an overhead space be left for the cobwebs. Limited space usually means the need for more creative ideas about how to use that space to your advantage. 

If you've ever looked at the alcove under your stairs and wondered what to even use it for, we’ve got an idea for you! 

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Best Remodel Projects to Add Value to Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] April 12, 2019 at 9:39 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Spring is in the air, and the energy and inspiration that comes this time of year may have you thinking about all of the potential in remodeling parts of your home.

It can be exciting to think about improving your curb appeal with new paint or siding or adding a luxurious and modern touch to your bathroom. Or maybe your dream is to do a major kitchen remodel since that’s where you and your guests will spend a lot of time. It’s also possible you just dream of more space, and with real estate in tight supply in Northern California you’ve realized that remodeling is the best route for you to go.

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Should You Add On to Your Existing Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2019 at 8:58 AM / by Home Services Expert

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With real estate in the greater Chico and surrounding areas in limited supply, you may be finding that you’ve outgrown your home – but you can’t find an available or affordable home to upgrade to. This is a common scenario for many due to certain factors affecting the local real estate market, particularly an already tight supply along with higher demand after the tragic Camp Fire.

You could certainly stay in the real estate market and hope for the ideal house to come along (at a reasonable price) or maybe wait a year or two and see how things look. Another option is to consider adding onto your existing home.

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Commercial Remodeling/Tenant Improvements - Yes, We Do That Too!

[fa icon="calendar'] November 15, 2017 at 3:03 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you've ever ducked underneath someone's oversized umbrella during a driving rain storm, then you know: it provides the safety and security you need when you're caught by surprise.

It may help to think of Experts In Your Home in the same way – a home improvement umbrella company that many homeowners in the Chico area know for what's underneath it:  services such as building and remodeling, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, painting and cleaning services. 

But the Experts In Your Home umbrella is larger than some people may realize. It also covers commercial properties, and it's usually at this time of year when commercial landlords are preparing for the year ahead by making what are known as tenant improvements. If you, too, are considering making these types of improvements – either because you want to or a tenant has requested them – Experts In Your Home wants to ensure it saves room for you under its umbrella as our schedule fills up.

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5 Great Ideas to Create Your Dream Backyard Living Space

[fa icon="calendar'] June 1, 2017 at 11:57 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Savvy homeowners know that there are many sources of inspiration: magazines, websites and especially that enterprising neighbor (with a seemingly sky-is-the-limit budget).

The well of ideas can run deep, and Experts in Your Home has written about a favorite “well” before - Pinterest. But sometimes, the Experts turn to the experts, especially at this time of year, when people ask for ideas to invigorate their backyard. We know: making even one crucial change can transform a dull, lifeless backyard into a dynamic one that becomes a favorite congregating place – and not just on special occasions but every day of the week.

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Home Tips: Why You Don't Want to Pour Your Patio Yourself

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2017 at 2:16 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Even infrequent visitors to the Experts in Your Home blog know that we're huge supporters of DIY projects and especially do-it-yourselfers. In fact, most of the home tips our team members write about are crafted with the “weekend warrior” in mind.

With spring and the return of consistently warm weather on the minds of many of our readers, it's natural that a new concrete patio looms at the top of their wish list. But like advanced electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning projects, this is one project that should be shuffled from the DIY column to the Experts' column – unless, of course, you once installed concrete patios for a living.

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Home Tips: Benefits of Having a Back Yard Fence Installed

[fa icon="calendar'] August 17, 2016 at 9:11 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You could probably divide the world into two groups: the people who generally like fences and the people who spot one in the backyard of a home they're considering purchasing and say, “That thing's gotta go.”

Every once in a while, Experts In Your Home encounters a third group: the homeowners who literally are on the fence about whether to have a fence installed in their backyard.

Before our fence builders take a simple measurement or show a single picture of the fences they have installed in the Chico area, they ask, “What is your objective?” In other words, they need to know what purpose the fence ought to serve. Along the way, homeowners often realize that fences offer more benefits than they realized. Some might resonate with you, too:

Consider the Benefits of Having a Fence Installed:

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