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What Is a Feasibility Study and Why Should I Get One?

August 18, 2020
feasibility study addition exterior

If you’ve ever looked into doing a home remodel, chances are you have an idea of what you want your project to accomplish (new addition, finished basement, and so on) and what you want to spend. But you may not be sure whether the budget or scope you have in mind will line up with…

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Where to Start When Finishing a Basement?

August 12, 2020
Alameda Basement Remodel

Turning your basement into a comfortable new living or rec space is a great way to extend the square footage and value of your home. But you’ll also want to keep some important considerations in mind. Here are some ideas on where to start when finishing a basement. Estimates show that finishing a basement can…

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Home Improvement Financing: What Are My Options?

August 11, 2020
kitchen remodel

Your home is probably one of your most important assets, so investing in it with a remodel or addition is a great way to add value. But what’s the smartest way to pay for those renovations? Here a few of the best home improvement financing options. Home equity loan or line of credit Owning a…

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Contractor Red Flags: 8 Warning Signs to Watch Out For

August 8, 2020
home remodel

Choosing the right — or wrong — contractor to work on your home remodel or addition can be the difference between a successful project and one that flounders. Here are 8 contractor red flags to look for when selecting one for your next project. 1. Few or no reviews When was the last time you…

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