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On a Budget? 5 tips to lower your costs when remodeling.

02-22-2011 07:37 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

A lot of prospective home remodeling customers are worried that they will not be able to afford their project. Here are 5 tips for helping work with your budget when it’s time for your remodel: -buying materials yourself. See exactly what you want at some discount store? Grab it! While your contractor most often can get better prices (due to larger purchase volume), sometimes you really see a deal that is unbeatable. Just make sure you check with your contractor to make sure the prod...

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Top Home Remodeling Trends for 2011

02-07-2011 11:48 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 13 comments »

As the new year is picking up steam, I thought it would be a good time to share my views on the futureā€¦ the future of home remodeling that is. Here are the top remodeling trends for 2011. This year has been challenging for homeowners and remodelers alike. The good news is that although progress is slow, remodelers across Lancaster County, PA say that things are looking up. Many homeowners are looking to 2011 with a renewed sense of optimism about remodeling their homes. Home prices have...

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Process #1: Process: Upholstery With Spruce Home

06-02-2010 04:52 PM by Etsy | 6 comments »

At the end of the quiet wooded street I grew up on, there once stood an upholsterer’s workshop called Brownie’s Upholstery. The workshop was a landmark for me well into my twenties. When I was likely no more than four, my father took me to Brownie’s to visit the cheerful and bearded man while he reupholstered a chair from our living room. Although I never knew exactly how it was done, I was always fascinated by the fact that this chair used to look a certain way one day, and...

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Halloween Challenge with Lee Valley #1: Announcement

10-13-2008 09:54 PM by mbulla | 5 comments »

Halloween Challenge: HomeRefurbers | LumberJocks | GardenTenders I can hear those hinges creaking for the first time in a long time and see cobwebs and ghosts haunting the doorway. Oh yes, the challenge is on! Decorate your front door for Halloween and enter the project in our first ever HomeRefurbers’ Halloween Challenge. Make it fun and inspire us with your creativity. PRIZES Lee Valley will provide 3 random winners with the following great prizes: $50 gift card ...

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First home refurbishing #2: What do do with the baseboards

07-14-2008 04:55 PM by Bill | 14 comments »

Ok, so I still have some painting to do on the master bedroom, as well as some touch ups elsewhere. But, my next challenge will be the baseboards. First, they will need to be replaced in several places. Then, they will all need repainted. I have two challenges with the baseboards. First, the original baseboard installations used a small piece of baseboard to cover the rounded wall corners. Instead of using the rounded corner pieces, they used a small piece of baseboard that makes the...

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