Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Upgrade Your Home with Natural Sunlight from Bay Windows

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

When considering an upgrade to your home, bay windows are an option for your home that can increase the feel of space, increase the natural lighting in your home and provide an attractive outside appearance. Increasing your home's lighting through better windows is one of the most essential ways to upgrade your home without large amounts of capital. 


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Tags: Bay Window, Windows

Three Reasons Bathtub Replacement is Better than Bathtub Refinishing

Posted on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Remodeling your bathroom is a great way to increase your satisfaction and enjoyment of the space. It's also an excellent means of improving your home's resale value. However, these benefits don't come cheap. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the average bathroom remodel in the U.S. is around $16,000. In order to cut down costs, some homeowners are opting to pay for bathtub refinishing rather than replacing the tub. While that may seem like a good idea, the fact is, there are three compelling reasons to bathtub replacement is better than bathtub refinishing.

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Tags: Bathtub Refinishing, Bathtub Replacement

Five Ways Bay Windows Add Value to Your House

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2015

They’re everywhere, much like carriage lights, on houses you pass on the way to work. They give a house something different than the usual, ho-hum two dimensional look to which we are accustomed. They are decorated prettily in spring and at Christmas, giving the house a much more festive and inviting aura. When night falls, you can see the family through the bay windows on your way home from work. Even night-time is enhanced by these special windows, although more from the outside than inside. Joyce Factory Direct has found five ways bays add value to your house, and aura is only one of them.

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Shower Stalls Options: Bringing Comfort and Marketability to Your Home

Posted on Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Thinking about shower stall options in your bathroom has possibly been a dream of yours for a while, especially if you've never been happy with the way your current shower looks or operates. Many aging homes have the problem of basically combining a bathtub with a shower, which makes cleaning more of a chore. In older homes, you may not even have a shower and only an outdated bathtub constantly needing maintenance. It may even be at the point now where your bathtub is so old, you can't use it and have no choice but to upgrade.

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Tags: Walk In Shower, tub to shower conversion, shower stalls

How To Choose Replacement Windows in the Cleveland Area

Posted on Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Replacement windows are one of the most common home improvement projects Cleveland home owners undergo. Old, outdated windows decline in efficiency, raise energy costs in the winter as well as the summer, reduce the curb appeal of your home, and also allow uncomfortable drafts to enter in the harsh Cleveland winters. If all of this isn’t reason enough to purchase replacement windows, outdated windows are also hard to clean and upkeep, difficult to open, shut, lock, and/or allow for dust and bugs to enter the home.

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Tags: Replacement Windows, Cleveland Replacement Windows, Window Manufacturer

How Much Does a Sunroom Cost? [Part 2]

Posted on Tue, Jul 07, 2015

The question “How Much Does a Sunroom Cost” is a difficult one to answer because it is dependent on so many factors and variables. In Part 1 we discussed size, foundation as well as location and attachment. But these are far from the only determining factors when trying to sort out how much a sunroom will cost.


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Tags: Sunroom Cost, Sunroom, How Much Does a Sunroom Cost

How Much Does a Sunroom Cost? [part 1]

Posted on Mon, Jul 06, 2015

When contemplating the idea of adding a sunroom onto their home, homeowners are left wondering “How Much Does a Sunroom Cost?” Unfortunately this is not an easy question to answer. A sunroom can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. Where the cost will fall for any particular homeowner is dependent on a number of factors and variables.

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Tags: Sunroom Cost, Sunroom, How Much Does a Sunroom Cost

A Look at Some of the Benefits of Bay Windows

Posted on Thu, Jul 02, 2015

When planning for new windows, many homeowners fail to consider adding bay windows because they are unaware of the numerous benefits they provide. If you’re considering new windows, here are a few benefits of bay windows that could make them an excellent choice for you.


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Tags: Bay Window, Replacement Windows

The Benefits of a Walk in Bathtub and Shower

Posted on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

For those who suffer from mobility issues, getting in and out of a shower/bathtub combo can be tricky and even dangerous. Falls resulting from getting in and out of the bathtub bring individuals to the emergency room on a regular basis; this being a common problem among the elderly. This can make installing a walk-in bathtub and shower extremely beneficial for these individuals as it can help to improve their daily safety. However, even for those without mobility issues, but who are middle-aged and are considering remodeling their bathroom, a walk-in bathtub can make a great investment in your future comfort and safety. Whether or not you have previously considered having a walk-in shower/bathtub installed in your home, here are just a few of the reasons to consider doing so.


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Tags: Walk In Shower, Walk In Bathtub

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Energy Efficient Windows

Posted on Wed, Jun 24, 2015

While you can sometimes improve the performance of existing windows, if your windows are older or damage it might be a better investment to install new, energy efficient replacement windows. Not only do replacement windows improve the look of your home, they can yield up to a 78 percent return on your investment. And here's how:


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Tags: Replacement Windows, Energy Efficient Windows