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Quality Materials

Quality Materials Quality, in the home improvement industry, is defined as superiority of kind, or a grade of excellence.  Materials are usually graded as economy, mid-range, or high-end (premium) quality. Economy Grade These products should be avoided at all costs.  The life expectancy of economy grade products is very short—usually around two times shorter than […]

Posted November 7, 2018 by admin in Planning

Planning to Sell?

When the time comes to sell your home, one important line of thinking will be which home improvement and repair projects will give you the best return on your investment.  Some projects can greatly increase the resale value of your home. But here is a short guide to projects that will give you the best […]

Posted November 6, 2018 by chris in Planning

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is becoming one of the most popular forms of home improvement.  It is a kind of two headed creature.  Some scoff because of its “synthetic” nature.  Arguing that it takes away the originality of the homes architecture.  However, advances in the technology of producing “vinyl” siding have made vinyl siding a very worthy alternative.  Manufacturers […]

2011-2012 Remodelling/Repairs Cost-Values

Remodelling Magazine has published its Cost-Value numbers for Home Improvements and Repairs for 2011-2012.  I have put the projects in order as to the cost re-coup values for you. These improvements or repairs are for “Mid-ranged” pricing indexes. #1 Entry Door Replacement (Steel)  68.7% #2 Minor Kitchen Remodel 65.7% #3 Garage Door Replacement 65.2% #4 […]

Posted December 12, 2012 by chris in Planning

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What Is A Good Price?

What Is A Good Price?   Price is the cost at which a project material is obtained. It is not, however, the dollar amount which you pay at the checkout. That is only one part of the cost of a material. Other hidden costs include potential replacement from inferior materials damage to your home from […]

Posted January 18, 2012 by chris in Planning