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Money tips for home remodeling

 

Money tips for home remodeling

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Money tips for home remodeling
News from MarketWatch:

By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch

A 20-year-old house in suburban Atlanta is getting a makeover to create a more open floor plan for its kitchen, dining room and living room. The homeowners had wanted to make the improvements for a while, but because they purchased the home when prices were at peak levels, their plans were shelved.

Until now.

“The rebounding economy gave us the confidence to invest in our property — even though it is still worth less than what we paid, at peak,” said Jeffrey Ulrich, who lives there with his wife and three children. “At the same time, we have no intention of going anywhere else. This is our home, and we made a decision to invest in our everyday living, and think it will pay dividends now and in the future.”

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Researchers at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies think there will a fresh crop of homeowners like Ulrich, finally going forward with postponed remodeling plans in 2014. In fact, they are expecting 10% to 15% growth in remodeling spending through the third quarter of this year, compared with the same p…………… continues on MarketWatch

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Be Inspired: Innovative ideas to inspire home remodeling projects
News from LubbockOnline.com:

(BPT) – With new home trends emerging, it’s an ideal time to collect ideas to inspire your next home improvement plans.

Nearly 60 percent of homeowners surveyed by real estate site Zillow plan to complete a home improvement project or room addition by the summer of 2014. Of those surveyed, nearly 40 percent will find inspiration for their project online. Repairs still top the list of reasons for home improvements, but 29 percent of those surveyed said they’re modernizing their home for comfort and functionality.

Start by collecting inspiring ideas to turn your remodeling dreams into reality. Social photo-sharing sites offer easy ways to search for and save your favorite photos, ideas and products.

“When updating your home, start with a big idea or focal points like windows and doors, cabinetry or flooring you really like, and create a plan around it,” says Kathy Krafka Harkema, Pella Windows and Doors expert. “See what a difference new windows and doors can make for your home using the handy configuration tool on pella.com.”

For example, add a Pella Designer Series wood patio door or new windows for the focal point of a kitchen remodeling project. With convenient optional blinds or shades between double or triple-pane glass to add privacy, control light and help reduce outdoor noise, the line is a natural choice for home improvement. The sle…………… continues on LubbockOnline.com

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