Budgeting for a kitchen or bath upgrade

Budgeting for a kitchen or bath upgrade

Upgrading a bathroom or your kitchen can add thousands of dollars in value to your home. However, most upgrades, no matter how well done (and no matter how close to the time you put your home on the market), don’t pay for themselves. Click here for a calculator that shows the average cost of a kitchen or bath makeover (along with other upgrades such as a new roof or exterior…

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Should you brush, roll or spray when you paint?

Most professional painters today use sprayers to do exterior paint jobs, and some even use them indoors. If the pros are using sprayers, should you for your DIY projects? Or should you ask your painter to use a brush or roller? Understanding the difference between spraying, rolling and hand brushing will help you make the right choice for you next painting project. Spraying Sprayers are quicker and less expensive to…

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A budget-friendly curb appeal option

Is your house the one the neighbors are talking about? Do you have mold or mildew on your siding, brick or wood? Is your driveway dark and dingy? Are you windows dirty? How about the railings on your porch? Does your roof have streaks? One of the quickest, least-expensive ways to brighten and improve the exterior of your home is with power washing. You can often completely change the look…

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Is your baby’s nursery healthy?

Professional painting contractors were packed in a seminar room at the annual conference of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. The speaker asked, “How many of you would paint your baby’s nursery a week before you brought it home?” The painters laughed out loud in unison. Professional painters know how dangerous the gasses released by paint can be to a child’s health. Have you ever walked into a room…

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Give your deck an annual checkup

If you don’t inspect your deck each spring after even a mild Georgia winter, you might start to see mildew stains this summer — or worse. Keeping your deck sealed against the elements can help prevent wood rot, warping and other common problems that occur with decks. Depending on the age of your deck, you might need a basic (but professional) power washing. As your deck ages, you’ll need to…

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