Tagged: Remodeling Adviser

How to Choose the Right Stain for Hardwood Floors

How to Choose the Right Stain for Hardwood Floors

By Glenn Griffin, guest contributor One of the most commonly asked questions people have when restoring their hardwood floors is: “Should I stain my floor?” That question is closely followed by: “What color stain should I choose?” Staining your floors is a major decision for three reasons: 1) Your choice will have a substantial impact on […]

8 Home Projects with a High ROI

8 Home Projects with a High ROI

Article Submitted by Fixr.com With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year a little slower, as many homeowners are waiting until fall to tackle big interior projects, which means that […]

5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a Basement

5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a Basement

Article Submitted by Fixr.com The basement doesn’t just have to be a space to throw all of that extra storage. Show it as usable space, and it may even help you increase the value of the home. Basement remodels typically recoup about 70 percent of their costs at time of resale, which can add a tremendous amount […]

5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a Basement

5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a Basement

Article Submitted by Fixr.com The basement doesn’t just have to be a space to throw all of that extra storage. Show it as usable space, and it may even help you increase the value of the home. Basement remodels typically recoup about 70 percent of their costs at time of resale, which can add a tremendous amount […]

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub)

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub)

Contributed by TheHandyNest.com A dirty and filthy bathtub with spots and scratches is hardly a relaxing sight. It can also act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here we will be talking about some of the best ways on how to clean bathtub and how to protect it from dirt and spots. Materials Used […]

How to Select the Right Sheen to Your Paint

How to Select the Right Sheen to Your Paint

Many do-it-yourself painters spend hours selecting the perfect paint colors, but give far less thought to the sheen they’ll use.  That’s short sighted, according to Debbie Zimmer, spokesperson for the Paint Quality Institute. “Paint sheen affects not only the initial appearance of a paint job, but also its long-term performance,” says Zimmer.  “So, it’s important to carefully […]

7 Ways to Decorate A Shabby Chic Shed

7 Ways to Decorate A Shabby Chic Shed

By Emily Bradshaw, guest blogger One of the most popular trends still going strong 20 years after the term was coined. A distressed and timeworn look is the epitome of shabby chic decorating. Contemporary but classic, it has become a popular and universal style. The latest trend is shabby chic sheds. Evolving from the humble […]

Do a Foundation Check: 5 Things to Watch For

Do a Foundation Check: 5 Things to Watch For

Take a closer look at the home’s foundation before buying, says Matt Stock, president of U.S. Waterproofing, based in the Chicago area. An undisclosed structural foundation repair could leave a new buyer facing a price tag of $20,000 or more. “We’ve seen foundations sink 8 inches,” says Stock. “That was a $150,000 repair for the […]

10 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements for This Winter

10 Budget-Friendly Home Improvements for This Winter

Article Submitted by Fixr.com While a lot of people use the New Year as a way to make improvements to their health or personal life, this is also a great time of year to make improvements to your home as well. The cold months of the year mean you’re spending more time indoors — perfect […]

How to Choose the Right Paint Color

How to Choose the Right Paint Color

A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most affordable home improvement projects to tackle prior to a home sale that can make a big difference. Sara McLean, color expert and blogger for Dunn-Edwards Paints, offers some of the following tips on how to choose interior colors that will appeal to the biggest […]