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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

Posted on: March 26, 2018 by in Boston, home improvement, Home Inspection
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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

Posted on: February 15, 2018 by in Blog, Boston, home improvement, Home Inspection
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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

Posted on: January 31, 2018 by in Blog, home improvement, Home Inspection
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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 ...

Artisanal Elegance for Curated Design in the Kitchen

Posted on: September 13, 2017 by in Blog, home improvement
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This article is courtesy of Metro Boston Property Inspections! Original, handcrafted décor brings an artisanal elegance to today’s modern kitchen. Designers and homeowners alike are incorporating more one-of-a-kind pieces that bring an individualized artisanship to the heart of the home. These unique fittings and fixtures adapt to multiple style preferences, from modern and contemporary urban design to rustic elegance. When it comes to the kitchen space, handmade furniture and accessories Continue Reading ...

5 Kitchen Upgrades To Make Your Inner Host Flourish

Posted on: September 8, 2017 by in Blog, home improvement, How To
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You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant.  What do you do when you’re built to entertain, but your kitchen is not? Renovate! Reason to Renovate The kitchen is a favorite room to remodel, and a minor kitchen refresh can return more than 80 percent of your investment at the time of Continue Reading ...

How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: September 1, 2017 by in Blog, home improvement, How To
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Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don’t put down 20 percent of the mortgage cost, you will likely be required to purchase MI, which enables low-down-payment borrowers to qualify for home financing from lenders. While Continue Reading ...

4 Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: August 7, 2017 by in Blog, home improvement, How To
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  There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice.   Unique fasteners add longevity to decks Innovative fastening methods can extend the life of Continue Reading ...

Welcome Fall Months

Posted on: December 22, 2015 by in home improvement
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  Welcome Fall Months With Simple And Stylish Decor Tips That Are Child Friendly As families prepare and adjust to kids going back to school, play dates, fall events and more, it can be a sprint going from one activity to another. With all of that goes on, it's important to still keep safety top of mind. By having all of the educational parenting resources available nowadays, most safety-savvy mom and dad know the ins and outs of keeping young children away from electric powered Continue Reading ...