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Why Install a Fireplace

As winter settles in and temperatures drop dramatically, there is nothing better than sitting in a comfortable chair by the fireside and sipping a glass of wine while listening to your daughter playing your favorite tune on the piano. This fairytale scenario has become some sort of a trite, more or less similar versions permeating the mainstream media, the classifieds and so on the forth. However, as many other homeowners would definitely concur, a fireplace is a must have addition to any house for many reasons.

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Find a Home Remodeling Contractor

Many people want to know where to find a home remodeling contractor. There are many places where the right contractor can be found.  We are going to explore a few places to start looking with this post.  Thankfully the internet has made it significantly easier to find these contractors and sped the process of up of not only finding them but finding GOOD contractors too!

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Selecting Home Repair Contractors

There many things to consider when you are thinking about selecting a home repair contractor.  In fact there are so many questions to ask how do you kno which ones are the RIGHT ones to ask?  Well Red Head Rehabs experience in hiring contractors has helped us narrow it down to just a few that are the most important ones.  The main considerations when selecting and hiring home repair contractors are…

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Bad Contractors – How can you spot them?

Hiring someone to work on your home can be a stressful because you know that the quality of the work will have a lot to do with the person who performs it. For this reason you tend to do everything you can to find someone who is certified and who seems to have a work history you can trust, but there is still one catch. Oftentimes the contractor you choose is a stranger initially, so how do you avoid bad contractors who at least look good on paper? Here are some ways to tell when a contractor is a bad idea even if he or she looks stellar in theory.

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Are Energy Efficient Appliances Good For The Environment?

As the cost of energy continues to rise, the popularity of energy efficient appliances is also rising. Efficient use of energy is the best way to save the environment while saving money at the same time. The energy star program, created by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, aims to make the public aware of the energy consumption of different appliances, allowing people to choose appliances that consume less energy. The energy star rating also acts as a marketing tool that offers manufacturers an incentive to produce energy efficient products.

But is there more to it?  Let’s find out.

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Counters, Counters, Counters… Which is right for you?

There are lots of counter top types in the market for different kitchens. When you are looking into new kitchens and their design, you will need to take special consideration when it comes to counter tops. Take a look at your budget and options and see what you are working with or the counter top that is right for your kitchen.

Lets take a look at which counter tops are best!

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So you want to install a fireplace?

Fireplaces can be a great addition to any home.  They create a centerpiece for any room they are in and they can be visually stunning if done the right way.  However, you can’t just throw it in a room and call it a day.  There are a number of factors to consider when thinking about putting in a fire place.  Let’s take a look at what they are.

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6 Tips for an Energy Efficient Remodel

Remodeling your home to make it more green may seem like an impossible task. You may not be up to re-constructing your home or have the budget to install solar panels. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your home more energy efficient. There are many simple things you can do to help improve your home’s efficiency and reduce your energy costs.
Get more bang for your buck with these easy energy efficient remodels.

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What is the Cost of Finishing A Basement?

Renovating the basement to create livable space is a great way to increase the living area of the home and also a great way to increase its value. Though the costs can be expensive to create a finished space, most homeowners are willing to undertake the fact because of these two aspects.  Before starting any basement renovation however you need to consider all the costs and plan ahead for them.  So what are some of those costs of finishing a basement?

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Contractor Management – The Fine Line

If you have hired a contractor to work on a project in your home or other work site, you may be wondering how you can walk the fine line between making sure your contractor is doing a good job and not over managing the contractor and the project.  It is important to understand that if you have hired a quality, reputable contractor, he or she should be trusted to do a quality job and not need to be over-managed.  However, it is necessary to make sure you are getting what you have paid for and that the work is what you expected.  Following a few simple steps can help you have the right amount of control with whatever project you have going on in your home that requires the use of a contractor.

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Home Renovation Costs – What are they?

If you are considering purchasing a home that needs to be renovated then you will have to be prepared to consider the renovation costs. Renovating a small property can be costly and a large scale home renovation can be extremely time consuming and very expensive. When planning any renovation project you have to consider time, the cost of materials, the overall cost of labor and the conditions of the local housing market.

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Home Renovations – Do You Know What You’re Getting Into?

Home Renovations can result in a beautiful home when plans are researched and clearly documented. Once plans are available in firm written form, decisions must be made on how the Renovations will materialize. Some things to consider when planning your renovation are:

  • Who will actually do the work? Contractors or you?
  • If it will be a combination you must divide up who will be responsible for what?
  • How will the renovation be funded?
  • How much will the renovation cost? Have you built in a contingency budget for unplanned problems?
  • Do you have the necessary skills and tools to perform any do-it-yourself work?
  • Will you be able to supervise the renovation process?
  • Do you have a system in place to manage the entire renovation?
  • Do you know what your local area permitting requirements are and who will be responsible for getting them?
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment assures successful completion of the project.

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Looking to Hire A Contractor? DON’T until you read this!

Most of us when we start a home remodeling project hire a contractor.  However have you thought about what questions you need to ask BEFORE you hire someone?  A failure to ask the right questions could cause you to hire the wrong person, get someone who leaves you high and dry, or even steals all your money…

So what are the main considerations when selecting and hiring home repair contractors?

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Do You Know How to Select Home Repair Contractors?

The main considerations when selecting and hiring home repair contractors are:

1.   How much will the job cost?
2.   Is this person qualified?
3.   Should I use one contractor, or hire several specialist?
4.   Is a firm environmentally friendly?
5.   Does this firm hire contractors or assign company personnel to each job?

These are all questions we need to ask, but the answers may surprise you!  Click “Read the full article” below to see! read more…

5 Easy Ways to Spot A Bad Contractor

Hiring someone to work on your home can be a stressful because you know that the quality of the work will have a lot to do with the person who performs it.  For this reason you tend to do everything you can to find someone who is certified and who seems to have a work history you can trust, but there is still one catch.  Oftentimes the contractor you choose is a stranger initially, so how do you avoid a bad contractor who looks perfect on paper but won’t deliver what you expect?  Here are some ways to spot the red flags that indicate you may have a dud instead of a stud!

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