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7 Things to Do Before You Move Into a New House
Get life in a new house off to a great start with fresh paint and switch plates, new locks, a deep cleaning — and something on those windows
"prepare before the move. I SO agree with the changing of the switch plates and vent... homes. Before moving into our home, we smudged/saged our house. We always purchase... ceiling before we moved in - would have been WAY easier than 2 years later. Also,... system before you need them. Locate all the smoke detectors and check them. Nothing... right before we moved out. Had the carpets cleaned, too. That place is totally move..."
10 Things to Ask Your Contractor Before You Start Your Project
Ask these questions before signing with a contractor for better communication and fewer surprises along the way
"questions before signing with a contractor for better communication and fewer surprises... expect before the project gets started will help you better prepare for the process... contractor before starting a home remodeling project.... contractor -- BEFORE you sign that contract. In this business, it's all about word of mouth... this list before we started our addition, it has been one problem after another, no one..."
What to Know Before Refinishing Your Floors
Learn costs and other important details about renewing a hardwood floor — and the one mistake you should avoid
"used it before, but we did our homework (their website info is excellent, and there's... research before putting anything on top. Our condo was built in 2006 so its a bit f... same as before the refinish. Definitely get out of the house and get your animals... recoated before the family arrived for the summer ..... lots of work ................ floors before polly and pre-finished needed more upkeep .. and looked nicer. Theoretically..."
10 Things to Do Before the Renovation Begins
"your list before the chaos begins, for a safer and (slightly) less intrusive renovation... garage before all the work started; the dry wall dust got onto everything before we... take "before" pictures! I always love looking at the photos from when we first saw... construction before. I know there is garbage in the attic insulation, because I have seen... client before we begin work on their project. My list has over 20 things to do but..."
What to Know Before You Tear Down That Wall
New project for a new year: Opening up a room? Learn who to hire, what it’ll cost and how long it will take
"consider before removing a wall. We removed most of the wall between our kitchen and... picture before so I apologize for any grainy and oversize monstrosity that may follow... In the before photo, the old kitchen footprint is still visible. Although the walls... Cinderella (before the ball)! We are not in this house yet-we bought it as a fixer upper... out our before and after wall removal pics. What a difference in light affects. The..."
10 Things to Discuss With Your Contractor Before Work Starts
"a week before hammers and shovels fly to make sure everyone’s on the same page... fast! Before work begins, make sure you and your contractor are on the same page... it out before you begin construction., Contractors and their subs, are human.... immediately, before they become big ones. I have a friend who just completed a beautiful... weeks before my finish. Considered it a basic lack of respect for my job for one..."
What to Consider Before Starting Construction
"shower. But before all that can come to fruition, you must embark on what many homeowners... plans before demo and took out a bathroom, a bar area and a wall that were to remain... approval before work is begun. With Cost+, there is an element of surprise at the... trust before asking them to put bids together. If they're all solid and vetted, why... morning (before you're fully caffeinated), they'll see/hear your child have a melt-down..."
Before and After: French Country Master Suite Renovation
Sheila Rich helps couple reconfigure dark, dated rooms to welcome elegance, efficiency and relaxation
"The before & after pictures show a designer with incredible vision & creativity... a good before and after and this delivered! Wow, wow, WOW!! I would never want to... love the before and after pictures. They really can give you an idea how a room can... paused before hitting "submit," remembered how I feel when people write comments that... re-wording before hitting Submit can go along way. Just a thought. Becky, I find myself..."
5 Ways to Pare Down Your Stuff — Before It Gets in the Door
Want to free up some room around the house? Rethink gift giving, give yourself a shopping mantra and just say, ‘No, thank you’ to freebies
"weeks before or after. Never exchange with Christmas presents, I made it clear it's... a lot before I left Michigan, but after moving into my house here in NC, I still... love it?" before I pull out my wallet. Nine times out of ten, the answer is "no, I like... me.... before you buy anything that will stay in the house, think of something that... is left before the move will be taken to the thrift store. I usually do a cull twice..."
Construction Timelines: What to Know Before You Build
Learn the details of building schedules to lessen frustration, help your project go smoothly and prevent delays
"factored in before we can adequately assess the time and cost of a project. One thing that... mind. Before the plans are finalized, have the builder review the plans. Make sure... choices well before you start demo This is a great article and very well put If possible... even before you close on the property. It makes for realistic expectations. We are... moved out before the project started. I've never regretted that we did. @jillybeanisme..."
Choosing New Cabinets? Here’s What to Know Before You Shop
Get the scoop on kitchen and bathroom cabinet materials and construction methods to understand your options
"kitchens long before those 25 years are over. Great Article! We are a fully custom shop located... installed new before we bought the house.Would never purchase them myself as they will not... broken before spending the money to replace. I've got plenty of friends with 5-10... cabinets before when doing a remodel where the cabinet door was connected to the solid... they fit, before paying for a pricey upgrade that is not functional at all, as it turns..."
Experience Your New Home — Before You Build It
Photorealistic renderings can give you a clearer picture of the house you're planning before you take the leap
"planning before you take the leap... getting before you pay to have it built. Luckily, the modern architect can take the... your home before you take the leap of faith to have it built. Photorealistic renderings... examples before you have them done. Companies that specialize in these renderings may... software before contractors began work on our renovations (draughtsman did the technical... right before your eyes. Will the darker soapstone look better with the cabinets,..."
9 Questions to Ask a Home Remodeler Before You Meet
"weekday. So before setting up that appointment — and committing to what’s involved — it’s... compliance before things ever need to escalate to the point of court cases. The point... diligence before hiring a contractor. It saves a lot of headaches in the future.. Thanks... . Before anything happens (and after these questions are answered) ask for their... months before the plans and permits are ready, since you haven’t even interviewed..."
What to Consider Before You Buy Vintage Lighting
Crystal-laden antique lamps and other vintage lighting fixtures may call to your heart, but read this before you plunk down any cash
What You Need to Know Before Painting Brick
Sure, painted brick can be a great look. But you need to take some risks into account. Here's how to paint brick like a pro
"careful before whipping out your roller and painter's tape — there are some important... in mind before tackling this home project. We talked with three professionals to... done this before and is it advisable? Is it possible to use an electric sander to remove... sides) before i painted it to match the rest of the hearth. What are the colors used... check before painting - the functional (and code) reason for noncombustible hearth..."