How to get the best bang for your remodeling buck By Erik J. Martin When you put money into the stock market, it’s inevitable that some of your chosen stocks and funds are going to outperform others you picked. And it’s practically impossible to predict ahead of time […]
It’s difficult to argue with the logic of universal design. If a home can be designed to be safer, ergonomically superior, easier in which to maneuver, more intuitive and, in general, equally efficient for a healthy 10-year-old, a fully capable 35-year-old, a 55-year-old with arthritis, a blind 75-year-old or a mobility-challenged 100-year-old, why not do so?
It’s a common quandary, especially in older homes: One or more rooms lacks ample artificial illumination due to an absence of overhead light fixtures. Making matters worse, that same room may be short on outlets, requiring you to use extension cords or power strips to accommodate your only mode of lighting, table and floor lamps.
With homes selling for top dollar in many markets lately, some sellers may question the decision to spiff up their abodes above and beyond “as is” condition. Truth is, however, that homes boasting the in-demand features and frills that buyers crave will likely sell sooner and net a bigger profit.
Open floorplans are high on many homeowner’s wish lists. When you remove walls, however, you also get a sweeping view of the space – as well as a clear shot of the dirty dishes.
When it comes time to get ready for spring, make sure your exterior home maintenance checks out.
Gray does not have to be cold, industrial or gloomy. It can be sophisticated in just about any room of the house.
Why remodeling remains hot
Don’t waste these valuable storage spaces that are sprinkled throughout your home.
Garage organizing systems offer homeowners the option to store in style and park, too.