Hilary’s 10 Rules of Renovation to Impress Buyers

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Follow these 10 rules of renovation on your next remodel to impress your potential buyers! Everyone who steps through the front door will love the home.

Buying a house is one of the largest decisions you can make in life. Not only is it a large financial investment, but it is an emotional decision as well. When you are renovating a house, you need to find ways to make the house worth the investment for your buyers. Ultimately, your goal is to create a space that … Read More

4 Genius Tips for Choosing the Best Flooring

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Choosing the best flooring in a renovation can be a bit overwhelming. Follow these tips to help you stay in budget when remodeling!

If you’re new to renovating houses, you may not have given a whole lot of thought to flooring yet. In fact, you might think that you can get away with leaving the old flooring in place if it isn’t too worn or putting in some new carpet and forgetting about it. Wrong. Remember, you’re not fixing these properties up to … Read More

Don’t Forget the Kitchen! Rehab Tips for the Most Important Room in the House

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The kitchen is considered the most important room in the house. These rehab tips will help you make the most profit from remodeling!

Over the years, I’ve learned some really surprising things about rehabbing and remodeling homes. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned along the way? Kitchens sell homes. Master baths help a lot, too, but nothing sells a house faster than an updated, open, and inviting kitchen. It’s not uncommon to put $30,000 (or more, depending on the after-repair value … Read More

4 Tips for Using Fall Colors in Your Next Remodel

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A home decorated for fall is sure to impress buyers during the season. Include beautiful fall colors all year-round in your remodel by following these tips!

Fall is right around the corner. The weather is starting to turn a little cooler, and stores are starting to populate their shelves with Halloween décor. I enjoy fall for many different reasons, but one of my favorite things about the season is all of the warm color palettes. I love that we change our homes’ decor from bright summer … Read More

2 Tips for Not Over-Rehabbing Your Properties

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Over-rehabbing your property won't help you make more money, instead you'll end up losing it. Follow these 2 tips to help you avoid making that mistake!

When it comes to remodeling homes, you might not realize that you can over-improve a property. In fact, you might believe that adding brand new appliances, updating the floor plan and spending time or money on landscaping might even bring your property value up above market value. Actually, quite the opposite is true. Believe it or not, if you over-rehab … Read More

Should You Turn a Tiny Bedroom Into a Huge Closet?

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All houses tend to come with their own unique set of challenges, but older houses seem to even more so. An interesting part about renovating older homes is that many of them don’t include closets. If a house was built before World War II, it might have had very small closets in the bedrooms, but it likely didn’t have more … Read More

Is Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Back?

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Wall-to-wall carpeting is making a comeback, and it could be the perfect option for your next renovation. Here's why you should consider it!

When I renovate a home, I have to spend time deciding the best route to take for the floors. In some homes, there’s simply no substitute for hardwood flooring, but others look beautiful with laminate flooring or tile. I’ve almost never considered wall-to-wall carpet, until recently. Carpet seems to be “out of style” as of late. I always thought I’d … Read More

Mounting a TV Over the Fireplace – What to Consider

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Whether you mount a TV over the fireplace or not can be a tough decision to make. Here is what to consider before finalizing your design ideas.

Renovating homes is an interesting process. You have to consider more than simply how the space looks when it’s empty. You also need to take into consideration how people are going to use that space and what you can do to make it more accommodating for your buyers and their lifestyle. That’s one reason why I’ve pondered quite a bit … Read More

Should You Get Design Help for Your Next Remodel?

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I love beautiful design. I am always searching for new and innovative ideas for my renovations as well as my own home. Since I enjoy interior design so much, I am always looking at the latest trends and deciding which ones might stay around and which ones will be gone within a year. But, if you don’t feel the same … Read More

4 Great Ideas to Update an Old Laundry Room

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Often homes will have an outdated and old laundry room. These ideas include subtle details that will wow and impress potential buyers.

The laundry room can be pretty challenging when you’re renovating a home. Depending on the age of the house and who’s lived there in the past, there might be some updates, but you may have to start from scratch. You might even have to run plumbing to the laundry room if the house is really old and has been vacant … Read More