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Remodeling

How to Choose the Perfect Deck for Your Home

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to add a new deck. The weather is perfect, and everyone is looking forward to a great bar-b-que. If you are in the market for a new deck, then there are a few things you should consider when it comes to getting the perfect deck for your household.

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Remodeling? Consider Installing Smart Gadgets

If you are considering remodeling your home, then you may be looking for tips and tricks that’ll make your remodel a success. You may also be focusing your efforts on either your bathroom or kitchen to ensure you maximize your home’s value. Another approach you can take is to install smart gadgets. By doing this, you will make your home more comfortable, and you may be able to reduce the cost of your utilities.

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Why Winter Is the Perfect Time of Year for New Doors and Windows

During the winter months, the last thing that may be on a homeowners’ mind is installing new doors and windows; however, this is the best time of year to do so. Beyond having a fresh, new look for spring, our team at Intelligent Design Corp has found a host of benefits to installing new doors and replacement windows in the winter, including the following:

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Reasons to Upgrade a Deck

It would be impossible to list every reason anyone has ever wanted to upgrade their deck, but there are a few common ones. The bottom line is, like any other home renovation, the process is designed to make your life better. To that end, it's always a good idea to discuss honestly with your contractor what you want to achieve with the renovations. Whether you want to incorporate a design feature that reminds you Grandmother's old deck, or a cosmetic aspect you like about a friend's deck, or simply want more space, your contractor has likely worked with similar reasons in the past and will know how to incorporate your vision with building codes and safety features to design and build a beautiful deck for you and your family.

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Should You Replace Siding and Roofing at the Same Time?

If you've ever owned an older home, you've probably had to replace either the roof or the siding, if not both. The general thought process to the layman is to keep the repairs as cheap as possible while achieving the desired results, and for many people that's what has to be done. However, if exterior repairs are required, it's usually a good idea to at least consider the idea of replacing the roof and siding at the same time.

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Remodeling and Restoration Definitions and Differences

If you've ever had the misfortune of needing restoration work or the excitement of having home renovations conducted, you may have wondered exactly what is the difference between the two. The same contractor generally can do either as the jobs seem similar and require the same talents and tools, but they're generally referred to using different terminology. There are, however, some nuances between types of contract work.

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Options to Improve Your Current Deck

If your house has a small, basic deck which came with the house, and especially if you like to spend time outdoors, you've probably considered ways to improve the deck whether adding on with an expansion or possibly building a new deck if you live in an older home. You may want more space, or you may want want a portion of the deck customized for a specific function. Regardless of the size of the deck, there are always options available to make it more suitable for your needs.

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Can You Remodel During a Restoration?

You may be surprised how often it comes up that a homeowner is planning a remodeling job when fire, water, or storm damage occurs to the house. It seems logical to think while the damage is being repaired might be the perfect time to conduct the remodel upgrades you've been planning. As to conducting the work on the ground, it makes perfect sense to do all the work at once. However there is a process involved which sometimes makes it more difficult than to simply have everything done immediately but the damage has to be repaired ASAP.

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Decks for Comfort, Beauty, and Value

Decks add value to your home because they add comfort for your family while you live there and provide the same added comfort to the next family should you ever decide to sell. Further, the deck is essentially an additional room on your house when the weather allows you to spend time outdoors. Whether you enjoy privately sunbathing with a book or entertaining guests, the deck provides the space you need to fully enjoy your house as a home.

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Deck Styles and Designs to Suit Your Home and Lifestyle

Decks have become a part of nearly every modern house because they add an extra living space, essentially another room, when the weather permits being outside to enjoy the fresh air. People with outgoing personalities tend to have friends who visit regularly and use their decks for entertaining. Family oriented people like to use a deck for grilling in order to make cooking dinner a family event, and more introverted types like to quietly read or take a nap in the peaceful comfort of the outside fresh air. Any deck is suitable for each of those purposes, or a deck can be customized to suit your specific needs.

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