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Universal Design: 12 Tips for Creating a Safe, Comfortable Home for a Lifetime

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jun 15, 2010

Over the course of time, we experience many changes in our lifestyles and our homes must evolve to adapt to these changes. If you're a parent of young children worried about home safety, a family caregiver attending to the needs of elderly parents, or a person with a disability, you'll want your home environment to accommodate your lifestyle.  

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Topics: National Association of Home Builders, Bathrooms, Designs, Storage, Home Remodeling, Renovating, Home Renovation, Appliances, Windows and Doors, Universal Design, Construction

Answers to 6 Common Homeowner Questions About EPA’s New Lead Paint Safety Rule

Posted by Brian Ciota on Wed, May 5, 2010

As you may have heard or read about in the news, starting April 22, 2010 all contractors performing renovation, repair or painting on pre-1978 homes must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. If you live in a house built before 1978, there's a good chance it contains lead paint.

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Topics: Certifications, Lead Paint Safety, Repair and Maintenance, Renovating, Home Renovation, Hiring a Contractor, Painting, HomeRepair by McClurg

Payback: Remodeling Projects That Add Value to Your Home

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 23, 2010

The majority of home owners view their home as their most important investment. We're always considering ways to improve our homes to accommodate our lifestyles. Popular remodeling projects include new kitchens with up-to-date appliances, luxurious bathrooms, home offices or media rooms. In Central New York, with our frequent cloudy days, many people add a sunroom to ease the drudgery of winter. Basement renovations add living space and improve a home's function. But which projects add value to a home investment when it comes time to sell?

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Topics: REMODELING Magazine, Basement Conversions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Media Rooms, Home Remodeling, Cost vs. Value, Renovating, Home Renovation, Estimates, Hiring a Contractor, Windows and Doors, Additions, Siding

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