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Residential Construction Tips: The Value of Outdoor Living Spaces

May 20th, 2019 |

Yards can be lovely, but many are designed in ways which make them less than useful. Especially in older homes, the yard is often a place you look at rather than live in. These days, a home needs more than a yard – it needs an outdoor living space. The popularity of outdoor rooms has increased by 72 percent since 2012. Why should you add outdoor living space to your home? (more…)

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Top 10 Interior Trends for Fall 2018

September 25th, 2018 |

Fall redecoration season is slowly falling upon us like autumn leaves themselves. The 2018 fall interior design seasons will be dominated by color optimization, vintage accessories, and furniture that looks like it wouldn’t be out of place at an 80’s business meeting. However, though seemingly focused on the designs of old, the current fall decor trends offer a unique opportunity for self-expression through utilization of classic effects, accessories, and furniture. Below we’ll take a look at the top ten interior trends to expect this fall:

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Remodeling Your Rental? 3 Valuable Projects for Increased ROI

August 16th, 2018 |

Individuals in the real estate business enjoy high returns when they open the doors to their new rental units, but after some time, their ROI dips below their property maintenance costs. Remodeling your rental houses after a particular period to increase ROI is necessary. The critical thing to note is that some renovation projects are not valuable, which you should avoid as a landlord who is looking to increase ROI after remodeling your rental units.

Here are 3 of the best remodeling projects to consider to help increase the returns from your rental property. (more…)

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Repairs vs Improvements: Tax Deductions for Land Lord

May 11th, 2018 |

The question of whether a physical rental structural adjustment should be taxed as an improvement or a repair has been the subject of huge debates within the tax community over decades. In an effort to resolve the various issues, Congress instituted recent changes to the tax code that supposedly settled the various issues in the Updated LBI Directive. These changes were made after intense deliberation and study.

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How to Choose Flooring Type: Wood, Tile, Laminate, Vinyl, or Carpet?

March 20th, 2018 |

With all the flooring options available, it can be hard to figure out what to choose for your rental property. Finding the right balance of cost, durability, and style can seem overwhelming, but there are a few guidelines that can guide you in the right direction. The best choice really depends on what type of property you are renting, so here’s the breakdown to help you choose the best flooring for a rental property during your next interior remodel:

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Remodel or Move? When Remodeling is the Wiser Choice

January 16th, 2018 |

As your needs change and your family grows, it may seem like the only option that makes sense is to start looking for a new home that fits your lifestyle better than the one you’re in. Moving might make sense if you’ve never liked your home’s location. But what if the reverse is true? What if you love where your house is, but the layout or size just isn’t working for you anymore? That’s one of the times when remodeling just might be the perfect solution for you and your family! (more…)

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Renovating vs Remodeling: What’s the Difference?

December 18th, 2017 |

You’ve heard of people “renovating” a home, and you’ve also heard of people refer to a home improvement project as a “remodeling” project. What’s the difference between the two terms? Is there a difference or is it just a question of semantics? The two terms are often used interchangeably by laymen, but to designers and builders, they’re two entirely different things …

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Aging in Place Home Remodeling Checklist

November 7th, 2017 |

Many senior adults who are capable of living independently choose to age-in-place. To assist them in being comfortable and safe, there are some safety measures that need to be put into place. Depending on the design of the home, it may require extensive interior remodeling! But fear not; our aging in place home remodeling checklist will help you ensure everything is designed properly for your elderly family member.

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