Home Improvement Blogs – Edmonton

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How to Choose Window Treatments For Your HomeChoosing window treatments is a periodic need for homeowners. When they buy the home, it is common to choose window coverings for style and privacy. Styles and preferences change over time, so people may decide to update window treatments at that time. Although designs tend to coordinate with trends, many window coverings offer a timeless look that can last for decades. People have the ability to tailor their selections on function, room, style, and the needs of their household. By keeping these factors in mind, homeowners will understand what types of window treatments are available and how to choose the ideal ones for each space. Read on to learn all about the functions and styles of window treatments and get a few ideas of where to start.

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Construction of Home Additions: What Owners Must Know FirstConstructing a Central Edmonton home addition is an ideal way to increase the square footage of an existing home for more storage or livable space. Home additions approached wisely can also increase property values, but failure to think things through from start to finish could result in a costly mess. Check out these tips for a streamlined project.

Hire Professional Contractors for Home Additions

Even homeowners who are master carpenters themselves should consider getting the assistance of designers, architects and professional contractors on board right away. There are just too many aspects of such projects for a complete DIY such as permitting, utility access, and ensuring the primary structure is suited for a home addition. Save time, money

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Bathroom Improvements That Increase Your Home's Property ValueHome buyers are attracted to modern bathrooms with all the amenities. If you're a Stony Plain homeowner who would like to sell your home soon, performing these standard upgrades can help. These high ROI bathroom improvements make your bathroom more attractive, more functional and overall more desirable to buyers.

Age In Place Features

Age in place features make it easier for homeowners to stay in their home into their old age. There are many qualities that make bathrooms safer for seniors, including:

  • Non-slip floors prevent seniors from falling even when the floors in the bathroom get wet.
  • Curbless showers are easy to get into and out of without slipping.
  • Extra lighting makes it easier to use the bathroom without slipping.

Most

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How to Maximize the Returns on Your Kitchen RenovationThe kitchen and bathroom are the notorious rooms to improve for those who want to increase the resale value of their Spruce Grove home. But this general advice doesn't really answer just how much the homeowner will get back from every dollar spent on renovations. Homeowners who want to crunch the numbers before jumping into a project (or two) should consider how renovations affect their return on investment (ROI).

The Basics

Buyers don't need need to be told when to buy more eggs, and partially because the price range of a home is determined by more than their kitchen upgrades. It's why Canadian homebuyers are encouraged to start with small, affordable renovations that will warrant the investment. The exception to this rule would be homeowners in

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Tools You Should Own to Take Care of Your New HomeAre you buying a Fort Saskatchewan home sometime in the next few months? If so, then you'll need some good tools on hand. If you've been a renter up to this point, you probably have a few random screw drivers, but landlords have likely been doing home maintenance for you. Now is the time for you to buy some tools that will help you take care of your yard and assist you through the move-in process.

Power Drill

Power drills are useful for putting shelves up on walls, installing curtain rods and hanging heavy items like big mirrors. Power drills are relatively inexpensive and can shave half an hour or more off a task, depending on what that task is. Homeowners who want to assemble structures like a back yard deck or a swing set for children may also

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3 Home Renovations That Will Negatively Impact the Sale of Your HomeHome improvement is one of the best ways to increase the value of a home. High-ROI home improvements like kitchen updates and energy-efficient upgrades are an asset to St. Albert homeowners, but not every home renovation will increase a home's value. In fact, several can even cause homeowners to lose money. Here are a few bad home renovations that can tank the value of your home.

Constructing a Swimming Pool

Though pools are thought of as idyllic places to relax, cool off, and gather with friends, homeowners looking to increase their home's value with a renovation should look elsewhere. Although swimming pools are fun, they require a lot of cleaning and can be an insurance nightmare to deal with. Because of this, many prospective buyers are

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How and When to Winterize a HomeWinterizing a Leduc home can save homeowners on their utility bills and ensure the home is comfortable and secure no matter how cold it gets outside. The best part about this common autumn task is it's probably not as difficult as it may first seem. All it really requires is an observant eye and a few tools. Here are four tips that will ready any property for the plunge in temperatures.

Target the Doors and Windows

There are two key ways to take care of the openings to the home:

  • Caulking: The foundation is constantly shifting in a home, and the changes can cause gaps in the windows. Caulking should be done every few years to ensure all holes are patched.
  • Weatherstripping: This low-cost winterizing solution can be used around the doors.
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Which Type of Siding is Best? How to ChooseWhat kind of siding is best? This is one of the things that Fort Saskatchewan homeowners ask themselves when they're building a home or installing new siding on their existing home. There are many different siding options and they're not all created equal. Understanding the advantages of each type of siding can help you decide which type is right for you.

Brick or Stone

Brick and stone veneer siding look just like traditional brick. Homeowners like brick and stone veneer because it lasts for generations and requires little maintenance. These siding materials do not need to be sealed or painted. Only the occasional cleaning is necessary to keep them in good condition.

When having brick or stone veneer installed on a home, it's important to work

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What You Need to Know About Roofing MaterialsMost homeowners go through the experience of reroofing their home at least once. While many people will choose to install the same type of material that was on their home previously, some choose to switch. Knowing the difference between these types of materials can help you decide for yourself what kind of roofing to install. Here's what you need to know.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt is one of the most common types of roofing materials used in Canada. Asphalt shingles are preferred by many homeowners because they're easy to install and repair, a great DIY project, relatively affordable, and they come in a variety of colors.

Asphalt shingles perform well in nearly all types of weather. And, because they're so ubiquitous, most homeowners feel

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Insulation Information for New HomeownersInsulation is important for maintaining a consistent and comfortable temperature in the home. If your home isn't properly insulated, you could spend hundreds of extra dollars heating your home in winter, or cooling your home in summer.

Older homes often lack proper insulation. Knowing the signs of poor insulation and improving your home's insulation can help you take care of your home. When the time comes to sell your home, a well-insulated property may sell faster than a poorly insulated one. Here's what you need to know.

Signs Your Home Lacks Insulation

It's not difficult to identify a home that has poor insulation. Here's what to should watch out for:

  • Uneven temperature from one room to another.
  • Pipes freeze in winter.
  • Ice dams
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