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Should I Upgrade to Double-Pane Windows?

[fa icon="calendar'] June 14, 2019 at 11:24 AM / by Home Services Expert

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If you live in an older home (especially one built in the 1970’s or before), you may have single-pane windows. Newer homes are generally built with double-pane windows. While those in the window installation business are surely knowledgeable on all of the differences between different types of windows, we know the average homeowner may not be. What you may think of as a normal power bill or a normal amount of street noise that makes it into your home may actually be more related to your windows than you think.

So, if you’re asking the question “Should I Upgrade to Double-Pane Windows?” the answer is most likely yes, and here are some reasons why:

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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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Buying a New Home vs. Remodeling: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Decide

[fa icon="calendar'] March 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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You might be at a point in your life where you’re looking around your home wondering if you should spend your precious time and money remodeling or just move altogether. Maybe you feel like your family has outgrown the space. Or maybe the priorities in your life have changed and the space no longer gives you what you want. You may be more investment savvy and the market is causing you to ask what would give you the best return on investment. Whatever is making you question if your current space is where you belong, there are 3 important questions to ask yourself before making the decision.

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What is Shiplap and Is it a Good Home Upgrade?

[fa icon="calendar'] February 22, 2019 at 2:36 PM / by Home Services Expert

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If you’re familiar with the show Fixer Upper, then you’ve probably heard of shiplap. Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of Fixer Upper, have become household names and Joanna’s love of decorating with shiplap has made the material skyrocket in popularity.

Discover what shiplap is, if it’s a good upgrade, and whether or not it would fit the style of your home.

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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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A Look Back: Popular Blog Posts in 2018 from Experts In Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] December 12, 2018 at 10:09 AM / by Home Services Expert

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It’s been a busy year at Experts In Your Home, and it’s hard to believe that 2019 is just around the corner. We offer tips regularly to help you as a homeowner, knowing that these tips may come in handy when you read them or in the future.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our most widely read blog posts throughout the past year, and we hope this helps you keep your home well maintained no matter the season. When it comes to home maintenance, Experts In Your Home knows we’re all better off when we pay attention and keep a close eye on things.

 

Here are some of our most widely read blog posts over the last year…

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Remodeling to Get Your Dream Kitchen and Bathroom

[fa icon="calendar'] June 25, 2018 at 4:18 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Two of the most popular locations to remodel in a home are the kitchen and bathroom. This is no surprise, since the kitchen is often the gathering place for friends and family and the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house. If you are considering remodeling to get your dream kitchen or bathroom, you'll want to read on!

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Can You Save Taxes on Energy Efficient Home Improvements?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 2, 2018 at 3:14 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Many Chico area residents have heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas. What they don't know is the identity of the Grinch who “stole” the tax credits on insulation, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.

Experts in Your Home doesn't know, either, though it's obviously someone affiliated with a high-level federal agency. We do know that this is one of those times where looking at the proverbial glass as half-full helps since 2017 tax credits are still available on some solar projects.

It's difficult to argue that saving some money is better than saving none at all. So allow the Experts to explain how the IRS-U.S. Department of Energy program works.

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20 Must-Have Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

[fa icon="calendar'] September 13, 2017 at 4:14 PM / by Home Services Expert

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Maybe you've noticed this phenomenon in your home: each new maintenance or home improvement task triggers a mad dash to your favorite home improvement store.

Need to plug some cracks around the windows? Better buy some caulk and a gun. Want to wrap that leaky pipe? Now you need duct tape. Want to hang pictures? Now you have to buy hooks and picture wire.

Some of these mad dashes cannot be avoided. No homeowner can be expected to have every tool within arm's reach, and many people build a tool collection over time. But if you're planning ahead and want to fortify your collection while you're at the store anyway, Experts in your Home recommends that you put these 20 must-have tools on your shopping list:

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