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Tips for Making the Most of Your Home Theater and A/V System

Posted on November 21, 2019 by James Florence

Are you planning to install a home theater and/or high-end audio/video system? To make the most of your investment, consider these tips for designing, installing and using your system. Read more

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Posted in: Home Remodeling, Home Theater and Automation
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Lighten Up! How to Optimize Interior Lighting

Posted on November 05, 2019 by James Florence

Interior lighting design isn’t as simple as it might seem. It’s not just about maximizing visibility—it’s also about creating the right ambience, optimizing functionality and lowering energy costs. Whether you’re remodeling your home or you just want to make a few upgrades, a carefully considered design can help you make the most of your interior lighting. Here are a few tips: Read more

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Posted in: Electrical, Home Remodeling, Interior Design, Home Automation
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Avoiding Contractor Scams After a Disaster

Posted on October 30, 2019 by James Florence

Following a disaster such as an earthquake or a wildfire, people are anxious to get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible. For many, this includes cleaning up, repairing and rebuilding their homes. Unfortunately, there are many bad actors out there ready and willing to take advantage of overwhelmed disaster victims. Read more

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Posted in: Home Remodeling, Fire & Water Damage

Should Your Foundation Contractor be EPA Lead-Safe Certified?

Posted on June 20, 2019 by James Florence

If your home needs foundation work, you’ll obviously want to hire a contractor with plenty of experience and relevant industry certifications. However, one certification you may not have considered is EPA lead-safe certification. After all, that’s just for painters, right? The reality is that foundation contractors are just as beholden to the EPA’s rules on lead-safe protocol—a lesson Mark Corrallo of All Seasons Construction learned the hard way. Read more

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Posted in: Hardscaping, Home Remodeling, Consumer News

Diamond Certified Experts: Garage Remodeling and Improvements

Posted on June 11, 2019 by James Florence

When it comes to home remodeling, one area that often gets overlooked is the garage. Perhaps this is because many homeowners regard their garage as separate from the rest of their home or simply fail to see its potential as a functional space. The reality is that improvements to a garage can significantly impact the aesthetic, practical and financial value of the entire home. To learn more, we talked to four Diamond Certified Expert Contributors about garage remodeling and improvements. Read more

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Specialty Spotlight: Stairs Remodeling

Posted on March 21, 2019 by James Florence

A staircase is essentially a practical fixture, but as the home’s central architectural element, it also has the ability to tie things together aesthetically. Perhaps that’s why many homeowners choose to remodel their staircases in conjunction with other home renovation projects. In this article, we’ll take a glimpse into the niche trade of stairs remodeling. Read more

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Video: Taking Measurements for a Kitchen Remodel

Posted on January 17, 2019 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we published an article containing expert tips about kitchen remodeling and the process involved. To learn more about kitchen remodeling, watch this related video featuring Ric Plummer of Ric’s Kitchen and Bath Showroom.

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