Posts Tagged: Remodeling

​5 Essential Things to Know When Purchasing New Home Windows

Are your windows ready for replacement? Perform these simple tests: Being careful to remove window treatments before you start, pass a lit candle around the perimeter of your windows on a windy day. If the flame flickers, it’s an indication of enough air infiltration to show window replacement will make a noticeable difference on utility…

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Good window designs “borrow space” from the outside

Have you ever given thought to what windows add to a home? As acclaimed home designer Marianne Cusato points out, spreading the windows around your home adds depth and dimension to each room because you gain both natural light throughout the day and views in all directions. If you’re shopping for windows, take 2-1/2 minutes…

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Surprises to Factor into Home Remodeling Plans

The beginning of the year launches plans for home improvement projects. While you’re still in the early stages anticipating unknowns, here’s a helpful list of five hazardous substances to keep an eye out for from Marvin Windows and Doors’ blog, mLuxe. Find out how lead, mold, dust, asbestos and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) can impact your…

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Your home is still the best place to put your money

Your home still can be a great place to invest. Considering home improvements as we head into the holiday season? This great blog post my MLuxe gives you great perspective on the sort of investments you’re thinking of making. Follow this link to learn more: Your home is still the best place to put your…

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Tips for Getting the Best Architect Experience

Hiring an architect can help you get the results you dream of. If you’re considering a major home improvement project, especially one where load-bearing walls or exteriors walls will require significant changes, hiring an architect may be necessary. Good news! It’s a buyers market as the housing and building industries have slowed dued to the recession. Click…

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Before and After Photos of a Home Renovation Project

If you’re considering a home makeover, this project offers lots of great ideas of products, brands and ways to make the job easy. The owners of this 1980’s era home in Atlanta’s Cobb County wanted to leave behind the dated contemporary style for a beautiful Arts and Crafts theme. Front and back porches were added…

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Lead Based Paint – 4 Ways to Fight this Fearful Problem

For decades, Americans have known about the effects of lead based paints, but there was a collective perception that this danger just lurked in old urban apartment buildings. In truth lead based paint was used in more than 38 million homes until it was banned for residential use in 1978. The EPA’s stance on the…

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Home Talk: Ask the Builder and Get Reliable Answers

Matt Hoots of SawHorse, one of Atlanta’s go to expert design, build, and remodeling firms, discusses an exciting new way for homeowners to get free answers to their important home improvement dilemmas. On Hometalk.com, you’ll find real home improvement experts and discussions started by homeowners just like you. Get the facts on topics such as…

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Home Color Schemes: Ask a Color Specialist

Choosing the rights colors for your home does not have to be a challenge. Here are some paint color ideas to get you on track.  Donna Frasca, owner of Decorating with Donna, is a color specialist – all she does is choose palettes for her customers. Check out her interesting blog, loaded with truly solid…

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From Spanish Style to Farm House Plans: Marvin Window’s Architect’s Challenge Winners

With home designs ranging from an ultra-contemporary mountain home in Oregon to a classic rural farmhouse in Maine, the winners in this year’s myMarvin Architect’s Challenge cover a wide variety of styles. The Architect’s Challenge is an annual contest held by Marvin Windows and Doors, and this year for the first time, the competition included an…

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