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5 Things You Need to Know about Home Inspections

5 Things You Need to Know about Home Inspections

    For new home buyers, a home inspection may seem like an unnecessary obstacle to get out of the way. However, getting a home or property professionally inspected is a valuable opportunity to...

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The Property Market Trap: Which Modifications deliver the best Returns?

The Property Market Trap: Which Modifications deliver the best Returns?

Let's face facts: the current property market is primed for those with the desire to sell. With rising price points and a noticeable lack of supply within the housing market, vendors are able to hike...

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5 Reasons you Should Renovate your Home

5 Reasons you Should Renovate your Home

When it comes to renovating your home, it's usually because you need something changed. It could be because you are just sick of squeezing into a small kitchen, or it could be that you want to sell...

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Entering the Buy-to-let Market: Designing a Home for Rent

Entering the Buy-to-let Market: Designing a Home for Rent

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Recently, my partner and I decided to take our first, tentative steps in the thriving buy to let market. According to a recent HomeLet report, the average UK rent for tenancies in May was 960pcm...

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Deck Demon Demolition Tool

Deck Demon Demolition Tool

While some may consider it therapeutic, we can probably all agree that demolition is a lot of work. The Deck Demon is designed to make the job of tearing a deck down a whole lot easier. The 8 lb...

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How to Maintain the Structure of Your Old House

How to Maintain the Structure of Your Old House

Old houses can be beautiful, and packed with the potential to offer wonderful surprises around every corner. However, just like people as they age – as houses begin to grow older, they can begin to...

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Do You Reuse?

Do You Reuse?

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We've all heard of reduce, reuse, recycle, but when doing demolition for a remodel, the methods must be modified if there is going to be a focus on resuing materials in the future. In the article...

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Weinberg Building

Weinberg Building

This former brewery was named the 2009 Public Building of the Year after its extensive renovation that included custom, oversized Round Top windows made by Marvin.

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How to Build a Playground in Your Backyard

How to Build a Playground in Your Backyard

You have a wide selection of outdoor playground sets to choose from online or at your local retailer, but building a playground at home is a lot easier than you think. Building a playground for home...

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Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

Fixing Concrete Cracks - Basement Slab Repair

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I found a product that's specifically designed for fixing cosmetic cracks in concrete and I thought it worked fantastically well!

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removing bearing wall help

removing bearing wall help

I'm in the middle of a home addition. I need to remove the exterior wall including the 4 foot foundation wall. Question is how to I temporarily support this wall during demo? The floor joists a 14"...

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A bridge from the past

A bridge from the past

A bridge in the courtyard speaks to the sites past

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Spoiler Alert! Preview of the Best Traditional House from the upcoming Houses issue

Spoiler Alert! Preview of the Best Traditional House from the upcoming Houses issue

A stone farmhouse built in the late 1700's has been restored to a modern version of its former glory

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Seven Simple Lessons All First Time Homeowners Should Know

Seven Simple Lessons All First Time Homeowners Should Know

After finding your new home, securing a mortgage and moving all your worldly possessions in, it can feel as though the hard work is over. However, as you get to know your new home, slight problems...

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Little Bit of Life

Little Bit of Life

A fresh look for a mid century living room

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Tight Spaces

Tight Spaces

Where there's a will there's a way

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Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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This unique solution to a "historic" problem is quite a surprise.

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Bringing the Outside In

Bringing the Outside In

A Seattle Architect re-imagines the relationship between a home and its surroundings.

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Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

Suspended Motorcycle Flex Garage

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The problem: store 3 motorcycles, 3 bicycles, store large amount of tools and other equipment, and park 2 cars indoors. The space: an existing 2 car garage in a small house with no interior room to...

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Clairemont Renovation

Clairemont Renovation

This project was a whole-home renovation where the home, before, was dark and closed off where access to the second level and many of the spaces on the main level were difficult to navigate in this...

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