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Get Ready to Renovate

Which Home Renovations Add The Most Value? Find Out With This Free Resource

Planning to remodel your home in the New Year? Here's a great free resource to help you get started: the Cost vs. Value Report. Published annually by Remodeling Magazine, this report compares the average cost for common remodeling projects in the US with the resale value they add to homes. The Cost vs. Value report for 2016 and the Cost vs. ...

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What You Need to Know about Choosing a Contractor

Here's the most important idea we can share with you about the process of choosing a contractor ... Decide who you want to work with ... before you even meet them! This might sound counter-intuitive, but hear us out. The most efficient thing you can do is to research and find the best contractor in your area prior to contacting them. Vet ...

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Do You Know What it Takes to Create a Realistic Renovation Timeline?

Ah, those addictive home renovation shows on TV. It's so easy to watch more than you mean to, and wonder where the time has gone. We know how it is. (In fact, Houseplay Renovations was featured in an episode of HGTV's My First Home Renovation!) But there's something you should know about those shows: entertaining as they are, they don't ...

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Dreaming and Prioritizing: Get Your Home Renovation for Less

Try this idea on for size: A home renovation doesn't need to be a dreadful experience. Instead, it can be an opportunity: for growth, for fun, for a new beginning. As we mentioned in our last post, the name Houseplay came from a desire to debunk the old assumption that, “Home renovations are the worst!” But where to begin? ...

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