Category: Exterior Remodel

Outdoor Upgrades That Make Your Home More Valuable

Exterior upgrades enhance the look of your property and can offer recreational benefits. Not every renovation, however, produces a return on investment, and some upgrades (like swimming pools) make your home less attractive to potential buyers. If you want to refresh your yard and build equity at the same time, consider one of these outdoor […]

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Enhancing Your Home from the Outside In

In the middle of the winter, enjoying your home’s outdoor spaces might be the furthest thing from your mind. But before you know it, the weather will warm up and you’ll have plenty of time to do just that. If it’s time to rebuild or add a porch, deck or other exterior element, remember this: […]

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The Best Ways to Improve Your Home’s Value

2018 is shaping up to be a big year for residential remodeling. Home values are up, which means it’s a good time to invest in your house by making key upgrades. Keep in mind, however, that not all remodeling projects offer a decent financial return on your investment (ROI). For instance, when the time comes […]

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Remodeling for Resale: 3 Tarnished Trends to Avoid

At times it’s necessary to walk a fine line when remodeling. On the one hand, you want to give your house distinct appeal, but on the other hand, you should avoid making your residence so idiosyncratic (or so plain-vanilla) that it won’t appeal to potential buyers. Here are three strategies to help you stay ahead […]

Summer Is the Best Time for These 6 Home Improvements

Summer Is the Best Time for These 6 Home Improvements

The clock is ticking! Don’t let these idyllic, warm-weather days slip by without scheduling one or more of these seasonal home repair and renovation projects. By Glenda Taylor If you’ve been thinking about tackling some home improvement projects this summer, don’t delay! The dog days of summer are heading our way, and before you know […]

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Tesla starts taking orders for its solar shingle

Perhaps the most intriguing product to come out of Elon Musk’s imagination is the solar shingle. There have been so many issues, aesthetic and practical, with putting solar panels in frames on top of existing roofs. Musk’s solar shingles actually are the roof, which creates a whole new set of issues. But they are also […]

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How to Increase Home Value with Smart Renovations

Conventional wisdom holds that upgrades and improvements will enhance a home’s value. But some improvements are better—and more cost-effective—investments than others. Contrary to what you might imagine, some of the most worthwhile projects also are the most economical. Start charting your home improvement course now by considering some of the projects with the biggest payoffs. […]

Client Spotlight: Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom & Exterior

The DeSanto Home A few years ago, we built a new garage for the DeSantos when they lived in Belmont. This latest project was much more extensive. We touched just about every area of the house, from renovating and reconfiguring the kitchen/family room to creating a master bedroom suite to adding or renovating four bathrooms […]

Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom & Exterior Renovation – The DeSanto Home

A few years ago, we built a new garage for the DeSantos when they lived in Belmont. This latest project was much more extensive. We touched just about every area of the house, from renovating and reconfiguring the kitchen/family room to creating a master bedroom suite to adding or renovating four bathrooms (and much more). […]