Some home improvement projects pay off more than others when it comes time to sell. For homeowners considering putting their houses on the market in the next year or so, here are several jobs to tackle — and some budget alternatives — that can help attract buyers and boost your home’s value without overspending. Read more
It’s essential to keep the electrical system within your home safe and functional. Still, when something goes wrong, you want to work with an expert for a safe and effective solution. However, with so many electricians to choose from, it can be hard to work out how to choose the right electrical contractor for your job. Here we look at some of the factors you should consider when selecting an electrical contractor. Read more
If you are looking for an easy way to increase living space in your home without adding a room on, you may want to consider converting your attic. While you won’t have to deal with major zoning restrictions, there are still some building codes as well as some others concerns that you may have to deal. Read more
\Sunrooms are often unheated rooms primarily made up of windows and designed to let you enjoy the weather without having to be out in it. It can be a great place to keep your outdoor plants safe during extreme weather conditions. They are simple to install because they do not require any additional heating or cooling routing, though you might need an electrician to run wires to power any lights or ceiling fans you choose to install. An unheated sunroom can cost around $15,000, though the price goes up depending on the materials you use. Wood framed sunrooms are less expensive than aluminum ones—those can run upwards of $22,000.
A four-season room is similar to a sunroom but is hooked into the home’s heating and cooling systems. This requires an additional contractor to set up the room’s HVAC. Collectively, these rooms tend to run around $20,000, making them slightly cheaper than a high-end sunroom.
With summer finally upon us, many homeowners are taking advantage of the warmer weather to make improvements around their homes. With so many potential projects to tackle, however, it can be difficult at times to know which ones are the right ones to go ahead and schedule, and which ones are best left until later. No matter what kind of home improvement project you are in the market for, you want to be sure that the finished project is something that is going to both improve the function of your home, and add to its value at the same time. Some projects, however, don’t quite bring the same level of value to your home that others do, so how are you to know which home improvement project is the one to tackle for your home this summer? In an effort to help you with that decision, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list highlighting several of the more value-rich remodeling projects that you can undertake this summer, that just might help you give your home that additional function and boost in value that you’ve been searching for. Read more
The heat is on! Summer’s rising temperatures often coincide with an increase of water usage, both indoors and outdoors. It’s estimated that a family’s water usage can increase by 25%-50% during the warmest months of the year. We are always looking for ways to save some money, so these helpful tips will give your plumbing and water bill a little break: Read more
Spring is the time for planting fresh bulbs, clearing out unused household items from storage and being outside to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Now that spring has arrived, many local Syracuse homeowners believe that the worst plumbing issues — often associated with freezing temperatures and harsh conditions during the winter months — have safely passed. While many of the most severe plumbing problems do occur during the winter, with the spring thaw there are several plumbing maintenance tasks homeowners should perform to ensure the quality and functionality of their plumbing. Read more
Once the forgotten space of every house, the kingdom of the water heater, and the furnace, basements are coming alive as a useful, even luxurious part of your home. New materials and modern design mean that the bottom of the stairs can lead to much more than a laundry room and a few storage bins. Read more
If you are looking for an “electrician near me,” you may be wondering the best way to go about doing so. The electrician that you hire is an important decision given how critical electricity is to any home or business. Knowing that faulty electrical work can lead to a fire, it is even more critical to hire an expert. Finding the right one can prove to be challenging. Read more