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In the United States, the home improvement industry means big business. An estimated $464.5 billion will be spent on home improvement projects in the US by the year 2022. This lofty figure can be attributed to greater consumer interest in making their homes more environmentally friendly and to cut utility costs. For handymen and other home improvement contractors, this means that there is a massive opportunity for you to grow your business. But how do you add value and better compete with the many others trying to do the same thing? We have a handful of “handy” suggestions! Make Your Services More…

The idea of being with a host family through a homestay might be new to you, but it has been around for a long time. If you don’t have enough to spend on accommodation on your long-term stay in London, you might want to consider homestay. You will spend far less than what you will pay for hotels or apartments. You will also be with a host family who will take care of you and look after you during your stay. There is a screening process Before host families become a part of the scheme, they undergo a thorough screening…

You need the best furniture at home which looks good and also has a practical purpose. You also need to invest in high-quality furniture that you are sure of using for a long time. The only problem is the cost. You need to spend a considerable amount for quality furniture. You want to pay the price gradually, but you might not qualify. The good thing is you can now consider no credit check furniture. Some furniture stores are willing to offer you this deal so that you can bring home your desired furniture. Minimum requirements Each company has its terms…

Whether you’re looking to improve your residential or commercial property for the long term, or you’re interested in simple upgrades that can maximise profits before a sale, consider adding glass panels either as fences or railings. They offer a number of benefits that help make the most of your property, adding a contemporary touch that adds value. Maximise small spaces Wherever you’ve a small space that requires a fence or a railing – perhaps a balcony or a terrace pool – you want to make the most of the room you have. Adding a chunky metal or wooden railing is…

If you have popcorn ceiling and you want to install drywall over it when you are embarked on a remodeling project of a bathroom, kitchen, or any other room, then there are quite a few things to take into consideration. You will probably know that there is lots of information available online on how to complete a drywalling project. However, it is still very important that you know the most important tips, developed by the professionals. Let’s take a look at the 10 most important tips they have supplied the world with. 10 Top Tips According to the Experts Experts…

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If you are looking to buy yourself a new home, this could be the moment to do it. Experts explain that house prices have already plummeted and that it is only a matter of time when will they hit their 17-year low. But in order to make the most of it, you need to know what to look for. And where. HomeNation brings you a list of home values by states so that you can wisely invest and get yourself a dream home. First of all, we need to make clear what counts as “affordable”. While you may find a…

These days, digital technology and the internet of things combine to provide a wide variety of home improvement opportunities to make life easier, safer and often cheaper for you and your family. Here we take a look at five of the best labour-saving upgrades you can make to your home. And as some of the examples show, not every upgrade needs to involve the latest in technology! Lighting Few things can be more inconvenient that fumbling around in the dark for your keys, as you try to get into your home after an evening out. And for the elderly, it…

If you had even mooted the idea of building a concrete retaining wall as opposed to a natural stone one you would have been laughed out of the door several years ago. Suffice to say, times are changing. Retaining walls have always been hugely important elements of a property. They’re not just structures to “hold something back” (despite what the dictionary might tell you). Instead, they need character and if done incorrectly, they can look absolutely dreadful. This is one of the reasons why concrete has always come second best, or worse. In comparison to natural stone, this was something…

When it comes to real estate, people tend to have lots of questions and it is really important that you find an experienced agent like Blake Rubin who is willing to take the time to answer your questions fully before making any big real estate decisions. One of the most common questions that people, especially young people, have is about whether they should be renting or instead thinking about buying their first house. Of course, everyone’s circumstances are different and there is no right answer to this question, but there are some things that you should consider to help you…

If you are like most of us, when you think about “the good life” it involves a relaxed life-style on a gorgeous Caribbean island with a perfect climate, easy access, colonial charm and affordability. This might seem like an impossible dream, but the reality is closer than you might realize, in Puerto Rico. Of course, there are certain realities that you need to understand, which is why finding a local agent like Grand Homes should be a part of your plan. That said, in many ways Puerto Rico is like a dream come true, and there are plenty of good…