7 Hot Home Remodeling Trends for 2016

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1. Granite is Out; Engineered Quartz is In According to our pros, engineered quartz (the Silestone brand, in particular) has officially ousted Granite as countertop supreme. Why? Because engineered quartz is tougher than granite — and it offers the beauty of stone without the maintenance too. Of course, as Travis Neff of Neff Enterprises in […]

6 Home Renovation Mistakes That Could Cost You

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Many homeowners undertake renovations in the fall before winter sets in. Market research company IBISWorld estimates that home remodeling is a $52 billion market that grew 3.8 percent between 2009 and 2014. Still, not all home improvements are created equal. Many homeowners assume they’ll recoup their investment in renovations when they sell the property, but […]

5 Tips to Keep Rodents Out This Winter

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‘Tis the season for list making. Of course, there’s the naughty-and-nice list, the endless holiday shopping list and the “this-year-I-will-do-it-New Year’s Resolution (really!) list.” With so many lists to be made, there’s one list that is particularly important — the winter pest-proofing list. Many people mistakenly believe pests should only be dealt with once inside […]