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Tap into an extensive repertory of interesting articles about renovation and construction. Should you DIY or outsource to a professional? How to go about a specific project? Should you renovate before selling? Access a wealth of expert-contributed posts on an exhaustive variety of topics, organized by convenient categories, so you can find spot-on information.

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Permit
The Importance of Renovation Permits

The internet is ripe with advice on do it yourself home improvement projects. These projects are not only fulfilling, but they also can help you to save a considerable amount of money when looking to improve upon any part of your home. Before starting on any new project though, it is important to remember that some of these projects will require you to obtain a renovation permit, even if you are doing the work yourself.

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Plumber
Choosing the Right Plumber

As with any service professional, choosing the right plumber can be a difficult task. Plumbing work is never cheap, and when you need a plumber, you often find yourself in a negative mood. Still, when the pipes are clogged, the toilet overflows, and the shower just won't work, you need someone to turn to.

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Electrician
Choosing the Right Electrician

The best choice for a homeowner is to have an electrician in mind before ever actually needing one. In the real world, this is not usually the case though, so when yourself in need of an electrician don't be too rash in your choice. By remembering to consider a few important variables, you can greatly affect the quality of your electrical work and save money and time in the long run.

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Home Addition
More Tips on Second Story Additions

You may have some idea of what advantages exist in this type of renovation. On the other hand, you realize that building up is not always an option, and that sometimes it is simply not the best option. With this in mind, here are some other tips to consider before looking at a major home addition.

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Off Grid Eco-Sign
7 More Tips for Living off the Grid in Canada

Getting off the energy grid is simply not enough for some people though, and to truly 'get off the grid' there are other steps you can take. For those looking to move beyond just escaping the energy grid and integrating a fully independent lifestyle, here are seven more tips to help you get started.

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Realtor Showing a Home
Truth and Fiction about Selling your Home

Selling a house can be a long and arduous process, sometimes taking years for the house to sell. There are many steps you must take in order to ensure that your house sells in the quickest way and you get the most for your money. The last thing any home owner wants to do is continually have to lower their asking price because they do not follow simple rules to expedite the sales process. Here are some truths and fictions about the selling process and how you can best maximize your home sale value and move out as quickly as possible.

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Solid Vs. Engineered Hardwood
Solid Vs. Engineered Hardwood

The goal of this article is to inform readers on the important differences that exist between solid hardwood and engineered hardwood. It is clear that some readers already understand the important differences that exist, but to best convey the information, it has been broken down into three parts. First, consider solid hardwood, second, consider engineered, and finally, compare the two side by side.

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Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood vs. Laminate Flooring

When looking to get new flooring installed in the home, there is sometimes a struggle in deciding what is the best way to go. When trying to decide between hardwood and laminate flooring, here are some thoughts that might help you make the tough choice.

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Dangerous Electrical Work
Electrical Work — Why an Expert is Helpful

Electricity is dangerous, and improperly regulated electrical currents can cause more than just high electric bills or shocks upon installation; they can cause fires or series shorts in the house. Having a professional to consult with on any electrical project is not only helpful, it's necessary.

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DIY Bathroom
DIY Bathroom Renovations

Today, tax credits may not be available, so anything that is being added will need to come out of your own pocket. Those that are looking to do the work themselves are typically not looking to completely redo the room. Most of the time, the reason behind a bathroom renovation is a change in theme. With that in mind, what are some options that you can take?

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