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January 1, 2024

Ask your contractor these questions

Ask these questions! To protect yourself and your family, be sure that before hiring any contractor, you ask them the following twenty-one questions. You’ll be glad you did.

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Expert Advice
Ask your contractor these questions
November 1, 2023

Estimates for home improvement

Getting the best deal for your home improvement project means getting the best value. It’s easy to compare the price, but the key to getting the best value is evaluating and comparing the project details offered for that price.

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Expert Advice
Estimates for home improvement
July 9, 2023

Selecting a paint finish or sheen

When choosing a paint finish, there are several factors to consider for your space. One of the most important is the amount of natural light your room receives, which can affect how the finish looks.

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Painting
Selecting a paint finish or sheen
March 27, 2023

Enhanced home security systems

Your entryway is the first thing visitors see and significantly brings value to your home. More than just aesthetic benefits, an entryway makeover can also improve your home's security and energy efficiency.

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Entryways
Enhanced home security systems
February 2, 2023

Interior and exterior paint colors

Choosing the perfect shade of paint can feel overwhelming. There are just so many great paint colors to choose from. Thankfully, you can take a few steps to simplify the process.

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Painting
Interior and exterior paint colors
May 3, 2022

Restoration or renovation

Restoration, renovation, repair, refurbishment—what's the difference? These terms all seem to mean the same thing. But they don’t. Each type of home improvement project has different requirements. We can help.

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Entryways
Restoration or renovation
April 21, 2022

Refurbishing your entryway

Many homeowners are less than thrilled with the idea of repairing and refinishing their front door. The job is usually messy and frequently takes more than one day. Most homeowners hire a contractor to refurbish their entryway when it starts looking a little worse for wear.

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Entryways
Refurbishing your entryway
March 27, 2022

Kitchen remodel trends

Who wants a kitchen that looks like everyone else’s? These kitchen trends let you personalize your vision of the perfect kitchen. New options and techniques for design, color, texture, materials, and kitchen components give you many exciting choices.

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Cabinets
Kitchen remodel trends
February 28, 2022

Updating your cabinets

A home improvement contractor can repair your cabinets without replacing them. During the repair process, you can improve the appearance and functionality of your cabinets—with an installation that will integrate repair and updates the look of your cabinets.

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Cabinets
Updating your cabinets
February 2, 2022

Entryway makeover

Your front door is more than the entrance to your home. It is a crucial design element that establishes curb appeal. Repairing outdated hardware and refinishing your front door with fresh paint or varnish is a great home improvement project.

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Entryways
Entryway makeover
January 10, 2022

Timeless paint colors

Choosing the perfect shade of paint for your home can feel like an overwhelming challenge. There are many great interior and exterior paint colors to choose from. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to simplify the process and reduce your stress level.

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Painting
Timeless paint colors
December 11. 2021

Decorative painting techniques

Do you want walls or ceilings with rich texture and vibrancy? A decorative finish can achieve a stunning effect—and can be calming, cooling, energizing, or invigorating. Our signature finishes combine color and texture, and guarantee a one-of-a-kind look.

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Painting
Decorative painting techniques
November 22, 2021

Professional painting tips

This simple routine will keep your new paint looking fresh, and it will add years to the life of your painted surfaces. Inspect all painted finishes at least once a year. Maintenance extends the life of your interior and exterior paint, saving you time and money.

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Painting
Professional painting tips
November 9, 2021

When to hire a professional

The paint is peeling; the color is fading. It's time to update the look of your home. Some houses are easy to paint, while others are more complex. Before you position that ladder, take a few minutes to review these equipment, safety, and stress factors. Then hire a professional painter.

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Expert Advice
When to hire a professional
October 15, 2021

Paint surface preparation

Most people emphasize the "look" of paint finishes. After all, this is what they see when the paint has dried. But for a long-lasting and dazzling appearance to your freshly painted home, be sure you understand the importance of proper surface preparation.

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Painting
Paint surface preparation
September 17, 2021

Hiring a great contractor

Whether you’ve only heard horror stories of remodeling projects that have gone wrong, or you are a survivor of such a project, you can appreciate the importance of finding and hiring the right contractor. Not sure how to choose? Here are some suggestions.

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Expert Advice
Hiring a great contractor