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Washington DC Kitchen Remodeling Giving Some of the Highest Returns - 12/23/11 07:03 PM
For those of you that have been considering an update for your home but aren’t sure which areas will give you the best return, here’s an idea: start with the kitchen. Some of the highest recoups are occurring in Washington DC kitchen remodeling. In a 2009/10 survey conducted by Remodeling magazine, results showed that a major kitchen remodeling project in Washington DC would repay between 64% and 74% of the total investment. That’s higher than a garage or deck addition and even slightly more than a bathroom remodel. As for the Washington DC area, where returns for kitchen remodeling are higher (0 comments)
Eco-Friendly Remodeling in 2012 - 12/23/11 02:09 PM
Eco-Friendly Remodeling in 2012 As energy costs rise and the notion of conservation begins to take hold, people are taking the chance when they remodel their homes to increase their water and energy efficiency. It may not pay for the entire remodel, but it is certainly a good way to subsidize the expense, help save the environment and increase the value of your home in one swoop. Bathroom updates are the best way to conserve water in 2012 and beyond. If your toilet is from before 1994, then it’s probably a water waster. Update the look of your toilet and reap (0 comments)
The Benefits of a Well-Designed Space - 12/23/11 01:57 PM
When contractors and private homeowners consult architects and designers for a building project, the value of a well-designed space is often overlooked. However, a well-designed space can have a significant impact on the occupants of a home, office building, school, or other public space. As discussed in the report, The Value of Good Design, from the UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, numerous statistics show that a well-designed space improves quality of life for all individuals. 1. A well-designed house will have higher real estate value. Homes with well-designed exteriors and interiors have more appeal on the real estate (0 comments)
Remodeling Myth: The Three-Bid Rule - 12/23/11 01:51 PM
Home remodeling is a maturing industry. That means that truly professional firms that specialize in remodeling are becoming the norm. Now homeowners can draw from a greater pool of reliable remodeling contractors in whom they can have confidence. The shift to more professional remodeling firms, however, necessitates a change in how homeowners should best select a contractor. Specifically, the old practice of collecting three bids for the work and using the low bid to select a contractor no longer makes much sense. The three-bid rule appears to work because it assumes everything to be equal except the cost estimates (or bids) (4 comments)
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