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    Navigating Home Improvement: Tips and Warning Signs When Hiring a Contractor in Florida

    By John Oliver | November 15, 2023

    If you’re looking to spruce up your new home in beautiful South Florida, you’ve probably thought about hiring a contractor. While there are many skilled professionals in the area, it’s essential to be aware of potential red flags when selecting the right person or company for the job. Here are some tips and warning signs... Read More

    Polybutylene Piping: The Hidden Danger Lurking in Your Potential Dream Home

    By John Oliver | April 12, 2023

    Polybutylene piping is a type of plastic piping that was commonly used in residential homes during the 1970s through the mid-1990s. It was marketed as a cheaper and easier alternative to copper piping. However, polybutylene piping has been found to be defective due to its tendency to deteriorate and break down over time. So, how... Read More

    Ways to Make Your Pantry Door Stand Out

    By John Oliver | July 1, 2019

    The pantry may be a kitchen necessity, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Whether you’re thinking of a full-fledged kitchen makeover or just making a few tiny tweaks to freshen up your kitchen and get organized, these pantry door ideas span the spectrum from crafty DIY chalkboard paint to statement-making barn doors... Read More

    4 Easy Ways To Quickly Make A House Feel Like A Home

    By Christine Dekant | February 11, 2019

    The first few days after moving in can feel slightly surreal, a mix of giddy excitement and apprehension at the huge task ahead: making this new house into your home. It may take a while to unpack all your belongings and figure out where you want them to go, so in the meantime here are... Read More

    4 Easy Ways To Quickly Make A House Feel Like A Home

    By Christine Dekant | October 4, 2018

    The first few days after moving in can feel slightly surreal, a mix of giddy excitement and apprehension at the huge task ahead: making this new house into your home. It may take a while to unpack all your belongings and figure out where you want them to go, so in the meantime here are... Read More

    WHAT AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES?

    By John Oliver | November 12, 2017

    Some the features that increase property values are obvious.   A remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values.   1. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going... Read More

    Black is the New Black for Stylish Lighting

    By John Oliver | August 28, 2017

    According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), many of the latest and most versatile light fixtures are trending towards black finishes, often mixed with other colors and metals. The right light enhances any home, and light fixtures that are black can add a new element of sophistication and function, which is why many homeowners are... Read More

    FIVE MONEY-SAVING GREEN UPGRADES

    By John Oliver | August 24, 2017

    Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: The upfront cost is big, but the long-term savings are huge. Solar panels will cost several thousand dollars to install, but ongoing maintenance costs... Read More

    BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2017

    By Christine Dekant | August 24, 2017

    Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. Here are five bathroom decor trends that are appearing in 2017. Geometric Patterns: Many homeowners are selecting bold patterns in geometric shapes, like chevrons, triangles, or hexagons. These patterns... Read More

    RECONSIDER THESE CHOICES WHEN YOU’RE DESIGNING YOUR KITCHEN

    By John Oliver | August 24, 2017

    The kitchen is one area of the home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal when you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel. Here are a few things you should avoid:     Cheap Laminate... Read More

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