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Our Favorite Fixer Upper Remodel

If you haven’t already heard HGTV has a show called Fixer Upper where hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines take a home in Texas and fix it up!  We chose our favorite episode where they completely renovate a home that costed $230,000.  They end up investing $227,000 into the remodel.  Here…

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Exterior Home Paint Colors for 2017

When it comes to painting your home, having a wacky hot pink colored house is most likely not the best choice.  But that doesn’t mean having a bold color palette is necessarily bad.  Your garage door and front door could benefit from having a nice bold color to bring the…

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Before Traveling Use These Plumbing Tips

Before going to your vacation use these quick tips to prevent any plumbing surprises when returning and also save some money! Refrigerator Leading up to the vacation begin removing dairy products, meat, and fresh produce.  You might end up having to throw out food the day you leave to avoid…

Know your Floor Heating

Imagine this:  It’s mid morning during winter and your walking on warm concrete floors.  Feels good, right?  Before getting heated flooring consider the different types of floor heating that you can get.  There are three main types of heating: Via electric wires – more likely in residential construction Via hot…

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Inspect a Home Like a Pro Before Buying

Buying a home, especially one that is 100+ years old can be risky.  But if you hire an inspector to inspect and make sure to look at the items listed in this article, you will be able to make a proper decision on whether or not this house will become…

Fixing Dry Rot Damage

I was contacted to inspect a house for dry rot damage. I started by removing the shingle siding. Upon removal, I noticed there was not only dry rot, but powder post beetle damage, a large rat nest, and a large bee hive in the walls all causing damage to the…