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10 Radical Ideas for Remodeling Your Kitchen

Are you getting ready to remodel your old kitchen into the one you’ve always wanted? Then why not go all the way with some radical ideas from Intelligent Design? We work with homeowners every day and have seen amazing transformations take place in kitchens across Minnesota. If you’re having trouble coming up with a concept for your kitchen, below are ten ideas to help spark your creativity.

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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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5 Traits to Look for in a Roofing Contractor

Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home: It shelters you from the wind, rain and snow while holding in heat and protecting you from the sun. If your roof needs repairs to continue protecting your home from the elements, you definitely want to make sure you hire the right person for the job.

But if you don't know anything about roofing, how can you tell? 

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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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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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Summer Renovations and Why You Need Them

Summertime tends to provide reasons for renovations and home repair. Whether it's because of damage caused by thunderstorms and hail, making renovations you've always wanted, or if it's simply to fix up an older home for the sales season, contractors remain busy during the summer weather. Most reputable contractors will make it a priority to provide emergency services on the home you live in before providing luxury services. Better yet, a great contractor will be running multiple work crews and be able to care for your needs quickly and efficiently.

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How to Reduce Your Remodeling Timetable

When you are in the process of getting your home remodeled, everything can seem like it takes too long. From mapping the design of your new addition to determining the best roofing material, everything seems to be an obstacle to the end goal—your new renovation. At Intelligent Design Corp, we understand your desire to get the renovation moving along, which is why we put together some tips you can take to make the process move swiftly.

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Damage Repair for Your Home

As much time and effort as you put into taking care of your home as a comfortable space for your family on a daily basis and to maintain a welcoming invitation for friends and guests, there are occasions in which situations outside of your control can cause damage which has to be repaired. Whether the damage your home suffers is minor or entails major renovations as repairs, an experienced contractor can guide you through the process of home repair with the minimum of worries until your house is like new again.

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Bringing New Life to Your Home

Every home ages over time and requires the assistance of a professional contractor to renew and invigorate the house as if it were a new building. Renovations and remodeling are likely ongoing projects as you customize an older home with modern innovations. Although the interior is the area you see ad use every day, the exterior is the curb appeal which brings value to the home and provides a welcome to guests as they arrive.

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Remodeling versus Restoration: What's the Difference?

If you’ve ever considered the charm which comes with the possibility of owning an older home, you’ve heard other owners and professionals alike refer to renovations and restorations. The layman typically confuses the words, as they generally involve similar processes while technically detailing different approaches to a job which appears the same until the reasons for the project are explored. Remodeling projects, restoration jobs, and home renovations each apply to industry jargon as the terms are defined by contract specialists as they determine how to approach an upcoming building proposal.

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