Home Improvement Resolutions For The New Year

Once again, it’s that time of year to start thinking about resolutions for the New Year. As a homeowner you may want to consider a resolution to improve the value of your home. Many homeowners, especially new homeowners, forget that there is also time, money, and physical effort needed to maintain and increase the value of a home. Yearly resolutions that include the maintenance and improvement of your home will not only make it look nicer and more usable, but also increase the value. Home improvements also include maintenance to prevent more expensive repairs. Home maintenance performed regularly prevents things from breaking, thereby reducing expenses in the future. The easiest way not to have a problem in the future is to regularly maintain it.

• Home Improvement Resolution List – Each year discussing what needs to be done to your house with your spouse is a great way to prepare financially for what projects need to be completed. This is a great way to find out how much work is ahead of you and what the cost will be.

• After The Holiday Clean-Up – Taking down the Christmas decorations is the perfect time to

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Take Preventive Steps To Save Costs Later On

Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are over, my guess is we can sit back and see what surprises may pop up.

I am not talking about your credit card statement, although I am sure many people would like to forget about that one.

What I am thinking about is your biggest investment: Your home. Hopefully, Murphy’s Law does not rear its ugly head.

Let’s consider some things you may have not anticipated, but which could go wrong. These could add to your “unbudgeted account.” In other words, things not considered when you put your annual budget together.

Here are a few items I can think of, as well as a general estimate for repairs:

Roof failure: Leaks caused by frost and ice. Repair: $1,000.

Window glass failure, Window glass replacement: $300 per window.

Perimeter drainage, plugged by roots and debris: $500 to $12,000.

Floor and basement sumps: Catch basins plugged, causing flooding: $500 to $1,000, plus insurance deductible.

Cracked concrete (frost heave). Need to repair hazardous walk areas: $1,000 to $3,000.

Chimneys, being used for the first time in a long time. Chimney flue could

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Add Glam To Your Bathroom Install Elegant Bathroom Cabinets

Gone are the days when you usually associate bathroom cabinets to ordinary and minor add-ons to our home improvement activities. Bathroom cabinets are no longer seen as a ubiquitous medicine locker or bathroom fixture that you must have to store items that you have inside your bathroom.

Today, when you talk about bathroom cabinets you also focus on their impact on the overall design as these are considered as essential elements in any home upgrade project. Savvy DIY enthusiasts and home improvement specialists will usually look at elegance and aesthetic appeal whenever bathroom cabinets are tackled in their home improvement jobs. Thus, it is not surprising when elegant and intricately designed wooden cabinets are included as main elements in the bathroom upgrade.

It is now important that you decide on the appropriate bathroom cabinet for your home on the basis of its functionality, overall appeal and consistency with your home interior design. Bathroom cabinets are not just ordinary boxes which you install inside your bathroom. You must look at these fixtures primarily as bathroom vanity that may be outfitted with elegant glass doors to add glam to the overall look of your bathroom. Although, this glass doors may

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A Glass Canopy Will Enhance Your Home

Glass canopies are the perfect way to add style and functionality to the exterior of any building. By definition a glass canopy is an overhead glazing product which offers protection from the harmful sun rays or from the cold rain drops. They are an upgrade from the sun canopies made out of fabric. Without completely blocking out the outside world, they offer shade and heat reduction so they make a great investment for your home or office.

Usually placed outside entrance doors or windows a glass canopy has the following purposes:
1. Protects people entering the building,
2. Allows natural sun light to enter the front area of the building,
3. Protects the entrance doors from the effects of bad weather,
4. Offers a modern appearance to your home or office building.

With the addition of a glass canopy your front entrance, porch or patio instantly becomes a great modern place for you to relax and enjoy the view outside your house without having to think about the weather. Whatever comes – rain or sunshine the canopy will protect you from it.

Even though it seems that clear glass is the most popular choice, glass

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