3 Elements To Create A Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

Posted on: December 7, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at AB Home Inspections! Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling. Whether you're hiring the project out or taking the DIY route, fashioning the bathroom of your dreams can enhance your home's value and add enjoyment to your daily routine. A Continue Reading ...

Remodeling To Age In Place? Make Changes Where It Matters Most

Posted on: November 30, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of  AB Home Inspections! American household demographics constantly change. With kids grown and moved out, many adults are considering remodeling to meet their future needs. This has inspired the idea of aging in place, meaning the desire to have a high quality of life in your home as you get older. In the United States, it's a desire shared by many. According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65 and older want to stay in their current home and community as Continue Reading ...

5 Tips For Financing Your Next Home Improvement Project

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at  AB Home Inspections! Whether it's transforming a fixer-upper into your dream home or just giving a makeover to your kitchen or bathroom, home improvement projects are on the minds of many new homeowners across the country. While many things about renovating your home are flexible, your budget might not be. In general, not a single floor board is laid, or a new countertop installed without money, which is why every home renovation project Continue Reading ...

Don’t Suffer High Energy Bills Any Longer

Posted on: November 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by AB Home Inspections! The annual energy cost for a typical single family home in the U.S. is more than $2,000, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you can think of a thousand things you'd rather spend your hard-earned money on than electricity and natural gas, the solution to saving on energy costs is easier than you think. While you might assume the numerous electronic gadgets you own drive your high utility bills, the real cost culprits are your furnace and Continue Reading ...

Build Boldly With These 4 Features Of Advanced Decking

Posted on: November 9, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at AB Home Inspections! If you're planning to create an outdoor living space, advanced decking enables you to show off your creativity. For years, complex deck designs have been difficult to achieve with traditional lumber. But, with advances in today's decking materials, you have the flexibility to create virtually any design to reflect your style. The possibilities of creating a bold deck design are only limited by your imagination. For example, did you love hopscotch while Continue Reading ...

6 Sure-Fire Tips That Save Time And Labor On Yard Work And Gardening

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - It's summertime, and you'll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you're wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your favorite summer activities. 1. Get organized Nothing wastes time like having to search around for misplaced Continue Reading ...

Be Prepared For The 2018 Storm Season

Posted on: October 26, 2018 by in Blog
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Helpful information from your friends at AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - For millions of Americans, the devastation of the 2017 storm season is still fresh in their minds. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the cumulative cost of the weather events in the U.S. was $306.2 billion. Whether you were directly affected by one of those storm systems, or saw images of flooded neighborhoods, there's probably one question that you're now asking yourself. What can I do Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps

Posted on: October 19, 2018 by in Blog
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Paint Like A Pro In 5 Easy Steps Brought to you by AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own. "Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation," said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. Continue Reading ...

Top Tips To Help First-Timers Navigate The Fast-Paced Housing Market

Posted on: October 12, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season. In city after city, home prices are on the rise, up 2.3 percent on average between April 2017 and 2018, according to the RE/MAX April 2018 National Housing Report. And there are fewer houses on the market to choose from, with total housing inventory down by 11.3 percent. Based on home sales in April 2018, the national supply of Continue Reading ...

Easy And Breezy: 6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

Posted on: October 5, 2018 by in Blog
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6 Tips For Controlling Summer Cooling Costs The Article Courtesy of AB Home Inspections! (BPT) - As Americans gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, they're also concerned with how to keep themselves and their homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, they're also concerned with controlling costs. The average homeowner spends nearly half of their yearly utility bills - an average of $900 - on heating and cooling, according to the Continue Reading ...