Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Energy-Efficient Windows: The Benefits of Installing Vinyl Windows

Posted on Fri, May 22, 2015


Replacing your home’s windows can be one of the most beneficial upgrades you can have performed on your home. Whether your windows are old, hard to operate, drafty, or all of the above, homeowners often find having their windows replaced to be an extremely valuable investment. Not only will installing new, energy-efficient windows make your home a more comfortable place in which to live, but having new vinyl windows installed can also provide you with several financial benefits as well. Here are just a few of these benefits that energy-efficient windows can provide homeowners with.

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Tags: Vinyl Windows

5 Beautiful Bath Remodeling Ideas

Posted on Sun, May 17, 2015

When it comes to bath remodeling, where do you start? There are so many choices out there in hardware, light fixtures, flooring, bathtubs, showers, etc. It can be easier to hone in on a particular style you like and venture to make your decisions from there. This way, your bath remodeling choices are narrowed down into an easier quantity to deal with. Let’s look at 5 beautiful styles you can contemplate for your next bathroom remodel.

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Tags: Bathroom Remodel, bath remodeling

When you remodel your bathroom, consider a walk in shower

Posted on Fri, May 15, 2015

Walk in showers have come to epitomize the modern bathroom. On the practical side, they simply make taking a shower easy and pleasant. There is no need to climb into a clumsy bathtub. The flat slip-proof floor is very safe. Walk in showers are often recommended for people with balance problems or disabilities because of the simplicity of entry. The showers can be designed to allow for seats with appropriately placed controls and hoses.

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Tags: Bathroom Remodel, Walk In Shower

Vinyl Windows, Best Replacement Windows for Your Home

Posted on Thu, May 14, 2015

Most people take their windows for granted until they have to replace them. By far the most popular choice, nearly everyone goes with vinyl windows when buying replacement windows. For many people, vinyl windows are the best replacement windows for their homes, compared to wood, aluminum, and other materials such as fiberglass.

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Tags: Vinyl Windows, Replacement Windows

Patio Sliding Door All Fogged Up

Posted on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

What do you do with a large patio door that the sliding doors are all fogged up?  Over the years, the insides of the glass panes have become so cloudy that you can’t see through them!  It’s embarrassing to have your friend and family over.  Quite frankly, it looks like you didn’t clean your patio doors for years!

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Casement Window, Sliding patio doors, Window Grids

Vinyl Siding Ideas [Customer Project]

Posted on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

The transformation of your home’s curb appeal can be a daunting decision.  What color and style of siding best suits my home?  Should you change the color or just update the siding?  These homeowners had all those same questions and more.

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Tags: Vinyl Windows, Curb Appeal, Gutters, Vinyl Siding

Metal Sculpture Honors Habitat for Humanity

Posted on Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  They bring folks together to build homes, communities and lots of hope.  As part of this mission, and a great way to generate income to support the mission, Habitat for Humanity has a number of ReStore stores.  It’s where the public can go to purchase affordable home improvement items in addition to lighting, sinks, cabinets, windows, doors, appliances and flooring at a fraction of retail cost.

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Tags: Joyce Factory Direct, Windows

Build a Deck Off of the Back of Your Home (customer project)

Posted on Mon, Jan 13, 2014
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Tags: Decks, Outdoor Space, Cedar Decking

10 Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Posted on Thu, Jun 20, 2013

Summer is a great time to catch up on some home maintenance – in between going to the beach and have great cookouts that is.  The weather is more conducive to working with our hands, tools and water (for cleaning).  If you can make the time and put in the effort, maintaining your home can save you big money in the long run.  Catching issues early, through home inspections and maintenance, generally costs much less than discovering it when it needs professional attention or worse emergency repair.  To get you started, we have compiled 10 tips to help you on your way to maintaining your home this summer.

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Tags: Roofing, Home Maintenance, Decks, Gutters

Top 10 Questions for Choosing the Right Contractor

Posted on Tue, May 14, 2013

You have now narrowed down your selection of contractors and are ready to proceed with choosing one.  You work hard for your money, so choosing the right contractor for your project is important and will require some time and effort on your part.

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Tags: Contractor, Remodeling, Home Improvement