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5 Smart Home Upgrades that will Pay Off Later

Posted on: August 14, 2019 by in Blog, home improvement
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Whether you want to make the most of your home now, or you’re thinking of selling soon, smart upgrades can boost your enjoyment of your home and increase its resale value. Some upgrades improve the aesthetics of your house, while others help save on energy costs or improve the functionality of the home. Still others can add a touch of luxury. Why not consider smart upgrades for right now, instead of waiting until you’re ready to sell? You can certainly appreciate the upgrades now, while Continue Reading ...

4 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Smart Garage

Posted on: August 1, 2019 by in Blog, home improvement
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If there is one thing that we learned from Prime Day it's that the smart garage is a must-have for Amazon Prime Members. Chamberlain Group's myQ Smart Garage Hub was one of the best-selling smart home items during Prime Day. So, why are so many homeowners focusing on making their garage smart? 1) Get deliveries straight to your garage with Key by Amazon. Key by Amazon lets you get packages delivered safely and securely right in your garage, so you don't have to worry that the dog's food, Continue Reading ...

Affordable Home Improvement – Great Tips Your Can Try

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The holy grail of home improvement is a project that makes a big difference to the appearance or value of the home without breaking the bank. The key is to focus on low-cost, quality items that will give the most bang for your buck. Here are five to consider: New bathroom countertop Bathroom remodels still provide some of the best return on investment for home improvement projects, but can also be some of the most expensive. If you can't afford a full bathroom overhaul, opt for one Continue Reading ...

Great Ideas to Enhance your Outdoor Living Space

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Looking for great ideas in enhancing your outdoor living space and create an inviting oasis for everyone in the family to get outside and have fun together? Here are some projects to consider, and the prep work involved. 1) Check your deck Does your existing deck need repair? Check for loose balusters or railing or other issues needing attention. If you want to resurface your deck or build a new deck, measure the area and research how much decking you’ll need. Fortunately, there are free Continue Reading ...

3 Things to Know About Saving Money on Your New Roof

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Replacing an aging or damaged roof is an important step to protect your home from the damage the elements can dish out — heat, wind, rain, snow, sleet, and hail. But homeowners may not realize that the type of shingle they choose can make a big difference, not only in the protection it offers to the home, but also in the cost of their homeowners’ insurance. Here are a few things homeowners should keep in mind when looking to save money with a new roof: 1) Roof replacement can save Continue Reading ...

Inspire Your Renovation: Five Show House Trends 2019

Posted on: November 15, 2018 by in Blog, home improvement
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5 design show trends to inspire your renovation in 2019 When it's time to remodel and renovate your home, you're no doubt on the lookout for the freshest takes in design and color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. To go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas and insight. With more than 145 years of leadership in the kitchen and bath space, Kohler Co. has worked side by side with Continue Reading ...

Home Inspector Boston 10 Questions To Ask An Inspector Before You Hire

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[arve url="https://youtu.be/oja7MWO0zpg" align="center" maxwidth="900" /] This is Todd Whiting from Metro Boston Property Inspections, and today I want to talk to you about the 10 questions to ask a home inspector before you hire them. The first questions you want to ask is are the inspectors licensed? Even though Massachusetts has required licensing since 2001, there are still a few people that go out and do unlicensed home inspections. They're uninsured and you want to be careful Continue Reading ...

4 Tips for Protecting Your Home This Season and Beyond

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Winter is in full swing and extremely cold temperatures continue to grip much of the U.S.; which mean hats, gloves, and high home maintenance bills could be in your future. According to recent data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2016 severe winter weather cost homeowners more than $1.7 billion in property damages. While the seasonal shift can be a challenge for homeowners, taking these four steps today could ease home maintenance burdens this season and all year-round. 1. Take a Continue Reading ...

2018 Remodeling Trends That Boost Your Home’s Value

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A strong housing market is giving homeowners the confidence to invest in remodeling. In fact, homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Remodeling can add value to your home while also making it more livable, but not all remodeling projects are created equal. While Continue Reading ...

5 Smart Technology Upgrades to Make the Bathroom the Brainiest Room in the House

Posted on: September 27, 2017 by in Blog, home improvement
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Article courtesy of Metro Boston Property Inspections! Smart technology has found a place in virtually every room in the home, even the one where we take care of our most low-tech needs. In fact, thanks to innovations like sensor-operated, self-cleaning toilets, moisture-sensing ventilation fans and digital shower controls, it’s possible to turn an ordinary bathroom into the brainiest room in the house. If you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom with the latest smart technology, here are Continue Reading ...