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Top 2017 Cost VS Value Report project for the Pacific Region: Engineered Stone Veneer

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Homeowner Tips / Houzz / Real Estate

Including stone on your home’s exterior adds texture and interest to your house. And with today’s engineered stone veneer options, the installation is not as expensive or invasive as it used to be. In fact, this particular task placed in the top 3 projects listed in the Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region, with 106.7% of the project cost recouped! Houzz Contributor, Bud Dietrich, authored a Story about the potential stone has for improving […]

Top 2017 Cost VS Value Report project for the Pacific Region: Upscale Garage Doors

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Homeowner Tips / Houzz / Real Estate

Adding upscale garage doors to your home can definitely give your home an instant facelift, increasing its curb appeal immensely. In fact, upscale garage doors are the second highest project in the Cost VS Value Report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for adding garage doors tops out at 110.8% recouped! Houzz Contributor, Laura Gaskill, compiled this helpful Story with the need-to-know facts about replacing your garage doors. Weather should not be too […]

Top 2017 Cost VS Value Report project for the Pacific Region: Attic Insulation

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Attic insulation topped the 2017 Cost VS Value report for the Pacific Region. The return on investment for this project is 122.8% of the price recouped! Houzz Contributor, Mariana Pickering, put together an informative Story covering insulation basics. She discusses how heat moves through a home, what materials can best help retain heat within our homes, and ways to make sure your insulation is being effective. Also covered is the R-value of thermal insulation, what […]

2017 Cost VS Value Report

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Homeowner Tips / Real Estate

The 2017 Cost VS Value Report compiled by Remodeling Magazine is celebrating a milestone anniversary, with its 30th year of publication! The Cost VS Value report is so popular because it not only shows detailed analysis of best projects for the return on your investment when you sell your home, but the report is also broken down by region. Within this year’s report there were 3 noteworthy take-aways:  Exterior “curb appeal” improvements generally pack a bigger […]

13 Tips to Jump-Start the New Year!

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Homeowner Tips / Real Estate

So, it’s January (almost February). What now? It’s the beginning of a fresh and exciting year, but we all want to start off productive right? A new year for new goals to make and accomplishments to achieve. The big question is: where do you start? Well, the answer is vast. We are all so different, with different goals, quirks, and ideas of where we want to be a year from now, going into 2017. So, […]

Tackle Wine & Coffee Spills On Your Holiday Tablecloth With Products In Your Pantry

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Green / Homeowner Tips

When attending parties and family gatherings in holiday attire, there’s a decent chance of splashing a bit of wine or coffee on your clothes, or a tablecloth, as we mingle. It seems like whenever my family gets together, there is at least one major spill per event! Don’t worry if a spill does occur. There are products in your pantry to treat these tough stains. And even better, you can tackle them after the party! […]

Make Your Home Safe for the Holidays

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Originally appeared in Windermere Blog, author Tara Sharp With all the cheer and celebration at this time of year, it’s hard to believe anything bad could happen. However, statistics show there’s a significant increase in home-related accidents, fires, and burglaries around the holidays. To protect your family, friends and property, heed these six suggestions: Keep walkways, driveways and decks free of slippery ice or moss. Have your fireplace professionally cleaned, and only use one artificial […]

Winterizing Your Home

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Homeowner Tips / HouseLogic

Originally posted on Windermere Mercer Island’s website. 1. Not Buying a $2 Protector for Your Outdoor Faucet What It’ll Cost You: Up to $15,000 and a whole lot of grief It’s amazing what a little frozen water can do damage-wise. An inch of water in your basement can cost up to $15,000 to pump out and dry out. And, yet, it’s so easy to prevent, especially with outdoor faucets, which are the most susceptible to […]

Seattle Region: Stormy Weather Is In Our Forecast

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We’re in for some interesting weather the next few days around the Seattle Region, but it may not be as stormy as originally reported. At 11 am local weather guru Cliff Mass shared an updated forecast based on the infrared satellite images released earlier this morning. Click here to check out his storm update blog post for all the details. KOMONews also updated their discussion regarding the projected windy weather that may hit our region. Click […]

2016 Home Trends

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Homeowner Tips / Real Estate

Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of materials, designs, layouts, and construction methods for single- and multifamily dwellings. These 12 trends reflect ways to cope with environmental challenges, incorporate new building materials and methods, and alter the looks and functionality of our homes. Hear top designers and architects explain […]