Archive for September, 2013

Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Exterior home remodel, Remodel kitchen in st louis mo, St. louis home remodeler

Affordable kitchen remodeling

According to Remodeling magazine’s annual analysis of cost vs value, a major kitchen remodeling will actually net a return on investment of up to 80 percent. That’s some pretty good ROI for a major home improvement job. On that note, when you design a kitchen remodel, it is important to strike a balance between what brings a good ROI and what satisfies your personal taste.

Finding a mix between affordable kitchen remodeling and the exact kitchen you want can be somewhat of a challenge, but kitchen remodeling services can actually guide you through the whole process. Even with careful planning, however, it is hard to tell how long it will take, so you should allow time for unforeseen problems. On that note, the National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends spending at least six months planni

Want a Little DIY to Go a Long Way?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Homepage

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Between 2011 and 2012, spending on home improvement in the United States increased by about 21%. Not surprisingly, between 2012 and 2013, a Houzz survey indicated there was a 7% increase in the number of people who were looking to add value to their home with home improvement projects. Small DIY projects might not bring you the the most desired increases in home value, but they will make your home a more pleasant place for you and your family. Here are three projects that might fit the bill.

DIY Landscaping Projects

Small DIY projects in your front or backyard are very affordable. They can be as simple as installing a little bit of lighting, constructing a raised bed garden, or putting in a fire pit. If you are feeling a little bit more ambitious, planting a garden or laying a walk

Four Landscape Projects You Can Complete on a Weekend Off

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Homepage

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There are lots of reasons to remodel and develop the front yard. While some homeowners might want to do that simply because they take pride in having the nicest lawn on the block, others might hope to increase curb appeal to add value to their home for possible resale. Whatever the case may be, a full-scale landscape renovation can be quite costly. However, there are lots of less-expensive, and much easier, DIY landscaping projects that homeowners can do simply when they have a free weekend. While they might require a bit of work, even small DIY projects can make a difference on how a long looks.

Build Flower Beds

A nice flower bed in front of a house always looks great, especially when it is properly maintained. And, despite the fact that they might look to be quite complex, they are actu

Is Your Bathroom Safe For Everyone?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Bathroom remodeling scottsdale, Handicapped bathroom

Ideas for bathroom remodeling

Have you considered what your bathroom says about your establishment? What I am speaking of goes beyond just clean vs. dirty. Is your bathroom contemporary? Is it classic? Is it spacious? Is it green? Is it handicap friendly? Finding an appropriate bathroom remodeling design can not only draw in new customers, but keep the old ones coming.

Bathroom remodeling companies suggest that toilet heights in a handicapped bathroom should be between 15 inches from floor to the rim of the seat to an even more accessible 17 or 19 inches from the same scale. Your bathroom remodeling design should fit the needs of your customers. Each and every one.

When considering a bathroom remodeling design, there are a few more things to keep in mind to include every walk (or roll) of life. For example, once a handicapp

Keep Your Home Happy and Healthy With an Awning

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Home awnings, Outdoor screens for patio, Roller shutters


While motorized awnings for homes are a relatively modern phenomenon, sun awnings themselves are nothing new. Ancient Egyptians and Syrians used awnings to keep cool in the desert sun. Cafes throughout Europe have employed awnings for decades to keep their outdoor patrons comfortable in the summer months. It’s no wonder the idea is embraced by many homeowners as a means to keep cool, save money, and even stay healthy.

  • Heat Reduction. Outdoor patio blinds and awnings block the sun, of course. But motorized awnings attached to homes can reduce sun glare on windows by almost 95%. This can make your living r

Fun DIY Speaker Projects for the Home Audio Buff

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Homepage

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According to Fixr, the cost of home theater installation can range from 150 dollars to 800 dollars. The rate depends on the particular system that you purchase, as well as any deal you might work out with the seller. That brings us to the cost of the home theater itself, which can consist of a complete audio visual system or merely a set of high quality speakers.

Regardless of the equipment being installed, the most time consuming part of any home theater project is the installation of the speakers. Since some home theater or home audio designs will require wires to be passed through the walls, speaker installation can take several hours. However, if the set up is in one room, typical DIY speaker projects can take less than two hours of your time; and you will be saving a few bucks, as well.

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